In January 2010 "Ms. Newman-Williams replaces Sheila Mitchell, a long-time FHI executive who has served as interim COO since last spring and will now step down to a planned part-time role as Senior Vice President.
"Ms. Newman-Williams was most recently Chief Operating Officer of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) and previously served for 28 years with UNICEF, leading far-reaching change management initiatives at both organizations. At CDF, these efforts involved strategic planning, recruiting a new leadership team, improving efficiency of advocacy and program delivery, developing a new information technology strategy, and revamping development.
"At UNICEF, Ms. Newman-Williams led initiatives in information technology, planning and budgeting, crisis management, and business continuity, and she also delivered an influenza pandemic preparedness plan. From 2004 to 2006, she was seconded to the Pan American Health Organization, where she developed its Roadmap for Organization Transformation. Ms. Newman-Williams also served as a UNICEF Country Representative, Communication Director, and Deputy Director of the Program Department. "
Resources and articles
- Family Health International Announces Appointment of Marjorie Newman-Williams as Chief Operating Officer, FHI, accessed November 16, 2010.