Monica Kerrigan, deputy director, family planning, plays a leadership role overseeing the strategy and investments in global and country programs to drive transformational changes in quality, access and performance. The strategy aims to empower women and girls in Sub Saharan Africa and Asia to access quality FP information, services and supplies to improve the health of mothers and infants and works closely with FP2020 partners at the global and country level.
Prior to joining the foundation in 2007, Monica served as the team leader, Maternal and Newborn Health for UNICEF in Indonesia and also served for more than a decade at USAID as a Senior Technical Advisor for FP/RH. Monica also worked at the Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Reproductive Health (Jhpiego) where she served as the Director of the Africa Office developing the capacity of countries to deliver high quality RMNH services.
Monica has a Masters of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from the Maternal and Child Health Department.