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Joanne Carter Biography

About Joanne Carter, RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund (REF) Executive Director

Joanne has served as Executive Director since 2008, working with key Administration and Congressional allies, partner organizations, and technical agencies orchestrating U.S. and international campaigns to tackle major diseases of poverty, increase access to education (including abolition of school fees), expand economic opportunity for the poorest, and reform World Bank and International Monetary Fund policies.

Under her leadership, RESULTS/REF has grown to include chapters and grassroots volunteers now found in every state in the US. In that time, RESULTS was instrumental in passing the Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development Act in 2017, the creation and expansion of the Child Survival and Health Programs Fund, expansion of global TB funding, and provisions that require U.S. representatives to the World Bank and IMF to oppose user fees for primary health and education. As founding Project Lead for ACTION, Joanne has helped build this global health advocacy partnership across ten countries on five continents and guide its efforts to help mobilize billions of dollars of financial resources to end diseases of poverty and ensure equitable access to health.

Among other boards of director roles, Joanne is Vice Chair of the Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board, a partnership of more than 1000 organizations around the world. Joanne is currently serving on the Oversight Group for development of the new Global Financing Facility for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health.

Joanne Carter joined RESULTS/REF as Legislative Director in 1992, was appointed Associate Executive Director in 2007. Prior to joining staff, Joanne served as a RESULTS volunteer Group Leader and then Regional Coordinator for four years in the New York City area.