Dr. Joanne Carter is the Executive Director of RESULTS, supporting a movement of passionate, committed everyday people who are using their voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty. Under her direction, RESULTS leads advocacy campaigns to create more equitable policies and drive billions of dollars of government investment toward the highest-impact solutions to poverty.
Joanne joined RESULTS as Legislative Director in 1992, was appointed Associate Executive Director in 2007, and became Executive Director in 2008. Under her leadership, RESULTS has grown to include chapters and grassroots volunteers in every state in the U.S., with advocacy partnerships around the world.
RESULTS has been instrumental in driving U.S. funding for tuberculosis – a global disease of poverty – from less than $1 million to over $350 million per year, in changing U.S. tax policy to support more than 15 million low-income families moving out of poverty, and in passing landmark legislation to support millions more children to access education in low-income countries, among other victories in the fight against poverty.
As a founding project leader for the global health advocacy partnership, ACTION (www.action.org), Joanne has helped build this partnership across more than a dozen countries on five continents, guiding its efforts to help mobilize billions of dollars of financial resources and change policy to ensure equitable access to health.
Joanne has also served in a range of board, governance, and advisory roles with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Micronutrient Initiative, Stop TB Partnership, the Global Campaign for Education-U.S., and the Global Financing Facility for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health.
Joanne holds a DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) degree from Cornell University and was a practicing veterinarian from 1987 to 1992. She has served as a VISTA volunteer and as a recruiter for the Peace Corps. Prior to joining RESULTS staff, Joanne served as a RESULTS volunteer Group Leader and then Regional Coordinator for four years in the New York City area.