Naomi Walston serves as the Director of Development at WomenStrong International. Originally from the United Kingdom, Naomi has traveled the world working for major international development organizations working in the sectors of HIV/AIDS, Reproductive Health, and Women’s Empowerment before settling in the United States with her family in 2011. Naomi’s success as a fundraiser can be attributed to her extensive experience in the field as a program manager, technical advisor, and researcher.
In Cambodia, she researched the harmful effects of child marriage for Save the Children UK, and the effectiveness of a radio soap opera in delivering reproductive health messages to garment factory workers. In Zambia, she managed Grassroot Soccer’s HIV prevention, testing and treatment program for young people in Lusaka. In the U.S., Naomi focused her attention on fundraising for humanitarian causes and successfully raised funds for Concern Worldwide US to respond to disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, and the Syrian refugee crisis. More recently, Naomi has extended her expertise to more domestic matters and worked with My Sister’s Place in New York to raise resources for its human trafficking program.