Naomi Walston

Director of Strategy and Development

Naomi directs strategy and fundraising efforts, drawing on her extensive experience as a program manager, technical advisor, and researcher.

Naomi Walston serves as the Director of Strategy & Development at WomenStrong International. Originally from the United Kingdom, Naomi has traveled the world working in management and researcher roles for major international development organizations working in the sectors of HIV/AIDS, Reproductive Health, and Women’s Empowerment.

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.

After settling in the US in 2011, 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.

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