Tamara Kreinin joined the Packard Foundation in 2012 as director of the Population and Reproductive Health program. Prior to joining the Foundation, Tamara served as the executive director of women and population at the United Nations Foundation where she designed and implemented initiatives to improve life for women and girls globally, with an emphasis on reproductive health, comprehensive programs for adolescent girls, U.S. policy on behalf of women and girls globally, global south advocacy, and partnerships with UN agencies. Tamara’s experience in health and human services spans more than 25 years. She has traveled the globe as an advocate and public policy advisor for sexual and reproductive health and rights. Tamara previously served as a consultant for nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, including the position of interim executive director of the New York Regional Association of Grantmakers, whose members grant $4 billion annually. In this role, Tamara led work to support the rebuilding of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast post-Katrina. Tamara was previously the president and CEO of SIECUS, the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, where she was a leader in the national dialogue on sexual health and rights. Prior to SIECUS, Tamara served as the director of state and local affairs at the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy in Washington, D.C. There, she developed and implemented a comprehensive strategic plan for states and local communities to reduce teenage pregnancy. Throughout her career, Tamara has been a passionate voice for social justice and social change. She has consulted in the areas of advocacy, fundraising, public relations, and numerous issues related to social change domestically and internationally. She has advised governors, legislators, state and local public health officials, parliamentarians, and advocates on effective public health policy; and has worked on numerous political campaigns. Tamara is the co-author of Girls’ Night Out, a book about women’s groups across America, published in 2002 by Crown, Random House. Tamara holds a Masters in Health Services Administration (M.H.S.A.) from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan.
Director · Population and Reproductive Health