Temple Cooley

Global Reproductive Health Program Officer

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Temple Cooley joined the Foundation in November 2017 as a Program Officer in the Reproductive Health Program, overseeing the program’s grantmaking in Sub-Saharan Africa. She joins the Foundation with over fourteen years of experience in international development and global health. As a long-time employee of Population Services International, Temple served in both technical and managerial roles supporting comprehensive reproductive health programming in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Immediately prior to joining the Foundation, she was the deputy director for a multi-country, USAID-funded project, “Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options”. The project, led by WCG, supports the research, development and introduction of new methods of contraception, expanding method choice via product introduction in Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, and Zambia. Temple served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, and she speaks French and Spanish. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University.