Yemeserach Belayneh is a regional advisor to the Global Reproductive Health Initiative, contributing to the initiative’s strategy, grantmaking, evaluation and learning for Sub-Saharan Africa.    

In her capacity as the Country Advisor and Representative of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation in Ethiopia, she manages the Foundation’s grantmaking activities in the country, offering insights into the local context and identifying grantmaking opportunities aligned with the Foundation’s priority issues. Additionally, she acts as a liaison to government institutions, donors, and decision-makers, facilitating strategic cooperation and collaboration.  

With over 20 years of diverse professional experience, Yemeserach has a strong commitment to advancing reproductive health, women and youth empowerment, and social inclusion. She also serves as an advisor to various national institutions, including the Joy Center for Autism in Ethiopia. Furthermore, she contributes to Amref Health Africa International Board of Directors, Health Program Committee (HPC).  

Yemeserach holds a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Management from Azusa Pacific University and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Political Science from Addis Ababa University.