Wendy McWeeny
Senior Director, U.S. Initiatives

Wendy McWeeny co-leads U.S. community and maternal health initiatives for the Community Health Acceleration Partnership (CHAP). She has also serves as a Senior Advisor to the family foundation of Ray Chambers (philanthropist, UN and WHO Special Envoy, and founder of Wesray Capital) where over the past two decades she has helped to launch two global non-profits— Millennium Promise, an organization focused on meeting the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 and Malaria No More, which is dedicated to ending deaths from malaria.


Wendy played a leading role in building the capacity of these organizations through the start-up phase, and then shaped their advocacy efforts by developing campaigns that would inform and energize public and private stakeholders and mobilize resources. Wendy was a senior member of the team supporting Mr. Chambers in his role as UN Special Envoy for Malaria and Financing of the MDGs and then for Health in Agenda 2030 and oversaw special projects, including collaborations with other UN agencies and academic partners.

More recently she has lead an effort to translate learnings from the Office’s global health efforts to local domestic projects, authoring a report on Community Health Workers (CHWs), and is currently working to expand quality CHW programs in Newark, NJ.

Wendy holds a BA from Princeton University where she also earned a master’s in public administration degree from the Woodrow Wilson School. She lives in Williamstown, MA with her husband and four children.

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