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Suzanne Rizzo is the associate director of partnerships at She joined the organization in 2015 as grants manager. Suzanne participates in program development, writes and manages all grants, oversees the deployment of grant-related programs, and develops relationships with corporate funders and foundations.

Prior to joining, Suzanne worked in international health for six years. She spent over five years in India, six months in South Africa, and three months in Poland. The issues she focused on include sexual and reproductive health, chronic disease, and water and sanitation. Functionally, Suzanne served in roles as diverse as research, monitoring and evaluation, program management, business development, and marketing.

Suzanne returned to the U.S. to pursue her M.D., but she missed the nonprofit world. Her role at allows her to pursue her passion for gender and health as well as her desire to work in different capacities across the organization. She holds a certificate from Bryn Mawr College’s Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program and a B.A. in women’s studies from Wellesley College.

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