Donna Barry, RN, NP, MPH, served as the Advocacy and Policy Director at Partners In Health (PIH) and is appointed as a Researcher at the DGHE. She led PIH’s advocacy and policy efforts related to health and hunger, socio-economic development in Haiti, increased funding for global health, maternal mortality, tuberculosis and health system strengthening. She has participated in briefings and hearings in the U.S. House of Representative on Haiti debt relief, MDR-TB and reproductive health. Previously she led the Partners In Health project to treat multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Russia and was Co-Director of PIH’s women’s health programs in Haiti.
Donna was one of the key staff on PIH’s & DGHE’s nursing activities and provided clinical and program advice to PIH’s women’s health programs. Donna received her RN and MSN with certifications in women’s and adult health from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in 2001 and earned Masters’ Degrees in International Affairs and Public Health, specializing in reproductive health, maternal child health, international development and the former Soviet Union, from Columbia University in New York in 1992.