Medicines360 is delighted to announce that Margot Fahnestock has joined our team as Vice President of Strategic Development. Margot will be responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing all of our high-impact strategic programming and fundraising efforts both in the U.S. and globally.
Before Medicines360, Margot served as a Program Officer in the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Global Development and Population Program. At Hewlett, Margot was responsible for making grants to reduce unintended pregnancies and improve reproductive health and rights in Africa. Margot was also a founding member and catalyst for the Ouagadougou Partnership, which has mobilized more than $200 million in additional funding for family planning in Francophone West Africa since 2012. She also led an effort with the Hewlett Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Children’s Investment Fund Foundation to use human-centered design to strengthen adolescent reproductive health services.
Prior to Hewlett, Margot managed West Africa field operations for a USAID-funded health policy initiative at the Futures Group (now Palladium), for which she provided technical and managerial oversight for family planning, HIV/AIDS, and malaria policy programs. After graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles with a bachelor’s degree in English literature, Margot spent two years as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer teaching English in a rural town in Mali. Margot also has a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago.
Please join us in welcoming Margot to the team!