Former Chief Strategy & Growth Officer; Senior Vice President, International Programs

Expertise: Global health, health governance, reproductive health and health policy, youth.

Barbara Seligman is senior vice president responsible for leading International Programs at PRB and director of the MOMENTUM Knowledge Accelerator project. She is a technical leader and senior manager with a record of accomplishment in visioning and strategy, mentoring, external relations, and in building practice areas in reproductive health and health policy, health governance, and youth. Seligman brings a unique combination of technical and programmatic expertise that integrates policy development, evaluation and learning, and gender into programming across development sectors, including health, governance, and the environment.

Seligman is a forward-thinker who has held executive and senior advisory role with nonprofit and for-profit development consulting firms, foundations, think tanks, and the U.S. government. She is an effective leader who brings together teams and individuals from the research and policy communities. She has frontline experience advising governments on developing and implementing health policy in 20 countries, including leading a USAID-funded health reform program in Tbilisi, Georgia, following the Rose Revolution. Her leadership experience and networks reach across development sectors (health, governance, livelihoods, climate change) and a broad set of government and private funders. She is a native English speaker with basic proficiency in French and German. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and master’s degrees in anthropology and public policy from the University of Chicago.