As Executive Director of the White Ribbon Alliance, Betsy McCallon is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organization and developing plans, a dynamic team, and resources to deliver it. Betsy joined the White Ribbon Alliance in 2004 and has contributed to the growth of the Alliance from a loose network, to a driver for global attention and commitments to maternal health, to a focus on national advocacy and accountability. She was drawn to the White Ribbon Alliance because of its focus on local solutions to address issues of inequality and the huge potential for change. Betsy McCallon is currently a Board Member and Chair of the NGO Constituency for The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH). Betsy has lived in sub-Saharan Africa and Central America and worked in more than 15 countries. When she’s not working, Betsy spends much of her time outdoors – cycling, exploring the city, and watching soccer.