As vice president, Mary Beth Hastings plays a critical role in designing, implementing and evaluating the organization’s programs, while also strengthening CHANGE’s internal infrastructure and development capacity.
Mary Beth has extensive program management expertise, along with 18 years of international academic and professional experience, primarily focused on the rights and wellbeing of women globally. From 1999 to 2004, she directed the gender and equality program for Partners of the Americas, where she developed and oversaw a portfolio of projects on reproductive health, adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights, women's legal rights and gender integration. Prior to that, she managed international outreach and training programs for the League of Women Voters Education Fund. She holds a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University.
A firm believer in the continuum of sexual and reproductive rights, Mary Beth also serves locally on the volunteer board of Birth Options Alliance of the Capital Area, which urges policymakers and insurance companies to support the rights and choices of pregnant women.