Mary-Justine Todd, an international humanitarian expert consultant, with more than ten years of experience, has a Master’s Degree in International Public Health, from New York University, as well as a Master’s of Arts in International Studies, from the University of Iowa.
Both degrees and much of her work has been focused on refugees, internally displaced people, and specifically, women from under-privileged communities, post conflict zones, and humanitarian disaster areas.
Mary-Justine is the founder and CEO of Women’s Crisis Care International (WCCI), through which she initiated the first and only violence crisis intervention program for women in the Arabian gulf and the Middle East. She is a New York State rape crisis counselor, a certification which she earned from Columbia University Hospitals in New York City, where she was also the President of the advisory board for their violence crisis response program.
She has been working in, managing and evaluating humanitarian and health programs around the world including in places such as NYC, Liberia, Tanzania, Afghanistan, Bahrain and Kuwait. She is fluent in English, Swahili, French and is learning Arabic. In 2014, Mary-Justine received a seed grant from The Pollination Project in support of her work with WCCI.