Board Member, Comms Hub
Masha (Maria) has spent the last 15 years partnering with civil society and grassroots movements globally to advance health equity, gender justice and human rights. Central to Masha’s work is building power within local communities through organizing, developing inclusive public narratives and strategic campaigning to achieve social change. In recent years, Masha worked for Open Society Foundations where she focused on building alliances and deploying a range of strategies to strengthen the resilience of SRHR and gender justice movements in the face of a growing anti-rights backlash. Currently, Masha is with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, where she provides targeted support to global, regional and national networks of people affected by the three diseases to engage in and influence national decision-making processes to expand equitable access to HIV, TB, malaria programs.
Originally from Crimea, Ukraine, Masha holds an MPH from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine with a focus on qualitative research and a BA in political science from UC Berkeley. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, playing chess and cooking for friends and family.