Principal Technical Advisor
Elizabeth Westley leads the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception (ICEC), a global network that includes close to 3,000 individuals from more than 120 countries. ICEC conducts global advocacy around its mission to expand access to emergency contraception, with a focus on developing countries. ICEC is currently conducting programmatic efforts in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria and Senegal. As director of ICEC, Elizabeth is responsible for strategic direction, day to day management, fundraising, and thought leadership. Previously, Elizabeth worked at Family Care International as external relations manager, and she spent three years at EngenderHealth providing technical assistance to field programs introducing postabortion care services in Africa, as well as conducting research on misoprostol. Before that, she worked at the Population Council for seven years, in maternal health and contraceptive research. She holds a master of public health from Hunter College and has worked in Ghana, Kenya, Myanmar, Tanzania, Uganda, and Vietnam. She has authored more than 20 articles and book chapters.