Anne Lynam Goddard, CEO & President, ChildFund International

Anne Goddard Zambia webAnne Lynam Goddard has been a passionate voice for protecting the world’s most vulnerable children for more than 30 years.

She began her career in the Peace Corps, living in a mud house in Kenya and traveling among remote villages by motorbike. After earning a master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she joined the international huma
nitarian organization CARE and lived and worked overseas for almost 20 years, serving in a variety of roles in Somalia, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Egypt.

In 2007, Anne joined ChildFund International (USA) as president and CEO. At ChildFund, she has drawn on her personal experiences to direct the organization’s efforts to promote child protection strategies around the world, raising awareness of the threats to children’s ability to find opportunity, hope and self-sufficiency. Building on the organization’s nearly 80-year history, she has also implemented a strategy that expands and deepens ChildFund’s worldwide efforts to improve children’s health, education and economic conditions.

Anne is active in her own community and in other nonprofit organizations. She is currently a board member of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition and InterAction, a member of the federal Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid, and serves on the executive advisory committee for the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business. In 2009, Goddard received an honorary Ph.D. from Assumption College (Mass.).