Jean Duff

Executive Director,
Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty

Jean F. Duff currently serves as executive director of the Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty, a new initiative that aims to increase the collective impact of the religious sector on global poverty and disease. From 2005 to 2008, Ms. Duff served at the Washington National Cathedral’s Center for Global Justice and Reconciliation as its managing director, and deputy director, global justice and global poverty programs. She directed the Center’s malaria and gender justice programs. Ms. Duff helped the leaders of 10 faith communities in Mozambique organize a national faith based campaign against malaria, and secured the necessary partners and funds to launch the Together against Malaria program in July 2007. In April 2008, Ms. Duff was the lead manager for the Breakthrough Summit that launched the new Women Faith and Development Alliance and secured over $1 billion in commitments of new resources for women and girls..She holds graduate degrees in clinical psychology and epidemiology. For the past 12 years she has developed new partnerships between faith institutions and secular public and private entities to provide services to the poor and advocate for social justice.