Family Care International
Jill W. Sheffield, Family Care International Ms. Sheffield is the Founder and President of Family Care International (FCI). FCI's mission is to improve women's sexual and reproductive health and rights in developing countries, with a special emphasis on making pregnancy and childbirth safer. Ms. Sheffield is an educator whose experience in the design and implementation of health and education projects in developing countries spans more than three decades. At FCI, she played a central role in negotiations at the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo in 1994, and was closely involved in planning NGO activities during the Hague Forum and the UN General Assembly Special Session for ICPD + 5, in 1999. Prior to founding FCI, she served as an Executive Officer for the International Program of Carnegie Corporation of New York. Ms. Sheffield has served on a number of Boards, including those of the International Planned Parenthood Federation and Population Communication International. In 2003 she received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Columbia University Teachers College.