Anne Lynam Goddard is president and CEO of ChildFund International, the global child development organization dedicated to helping children in poverty gain the capacity and opportunity to thrive and bring positive change to their communities. Thought leader and frequent contributor to the national media forum, including The Huffington Post, Goddard has been an articulate voice for the world's most vulnerable children for more than 30 years.
Goddard is a passionate, involved global citizen. After earning a master's degree in public health from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, she lived and worked overseas for almost 20 years, serving in a variety of roles in Somalia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Egypt.
Goddard has viewed first-hand the deprivation that the world's poor experience. She has a deep appreciation for the diversity and dignity of people around the globe and a fierce commitment to a world that values and protects the rights of all, particularly children.