Victoria Quinn

Senior Vice President of Programs, Helen Keller International

Dr. Victoria Quinn joined Helen Keller International in 2006 as is Senior Vice President of Programs, and is based in Washington D.C. She has more than 30 years of experience in Africa, Asia, and Latin America designing and managing complex and large-scale nutrition and maternal child health country and regional programs, including those involving agriculture and nutrition. Dr. Quinn’s areas of expertise include nutrition policy and surveillance, infant and young child feeding, micronutrients and women’s nutrition. She received her Bachelors and Masters in nutrition from U.C. Berkeley and Cornell University, respectively, and her Doctorate from Wageningen University in the Netherlands. From 1982-1991, she served as the Regional Coordinator of Cornell University’s collaborative program with UNICEF in Eastern and Southern Africa supporting country initiatives in nutritional surveillance and food and nutrition policy. Thereafter she worked as a consultant for UNICEF, WHO, WFP, the World Bank and the Dutch government on a variety of food and nutrition security issues related to Africa. From 1998 to 2006 Dr Quinn served as the senior technical manager for the LINKAGES Project’s flagship infant and young child feeding programs in Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar and the Horn of Africa. She also co-directed AED’s Center for Nutrition from 2001-2006. In 2007, Dr. Quinn was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston. She is currently on the Technical Advisory Groups for Tufts’ Nutrition CRSP Program, Bread for the World, as well as serves as a member of the International Advisory Panel for GAIN’s Access to Nutrition Index study. Since 2007 she has chaired the Sub-working Group on ‘Integrating Breastfeeding with the Appropriate Marketing of Complementary Foods’ under the Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition Working Group.

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