Suzanne Ehlers

Member at Large

Suzanne Ehlers, President and CEO of Population Action International (PAI), has worked for the last 15 years to promote women’s health, rights and empowerment across the globe. Ms. Ehlers has carried out this work at PAI for the past decade and has led the organization since 2009.Under her leadership, PAI leads US and global advocacy for international family planning, and provides key technical and financial resources to partners in Africa, South Asia and Latin America. Ms. Ehlers has repeatedly served on the US government delegation to the United Nations’ Commission on Population and Development. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the Janelia Family Foundation and The Biodiversity Project as well as the Steering Committee of the Asia Pacific Alliance, a Bangkok-based reproductive health group. Prior to joining PAI, Ms. Ehlers was an Associate Program Officer at the Wallace Global Fund. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Central African Republic (CAR) following her graduation from Cornell University with a degree in Government. She speaks French and Sango (language of the CAR) conversationally and is an avid traveler and baker. She resides in Washington, DC, with her husband and two young daughters.