Roxanne Paisible joined InterAction as the Senior Manager for InterAction’s Children and Youth Initiative in August of 2020. She is an international development professional with 13 years of professional experience in spearheading advocacy and communications campaigns and managing strategic partnerships.
Prior to joining InterAction, she served as the advocacy, branding, and partnerships consultant with the African Development Bank in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. In this role, she advised the Bank on its human capital advocacy and partnerships strategy and developed policy products to advance country-level investments in nutrition, education, and youth workforce development programs. In addition, she has held policy and advocacy roles with PATH, International Rescue Committee, and Oxfam in Haiti. While at PATH, she provided strategic advocacy guidance to colleagues in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Senegal, and Uganda to increase access to lifesaving immunization services for children, women, and vulnerable communities. While serving as the media, advocacy, and communications manager at Oxfam in Haiti, she oversaw external relations and policy initiatives and developed joint communications and advocacy products for five Oxfam affiliates. During her tenure at the International Rescue Committee, she managed the organization’s engagement with U.S. policymakers on refugee resettlement issues and the needs of marginalized Haitians after the 2010 earthquake. She was also awarded a Human Rights Fellowship from the University of Chicago and conducted research on access to health care for undocumented migrants in Europe.
Roxanne holds a B.A. in Africana Studies and French from Hamilton College and an M.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago.