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WaterAid America announced today that Sarina Prabasi has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, following the retirement of outgoing CEO David Winder on May 16.
“After an extensive search, I am thrilled that the Board of Directors has appointed Sarina Prabasi as my successor,” commented David Winder. “It has been a great privilege for me to serve WaterAid America for almost five years, and I am immensely grateful for the support of our donors, which has enabled us to reach more people than ever before with safe water, toilets and hygiene education.”
“Under Sarina’s leadership, I am confident that WaterAid America will build on this success and continue to accelerate progress towards achieving a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation.”
Prabasi is a seasoned leader with 20 years’ experience in international development. She most recently served as Deputy Chief of Programs at Orbis International, and as Country Representative at WaterAid Ethiopia. Prior to that, she spent nearly ten years at Pact Inc., serving both in Washington, DC and overseas.
Ms. Prabasi’s deep familiarity with WaterAid’s country programs and her wealth of experience in strategic leadership, management and program and organizational development will be strong assets to WaterAid’s growing programs and new initiatives.
“I am thrilled to be re-joining WaterAid and am greatly looking forward to this new endeavor,” remarked Prabasi. “WaterAid America has a tremendously dedicated supporter base, staff and board—all of whom are passionate about making safe water and toilets an accessible reality for all. It’s a great honor to be able to help lead the organization in this next chapter.”
Hailing from Nepal with extensive work experience across Asia and Africa, Prabasi and her family currently reside in upper Manhattan. She takes the helm at WaterAid America’s New York office on May 19.