Ms. Donella RAPIER
Ms. Donella RAPIER is the President and CEO of BRAC USA, the North American affiliate of BRAC, one of the largest humanitarian and development organizations in the world. Originally founded in Bangladesh, BRAC now touches the lives of more than 120 million people through programs in 11 countries across Africa and Asia. BRAC has also provided advisory services to governments and others on implementing its signature Ultra-Poor Graduation program in 9 additional countries. Ms. Donella RAPIER brings more than 30 years of experience in finance, fundraising, and strengthening and scaling nonprofit organizations.
Before joining BRAC USA, Ms. Donella RAPIER served as the Chief Development and Administrative Officer at Accion, a pioneer and global leader in microfinance and financial inclusion whose work spans nearly two dozen countries. Prior to that, she was the Chief Financial Officer at Partners In Health, a global healthcare organization working in remote places where healthcare alternatives are limited or otherwise nonexistent, such as Haiti, Rwanda and Malawi. Earlier in her career, Ms. Donella RAPIER spent more than a decade in senior leadership roles at Harvard University, including Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development and Chief Financial Officer for Harvard Business School. Ms. Donella RAPIER received her MBA from Harvard Business School and began her career at Price Waterhouse.
An outdoor enthusiast, Ms. Donella RAPIER enjoys bicycling, hiking and kayaking. She also serves as a Trustee and Treasurer for the Lake Titus Protective Association in the Adirondacks, where her family vacations. She lives in Boston, MA, with her husband, Andy Pickett, a practicing attorney. They have three successful grown children.