WASHINGTON, April 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nikki Daruwala joins Global Policy Solutions as vice president for programs and operations, where she will manage projects for clients working on issues of health, education and income security. She will also serve as deputy director of Leadership for Healthy Communities, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Daruwala is a seasoned financial sector professional and nonprofit executive, previously serving as executive director at DC Jobs with Justice, founder and director of the Socially Responsible Business Program at American Rights at Work, and as manager for advocacy and social policy at Calvert Investments.
"Nikki has a stellar reputation as being a catalyst for change. We will benefit from her vision, dedication and expertise in strategic policy development and in advocating for the rights of our most vulnerable," said Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, president and CEO of Global Policy Solutions. "We are thrilled to have her as part of our team."
Daruwala strongly believes in devoting time to community service and is an advocate for the rights of working people, women, and children worldwide. She is a founding member of the Child Labor Coalition, a long-time Girl Scouts leader, and a member of the Institute for Women's Policy Research Advisory Committee. With more than two decades of experience in the field of sustainability and corporate responsibility, she has served as chairperson of the Indigenous Rights Committee and Diversity Committee at the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, on the Shareholder Advisory and Policy Committee of the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment, and on the board of Green America.
"I am honored to join such a talented and respected team of policy, program, and communications professionals," said Daruwala. "I look forward to working on behalf of our clients to craft meaningful solutions to amplify the voices of under-represented and marginalized people."
Daruwala received her B.S. degree in Psychology and Business from Ithaca College and her M.S. degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Global Policy Solutions is a social change strategy firm in Washington, DC dedicated to making policy work for people and their environments.
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Source: Global Policy Solutions