Faith Lemon is the Program Director for the Disability Rights Fund and the Disability Rights Advocacy Fund. She is part of the Management Team, leads the global program team and is the main liaison to our Grantmaking Committee.
Faith is a dedicated human rights advocate with extensive experience supporting mission-driven organizations to realize disability rights, economic justice, gender equity and inclusive development. In her previous role as a social impact consultant, Faith helped foundations and nonprofits improve the efficacy and durability of their efforts by providing technical and strategic grantmaking support, integrating learning into policy and practice, building stronger teams, and developing catalytic partnerships. Through recent work with the Pazapa Center for Children with Disabilities in Haiti, prior accompaniment of ethnic minority communities in Myanmar, and her own personal experience, Faith has gained a deep appreciation for the imperative of “Nothing About Us Without Us.” In alignment with that mission, she also chairs the US board of ATD Fourth World Movement, an organization that fights poverty by lifting up the voices of people experiencing it, creating space for their knowledge and expertise to inform policy and practice.
Faith holds Masters degrees in Human Rights and Social Work from Columbia University.