Jill Shumann

Jill Shumann is the Senior Director for Francophone-Lusophone Africa. Jill’s first tour at PSI began in 1996 when she was hired as an Assistant Program Manager. She also served as a Program Manager, Country Representative in Mozambique and VP/Regional Director for West and Central Africa (WCA). She left PSI in 2007 to work domestically in family homeless and domestic violence, but left after 2 years to return to international work as a consultant. She consulted for a variety of NGOs writing proposals, conducting technical reviews, facilitating strategic planning workshops and various other assignments. For PSI, she assisted with the Global Strategic Plan process, was Interim Director for Adolescents 360 and chaired the Research Ethics Board from 2009 – 2018. Jill has two Masters Degrees from Johns Hopkins University: one in International Studies and the other in International Public Health. She was also a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mamou, Guinea in the late 1980s.