Margaret Crotty to Lead World Education and JSI Family of Global Agencies

July 28th, 2021 | News


Today, the World Education and JSI Boards of Directors announced the appointment of Margaret Crotty as their next president and chief executive officer. She will succeed Joel H. Lamstein, who has served as World Education’s president since 1982. Lamstein founded John Snow, Inc. with Bert Hirschhorn in 1978.

Margaret, who has a record of leadership and innovation in both the nonprofit and private sectors in the areas of education and public health, will lead nonprofit World Education, Inc. and affiliates, for-profit John Snow, Inc., the nonprofit JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.

Margaret will join World Education and JSI in January 2022. She comes to the organizations from her position as CEO of the Partnership with Children, a New York City-based provider of community health services and community school management.
Previously, Margaret launched and led Save the Children’s flagship initiative to reduce global child and maternal mortality, with a focus on Ethiopia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, India, and China. Based jointly in London and New York, she oversaw global health programming, multinational advocacy, and international funding streams.

In the private sector, Margaret spent seven years at the global corporation EF Education, the world’s largest privately-held education company, living in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Paris, first as a member of the founding management team of EF’s online education business, and later as president of EF’s higher education business. She has also worked for McKinsey & Co. in Jakarta, Indonesia.

“In Margaret we found a terrific person with knowledge of both the international and U.S. social development and health sectors and a vision that will help take JSI and World Education into the future, while nurturing the culture that we are renowned for,” commented Joel. “I know I am leaving the organization in excellent hands.”

Margaret graduated from Princeton University with a BA in History and African-American Studies, and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University. She serves on several health and education boards, including those of Northwell Health, the Open Medical Institute, the City University Graduate School of Public Health, SeaChange Capital Partners, the United Hospital Fund, and ACCESS Health International. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Young Presidents Organization, serves on several government task forces and higher education advisory boards, and chairs the Emerging Leaders Program for young leaders in the social sector.

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