Tanya Jones, MA


Tanya Jones, MPA, MA, is a sociologist and policy analyst who studies institutional change and health sector reform in Ghana. A doctoral candidate at UC Berkeley and Thurgood Marshall Fellow at Dartmouth College, Tanya has been engaged in international health as a development practitioner, scholar, and philanthropist throughout her career. Currently, Tanya is president of Aya Global, a philanthropic advisory consulting practice. Formerly, as a portfolio manager at the Barr Foundation, she led the community health portfolio in East Africa and India, and was instrumental in developing innovative public health programs designed to reach national scale. She has worked with Pathfinder International, the Treatment Action Campaign in South Africa, and the Population Council in Ghana on issues of human rights and development. She holds advanced degrees in sociology and public policy from Princeton University and UC Berkeley. While at Harvard FXB Center, Jones will be consulting on FXB’s philanthropic strategy as well as completing a book on the institutionalization of national health policies aimed at increasing access to health care in rural Ghana.