Physicians for Human Rights Appoints New Chief Development Officer

Hannah Chotiner-Gardner will lead fundraising strategy as PHR expands global impact

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) announced today that veteran fundraiser and development professional Hannah Chotiner-Gardner will assume a new role as Chief Development Officer. Chotiner-Gardner will work to accelerate PHR’s unprecedented growth and support the organization in its mission to secure universal human rights through science and medicine.

Chotiner-Gardner joined PHR in 2012 and has served in a number of institutional development roles, most recently as Deputy Chief Development Officer.

“We are thrilled that Hannah Chotiner-Gardner will spearhead a new era of impact for Physicians for Human Rights,” said PHR’s executive director, Donna McKay. “At a time when human rights are under attack and evidence is needed more than ever, Physicians for Human Rights brings a unique and vital approach to the fight for justice around the world. Chotiner-Gardner brings deep expertise, ambitious vision, and relentless dedication to expanding PHR’s success. She is a trusted colleague and an invaluable addition to our Executive Management Team.”

In her new role, Chotiner-Gardner will design, articulate, and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy for the organization. She will optimize PHR fundraising, lead the development department, and play a vital role in the organization’s ability to build its partnerships and programs.

During her tenure at PHR, the organization doubled its number of annual supporters, increased the number of philanthropic institutions supporting PHR by more than 50 percent, and reached new milestones in overall revenue. 

“For more than 30 years, Physicians for Human Rights has made remarkable contributions to the human rights movement in the United States and around the world,” said Hannah Chotiner-Gardner. “I am delighted to partner with PHR’s incredible staff, board, and donors to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization.”

Before joining PHR, Chotiner-Gardner spent five years working with major donors at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. She holds a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College.

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is a New York-based advocacy organization that uses science and medicine to prevent mass atrocities and severe human rights violations. Learn more here.

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