Frederica Stines

Deputy Chief of Staff
NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research

Frederica Stines is a dedicated social justice advocate, especially on issues related to women’s and girls’ health and rights. In December 2017, Frederica joined NYU’s McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research as the Deputy Chief of Staff.  Prior to joining McSilver, Frederica was the Assistant Executive Director at Black Women’s Blueprint (BWB) where she provided oversight for programs and special events aimed at ending sexual violence against Black women and girls. From 2010 to 2014 Frederica served as a Program Officer at the International Women’s Health Coalition where she managed the Africa grants portfolio supporting activists and grassroots organizations working to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of girls and women in Nigeria, Cameroon and Kenya.

Frederica has also served as a consultant for various organizations including the American Jewish World Service and the Funders Collaborative for Youth Organizing. Her experience includes serving as a research consultant with the United Nations Volunteers in Geneva, where she evaluated HIV/AIDS programs, and coordinating public relations and special events for the U.S. Fund for Unicef. In 2009, she co-founded the Timoun Lakay Foundation that supports health and educational programs for disadvantaged children in  Haiti and in 2011, she joined the Haitian Roundtable where she currently serves as a Board Member and Co-Chair of the Program Committee.  She is also the Board Co-Chair of The Dream Unfinished, an activist orchestra that supports NYC-based civil rights and community-based organizations through concerts and presentations.  Frederica is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the Haiti Adolescent Girls Network.

Frederica holds an MA in International Policy Studies from the Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey and a BA from SUNY Plattsburgh.