Nisa Patel

Chief Governance Officer

As Chief Governance Officer at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Nisa Patel supports stakeholder engagement across RFK’s breadth of leadership platforms and programs, along with event and project management.

Most recently, Nisa provided oversight for GBCHealth’s communications and external events, coordinated the organization’s engagement in maternal, newborn and child health space and played a key interface role with the Board of Directors. She also gained experience in project management at an Indian NGO focused on education and women’s empowerment initiatives, serving as liaison between the organization and local education officers, providing support and supervision for students and volunteers across government schools, and participating in district-wide health education campaigns.

Nisa holds a Master’s of Public Health in International Health from New York University and a B.A. in International Relations, focusing on International Development, from American University. Fluent in Hindi and Gujarati, she is currently learning Spanish. She spends her free time baking sweet treats and planning special events for those closest to her.