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Valerie DeFillipo, Reproductive Health and Rights Expert, Joins Abt Associates

New Vice President Will lead Business Development and Communications for Company's International Line of Business

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Abt Associates announced that Valerie DeFillipo, a reproductive health and rights expert, has joined the company as Vice President for Business Development and Communications for its International Line of Business. DeFillipo joins Abt Associates from the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) in London, where for the last five years she served as Director of External Affairs.

"Valerie will play a significant role in helping us grow and diversify our international development portfolio," said Abt Associates Group Vice President for International Development, Tessie San Martin. "Her experience working with a variety of international donor governments and multi-lateral agencies, as well as her expertise in policy advocacy, communications and resource mobilization strengthens our business development capability. We are delighted to have her on our team."

While at IPPF DeFillipo was a lead organizer of the Countdown 2015 Global Roundtable; a founding board member of the Safe Abortion Action Fund, a global platform funded by multiple European donor governments to reduce maternal mortality in developing countries; and led IPPF's global rebranding effort.

Prior to joining IPPF, DeFillipo enjoyed a broad and varied career with Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). While there she directed the Miami and Florida Keys affiliate, founded the international public policy arm of PPFA, and led international business development, managing family planning clinics and providing training and technical assistance support to family planning programs in the Balkans, Middle East, Asia and the Caribbean.

An accomplished presenter and media spokesperson, DeFillipo has wide experience in strategic positioning, issue advocacy and communications campaigns as well as practical experience working with a range of donor governments, multi-lateral agencies and parliamentary groups on policy formulation and resource mobilization.

Abt Associates applies scientific research, technical assistance and consulting expertise to a wide range of social, economic and health policy issues; international development; clinical trials and registries; and complex business problems. Founded in 1965, the company provides services to U.S. federal, state and local governments; international organizations and national governments; universities and foundations; media; and major corporations. Its staff of over 1,000 is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Atlanta, Georgia; Bethesda, Maryland; Durham, North Carolina; Lexington, Massachusetts (Abt Bio-Pharma Solutions, Inc.); New York, New York (Abt SRBI); and in Africa, Asia, Central Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

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