Director, Foundation Relations 

Ana Teasdale is the director of foundation relations at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Prior to joining the Council, Teasdale worked at Pangaea Global AIDS (Pangaea), Susan G. Komen (Komen), Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI).  At Pangaea she provided senior counsel to Pangaea’s CEO and Leadership Team on new and existing programs and strategies, particularly in integrating HIV and broader women’s health priorities. At Komen she oversaw international community outreach grants and several global initiatives in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East to encourage breast cancer awareness, screening and treatment. At CRS she supported CRS’ field offices in the Middle East and Southeast Asia through strategic planning, training workshops, proposal development, and evaluations.  At NDI she helped develop the Institute’s political party, civil society, and parliamentary programs in Eastern Europe by collaborating with various stakeholders.  Ana holds a BA in international relations and an MA in international communications with a focus on international development, both from the American University in Washington, DC.