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Patty Russell
Managing Director , FSG


Patty Russell has more than 15 years of experience advising corporations, private foundations, and nonprofit organizations on strategy, program design, evaluation, and operational improvement. Patty is part of FSG’s Leadership Team and leads the Catalytic Philanthropy approach area. She has led a variety of engagements at FSG, including projects focused on global health, evaluation, CSR, shared value, and community-based philanthropy. Recent work includes leading a large community foundation in Texas through a strategic planning process for its discretionary funds, working with a three billion dollar global development foundation on its strategic learning and evaluation system, and collaborating with a major U.S. retailer on the launch of its flagship literacy initiative. Prior to joining FSG, Patty worked on evaluation and strategy projects as a manager of business planning at Biogen Idec, a Boston-based biotechnology firm. She has worked significantly in the nonprofit sector, from developing patient healthcare improvement initiatives at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston to supporting programmatic strategies at the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria. Patty also has worked and volunteered in five Latin American countries on community health projects with the Ministries of Health. Patty received her MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a BA from Middlebury College.


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