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Natika Washington

Vice President Foundations and Corporate Sponsors, Prison Fellowship


Natika Washington leads Prison Fellowship’s efforts to engage foundations and corporations, helping these entities invest in solutions to crime and incarceration, and strengthening the organization's financial foundation. An international development expert, she has worked to ensure equal access to human rights opportunities around the world, especially for women and girls. She comes to Prison Fellowships after serving as the chief development officer at Polaris, a leader in the fight to eradicate modern-day slavery. Before that, she was the director of global programs and gender integration at the U.S. Department of State for eight years. There, she managed the implementation of several multi-million dollar initiatives in more than 90 developing countries. She liaised with foreign governments, foundations, and private-sector partners, including Delta Airlines, the Gates Foundation, the Goldman Sachs Foundation, and the Danish government, to build joint women’s empowerment partnerships. Washington is a decorated war veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

She holds a master’s degree in business administration with a minor in cybersecurity and a Bachelor of Science in business communications.

Regional Focus

North America