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Ophelia Dahl

Co-founder and Chair of Board, Partners In Health


Ophelia Dahl has been advocating for the health and rights of the poor for nearly 30 years. In 1983, she volunteered at the Eye Care Haiti clinic in Haiti’s impoverished Central Plateau. There, she met Paul Farmer, and they have been working ever since to deliver high-quality health care to the destitute sick. Dahl has served as Executive Director of PIH since 2001 and as Chair of the Board since 2000. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and the recipient of the Union Medal by Union Theological Seminary. Dahl is Chairman of Dahl & Dahl LLP, which manages the literary estate of her late father, the writer Roald Dahl. She also serves as Vice President on the Board of Roald Dahl’s Museum and Story Centre.