President

Áine Duggan is President of Re:Gender, formerly National Council for Research on Women, which works to end gender inequity by exposing root causes and advancing research-informed action. Áine’s expertise spans two decades and countries, and a diverse range of organization size, mission and function. Prior to joining Re:Gender, she served as the Vice President for Research, Policy and Education at the Food Bank For New York City, where she developed the organization’s research wing and propelled the conversation about food poverty onto national and international media and policy stages. Prior to this, Áine’s work at the Coalition for the Homeless included initiatives that shed light on the issue of homelessness among women and children. She has also worked within the LGBTQ community to address poverty among LGBTQ individuals and families. In addition, Áine has regularly contributed to reports and served as a speaker at government hearings and academic, corporate and community events and forums, and has taught in the Graduate Social Research program at Hunter College. She is currently a member of the board of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, and has previously served on the boards of Queers for Economic Justice and Cáirde, an Irish HIV/AIDS services organization. Áine graduated with an MA from University College Dublin before taking up permanent residence in the United States and now lives with her partner in Brooklyn, NY.