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N. Anta Gueye-James

Country Representative; Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau

Based in Dakar, Senegal

With a background in public health, Anta Gueye-James works with her team across three countries to promote Catholic Relief Services' programming to almost 20 million people, including COVID-19 education and prevention measures.

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As Catholic Relief Services (CRS)' Country Representative for three countries in western Africa; Senegal, The Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau, N. Anta Gueye-James is responsible for CRS programming that reaches nearly 20 million people. This includes programming to help farmers, pregnant women, children, and other at-risk groups learn how to protect their crops from climate change and protect themselves from infectious diseases like Ebola and COVID-19.

Before joining CRS, Anta worked as a senior manager for Kaiser Permanente and as a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) project manager in Senegal.

Areas of Expertise

Coalition Building, Global Health, Racial Equality, Social Justice


The George Washington University
M.A., International Development Studies
Concentration: Public Health

University of North Florida
B.A., Economics
B.A., International/Global Studies