Tesmerelna Atsbeha


Senior Program Officer

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

Tesmerelna Atsbeha is a senior program officer on the Women’s Rights team at Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, a private foundation supporting the advancement of Human Rights globally. She currently serves as the chair of the Fenomenal Funds steering committee, a member of the Collective Future Fund steering committee, GBV Funders Forum, and on the leadership council of the Global Women’s Institute at George Washington University and Sexual Violence Research Initiative as well as a founder/advisor to the Accelerator to End GBV. Her grantmaking portfolio includes supporting Reproductive Rights movements in Latin America and global prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls research and programming. Prior to joining Wellspring, she worked at UN Women in the Health and HIV/AIDS Unit in the Policy Division and at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health as part of the International AIDS Care and Treatment Program (ICAP). She also spent ten years based in Eastern and Southern Africa and Latin America working in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Gender-Based Violence research and service delivery programming.  She holds a BA in International Relations and Community Medicine from Brown University, a MPH from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and a MA in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.