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FHI 360 appoints Useetha Evans Rhodes as Chief People Officer

September 25, 2023

Durham, N.C. — Following a months-long nationwide search, FHI 360 has named Useetha Evans Rhodes as its chief people officer. In this position, she oversees a global human resources structure in support of the organization’s more than 4,000 employees in over 60 countries. She is also a leading partner in FHI 360’s efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion.

“FHI 360 recently embarked on an ambitious strategy that weaves programs, research and advocacy together to focus our impact on major global challenges,” says FHI 360’s CEO, Dr. Tessie San Martin. “Our organization requires a forward-thinking and energetic leader to support our team and foster the inclusive culture we need to achieve our goals. Useetha is a people-focused mobilizer who has built trust and confidence among our teams.”

Rhodes joined FHI 360’s human resources department in 1996. She served more than 12 years as director of HR partnering and has been acting chief human resources officer for the last nine months.

“I’m thrilled for this opportunity to expand upon the great work being done at FHI 360,” she says. “As someone who is passionate about diversity and belonging in the workplace, I see our global nonprofit as a unique community where we can share our talents and make a positive impact.”

Rhodes is a senior certified professional in human resources (SHRM-SCP) and has a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in political science and government from North Carolina Central University.