Meet The Arabella Team

Lydia Guterman

Associate Managing Director

Lydia Guterman is an associate managing director on Arabella’s Advisory team. She works on a range of strategy, evaluation, and donor collaboration projects for institutional, family, and corporate clients. Prior to joining Arabella, Lydia worked at The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Open Society Foundations, where she developed and implemented global and domestic grant-making and advocacy strategies to increase access to quality health care for underserved populations. In these roles, she managed capacity-building initiatives for emerging nonprofit organizations and oversaw funding for innovative training programs for health professionals. At the Open Society Foundations, Lydia led the Campaign to Stop Torture in Health Care, a multi-year global effort to end severe rights abuses against marginalized populations in health settings. Her other professional experience includes conducting research and strategy reviews for the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and the Treatment Action Group and overseeing evaluation for a women-focused business development organization.

Lydia holds a BA in journalism and social and economic justice from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and an MPH from the Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.

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