Jan Kumar, MPH, is a global health professional specializing in informed and voluntary decision making for sexual and reproductive health, and rights-based programming. She began her career as a family planning counselor at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City before moving into the international arena. In assignments across 30 countries she trained healthcare workers in Asia, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America to strengthen informed choice and counseling in their family planning programs. In her long tenure at AVSC/EngenderHealth she established and grew several global programs (Informed Choice and Rights, Client Perspectives, Knowledge Management, Post-Abortion Care), managed national programs to strengthen family planning in Egypt, India, Jordan, Turkey and Uganda, and advised the governments of China, Rwanda and Ethiopia on informed choice, comprehensive programming and best practices in family planning programs. For 6 years Ms. Kumar taught international healthcare program design at NYU’s graduate public health program. She has co-authored numerous counseling, informed choice and rights-based programming resource documents, and co-authored two conceptual frameworks for human rights-based family planning (2014 and 2021) that have been widely embraced by the international reproductive health community. She has provided technical assistance to UNFPA (the United Nations Population Fund), UNAIDS, The World Health Organization, FP2020, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, Palladium, among others. Ms. Kumar became an independent consultant in 2014 and joined What Works Association in 2021. She holds an MPH degree from Columbia University.