As Executive Director, Atiya leads the foundation’s efforts to improve the health and well-being of underserved children and families in New Jersey. She oversees the development and execution of its strategies and builds relationships with key partners to advance its mission. Before joining The Burke Foundation, Atiya was a senior advisor at JP Morgan’s Philanthropy Center advising charitable trusts and family foundations on strategy, impact and legacy, and a frequent speaker and moderator at thought leadership events. Previously, she led the Pfizer Foundation’s grantmaking and spearheaded many of its CSR flagship programs, including Pfizer Global Health Fellows and Mobilize Against Malaria.
She is passionate about collaborating with leaders across sectors to tackle the social problems facing underserved children and their families, and firmly believes that effective partnerships can unlock the potential of communities and create meaningful, lasting change.
Atiya has an AB in biology and public policy from Brown University and a Masters in Public Health in epidemiology from Columbia University. She lives in Princeton with her husband and their two energetic sons.