Barbara Stilwell took up the post of Executive Director of the Global Nursing Now Campaign in July 2018. Prior to this, she was Senior Director for Human Resources Solutions at IntraHealth International, based in Chapel Hill, USA. For the past 25 years, Barbara has worked on international health workforce issues, first with the World Health Organization (WHO) based in Geneva and then with IntraHealth International. At the WHO, Barbara helped change the organization’s approaches to performance improvement and served as the focal point on the migration of health workers, negotiating with ministers of health on strategies to address health worker migration.
Barbara has helped countries around the world to manage change and development in their own health workforces. In the UK, she is best known for introducing the nurse practitioner role in general practice.