Brigette De Lay


Brigette joined Oak Foundation as Programme Officer for the Child Abuse Programme in 2012. Prior to joining Oak, Brigette worked as a staff member and independent consultant with various organisations, including UNICEF, the US Government, and several non-profits. From 2009-2012, she served as UNICEF's West and Central Africa Regional Office technical advisor on child protection systems, leading a 22 country Sub-Saharan African initiative. Other career highlights include establishing and coordinating the interagency Child Protection Working Group; developing and managing a national de-institutionalization program in post-genocide Rwanda; and promoting child friendly legal aid in Africa, the US and beyond.

Brigette received her MSW from Columbia University School of Social Work ('94) and her JD from Loyola University School of Law Chicago ('06), where she was a Child Law Fellow. She is married to a wonderful man, Mark, and has two lovely boys, Ben and Gus. She loves the outdoors, jazz and spending time with family and friends.