Cody Ragonese

Senior Program Officer

United States

Cody Ragonese joins Promundo-US as a Senior Program Officer having previously supported the organization as Fellow where his work focused on masculinities, gender, and health. In his current role, he is primarily managing Promundo’s projects in the US domestic portfolio, as well as in the Middle East. As a Fellow, he worked on a range of gender transformative curricula development for adolescent boys and young men, as well as authored two of the reports in the “Making the Connections” series (Male Trauma and Men’s Health). Cody joined us from a program management role at Pact, where he supported a portfolio of projects across Southern Africa in the technical fields of health, democracy and governance, and integrated livelihoods. Cody’s interest in gender equity programming stems from his time as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Eswatini. During his service, he led a variety of livelihoods and HIV-related programs for his community's youth. Along with Swazi counterparts, he also led a nationwide mentoring initiative for boys and young men aimed to foster healthy masculinities and gender equitable norms and attitudes at the household and community levels. Cody received his Master’s Degree in Public Health with a focus in M&E and Sex, Sexuality, and Gender from Boston University; and a BA in International Development from American University’s School of International Service.

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Cody Ragonese

Cody Ragonese joins Promundo-US as a Senior Program Officer having previously supported the organization as Fellow where his work focused on masculinities, gender, and health. In his current role, he is primarily managing Promundo’s projects in the US domestic portfolio, as well as in the Middle East. As a Fellow, he worked on a range of gender transformative curricula development for adolescent boys and young men, as well as authored two of the reports in the “Making the Connections” series (Male Trauma and Men’s Health). Cody joined us from a program management role at Pact, where he supported a portfolio of projects across Southern Africa in the technical fields of health, democracy and governance, and integrated livelihoods. Cody’s interest in gender equity programming stems from his time as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Eswatini. During his service, he led a variety of livelihoods and HIV-related programs for his community's youth. Along with Swazi counterparts, he also led a nationwide mentoring initiative for boys and young men aimed to foster healthy masculinities and gender equitable norms and attitudes at the household and community levels. Cody received his Master’s Degree in Public Health with a focus in M&E and Sex, Sexuality, and Gender from Boston University; and a BA in International Development from American University’s School of International Service.

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