Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability logo

We've got a new name! Read the announcement. (A new website is under development.)

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Virginia Sall

Virginia Sall

Co-Founder and Director, Sall Family Foundation

Virginia Sall is co-founder and director of the Sall Family Foundation.  She has studied and worked in not-for-profit organizations for over 30 years.  Her focus is on complex local-to-global organizations addressing global health and poverty, conservation, and the environment—especially where these intersect to support healthy, sustainable lives for people in the developing world.

Sall currently serves on the board of directors for CARE USA, Environmental Defense Fund, and World Wildlife Fund.  She is a cofounder of Cary Academy, an innovative middle and high school in North Carolina.  

Sall volunteered for La Leche League to help mothers in her community breastfeed their babies; she also served on the board of La Leche League International, chaired the organization, and represented La Leche League International at the United Nations.  She has served on the board of the School of Nursing Foundation at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Currently, she is a member of the advisory council for the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sall has worked as a systems programmer, software developer, technical consultant and statistical software trainer.

She holds a BA in physics from Rice University and studied biostatistics at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health.