Marion Birnstill

Senior Manager Global Community Impact EMEA at Johnson & Johnson Foundation

  • Facilitator


Marion is a seasoned global health and partnering professional with close to 15 years’ experience spanning a career working for leading organisations across the private, public and non-profit sectors. Throughout the years Marion built a career co-creating, facilitating and managing partnerships across big and small organisations and discovered that social change and improvement of health is not enough. Privileged to work with some of the leading health innovators, systems thinkers and entrepreneurs, she has been challenging the status quo by advocating for new ways of partnering with the belief that collective action and impact approaches are needed to drive transformation and systemic change. She has also been exploring how to best invest in resilience at individuals, communities and health systems level to shift from curing bad health to sustaining good health.

At the School of System Change

Marion is a facilitator on Basecamp for Health System Transformation. She is partnering with the School to explore together how we might irrigate our health ecosystems with systems change practitioners.

"The most impactful way to change the future of health is to collectively question the core purpose of our health systems. Historically established to treat and cure people, we are now questioning what would these systems look like if they were designed to keep people health? My belief is that we can significantly accelerate a paradigm shift by nurturing systemic leadership in the health leaders of tomorrow to accelerate our capacity towards transformation with new ways of acting, behaving, and collaborating."
Marion Birnstill


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