Abby Dilley

Strategic Partner | Board of Trustees

When people of good will and intent work together on solving challenging problems, amazing things happen. I want to be part of finding solutions that make a difference in the world, and this work provides an opportunity to do just that.

Abby Dilley, Strategic Partner and Board of Trustees 


Abby Dilley is a strategic partner and a member of the Board of Trustees at RESOLVE, having served as Vice President of Programs and a Senior Mediator for the last twenty years. Through her work, spanning more than thirty-five years Abby promotes collaborative problem solving and respectful dialogue and engagement on issues in the areas of human health, agriculture, and natural resources.

She has successfully mediated policy disputes resulting in the development of legislation on investment in public health infrastructure and implementation of regulations concerning food safety, accelerated approval of therapeutics for HIV/AIDS, prescription medicine labeling and information, and oversight of agricultural biotechnology and the impacts and limitations of voluntary standards and certification systems for natural resource-based commodities.
Key Accomplishments

Directed a collaborative dialogue project resulting in the establishment of the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research, a public-private partnership that catalyzes cutting-edge research to improve health outcomes.

Directed the Collaborative Food Safety Forum, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, bringing together diverse stakeholders to share perspectives, problem solve, and generate solutions to help support successful implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Directed a project that produced Toward Sustainability: The Roles and Limitations of Certification. This consensus report describes what is known and what is most important to learn about the performance and potential of voluntary standards and certification.

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