GHC is currently led by the Board of Directors, and a dedicated staff at Global Impact, based out of Washington, DC.

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Loyce Pace, a leader who has worked on the ground in more than 10 countries delivering health programs and mobilizing advocates, will serve as Global Health Council’s (GHC) new Executive Director starting in December 2016.

Loyce comes to the role having held leadership positions in global policy and strategic partnerships at LIVESTRONG Foundation and the American Cancer Society. While Director of Regional Programs for the American Cancer Society’s Department of Global Health, she was responsible for developing their first capacity-building and advocacy initiatives in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Additionally, she has worked with Physicians for Human Rights and also served as an International Development Fellow for Catholic Relief Services, implementing community outreach projects throughout Senegal and The Gambia.

Over the course of her career, Loyce championed policies for access to essential medicines, testified for congressional global health appropriations, and launched the Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Roundtable under GHC, which convenes organizations representing multiple issues and sectors around shared advocacy goals. She has been recognized by the Union for International Cancer Control as a Young Leader at their World Cancer Summit as well as been an invited speaker at high-level forums hosted by the World Health Organization, Institute of Medicine and other policymaking agencies. As a supporter and partner of GHC for more than 10 years and most recently as a board member since 2012, Loyce contributed substantially to the re-envisioning of the organization.

Loyce holds a Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Human Biology from Stanford University and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she was inducted into the Delta Omega Society. She is a member of Phillips Academy (Andover) Alumni Council. She speaks several languages, including Spanish as well as some French and Japanese, and has lived in Africa, Asia, and Europe. Loyce is based in Washington, DC.

Board of Directors

Under the leadership of Dr. Jonathan Quick, the Board members represent the nonprofit, private, and public health sectors, and have years of experience in advocacy, communications, finance, public health, and international development.

Dr. Ayo Ajayi

Ayo Ajayi, MD, MPH, began work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in November 2014. Previously he led strategy development and implementation for PATH country programs in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Before joining PATH in 2008, Dr. Ajayi worked for 16 years with the Population Council, serving as regional director for sub-Saharan Africa. Previously, he was Africa regional vice president for Pathfinder International, served as a government health officer in Nigeria, and taught at Boston University School of Public Health.

Dr. Ajayi has served on numerous occasions as technical advisor and program evaluator for the US Agency for International Development, the World Health Organization, and several other United Nations agencies and private foundations. He is a founding board member of the Burkitt’s lymphoma Kenya Fund and serves on the boards of Ibis Reproductive Health and the Positive Action for Children Fund.

Dr. Ajayi earned his MD from the University of Ibadan Medical School in Nigeria. He received an MPH and a distinguished alumnus award from Boston University School of Public Health with a concentration in health systems; and he completed a postgraduate certificate program in family planning impact evaluation at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Term expires December 31, 2017.

Ms. Paurvi Bhatt


Paurvi Bhatt is the Senior Director for Global Access at Medtronic Philanthropy where she leads a multimillion dollar global strategic grants portfolio that focuses on empowering people impacted by NDCs, enabling frontline health workers, and advancing the policy dialogue to increase access to care for the undeserved.

She is a seasoned global health leader with deep multi-sectoral experience in business, nonprofit, and government sectors. She spearheaded global programs in several private companies including at Levi Strauss and Co. and Abbott. Ms. Bhatt has also managed global health technical portfolios at USAID and CARE USA. She has also served as an international evaluator at the U.S. General Accountability Office. Her technical expertise is in HIV/AIDS, women’s health and health systems and economics. She serves on several human resources, international health and HIV/AIDS working groups, technical advisory committees, and is on several Boards including the Global Business Group on Health, AIDSUnited, and GlobeMed.

She holds a Masters of Public Health in health systems and economics from Yale University, and Bachelor Degree in neuroscience from Northwestern University.

Term expires: December 31, 2018. 

Mr. Simon Bland

Simon Bland leads the UNAIDS New York Office which works at the political level to help unite the world in responding to HIV and AIDS and towards the goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. He is also helping to strengthen the synergies between the AIDS response and broader health, development and security issues that ensures no one is left behind. He takes a particular interest in financing for development and helping make the case for accelerated and increased financing from all sources for AIDS, health and development and reforming the international system to be organized to deliver an ambitious and universal agenda.

Before joining UNAIDS Mr. Bland was a senior civil servant in the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and, most recently, headed their Global Funds Department. He was responsible for the United Kingdom’s policies, programs, financial management and shareholder relations with Global Funds and Innovative Finance in health and education. He represented the United Kingdom on the Boards of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), the GAVI Alliance, UNITAID and the Global Partnership for Education.

Term expires: December 31, 2018. 

Ms. Nasserie Carew

Nasserie Carew is Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs and to the State Department’s Ebola Coordination Unit (ECU).  Ms. Carew leads the bureau’s Ebola communications and other outreach efforts.

Ms. Carew served from 2010-2014 as the Managing Director of Public Affairs at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. Government foreign assistance agency, where she implemented a broad range of communications functions, working with leadership in the White House and across government agencies.  From 2005-2010, she oversaw strategic messaging on sustainable development issues and humanitarian emergencies as the Senior Director of Public Relations at InterAction, the largest coalition of U.S. based international humanitarian and development organizations.

A veteran of issues management, Ms. Carew has led strategic communications for international and national media, major stakeholders, and policy makers over the past 20 years.  She established digital communication strategies, major alliances, reputation management programs and integrated global branding processes. Ms. Carew also managed communications and advertising for the multimillion dollar national re-brand and positioning for YWCA USA.

Ms. Carew earned a B.Sc. from the University of Iowa and a Master’s degree from Howard University.

Term expires December 31, 2017.

Ms. Elizabeth Creel

Liz Creel John Snow IncMs. Elizabeth (Liz) Creel is the director of the Advancing Partners & Communities Project (APC), implemented by John Snow Inc.’s (JSI) APC advances and supports community programs that improve the overall health of communities and achieve other health-related impacts, especially in relationship to family planning. Her specialties include program management, policy development, strategic communications and advocacy.

Ms. Creel has over two decades of experience in international public health with the U.S. government and with various development organizations. Prior to joining APC, Ms. Creel led a multidisciplinary communications team, in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Global Health Bureau and managed and coordinated public policy, advocacy and communications efforts for several non-profits. In addition, Ms. Creel served as a senior technical officer on family planning and population issues for the Population Reference Bureau and worked as a project manager for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on global efforts to restore the ozone depletion and mitigate climate change.

Ms. Creel has a master’s degree in public health from the George Washington University School of Public Health and a master’s degree in international relations/economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of International Studies.

Term expires December 31, 2018.

Ms. Pat Daly

Pat DalyMs. Daly is the Deputy Director of the Department of Health and Nutrition for Save the Children. Her work in international public health for more than 30 years exemplifies a strong commitment to improving the lives of women and children. Ms. Daly has many years of experience with working with NGOs, including more than a decade with Save the Children.

Over the past ten years, she has served as Deputy Director of the USAID Global Partnership, Maternal and Child Integrated Partnership (MCHIP), and ACCESS, the USAID global award for maternal and newborn health. Ms. Daly was also the Deputy Director of Save the Children’s Saving Newborn Lives Initiative, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in which she helped lead and shape efforts to improve neonatal health worldwide. From 1994­2000, Ms. Daly worked with the World Bank in Washington and Indonesia as a technical advisor for safe motherhood and community health and nutrition. She worked with John Snow, Inc., in Nepal and in Senegal as a technical advisor on Primary Health Care with USAID/Senegal. Ms. Daly has lived in Indonesia, Nepal and Senegal and has over 30 years of experience in international health, including 14 years overseas in Asia and Africa, with specialized expertise in maternal, newborn and child health.

Ms. Daly has dedicated her professional career to advancing reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. She is a strong advocate for the continuum of care from reproductive, maternal to newborn to child health and from household to hospital. Ms. Daly also advocates for issues of concern to NGOs, and is committed to being an advocate for communities and local NGOs, whose voices often go unheard.

Term expires December 31, 2018.

Ms. Kate Dodson

UNF Staff, photographed September 2013.Kate Dodson is the Vice President for Global Health at the United Nations Foundation. In this role, Kate works to ensure that the UN Foundation is delivering on its commitments to address the health-related Sustainable Development Goals, and builds synergies with UN agencies and other key multilateral partners. In its global health work, the UN Foundation has dedicated efforts to improve access to immunization and family planning, prevent malaria, and advance SRMNCAH efforts along the continuum of care and in fragile and complex operating environments, all working to advance UN system priorities.

Previously, Kate spent several years as the UN Foundation’s Director of Global Health, and has also served as Executive Director of Program Integration, focused on cross-department and cross-issue collaboration. Kate joined the UN Foundation in 2004 and spent her first five years in the sustainable development program in various positions, focused at the intersection of poverty reduction and environmental stewardship.

Ms. Dodson has served on numerous advisory bodies for UN-related multi-partner initiatives, and as co-chair of the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) for four years.  She has also held positions at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and has traveled, worked and studied in several countries. She has a master’s degree with distinction from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a bachelor’s degree with departmental honors from Bates College in Maine.

Term expires December 31, 2019.

Dr. Peter J. Donaldson

PeterDonaldson.PopulationCouncilDr. Donaldson is the President of the Population Council, as appointed by its board of trustees in January 2005. His first postdoctoral employment was as a Council staff associate in Thailand (1973–75) and a representative in South Korea (1975–77). He then spent eight years at Family Health International in North Carolina, where he served ultimately as Director of Development and Government Relations. From 1985 to 1989, Dr. Donaldson was the Director of the Committee on Population of the National Research Council. In 1989, he returned to the Council to become a senior associate and Regional Director for South and East Asia, once again located in Thailand. He was the Chief Executive Officer of the Washington, DC-based Population Reference Bureau from 1994 to 2003.

Dr. Donaldson rejoined the Population Council in 2003 as Vice President and Director of the International Programs Division, the Council’s largest division, and also served as acting president prior to becoming president. In addition to his management and leadership responsibilities, Dr. Donaldson served on the board of directors of the Population Association of America, on the council of the Population Section of the American Sociological Association, and as a member of the advisory committee of the Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, Bangkok.

Dr. Donaldson earned a Ph.D. in sociology from Brown University, as well as Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from Fordham University. In 2010, he received an honorary doctorate from Mahidol University in Thailand. Dr. Donaldson has written or edited six books and numerous articles for both scientific and popular publications on population, development, and Asian affairs.

Term expires December 31, 2017.

Ms. Karen Goraleski

The Sherwood Group August 3, 2011. Photo by Andrew Collings.Ms. Goraleski is Executive Director of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, a worldwide organization of scientists, clinicians and program professionals, whose mission is to promote global health through the prevention and control of infectious and other diseases that disproportionately impact the world’s poorest individuals. Ms. Goraleski oversees all aspects of the Society’s efforts, which include: the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; the CTropMed® Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health; the Annual Meeting, which attracts a global audience and is widely considered the premier meeting in tropical medicine; and a portfolio of activities that includes awards and research opportunities, policy development, advocacy and membership.

An experienced presenter, knowledgeable in the translation of complex issues for decision makers, media and public, Ms. Goraleski has led national and local workshops for the science community that focus on innovative advocacy using strategies designed to help a non­science audience better understand the value and importance of a strong U.S. investment in research.

Earlier positions included executive roles at the American Medical Association and the American Hospital Association, both in Chicago. As Chief of Staff to the AMA’s Senior Vice President for Professional Standards, Ms. Goraleski integrated activities of 125 staff and a $12.5 million budget. As Associate Director of the American Society for Health Care Marketing and Public Relations at the AHA, she planned, managed and evaluated professional educational programs and directed its national professional award program.

Ms. Goraleski received a Master of Social Work from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts from St. Xavier University in Chicago.

Term expires December 31, 2017.

Mr. Jared Hoffman

Jared (Jed) M. Hoffman is the Vice President for Resource Development and Management in the International Programs Group of World Vision – US, leading a team of technical advisors, program management officers, senior business development officers and grant development specialists in the design and management oversight of a diverse portfolio of ongoing development programs in Africa, Latin America, eastern Europe and the Middle East and East / South Asia funded by USG agencies, multilaterals such as the World Food Program and the Global Fund, and major foundations.  He has executive supervision for multi-country initiatives such as the CORE Polio Eradication Program, the All Child Reading and the MOMENT Family Planning programs, supported by USAID and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Prior to joining World Vision, Mr. Hoffman lived and worked in Latin America and Africa for 25 years, carrying out archival research, working as a journalist, and supervising grass-roots development and relief programs.  As Global Chief of Party for the AIDSRelief PEPFAR Track 1.0 Emergency Scale-up of anti-retroviral treatment program, he led a consortium of 6 implementing organizations (Catholic Relief Services, Children’s AIDS Fund, Catholic Medical Mission Board, IMA-World Health, Institute for Human Virology of the University of Maryland-Institute for Human Virology, and The Futures Group), and over 300 local partner organizations supporting durable clinical outcomes for 450,000 patients in 9 countries in Africa and the Caribbean.  As Regional Director for Catholic Relief Services’ development and relief programs in Latin America and the Caribbean, Mr. Hoffman provided executive leadership to 12 country offices and 7 outreach programs in the Americas.  The regional director responsibilities followed 15 years as Country Representative for CRS programs in Peru, Central Africa, Mexico, and Guatemala.

Mr. Hoffman was a Fulbright-Hays Scholar carrying out research in economic and social history in central Peruvian Highlands, a freelance journalism in Lima, Peru specializing in economic themes, and a Research Specialist for the University of Wisconsin California Condor Project supported by the US Fish and Wildlife Department.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and History from Denison University, a Masters of Arts Degree in Ibero-American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Masters of Arts Degree in International Policy and Practice from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.

Term expires December 31, 2019.

Dr. Keith Martin

Martin_KeithDr. Martin is the Senior Advisor at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) and a distinguished leader in global health. He spent 17 years as a Canadian Member of Parliament, acting in many senior roles in the areas of foreign affairs, international development, defense, and environment. He has taken a leadership role in these areas in North America and internationally. Dr. Martin is widely connected to the global health community across a broad range of disciplines. As CUGH’s Senior Advisor and point person in our Washington, D.C. office, Dr. Martin is ideally suited to help catalyze strong, synergistic collaborations between CUGH and GHC.


Term expires December 31, 2016.

Dr. Jonathan Quick, Board Chairman

dr-quickDr. Quick serves as interim chair of the Global Health Council’s Board of Directors. He is a family physician and health management specialist and is the President and CEO of Management Sciences for Health (MSH). An international non­profit organization with teams in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, MSH builds local capacity to achieve greater health impact through stronger health systems. Dr. Quick was Director of Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy at the World Health Organization from 1996 to 2004. Prior to that, he served with MSH as founding director of the Drug Management program/center for pharmaceutical management, then as a long-term advisor for the Afghanistan Health Sector Support Project and the Kenya Health Care Financing Project.

Dr. Quick has worked in international health since 1978, and has carried out assignments in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. He is the senior editor of Managing Drug Supply, co­author of the Financial Times Guide to Executive Health, and has written over 70 other books, articles, and chapters. He is on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School Department of Global Health and Social Medicine and the Boston University School of Public Health, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. He has a first degree from Harvard University and a Doctor of Medicine, with distinction in research, and Master of Public Health from the University of Rochester.

Term expires December 31, 2018.

Mr. Leonard S. Rubenstein

Len Rubenstein JHUMr. Rubenstein is Senior Scholar at the Center for Human Rights and Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and has a joint appointment at the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University. At Hopkins, he founded the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, which brings together global health, human rights, humanitarian, and health professional communities to advance protection of health in situations of conflict. Mr. Rubenstein has served as Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (2008­2009), Executive Director and then President of Physicians for Human Rights (1996­2009) and Executive Director of the Judge David Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law (1991­1996). Mr. Rubenstein has written extensively both for scientific journals and in major media and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Board of Directors of the International Federation of Health and Human Rights Organizations. He has served on the board of directors of InterAction and global health organizations, as well as on the Governing Council of the American Public Health Association, where he now is a member of APHA’s Human Rights Committee and Action Board. He is the recipient the Congressional Minority Caucuses’ Healthcare Hero Award and the APHA Award for Peace.

Term expires December 31, 2018.

Mr. Tracy Sims

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Tracy Sims is Senior Advisor for Global Corporate Affairs at Eli Lilly and Company and is Leader for Corporate Affairs for Lilly’s Access Expansion organization. Lilly is an innovation focused, research and development based, biopharmaceutical corporation with global operations.

In his 25-year professional career Tracy has held roles in government, non-profit, and the private sector. A 20-year Lilly veteran, he has extensive experience in designing and implementing healthcare outcome improvement efforts world-wide. Tracy led the strategy design of Lilly’s U.S. patient assistance programs with novel efforts specific to Medicare Part D. He led strategy development and implementation of Phase III for the Lilly MDR-TB Partnership which is a $30M, 5-year effort to improve health outcomes for underserved populations affected by MDR-TB in China, India, Russia, and South Africa. Additionally, he led strategy development and implementation of Phase I for the Lilly NCD Partnership which is a $30M, 5-year effort to improve health outcomes for underserved populations affected by diabetes in Brazil, India, Mexico, and South Africa. Most recently, Tracy has led corporate affairs efforts associated with sustainably improving access to Lilly’s diabetes care products in China and India.

Tracy holds a bachelor of arts degree in communications and history from Whitworth University from which he graduated with honors.

Term expires December 31, 2017.

Mr. Michael P. Tarnok

M Tarnok_HeadshotMichael P. Tarnok, 59 has served on the Board of Directors of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. since September 2007 and as Chairman of the Board Since June 2009. Mr. Tarnok served as interim chief executive officer from April 2009 to May 2009. He is a seasoned finance and operational executive with extensive pharmaceutical industry experience in a wide range of functional areas. Mr. Tarnok spent the majority of his career at Pfizer Inc., which he joined in 1989 as Finance Director-US Manufacturing and from 2000-2007 served as Senior Vice President, Finance in Pfizer’s US Pharmaceutical Division. In this position, Mr. Tarnok handled all financial responsibilities for the division including contracting, trade management, forecasting of significant product launches and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. He also served as General Manager of the company’s Greenstone generics division. Prior to joining Pfizer, Mr. Tarnok worked primarily in financial disciplines for ITT Rayonier, Inc., Celanese Corporation and Olivetti Corporation of America. Mr. Tarnok earned an M.B.A in Marketing from New York University and a B.S. in Accounting from St. John’s University.

Term expires December 31, 2016. 

Ms. Rachel Wilson

Rachel sq picMs. Wilson is Principal at Catalysts for Change, a woman-owned consulting firm that provides strategic advice, facilitation, and support to global health and development institutions to strengthen country-based advocacy strategy, capacity, and impact.

Ms. Wilson has 25 years of experience in public health policy, research, communications, and advocacy. Before founding Catalysts for Change, Ms. Wilson created and grew the advocacy and public policy department at PATH; established the policy communications function at the Global Health Council; developed the women’s health policy and advocacy program at the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital; led public health advocacy at the Massachusetts Public Health Association; and coordinated research on women’s and children’s health at the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine. She has held numerous board and advisory roles with entities including PMNCH, the RMNCH Steering Committee, the Global Health Council, the Global Health Technologies Coalition, Women Deliver, the UN Every Woman Every Child Innovation and Advocacy Working Groups, the U.S. Coalition for Child Survival, the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, and the Stop TB Partnership.

Ms. Wilson earned her Masters in Public Health from Boston University.

Term expires December 31, 2017.