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