Global Health Council’s programming is currently supported by the following individuals:
Danielle HeibergSenior Manager, Policy and Advocacy
Elizabeth KohlwaySenior Manager, External Affairs & Operations
Victoria RodriguezAdvocacy Associate
Alexandrina NakanwagiCommunications Associate
Danielle Heiberg is the Senior Manager of Policy and Advocacy at Global Health Council (GHC). In this role, she manages GHC’s domestic and global advocacy strategy and coordinates GHC’s relationship with the global health advocacy community. She oversees GHC’s appropriations and legislative work; manages the publication of “The Global Health Briefing Book” and other advocacy resources; and coordinates the work of several thematic roundtables. Prior to joining GHC, she was a Senior Program Associate at InterAction, where she was responsible for managing thematic working groups on global health, food security and agriculture, and climate and development. Danielle also managed communications and outreach for NGO Aid Map, an initiative to map the work of InterAction members. Previously, she worked in the Public Policy office of Yahoo and in the Congressional and Public Affairs office of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, an independent federal agency. She also worked on Capitol Hill for Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). Danielle holds a BA in International Relations from Mills College.
Elizabeth (Liz) Kohlway is the Senior Manager of External Affairs & Operations at Global Health Council. In this role, Liz drives the organization’s communication strategy and manages the membership recruitment and engagement platforms. Moreover, Liz brings together members and partners to strengthen the voice of the global health community and effectively reach key stakeholders such as U.S. and global government officials and donors. Prior to joining GHC, she was a Programs Assistant at Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB), acting as chief liaison between country field offices and the organization’s headquarters in New York. Previously, Liz managed operations for a public relations and consulting firm specializing in radio and television services. Liz received a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University and completed her undergraduate studies in English and Political Science at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. In her free time, Liz enjoys exercising outdoors and traveling to new countries.
Victoria Rodriguez is a 2018-2019 Global Health Corps Fellow and currently provides support to the Global Health Council advocacy team in her role as Advocacy Associate. Prior to joining GHC, Victoria worked with Maine Equal Justice Partners, a legal aid nonprofit focused on addressing issues of poverty in Maine. While there, she worked on a statewide campaign to expand Medicaid. Victoria holds a master’s degree in public health from the University at Albany School of Public Health. While completing her studies, she was selected to participate in Duke University’s Global Policy Program in Geneva. She interned with the Country Programme Gap Analysis and Accountability Division at UNAIDS where she assessed country budgets and produced an internal publication addressing policy recommendations for 30 countries with the highest prevalence of HIV infection.
Alexandrina Nakanwagi is a 2018-2019 Global Health Corps Fellow and currently supports the Global Health Council team as their Communications Associate. In this role, she manages GHC’s social media platforms, coordinates the GHC News Flash newsletter, and assists with other relevant communications and logistical needs. Prior to joining GHC, Alexandrina has spent the last four years handling communications and marketing for Program for Accessible health Communication and Education (PACE) and Population Services International Uganda (PSIU), both in-country affiliates and partner organizations with PSI in Uganda. In this time, Alexandrina has developed 360 degree social behavioral change campaigns promoting the uptake of contraception, maternal health services and early cervical cancer screening, and led an initiative to make reproductive, maternal and child health promotion messages available to millions of Ugandans through an on-demand information service. Moreover, prior to her current fellowship, Alexandria participated in Uganda’s Ministry of Health’s Behavior Change Communications Technical Working Group, including being responsible for reviewing all major health promotion campaigns across all health areas before roll out and was the Secretariat’s representative for implementing partners.
Moreover, Global Impact serves as GHC’s Secretariat, providing the organization with additional operational services. The leadership team for the Secretariat is Scott Jackson, President & CEO and Kathleen Lowenthal, Managing Director, Partner Solutions.
Global Impact is a leader in growing global philanthropy. The organization builds partnerships and raises resources that help the world’s most vulnerable people by providing integrated, partner-specific advisory and secretariat services; campaign design, marketing and implementation for workplace and signature fundraising campaigns; and fiscal agency, technology services and integrated giving platforms. Global Impact works with approximately 300 public and private workplace giving campaigns to generate funding for an alliance of more than 100 international charities. Through strategic council and implementation support, Global Impact enables private sector and nonprofit organizations to achieve their philanthropic goals. The organization serves as administrator for two of the world’s largest workplace giving campaigns, the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) of the National Capital Area and CFC Overseas. Since 1956, Global Impact has generated more than $1.8 billion to help the world’s most vulnerable people.