Our members serve to raise awareness and catalyze action around important global health issues. From being active participants in our advocacy work to highlighting critical global health issues in the developing world, GHC members make up an important constituency driving forward the global health agenda.
Our members are diverse. They...
- Represent a number of sectors, including academic institutions & think tanks, associations & coalitions, contractors & consulting firms, corporations and corporate foundations, and non-governmental implementers;
- Supported programming of global health issues ranging from AIDS to Zika;
- Focus on a variety of functions, from research through delivery and evaluation
- Operate in more than 150 countries worldwide
- Are headquartered across more than 13 U.S. states and five countries
- Have a combined annual revenue of over $40 billion
This diversity of membership is what makes GHC’s presence within the global health landscape so strong, and is the basis for many of GHC’s activities and approaches.
Additionally, GHC works closely in partnership with a number of additional organizations that are key stakeholders in the global health space. These include other coalitions and alliances, government agencies and multilateral institutions.
GHC 2020 MEMBERS
MOREOVER, GLOBAL HEALTH COUNCIL:
- Provides a fact-based platform for a shared voice on cross-cutting global health issues.
- Promotes and catalyzes an inclusive community of diverse people and organizations.
- Challenges the status quo, connects visionaries and implementers, and calls for action with global and local impact.
- Champions results-oriented, measureable, person-centered solutions that drive sustainable health equity with funder and implementer accountability.
- Promotes collaborative action reflecting our commitment to human development through better health worldwide.
We must articulate the why, what, and how of global health as a community.
We win by working together and focusing on our common ground.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Under the leadership of Kate Dodson, 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.
In addition to our Board of Directors, we also have a President's Advisory Council filled with experts who provide us with additional guidance.
John Ariale joined Cloakroom Advisors with nearly 30 years of senior level experience in congressional relations, legislative politics and advocacy. He brings a comprehensive knowledge of the intricate and complex details of the appropriations process to the practice with policy expertise in the areas of effective foreign assistance, international relations, defense, the foreign assistance framework, global development, global health, homeland security, defense and financial services.
Prior to joining Cloakroom, Mr. Ariale founded Ariale Strategies, LLC and worked as a Senior Government Relations Consultant at the law firm of Becker & Poliakoff. Before leaving government service, Mr. Ariale served as Congressman Ander Crenshaw’s Chief of Staff and his Appropriations Associate, the Member’s liaison to the House Committee on Appropriations, working extensively on the portfolio of issues under the jurisdiction of the Subcommittees on State, Foreign Operations, Homeland Security, Financial Services, and Defense.
Mr. Ariale graduated from Stetson University and received his J.D. from Stetson University’s College of Law. Mr. Ariale resides with his wife Susan and their family in Northern Virginia.
Term expires: December 31, 2019.
Vickie Barrow-Klein has over near three decades of experience in strategic corporate operations, with at least two of those spent serving in a financial role within the international NGO sector. Throughout her career, she has enjoyed a reputation for mentoring staff as an accomplished leader, expertise in change management, and a proven record of providing strategic direction and oversight to ensure an organization’s financial soundness.
Ms. Barrow-Klein currently serves as CFO for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Inc. where she leads the finance and accounting functions and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
Prior to Planned Parenthood, Ms. Barrow-Klein served as the CFO for Management Sciences for Health (MSH). At MSH, she strategically led the organization of more than 2,500 employees, over 40 offices and revenues near $300 million working in the areas of finance, internal audit, grants and contracts, procurement, legal and compliance, marketing and fundraising and facilities.
She also served as CFO for two of the largest international humanitarian and relief organizations in the US—CARE USA and Save the Children Federation, where she led finance, information technology, grants, and contracts. At Save the Children, she created knowledge management processes to enable information and knowledge sharing in more than 50 countries. She has also led financial operations at Population Council and the Peace Corps. She grounded her career in the management consulting practice at PwC serving both private sector and government clients.
Ms. Barrow-Klein received her Masters of Business Administration from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA and her undergraduate degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC. She has served on the boards of the Partnership for Supply Chain Management, InsideNGO, NetHope, Inc., Society for International Development Washington Chapter and Access Africa Fund.
Term expires: December 31, 2021.
Paurvi Bhatt is the Vice President of Medtronic Philanthropy and President of Medtronic Foundation, leading the philanthropic and community affairs strategies of Medtronic, PLC.
Ms. Bhatt is a seasoned global health and development leader, with a distinguished career delivering innovative and successful cross-disciplinary solutions to challenging issues of scale and sustainability. Her focus includes strategic philanthropy and investment; corporate social responsibility; health benefit reimbursement, and partnership design particularly in emerging markets and resource poor settings. She has shaped best practice health and social responsibility portfolios in several companies including Levi Strauss and Co. and Abbott, as well as, with the government and nonprofit sector, at USAID, US GAO, and CARE. Her technical training is in health systems and economics – with specific focus on HIV/AIDS, women’s health and impact measurement.
She is known for her commitment to building the next generation of women leaders in global health, and for advocating for “working daughters”. She serves on several advisory groups and Boards focusing on leadership and global health including Last Mile Health, GlobeMed, Women Leaders in Global Health, Global Health Council (GHC) Board, and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health Campaign Cabinet. Ms. Bhatt holds a Master of Public Health in health systems and economics from Yale University and Bachelor Degree in neuroscience from Northwestern University, is PhD (ABD) from Johns Hopkins University.
Amy Boldosser-Boesch is Senior Director and head of the FCI Program of MSH, a global non-profit organization that works with countries and communities to build strong, resilient, sustainable health systems that can provide equitable, affordable access to high-quality health services for all who need them. Ms. Boldosser-Boesch leads the FCI Program of MSH's advocacy and accountability work for improved reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health and manages the Secretariat for the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism of UHC2030, which is hosted at MSH. Previously, she was interim president and CEO, and vice president of global advocacy, at Family Care International (FCI), a non-governmental organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safer in the developing world, whose programs and staff were integrated into MSH in late 2015.
She has more than two decades of experience in both global and domestic health policy and advocacy, with a focus on women's and adolescents’ health and rights. Before joining FCI, she was director of local advocacy initiatives at the National Institute for Reproductive Health, led a NYC Department of Health-funded initiative to increase emergency contraception access among adolescents and immigrant women, Ms. Boldosser-Boesch was program officer and interim deputy director at the International Organization for Adolescents, and worked in the Health Equity program of the Rockefeller Foundation on initiatives to redress health disparities in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. She has also served as a consultant on projects focused on adolescent reproductive health, peer education programs, HIV care services, and assessment of gender policies.
Ms. Boldosser-Boesch is an active member of a number of global advocacy initiatives, including the Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality Working Group, the Advance Family Planning Leadership Group, the FP2020 Expert Advisory Community, and serves on the UNFPA Global Advisory Council and the World Health Organization Advocacy Advisory Group. She speaks, reads, and writes Spanish and French at an advanced level.
Ms. Boldosser-Boesch holds a Master of International Affairs in Human Rights from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts with honors in Romance Languages and Politics from New York University.
Term expires December 31, 2021
Anthony Brown is Senior Legal Counsel with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. With Gavi since 2005, as an innovative and solutions-oriented lawyer, Mr. Brown advises on the range of issues affecting a global health partnerships with over 9 billion in financing over its 5-year strategic period. He has been instrumental in the set up and operations of Gavi’s innovative financing mechanisms that have helped Gavi mobilize and channel more funding to immunization programmes in low-income countries and achieve predictability in funding streams. He co-led projects to increase efficiencies of Gavi’s governance and operational structure. And as a business partner to Gavi’s country programme team, he works with his clients to ensure maximum use of Gavi investments.
From 2015 – 2016, Mr. Brown was on a secondment with the CGIAR System Organization, a global agricultural research partnership, where, as Acting General Counsel, he helped lead a major governance transition. Collaborating with Government funders and implementing partners, he also developed the organization’s new partnership financing agreements. Previous to Gavi, Anthony worked with a litigation law firm and he started his career in New York with the strategy consulting firm of Booz Allen & Hamilton.
Mr. Brown is a graduate of Columbia College and earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his M.B.A. from the Wharton School.
Term expires December 31, 2020.
Nasserie Carew is currently Director of Global Communications & Office of Public Affairs at the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). In this role, she is responsible for the agency’s worldwide communications strategy and execution, including media relations, employee communications, and thought-leadership communications. BBG is a U.S. federal agency that oversees the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Radio Free Asia, and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting.
Ms. Carew joined the BBG from the U.S. Department of State, where she served as Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs and led communications in the State Department’s Ebola Coordination Unit (ECU). Prior to that she served as the Managing Director of Public Affairs at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, where she managed a broad range of communications functions, working with leadership in the White House and across government agencies.
A veteran of issues management, Ms. Carew has led international and national strategic communications for over 20 years. Ms. Carew is a member of the Global Health Council’s board of directors and has served on numerous advisory committees including the advisory body of the World Congress on Communication for Development. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Iowa and a Master’s degree from Howard University.
Term expires December 31, 2021.
Kate Dodson, GHC Board Chair
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, Ms. Dodson 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. Ms. Dodson 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, 2021.
Pape Gaye is a native of Senegal and a lifelong advocate for health workers, strong health systems, and access to health care for all. Under his leadership as president and CEO of IntraHealth International, the organization has made human resources for health a crucial part of the worldwide conversation on global health. Mr. Gaye draws on three decades of leadership in international health and development as he oversees work in around 40 countries to strengthen their health workforces and health systems. During his watch, IntraHealth has led two of the US government’s flagship human resources for health projects (the Capacity Project and CapacityPlus) and established official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO). Mr. Gaye has long advocated for a greater focus on the health workforce. In May 2016 at the World Health Assembly, the WHO and member states responded to such advocacy efforts with the first-ever global health workforce strategy, Workforce 2030.
Mr. Gaye is a frequent international speaker on issues related to capacity-building and the global health workforce. In the United States, his testimony on Capitol Hill during a 2014 Ebola-focused congressional hearing brought the role of frontline health workers to the fore. As a panelist during the White House Global Summit in July 2016, he urged the incoming US president to focus on international aid and human resources for health as powerful investments in our shared future. His editorials appear regularly in the Huffington Post, Devex, and other media outlets. Partnership, Mr. Gaye believes, is essential. He forges strong collaborative relationships with diverse stakeholders—from ministries of health to private-sector partners to local health workers—to meet the enormous health challenges we face in low- and middle-income countries. Mr. Gaye began his career with the US Peace Corps, and went on to work with the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Committee and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Before his appointment as CEO at IntraHealth, he led the organization’s regional office for West, Central, and North Africa. Mr. Gaye holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California at Los Angeles. His board and advisory services include the Center for African Family Studies, Duke University’s Global Health Institute, Global Health Council, PAI, the Reproductive Health NGO CEO Working Group, Speak Up Africa, and the Triangle Global Health Consortium.
Term expires December 31, 2020.
Chandresh Harjivan has helped develop the organizational strategies for many health focused organizations – with full top down and bottom up transformations, improving the ability to achieve mission objectives, gain substantial operational efficiencies and improve staff morale. He combines his clinical expertise as a pharmacist, population health expertise with his Public Health degree, and business management and industry expertise with his MBA to provide a holistic approach to improve the awareness, availability and access of populations to health care.
Dr. Harjivan leads Boston Consulting Group Public Health Sector Practice. Previously, he led PwC’s Global Public Health Practice and the Global Relationship Partner for the World Bank. He led Management Consulting for PwC’s Public Sector Practice, overseeing 800 management consultants focused on Strategy, Operations, Customer, People and Change and Finance. Diversity leader within the Health Industries and Public Sector Practices.
He holds a Master of Business Administration , Oxford University, Oxford, UK, Master of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, and Doctor of Pharmacy University of Maryland, College Park, MD. He was a Scholar at the Department of Economics, Harvard University, Boston MA.
Term expires December 31, 2021.
Amy Israel is the Senior Director, Public Affairs Global Health & Africa at Novartis since 2018, where she leads Novartis engagement in the global health policy agenda in Geneva and sub-Saharan Africa. Ms. Israel has spent the past 20 years designing and implementing programs for at-risk communities in health with private sector, governments and non-government organizations in North and Central America, Eastern Europe, Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa.
Prior to her current role, Ms. Israel led global health partnerships and thought leadership at Eli Lilly and Company, creating a multi-million dollar partnership across eight countries to improve health outcomes for at-risk populations. This resulted in national scale of pilot programs and over 100 partner publications in peer-reviewed journals while improving individual health for millions. Ms. Israel spearheaded health or policy initiatives in more than 25 countries earlier in her career on behalf of nonprofit or international organizations. Examples include creating women’s micro-enterprises in Mexico, shaping HIV policy in South Africa, and supporting immigrants and young incarcerated people in Detroit.
She has held numerous committee and advisory roles with entities such as the Private Sector Delegation to the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the NCD Alliance, the NCD Roundtable, and WHO. Israel holds a Master of Social Work in Community Organizing from the University of Michigan and is based in Geneva.
Term expires December 31, 2020.
Joy Hamilton Marini
Joy Marini is Executive Director, Global Community Impact (GCI), Johnson & Johnson, a position she assumed in 2007 following six years with the Johnson & Johnson Pediatric Institute.
Ms. Marini leads the Company’s global public health and development team focused on improving health for women, children and adolescents. This portfolio includes programs worldwide on maternal and infant survival, child health, and women’s and girls’ empowerment. Ms. Marini was actively engaged in the Company’s commitment to Every Woman Every Child that reached over 400 million women and children. She now heads the Johnson & Johnson 5-year commitment to the Every Newborn Action Plan, which will improve skills and knowledge of birth attendants and mothers in 20 countries. Additionally, she directs the Johnson & Johnson Citizenship and Sustainability commitment for supporting skilled birth attendants.
She has been instrumental in establishing cross-sector, long-term collaborations to improve health and empower girls and women. Ms. Marini has co-developed or led public-private partnerships including Born on Time, Survive & Thrive, and the China Neonatal Resuscitation Program, which is now in its 11th year. She and her team work with UN, Civil Society and Government partners to develop sustainable programs that range from clinical training; to the integration of health, equity and empowerment.
Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Ms. Marini was in clinical practice as a PA. She has also held sales, marketing and continuing medical education roles at Bristol-Myers Squibb and the PR divisions of Omnicom and Grey Advertising.
Ms. Marini serves as a designated representative for Johnson & Johnson at numerous international forums, committees and organizations related to women and children. These include Women Deliver, Save the Children, Global Affairs Canada, USAID, the International Pediatric Association, the International Confederation of Midwives and numerous United Nations agencies, such as UNICEF, WHO and UNFPA. She is the private sector representative to WHO’s Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) and serves on the Board for GBCHealth.
She is an active blogger on the Huffington Post and other media outlets, and can be followed on Twitter @joymarini. Ms. Marini was both a Rutgers School of Health-Related Professions Alumni of the Year and a Girl Scout Leader of the Year. She has a college-age daughter and son.
Term expires December 31, 2019.
Tom Nicholson specializes in designing and launching strategic initiatives in global health, with a focus on projects built on solidarity, mutual assistance, and eliminating causes of early death and injury.
He holds an appointment as Associate in Research at the Duke Center for International Development (DCID), stemming from a research partnership he launched between DCID and Harvard Medical School’s Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, with a focus on policy innovation in the global response to drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB). His publications focus on human rights and health, mutual aid, and integrated health systems.
In 2015, he co-founded AA&D, a new global NGO focused on health care delivery in challenging settings, which is aligned with Partners In Health, Interactive Research and Development, Harvard Medical School, and the Zero TB Initiative (of which AA&D is current Secretariat). As Executive Director, AA&D has grown to a multi-million dollar organization in three years. AA&D has projects and partners in six countries providing health care delivery for diabetes, hepatitis, tuberculosis, and HIV. Nicholson
Mr. Nicholson is an international technical consultant to the United Nations Office for Project Services. In this capacity, he travels to India, Ukraine, and other countries advising governments and partners on health delivery program strengthening.
He was also a Project Director for a 5-year population health grant from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s African Health Initiative (AHI) to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Partners in Health, Harvard Medical School, the National University of Rwanda - School of Public Health, and the Rwandan Ministry of Health. Prior to this, he managed and coordinated international multidrug-resistant tuberculosis projects in the Russian Federation and the former Soviet Union with Partners on Health, and has been involved in global TB policy discussions since 2005.
Mr. Nicholson holds a Master of International Development Policy (MIDP) from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and a BA in Political Science from Indiana University - Bloomington. He was a Visiting Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School in 2013.
Term expires December 31, 2021.
Susan L. Polan, Ph.D., is the associate executive director for public affairs and advocacy with the American Public Health Association. She oversees the Association’s departments of government relations and affiliate affairs, communications and membership. She is responsible for planning and directing APHA’s legislative, regulatory and legal activities, communicating those initiatives and Association news to members and the public, and overseeing membership recruitment and retention and Affiliate, Caucus and Section relations. Prior to joining APHA, Ms. Polan worked as the director of government relations at the Trust for America’s Health, a public health advocacy organization. There, she served as lead staff lobbyist to Congress, federal agencies and the administration on priority issues, including public health infrastructure development, chronic disease prevention and where she advocated for new funding for a nationwide health tracking network. Ms. Polan has almost two decades of experience in public health, government relations and associations. She has drafted legislation for Senate consideration on tobacco control and Safe and Drug-Free Schools as an American Association for Advancement of Science Congressional science and technology fellow for the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee. She served as director of federal government relations at the American Cancer Society and as president and senior advisor of Partnership for Prevention, where she represented the nonprofit to government officials, congressional offices, the Congressional Prevention Coalition and other partners. She has also worked as a health policy consultant whose projects included encouraging an increase in funding for environmental health concerns and grant writing for several health clients. Ms. Polan earned her bachelor of science degree in psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She later earned a master’s of science degree in health psychology from San Diego State University and a doctorate in social ecology from the University of California, Irvine.
Term expires December 31, 2020.
Michele Sumilas is Managing Director of Bread for World, a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. She manages the daily operations of Bread for the World and Bread for the World Institute and assists the president in directing Bread’s overall strategies.
Before joining Bread, she served at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), including as chief of staff, deputy chief of staff and in the Office of Budget and Resource Management. USAID is a 10,000-person government agency with 13 bureaus in Washington, D.C., and 75 missions around the world.
Ms. Sumilas previously served on the House of Representatives’ appropriations subcommittee on state and foreign operations, where she oversaw the U.S. government’s development policy and budget. Prior to serving in government, Ms. Sumilas worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she led a global health advocacy portfolio. She also served as the director of government relations for the Global Health Council.
Ms. Sumilas has a Masters of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and an undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College. She lives in Washington DC with her partner and two sons.
Term expires December 31, 2020.
Director, Advocacy & Engagement
Kiki Kalkstein is Global Health Council’s Director of Advocacy and Engagement. In this role Kiki leads GHC's strategic advocacy and engagement initiatives across the global health community. Kiki has more than 10 years of experience in policy analysis, advocacy, and coalition building in the DC global health advocacy space. She joined GHC in 2019. Before GHC, Kiki worked at Pathfinder International as the implementing organization's lead DC advocate, working to improve US and global health policy environments by influencing and informing policy and appropriations decisions. Kiki also worked at the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), an advocacy organization, where she advanced gender equality by shaping public discourse around sexual and reproductive health and rights and influencing the US government policies. Kiki has dedicated her career to advancing the health, rights, and well-being of the most marginalized individuals globally. She studied public health and global poverty at the University of California, Berkeley.
Heyab M Ogbasion
Manager, External Engagement
Heyab M. Ogbasion is the Manager of External Engagement at Global Health Council. In this role, Heyab drives the organization’s communication and membership recruitment strategy to increase engagement and strengthen the voice of global health. Prior to joining GHC, she worked in the federal government at the National Institutes of Health as a senior program analyst for the Office of Director. She is also a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and has worked for international organizations including the United Nations - Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and Search for Common Ground. Heyab is passionate about topics related to gender equality and chaired Morocco’s active Peace Corps Gender and Development (GAD) committee and continued to support program development and fundraising efforts for a local adolescent girl's empowerment NGO based in Marrakech.
Heyab graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance & International Business and holds a Masters of Science in Organizational Development from Towson University. She is multilingual and speaks Arabic and Spanish.
Advocacy & Community Partnerships Coordinator
Rebecca Daedalus is the Advocacy and Community Partnerships Coordinator at Global Health Council (GHC). In this role, she implements GHC’s global health policy agenda and supports the mobilization of the advocacy network. She aims to increase engagement and work with community stakeholders to promote public health. Prior to joining GHC, Rebecca served as a Legislative Assistant for Congressman Greg Walden (OR-02), handling issues of foreign aid, developmental assistance, labor, infrastructure, telecommunications, and education. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from American University and completed her undergraduate studies at Westminster College in Pennsylvania.
Senior Associate, External Affairs
Nyana Quashie is the Senior Associate for External Affairs at the Global Health Council (GHC). In her role Nyana works on communications and liaising with members to increase engagement and strengthen the voice of global health. Prior to joining GHC, Nyana worked on promoting public health on the local U.S. county level for several years at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) where she focused on programs and events around infectious disease and informatics. Nyana got her start in global health doing advocacy work with RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund as a REAL Change Advocacy Fellow in Maryland/Washington, DC. Nyana holds a Bachelor of Science in Geography from the University of Maryland where she also minored in both Spanish Language and Global Poverty. Nyana also speaks some Japanese.