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 2018 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.
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, 2018.
Paurvi Bhatt is Managing Director, Global Health and Community Well-being, at Medtronic Foundation where she leads strategic partnerships in health and well-being that are positioned to scale and sustain improved health outcomes for the underserved around the world. A seasoned global health and development leader, Ms. Bhatt is known for 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 measurement. Ms. Bhatt is known as for her commitment to building the next generation of women leaders in global health. She serves on several advisory groups focusing on human resources, and global health including advising Last Mile Health and Women Leaders in Global Health. She holds Board leadership roles serving as Treasurer for Global Health Council (GHC), and Board Chair for 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.
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, 2018.
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, 2018
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
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
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
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
Michael P. Tarnok
Michael P. Tarnok currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ionetix Inc., a privately held nuclear medicines company. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Dyadic International, Inc., a role he assumed in January 2015 after joining the Board in June 2014. Previously, from September 2007 to May 2016, Mr. Tarnok served on the Board of Directors of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., and carried out the role of Chairman of the Board starting in June 2009. In addition, he served as interim chief executive officer from April 2009 to May 2009. Mr. Tarnok is a seasoned finance and operational executive with extensive pharmaceutical industry experience in a wide range of functional areas. He 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, 2019
Senior Manager, Policy & Advocacy
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.
Senior Manager, External Affairs & Operations
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 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.
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.
We recognize the importance of pushing back against dangerous, debilitating policies alongside exploring uncharted avenues and actors to help reach our goals.
We are grateful to each of you who partners with us on this journey toward better health for all.
~Loyce Pace, MPH, President and Executive Director, Global Health Council
Excerpt from the President's Letter