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.
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.
Elisha Dunn-Georgiou, President & Chief Executive Officer
Elisha Dunn-Georgiou is a lifelong advocate with a passion for improving the health and well-being of vulnerable populations in the U.S. and globally. A seasoned leader in the fields of public health and international development, she has over 20 years of experience working to advance political will, create systemic change, and increase resources for policies and programs to improve the health of women, youth, and communities. As an executive leader Elisha has a demonstrated track record in strategic planning, program design, advocacy, and new business development. She has strong organizational and financial management acumen, with experience building empowered, goal-oriented, and cohesive organizational and program teams for global impact in public health policy and international development.
Prior to joining GHC, Elisha served as Vice President of Policy and Advocacy at PAI, where she played a key role in developing organization-wide strategic and programmatic priorities and provided leadership and oversight of PAI’s advocacy, grant-making, and policy. While at PAI, Elisha also served as Interim co-CEO during 2020. Prior to joining PAI, Elisha worked with amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and SIECUS to advance progressive health policy within U.S. foreign assistance, representing these organizations in advocacy and outreach activities with Congress, government agencies, coalition partners, and other organizations. She has authored pieces on a range of issues, including health and rights, strengthening health systems and governance for quality care, and the harms of opposition to comprehensive, evidence-based health care. Elisha served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco and holds a Master of Science in Epidemiology and a Juris Doctor in Public Interest Law from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Kate Dodson, GHC Board Chair
Kate Dodson is the Vice President for Global Health at the United Nations Foundation. In this role, she works to ensure that the UN Foundation delivers 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 supports UN agencies and partners that deliver vital health services to people around the world, including campaigns to vaccinate children against measles, polio, and other diseases, family planning services, and millions of anti-malaria bed nets. Increasingly, we focus on supporting the work of the World Health Organization and others to prepare for pandemics, tackle antimicrobial resistance, and strengthen global systems to provide Universal Health Coverage, ensuring we reach the most vulnerable and leave no one behind.
Kate is currently chair of the board of the Global Health Council, and a board member of Women in Global Health. She sits on the UHC2030 Steering Committee, representing the Foundation Constituency, and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine’s Forum on Public-Private Partnerships in Global Health.
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. Kate 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.
John Ariale joined Husch Blackwell Strategies 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 Husch Blackwell Strategies, 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.
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.
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 General Counsel with Resolve to Save Lives. Previously, Anthony worked at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. As an innovative and solutions-oriented lawyer, Mr. Brown has advised on a range of issues affecting global health partnerships. He was instrumental in the setup 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.
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, 2023.
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, 2023.
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.
Margaret Miller is currently the Director of Communications at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Center works to protect people’s health from epidemics and disasters by examining how scientific and technological innovations can strengthen health security and by advancing policies to address a range of challenges, including the global rise in emerging infectious diseases. She helps lead the content development for the Capitol Hill Steering Committee on Pandemic Preparedness & Health Security - an educational forum for Congressional staff and other stakeholders to discuss new topics, technologies, and ideas that can improve domestic health security and Johns Hopkins manages the Steering Committee. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, Margaret has worked closely on the Center for Health Security’s COVID-19 response efforts which focuses on researching and proposing policy solutions to complex problems that have stemmed from the pandemic.
Ms. Miller has worked in public health communications for nearly 10 years. She began her career at Management Sciences for Health and, most recently, at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). She has a Master of Science in public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine focused on health promotion in complex settings. Margaret has a BS in communications from Boston University and a certificate in global health from JHSPH.
Angela Nguku is the Founder and Executive Director of the White Ribbon Alliance Kenya, a people-led movement for reproductive, maternal and newborn health and rights. A passionate maternal, newborn and adolescent health champion, Angela’s’ career spans over 16 years of dedicated work towards ending preventable maternal and newborn deaths globally and amplifying the voices of marginalized and vulnerable populations in Kenya, throughout Africa, and around the world. A graduate midwife and an accomplished thought leader, Angela combines her proven influencing and negotiation skills in advocating for the accountability for the health of mothers, newborns, adolescents and frontline health workers mainly nurses and midwives. She has extensive knowledge and hands-on experience managing and evaluating multi-donor, multi-year and multi-country programs, particularly in the field of Global Health with a special focus on Maternal and Newborn Health, Adolescent, Sexual reproductive Health and Human Rights and Gender Mainstreaming. Angela serves as a member of the Peoples’ Advisory Board of the Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDGs Era, the Civil Society Advisory Group for the Global Action Plan for Healthier Lives and Well Being as well as the Deliver for Good Campaign Advisory group in Kenya. Angela, a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 2018 Goalkeeper is an ardent writer and speaker on matters accountability in the Global health space and has written varied articles on accountability for maternal, newborn and adolescent health, quality of health care as defined by women and girls self-expressed needs, citizen engagement in the UHC design and implementation, self-care as the root of health care, why we need to decolonize global health, philanthropy and its role in driving quality UHC implementation, why investing in frontline health workers is a best buy and most recently why Covid19 response should not overshadow maternal newborn health care among others .In 2020, Angela was selected to the joint USAID and Bill and Melinda Gates Global Maternal and Newborn Health Align MNH Steering Committee that seeks to advance learning and investments towards a reduction of the high maternal and newborn health deaths in low and middle income countries mainly in Africa and Asia and the steering committee for National Advocacy Funding that advocates for national CSOS funding for national level advocacy for health accountability.
Term expires: December 31, 2023.
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, 2023.
Yvonna Stevens is the International Youth Foundation’s (IYF) Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President of Finance, Administration, and Information Technology. She previously served as IYF’s Director, International Finance and Administration from 2007 to 2018, during which she provided financial management expertise in the oversight of international branch offices, project operations and regional financial portfolios. Prior to this and since joining IYF in 2001, she worked in a variety of roles diversifying her financial and project experience including Project Finance Officer and Assistant Controller. She has worked in the field of international non-profit finance and operations for 17 years, and has traveled to support a variety of programs in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East to develop financial management systems, setting up infrastructure for international branch offices and providing capacity building to local community organizations. Prior to IYF, Yvonna worked as a paralegal with a local attorney network. She received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Morgan State University. She speaks English and basic Spanish.
Term expires: December 31, 2023.
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.
Director, Special Projects
Senior Manager, Membership & Development
Alice Aluoch is a technology & global health professional with a passion to lead Global Health, Advocacy, and Development and in it bring the importance of leadership and strategic investments in the Global Health Arena.
She has over 10 years’ experience working in different continents in technology, nonprofit sector, health advocacy, and social justice. Prior to joining GHC, she served as a Senior Associate for Grassroots Expansion at RESULTS, managing the onboarding and welcoming of new advocates to the organization, starting new RESULTS advocacy chapters, and developing partnerships with like-minded organizations working on global health issues including child survival, child nutrition and global diseases like AIDS, TB and Malaria.
She also led RESULTS efforts to elevate voices of people with lived experience of poverty and reach more diverse communities under-represented in the movement, with a particular focus on the African Diaspora community. In that role she led and developed the RESULTS African Leadership Cohort, aimed at increasing the African Diaspora representation through new advocate recruitment and leadership development. The Cohort provides critical feedback and direction on ways to improve RESULTS global campaigns and consists of members from different countries including Nigeria, Kenya, and Democratic Republic of the Congo and representing states like, Maryland, Washington, Maine, and Minnesota.
Alice has significant expertise in building relationships with Elected Officials and has lobbied directly with congress to secure numerous co-sponsorships on critical domestic and foreign-assistance focused bills. She is also a founder of Mfariji Africa; a nonprofit organization in Kenya focused on creating awareness about menstrual and reproductive rights for girls.
Manager, Planning & Operations
Rebecca Daedalus is the Manager of Planning and Operations at Global Health Council (GHC). In this role, she is responsible for the general operations of Global Health Council including oversight of accounting, human resources, and office procedures. 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.
Manager, Advocacy & Engagement
Ansley Kahn is the Manager of Advocacy & Engagement at Global Health Council (GHC). In this role, she implements GHC's policy agenda and supports the mobilization of the GHC network and community outreach activities. Prior to joining GHC, Ansley worked at PATH for nearly four years, most recently with PATH's Global Health Technologies Coalition, where she focused on building membership engagement and strong communications. Ansley also worked on PATH's Noncommunicable Diseases team helping to launch for the Coalition for Access to NCD Medicines & Products. Previously, she interned with the Social and Economic Council at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and in the Office of Public and Media Affairs at the U.S. Trade Representative. Ansley received her BA in International Relations from the University of South Florida. She is currently pursuing her Master's in Global Health at Georgetown University.