Loyce Pace brings a strong advocacy voice to influential group
Alexandria, VA (October 19, 2016) — Global Health Council (GHC), announced today that it has named Loyce Pace, a leader who has worked on the ground in more than 10 countries delivering health programs and mobilizing advocates, as the organization’s new Executive Director. GHC is the leading membership organization supporting and connecting advocates, implementers, and stakeholders around global health priorities worldwide.
Loyce Pace comes to the role having held leadership positions in global policy and strategic partnerships at LIVESTRONG Foundation and the American Cancer Society. While Director of Regional Programs for the American Cancer Society’s Department of Global Health, she was responsible for developing their first capacity-building and advocacy initiatives in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Additionally, she has worked with Physicians for Human Rights and also served as an International Development Fellow for Catholic Relief Services, implementing community outreach projects throughout Senegal and The Gambia.
Jono Quick, Board Chair said, “We are privileged to have such a charismatic, energetic, committed, highly-effective global health advocate as Loyce Pace taking over the reins of the Global Health Council. On the global landscape, Loyce Pace has been an advocate not only for chronic diseases like cancer, but more broadly for health equity, health systems strengthening, and global health financing.”
“Congratulations to GHC on its new Executive Director, Loyce Pace. She brings enthusiasm, recognized leadership in global health and a clear vision of the interconnectedness of the health problems of the world’s people and the urgent need to address them. Her appointment augurs well for the Council and for global health,” said Sir George Alleyne, Director Emeritus of the Pan American Health Organization.
Over the course of her career, Loyce Pace championed policies for access to essential medicines, testified for congressional global health appropriations, and launched the Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Roundtable under GHC, which convenes organizations representing multiple issues and sectors around shared advocacy goals. She was recognized by the Union for International Cancer Control as a Young Leader at the World Cancer Summit in 2015. As a supporter and partner of GHC for more than 10 years and most recently as a Board member since 2012, Loyce Pace contributed substantially to the re-envisioning of the organization.
“GHC is needed now more than ever,” stated Loyce Pace, who will begin her role as Executive Director of GHC in December of 2016. “The world has urgent global health needs, including pandemic emergencies and new disease trends. It is critical for global health organizations to think holistically and align our collective voices during a time of political transition and uncertainty. I am committed to ensuring the sustainability, the efficiency and the effectiveness of GHC to support its members and, ultimately, the people they serve.”
Loyce Pace holds a Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Human Biology from Stanford University and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she was inducted into the Delta Omega Society. She is a member of Phillips Academy (Andover) Alumni Council. She has lived in Africa, Asia, and Europe, and currently resides in Washington, DC.
About Global Health Council
Established in 1972, Global Health Council (GHC) is the leading membership organization supporting and connecting advocates, implementers and stakeholders around global health priorities worldwide. GHC represents the collaborative voice of the community on key issues; we convene stakeholders around key priorities and actively engage with decision makers to influence global health policy. Learn more at www.globalhealth.org.
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Vice President, Global Impact – Secretariat for the Global Health Council