Board of Directors
Barbara is CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps. Before joining Global Health Corps’ founding team in 2008, Barbara worked in Educational Programming at the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Previously, she worked for Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Capetown, South Africa and interned for UNICEF in Botswana. She has traveled with the UN World Food Programme, focusing on the importance of nutrition in ARV treatment. Barbara is a member of UNICEF’s Next Generation Steering Committee and is one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Shapers. She is on the Board of Directors of Covenant House International, PSI, and Friends of the Global Fight for AIDS, TB, and Malaria. Barbara graduated from Yale University with a degree in Humanities in 2004.
Rajesh Gupta, MD, MS, MPH is a Senior Director at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development and Commercialization, Inc, where he oversees clinical development and corporate strategy over a portfolio of global health technologies. In addition, he is an Adjunct Affiliate at Stanford University where his research explores the interface of innovation and global health with a particular focus in technology development and programmatic improvement. Dr Gupta has a range of experience in designing, implementing and scaling-up global health strategies with organizations such as Google.org, World Health Organization and Partners in Health, and has over 50 publications in peer-reviewed academic journals.
Jonathan Hughes is a senior banking executive with 30 years of professional experience across jurisdictions in the Americas, Europe–Middle East–Africa, and Asia. His experience is founded on progressively senior legal roles in the banking industry and private practice, most recently as a managing director and global general counsel at a major international investment bank. Hughes has strong relationships across industry and the regulatory community, with broad and deep experience advising and consulting with boards, CEOs, executive committees, and senior business leaders.
William E. Mayer
William E. Mayer is the founder of Park Avenue Equity Partners. He was a Professor and Dean at the College of Business, University of Maryland, and at the College of Business, University of Rochester. Bill worked for The First Boston Corporation (Credit Suisse) where he was President and CEO. He is on the board of: BlackRock Capital, Premier Inc, Lee Enterprises, and Columbia Mutual Funds. Bill was Chairman of the Aspen Institute, and Chairman of the Board of the University of Maryland. He is on the board of Acumen, Rubin Museum, Atlantic Council, Rand Graduate School, Global Health Corps, Miller Buckfire, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Vice Chairman of the Middle East Investment Initiative.
Bill Roedy is the former Chairman and CEO of MTV Networks International, where he and his team built from scratch a global operation of 200 channels, 20 brands (including MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central) in 200 countries, reaching a potential audience of 2 billion people. Prior to joining MTVNI, Roedy was a Vice President for HBO for ten years. In addition to being a decorated combat veteran in Vietnam and commander of nuclear missile bases in Italy and NATO, Roedy was named Ambassador for UNAIDS, is a founding member and chair of the Global Business Coalition (GBC) on HIV/AID, and was appointed as founding chair of Global Media AIDS Initiative Leadership Committee by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. He has received numerous awards including Individual Business Leadership Award presented by US President Bill Clinton. Roedy holds degrees of Bachelor of Science from West Point and an MBA from Harvard. He is currently working on a second book on the art of intelligent perseverance and was recently inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame Class of 2015.
Dave Ryan co-founded Global Health Corps and served as Founding Director. Before co-founding Global Health Corps, Dave was Executive Director of FACE AIDS, a national student campaign to fight AIDS in Africa. Dave graduated from Stanford University and Yale Law School, and served as a law clerk on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. He is currently an attorney at Munger, Tolles, and Olson, LLP in Los Angeles.
Vicky Hausman is a Partner at Dalberg and Regional Director of its Americas region. She leads the firm’s Global Health Practice, advising leading foundations, governments, companies and non-governmental organizations on strategies to maximize their impact. This includes applying market-based approaches to address global challenges, from launching innovative financing models to combat global disease, to advising leading funders on investments in product development, and attracting private capital to the healthcare sector. Prior to Dalberg, Vicky was with the Boston Consulting Group where she advised Fortune 50 companies on their strategies and investments. She began her career in the Peace Corps focused on community health, and holds a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.A. from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. She is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the board of several international organizations.
Michael is a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, the global management consulting firm. He is a leader in McKinsey’s Advanced Industries Practice and serves private and public-sector clients on a variety of topics, including strategy, technology, corporate finance, and operations. He is a board member of Leaders for Educational Equity Foundation and the board chair of CareerVillage, two leading leadership development organizations. Michael resides in New York City with his wife and children.
Shamina Singh is the President of the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth, responsible for advancing sustainable and equitable economic growth and financial inclusion around the world. Previously Shamina was Global Director of Government Services and Solutions, working to digitize social subsidy programs in over 40 countries. In 2015 she was appointed by President Obama to the Board of the Corporation for National and Community Service, serving as Board Chair. Prior to joining MasterCard, Shamina led Government and Public Affairs for Nike and spent five years with Citigroup’s Global Community Development Group. Over a 15-year career in the public sector, Shamina has held senior positions in the White House and the US House of Representatives.
Biju Mohandas is an emerging markets investor with close to two decades of investing and operational experience in South Asia and Africa. He has directly led equity, quasi equity and debt transactions totaling c.$200 million as well as acquisitions and distressed asset turnarounds in healthcare, education, agribusiness and renewable energy sectors in markets ranging from Nigeria to India. As a director on corporate boards and investment and advisory committees in multiple countries, Biju has a track record of working with co-investors and management to develop and execute long-term strategies, improve performance, deliver turnarounds and of using his international experience and relationships to structure partnerships between global strategics and emerging markets companies. He is fascinated by the potential of technology to improve the delivery of shareholder and consumer value in healthcare and education sectors and spends his spare time studying this space.
In his current role Biju heads the Health and Education investment team for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Sub Saharan Africa. He is also their Global Sector Lead for Medical Devices. Biju and his team currently manage a c. $170 Million portfolio across 17 companies in these sectors in Sub Saharan Africa and will invest $70-80 million annually for the next three years to more then double assets under management. Before IFC, Biju was the East Africa Director of Acumen fund and was responsible for their East Africa related investments, operations and business development activities. He has an MBA from the Indian School of Business majoring in Analytical Finance and also served in the Indian Army.
Board of Advisors
Dr. Michele Barry
Dr. Barry is the Senior Associate Dean of Global Health at Stanford Medical School; Director of Global Health Overseas Programs at Stanford; and past president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Dr. Susan Blumenthal
Dr. Blumenthal is former Assistant Surgeon General of the United States, and is currently Senior Medical and Policy Advisor, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, Distinguished Advisor for Health and Medicine at the Center for the Study of the Presidency, and Clinical Professor at Georgetown and Tufts Schools of Medicine.
Mr. Bridgeland is President of Civic Enterprises, Vice Chairman of Malaria No More, and Teaching Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is a previous Director of the USA Freedom Corps.
Mark Dybul is the Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Prior to joining the Global Fund, Dybul was co-director of the Global Health Law Program at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, where he was also a Distinguished Scholar. In 2003 and 2004, Dybul was a founding architect and driving force in the formation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, better known as PEPFAR, a special vehicle for addressing the AIDS emergency in countries where treatment was almost unavailable ten years ago. In 2006, Dybul was formally appointed as its leader, becoming U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, with the rank of Ambassador.
Dr. Paul Farmer
Dr. Farmer is a founding director of Partners In Health. He is an attending physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Presley Professor of Medical Anthropology in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Jessica is currently the Founder and CEO of Profounder and is a co-founder and former CMO of Kiva.org.
Geeta Rao Gupta
Ms. Gupta is the former President of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and is currently a senior fellow at the Gates Foundation, advising the president and leadership of the Global Development Program on their strategies.
Dr. Peter Piot
Dr. Piot is the former Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, and is now the Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.