Our Board of

Deeply committed to health equity, our board provides organizational governance and works alongside our team to realize our mission and vision.

Board of Directors

Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush is Co-Founder of Global Health Corps (GHC) and  served as GHC’s CEO for its first nine years. Since 2009, GHC has supported over

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Biju Mohandas

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

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Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo is the Global Disability Advisor for the World Bank Group. Her work at the Bank focuses on disability-inclusive development under its twin goals

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Dominic McDonald

Dominic McDonald is a Senior Director of Global Commercial Strategy – Hematology / Oncology at AstraZeneca. Throughout his career, Dominic has been a strategic leader

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Dr. Martha Mukaminega

Dr. Martha Mukaminega, MD, MMed (ped), MSc is a senior Rwandan Pediatrician, clinician, and Public Health Specialist. For the last fifteen years, she has been

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Dr. Yvette Efevbera

Dr. Yvette Efevbera is a global health and equity leader working to create a world where young people and women are healthy, happy, unafraid, and

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Julie Bernstein

Julie Bernstein just completed a decade of leadership at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where she served as Deputy Director for Global Policy and

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Monica Richter

Monica Richter is a start-up corporate and nonprofit Board Advisor and Trustee. She specializes in advising on strategy, business transformation, data-driven growth, analytical excellence, and

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Pauly Rodney

Pauly Rodney is GHC’s Board Chair, appointed in October 2021 after serving on GHC’s board for two years. As Senior Vice President and Head of

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Sandra Mapemba

Sandra Mapemba is the Deputy Director – Technical for the Health Policy Plus! Malawi USAID funded project. Her work involves working alongside line Government Ministry

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T. Arthur Chibwana

T. Arthur Chibwana Gama is a Senior Manager at IDinsight, where he manages engagements in East and Southern Africa and leads IDinsight in Malawi. He

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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 Program at Stanford,  and the Director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health at Stanford. She is also a Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute and the Woods Institute for Environmental Studies. As a past president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Dr. Barry led an educational initiative in tropical medicine in the US and overseas. Since 2002, she has been an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and National Academy of Sciences. She has been selected for Best Doctors in America. 

She specializes in tropical medicine, emerging infectious diseases, and internal medicine, with over 180 publications in tropical diseases, travel medicine, ethics of research overseas, and the impact of climate and globalization on health.

Dr. Susan Blumenthal

Dr. Blumenthal is the former Assistant Surgeon General of the United States, and she is currently the Senior Medical and Policy Advisor at amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, Distinguished Advisor for Health and Medicine at the Center for the Study of Presidency, and Clinical Professor at Georgetown Tufts  University Schools of Medicine. She served as a leading US government health expert and spokesperson for over 20 years under the Administrations of four US presidents. She was previously the first Deputy Assistant Secretary for Women’s Health, a Senior Global and E-Health Advisor in the US Department of Health and Human Services, Chief of the Behavioral Medicine and Basic Prevention Research Branch, Head of the Suicide Research Unit at the National Institute of Mental Health, Chair of the NIH Health and Behavior Coordinating Committee, and a White House Medical Advisor. 

Dr. Blumenthal is known for her significant leadership in eradicating inequities in women’s health as well as the study of sex differences in disease in the US and across the globe. She lives with her husband, US Senator Ed Markey.

John Bridgeland

John Bridgeland is the Founder and CEO of Civic Enterprises, Co-Founder and CEO of the COVID Collaborative, Co-Founder of ACT NOW, Vice Chairman of UNITE, and Vice Chairman of Malaria No More. Previously, John was appointed by President Obama to serve on the White House Council for Community Solutions. He was also Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, Assistant to the US President, and first Director of the USA Freedom Corps. He lives with his wife and three children in Virginia.

Mark Dybul

Mark Dybul is a professor in the Department of Medicine at the Medical Center of Georgetown University and the Co-Director of the Center for Global Health Practice and Impact. Prior to this, he was the Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He was a founding architect and driving force in the formation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, a special vehicle for addressing the AIDS emergency in countries where treatment was almost unavailable ten years ago. Then, he was appointed as the US Global AIDS Coordinator. Mark also served as chair and fellow with the Joep Lange Institute and was Co-Director of the Global Health Law Program at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University. His research focuses on molecular biology, microbiology, virology, pharmacology, and infectious diseases.

In Memoriam — Dr. Paul Farmer

Dr. Farmer was a Founding Director and Chief Strategist of Partners in Health. He also served as a professor at Kolokotrones University, Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Farmer and his colleagues around the world developed novel, community-based treatment strategies to pioneer the delivery of high quality healthcare in resource-poor settings. He was a renowned thinker, speaker, and mentor on health and human rights, the role of social inequities in the distribution and outcome of infectious disease, and global health.

Dr. Farmer tragically passed away in February 2022. The GHC community was deeply impacted by his belief in our mission and his bold vision and collaborative approach to advancing health equity. Read more in “Dr. Paul Farmer: Mourning His Passing & Honoring His Legacy”.

Jessica Jackley

Jessica Jackley is the Co-Founder and former CMO of Kiva and the Co-Founder of ProFounder. She is a professor at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, General Partner at Untapped Capital, Advisory Board Member at INVESTCORP, Advisor at New Story, Advisor at Alter Global, General Partner at SparkLabs Global Ventures, and Venture Advisor at Collaborative Fund. Previously, she was a Chief Impact Officer at Aspiration and served as Walt Disney Imagineering’s first Entrepreneur in Residence. 

She is a social entrepreneur, focusing on financial inclusion, the sharing economy, and social justice. Her work has been recognized through honors, including The Economist’s No Boundaries Innovation Award, Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Tech, and Silicon Valley Forum’s Visionary Award.

Geeta Rao Gupta

Geeta Rao Gupta is the former President of the International Center for Research on Women, and she is a Senior Advisor to Co-Impact, focusing on gender equality and inclusion as well as supporting work across programs, research, and advocacy. Before joining Co-Impact, she was a Senior Fellow at the United Nations Foundation, Senior Advisor to the 3D Program for Girls and Women, a Senior Fellow at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and a Deputy Executive Director at UNICEF. She serves as a member of the World Health Organization Independent Oversight and Advisory Committee for health emergencies, a Commissioner on the Lancet-SIGHT Commission on Peaceful Societies through Health and Gender Equality, and chairs the Advisory Board of WomenLift Health. 

Geeta is a leader on gender, women’s issues, and HIV and AIDs and has received many awards, such as Harvard University’s Anna Roe Award and the Washington Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” Award. 

Dr. Peter Piot

Dr. Piot is the former Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, and he is now the Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a Handa Professor of Global Health, and has been appointed to the European Commission’s advisory panel on COVID-19. Previously, Dr. Pilot was Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and Associate Director of the Global Programme on AIDS of WHO. Under his leadership at UNAIDS, the organization became the chief advocate for worldwide action against AIDS. He is the first Chair to lead Her Majesty’s Government’s Strategic Coherence of ODA-funded Research Board, Vice-Chair of the board of the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund in Tokyo, Vice-Chair of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations board, Chair of the Global Burden of Disease Independent Advisory Committee, and Chair of the King Baudouin Foundation US. 

Dr. Piot is a Belgian microbiologist and is most known for his research into Ebola and AIDS. He has authored 16 books and over 600 scientific articles.

Board Member Dominic McDonald reflect on joining the GHC Board of Directors: