Heather Anderson, CEO
The right to health is fundamental to the well-being and prosperity for all women, men and children. As long as inequities persist, so must we – building a future where all people can enjoy a healthy, productive, and dignified life, no matter where they live.
As GHC’s CEO, Heather provides leadership, management, and vision to drive GHC’s mission to mobilize a global community of health equity leaders. Since 2012, she has overseen GHC’s leadership development programming and training curriculum, partner recruitment and selection, and impact measurement activities in her roles as Senior Vice President of Programs and Chief Impact Officer.
Prior to joining GHC, Heather was Vice President at Global Health Strategies, an international advocacy and communications consulting firm. She managed a portfolio of public and private sector clients, including The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Women Deliver and GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines. Heather previously served as a Senior Program Officer at Planned Parenthood Global in Washington D.C. Additionally, she spent time in Ethiopia establishing a youth program for EngenderHealth. Before joining the global health community, Heather spent six years at Accenture, a management consulting firm. She holds a Master of Public Health from Columbia University and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan. Heather lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.
Fun Fact: If she could travel anywhere in the world tomorrow, Heather would be on a plane to France. She is a lover of warm weather and would be extremely content with a croissant in hand while on a long walk through the French countryside.