Heather Anderson, Senior Vice President of Programs

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 Senior Vice President of Programs, Heather provides day-to-day leadership, management, and vision to support GHC’s mission to mobilize a community of global health leaders. She oversees GHC’s leadership development programming and training curriculum, partner recruitment and selection and impact measurement activities. 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 of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.