Board of Directors
Barbara Bush is Co-Founder and Board Chair of Global Health Corps (GHC). Since 2009, Global Health Corps has supported over 1,000 young leaders to solve the world’s most pressing global health issues. Barbara served as GHC’s CEO for its first nine years.
Before joining GHC’s founding team, Barbara worked at the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, and UNICEF in Botswana.
Barbara is a Skoll Foundation Social Entrepreneur, a Draper Richards Kaplan Social Entrepreneur, and a fellow of the Echoing Green Foundation. She serves on a number of boards including the Board of Trustees of Partners In Health and the Board of Directors of Friends of the Global Fight for AIDS, TB, and Malaria. Barbara and her twin sister co-authored the #1 New York Times best-seller Sisters First, along with a children’s book under the same title. Barbara graduated from Harvard Kennedy School with a Master’s degree in Public Administration and from Yale University with a Bachelor’s degree in Humanities.
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 the 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 in analytical finance and also served in the Indian Army.
Michael Park 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.
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 two 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.
Pauly Rodney is a member of Raines International’s Private Equity Practice. Working closely with CEOs and their boards, he has identified and placed COOs, Chief Revenue and Commercial Officers, and Chief Communications Officers for middle market portfolio companies owned by TPG, Providence Equity Partners, Linden, Silver Lake, and more. Prior to joining Raines International, Pauly was the New Jersey Executive Director for the national nonprofit America Needs You. In that capacity, he worked closely with business units and human resources teams of national partner accounts including BlackRock, the Boston Consulting Group, Goldman Sachs, Google, and Johnson & Johnson.
Previously, Pauly also served as Chief of Staff to the Global CEO of IPG Mediabrands, the global media and data arm of the Interpublic Group which manages $39 billion in marketing investment on the behalf of its clients.
Julie Bernstein is the Deputy Director for Program Advocacy and Communications within Global Policy and Advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She leads a team responsible for Primary Health Care and Immunization advocacy and communications. Julie has more than 20 years of experience leading strategic advocacy and communications at nonprofits and foundations that focus on social justice and women’s and children’s health.
Prior to joining the foundation, Julie was Director of Policy Communications at CARE, where she led CARE’s communications efforts across several priority issues including maternal health and ending child marriage. Before CARE, Julie was Director of Global Programs and Senior Media Advisor at Susan G. Komen for the Cure where she was instrumental in expanding Komen’s global presence through educational programs and communications campaigns. Julie also served as Communications Director at Alliance for Justice, a national association of more than 100 organizations dedicated to advancing justice and democracy.
Julie serves on the Board of Directors for Advocates for Youth, an advocacy organization fighting for sexual health, rights and justice. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Papua New Guinea. Julie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from University of Wisconsin-Madison. She lives in Seattle with her husband and twin sons.
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 innovation via technology and collaboration. She thrives on change, learning, and inclusive leadership.
Previously, Monica was the Chief Data Officer at Dun & Bradstreet. Globally, she was responsible for optimizing core data processes with machine learning, RPA and AI, improving data quality via best practice governance, innovating to create new data capabilities, and leading editorial and economic research teams. Prior to joining Dun & Bradstreet, Monica worked for Standard & Poor’s (S&P), where she held the position of Senior Vice President, Global Data Strategy & Operations, responsible for accelerating data strategy development and execution and improving data operations, metric-based quality, and governance. Monica lived in Europe for 18 years with a significant amount of that time spent as the Europe, Middle East and Africa Leader for S&P’s International Public Finance Practice.
Monica holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Wellesley College and a MBA in Strategic Management from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania. She lives with her husband, son, and daughter in New Jersey.
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.