Board Members

Board of Directors

Barbara Bush

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

Biju Mohandas is currently a Partner and the Global Co-Lead of Health Investments at Leapfrog Investments. He was previously the Head – Health and Education, Sub-Saharan Africa, at the International Finance Cooperation (IFC), the private sector investment arm of the World Bank Group. Biju is an emerging markets investor with close to two decades of investing, operating and leadership experience spanning 20 countries in Asia and Sub Saharan Africa. Invested across diverse sectors – healthcare, education, agribusiness, financial services, food and nutrition, pharmaceuticals and medical technology.

With a track record of establishing operations in new markets for investors, recruiting & leading investment teams, swiftly sourcing deals, deploying capital & securing profitable exits. Biju is also director, mentor & advisor on boards of more than 20 companies, startups and not for profits. He has worked closely with founders, management teams & co-investors to develop strategy, raise capital and achieve rapid organic & inorganic growth. With his experience comes a unique track record of using deep relationships in India and Africa as well as North America and Europe to stitch together cross border transactions involving M&As/JVs between global and emerging market companies. He is one of the earliest professionals to join the impact investing space in EMs a decade ago with a leadership role at pioneering Impact Investor at Acumen Fund. Biju has been with IFC – one of the world’s largest development finance institutions since 2012. His role at the IFC brings a unique perspective on what it takes to deliver commercial returns while achieving development impact.

Michael Park

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.

Pauly Rodney

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

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

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.

Dr. Diane Gashumba

Dr. Diane Gashumba was the Minister of Health for Rwanda from 2016-2020. She also served as Minister of Gender and Family Promotion and as Deputy Chief of Party for The Rwanda Family Health Project. She is a senior pediatrician, seasoned global health leader, and gender advocate. She currently serves as a board member for Roll Back Malaria and was recently nominated by the WHO Director General as co-chair of the Digital Health Advisory Group. 

Dr. Gashumba has led major reforms for primary health care in Rwanda, including providing better access to community health services and expanding access to primary healthcare by reducing the walking distance to the health facility. In addition to this, she led the way to surpassing the UNAIDS 2020 goals in Rwanda, putting the country on track to achieve HIV epidemic control and launching the first ever Ebola vaccine campaign in Rwanda. 

As the former President of the National Women Council, she is a leading global advocate for investment in gender equality and health rights as well as the wellbeing of girls and women, specifically focusing on reproductive health and economic empowerment. She has worked closely with WHO, USAID, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UNITAID, S.C. Johnson, Johnson & Johnson, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, Wellcome Trust, and AMREF Health Africa to bridge the gaps in gender and health equity.

Dominic McDonald

Dominic McDonald is an Associate Director of Global Commercial Strategy – Hematology / Oncology at AstraZeneca. Throughout his career, Dominic has been a strategic leader & thought partner. While at Genentech / Roche, he served as an internal consultant to drug development teams supporting decision making from preclinical through phase 3, ensuring that oncology therapeutics developed would be viable globally. At AstraZeneca, he is supporting the global launch of a leukemia therapeutic by partnering with over 50 countries globally. Dominic holds a BS in Chemical-Biological Engineering from MIT and a MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He resides in Rockville, Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C. with his wife and expected child.

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.

Dr. Paul Farmer

Dr. Farmer is a Founding Director and Chief Strategist of Partners in Health. In addition to this position, he is 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. He and his colleagues around the world have developed novel, community-based treatment strategies to pioneer the delivery of high quality healthcare in resource-poor settings. Dr. Farmer has written widely on health and human rights, the role of social inequities in the distribution and outcome of infectious disease, and global health.

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.