Global Advisory Board

WomenLift Health’s Global Advisory Board is comprised of 21 members selected for their recognized leadership, vision, integrity, expertise and ability to represent the perspectives of women and men from across the global health and development community. There is growing recognition that women leaders are an important part of the future – women bring new perspectives, priorities and leadership styles that deliver results. Our Global Advisory Board will champion the advancement of women in health. We are committed to maintaining a highly diverse Board as reflected here.

Ayoade Alakija
Special Envoy for the ACT-Accelerator,
World Health Organization

Rohini Anand
Rohini Anand LLC

Rumbidzai Chisenga
Director of Programs, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development 

Rt Hon Helen Clark 
Former Administrator, United Nations Development Programme,
Former Prime Minister of New Zealand

Jocalyn Clark 
Executive Editor,
The Lancet

Mandeep Dhaliwal
Director, HIV, Health and Development, 
United Nations Development Programme

Suzanne Ehlers 
Malala Fund

Jeremy Farrar
Wellcome Trust

Patty Garcia
Professor, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia,
Former Minister of Health, Peru

Githinji Gitahi
Global CEO,
Amref Health Africa

Geeta Rao Gupta
 Senior Advisor,
3D Program for Girls and Women

Preethi Herman
Global Executive Director, Foundation

Caroline Kwamboka
Trustee & Founding Director, 
African Renaissance

Matshidiso Moeti
Regional Director for Africa,

World Health Organization 


Blen A. Sahilu
Human Rights Lawyer; Women’s Rights Advocate, Ethiopia

Zainab Samad
Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine,
Aga Khan University

Soumya Swaminathan
Chief Scientist,

World Health Organization

Ravi Verma 
Regional Director,
International Center for Research on Women

Anita Zaidi
President of Gender Equality Division,
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Michele Barry
Founder, WomenLift Health; Senior Associate Dean, Stanford Global Health

Amie Batson
Ex Officio
Executive Director,
WomenLift Health