Our Global Advisory Board: Leadership, Vision, Integrity, Expertise

WomenLift Health’s Global Advisory Board is comprised of 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.

Rohini Anand, Founder and CEO, Rohini Anand LLC

Rohini Anand

Founder and CEO,
Rohini Anand LLC


Tamar Manuelyan Atinc

Non-Resident Senior Fellow,
The Brookings Institution

Paurvi Bhatt

Paurvi Bhatt

President and Chief Impact Officer, Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers

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Rumbidzai Chisenga

Candidate, Master in Public Administration 2024, Harvard University

Helen Clark

Rt Hon Helen Clark

Former Administrator, United Nations Development Programme, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand

United Nations

Samukeliso Dube 

Executive Director, FP2030

Madame Monica Geingos

Monica Geingos

3rd First Lady of the Republic of Namibia, Lawyer, Republic of Namibia

Dr Githinji's photo (Sept 2020)

Githinji Gitahi

Global CEO,
Amref Health Africa

Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque

Yasmin Ali Haque

Global Advisory Board Chair & Former UNICEF Representative India

Her Excellency Ms. Dorcas K. Makgato

Dorcas K. Makgato

Botswana’s Ambassador to
Australia, former Minister
of Trade and Industry in Botswana


Matshidiso Moeti

Regional Director for Africa,
World Health Organization (Observer)


Sia Nowrojee

Senior Director, Girls & Women Strategy
United Nations Foundation

Zainab Samad

Zainab Samad

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

Soumya Swaminathan

Soumya Swaminathan

Board of Trustees,
MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai

Professor Krishnaswamy VijayRaghavan, FRS, FMedSci

Professor Krishnaswamy VijayRaghavan, FRS, FMedSci

DAE- Homi Bhabha Chair Professor, National Centre for Biological Sciences of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore

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

Anita Zaidi

President of Gender Equality Division,
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Michele Barry

Michele Barry

Founder & Honorary Board Member, WomenLift Health;
Senior Associate Dean, Stanford Global Health


Amie Batson

Ex Officio
President, WomenLift Health

Former Global Advisory Board Members

Meet past members of the WomenLift Health Global Advisory Board.

Ravi Verma

Ravi Verma

Regional Director,
International Center for Research on Women

Suzanne Ehlers

Executive Director
and CEO,


Caroline Kwamboka

Trustee & Founding Director,
African Renaissance

Patty Garcia

Patty Garcia

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


Jeremy Farrar

Chief Scientist,
World Health Organization

Geeta Rao Gupta

Geeta Rao Gupta

Ambassador-at-Large Global Women’s Issues

Mandeep Dhaliwal

Mandeep Dhaliwal

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

Jocalyn Clark

Jocalyn Clark

International Editor,

Ayoade Alakija

Ayoade Alakija

Special Envoy for the ACT-Accelerator,
World Health Organization

Preethi Herman

Preethi Herman

Co-Founder & Chair
Nguvu Collective

Blen A Sahilu

Blen A. Sahilu

Human Rights Lawyer;
Women’s Rights Advocate, Ethiopia

Senait Fisseha

Senait Fisseha

Director of Global Programs,
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

Ruth Kagia

Ruth Kagia

Deputy Chief of Staff, Policy and Strategy
Office of the President of Kenya

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