Global Advisory Board

WomenLift Health’s Global Advisory Board is comprised of 22 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. 

Ayoade Alakija
Former Chief Humanitarian Coordinator

Rohini Anand
Rohini Anand LLC.

Rt Hon Helen Clark 
Former Administrator UNDP
Former Prime Minister of New Zealand

Jocalyn Clark 
Executive Editor
The Lancet

Mandeep Dhaliwal
Director, HIV, Health and Development Group

Suzanne Ehlers 
Malala Fund

Jeremy Farrar
Wellcome Trust

Senait Fisseha
Director of Global Programs
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

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

Githinji Gitahi
Group Chief Executive Officer 
Amref Health Africa

Geeta Rao Gupta
Global Advisory Board Chair, WomenLift Health; Senior Advisor,
3D Program for Girls and Women

Preethi Herman
Global Executive Director Foundation

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

Caroline Kwamboka
Consultant / Focal Point (Africa)
European Parliamentary Forum on Sexual and Reproductive Rights (EPF)

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
Ex Officio
Founder, WomenLift Health; Senior Associate Dean, Stanford Global Health

Amie Batson
Ex Officio
Executive Director
WomenLift Health