2021 U.S. Cohort

WomenLift Health has selected the emerging leaders below to participate in the second U.S. Cohort of the Leadership Journey, a fully-funded leadership initiative designed to support women through the challenges and opportunities of advancing to senior leadership positions in global health. 

Wiedad Roodly Archer
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Aurélie Brunie
Deputy Director for Research, Research for Scalable Solutions
FHI 360

Hema Budaraju
Director, Product Management

Adanna Chukwuma
Senior Health Specialist
World Bank Group     

Rachel Deussom
Global Health Practice Director
Chemonics International

Laura Fitzgerald
Senior Program Advisor

Stephanie Gallagher
Senior Technical Advisor, Private Sector – Healthcare Practice

Marissa Gilman
Global Health Lead
Resonance Global

Rena Greifinger
Managing Director, Maverick Collective
Population Services International

Pwint Htun
Mobilizing Myanmar

Sudha Jayaraman
Professor of Surgery, Director of Global Surgery, Director of Research, Center for Medical Innovation
University of Utah

Ritu Kamal
Associate Director, Global Programs
Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign

Emily Kreger
Surgeon: Trauma, Acute Care, Critical Care, Surgical Affiliates Management Group, Inc. / Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

Schola Matovu
Assistant Professor
University of Utah College of Nursing

Erin McCarthy
Senior Program Officer, Global Development Program
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Maureen Momanyi
Health Specialist (Community Health Systems Lead)

Amina Muhtar
Solution Leader
McKinsey & Company

Lyudmila Nepomnyashchiy
Market Advisor
USAID Center for Innovation and Impact (CII)

Tanvi Pandit-Rajani
Private Sector and Health Markets Lead
John Snow, Inc.

Leona Rosenblum
Deputy Director, Center for Digital Health
John Snow, Inc.

Jana Smith
Managing Director

Kate Somers
Deputy Director, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Liz Turner
Associate Professor of Biostatistics & Global Health
Duke University

Katherine Van Loon
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Director of Global Cancer Program
University of California, San Francisco

Monique Vledder
Head of Secretariat, Global Financing Facility
World Bank Group

Erin Williams
Program Director – Sexual and Reproductive Justice
Global Fund for Women

Mahlet A. Woldetsadik
Senior Service Fellow (Health Economist)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)