2021 U.S. Cohort

WomenLift Health has selected the emerging leaders below to participate in the second North America 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

Epidemiologist Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Aurélie Brunie

Deputy Director for Research, Research for Scalable Solutions FHI 360

Hema Budaraju

Hema Budaraju

Director, Product Management Google

Adanna Chukwuma

Senior Health Specialist World Bank Group


Rachel Deussom

Global Health Practice Director Chemonics International

Laura Fitzgerald

Senior Program Advisor Jhpiego

Stephanie Gallagher

Senior Technical Advisor, Private Sector – Healthcare Practice Palladium

Marissa Gilman

Global Health Lead Resonance Global

Rena Greifinger

Managing Director, Maverick Collective Population Services International

Pwint Htun

Founder 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) UNICEF

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 ideas42

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 Program Officer, Gender Equality Division
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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