2022 U.S. Cohort

WomenLift Health has selected the emerging leaders below to participate in the third 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.

Allison Spensley

Doctoral Student, University of Alabama Birmingham

Bertha Serwa Ayi

Medical Director Sepsis Program
Essentia Health

Bhavya Gowda

Senior Director, Results for Development

Debora Frietas Lopez

Debora Freitas López

Executive Director
Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Diana Vaca McGhie

Global Advocacy Portfolio Lead
American Heart Association

Erika Larson

Independent Consultant

Jacque Caglia

Director of Learning, Communications and U.S. Programs
Merck for Mothers

Jumana Qamruddin

Global Program Lead, Healthcare Delivery
The World Bank Group

Kaitlin Christenson

Strategy and Policy Advisor

Kate O'Brien

Community Engagement Coordinator
We Are TB / National Tuberculosis Controllers Association

Kim Longfield

Founder and Principal

Lanice Williams

Sr. Program Officer

Margaret Prust

Director, Analytics and Implementation Research
Clinton Health Access Initiative

Marissa Leffler

Health Program Director
UBS Optimus Foundation

Mischka Garel

Director of Programs
Emory University Global Health Institute

Monique Mrazek

Senior Global Health Tech Industry Specialist
World Bank Group/International Finance Corporation

Nancy Puttkammer

Assistant Professor
International Training and Education Center for Health, University of Washington

Natalie Meyers

Chief Program Officer
ReSurge International

Olivia Velez

Chief Digital Health Officer
IntraHealth International

Onikepe Owolabi

Director of International Research, Guttmacher Institute

Rebecca Levine

Director of Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, Palladium

Samantha Diamond

Senior Director, Global Health Financing
Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

Samara Andrade

Senior Director

Sana Syed

Associate Professor
University of Virginia

Sara Clements

CDC Assignee
Indian Health Service

Saroj Sedalia

Director, Strategic Learning & Impact
The Rockefeller Foundation

Savitha Subramanian

Senior Program Officer, Maternal, Newborn and Child health
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Susan Wang

Associate Chief of Science, Accelerated Disease Control Branch, Global Immunization Division
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Trina Haque

Global Practice Manager -- South Asia Region; Health, Nutrition and Population GP
The World Bank

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