2022 U.S. Cohort

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

Allison Spensley

Doctoral Student, University of Alabama Birmingham
Senior Advisor, Zambia,
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bertha Serwa Ayi

Medical Director Sepsis Program
Essentia Health

Bhavya Gowda

Senior Market Dynamics Officer; Deputy Director, Living Labs

Debora Freitas López

Sr. Director and Lead, Global, LAC, and West Africa Regional Programs
University Research Co., LLC

Diana Vaca McGhie

Global Advocacy Director
American Heart Association

Erika Larson

Director of Advocacy, Financing, & Sustainability at the Malaria Elimination Initiative
University of California, San Francisco

Irini Albanti

Executive Director
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Jacque Caglia

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

Jumana Qamruddin

Senior Health Specialist
The World Bank Group

Kaitlin Christenson

Independent Consultant

Kate O'Brien

Community Engagement Coordinator
We Are TB / National Tuberculosis Controllers Association

Kim Longfield

Founder and Principal

Lanice Williams

Gender Integration Specialist II
EnCompass LLC

Margaret Prust

Senior Technical Advisor
Clinton Health Access Initiative

Marissa Leffler

Health Program Director
UBS Optimus Foundation

Mischka Garel

Senior Director, Site Strategy and Implementation
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

Program Director
Vital Strategies

Rebecca Levine

Senior Maternal Health Advisor
United States Agency for International Development

Samantha Diamond

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

Samara Andrade

Senior Director

Sana Syed

Associate Professor
University of Virginia

Sara Clements

Lead - Global Immunization Workforce Development Team
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Saroj Sedalia

Vice President
Rabin Martin

Savitha Subramanian

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

Susan Wang

Medical Officer
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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