Amie Batson is President of WomenLift Health, an organization dedicated to expanding the power and influence of talented women leaders in global health and catalyzing systemic change to achieve gender equality in leadership. Throughout her 30-year career, Ms. Batson has provided strategic leadership, with a focus on innovation and partnerships, for a wide range of global health organizations.
Most recently, Ms. Batson was Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President of Applied Analytics and Learning for PATH, where she led the organization’s Strategy, Monitoring & Evaluation and Market Dynamics teams. Prior to PATH, Ms. Batson served a three-year appointment in the Global Health Bureau of USAID, as senior deputy assistant administrator, leading the agency’s engagement in the President’s Global Health Initiative, serving on the GAVI Board, and leading the Child Survival Call to Action.
Ms. Batson spent more than a decade at the World Bank where she led the development and implementation of innovative financing mechanisms in health. Her work in immunization and vaccine financing unlocked billions of dollars in new funding for global health and led to the establishment of GAVI and the Global Financing Facility. Among her accomplishments, Ms. Batson co-led the World Bank’s support of Advanced Market Commitments (AMCs) and led the development of the “IDA buy-down” financing mechanism to increase flexibility of lending terms for World Bank credits, for which she received the World Bank’s Presidential Award for Excellence.
Ms. Batson held a joint appointment to the World Health Organization and UNICEF, where she designed and implemented the Vaccine Independence Initiative (VII) at UNICEF, a revolving fund mechanism to support the procurement of vaccines.
Ms. Batson received a Master of Public and Private Management from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Virginia. She is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Global Development, a frequent speaker, an author of numerous articles.