2020 Leadership Journey Project: Your Story, Your Power: Advancing Women’s Leadership in Global Health
Bindiya Patel oversees strategy, operations, and integration for the Programs and Innovation division at PATH. Ms. Patel first joined PATH in 2004 and during her tenure has advocated for new HIV prevention options for women in the Global Campaign for Microbicides, managed US government-funded projects on tuberculosis in Tanzania, served on PATH’s strategy team, and launched the PATH Center for Malaria Control and Elimination. In her most recent role, Ms. Patel designed and led organization-wide change initiatives to enable structured collaboration across countries and programs to strengthen PATH’s impact.
She has more than 15 years of experience managing projects and initiatives in the global health sector. Prior to PATH, she oversaw child health and nutrition programming in multiple South African townships and managed grants to local organizations in the UK.
Ms. Patel earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from Cornell University and a master’s degree in public policy from Princeton University. She serves on the board of directors for the Washington Global Health Alliance, the advisory panel for Women in Global Health Seattle and the Civic Council for the Master of Arts in Applied International Studies at the University of Washington Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.