2022 Leadership Journey Project: A New Frontier for Women Surgeons: Scaling the Women in Reconstructive Surgery Leadership Program
Natalie Meyers is the Chief Program Officer at ReSurge International, a global surgery nonprofit that trains, funds, and scales reconstructive surgical teams across 19 low-income countries. Natalie launched the ReSurge in Africa program, helping close the gap for the 93% of the Sub-Saharan population without access to safe, affordable, and timely surgical care. She also has expanded and grown the SkinCeuticals (a L’Oreal company) sponsored Pioneering Women in Reconstructive Surgery (PWRS) Program, focusing on promoting women in surgery. For more than a decade, Natalie has contributed to a wide breadth of global public health projects in over 40 countries leading cross-cultural teams, forging new partnerships, and creating efficiencies to benefit those in the greatest need.
Prior to ReSurge, Natalie was the innovation strategist for the mayor’s office of San Francisco, managing the city’s public-private partnership program. She worked in London for Spring Impact providing strategic thinking to help organizations scale social impact. As a Presidential Management Fellow at United States Agency for International Development (USAID), she managed the allocation of over $55 million to nine African countries for Ebola preparedness, as well as helping to establish the Ebola Task Force and managed the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) out of the US Embassy in Tanzania. As a Gates Foundation intern and then consultant of San Francisco-based Global Impact Advisors (GIA), Natalie coordinated an initiative enabling access to contraceptives to over 40 million women in six years.
Natalie earned a master’s degree in global public from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in community health from Brown University. She serves as counselor and committee member on the Harvard School of Public Health Council.