2022 Leadership Journey Project: Aligning a global movement for maternal mental health
Rebecca Levine, MPH, is a global public health expert with nearly 20 years of experience in global health policy and the design, management, and implementation of maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) programs across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. She serves as the Director of Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health at Palladium.
In her former role as a Senior Maternal Health Technical Advisor in USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, Becca was responsible for providing technical leadership and advising on policy, strategic planning and resource allocation for USAID’s maternal health programs. She also provided technical and programmatic oversight of flagship USAID initiatives including the MOMENTUM suite of awards.
Prior to joining USAID, Becca served as the MNCH Technical Advisor on the USAID-funded African Strategies for Health project implemented by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) where she designed and led research studies and provided technical assistance and policy guidance to the African Union.
Becca began her career at Save the Children where she spent more than ten years in various program areas including HIV, microfinance, monitoring and evaluation, and maternal and child health. In her last position at Save the Children, Becca served as a Senior Specialist on the USAID-funded Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), where she provided strategic, technical and programmatic oversight to country programs in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Mali, Yemen, and Zimbabwe.
Becca has significant experience collaborating with ministries of health, local partners, and global MNCH actors including the WHO, UNICEF, and UNFPA. Becca is a graduate of American University’s School of International Service and received her MPH from The George Washington University. She currently lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband, three young sons, and two dogs.