2020 US Cohort

WomenLift Health has invited the emerging leaders below to participate in the first inaugural US 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. 


From enhancing Google Maps, to addressing community health amid COVID-19, to enhancing research in rheumatology  members of the WomenLift Health 2020 US Leadership Journey Cohort are at the forefront of global health and the COVID-19 response. 

Hema Budaraju 
Director, Product Management 


Brittany Hume Charm
Head of Global Partnerships 

Kashmira Date
Medical Officer
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Skye Gilbert
Executive Director, Digital Square

Jennifer Goedken
Associate Professor
Emory University

Michelle Hsiang
Assistant Professor
University of Texas Southwestern

Vivian Hsu 
Deputy Director, Strategy, Planning & Management
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Megan Huchko
Associate Professor
Duke Global Health Institute

Deepika Kandula
Director, Malaria Program Support
Clinton Health Access Initiative

Ingrid Katz
Associate Faculty Director, Harvard Global Health Institute
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Laura Lewandowski
Assistant Clinical Investigator

NIAMS, National Institutes of Health

Amy Lin
Acting Director
USAID Center for Innovation and Impact (CII)

Cheryl Moyer
Associate Director, Global REACH,      
Associate Professor, University of Michigan Medical School

Iris Mwanza
Community Health Roadmap

Christine Ngaruiya
Assistant Professor
Yale School of Medicine

Sia Nowrojee
Executive Director
3D Program for Girls and Women, UN Foundation

Folake Olayinka
Senior Technical Advisor, Immunization
John Snow Inc (JSI)

Nandini Oomman
Independent Global Health Specialist & Founding Curator
The Women’s Storytelling Salon

Bindiya Patel
Senior Director for Strategy and Planning, Global Health Programs

Allison Phillips
Executive Director
Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health

Kate Rademacher
Technical Advisor & Project Director
FHI 360

Callie Simon
Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Advisor and Team Lead
Save the Children

Mary Warsh
Deputy Project Director, PMI

Impact Malaria

Population Services International

Nureyan Zunong
Advisor, Humanitarian Health
Save the Children US