2020 U.S. 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. 

Brittany Hume Charm
VP of Strategic Partnerships 
The Health Initiative

Kashmira Date
Director – Global Medical Affairs Leader (Vaccines)
Johnson & Johnson Global Public Health

Skye Gilbert
Executive Director, Digital Square

Jennifer Goedken
Associate Professor
Emory University

Michelle Hsiang
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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
Associate 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
Deputy Director of Women in Leadership, Gender Equality Division, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Christine Ngaruiya
Assistant Professor
Yale School of Medicine

Sia Nowrojee
Senior Director
Global Community at Girl Up, UN Foundation

Folake Olayinka
Immunization Team Lead

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

Bindiya Patel
Managing Director, Programs and Innovation Division

Allison Phillips
Executive Director
Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health

Kate Rademacher
Senior Technical Advisor & Project Director
FHI 360

Callie Simon
Senior 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