Debrework Zewdie, Former Director of the World Bank Global AIDS Program, and Deputy Executive Director and COO of the Global Fund

Leadership in Getting AIDS on the World Bank Agenda Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Dr. Debrework Zewdie, an Ethiopian national, has led strategy, policy implementation, and management of development programs at country, regional, and global levels for international bodies such as the World Bank and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.  She conceptualized and managed the groundbreaking US$1 billion Multi-country HIV/AIDS Program that changed the AIDS funding landscape and pioneered the large-scale multi-sectorial response with direct financing to civil … Continue reading “Debrework Zewdie, Former Director of the World Bank Global AIDS Program, and Deputy Executive Director and COO of the Global Fund”

Adrienne Germain, President Emerita of the International Women’s Health Coalition

Women’s Health and Human Rights: Leadership and Advocacy International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) is a widely recognized architect of the international movement for women’s health and human rights. Adrienne Germain has led IWHC’s work on international health and population policy with the UN, governments and NGOs especially in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and has provided sustained support for the building of women’s health and rights organizations in several low-income countries. In June, 2012, Ms. Germain received the United Nations Population … Continue reading “Adrienne Germain, President Emerita of the International Women’s Health Coalition”

Michelle Rhee, Former Chancellor of Washington D.C. Public Schools

Leading the Fight for Education Reform Michelle Rhee is the founder and CEO of StudentsFirst, a grassroots movement that seeks to mobilize parents, teachers, students, and administrators throughout the country in an effort to bring about meaningful results in education reform at both the local and national level. In 2007, Washington DC Mayor Adrian Fenty appointed Rhee as Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools, a school district serving more than 47,000 students in 123 schools. She was previously … Continue reading “Michelle Rhee, Former Chancellor of Washington D.C. Public Schools”

Yvette Roubideaux, Member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Director of the Indian Health Service

Challenges in Indian Health Leadership Yvette Roubideaux (MPH ’97), a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, is the Director of the Indian Health Service. As the IHS Director, she administers a $4 billion nationwide health care delivery program. The IHS is responsible for providing preventive, curative, and community health care to approximately 2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives in over 600 hospitals, clinics, and other settings throughout the United States. She most recently served as assistant professor of family … Continue reading “Yvette Roubideaux, Member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Director of the Indian Health Service”