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 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/205124665″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] 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 … Continue reading “Debrework Zewdie, Former Director of the World Bank Global AIDS Program, and Deputy Executive Director and COO of the Global Fund”

Ron Pollack, Executive Director of Families USA

Ron Pollack spoke on developing leadership in consumer health care, discussing the politics of the ACA and other critical health care legislation, social and distributive justice, and critical skills for careers in advocacy.

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

Women’s Health and Human Rights: Leadership and Advocacy [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/89008026″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] 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, … 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 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/89003888″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] 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 … 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 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/89339232″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] 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 … Continue reading “Yvette Roubideaux, Member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Director of the Indian Health Service”