Trent Lott, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader and Senator from Mississippi

Bipartisan Leadership: A Conversation with Trent Lott Tuesday, October 25, 2016   This was part two of an ongoing series regarding the United States federal government’s focus on public health in the U.S. Watch part one with former Senator Thomas Daschle here.   Senator Trent Lott represented the people of Mississippi in Congress for 35 years and is one of a handful of officials to have held elected leadership positions in both the House of Representatives and Senate. During his … Continue reading “Trent Lott, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader and Senator from Mississippi”

Muhammad Pate, Former Minister of State for Health of Nigeria

Leadership Lessons Learned: Eradicating Polio in Nigeria Thursday, September 8, 2016 Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate served as Nigeria’s Minister of State for Health from 2011-2013. Prior, he was the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), in Abuja, Nigeria. Dr. Pate is currently a professor at the Duke University Global Health Institute. He also serves on the agenda committee of the World Economic Forum and is a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on … Continue reading “Muhammad Pate, Former Minister of State for Health of Nigeria”

Elizabeth Warren, United States Senator for Massachusetts

Fighting for Change in the U.S. Senate Friday, April 8, 2016 Elizabeth Warren is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts, elected in 2012. She was the driving force behind the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and served as Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Senator Warren is a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee. A law professor for more than 30 years, most recently at … Continue reading “Elizabeth Warren, United States Senator for Massachusetts”

Thomas Daschle, Former Senator Majority Leader and Founder & CEO of the Daschle Group

Leadership In and Out of Government Tuesday, March 8, 2016   This was part one of an ongoing series regarding the United States federal government’s focus on public health in the U.S. Watch part two with former Senator Trent Lott here. Senator Daschle is the Founder and CEO of The Daschle Group, A Public Policy Advisory of Baker Donelson. The Daschle Group is a full-service strategic advisory firm that advises clients on a broad array of economic, policy and political … Continue reading “Thomas Daschle, Former Senator Majority Leader and Founder & CEO of the Daschle Group”

Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

A Leadership Career in Government: EPA Chief Speaks Monday, February 29, 2016 Gina McCarthy is the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Appointed by President Obama in 2009 as Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, Gina McCarthy has been a leading advocate for common-sense strategies to protect public health and the environment. Previously, McCarthy served as the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. During her career, which spans over 30 years, she has worked at both the … Continue reading “Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency”

Nils Daulaire, Former Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Negotiating Act Three for Global Health on the World’s Stage Thursday, January 28, 2016 Dr. Nils Daulaire served in the Obama Administration as Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and as the United States Representative on the Executive Board of the World Health Organization, as well as Alternate U.S. Board Member to the Global Fund. Earlier, he served in the Clinton Administration as Deputy Assistant Administrator for Policy at the U.S. Agency for … Continue reading “Nils Daulaire, Former Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services”

Howard Koh, 14th Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Leadership in Public Service: State and National Perspectives Tuesday, September 22, 2015 Dr. Howard K. Koh is Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. He has previously served as the 14th Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2009-2014) after being nominated by President Barack Obama, and as Commissioner of Public Health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1997-2003) after being … Continue reading “Howard Koh, 14th Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services”

Atul Gawande, Executive Director, Ariadne Labs

Leading as a Surgeon by Day and Writer by Night Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, is a surgeon, writer, and public health researcher. He practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is professor in both the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and the Department of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is Executive Director of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health … Continue reading “Atul Gawande, Executive Director, Ariadne Labs”

Janet Napolitano, President, University of California

The Difference Between Management and Leadership Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Janet Napolitano was named the 20th president of the University of California on July 18, 2013, and took office on Sept. 30, 2013. She leads a university system with 10 campuses, five medical centers, three affiliated national laboratories, and a statewide agriculture and natural resources program. Napolitano is a distinguished public servant with a record of leading large, complex organizations at the federal and state levels. She served as Secretary of Homeland Security … Continue reading “Janet Napolitano, President, University of California”

Sir Michael Barber, Chief Education Advisor, Pearson

Leading to Deliver: Leadership to Ensure Successful Government Thursday, December 4, 2014 Sir Michael Barber joined Pearson in September 2011 as Chief Education Advisor, leading Pearson’s worldwide programme of efficacy and research ensuring the impact of the programme on the learner outcomes of Pearson and it’s customers. He plays a particular role in Pearson’s strategy for education in the developing world, and is Chairman of the Pearson Affordable Learning Fund. Prior to Pearson, he was a Partner at McKinsey & … Continue reading “Sir Michael Barber, Chief Education Advisor, Pearson”