Lois Gibbs, Executive Director of the Center for Health, Environment and Justice, a leader in the grassroots environmental health movement, spoke on The Love Canal Story of Leadership, and her journey to becoming an “accidental leader.”
Bill Strickland spoke on The Art of Leadership, discussing how his career evolved into starting Manchester Bidwell to educate inner city youth in Pittsburgh. He also discussed lessons he has learned in how to communicate with a broad range of people, and the importance of creating a positive environment to support at-risk young people.
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.
Professor Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o spoke about his experiences being in opposition politics and then being in political office, as well as public-private partnerships, and team management.
Mr. Alexander discussed leadership in finding a common ground, common language, and common thinking as he transitioned from the world of business to the world of public health.
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”
Reflections on Leading India’s National Health Organizations K. Sujatha Rao served as Union Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for the government of India until 2010, where she was involved in the first ever national program for non-communicable diseases; the process for a national policy for use of antibiotics; and introducing vaccines in public health. Previously she was Director General of the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) from 2006-2009, where she was instrumental in establishing systems and building up … Continue reading “K. Sujatha Rao, former Secretary of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India”