Peter Staley, AIDS and LGBT rights activist; founder of the Treatment Action Group and AIDSmeds.com

Activism, Leadership & Health Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Peter Staley was diagnosed with AIDS-related complex in 1985 while working as a bond trader at JP Morgan on Wall Street. He joined ACT UP New York shortly after its founding in 1987, and chaired its fundraising committee for three years. In 1988, he left his Wall Street job to become a full-time AIDS activist, joining ACT UP’s Treatment & Data Committee (T&D). In 1989, Staley led ACT UP’s campaign to force … Continue reading “Peter Staley, AIDS and LGBT rights activist; founder of the Treatment Action Group and AIDSmeds.com”

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”

Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation

Voices in Leadership featuring Chelsea Clinton: Addressing Challenging Global and Domestic Health Problems Thursday, April 9, 2015 Presentation of Next Generation Award and Remarks by Blake Mycoskie, Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS As vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, Chelsea Clinton works alongside her parents, President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, to drive the vision and work of the Foundation. Her work emphasizes improving global and domestic health, creating service opportunities, and empowering the next generation … Continue reading “Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation”

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”

Gabriel Jaramillo, former General Manager of The Global Fund

Gabriel Jaramillo, who lead the broad transformation of The Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, discusses critical aspects of organizational change from his expertise in banking and how he transferred those skills to global health. This session is entitled “If It Works – Fix It: Leading Transformation at The Global Fund.”

Frank Nyonator, Dean of the School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana

Dr. Frank Nyonator, Senior Leadership Fellow at HSPH and Dean of the School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), Ghana, spoke on “Championing Leadership: In Pursuit of Universal Health Coverage.” Dr. Nyonator discussed leading organizational change at the Ghana Ministry of Health.