Elizabeth Nabel, President of Brigham Health and Chief Health and Medical Adviser to the National Football League

Leadership in Academic Medicine Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Elizabeth Nabel has served as president of Brigham Health—comprised of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, and Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization—since 2010. A distinguished biomedical researcher and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, Nabel brings a unique perspective to health care based on her experience as a physician, research scientist, academic medicine leader, and wellness advocate. In 2015, she was appointed chief health and medical advisor to the … Continue reading “Elizabeth Nabel, President of Brigham Health and Chief Health and Medical Adviser to the National Football League”

Baroness Tessa Jowell, Former Member of British Parliament, Richard L. and Ronay A. Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow

Public Health Leadership: Why Do We Know So Much and Do So Little Friday, December 2, 2016 Baroness Tessa Jowell served as a Member of British Parliament from 1992-2015. Throughout these years, she held several positions in government, such as Minister of State for Public Health (1997-1999), Minister of State for Employment, Welfare to Work and Equal Opportunities (1999-2001), and Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and member of the Cabinet (2001-2007). Baroness Jowell also initiated and managed the winning bid for the London … Continue reading “Baroness Tessa Jowell, Former Member of British Parliament, Richard L. and Ronay A. Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow”

Helene Gayle, CEO, McKinsey Social Initiative

Leadership to Impact Today’s Global Challenges Thursday, April 21, 2016 Helene D. Gayle is CEO of McKinsey Social Initiative, a nonprofit organization that implements programs that bring together varied stakeholders to address complex global social challenges. As the inaugural CEO, Dr. Gayle is setting direction and building the organization. Previously, Dr. Gayle was president and CEO of CARE USA, a leading international humanitarian organization with approximately 10,000 staff whose poverty fighting programs reached over 97 million people in 87 countries. … Continue reading “Helene Gayle, CEO, McKinsey Social Initiative”

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”

Belén Garijo, Member of the Executive Board of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and CEO Healthcare

From Physician to CEO: Leadership Insight for Success Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Belén Garijo is a Member of the Executive Board of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, since January 2015. She is responsible for the Healthcare business sector, comprising the businesses of Biopharma, Consumer Health, Allergopharma and Biosimilars. Since 2013 she also acts as President and CEO of Biopharma, where she started in 2011 as Chief Operating Officer. Before joining Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Belén Garijo was employed by Sanofi-Aventis as Senior Vice … Continue reading “Belén Garijo, Member of the Executive Board of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and CEO Healthcare”

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”

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”

Christine Gregoire, Former Governor of Washington State

Women Leaders in American Politics Chris Gregoire served as the 22nd governor of the state of Washington. Facing a $2.2 billion budget shortfall when she took office in 2005, Governor Gregoire balanced the state’s budget as she expanded health care coverage to low-income children, led an effort to make government more efficient and accountable, introduced a plan to create a world class education system, and launched a bold plan to save Puget Sound. In 2007, she proposed and the voters passed … Continue reading “Christine Gregoire, Former Governor of Washington State”