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”

Donna Shalala, President of the Clinton Foundation

At the Helm of Leadership in Government, Academia, and Foundations Thursday, March 24, 2016 Donna E. Shalala is the president of the Clinton Foundation. Previously, she served as president of the University of Miami and Professor of Political Science. Donna received her A.B. in history from Western College for Women and her Ph.D. from Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. She served as President of Hunter College of CUNY from 1980 to 1987, and as Chancellor of … Continue reading “Donna Shalala, President of the Clinton Foundation”

Gerald Chan, Chairman and CEO, Morningside Group

Leadership in Innovation Wednesday, September 9, 2016 Gerald Chan is the co-founder of Morningside, a private investment group with venture, private equity and property investments. In the life science sector, Morningside focuses on start-up biotechnology companies founded on novel scientific discoveries. Gerald serves on the boards of Advanced Cell Diagnostics, Stealth BioTherapeutics, Synchroneuron, Apellis, Atea, Kezar, Nucana, Aduro, VTI and Matrivax. Gerald is a member of the Global Advisory Council of the International Society for Stem Cell Research, the Dean’s Board of Advisors … Continue reading “Gerald Chan, Chairman and CEO, Morningside Group”

Trevor Mundel, President, Global Health Division, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Leading New Solutions for Global Health Friday, April 10, 2015 Dr. Trevor Mundel, president of the Global Health Program, leads the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s efforts in research and development of health solutions including vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics, focusing on health problems that have a major impact in developing countries but get too little attention and funding. He oversees the Global Health Program’s work which harnesses innovations in science and technology, to fight diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and … Continue reading “Trevor Mundel, President, Global Health Division, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation”

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”

Judith Rodin, President, The Rockefeller Foundation

Improving Global Health through Innovation Judith Rodin has been president of The Rockefeller Foundation since 2005. She was previously president of the University of Pennsylvania, the first woman to lead an Ivy League institution, and provost of Yale University. She has actively participated in influential global forums, including the World Economic Forum, Clinton Global Initiative and the United Nations General Assembly. She is also a member of the African Development Bank’s High Level Panel, and a Board member of the … Continue reading “Judith Rodin, President, The Rockefeller Foundation”