Our Team

The CGHI Team is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Our leadership team sets the strategic direction of

the organization and supports our determination to improve health outcomes globally.

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Maria Thacker Goethe, MPH

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Andrew Randall

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Kristina Forbes

VP Operations
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Ashley Haltom

VP Government Affairs
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Emily Hutmacher

VP Development
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Edie Stringfellow

VP Ecosystem Development
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Stephanie Adams, PhD

Managing Director, Global Health & Crisis Coordination
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Kristin Boscan

Managing Director, Workforce Development
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Ryan Brooks

Manager, Marketing & Communications
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Megan Heaphy

Manager, Equipment Depot
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Katie Shapcott

Manager, Global Health Projects & Operations

Phil Gibson, PHD

Strategic Advisor, Workforce Development
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Lisa Hayes

Strategic Advisor, Global Health
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Nakia Melecio

Strategic Advisor, Entrepreneurship & Innovation
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Anil Menon

Strategic Advisor, Community & Urban Services

Brian Tolleson

Strategic Advisor, Communications

Board of Directors

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Gary M. Reedy

Chairman, Board of Directors, Center for Global Health Innovation, CEO (fmr) American Cancer Society
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Maria Thacker Goethe, MPH

CEO, Center for Global Health Innovation, Inc., President & CEO, Georgia Bio

Joey Bakal

Principal Strategy and Operations, Deloitte

Sherri Berger, MSPH

Chief Operating Officer, Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Deb Bruner

Senior Vice President Research, Emory University

Clark Dean

Executive Managing Director, Transwestern

Patricia Fritz

Vice President US Corporate Affairs, UCB, Inc.

Chaarles Fogelgren

Executive Director, Business Development, Quest Diagnostics

Shay Foley

General Manager, Alcon

David Hartnett

Chief Economic Development Officer, Metro Atlanta Chamber

Russell M. Medford, MD, PhD

Chairman and CEO, Covanos, Inc.

Anil Menon

EVP, Community & Urban Services, Sharecare

Judy Monroe, MD

President & CEO, CDC Foundation

Mike Passilla

Vice-Chairman (fmr) JP Morgan

Charles Redding

CEO, Medshare

David A. Ross, ScD

President and CEO, The Task Force for Global Health

Louis Sullivan, MD

Inaugural Chairman, Chairman, Georgia Global Health Alliance; President Emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine; U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, 1989-1993

Bill Warren

Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

Nicky Gouveia Wilmington

President & Founder, Global 1 Connect

Board of Councilors

  • Paige Alexander, CEO, The Carter Center
  • Jeff Arnold, Chairman & CEO, Sharecare
  • Ed Bastian, CEO, Delta
  • Elizabeth “Liz” Blake, SVP of Advocacy & Government Affairs (Retired), Habitat for Humanity International
  • James Curran, MD, MPH, Dean of Public Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
  • General Larry Ellis, Four Star General, United States Army
  • Dan Gagnon, VP Global Healthcare Strategy, UPS Healthcare
  • Ed Heys, Managing Partner, Deloitte
  • Dennis Liotta, PhD, Executive Director, Emory Institute for Drug Development
  • Roth Kehoe, Partner, Holland & Knight
  • Vanessa Kerry, CEO, Seed Global Health
  • Katie Kirkpatrick, P.E., President and CEO, Metro Atlanta Chamber
  • Sidney Kirschner, Consultant
  • Rebecca Martin, VP for Global Health, Emory University; Director, Emory Global Health Institute
  • Hala Moddelmog, President and Chief Executive Officer, Woodruff Arts Center
  • Patty Obermaier, Vice President US Health & Life Sciences, Microsoft
  • Amb. Mary Ann Peters, President & CEO, The Carter Center (retired); Ambassador-in-Residence and Professor of Practice, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University
  • John Rice, Vice Chairman, GE
  • Valerie Montgomery Rice, Dean, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Mark Rosenberg, President & CEO (Retired), Task Force for Global Health
  • Claire Sterk, President Emerita, Emory University
  • Louis Sullivan, President Emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine, Chair
  • Wes Wheeler, President, UPS Healthcare
  • Dave Wilkinson, CEO, Atlanta Police Foundation
  • Jacky Wright, Chief Digital Officer, Microsoft