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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

EngenderHealth Announces New Board Leadership and Appointments

August 11, 2009, NEW YORK—EngenderHealth is pleased to announce new appointments on our Board of Directors. Brenda J. Drake, a Board member since 2003, is now Chair, taking the helm from Stasia Obremskey—who is stepping down from the Board. Dr. George F. Brown, a director since 2006, will serve as Chair of the Executive Committee, and Francine Coeytaux, who formerly held this position, is now Vice Chair of the Board. EngenderHealth also welcomes two new members: Dr. Julio Frenk and Dr. Supanya Lamsam.

Brenda DrakeBrenda J. Drake is Director of the Public Health Trust in Oakland, California. Ms. Drake practiced corporate law for 15 years before entering the philanthropic sector and joining the Richard & Rhoda Goldman Fund. During her 10 years at the Fund, she developed and implemented programs in population, reproductive health and rights, services for the elderly, low-income community organizing, and social justice for incarcerated men, women, and youth. Ms. Drake also served as Interim Executive Director for the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco. Ms. Drake is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

Dr. George F. BrownDr. George F. Brown, Senior Consultant in Reproductive Health for The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, was Vice President, International Programs, at the Population Council for more than two decades. Dr. Brown expanded the Council’s work to more than 50 countries. Under his leadership, new research programs were created in gender and development, HIV and AIDS, and maternal mortality. He also served as Special Advisor in Population to the President of the Canadian International Development Agency and as Director, Health Equity, for the Rockefeller Foundation. Dr. Brown received his medical degree from the University of Toronto and a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard University.

The two new Board members, Dr. Julio Frenk and Dr. Supanya Lamsam, also bring extensive expertise in global health. “We are thrilled to have these two new, internationally recognized leaders joining our dedicated Board,” said Ana Langer. “I am personally very much looking forward to working with them.”

Dr. Julio FrenkDr. Julio Frenk is the new Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health. He served as Mexico’s Minister of Health from 2000 to 2006, leading a ground-breaking and internationally recognized effort to transform the national insurance and public health system. During his 25-year career, Dr. Frenk has been a Senior Fellow of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health Program and held executive positions at the World Health Organization and the Mexican Health Foundation. Dr. Frenk holds a medical degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, as well as a Master’s in Public Health and a joint doctorate in Medical Care Organization and Sociology from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Supanya LamsamDr. Supanya Lamsam is a biomedically trained scientist with 20 years of experience in HIV and AIDS policy, fundraising, program management, and evaluation. As the Founding Executive Director of the Thailand Business Coalition on AIDS, she co-created an innovative program to provide financial incentives to reward companies that implement HIV and AIDS prevention and nondiscrimination programs. She also held senior positions at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and the Population and Community Development Association in Thailand. Dr. Lamsam has a Ph.D. in molecular parasitology and a B.Sc. in Biology from the Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine in the United Kingdom.

1 comment:

karim said...

Good one on leadership and it helps a lot.

Thanks,
Karim - Mind Power