Improving Health Outcomes Around the World

Leaders in Life Sciences, Health Technology & Public Health

We are here for you. We are listening. We will not be silent.

Open Letters from CEO Maria Thacker-Goethe

Health is a global issue.
It doesn’t respect borders.

When any one part of society is at risk, anywhere in the world, everyone is at risk. That’s why we created a network to make the world a healthier place…for everyone.


CGHI is a first-of-its-kind 501c3 organization, representing more than 250 organizations through the merger of the Georgia Global Health Alliance and Georgia Bio. At its core, CGHI orchestrates programs that promote cross discipline cooperation to strengthen capabilities, accelerate problem solving and respond to global health crises.


Our Partner Coalition

How we’re making an immediate impact.

Crisis Response

We’ve partnered with the CDC Foundation to create the Global Health Crisis Coordination Center (GHC3) to better respond to global health crises.

Global Health Innovation District

We’re establishing a physical hub to anchor the ecosystem of Global Health, Health Technology, and Life Sciences.

Board of Directors

Russell M. Medford, MD, PhD

Chairman, Board of Directors, Center for Global Health Innovation, Chairman and CEO, Covanos, Inc.

Maria Thacker Goethe

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.

Phil Gibson

Director, Georgia Bioscience Training Center

Nicky Gouveia Wilmington

President & Founder, Global 1 Connect

David Hartnett

Chief Economic Development Officer, Metro Atlanta Chamber

Judy Monroe, MD

President & CEO, CDC Foundation

Mike Passilla

Vice-Chairman (fmr) JP Morgan

Charles Redding

CEO, Medshare
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Gary M. Reedy

CEO, American Cancer Society

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

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
  • Dan Gagnon, VP Global Healthcare Strategy, UPS Healthcare
  • Ed Heys, Managing Partner, Deloitte
  • Katie Kirkpatrick, P.E., President and CEO, Metro Atlanta Chamber
  • Valerie Montgomery Rice, Dean, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Patty Obermaier, Vice President US Health & Life Sciences, Microsoft
  • Amb. Mary Ann Peters, President & CEO, The Carter Center
  • John Rice, Vice Chairman, GE
  • Mark Rosenberg, President & CEO (Retired), Task Force for Global Health
  • Claire Sterk, President, 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

We welcome your ideas, your insights, and your support.

Learn more about how you can help a make a difference. Let’s work together to make the world a healthier place, for everyone.