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

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Kristina Forbes

VP Operations
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Andrew Randall

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Edie Stringfellow

VP Ecosystem Development
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Willson Overend

Strategic Advisor, Communications

Board of Directors

Russell M. Medford, MD, PhD

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