Fareeda is the Coordinator for the Global Fund Private Sector Delegation (PSD) in the Membership and Advisory services team. In this role, she supports the PSD Focal Point to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to ensure the private sector's effective representation and engagement at the Global Fund’s Board. Fareeda also organizes meetings and regular convenings of the PSD, and oversees the production of publications and other relevant communication for the PSD.
Prior to her role at GBCHealth, she interned at UNDP's Private Sector Division. During this time, she worked on the Inclusive Markets Development project, which is focused on building sustainable value chains for private sector development, and on publications such as the MDGs: Everyone’s business.
Fareeda has been educated in Saudi Arabia, India and the United States. She holds a Masters of Arts in International Relations from the City College of New York-CUNY and a Bachelors in Commerce (Honours) from Osmania University in India.
In addition to his Acting CEO role at GBCHealth, Gary continues his responsibilities at BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a global medical technology company with over $7 billion revenues and 29,000 employees in 50 countries. Gary is Executive Vice President at BD, overseeing the Global Health function and leading the company’s strategy in Shared Value creation.
He is board chair of the CDC Foundation and a board director of the Perrigo Company, the US Fund for UNICEF and the Accordia Global Health Foundation. He also serves as chair of the CDC/Corporate Roundtable on Global Health Threats and an advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative.
Gary and the BD team are extensively engaged in collaborations across the public, private and NGO sectors to address health needs in developing and emerging countries. He has served as an advocate, speaker and expert panelist on global health, child immunization, HIV/AIDS and health system strengthening, in venues including the United Nations, World Bank, World Economic Forum (Davos) and Council on Foreign Relations. Gary founded Together for Girls, a new partnership to address the human rights and public health impacts of sexual violence against girls, comprised of UNICEF, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UN Women, the World Health Organization, the CDC, the US Department of State - Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator (PEPFAR) and Office of Global Women’s Issues (GWI), the Nduna Foundation, BD and other partners.
He has been honored with the Corporate Leadership Award by MESAB (Medical Education for South African Blacks), the Distinguished Humanitarian Award by B’nai B’rith International and the Helenka Pantaleoni Award by the US Fund for UNICEF.
He earned a BA from Rutgers College and a MBA from the Rutgers Graduate School of Management, and previously served on the university’s Board of Trustees.
An Officer on the Membership team, Helene manages our annual Business Action on Health Awards. She also works with GBCHealth’s Executive Office, providing administrative and project support to the Executive Director and Acting CEO. Helene joined GBCHealth in 2011 as Operations Coordinator in the Finance, Legal and Operations department.
Prior to joining GBCHealth, Helene was Lead Designer at Te Ara: Encyclopedia of New Zealand, the world’s first free-access national encyclopedia. She holds a B.A. (Hons) in International Relations from Victoria University of Wellington and a Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design from Wanganui School of Design. She has also studied abroad at China University of Political Science and Law and Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3.
Michael Schreiber is GBCHealth's Managing Director. He focuses on developing new contributions and increased innovation in corporate engagement in global health. His charge includes attracting additional companies to the fight, and defining cross-sector collaboration and partnership opportunities. Michael also leads outreach to governments, multi-lateral organizations, foundations and individuals who want to advance GBCHealth’s role as a hub of collaboration and collective action.
Previously, Michael was founder and president of TRUiST, a pioneering social enterprise which built a proprietary technology platform that processed over $1 Billion annually in Fortune 500 employee volunteer and donations. Prior to creating TRUiST, Michael served as Executive Vice President & CIO at United Way World Wide.
Michael's background also includes extensive, practical, front-line experience on social and economic development in emerging markets-with corporations, civil society and governments. In senior positions at Deloitte Consulting, he worked with both government agencies and corporations in the United States, Namibia, South Africa and other African nations. Earlier in his career, he served at the U.S. Embassy in The Gambia, overseeing operational functions and drafting the annual Human Rights Report.
Michael has a degree in Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.
As Global Events Officer, Nisa provides project management oversight for all of GBCHealth’s events including our webinar series of known as Expert Connections. She also provides oversight of the Events budget and the Annual GBCHealth Conference. Nisa graduated with an MPH in International Health from New York University and a BA in International Relations, focusing on International Development, and a minor in Biology from American University.
As Malaria Program Manager, Ochuko Keyamo provides management and leadership for GBCHealth's Corporate Alliance for Malaria in Africa (CAMA) initiative. She also helps to increase business engagement in multi-sector collaboration to fight malaria in Sub-saharan Africa. Ochuko joined GBCHealth in May 2013.
Prior to GBCHealth, Ochuko worked as a Research Fellow with the Institute for Advanced Medical Research and Training in Nigeria on a World Health Organization-funded malaria program to improve the health of children living with malaria in western Nigeria. Ochuko has also worked with Boehringer Ingelheim as a Senior Medical Representative in Nigeria.
Ochuko holds a Bachelor’s of Science in biochemistry from Delta State University and a Master’s in pharmacology and therapeutics from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria.
Pam Bolton leads GBCHealth’s efforts to disseminate expertise, stimulate innovation and boost the effectiveness of private sector investments in global health. A public health specialist with diverse experience in developing and emerging market countries, she oversees the organization’s advisory services and ensures the technical quality of GBCHealth events. Appointed in 2013 to head the global communications team, Pam integrates the prioritization and development of global health content with its delivery to members and stakeholder via GBCHealth’s broad range of traditional and digital channels, including website, e-newsletters and social media, as well as the organization’s virtual and in-person convenings.
Pam advises a portfolio of members in the mining and extractives, health care and professional services sectors on their health and social investment strategies. She also oversees GBCHealth’s two regional offices in sub-Saharan Africa.
Pam joined GBCHealth in 2008 with an extensive background in global public health, including programmatic and technical expertise in maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, malaria and diabetes, as well as a solid understanding of private sector perspectives and the power of business to make a difference. Before joining GBCHealth, Pam worked in management consulting at Strategyx/inVentiv Health, a specialty practice providing evidence-based guidance to pharma and biotech clients. Previously, she helped drive corporate citizenship initiatives at Pfizer, shaping the design of Mobilize Against Malaria, Pfizer's five-year program to fight malaria in Kenya, Ghana and Senegal, and contributing to the successful 2006 passage of a United Nations Resolution on diabetes—the first-ever resolution on a non-communicable disease.
Earlier in her career, Pam was directly involved with health service delivery, communications and policy/advocacy in Africa and Latin America. In seven years as Director for Francophone Africa at Family Care International, an NGO dedicated to improving sexual and reproductive health and rights globally, she expanded the program from a fledgling start-up to a dynamic enterprise with three country offices and 25 employees. Earlier, with EngenderHealth and the USAID-funded Sudan Rural Health Support Project, she held both direct program management roles and advisory positions focused on evaluation.
Pam holds an MBA from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, where she founded the Net Impact chapter and was president of the Sustainable Business club. She also holds a Masters in Maternal & Child Health from Johns Hopkins University and BA from Wesleyan University. A language lover, Pam is fluent in French, proficient in Spanish and halting but happy in Portuguese.
As a Manager on GBCHealth’s Global Membership team, Sancia is charged with retaining and recruiting corporate members in the Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, Agribusiness, and Consumer Products sectors. Sancia advises companies on their corporate health engagement strategy and investments in HIV/AIDS, malaria, and NCDs, working with companies such as Pfizer, HEINEKEN, Medtronic and Virgin Group to drive deeper involvement in global health. Sancia also leads GBCHealth’s expansion into the Latin America and Caribbean market, driving the organization’s strategic and programmatic activities with key stakeholders such as the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), UNAIDS and others.
With over seven years of experience working with the private sector on global health issues, Sancia has expertise in corporate workplace and community program development, public-private partnership and government relations at an international and domestic level. Prior to joining GBCHealth, Sancia worked extensively in politics serving as youth advisor to several national and provincial campaigns in Jamaica and helping to found The Patriots – the young professional arm of The People’s National Party.
Sancia holds a B.A. in international relations and French from Wesleyan College where she led Alpha Kappa Psi-Nu Omega business fraternity and its charity efforts on HIV/AIDS with local community organizations. Sancia is a humanitarian photographer and a budding social entrepreneur.
Shuma leads and supports GBCHealth's efforts in a variety of disease and issue areas, including programming for the Annual Conference, the Corporate Alliance for Malaria in Africa (CAMA) and global TB and NCD activities. She also advises a portfolio of members in the oil and gas, consulting, non-profit and pharmaceutical industries on their health and social investment strategies. On staff since 2007, Shuma has produced over 20 publications, tools and resources to guide members on the design and implementation of workplace health programs, with a focus on benchmarking and sharing of corporate best practices.
Shuma is excited to apply her background in public health program design and implementation, research, health advocacy and partnership development to help advance GBCHealth's unique mission of multi-sectoral approaches to health and development. Her prior work experiences include the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Peace Corps, health departments in New York City, Massachusetts and Louisiana and several community-based organizations. Internationally, she has worked in Madagascar, India and Guatemala; she also currently provides health content expertise to GBCHealth’s field activities in South Africa, Kenya and China.
Shuma is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University (BA in Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures) and Tulane University (MPH in International Health). She lives in Jersey City, NJ with her husband and two daughters.
Svetlana Kouzmina is a Manager, in which capacity she is responsible for prospect donor research; supporting fundraising and grants management; assisting with special events, online giving, and building individual relationships in the United States, Russia and Ukraine. Svetlana has worked for over four years in the field of non-profit development in Russia and the United States. Her main interest is human development in Russia, especially children's and women's rights, public health, civic education and civil society empowerment. She has experience organizing and facilitating local workshops and seminars at the Ekaterinburg NGO "Forpost", as well as global conferences at the United Nations. Her commitment to the non-profit sector came as a result of her experience with EastWest Institute. Svetlana holds an M.A. in International Relations from New York University; and received her B.A. in Political Science from University of Bridgeport which included one-year exchange at Wesleyan University, CT and three years of law school in Russia. Svetlana is originally from Ekaterinburg, Russia and is truly devoted to improving lives of people in her home country.
Whitney Leigh White is a Manager on the Membership team leading GBCHealth’s engagement with the Private Sector Delegation (PSD) to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Whitney has been the acting PSD Focal Point since 2012. In this role, she works closely with the PSD Advisory Group, a group of companies who drive deepened private sector engagement with Global Fund policy, governance and strategy issues. Whitney manages communications with PSD leadership, the Advisory Group, and the broader private sector constituency; supports the Chair of the Board's Donor Bloc on donor-specific issues and activities; collaborates with the Global Fund private sector team, other Board constituencies, and Board Committee leadership to bring private sector perspectives to Global Fund priorities; and orchestrates PSD participation in Global Fund Board meetings, retreats, partnership forums and related events.
Prior to her current position, Whitney served as Special Assistant to the Executive Office from 2011-2012, providing comprehensive administrative and project support to the former President/CEO and playing a key interface role with the GBCHealth Board of Directors and Advisory Board. She joined GBCHealth in 2010 as a Coordinator supporting both the Finance, Legal and Operations and the Membership and Advisory Services departments. During that time, she managed the 2011 Business Action on Health Awards, overseeing one of the largest and most competitive contests in the Awards’ history.
Whitney is a member of the Issues & Advocacy Committee of the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood of NYC (PPNYC). She has also co-chaired the Fundraising Committee for PPNYC’s all-volunteer Activist Council since 2010, working with a group of volunteers to organize multiple annual events to benefit PPNYC’s low-cost health centers, community programs and legislative work. She earned a M.St. in Women’s Studies at the University of Oxford, graduating with distinction for her dissertation on bodily autonomy and reproductive politics, and a B.A. in Cinema Studies and English & American Literature from New York University (NYU). Whitney studied abroad at NYU programs in Berlin and London and has basic proficiency in French.