Heather Anderson

As CEO of Global Health Corps (GHC), Heather Anderson leads and manages a global team to drive GHC’s mission to mobilize a diverse community of effective health equity leaders. Since 2012, she has overseen GHC’s leadership development programming and training curriculum, partner recruitment and selection, and impact measurement activities in her roles as Senior Vice President of Programs and Chief Impact Officer.

Previously, Heather managed a portfolio of public and private sector clients including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Women Deliver and GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines as a consultant at Global Health Strategies. Heather also advanced reproductive justice initiatives as a Senior Program Officer at Planned Parenthood Global and established a youth program for EngenderHealth in Ethiopia. Before joining global health, Heather was a management consultant with Accenture. Heather studied business at the University of Michigan and earned her Master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

SPEAKING TOPICS:

The Role of Leadership Development to Transform Health Systems
Building a Diverse Talent Pipeline in Global Health
Dynamic Resilience & Leading Through Crises
The Intersection of Gender Equity & Health Equity
Navigating Successful Career in Global Health

Heather is a passionate leader and smart, thoughtful speaker. On stages, she combines insights from her expertise in global health with a fierce belief in the power of investing in people. Her warm presence, her sense of humor, and her multidisciplinary background make for rich presentations and dialogue.
- Prof. Agnes Binagwaho, Vice Chancellor, UGHE
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