Written by Amy Cook, Global Healing Chief Communications Officer
Since joining Global Healing in 2009, I have been privileged to experience first-hand how Global Healing programs improve patient care in developing countries. As I conclude my tenure as Board Chair, I want to express my gratitude to everyone who has given their time, resources, and support to our work. You have made a direct impact on the health of children and mothers worldwide.
As we enter a period of new leadership and growth for our organization, we are pleased to welcome our new Chair, Jim MacPherson, and two new members, Lori Gabrek and Dr. David Shoultz, to the Global Healing Board of Directors. Collectively, Jim, Lori and David possess a wealth of experience and deep commitment to public health. Their leadership will enable us to better serve the needs of patients in developing countries and to build a world where all children and mothers with life-threatening conditions are cared for by local, skilled healthcare professionals.
Jim brings a deep understanding of both the clinical and business sides of healthcare, having served as the CEO of America’s Blood Centers for over 25 years, and working with Global Healing as a volunteer since 2011. He is currently President and CEO of the healthcare consulting firm MacPherson strategies, and has been a member of the Board of Global Healing since 2012.
Lori is currently Vice President of Global Marketing and Sales at Helmer Scientific. She joined Helmer Scientific after having been a Divisional Vice President for Roche Diagnostics and a Business Unit General Manager for Beckman Coulter. She is passionate about women’s health and served as an American Heart Association board member in Indiana from 2013-2015. Her board experience also includes serving on the board of the Life Sciences Certification program at Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business.
David’s work focuses on global health innovation, products, and partnerships that benefit those who need them most. He is currently the Drug Development Program Leader at PATH. Before joining PATH, he served in key posts in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health Program. David also serves on the Board of the Geneva Foundation. He is an affiliate faculty member at the University of Washington Departments of Global Health & Epidemiology, and at the Seattle University Albers School of Business and Economics.
About Amy: With over 20 years of public relations experience in the worldwide healthcare industry, Amy Cook joined the Board of Directors in 2009 as the Chief Communications Officer. She served as Chairperson of the Board of Directors from January 2015 – December 2016, and was also Interim President from August – October 2015.