Leadership & Advisors

Our team includes global health policy, advocacy and communications experts with experience working with civil society, national governments, international institutions, research institutes, the private sector and beyond.

 

The team are committed to ensuring a rapid end to the COVID-19 pandemic and long-term investment in pandemic preparedness.  All activities undertaken are in the pursuit of those goals, and are not driven by a single organization or product.

Leadership Team

Gabrielle Fitzgerald

FOUNDER AND CEO, PANORAMA Co-Founder, Pandemic Action Network

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Gabrielle Fitzgerald is the founder and CEO of Panorama, an action tank dedicated to achieving ambitious goals and solving the world’s toughest problems. A global leader who believes innovative approaches and catalytic coalitions can solve the most challenging issues, Gabrielle leads diverse and dynamic teams and collaborates with partners to spark global change. Gabrielle has spent her career working to increase awareness, change policies and raise resources in an effort to decrease the number of deaths from infectious diseases. Prior to founding Panorama, she directed the $100 million Ebola Program at the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, investing in creative approaches to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.  When the outbreak concluded, she participated in working groups advising the United Nations Secretary General, the World Health Organization and the National Academy of Medicine on lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak.  She has written and spoken extensively on the need for pandemic preparedness. Gabrielle previously led the Global Program Advocacy team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Earlier in her career she spent five years at the U.S. Agency for International Development, working on HIV/AIDS and humanitarian response, and also served as a speechwriter for President Clinton.

Carolyn Reynolds

Co-Founder, Pandemic Action Network

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Carolyn Reynolds has been driving change in global health and development and US foreign policy for three decades. She is a Distinguished Fellow with The George Institute for Global Health and a Senior Associate with the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where she was an expert adviser to the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security. She has been serving as a senior adviser to international organizations including the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents, World Bank Group, World Health Organization and the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board. Previously she was Vice President for Policy and Advocacy at PATH, an international non-profit organization supporting health innovation in developing countries, where she led a team of more than 40 staff working across 6 countries to shape evidence-based policies and mobilize political will and resources for women’s and children’s health, epidemic preparedness and global health research and development. Ms. Reynolds also served as manager for external and corporate relations at the World Bank Group, where she led strategic communications and policy advocacy in global health and human development, including the Bank’s efforts to respond to the 2014-16 Ebola crisis in West Africa. She also was a founding Board member and Managing Director of the US Global Leadership Campaign.

David Kyne

CEO, Evoke KYNE 
Co-Founder, Pandemic Action Network

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David Kyne is the CEO of Evoke KYNE, a health communications and public relations agency dedicated to helping improve and save lives. David started KYNE in 2009 with the goal of connecting public and private organizations to help address unmet health needs, believing that targeted, strategic and creative communications can be a powerful health intervention. Now as Evoke KYNE, David leads a rapidly growing team that works with biopharmaceutical; philanthropic foundations; public health bodies; UN agencies and NGOs. David has more than 20 years of communications experience leading large agency practices, working across the healthcare landscape from biopharmaceutical to non-profit organizations. Under David’s strategic direction, Evoke KYNE has earned multiple industry awards including Holmes Global Healthcare Agency of the Year, PRWeek’s Boutique Agency of the Year, Holmes EMEA Health Agency of the Year, PR News Top Places to Work and PRWeek Global Campaign of the Year for United Against Malaria. In 2018, the Holmes Report named David to its EMEA Innovator 25 list. David also serves on the Board of hemophilia charity Save-One-Life, advises the CDC Foundation Corporate Roundtable and is an experienced speaker trainer, having prepared spokespeople from across Evoke KYNE’s client portfolio. Prior to founding the company, David led the New York Healthcare practice at the global public relations firm Hill+Knowlton Strategies.

Eloise Todd ​

Co-Founder, Pandemic Action Network

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Eloise Todd is an advocacy, policy, campaigns and strategy specialist with 20 years' experience working to change policies, legislation and budgets to improve the lives of people in the developing world. Eloise has worked for the majority of that time in international development, including time as a political adviser on development issues within the EU institutions as well as nine years at the ONE campaign where she initiated ONE's advocacy work in many countries in Europe, and ran ONE's international advocacy and global policy in her last roles at the organization. Eloise spent the last three years campaigning against the UK's Brexit deal in her home country, building one of the biggest pro-European organizations in the country from a start-up to a national campaign force. Eloise has a track record of achieving ambitious policy changes and helped lead the effort to oblige gas, oil and mining companies to publish what they pay to developing country governments, has helped to raise hundreds of millions in additional funding for GAVI and the Global Fund from governments around the world, and has successfully advocated for aid budgets to be increased and focused on the poorest people in the poorest countries and regions.
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Gabrielle Fitzgerald is the founder and CEO of Panorama, an action tank dedicated to achieving ambitious goals and solving the world’s toughest problems. A global leader who believes innovative approaches and catalytic coalitions can solve the most challenging issues, Gabrielle leads diverse and dynamic teams and collaborates with partners to spark global change. Gabrielle has spent her career working to increase awareness, change policies and raise resources in an effort to decrease the number of deaths from infectious diseases. Prior to founding Panorama, she directed the $100 million Ebola Program at the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, investing in creative approaches to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.  When the outbreak concluded, she participated in working groups advising the United Nations Secretary General, the World Health Organization and the National Academy of Medicine on lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak.  She has written and spoken extensively on the need for pandemic preparedness. Gabrielle previously led the Global Program Advocacy team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Earlier in her career she spent five years at the U.S. Agency for International Development, working on HIV/AIDS and humanitarian response, and also served as a speechwriter for President Clinton.
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Carolyn Reynolds has been driving change in global health and development and US foreign policy for three decades. She is a Distinguished Fellow with The George Institute for Global Health and a Senior Associate with the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where she was an expert adviser to the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security. She has been serving as a senior adviser to international organizations including the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents, World Bank Group, World Health Organization and the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board. Previously she was Vice President for Policy and Advocacy at PATH, an international non-profit organization supporting health innovation in developing countries, where she led a team of more than 40 staff working across 6 countries to shape evidence-based policies and mobilize political will and resources for women’s and children’s health, epidemic preparedness and global health research and development. Ms. Reynolds also served as manager for external and corporate relations at the World Bank Group, where she led strategic communications and policy advocacy in global health and human development, including the Bank’s efforts to respond to the 2014-16 Ebola crisis in West Africa. She also was a founding Board member and Managing Director of the US Global Leadership Campaign.
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David Kyne is the CEO of Evoke KYNE, a health communications and public relations agency dedicated to helping improve and save lives. David started KYNE in 2009 with the goal of connecting public and private organizations to help address unmet health needs, believing that targeted, strategic and creative communications can be a powerful health intervention. Now as Evoke KYNE, David leads a rapidly growing team that works with biopharmaceutical; philanthropic foundations; public health bodies; UN agencies and NGOs. David has more than 20 years of communications experience leading large agency practices, working across the healthcare landscape from biopharmaceutical to non-profit organizations. Under David’s strategic direction, Evoke KYNE has earned multiple industry awards including Holmes Global Healthcare Agency of the Year, PRWeek’s Boutique Agency of the Year, Holmes EMEA Health Agency of the Year, PR News Top Places to Work and PRWeek Global Campaign of the Year for United Against Malaria. In 2018, the Holmes Report named David to its EMEA Innovator 25 list. David also serves on the Board of hemophilia charity Save-One-Life, advises the CDC Foundation Corporate Roundtable and is an experienced speaker trainer, having prepared spokespeople from across Evoke KYNE’s client portfolio. Prior to founding the company, David led the New York Healthcare practice at the global public relations firm Hill+Knowlton Strategies.
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Eloise Todd is an advocacy, policy, campaigns and strategy specialist with 20 years' experience working to change policies, legislation and budgets to improve the lives of people in the developing world. Eloise has worked for the majority of that time in international development, including time as a political adviser on development issues within the EU institutions as well as nine years at the ONE campaign where she initiated ONE's advocacy work in many countries in Europe, and ran ONE's international advocacy and global policy in her last roles at the organization. Eloise spent the last three years campaigning against the UK's Brexit deal in her home country, building one of the biggest pro-European organizations in the country from a start-up to a national campaign force. Eloise has a track record of achieving ambitious policy changes and helped lead the effort to oblige gas, oil and mining companies to publish what they pay to developing country governments, has helped to raise hundreds of millions in additional funding for GAVI and the Global Fund from governments around the world, and has successfully advocated for aid budgets to be increased and focused on the poorest people in the poorest countries and regions.

Advisory Council

Judy Monroe, MD

President and CEO, CDC Foundation

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Judy Monroe, MD is president and CEO of the CDC Foundation. She joined the Foundation in 2016, and under her leadership, the CDC Foundation has mounted robust responses to global and domestic non-infectious and infectious disease challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic and Zika epidemic. Prior to the Foundation, Dr. Monroe was a senior leader at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention overseeing key activities and technical assistance supporting health departments and the nation’s public health system. Earlier, she served as Indiana’s state health commissioner, during which time she served as president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials through the H1N1 pandemic. In her career, she also ran a residency program and served as a family physician. Dr. Monroe currently serves on the board of directors for the Center for Global Health Innovation and Georgia Global Health Alliance, and is a member of many national advisory committees and boards.

Professor Peter Piot, MD, PhD

Director, LSHTM

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Professor Peter Piot, MD, PhD is Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and a Handa Professor of Global Health. He was the founding Executive Director of UNAIDS and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1995 until 2008. Professor Piot is the first Chair to lead the UK Government’s Strategic Coherence of ODA-funded Research Board. He is also the Chair of the Global Burden of Disease Independent Advisory Committee, Chair of the King Baudouin Foundation US, Vice-Chair of the board of the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund, as well as a board member of other global organizations. A clinician and microbiologist by training, Professor Piot co-discovered the Ebola virus in Zaire in 1976, and subsequently led pioneering research on HIV/AIDS, women’s health and infectious diseases in Africa. Peter Piot has received numerous awards for his research and service, which include the Canada Gairdner Global Health Award and Robert Koch Gold Medal, and was named a 2014 TIME Person of the Year (The Ebola Fighters). He has published over 580 scientific articles and 16 books, including his memoir, No Time to Lose.

Andy Russell

Founder and CEO, Trigger Media

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Andy Russell is founder and CEO of Trigger Media and Founder and Chairmen of Empact Collaboration Platform. He has spent his career at the intersection of behavioral science and digital communication, having founded, funded or helped incubate over 50 digital media, advertising technology and marketing technology companies. Andy was endorsed by the United Nations Secretary General’s office for donating the Empact Collaboration Platform to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In 2017, Andy launched and donated AfricaConnekt.org as an online collaboration platform for the first Africa Youth Connekt conference held in Kigali, Rwanda. Andy serves on the Board of Advisors for the Mount Sinai Child and Adolescent Psychiatry department and the Leadership Council of New York Stem Cell Research Foundation. He was also the Founding Board Chair of the non-profit Build-NY and previously on the Board of Directors for the Data and Marketing Association. In 2018, Andy received the Global Leadership award from Network 2020.
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Judy Monroe, MD is president and CEO of the CDC Foundation. She joined the Foundation in 2016, and under her leadership, the CDC Foundation has mounted robust responses to global and domestic non-infectious and infectious disease challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic and Zika epidemic. Prior to the Foundation, Dr. Monroe was a senior leader at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention overseeing key activities and technical assistance supporting health departments and the nation’s public health system. Earlier, she served as Indiana’s state health commissioner, during which time she served as president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials through the H1N1 pandemic. In her career, she also ran a residency program and served as a family physician. Dr. Monroe currently serves on the board of directors for the Center for Global Health Innovation and Georgia Global Health Alliance, and is a member of many national advisory committees and boards.
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Professor Peter Piot, MD, PhD is Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and a Handa Professor of Global Health. He was the founding Executive Director of UNAIDS and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1995 until 2008. Professor Piot is the first Chair to lead the UK Government’s Strategic Coherence of ODA-funded Research Board. He is also the Chair of the Global Burden of Disease Independent Advisory Committee, Chair of the King Baudouin Foundation US, Vice-Chair of the board of the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund, as well as a board member of other global organizations. A clinician and microbiologist by training, Professor Piot co-discovered the Ebola virus in Zaire in 1976, and subsequently led pioneering research on HIV/AIDS, women’s health and infectious diseases in Africa. Peter Piot has received numerous awards for his research and service, which include the Canada Gairdner Global Health Award and Robert Koch Gold Medal, and was named a 2014 TIME Person of the Year (The Ebola Fighters). He has published over 580 scientific articles and 16 books, including his memoir, No Time to Lose.
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Andy Russell is founder and CEO of Trigger Media and Founder and Chairmen of Empact Collaboration Platform. He has spent his career at the intersection of behavioral science and digital communication, having founded, funded or helped incubate over 50 digital media, advertising technology and marketing technology companies. Andy was endorsed by the United Nations Secretary General’s office for donating the Empact Collaboration Platform to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In 2017, Andy launched and donated AfricaConnekt.org as an online collaboration platform for the first Africa Youth Connekt conference held in Kigali, Rwanda. Andy serves on the Board of Advisors for the Mount Sinai Child and Adolescent Psychiatry department and the Leadership Council of New York Stem Cell Research Foundation. He was also the Founding Board Chair of the non-profit Build-NY and previously on the Board of Directors for the Data and Marketing Association. In 2018, Andy received the Global Leadership award from Network 2020.