Our Team

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.

Our Team

Nahashon Aluoka

Regional Advisor (Nairobi)
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Nahashon Aluoka

Regional Advisor (Nairobi)
Nahashon Aluoka is an advocacy, campaigns and policy specialist with over ten years of experience in East and Southern Africa. Until January 2020, he was the Regional Advocacy and Campaigns Director with Save the Children International, East and Southern Africa. Prior to this, he was the Regional Advocacy and Campaign Coordinator with World Vision International, East Africa Office. Nahashon has provided technical advocacy and campaign expertise and leadership over the years to successfully influence policy, legislation, and Knowledge, Attitude and Practices in different countries in East and Southern Africa in the quest to improve Maternal and Child Health and to end Violence Against Children with particular focus on ending Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting. He also led Social Accountability advocacy with the National Taxpayers’ Association in Kenya that contributed to enhanced transparency and accountability in management of devolved funds and delivery of public services in health and education sectors.

Isabelle De Lichtervelde

Senior Program Officer (London)
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Isabelle De Lichtervelde

Senior Program Officer (London)
Isabelle De Lichtervelde is a policy, research, and advocacy expert with 10 years’ experience working with governments, international organisations and civil society, holding leaders to account for the impact of their policies on the most vulnerable. Isabelle’s professional background includes working in the European Commission and conducting research on China’s relations with Europe and the U.S. at Université Libre de Bruxelles. For six years, she led the ONE Campaign’s engagement in the UN Financing for Development negotiations and the OECD aid modernisation process. After the UK voted to leave the EU, Isabelle joined Best for Britain to oversee the research team and manage the production of surveys, reports and briefs on the best ways to democratically reverse Brexit. Since that campaign’s end, Isabelle has conducted extensive research on development-humanitarian-peace coherence and has authored numerous policy reports making concrete policy recommendations to improve the lives of the poor and marginalised and make the world a fairer place.
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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.

Ming Geng

Regional Advisor (China)
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Ming Geng

Regional Advisor (China)
Ming Geng is a doctoral candidate in the field of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and has more than 25 years of professional experience in global health, global development, government affairs and philanthropy. From 2007 to 2019, Ming held the position of Deputy Director of the China Office for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she led the China Office’s policy, advocacy, and government relations team. She oversaw multiple Gates Foundation programs in China, including poverty alleviation, HIV/AIDS prevention and control, tobacco control, nutrition, water and sanitation, agricultural development, and philanthropic partnerships, in addition to a body of work regarding China’s role in health and development for the African continent. Before her time with the Gates Foundation, Ming spent more than 10 years in leadership and management positions overseeing strategy and operations, program planning and execution, and government and partner relations in global organizations, including The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, The Yew Chung Education Foundation, and UNICEF.

Naomi Komuro

Senior Project Manager (Seattle)
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Naomi Komuro

Senior Project Manager (Seattle)
Naomi Komuro is a senior project manager at Panorama and supports the Pandemic Action Network’s policy, advocacy, and communications work. She leads the coordination of the Network’s broader convening and collaborative functions, serving as point person for Network meetings and communications. Prior to joining Panorama, Naomi worked in nonprofit fund development at Child Care Resources in Seattle, where she led the planning of annual fundraising events and supported grant writing and donor management and outreach efforts. She also implemented policy and procedural systems related to organizational branding and communications best practices. Before moving to Seattle, Naomi honed her skills in event management, volunteer coordination, and communications while working on the fundraising team of a homeless services agency in Los Angeles.

David Kyne

Co-Founder
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David Kyne

Co-Founder
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.

Autumn Lerner

Director of Communications
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Autumn Lerner

Director of Communications
Autumn Lerner is a Director of Communications at Panorama, an action tank dedicated to achieving ambitious goals and solving the world toughest problems. Autumn supports the Pandemic Action Network’s policy, advocacy, and strategic communications work with a focus on campaigns and storytelling. Autumn is an accomplished global communications leader with nearly 20 years of experience at the intersection of social impact program leadership, cross-cultural management, integrated campaigns, and community engagement. Her work has involved advocacy/delivery in more than 30 countries and required extremely adept skills in building partnerships, managing stakeholders, and influencing across market sectors. Most recently, she was a Social Impact practice lead for global PR agency Weber Shandwick, where she drove integrated communications strategy for leading corporate and philanthropic impact partners across global markets.

Carolyn Reynolds

Co-Founder
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Carolyn Reynolds

Co-Founder
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.

Eloise Todd

Co-Founder
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Eloise Todd

Co-Founder
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

HICHAM EL AMRANI

Founder & Manager HEA Sports
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HICHAM EL AMRANI

Founder & Manager HEA Sports
Moroccan National, Hicham is an expert in Sports Development and Football Management. He worked for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for over 4 years, before spending joining the Confederation of African Football in Cairo, Egypt, as Deputy Secretary General in 2009, becoming its Secretary General from 2010 to 2017. During his tenure, Hicham used the various football platforms at hand, including the Africa Cup of Nations, to showcase important messages and support causes for the wellbeing of African communities. In 2014 Hicham was designated by FIFA as the Match Commissioner of the FIFA World Cup final in Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the following year he was recipient of the U40 Sports Leader of the Year award in London in 2015, following the organization of the Africa Cup of Nations 2015 in a record time of only 45 days. 
 In November 2017 he became the Chief Executive Officer of the Morocco Bid to host the FIFA World Cup 2026. He was in charge of the overall conduct of the Bid, while conducting a national and international strategic and communication campaign. He is currently the founder and managing director of HEA Sports, a firm working together with world class experts to deliver solutions in Sports and Event management, Communication and Sports Advocacy.

Ricardo Baptista Leite

President of ‘UNITE -Global Parliamentarians Network
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Ricardo Baptista Leite

President of ‘UNITE -Global Parliamentarians Network
Ricardo Baptista Leite is a medical doctor (ID-trained), a Member of the Portuguese National Parliament,Vice-President of the Social Democratic Party Parliamentary Board, and National Spokesperson for Health of the Social Democratic Party. He is the Founder and President of ‘UNITE -Global Parliamentarians Network to End HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and other infectious diseases’, a global platform of current and former policy makers committed to ending these public health threats by 2030 in accordance with the UN SDG's; Vice President of the ‘Parliamentary Network on The World Bank & International Monetary Fund’. One of the six people to be awarded globally as a ‘HCV Change Maker’ by ‘The Economist’ in acknowledgement of leadership in the field of hepatitis C, he is the Head of Public Health at Católica University of Portugal, andGuest Lecturer at NOVA Medical School(Infectious Diseases and Microbiology).Prior to being elected MP, Dr. Baptista Leite worked as a practicing physician, including a 5-year Infectious Diseases residency programat the Western Lisbon Hospital Centreand an internship at the World Health Organization(Copenhagen).

Lykke Friis, Ph.D.

Director, Think Tank EUROPA
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Lykke Friis, Ph.D.

Director, Think Tank EUROPA
Lykke Friis, Ph.D. is the director of Think Tank EUROPA. She previously worked as the head of research at the Danish Institute for International Affairs, and later as Director of European Affairs at the Confederation of Danish Industries (DI), followed by two periods as Prorector for University of Copenhagen. Her time as prorector was interrupted by four years in politics, where she was Minister of Climate, Energy and Gender Equality for Denmark and member of Parliament. She has been repeatedly appointed to forums in the EU. In 2007, she was appointed as a member of the EU reflection group on the future of Europe and lately she has served on the High Level Group on maximising the impact of EU Research & innovation programmes appointed by the Commissioner of Research. She also has worked as a correspondent covering Germany for the Danish newspaper Berlingske Tidende. Dr. Friis is the Co-Chair of the European Council on Foreign Relations, Chairman of the Board of Representatives at University of Southern Denmark, President of the Danish Cancer Society, Vice-president of the Rockwool Foundation and member of the Board of Directors of Team Denmark and The BHJ Foundation. She is a member of UNICEF Denmark's presidium and a member of several committees under the Danish Football Association (DBU).

Madhav Joshi

Chief Executive Officer at India Health Fund
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Madhav Joshi

Chief Executive Officer at India Health Fund
Madhav Joshi is Chief Executive Officer at India Health Fund – an impact investment fund set up by Tata Trusts & the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to support the development and scale up of solutions which leverage the latest developments in technology and scientific research to deliver improved outcomes in the diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of infectious diseases. India Health Fund works with a wide network of stakeholders and partner organizations to enable Indian start-ups, developers and MSMEs to develop and deploy these solutions in the public and private healthcare sectors in India and internationally. Madhav has extensive global experience in leading innovation design and development and managing healthcare, nutrition, and consumer businesses with leading multinational organizations. Before joining India Health Fund earlier this year, Madhav led the Internal Medicine business at Pfizer India. He has previously led global innovation for Abbott Nutrition with a focus on emerging markets. Madhav spent two decades with Nestle in various sales, marketing and business management roles in India, Switzerland, Africa, and Asia.

Judy Monroe, MD

President and CEO, CDC Foundation
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Judy Monroe, MD

President and CEO, CDC Foundation
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.