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Our Global Development Program leadership team oversees the foundation's work in developing countries on agricultural development, family health, vaccine delivery, financial services for the poor, emergency relief, and access to computers and the Internet.

Christopher Elias

President,
Global Development

As the head of Global Development, Dr. Chris Elias focuses on high-impact, sustainable solutions for people in developing countries.

Rodger Voorhies

Executive Director,
Global Development

Rodger Voorhies is executive director of the Agricultural Development, Financial Services for the Poor, Gender Equality, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene teams within the Global Development Program.

Brian Arbogast

Director,
Global Development

Brian Arbogast leads the foundation’s effort to bring groundbreaking innovations in sanitation technology and new ways to deliver sanitation products and services to people in the developing world.

Nick Austin

Director,
Global Development

Nick leads the team that works to reduce poverty for millions of farming families in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by increasing agricultural productivity.

Shawn Baker

Director,
Global Development

Shawn Baker leads the foundation’s efforts to ensure that women and children receive the nutrition they need for healthy growth and development.

Hugh Chang

Director,
Global Development

Hugh Chang works on strategic planning, portfolio management and coordination across the foundation’s global activities.

Pierre Grand

Director,
Global Development

Pierre Grand is the director, Office of the President, and chief of staff, Global Development Program.

Sarah Hendriks

Director,
Global Development

Sarah Hendriks leads the foundation’s efforts to achieve substantive and sustainable results in promoting gender equality and unlocking the empowerment of women and girls.

Dana Hovig

Director,
Global Development

Dana Hovig leads the foundation's efforts to speed up the launch, improve the delivery, enhance integration, and scale up the use of life saving and life-changing products, services, technologies, and service delivery innovations.

Deborah Jacobs

Director,
Global Development

Deborah Jacobs oversees our efforts to improve access to information and technology in public libraries in developing countries.

Orin Levine

Director,
Global Development

Dr. Orin Levine leads the foundation’s efforts to evaluate new vaccines and to improve routine immunization systems.

Kellie Sloan

Director,
Global Development

Kellie Sloan leads the foundation’s efforts for creating innovative ways to improve family planning outcomes in developing countries.

Jay Wenger

Director,
Global Development

Dr. Jay Wenger leads polio eradication efforts within the Global Development Program.

Michael Wiegand

Director,
Global Development

Michael Wiegand leads the foundation’s effort to make high quality financial services widely accessible to poor people throughout the developing world.

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