Cheryl Scott, senior advisor, provides strategy counsel and support to the Global Development Program in its work to ensure that vaccines and other health solutions reach the people who need them the most. She joined the foundation in 2006 as chief operating officer, overseeing all major operational functions.
Scott was previously president and CEO of the Seattle-based Group Health Cooperative. Her eight-year tenure as CEO capped a distinguished 25-year career with Group Health, which also included roles as the organization’s executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Scott received her bachelor’s degree in communications and master’s degree in health management from the University of Washington. She currently serves on a variety of private and not-for-profit boards. In 2005, the University of Washington and Group Health created the Cheryl M. Scott/Group Health Cooperative Professorship in Health Care Leadership in the School of Public Health. Scott is a frequent speaker at health policy forums and is also a clinical professor in Health Services Administration at the university, teaching classes in health-care organization leadership as well as a graduate seminar in leading complex adaptive systems.
Cheryl is also serving as interim deputy director for Agricultural Development, leading the team that focuses on Country, Policy and Systems Support from November 2013 to April 2014.