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Strategy Leadership


Emilio Emini


Emilio A. Emini, Ph.D. leads the team focused on accelerating the reduction in the incidence of HIV infection, in high-burden geographies/populations of Southern and Eastern Africa.

Charles Gombar

Deputy Director

Dr. Charles Gombar guides product development investments and activities with key partners to introduce new interventions for HIV prevention and treatment.

Geoff Garnett

Deputy Director

Geoff Garnett works on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of health programs, with a particular focus on HIV.

Nina Russell

Deputy Director

Nina Russell, deputy director, HIV, oversees the foundation’s HIV vaccine strategy and the management of a portfolio of grants supporting HIV vaccine translational and development activities.

Michael Santos

Deputy Director

Michael Santos, deputy director, supports strategy and operations for the Discovery & Translational Sciences and HIV teams in the Global Health Program.

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