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Global Development


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

Christopher Elias

Global Development

Dr. Chris Elias focuses on high-impact, sustainable solutions for people in developing countries.

Shawn Baker


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

Paulin Basinga


Dr. Paulin Basinga leads a growing team in development and execution of the country plan for Nigeria and acts as the principal Nigerian liaison with key program leads and strategy teams in Seattle.

Liz Clyma

Health, India

Liz Clyma leads the foundation’s health portfolio of investments and programming in India.

Haley Hill

Global Development

Haley Hill is the director, Office of the President, and chief of staff, Global Development Program.

Steve Landry

Global Development

Steve Landry works with a select group of critical partners to ensure our strategic engagement is optimized to the foundation’s global health and development goals.

Orin Levine

Global Delivery Programs

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

Keith Matthews


Keith Matthews oversees legal work related to the foundation’s Global Development and Global Growth & Opportunity divisions.

M Hari Menon

Interim Director,
India Country Office

M Hari Menon leads the India Office. He also oversees the foundation’s work in South and South-East Asia.

Violaine Mitchell

Interim Director,
Vaccine Delivery

Violaine Mitchell leads the foundation’s efforts to evaluate new vaccines and improve routine immunization systems.

Jamie Morris

Program Chief Financial Officer

Jamie Morris is the divisional chief financial officer for both Global Development and Global Growth & Opportunity.

Amy Pollack

Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

Amy Pollack leads the Maternal, Newborn & Child Health team’s strategic planning, portfolio management, and coordination.

Oumer Seydi


Oumar Seydi oversees the foundation’s work in Africa.

Brian Siems

Interim Director,
Family Planning

Brian Siems, deputy director, Strategy, Planning, & Management supports internal business operations, and cross-team strategic planning for the Family Planning team.

Uyi Stewart

Strategy, Data & Analytics

Dr. Uyi Stewart leads the team responsible for applying innovative technologies to optimize the use of data for decision-making, delivery effectiveness, and investments to create global public goods.

Haddis Tadesse


Haddis Tadesse oversees our work in Ethiopia as well as our partnership with the African Union.

Sanjay Ubale

Partnerships, India

Sanjay G Ubale is currently the director, partnerships at the India Country Office in Delhi.

Alkesh Wadhwani

Poverty Alleviation, India

Alkesh Wadhwani leads the poverty alleviation portfolio for the foundation’s India Country Office.

Jay Wenger

Polio Eradication

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

Greg Widmyer

Interim Director,
Integrated Delivery

Greg Widmyer leads the foundation’s efforts to enhance and accelerate the introduction and scale up of life-saving and life-changing innovations.

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