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Our operations team oversees key business functions within the foundation.

Jim Bromley

Chief Financial Officer

Jim Bromley oversees finance and accounting, financial planning and analysis, strategic planning, grants and contracts management, and several special initiatives.

Connie Collingsworth

Chief Business Operations Officer

Connie Collingsworth leads many of the foundation’s operational functions including Legal, Grants and Contracts Management, Information Technology and Security, and Global Security.

Steven Rice

Chief Human Resources Officer

Steven Rice leads the global HR, facilities, events, and travel functions in creating a climate where employees thrive while supporting the foundation’s missions.

Sue Taylor

Chief Information Officer

Sue leads the team that develops, implements, and maintains all the enterprise applications and platforms that support core business processes across the foundation.

Ruth Atherton


Ruth Atherton is primarily responsible for legal, compliance, policy, and strategic advice on broad portfolio of grants, contracts, and investments for the Global Health Division.

Bob Benoit


Bob Benoit is responsible for IT infrastructure, end-user services, and operations technology services.

Lauren Bright


Lauren Bright is the primary legal advisor to the foundation’s United States Program Division and Global Policy & Advocacy Division.

Jennifer Deger


Jennifer Deger leads the team is responsible for accounting and tax services for the foundation, the trust, and its regional offices.

Chris Ernst


Chris works closely with senior leaders and teams across the foundation to create a culture built for impact.

Andrew Farnum


Andrew Farnum is the director of Program-Related Investments, where he manages the foundation's $2 billion strategic investment program.

Jeremy Forman


Jeremy Forman is responsible for IT’s future technology state planning and architecture enablement and governance.

Lisa Johnsen


Lisa Johnsen is the foundation’s senior tax counsel and leads the foundation’s grants and contracts services team.

Merran Kubalak


Merran Kubalak is responsible for driving the overarching IT strategy; the consistency of delivery through IT’s Project Management Office; and the continuous improvement & efficiency across business capabilities and processes.

Bindi Lassige


Bindi Lassige acts as the business owner of all human resources related systems and technologies, and manages a team of human resources generalists who provide client aligned support across the foundation.

Helene Madonick


Helene Madonick is primarily responsible for legal services for the operations of the foundation’s global regional offices.

Keith Matthews


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

Thomas Mitchell


Thomas Mitchell is the director of the Enterprise Business Management team with primary responsibility for the foundation’s centralized financial planning, forecasting, and data analysis functions.

Aaron Moses


Aaron Moses is the director of Global Facilities, Events, Travel (GFET) and HR Operations (HRGO).

Lynne Herer Smith


Lynne Herer Smith leads an internal team that designs, tests, and implements improved business practices.

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