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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

President

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

Shawn Baker

Director

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

Director

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.

Hugh Chang

Director

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

Pierre Grand

Director

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

Dana Hovig

Director

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

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

Orin Levine

Director

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

Nachiket Mor

Director

Nachiket Mor oversees the foundation's efforts to improve health, sanitation, financial inclusion, and agriculture in India.

Kellie Sloan

Director

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

Haddis Tadesse

Director

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

Jay Wenger

Director

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

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