Our Leadership

Meet the Global WACh Leadership Team

Global WACh is continually innovating research, education, and leadership development to support sustainable improvements in the health of communities.  We aim to have global breadth, and are unique in our lifecycle lens approach to the integration of woman, child, and adolescent health.  We envision a world in which communities recognize the value of women, children and youth by assuring them access to quality health services and the educational, social and economic opportunities necessary to achieve health and well-being.  Meet the people who drive our organization forward.

Chairs of Sponsoring UW Departments

Judith Wasserheit
MD, MPH
Chair
Global Health

Karen Murray
PhD
Interim Chair
Pediatrics

Barbara Goff
MD
Chair
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Faculty

Alison Drake
PhD, MPH
Family Planning & Decision Support Lead
Certificate Program Director

Sylvia LaCourse
MD, MPH
HIV Through the Lifecycle Lead

Patricia Pavlinac
PhD, MS
Gut Health & Child Survival Lead

Arianna Rubin Means
PhD, MPH
Gut Health & Child Survival Lead

Jennifer Slyker
PhD, MSc
HIV Through the Lifecycle Lead

Anjuli Wagner
PhD
HIV Through the Lifecycle Lead

Judd Walson
MD, MPH
Gut Health & Child Survival Lead

Staff

Kate Pfizenmaier
MPA
Program Manager

Stephanie Edlund-Cho
MSW
Program Coordinator

Alyson Shumays
MPH
Manager of Program Operations
Gut Health & Child Survival

Rowe de Saram
BA
Program Coordinator
Gut Health & Child Survival

Kellie List
MPA
Grants Specialist

Chris Kealy
BA
Kenya Finance Manager

Gisella Logiogia
Student Assistant