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

Leslie Walker-Harding
MD
Chair
Pediatrics

Barbara Goff
MD
Chair
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Faculty Leads and Directors of Scientific Priority Areas

Maneesh Batra
MD, MPH
Center Associate Director, Pediatrics

Alison Drake
PhD, MPH
Center Assistant Director
Certificate Program Director
Family Planning and Decision Support

Brandon Guthrie
PhD, MPH
Leadership Development Director

Grace John-Stewart
MD, PhD, MPH
Center Director
HIV and Co-Infections Through the Lifecycle

Sylvia LaCourse
MD, MPH
HIV and Co-Infections Through the Lifecycle

Patricia Pavlinac
PhD, MS
Gut Health and Child Survival

Jennifer Slyker
PhD, MSc
HIV and Co-Infections Through the Lifecycle

Jennifer Unger
MD, MPH
Center Associate Director, OB/GYN
Family Planning and Decision Support

Anjuli Wagner
PhD
HIV and Co-Infections Through the Lifecycle

Judd Walson
MD, MPH
Gut Health and Child Survival

Operations Staff

Rowe de Saram
Program Coordinator
Gut Health and Child Survival

Stephanie Edlund-Cho
MSW
Program Coordinator

Chris Kealy
BA
Kenya Finance Manager

Kellie List
MPA
Grants Specialist

Gisella Logiogia
Student Assistant

Kate Pfizenmaier
MPA
Managing Director

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

Ann Van Haney
MBA
Grants Manager
Gut Health and Child Survival