Prior to his appointment as CEO, Mr Basu was Managing Director of the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Malaria, and joined that office at its inception in 2007.
Mr. Basu serves on the boards of the Global Health Alliance, Big Win Philanthropy, the Global Business Coalition for Health, the Micronutrient Initiative, Princess House Inc, and Brooklyn Defender Services. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from The Johns Hopkins University.
Mr. Batkin is a director of four New York Stock Exchange-listed companies.
Prior to joining the UN Foundation in 2003, Kathy served as President of the AOL Time Warner Foundation, guided AOL Time Warner's other philanthropic activities and was the chief architect of the company's corporate responsibility initiatives. She joined America Online in 1997 as Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer.
Throughout her career, Kathy Calvin has taken an active role in a range of philanthropic activities, including the boards of the International Women's Media Foundation, City Year, Internews, Newseum, Share Our Strength, the United Nations Association of the United States of America, and the East-West Center.
Kathy is a graduate of Purdue University and the recipient of numerous awards for leadership and philanthropy.
Gary and the BD team are extensively engaged in collaborations across the public, private and NGO sectors to address health needs in developing and emerging countries. He has served as an advocate, speaker and expert panelist on global health, child immunization, HIV/AIDS and health system strengthening,
He has been honored for his humanitarian work by MESAB (Medical Education for South African Blacks), B’nai B’rith International, the US Fund for UNICEF, the Nyumbani Home for HIV positive children and the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation. He earned a BA from Rutgers College and a MBA from the Rutgers Graduate School of Management, and previously served on the university’s Board of Trustees.
Ms. Gadde joined BD in 1997 and relocated to the US in 2002 in the position of Director, Strategic Planning and Development for BD Medical. In 2004, she became the
Ms. Gadde represents BD in several external speaking engagements and serves on the external advisory Council for the University of Michigan’s center for Global Health. She is also the board alternate for the private sector delegation of the Global Fund and a board member of African Science for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM).
Previously, Dr. Goosby served four years in the U.S. State Department as Ambassador-at-Large and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, overseeing the implementation
Austin is actively involved in a wide range of civic, philanthropic and global humanitarian causes, including early childhood development projects with Save the Children and the government of Bhutan, and community agricultural projects in South Sudan.
With a strong determination to make a difference Austin has leadership roles in many nonprofit organizations, that includes serving on the board of councilors of the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Communications, the board of Pacific Crest Outward Bound, the executive committee of National Outward Bound and the advisory council for the United States Committee for Refugees. Austin is a vice-chair of the Office of the UN Special Envoy for Health in Agenda 2030 and for Malaria and helps lead the team focused on Community Health Workers.
An active champion for extreme poverty eradication and the development of global health systems, with a particular focus on issues impacting women and girls, John currently leads the Business Leadership Council for a Generation Born HIV Free (BLC), an initiative of the Global Health Alliance that brings private sector resources and acumen to the goal of eradicating mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
John graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Lauren comes to Johnson & Johnson with a very strong track record of leading social responsibility strategies that yield positive business, social and environmental impact. Most recently, Lauren led the development and implementation of eBay Inc.’s first social innovation strategy focused on creating economic opportunity, powering charitable giving and enabling greener commerce. As the Head of Global Social Innovation, Lauren guided her team’s efforts to bring this vision to life around the world, partnering with employees, customers, retail partners and other stakeholders to help eBay Inc. achieve both positive business performance and lasting social impact.
Lauren joined eBay Inc. in 2009 as the President of eBay Foundation.
Lauren received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. She has served on a number of nonprofit boards of directors, community commissions and advisory panels. Currently, Lauren is a member of Aspen Institute’s Business & Society Leaders Forum, Cornerstone Capital’s Global Advisory Council, GOOD Worldwide Inc.’s GOODcorps Lab and Council on Foundations.
Angela serves on the Advisory Boards of Johnson, Cornell University Business School and Entrepreneurship@Cornell. She also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Doris Duke Foundation and for Grassroot Soccer. The latter is a charitable organization that works with youths and is dedicated to the fight against HIV/ AIDS primarily in Africa. Most recently, she joined the United Nations Foundation Global Entrepreneurs' Council as a Founding Member.
Angela hails from Lusaka, Zambia, attended high school at a boarding school in Zimbabwe and currently lives with her husband Todd and their three cats in Brooklyn, New York. They are avid travelers having visited many countries across the globe. Most recently their travels took them to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Angela has also run 4 marathons, the last 3 in New York and used this as an opportunity to raise money for charity.
Dr. Rao spent the first twelve years of his tenure at Merck & Co., Inc. in New Jersey working within the Research Laboratories and Human Health Divisions where he held several positions of increasing responsibility. In 2005, Dr. Rao went to India as the Medical Director of the newly formed MSD Pharmaceuticals Ltd, local affiliate of Merck. His responsibilities included establishing clinical research, medical affairs, and regulatory centers of excellence within the Medical Department.
From 2010 to 2011 Dr. Rao held the position of Head Medical Affairs for Asia Pacific based out of India.
In May, 2011 Dr. Rao was tasked with leading the company's Merck for Mothers maternal mortality initiative and is now based in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey.
Previously, Jeff was Executive-in-Residence at Harvard Business School, focusing on Social Enterprises and Collaboration and a lecturer at the Kennedy School. At Harvard, he also helped to develop and launch “A Course
Jeff was Chairman and CEO of CCMP Capital, the $12 billion successor to JPMorgan Partners, JPMorgan Chase & Co’s global private equity and Chairman of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. A Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant, Jeff graduated with a B.S. from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Director of United Nations Relations
and Peace Initiatives
President, Born Free
Senior Advisor to the UN Special Envoy
Prior to this, Rebecca served as Senior Officer and Team Leader in the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General, from 2009-2016. While there, she oversaw the development, launch and first phase of the Every Woman Every Child initiative. She advised on Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s strategic work to advance global health, development and partnerships, managing key relationships with senior partners and representatives on behalf of the Secretary-General.In this capacity she also supported the leadership of the UN’s responses to Cholera and Ebola, most recently as Special Adviser to Dr. David Nabarro.
Rebecca began her career in Government, working in various roles with the UK Department for International Development, the UK Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Canadian International Development Agency. She holds an MPhil from the University of Cambridge and a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Alberta. She has lived, worked and/or studied in Canada, Kenya, Switzerland, Uganda, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Taylor focuses on achieving a generation born HIV-free as part of The Business Leadership Council for a Generational Born HIV Free (BLC) and the Global Health Alliance.
Prior to joining the BLC, Taylor was part of Mercer's Human Capital Consulting Group and an independent consultant to for-profit companies and social enterprises in the US, Africa, and Asia. Most recently, she advised Rio Tinto’s capability development efforts in Mongolia. Her work also includes the design and management of inspirational leadership and executive development programs, as well as the mentorship of several teams of HR professionals in developing countries.
Taylor is a StartingBloc Fellow and Advisory Board Member. She holds a BA in History & Psychology from Colgate University and is an active alumna, serving Colgate in several capacities.
Between 2000 and 2005 Mr. Court served as Director of the UNICEF Supply Division in Copenhagen, where he was credited with turning the division’s function into an innovative and cutting edge one that provided essential commodities and services to Governments through a mix of program and procurement services that directly impacted implementation as well as delivery performance specially in Humanitarian Emergencies.
Prior to his UNICEF career Mr. Court worked with Non-Government Organizations in Bangladesh and in Education in the United Kingdom. Mr. Court holds a Masters Degree in Rural Social Development from the University of Reading School Of Education, UK.
Director of Programs
and Strategic Partnerships
Prior to joining the team, Chris worked various administrative jobs in the private sector, while simultaneously staying active in his local community.
Vice President, Frontline Delivery
Social Media Specialist
Phyllis previously worked in the Strategy Team at the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria, and as an Engagement Manager in McKinsey’s healthcare practice in Germany and London.
Phyllis holds a Masters of Economics and Business from the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland, and a Masters in International Health Policy and Health Economics from the London School of Economics.
Wendy holds a BA from Princeton University where she also earned a Masters degree in Public Administration from the Woodrow Wilson school.
After an initial career in PR and advertising for luxury brands, Tina Moore began her focus on social media in 2009 at Katalyst. She joined the Special Envoy's Office to engage more deeply in humanitarian pursuits. Tina curates the social media platforms of the Special Envoy's Office, which includes managing the Social Media Envoys program. The Envoys are a group of esteemed individuals and organizations with significant social media followings who support the Special Envoy's work. Tina lives in Los Angeles where she is a member of the Women’s Advisory Board in West Hollywood, focused on insuring that all women have a chance to succeed. She holds a BA in English and Human Development from Boston College.
Director of Strategic Planning
and Special Projects
Senior Advisor, Frontline Delivery
Vice President, Frontline Delivery
Prior to this role, Jasmine worked for the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) where she managed Head of State events, production of the ALMA Scorecard for
Jasmine serves as a mentor and Earth Science Instructor to high school students with the Upward Bound Program at NYU and is also the founding member of a dance company. Jasmine holds a Bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies from New York University.
In addition to her work in global and domestic healthcare, Claire also served in the Office of the Chief of Staff at the U.S. Treasury Department, covering international affairs, terrorism and financial intelligence, and tax policy for Secretary Geithner. While in graduate school, Claire was a White House Intern and worked with the Office of the Chief of Staff and the National Economic Council. Claire received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her B.A. from Yale University. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with her husband and son.
Prior to joining the Office of the UN Special Envoy, Shara worked for Goldman Sachs, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), and Progyny, a US fertility benefits company. Shara holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and received her B.A. and B.B.A. from The University of Texas, Austin.
Director of Communications,
Campaigns and Special Initiatives