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Board of Directors

  • Pamela Barnes, Director
    Pamela’s bio

    Ms. Barnes is a retired CEO with more than 30 years of management experience in for-profit and nonprofit sectors. She previously served for five years as the President and CEO of Engender Health and four years as the President and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Barnes is an advisory member for the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee, International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region, New York City, and a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Board, IPAS, Chapel Hill, North Carolina as well as a member of the Board of Directors, International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM), Silver Springs, MD.

  • George F. Brown, Director
    George F.’s bio

    Dr. Brown is an international health specialist, with extensive experience in confronting the health needs of developing countries. His principal areas of expertise are in reproductive health and AIDS prevention. Dr. Brown served most recently as Director, Health Equity, the Rockefeller Foundation, which supported public-private partnerships to accelerate the development of drugs, vaccines, and microbicides for neglected diseases, including AIDS prevention. Dr. Brown received an M.D. from the University of Toronto, and a Masters degree in Public Health from Harvard University. He has worked in Haiti, Tunisia and Morocco. He served as Special Advisor in Population to the President of the Canadian International Development Agency, and helped establish Canada’s development assistance program in population and reproductive health. He subsequently served as Director, Population and Health Sciences, at the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa. Dr. Brown was then appointed Vice President, International Programs, at the Population Council, New York. He served for over two decades in this position, building an extensive international research, training, and technical assistance program in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Under his leadership, new research programs were created in gender and development, AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, microbicides, and maternal mortality.

  • France Donnay, Director
    France’s bio

    France Donnay, MD, FRCOG, FACOG, MPH is a consultant on global women’s health policies, programs and practices that contribute to achieving better outcomes for mothers and newborns. For instance, she works with University of California, San Francisco on patient centered maternal care and family planning, Kings College London on pregnancy complications and e-registries, Helsinki-based SCOPE on social design for maternal care and cervical cancer programs, and Brussels-based Synergist on pharmacovigilance and access to medicines for pregnant and lactating women. She is Visiting Professor at Kings, and a member of several Advisory Boards, including with MerckforMothers, International Planned Parenthood Federation and London School of Health and Tropical Medicine. From 2008 – 2015, France Donnay was Senior Program Officer, Maternal Health at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She managed a large portfolio of projects including clinical research trials and large implementation initiatives in India and Ethiopia. Prior to that, she held positions at UNFPA (1999-2008) and UNICEF (1994-1999).

  • Anju Malhotra, Director
    Anju’s bio

    Dr. Malhotra is a recognized leader on gender equality, reproductive health, and adolescent rights and currently Principal Visiting Fellow at the UN University International Institute of Global Health. Previously she served as Principal Advisor, Gender and Development at UNICEF where she led two rounds of UNICEF’s Gender Action Plan (GAP), focusing on the empowerment of adolescent girls through health, education, nutrition, menstrual dignity, and reductions in child marriage and gender-based violence. The GAP also prioritized quality maternal health and the professional standing of female health workers. Dr. Malhotra has been a leader in shaping the SDG target and global movement to end child marriage. She was at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) for 14 years, where she led a number of programs and impact evaluations of adolescent sexual and reproductive health programs, the keynote paper for the landmark 2007 Women Deliver conference, and the “Fertility and Empowerment Network.” She also led the evaluations of the World Bank’s Results Based Initiatives on women’s economic empowerment. Dr. Malhotra began her career as Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland and NIH Post-doctoral fellow at the Carolina Population Center. She holds a Ph.D. in Demography and Sociology from the University of Michigan.

  • Beverly Winikoff, Founding Member
    Beverly’s bio

    Beverly Winikoff, M.D., M.P.H., President, Gynuity Health Projects. Before beginning work on Gynuity, Dr. Winikoff was employed for 25 years at the Population Council where she was Director for Reproductive Health and a Senior Medical Associate. She developed and managed the Council’s Ebert Program on Critical Issues in Reproductive Health, including work on Safe Motherhood, prevention of STDs/AIDS, prevention of unsafe abortion, provision of safe abortion care, and improving postpartum care for mothers and babies. Prior to joining the Council in 1978, she was Assistant Director for Health Sciences, The Rockefeller Foundation. Her work has focused on issues of reproductive choice, contraception, abortion, and women’s health. Dr. Winikoff graduated from Harvard University magna cum laude, earned her M.D. degree from New York University and her M.P.H. degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. She has served on numerous boards of directors including the Reproductive Health Technologies Project (founding member), Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health (PRCH, founding member), the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA), the National Abortion Federation, The MediTeam Trust in South Africa, The Society of Family Planning, and Medicines360. Dr. Winikoff received the Carl S. Schultz Award from the American Public Health Association in 2007 and the Irvin M. Cushner Lectureship award from the Association for Reproductive Health Professionals in 2009. Dr. Winikoff is also a Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University in New York.