WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - November 21, 2016) - Chemonics International has named Michelle Gardner as the company's senior vice president for the Global Health Division, overseeing the company's work helping to build sustainable and resilient health systems and programs around the world.
A public health professional with 20 years of international experience in technical assistance, capacity development, leadership, and management, she brings a broad public health background developing and overseeing programming in reproductive health and family planning, maternal and child health, immunization, malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, and safe water, with focus on both the public and private sectors.
Previously, she was the chief of party on the USAID/Philippines Private Sector Mobilization for Family Health -- Phase 2 project, where she led a team of 90 staff across the Philippines to mobilize private sector resources in the delivery of family planning and maternal and child health information, services, and products. She also served as a director in the Chemonics Asia Region.
Before joining Chemonics, she worked with PATH, the World Health Organization, and the Population Council in Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Thailand, implementing and managing public health research and technical assistance programs.
"Chemonics is proud to name Michelle as the leader of our global health division," said Susanna Mudge, president and chief executive officer at Chemonics. "Her proven experience as a collaborator and strategic leader, as well as her insights into the needs of the global health market, will help us deliver on our mission to improve lives everywhere."
She holds a master's degree in medical demography from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a bachelor's degree in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Chemonics is an international development consulting firm dedicated to helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives. Its projects span 70 countries and all facets of international development, from health care to financial inclusion.