Lead and Executive Director, MSD for Mothers
Dr. Etiebet has two decades of experience improving healthcare outcomes for vulnerable populations and transforming healthcare delivery at the frontlines. As the Lead and Executive Director, Dr. Etiebet is responsible for successfully implementing a robust set of innovative maternal health programs and high-impact partnerships that integrate the private sector’s invention and expertise to design, deploy and scale solutions that empower women, equip health providers and strengthen health systems.
Chair of the Board, Women Deliver
Kristin Hetle has long experience working for girls and women’s rights. Currently she serves as gender advisor to Save the Children Norway after many years of international service – most recently as part of the founding management team of UN Women, the United Nations’ dedicated agency for gender equality and women’s empowerment. Here she served as Director of Strategic Partnerships since 2011, the first year of operations. She led corporate communications and advocacy, resource mobilization, partnerships with civil society and with the business community and other partners including sports organizations.
President & Editor-in-Chief, Devex
Raj Kumar leads a global team of over 100 Devexers and serves a community of 1 million global development professionals. His personal experience in over 50 countries, including a childhood partly spent in rural India, informs his work.
Assistant Deputy Minister
Christopher MacLennan is currently the Assistant Deputy Minister for Global Issues and Development at Global Affairs Canada. In this role, he leads on Canada’s development assistance efforts through multilateral and global partners, humanitarian assistance and priority thematic policy issues such as the empowerment of women and girls, health and education and green economic growth. Mr. MacLennan also serves as Canada’s G7 foreign affairs sous-sherpa.
Kelli Rogers is a global development reporter for Devex. Based in Bangkok, she covers disaster and crisis response, innovation, women’s rights, and development trends throughout Asia. Prior to her current post, she covered leadership, careers, and the USAID implementer community from Washington, D.C. Previously, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries
Chief of Staff, The Global Fund
Marijke Wijnroks becameChief of Staff at the Global Fund in2013. From June 2017 through February 2018, she served as InterimExecutive Director. Her distinguished career includes more than 30 years of experience in global health and development, serving in government, at the United Nations and in civil society, and working in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. Since joining the Global Fund, Dr. Wijnroks has had a particular focus on gender and human rights, and on engaging diverse partners in the cause of global health. She effectively acts as the organization’s second-in-command, overseeing day-to-day work and chairing decision-making groups such as the Management Executive Committee and the Grant Approvals Committee when needed.
Task Order Director, Chemonics
Beth Yeager is the Director of the Maternal and Child Health and Zika Task Order of USAID's Global Health Supply Chain - Procurement and Supply Management project. She is responsible for managing activities designed to increase access to quality-assured medicines and supplies for MCH. Prior to joining GHSC-PSM, Beth was in charge of the Maternal and Child Health portfolio of the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services program, led by Management Sciences for Health. Under SIAPS, Beth served as an active member of many of the technical resource teams created under the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children, most notably the supply chain and maternal health groups. She recently served as Chair of the Maternal Health Supplies Caucus, Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition.