Leadership of the GHI


GHI unites U.S. global health efforts in a comprehensive “whole-of-government” approach to health assistance for maximum impact and efficiency.
GHI Principals Committee
The GHI Principals Committee is made up of the leaders of the three core GHI agencies – USAID, the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, and the CDC. The Principals Committee members have each appointed a deputy to support the day-to-day implementation of GHI.
GHI Strategic Council
High-level policy support, advice and guidance on GHI is provided by the GHI Strategic Council, which brings together the various government agencies that have expertise in areas that are critical for the implementation of GHI. These governmental departments and agencies include, among others, HHS, USAID, the Department of State, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Defense, the Department of Treasury, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, Peace Corps, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the White House National Security Council.
Global Health Initiative Principals
Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator, United States Agency for International Development
Ambassador Eric Goosby, United States Global AIDS Coordinator, U.S. Department of State
Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Administrator, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Global Health Initiative Deputies
Wade Warren is the Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Global Health at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). He has responsibility for strategic planning, budgeting, procurement, human resources, project design, monitoring and evaluation, and communications. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Warren was the Acting Chief Operating Officer of the State Department’s Office of the Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance, where he had overall responsibility for strategic planning, budgeting, program planning, and performance reporting for $32 billion annually in foreign assistance. Mr. Warren also worked for thirteen years for the Bureau for Africa in the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), serving in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Washington, D.C. In Washington, he served as the Director of the Africa Bureau’s Office of Development Planning and as the Bureau’s Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator. He was responsible for the Africa Bureau’s policy, budgeting, programming, and operational processes, with particular emphasis on policy and program frameworks for USAID’s 23 bilateral and three regional missions in Africa.
Tracy Carson is the Senior Advisor for Policy with the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) at the U.S. Department of State. This office is responsible for coordinating and overseeing implementation of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. global response to HIV and AIDS. Bringing a blend of both domestic and international HIV and AIDS policy experience, Ms. Carson joined OGAC in October 2011 after serving for five years in the United Republic of Tanzania as the U.S. PEPFAR Country Coordinator. Prior to her posting in Tanzania, Ms. Carson worked in Washington, DC for 10 years with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on domestic HIV and AIDS issues and served as the Department’s detailee to the White House Office of National AIDS Policy from 2001 to 2003. Ms. Carson was also detailed by the Department to OGAC in 2004 to support policy and congressional efforts and where she served as the U.S. Focal Point to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Donald Shriber, JD, MPH, is the Center for Global Health’s Deputy Director for Policy and Communication at the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC). He is also Deputy Principal representing CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden in the development and advancement of the GHI. Since 1997, Mr. Shriber has served as Director of CDC’s Washington Office. Under his leadership, the office protected and expanded CDC’s authorities in major global and domestic legislation, including the recently enacted health insurance reform legislation. He represented CDC in the nation’s capitol during public health emergencies that included the anthrax attacks, SARS and Hurricane Katrina.



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