Our board members are public health and business leaders from the countries we serve and the United States. The board provides governance and fiduciary oversight, sets policy, and assesses PATH's overall performance.
- Dean Allen
- Phyllis Campbell
- Supamit Chunsuttiwat
- Molly Joel Coye
- Alex Chika Ezeh
- George Gotsadze
- Eivor Halkjaer
- Vincent McGee
- Woodrow Myers
- Kevin Reilly
Dean Allen is chief executive officer of McKinstry, a design/build mechanical and electrical firm headquartered in Seattle. Mr. Allen has more than 30 years of experience in the design, construction, and real estate industries in the Pacific Northwest. Under his leadership, McKinstry has grown from a mechanical contractor into a comprehensive design, build, operate, and maintain enterprise with more than $300 million per year in revenues and more than 1,500 employees. A leader in the energy and sustainability aspects of the industry, McKinstry serves energy service clients from six offices located across the Midwest and Western United States. Mr. Allen has served the community in a variety of industry and philanthropic roles. He currently sits on the boards of the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute and Global Partnerships. He also serves on the Washington Roundtable and the Partnership for Learning. Mr. Allen earned Bachelor of Science degrees in biochemistry and psychology from the University of Washington, where he graduated magna cum laude.
Phyllis Campbell is the chairman, Pacific Northwest, for JPMorgan Chase & Co. Based in Seattle, she is the firm’s senior executive in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho; she also serves on JP Morgan Chase’s Executive Committee. Previously, she was president and CEO of The Seattle Foundation, the largest community foundation in Washington state, with nearly $600 million in charitable assets. Prior to that, she served as president and CEO of US Bank of Washington from 1993 to 2001. Under her leadership, the bank grew through acquisitions and strong marketing initiatives.
Ms. Campbell currently serves on the boards of Seattle University, Alaska Air Group, Nordstrom, and the Initiative for Global Development. She also serves on the Diversity Advisory Board for Toyota, North America. She has received many prestigious awards for her professional achievements and community service, including the Woman Who Makes A Difference Award from the International Women’s Forum, the Lifetime Achievement Award from City Year, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Washington State University, and the Corporate Director of the Year Award from the Northwest Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Ms. Campbell holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Washington's Executive MBA Program and is also a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington and Stanford University’s Executive Management Program. She received honorary doctorates from Whitworth College and Gonzaga University.
Supamit Chunsuttiwat, MD, MPH
Supamit Chunsuttiwat, MD, MPH, is a senior expert in disease control at the Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand. He is an expert in immunization and epidemiology, with a twenty-year history in the field of communicable diseases. Dr. Chunsuttiwat earned his medical degree and MPH from Mahidol University in Bangkok and has served as an advisor to the World Health Organization in numerous capacities. He also was a Hubert Humphrey Fellow at Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.
Molly Joel Coye, MD, MPH
Molly Joel Coye, MD, MPH, is chief innovation officer for the UCLA Health System at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she oversees initiatives that promote innovation across the UCLA Health System to improve health care locally, nationally, and globally. Dr. Coye’s career has spanned academia and the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Prior to joining UCLA, she served as a senior advisor at the Public Health Institute in Oakland, California, where she advised domestic and international programs on innovation and technology. Prior to that, she was founder and CEO of the Health Technology Center (HealthTech), a nonprofit organization that became the premier forecasting institution for emerging technologies in health care. She also cofounded and was CEO of CalRHIO, California’s first statewide health information exchange organization. Dr. Coye has been the health commissioner in two states, an executive for a large medical group and a health software company, and a consultant with the World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization, and other institutions in Latin America and Asia.
Dr. Coye currently serves on the boards of Aetna, Inc., one of the largest health insurers in the United States, and the American Telemedicine Association. She is a past board member of the American Hospital Association, the American Public Health Association, and The California Endowment, the largest health care philanthropy in the state. Dr. Coye was elected to the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine in 1994. She received her Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health degrees from Johns Hopkins University and also has a Master of Arts degree in Chinese history from Stanford University.
Alex Chika Ezeh, PhD, MSc
Alex Chika Ezeh, PhD, MSc, is executive director of the African Population & Health Research Center in Nairobi, Kenya, and he has also served as a senior research fellow with the organization. He has nearly 20 years of experience working in public health and has authored numerous scientific publications covering the issues of population, demographics, and health metrics. He currently participates on the boards and committees of several international public health organizations, including the Committee for International Cooperation in National Research in Demography, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of Witwatersrand School of Public Health in South Africa, and World Health Organization. Dr. Ezeh holds an MSc degree from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in the United States.
George Gotsadze, MD, PhD
George Gotsadze, MD, PhD, is an expert on public health and health policy issues in countries of the former Soviet Union and North and East Africa. He has worked in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Liberia, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, and Uzbekistan. Since 1996, he has served as the director of Curatio International Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting reforms in the health, social, and educational sectors in transitional economies. He holds a PhD in immunology and obstetrics and gynecology and is a Health Care Management faculty member at Tbilisi State University. Offering expertise in the areas of health care policy, health care systems and financing, organizational development, project design and program evaluation, Dr. Gotsadze consults for a number of global health organizations, including the World Bank, World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the United Kingdom's Department for International Development. He is the author of numerous scientific publications.
Eivor Halkjaer is a former senior advisor to the director general of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) in Stockholm, Sweden. From 1997 to 2006, she held several diplomatic posts, serving as Sweden’s ambassador to Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Belize. Ms. Halkjaer previously served in various roles at Sida over two decades, including as assistant director general for Latin America for many years. In the 1970s and 80s, she was a board member of the Swedish Institute for Latin American Affairs.
Vincent McGee has worked for more than 35 years as an executive, consultant, and volunteer activist for nonprofits and foundations, particularly those supporting human rights, social change, and economic justice. He serves on the boards of The Overbrook Foundation and several additional foundations. Previous roles include senior advisor at Atlantic Philanthropies, vice president for development at the City University of New York, board chair and CEO of FoodChange, vice president and secretary of the Irene Diamond Fund, and executive director of the Aaron Diamond Foundation. During Mr. McGee’s tenure, the foundation distributed $220 million for medical research, minority education, the arts, and human and civil rights. Mr. McGee also served on the board of Amnesty International, United States, for more than ten years and was its chair for two years. He graduated from the University of Rochester and received an honorary Doctor of Law degree from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 2003.
Woodrow Myers, MD, MBA
Woodrow Myers, MD, MBA, is a nationally recognized innovator in health care management, medical quality initiatives, and emerging health technologies. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors at the Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics; Genomic Health; LipoScience, Inc.; Express Scripts; and Valitás Health Services. As chairman of the board for the Mozambique Healthcare Consortium, he helped build partnerships among organizations working in Mozambique to improve health conditions. As executive vice president and chief medical officer of WellPoint, Inc., and director of health care management at the Ford Motor Company, Dr. Myers created a Health Quality Assurance Division and implemented global health and safety policies.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Myers served as health commissioner for the city of New York and the state of Indiana, chairman of the visiting committee for the Harvard School of Public Health, and member of the Harvard University Board of Overseers and Stanford University Board of Trustees. He is a member of several other boards, including the Indiana Black Expo; Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana; and the commercial business advisory board for Third Rock Ventures, LLC.
Dr. Myers holds degrees from Harvard Medical School and the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He has served on the faculties of the University of California, San Francisco; University of California, Los Angeles; Indiana University School of Medicine; University of Michigan School of Medicine; and Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Kevin Reilly is a senior business executive with more than 30 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical and vaccine industries. During his 20 years with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, he served in several positions covering responsibilities in Canada, Asia, and the Pacific region. From 1999 until his retirement in 2003, he was president of Wyeth’s $2 billion Vaccine and Nutrition Division. Prior to joining Wyeth, he spent ten years with Connaught Laboratories, a major vaccine manufacturer, in positions of increasing responsibility, including three years as executive vice president from 1980 to 1983. Mr. Reilly currently serves on the boards of Vaxgen Inc. and The Sabin Vaccine Institute and on the management committee for the Accelerated Development and Introduction Plans of the GAVI Alliance. Mr. Reilly is a native of Australia. He earned his Master of Business Administration from York University in Toronto, Canada, and is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School.
Photos: Phyllis Campbell, PATH/Patrick McKern; Woodrow Myers, courtesy of Woodrow Myers; all others, Julia Fiset.