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Interim Vice President, Public Health Impact

Kathy Cahill is PATH’s interim vice president of Public Health Impact. In this role, she oversees a portfolio that includes reproductive health, maternal and child health and nutrition, and HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. She also oversees our Impact Initiatives, which seek to maximize the impact of our work across the value chain in critical health areas, including maternal and neonatal health, diarrheal disease, and malaria.

Ms. Cahill has more than 20 years of experience in public health, with a background in strategy leadership of programs for sexually transmitted infections, childhood immunization, HIV, noncommunicable diseases, and maternal and child health. She is the senior partner and founder of AHISMA Group, a global health company focused on health systems strengthening, policy development, program assessment, and monitoring and evaluation of infectious and noncommunicable disease programs in low-resource settings.

Previously, Ms. Cahill served as deputy director of Integrated Health Solutions for Global Health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she led foundation strategy for a $100 million portfolio on tobacco control, supported the World Bank’s 2009 labor economic study of health workers in selected African countries, and developed a $100 million grant to create the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. Prior to that, she served at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as director for Policy, Planning, and Evaluation and as division director for Immunization Service Delivery.

Ms. Cahill received an MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BA from Central Washington University.