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.
- Jo Addy
- Dean Allen
- Phyllis Campbell
- Alex Chika Ezeh
- George Gotsadze
- Eivor Halkjaer
- Vincent McGee
- Woodrow Myers
- Kevin Reilly
Jo Addy, MBA, MPA
Jo Addy, MBA, MPA, is a veteran corporate strategist and international economist. She is the founder and managing director of Alsweb, which designs strategic platforms for global for-profit and nonprofit clients. Ms. Addy has implemented business development initiatives worldwide, and she has developed systems and metrics to monitor political and business risk for World Bank and international bank portfolios.
Ms. Addy previously served as vice president for administration and communications for Plebys International, helping to secure $40 million in social capital for clean water technologies that reached 3 million people. She also founded UniMed Ventures Inc., a medical supply distributorship in Accra, Ghana. Ms. Addy has led numerous boards and volunteers for the American Red Cross as a regional lead for international humanitarian law dissemination and a supervising specialist for disaster logistics.
Ms. Addy earned an MBA from Adelphi University in New York and a MPA with specialization in corporate governance from the Harvard Kennedy School. A graduate of Smith College, she achieved doctoral candidacy in economics at Stanford University.
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, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and Global Partnerships, and he is chair of the Research Institute Advisory Board and Washington STEM. He also serves on the Washington Roundtable and the Partnership for Learning.
Mr. Allen earned BS degrees in biochemistry and psychology from the University of Washington, where he graduated magna cum laude.
Phyllis Campbell, MBA
Phyllis Campbell, MBA, is the chair, 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 JPMorgan 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 an MBA 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.
Alex Chika Ezeh, PhD, MSc
Alex Chika Ezeh, PhD, MSc, is executive director of the African Population & Health Research Center in Nairobi, Kenya, and honorary professor of public health at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He has more than 25 years of experience working in the population and public health fields and has authored numerous scientific publications covering a broad range of fields, including population and reproductive health, urban health, health metrics, and education.
Dr. Ezeh directs the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa, a multi-country initiative to strengthen the training and retention of academics at African universities in the population and public health fields. He currently serves on the boards and committees of several international public health organizations, including the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, and the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council.
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, has more than 15 years of experience in health policy and systems. Since 1996, he has led Georgian think tank Curatio International Foundation, which focuses on health policy and health systems issues, primarily in the post-Soviet states. Dr. Gotsadze manages a portfolio of programs, which the foundation implements in various countries and regions of the world.
Dr. Gotsadze is associate professor and teaches health care financing at the School of Public Health, Tbilisi Medical University. He also serves as a vice chair of the Technical Review Panel of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Geneva-based innovative financing institution that provides funding to countries to support programs that prevent, treat, and care for people with HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.
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. He also served on the board of Amnesty International, United States, for more than ten years and was its chair for two years.
Mr. McGee 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 chair 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, chair 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, MBA
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, Mr. Reilly 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 board of The Sabin Vaccine Institute. He has served on the boards of a number of biotech companies and was board chair for Vaxgen Inc. He has also served on the board of the GAVI Alliance and on the management committee of the Accelerated Development and Introduction Program.
Mr. Reilly is a native of Australia. He earned his MBA from York University in Toronto, Canada, and is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School.
Photos: Jo Addy, Dawdy Photography; Phyllis Campbell, PATH/Patrick McKern; Alex Chika Ezeh, courtesy of Alex Chika Ezeh; Woodrow Myers, courtesy of Woodrow Myers; all others, Julia Fiset.