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PATH welcomes Abayomi Sule, Rachel Sibande, and Lisa Anderson to its board of directors

July 16, 2019 by PATH

PATH’s board of directors are pleased to welcome Dr. Abayomi Sule, Dr. Rachel Sibande, and Lisa Pigott Anderson to the board. Dr. Sule brings extensive experience in healthcare management, consulting, and advising local and international organizations, as well as a passion for healthcare innovations and transparency. Dr. Sibande enhances the board’s knowledge in public health, food security, and disaster management through her leadership in leveraging data for international development projects. Ms. Anderson brings decades of executive leadership and volunteer experience with charitable foundations and NGOs and a demonstrated passion to improve maternal and women’s health in low-resource settings.

Abayomi Sule

Dr. Abayomi (‘Yomi) Sule is a social entrepreneur, healthcare thought leader, and management specialist with a background in medicine. He is a hands-on practitioner who understands the opportunities and challenges associated with emerging market healthcare and social innovation leadership, management and coordination.

“I am excited to welcome Dr. Sule to the PATH board of directors,” said Dave King, chair of PATH’s board of directors. “His mission to maximize the value and outcome of healthcare, along with his experience strengthening delivery, development, and healthcare financing will help to open doors for collaboration with partners around the world.”

Dr. Sule has extensive experience in healthcare management and consulting at senior executive levels, leading teams in co-developing and providing quality affordable healthcare services to mass markets, especially underserved communities. His work has involved bringing for-profit and non-for-profit organizations together through private and public-private partnerships to create integrated care ecosystems. He is passionate about using data and breakthrough innovations in healthcare in emerging markets to improve the transparency and performance of local health markets.

Dr. Sule consults for and advises a wide range of local and international organizations, including the World Bank, CarePay international, Leapfrog investments, Palladium International, Abt. Associates, PharmAccess Foundation, Medical Credit Fund, Pathfinder International, ICD Healthcare, HMA Consultancy, and others.

Dr. Sule is an alumnus of University of Ilorin (MBBS) and Lagos Business School (MBA). He has also attended the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (Stanford SEED) affiliated with Stanford University, and the Global Social Benefit Institute at Santa Clara University.

Rachel Sibande

Dr. Rachel Sibande is a Program Director and Long-term independent Consultant with the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) at the United Nations Foundation. She leads sector-wide demonstrations of initiatives that leverage data for development projects, and leads the development of analytical models of mobile network operator data, geospatial data, and national systems to enhance insights into health and food security modeling, among other sectors.

Dave King welcomes Dr. Sibande. “With a background in social entrepreneurship, innovation, technology, and development, Dr. Sibande is a recognized leader in the global health field,” said King. “Her insightful work and commitment to advancing health equity will help PATH to achieve our goals of providing innovative health solutions so people everywhere can thrive.”

Dr. Sibande founded Malawi’s first technology hub – mHub. The hub is a social enterprise that has championed the development of technology solutions across sectors such as health, governance, elections monitoring, and human rights in more than six countries. mHub also supports and develops young technology enthusiasts with technical and entrepreneurship skills. Rachel was named as one of Forbes’ most promising young entrepreneurs in 2016, and a New Wealth Creator in 2019. Among other awards and recognitions, she is also an alumna of the State Department’s flagship Young African Leaders Initiative.

Dr. Sibande earned her BSc in Computer Science from the University of Malawi, her MSc in Information Theory, Coding and Cryptography with Distinction from Mzuzu University, and recently completed a PhD in Computer Science from Rhodes University in South Africa.

Lisa P. Anderson

Lisa Pigott Anderson has served as a partner, advisor, and contributor to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Conservation International, the American Leprosy Mission, the International Leadership Academy of Ethiopia, and Shared Hope International over the past ten years. As an incoming member of PATH’s board of directors, she brings over two decades of hands-on and executive leadership experience in volunteer work, charitable foundations, and NGOs.

Along with a proven passion to improve maternal and women’s health in developing regions and combat sex trafficking in the US and abroad, Ms. Anderson’s board experience aligns with PATH’s goals to provide innovative health solutions to people everywhere.

“As an accomplished leader dedicated to improving the health, education, and rights of women and girls, Lisa is an ideal fit for PATH’s board,” said Dave King. “Her depth of board experience and successful grant-making will support us in achieving our goals of resolving global health inequities.”

Ms. Anderson founded a Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild, raising funds for the hospital’s uncompensated care program. Her current and past board experience includes President of the Moccasin Lake Foundation, President of the Norcliffe Foundation, Leadership Council member for Conservation International, and board member for Friends of UNFPA. She was also a World Affairs Fellow in 2018.

Ms. Anderson earned her Bachelor of Arts in French from Stanford University. She enjoys traveling to hard-to-reach places, adventure photography, and scuba diving.