Helene D. Gayle – WOMAN of ACTION™

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is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerful women leader.

Devoting her life to bettering the lives of others, this woman has focused on HIV, TB, poverty and Women and Girls empowerment and rights, including leading the way for the Reproductive Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

She has been called one of the top female leaders and global thinkers in the world.

 

 

 

 

WOMAN of ACTION™

 
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Helene D. Gayle

 
 
 
 
Helene D. Gayle was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. She earned a B.A. in psychology at Barnard College, an M.D. at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.P.H. at Johns Hopkins University. She is board certified in pediatrics, completing a residency in pediatric medicine at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

GAYLE CAREHelene D. Gayle is president and CEO of CARE USA, a leading international humanitarian organization with approximately 10,000 staff whose poverty fighting programs have reached 82 million people in 87 countries.

Since joining CARE USA in 2006, Dr. Gayle has led efforts to reinforce CARE’s commitment to empowering girls and women to bring lasting change to poor communities. Under her leadership, CARE USA has strengthened its focus on long term impact, increased policy and advocacy efforts and deepened connections between poverty and the environment.

Gayle has leveraged the power of CARE’s corporate and NGO partners to significantly expand CARE’s reach across the globe.

gAYLE06-23-11-hiv-aids-scrabble-tiles-istock_000014194955xsmallAn expert on health, global development and humanitarian issues, she spent 20 years with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), focused primarily on combating HIV/AIDS. More than 18 000 persons were newly diagnosed with HIV infection during a 3-year federal program designed to promote routine testing for HIV infection, making it possible for them to receive care that could improve their own health and reduce their risk of transmitting HIV to others.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the results of its Expanded HIV Testing Initiative (ETI) today in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. During the program’s 3 years, nearly 3 million tests were performed and 29 503 were positive, including 18 432 individuals who were unaware they had the infection. READ MORE

She was appointed as the first director of the National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, and achieved the rank of Rear Admiral and Assistant Surgeon General in the U.S. Public Health Service. Dr. Gayle also served as the AIDS coordinator and chief of the HIV/AIDS division for the U.S. Agency for International Development. Dr. Gayle then directed the HIV, TB and Reproductive Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, directing programs on HIV/AIDS and other global health issues.

Under Dr. Gayle’s leadership, CARE USA has introduced three signature programs as part of its “Pathway to Empowerment.”

Mothers Matter” focuses on child and maternal health, seeking to improve access to safe pregnancy and delivery services for 30 million women in Africa, Asia, and Latin America by 2015.

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Power Within” focuses on girls’ education, seeking to empower 10 million girls around the world to access quality primary education and gain leadership skills by 2015. And “Access Africa” focuses on micro-financing, seeking to ensure that 30 million people in 39 countries have access to a set of basic financial services by the next decade.

Dr. Gayle serves on several boards, including the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Rockefeller Foundation, Colgate-Palmolive Company and ONE. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Public Health Association.

US-WhiteHouse-Logo-300x204Dr. Gayle also chaired the Obama Administration’s Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, and currently serves on the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.

Dr. Gayle has been named one of Foreign Policy magazine’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers,”, Newsweek’s top 10 “Women in Leadership,” and the Wall Street Journal’s “50 Women to Watch,” as well as one of the “100 Most Influential Atlantans” and the “100 Most Influential Georgians.”

Dr. Gayle has published numerous scientific articles and been featured by media outlets like The New York Times, The Washington Post, ForbesWoman, Glamour, O magazine, National Public Radio, and CNN. Starting in June 2009, Gayle served as co-chair of the Center for Strategic & International Studies Commission on Smart Global Health Policy alongside four star Admiral William J. Fallon.

gal_degreesHer contributions have been honored with awards from Columbia University, Spelman College, the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill, the U.S. Public Health Service and Bryn Mawr College among others. She has received numerous honorary degrees and holds faculty appointments at the University of Washington and Emory University.

Helene D. Gayle, M.D., M.P.H., is currently president and CEO of CARE USA, a member of CARE International (a leading humanitarian aid organization fighting global poverty). Before joining CARE USA in 2006, Dr. Gayle directed the HIV, TB, and Reproductive Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and spent 20 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), focusing primarily on HIV/AIDS. Dr. Gayle also served as chair of the Obama administration’s Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.

Dr. Helene D. Gayle and Deputy Administrator Donald K. Steinberg speak about the challenges of combating child marriage at the launch event for CFR’s new report on child marriage.


 
 
Helene D. Gayle is president and CEO of CARE USA, a leading international humanitarian organization with approximately 10,000 staff whose poverty fighting programs reached 122 million people last year in 84 countries. Since joining CARE in 2006, Dr. Gayle has led efforts to reinforce CARE’s commitment to empowering girls and women to bring lasting change to poor communities. Under her leadership, CARE has strengthened its focus on long term impact, increased policy and advocacy efforts and deepened connections between poverty and the environment.

Gayle has leveraged the power of CARE’s corporate and NGO partners to significantly expand CARE’s reach across the globe.

An expert on health, global development and humanitarian issues, she spent 20 years with the Centers for Disease Control, working primarily on HIV/AIDS. Dr. Gayle then worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, directing programs on HIV/AIDS and other global health issues.

Dr. Gayle serves on several boards, including the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Rockefeller Foundation, Colgate-Palmolive Company, Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative, and ONE. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Public Health Association, the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Gayle currently serves on the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships and the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board.

Named one of Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women,” Foreign Policy magazine’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers,” and Newsweek’s top 10 “Women in Leadership,” Dr. Gayle has been featured by national and international media outlets. She has also published numerous scientific articles.

 
Monday, May 20th 2013: Through a partnership with World Affairs Council of Atlanta, CARE USA, and CSIS, this event — keynoted by Senator Johnny Isakson and other prominent figures in government, business, and global health — is an important follow-up and expansion of the discussions held in May 2012 at the Atlanta Summit on Global Health and Water. The event is focused on the critical connecting points between food security and achieving sustainable health and nutrition outcomes in some of the world’s most challenging places.

Welcoming Remarks:
Wayne Lord, PhD, President, World Affairs Council of Atlanta
Helene D. Gayle, MD, MPH, President & Chief Executive Officer, CARE USA
 

 
 
Dr. Helene D. Gayle Nominated for Election to The Coca-Cola Company Board of Directors

The Coca-Cola Company today announced Helene D. Gayle, M.D., M.P.H., has been nominated to stand for election to the Company’s Board of Directors at its Annual Meeting of Shareowners in April.

Dr. Gayle, 57, is President and CEO of CARE USA, a leading international humanitarian organization whose poverty fighting programs reached approximately 122 million people last year in 84 countries.

An expert on health, global development and humanitarian issues, Dr. Gayle spent 20 years with the Centers for Disease Control, working primarily on HIV/AIDS and has worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, directing programs on HIV/AIDS and other global health issues. READ MORE

 

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Brava Gayle!

 

 

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