Atlanta, GA (September 20, 2017) – Uniting for Health Innovation President and CEO, Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson, joined Atlanta-based global health and nonprofit industry professionals for a “Connecting Atlanta Non-profits” luncheon last Friday, September 8, 2017. The luncheon was hosted by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta and sought to identify future partnership opportunities aimed at improving health outcomes on a global scale. Distinguished guests in attendance in addition to Dr. Ward-Robinson, included:
- John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Operation HOPE
- Jeremy Cole, Managing Director, UNICEF USA Southeast
- Russ Hardin, President, The Woodruff Foundation
- Wendy Jolley-Kabi, CEO, Global Health Action
- Derreck Kayongo, CEO, The Center for Civil and Human Rights
- Thomas Kemper, General Secretary, General Board of Global Ministries
- Fernanda Luchine, Program Director, World Affairs Council
- J.D. McCrary, Executive Director, International Rescue Committee
- Judith Monroe, MD, President and CEO, CDC Foundation
- Michelle Nunn, President and CEO, CARE
- Ambassador Mary Ann Peters, CEO, The Carter Center
- David Ross, ScD, President and CEO, The Task Force for Global Health
- Ambassador Charles Shapiro, President World Affairs Council
The Foundation expresses thanks to The Woodruff Foundation for the invitation to attend the event and excitedly looks forward to forthcoming dialogue and opportunities to identify ways in which the Foundation and members of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta can partner toward furthering public health progress.
Select photos from the convening are below. Find the full roster of event images on the World Affairs Council of Atlanta’s Flickr account.
About Uniting for Health Innovation
Improving the health and wellbeing of the people of the Americas is at the heart of Uniting for Health Innovation’s work. As an independent nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, we are committed to enabling better health and a brighter future for people across the region. Our mission is to develop programs, share insight, and collaborate with experts and partners to have a profound, positive impact on seemingly intractable public health problems that threaten the health and prosperity of people in the Americas.
About the World Affairs Council of Atlanta
The World Affairs Council of Atlanta is a non-partisan, membership, and grant-supported organization whose mission is to provide a forum for discussion and understanding of international affairs and the complex global issues that impact Atlanta’s corporate community, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and the general public. Since 2010, the council has organized hundreds of programs exploring a diverse array of critical global issues.