Board of Directors

Anne Tinker, Chair of the Board
Ms. Tinker is a former Senior Advisor to Save the Children US and the global Save the Children Alliance. She served as the Director of the Saving Newborn Lives initiative from 2000-2007, supporting field programs, research and advocacy to reduce newborn and maternal mortality in developing countries, particularly in Africa and Asia. She was a founding Board member of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, and has over 30 years of experience in reproductive, maternal and child health in more than 40 countries, including ten years as a Lead Health Specialist for the World Bank's South Asia Region and its global Human Development Network. At the Bank, she was the principal advisor on women's health and safe motherhood, developed its first Safe Motherhood Strategy, followed by the first Women's Health and Nutrition Strategy, and chaired the global Inter-Agency Group for Safe Motherhood. Ms. Tinker has authored many publications, journal articles and book chapters on women's and children's health. She holds graduate degrees in international studies from Georgetown University and public health from Johns Hopkins University.

James S. Sligar, Secretary
Mr. Sligar is a partner in the Trusts and Estates Department at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP. He focuses on the representation of individuals and families in estate planning and charitable giving matters, and counsels a number of prominent not-for-profit corporations. Prior to joining Milbank, Mr. Sligar was associate counsel for six years to Rockefeller Family & Associates. He has authored several papers and articles and helped write and prepare a report by the Bar Association of the City of New York Committee on International Human Rights entitled “United Nations Rights Covenants.” A graduate of Harvard Law School, Mr. Sligar has been listed in Chambers USA and The Best in America. He is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, having served on the Committee on Not-for-Profit Corporations, the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Lisa Stone, Treasurer
Ms. Stone is a Principal in the Senior Investment Advisor Group at Bernstein Global Wealth Management working with affluent individuals and families, trusts, estates, foundations, and pensions. She thoughtfully guides each client in developing a long-term investment plan, in light of their objectives. Ms. Stone is also expert in advising on the issues associated with concentrated stock positions and strategies to maximize after-tax returns. Prior to joining Bernstein in 2004, Ms. Stone held key management positions in the financial technology industry, most recently as Sales Manager at Misys Wholesale Banking Systems (formally known as IQ Financial Systems). From 1991 to 1999, Ms. Stone served as Sales Director at Inventure America (formerly known as Astrogamma). She received her Bachelor’s degree from Smith College. Ms. Stone also holds board positions with The Armory Track & Field Foundation and International Cinema Education.

Cristian C. Baeza, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Cristian Baeza is the Director for Health Systems Solutions and Professor of Global Health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. Before joining IHME, he was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, leading the firm's Health Systems Practice worldwide. Previously, he was Director for Health, Nutrition and Population at the World Bank; CEO of the Chilean National Health Insurance Fund (FONASA); founder and CEO of the Latin American Center for Health Systems Research; and Director-General for Sector Financing and Health Sector Reform at the Ministry of Health of Chile. Dr. Baeza has been a senior contributor to a number of multilateral initiatives on health systems and health financing, and has held Board directorships at GAVI; the Global Fund; the Micronutrients Initiative; the Global Alliance for Health Workers; and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH). Dr. Baeza has M.D. and Masters in Neurosciences degrees, as well as a Neurology Specialty Residency, from the University of Chile; a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University; and he completed the economics of social policy program at ILADES.

John L. Damonti
Mr. Damonti is the President of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, and Vice President of Corporate Philanthropy at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. He has more than 20 years of experience working in the areas of health policy, community relations and philanthropy. Mr. Damonti began his career as Manager of Contributions and Community Relations for Mutual of New York, was also Director of the Primerica Foundation (now part of Citigroup) and before joining Bristol-Myers Squibb in 1991, served as Manager of State Government Relations for Ciba-Geigy Corporation (now Novartis.) He is a member of the Boards of Malaria No More, FEI Behavioral Health Inc., New York Academy of Medicine, and the Public Issue Committee of the Advertising Council. Mr. Damonti completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at Bowling Green State University and received a Master’s in Social Work degree from Fordham University. In 2007 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree also from Fordham University.

Mphu Ramatlapeng, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Ramatlapeng is currently the Executive Vice President of HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis programs for the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), where she is responsible for the development and oversight of organization-wide strategies to combat the two diseases. Prior to her work at CHAI, Dr. Ramatlapeng was the Minister of Health and Social Welfare in the Kingdom of Lesotho from 2007 until June 2012. Dr. Ramatlapeng also served as Vice Chair of the Board for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria from 2011-2012, where she functioned as one of the principal spokespeople for the Board, in addition to facilitating the Board’s role in policy development, advocacy and fundraising for the institution. She served as Country Director of the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative from 2005 – 2006. Dr. Ramatlapeng currently serves as a Board Member of the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) and is a member of the Safety and Sustainable Development Committee of the Board of Anglo American PLC, one of the world’s largest mining companies. Born in Lesotho, Dr. Ramatlapeng studied medicine at Kharkov Medical School in Ukraine, and later obtained a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.

Ann M. Starrs
Ms. Starrs is president of the Guttmacher Institute, which works to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights through an interrelated program of research, policy analysis and public education. She helped found FCI in 1986, and held various positions within the organization for more than 25 years, including serving as its president from January 2008 to July 2014. Ms. Starrs is widely recognized as a leading advocate and technical expert on reproductive, maternal, and newborn health, and has authored or co-authored numerous technical papers and commentaries on global health policy issues. She is a member of steering committees and advisory boards for a broad range of international maternal and reproductive health initiatives, and served as co-chair of the Board of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health from 2005 to 2011. She is trained in development economics and demography, with a Masters degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a certificate in Demography from Princeton’s Office of Population Research, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Amy Boldosser-Boesch, Interim President
Ms. Boldosser-Boesch was named FCI's interim president in July 2014; she also serves as Vice President of Global Advocacy. In her dual roles with FCI, Ms. Boldosser-Boesch is responsible for designing and implementing advocacy strategies to generate increased political and financial commitments for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health from a range of global and national stakeholders. She has extensive experience in both global and domestic health policy advocacy with a particular focus on women’s and adolescent health and rights. Ms. Boldosser-Boesch is a member of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) Post -2015 Working Group; a representative on the Coordinating Committee of the Civil Society Platform to Promote Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Beyond 2015, and helps to co-chair the Countdown to 2015 Communications and Events sub-committee. Before joining FCI, Ms. Boldosser-Boesch was Director of Local Advocacy Initiatives at the National Institute for Reproductive Health and worked with Public Health Solutions, the International Organization for Adolescents and The Rockefeller Foundation. She holds a Master of International Affairs in Human Rights from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.




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In Memoriam

Noreen M. Clark, Ph.D.  1943-2013

Dr. Clark was a member of the FCI Board from our inception in 1986 through her passing on November 23, 2013. To learn more about Noreen Clark and her work, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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