Diversity, Innovation, and Tri-Sector Partnership in Global Public Health
June 02, 2015
Tune in on Wednesday, June 3, at 2:00 pm Eastern Time to learn how today’s most pressing global public health challenges are being addressed with innovative global collaboration.
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What can the public, private, and social sectors do to ensure the most dynamic leaders are working together? Why is diversity vitally important in the workforce development and hiring process of global public health professionals? What competencies do the next generation need to help address these challenges?
Laura Asiala, Vice President of Client Relations & Public Affairs at PYXERA Global, will moderate a conversation that will explore these and other global public health topics in greater depth with JuanCarlos Hunt, Director of the Office for Civil Rights and Diversity at the US Agency for International Development; Sharon Rudy, Director of the Global Health Fellows Program at the Public Health Institute; and John Crockett, Senior Program Manager for the Biosecurity Engagement Program at CRDF Global.
JuanCarlos Hunt is the Director of the Office for Civil Rights and Diversity at the US Agency for International Development (USAID) (@USAID). In this role, Director Hunt works to advance USAID’s policy of diversity, inclusion, and transparency, ensuring the Agency maintains the highest standards in promoting equal opportunity and prohibiting discrimination. He also serves as the Co-Chair of USAID's Executive Diversity Council, working to promote diversity throughout the Agency. Prior to that, he was the Director of EEO and Diversity Programs for the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EIOR) at the Department of Justice. Director Hunt's career also includes time as a trial attorney at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and as an associate at the multinational law firm of Squire, Sanders, and Dempsey.
Sharon Rudy is Director of the Global Health Fellows Program (@GHFPII) at the Public Health Institute (@PHIGlobalHealth and @PHIdotorg). GHFP II helps the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) address its immediate and emerging human capital needs by developing a diverse group of global health professionals to support and sustain the effectiveness of the Agency's current and future health programs. Sharon has a PhD in Counseling and Organizational Consulting from the University of Maryland College Park, and has more than 35 years of experience designing and implementing international health and education activities in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
John Crockett is the Senior Program Manager for the Biosecurity Engagement Program (BEP) at CRDF Global (@crdfglobal), a non-profit organization that promotes international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, technical resources, training and services. John leads a team that implements projects that reduce the risks posed by biological threats. In the dozens of countries where BEP is active, the overarching goal of programmatic activities is to work with governments, scientists, and other stakeholders to build sustainable capacity for biosecurity, biosafety, disease surveillance, and cooperative scientific research. John has directed programs in Eastern Europe, and South and Central Asia, and the Caucuses for agencies including the U.S. State Department, USAID, and Mercy Corps.