Heather Anderson is an advocate, visionary, and movement builder. She brings a deep understanding of systems change, a belief in the power of people, and insights from the private sector to her role as CEO of Global Health Corps (GHC). Heather leads and manages a global team to drive GHC’s mission to mobilize a diverse community of effective health equity leaders. Since 2012, she has overseen GHC’s leadership development programming and training curriculum, partner recruitment and selection, and impact measurement activities in her roles as Senior Vice President of Programs and Chief Impact Officer.

Prior to joining and scaling GHC, Heather worked as a consultant at Global Health Strategies, managing a portfolio of public and private sector clients including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Women Deliver and GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines. Heather also advanced reproductive justice initiatives as a Senior Program Officer at Planned Parenthood Global and established a youth program for EngenderHealth in Ethiopia. Before joining the global health community, Heather brought her business acumen and strategic thinking skills to her six year stint as a management consultant with Accenture.

Heather studied business at the University of Michigan and received her Master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.


Values-based Leadership for the Future of Health: A Conversation with Barbara Bush and Global Health Corps

Posted on October 5, 2020 by Joanna Galaris, Barbara Bush, Sandra Isano, Heather Anderson

Join us in welcoming to our virtual stage Global Health Corps (GHC) Co-Founder and Board Chair Barbara Bush and CEO Heather Anderson. Barbara will share a brief history of her inspiration and initial vision for the organization, and then engage in a conversation with other panelists that illuminates GHC’s journey from launching as a small startup in 2009 to building… Read More