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Lisa Hayes is a Global Health Strategist. Lisa currently leads the Becoming Better Ancestors™ Project at the Center for Global Health Innovation with Dr. William Foege, the architect of the successful smallpox eradication program.
With over 18 years of experience in international strategy development, implementation, and partnerships, Lisa has produced results with high-level and diverse stakeholders including: leaders of UN agencies (WHO, UNICEF, UN General Assembly, UNECE, UNDP); government agencies (Ministries of Health, Finance and Transport); Non-Governmental Organizations; donors (Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, World Bank); and thought leaders from around the world. Lisa has managed and supported high-level committees for international health including a UN General Assembly session, UN Global Road Safety Stakeholder Forum, and, regional road safety forums in Latin America.
Lisa has led programs and organizations to improve health outcomes locally and globally and has won awards for her approach. This includes the 2017 Community Impact Award from Georgians for a Healthy Future, and the Milbank Memorial Fund/AcademyHealth’s 2018 State and Local Innovation Prize.
Lisa has developed and implemented multi-tiered strategies with high-level stakeholders. She led a national partnership in Uruguay to implement a seat belt law; wrote and helped pass a UN Resolution to address road safety with an international team; and co-authored the book, “Real Collaboration: What it Takes for Global Health to Succeed.” The book details a partnership framework, and toolkit designed to improve outcomes for global health partnerships.
Lisa earned her MBA from Goizueta Business School at Emory University, and her BA in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a Fellow of the Liberty Fellowship and member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She is a member of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Georgetown University’s Children’s Health Leadership Network and a Fellow at Emory’s Institute for Developing Nations.