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Elizabeth Helen Williams Washington, DC +1 917-375-1943 | firstname.lastname@example.org Professional Experience June 2009- JOHN SNOW, INCORPORATED (JSI) ARLINGTON, VA present Senior Advisor, International Division of largest U.S. public health research and consulting firm dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities throughout the world through capacity building, management assistance, education and training. • Senior advisor for JSI Liberia portfolio, providing broad strategic direction for 11 different projects worth $80 million focused on rebuilding Liberia after 20 years of conflict. • Develop and oversee JSI’s strategic country plan. • Manage key relationships with the Government of Liberia, private foundations, and donor governments, including USAID, World Bank and private sector companies. • Advisor Liberia Philanthropic Secretariat and Liberia Foundation. • Lead corporate focal point on U.S. Foreign Assistance Reform. 2007 - 2009 Country Representative MONROVIA, LIBERIA • Led all aspects of JSI’s involvement in restoring Liberia’s health sector. • Co-authored successful proposal for Rebuilding Basic Health Services, a $65 million 5-year bilateral USAID project • Established Liberia Corporate Office. Hired and managed local staff. • Managed the Scott Fellows program with the Center for Global Development, a $2 million multi - year initiative funded by private foundations to support President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. • Developed and launched President’s Young Professional Program. Secured initial funding of $300,000 • Provided technical assistance to Minister of Health and Senior Staff in the areas of contracting health services, aid coordination, the development of a national mental health policy. 2003 -2007 ASIA SOCIETY NEW YORK, NY Acting Director, Asian Social Issues Program, for a leading global and pan-Asian organization working to strengthen relationships and understanding among leaders and institutions of the US and Asia. • Managed a $7 million endowed program that included the AIDS in Asia Initiative and the Series on Global Health, creating multidisciplinary programs on social issues, human rights and health policy. • Provided strategic guidance and policy briefings on health and social policy to Asia Society's leaders, senior government officials and business executives. • Helped to create the Asia 21 Young Leaders’ Forum that annually brought together emerging leaders from business, government, arts, civil society, and the media. Directed institutional collaboration for inaugural Asia21 Summit in Seoul, Korea. Senior Program Officer, HIV/AIDS and Global Health • Managed a three-year $750,000 initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that educated senior level business executives, political leaders, and members of the media about the impact of HIV/AIDS in Asia and developed new ways to respond to the crisis. • Launched and managed the Annual Asian Dialogue on HIV/AIDS, a global event held in Tokyo, Japan (April, 2004), Shanghai, PRC (June 2005) and Mumbai, India (May 2006) and Asia Society seminar series on Global Health with activities in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Mumbai and Melbourne. • Developed multi-country public education and fundraising campaigns, raising $750,000 in external funds and donations to support these programs, which doubled the original budget. 2002 WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION GENEVA, SWITZERLAND Fellow, Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence (MSD) • Coordinated research and editing process for WHO Manual on Mental Health, Human Rights and Legislation 1998 - 2000 PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS BOSTON, MA Campaign and Education Coordinator for Nobel-prize winning organization that mobilizes health professionals to advance health, dignity and justice and promotes the right to heath for all. • Developed and implemented policy recommendations and outreach strategy for health professionals based on findings from research and field studies. • Created a new PHR student program that included developing a strategic plan and raising start up funds. Program expanded from 5 university chapters to over 70. Activities included hosting a national conference for 300 students and faculty in medicine and health, creating an annual leadership institute for 30 students in medicine and public health, and launching the Health Action AIDS Campaign with Partners in Health. Summer 1997 TRUTH AND RECONCILLIATION COMMISSION CAPETOWN, SOUTH AFRICA Research Intern, Health Sector Hearings Summer 1995 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES WASHINGTON, DC Intern, Office of Secretary Donna Shalala Professional Affiliations Council on Foreign Relations, Term Member New York, NY Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Member, Board of Overseers New York, NY Truman National Security Project, Fellow Washington, DC Seton Hall University, Adjunct Professor, Global Health (2007) Seton Hall, NJ Clinton Global Initiative, Volunteer and Participant (2006, 2008, 2009) New York, NY University of Maryland School of Public Health, Member, Board of Trustees (2006-2008) College Park, MD American Public Health Association, Member American Museum of Natural History, Member, Advisory Board New York, NY Education 2000 - 2002 Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health New York, NY Masters in Public Health Degree. 1994 - 1998 Princeton University Princeton, NJ Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology, Cum Laude Awards: Honorable Mention, Senior Thesis; George Shultz Grant for Independent Research; Project 55 Fellowship for Public Service; Class of 1983 Award, Princeton Women’s Crew. Selected publications and reports “Access to essential health services in post-conflict Liberia: health system accomplishments and challenges”. Forthcoming Bulletin of the World Health Organization, with Margaret Kruk, Peter Rockers, et al. “Health and Governance in Liberia: Nimba Study Report”, University of Michigan School of Public Health, April 2009 “Thailand’s IP Gamble,” Far East Economic Review, July, August 2007, http://www.asiasociety.org/pressroom/oped_thai_gamble.html “Building a Social Agenda for HIV/AIDS: Sharing Asian Experiences.” New York, NY: Asia Society http://www.asiasociety.org/asiandialogue/index.html “Stigma and Discrimination Fuel Spread of AIDS in China,” abc.com, Jan. 23, 2006 http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=2816611&page=1 “Defusing the AIDS Time Bomb,” Business Standard, May 6, 2006 (co-authored with Jamie Metzl) http://www.asiasociety.org/pressroom/oped_timebomb.html “Asian Culture and AIDS”. Brown Journal of World Affairs XII (1): 209-225, Summer/Fall 2005 The Human Security Challenges of HIV/AIDS and Other Communicable Diseases: Effective Regional and Global Responses [Report]. Japan Center for International Exchange. 2004, http://www.asiasource.org/asip/HIV_Japan.pdf Personal__________________________________________________________________________________________ Proficient in French. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Two-time finisher, Lake Placid Ironman (2004, 2005). Volunteer and fundraiser for Democratic candidates. Volunteer, Heartbeat, South Africa. Enjoy reading, traveling, skiing, hiking and football.