Board & Advisors

Board of Directors

Chuck Slaughter

Board Chair & Founder

Chuck founded Living Goods in 2007, led the organization as CEO for 10 years, and now serves as Chairman. Chuck earned a BA in Architecture and a Master’s in Public and Private Management from Yale. In 1991 he founded TravelSmith, a leading travel gear company, and grew it to over $100 million in catalog and online sales. As a private equity investor, he has participated in the acquisition of over $2 billion in consumer businesses. As its pro-bono president, Chuck led the turnaround of a system of franchised clinics serving the poor in Kenya. Chuck is a Senior Advisor to the TPG Rise Fund. He serves on the boards of Yale’s School of Management, Tidepool, Dharma Platform (a TPG Company), Aspen Management Partners for Health, and the Horace Goldsmith Foundation. He received a Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, a Draper Richards Fellowship, and is a World Economic Forum Social Entrepreneur of the Year.

Cheryl M. Scott

Vice Board Chair; Principal, McClintock Scott Group

As the major principal for McClintock Scott, Cheryl provides executive and board-level counsel on matters of strategy, leadership, and governance. From 2008 to 2016, she served as senior advisor for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In that role, she provided strategic advice and leadership support to the Foundation’s global programs. She joined the foundation in 2006 and for two years was its Chief Operating Officer, overseeing all major operational functions. Previously, Cheryl served as the President and CEO of the Seattle-based Group Health. Her eight-year tenure as CEO capped a distinguished 25-year career with the organization, which also included roles as the organization’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Cheryl received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Master’s Degree in Health Management from the University of Washington. She currently serves on a variety of private and not-for-profit boards. In 2005, the University of Washington and Group Health created the Cheryl M. Scott/Group Health Cooperative Professorship in Health Care Leadership in the School of Public Health. Cheryl is a frequent speaker at health policy forums and is also a clinical professor at the University of Washington’s Department of Health Services.

Liz Jarman

Chief Executive Officer

Liz was named CEO in 2018 and is a member of the Living Goods Board of Directors. She sets the vision for how Living Goods partners with African governments to effectively strengthen and deliver high impact, life-saving community health services. Based in Kenya, where she has lived for more than 10 years, she leads a team of over 450 colleagues across 4 African countries and the US. During her tenure Liz has overseen a 50% increase in revenue, and doubled the number of CHWs supported, new country expansion efforts, and the incorporation of family planning and immunization tracking services. She also led the development of an ambitious new 5-year strategic plan (2022-2026) that will ensure Living Goods continues to save lives at scale through country-led digitally-enabled community health systems.

With more than 25 years of experience from various sectors, Liz joined Living Goods in 2014 as Director of Product Strategy and was promoted to Kenya Country Director in 2015, where she was instrumental in launching and scaling our operations in Kenya in partnership with the Kenyan Ministry of Health. At the end of 2017, she was promoted to Chief Strategy Officer, and was named CEO in June 2018. Born in Zambia, Liz spent a large portion of her career at Sainsbury’s, a $30 billion UK grocery business where she rose to lead Sainsbury’s Product Development and Fairtrade strategy and worked with thousands of global suppliers with a particular focus on African sustainable supply chains.

Anita Cattrell

Chief Innovation Officer, Evolent Health

As Chief Innovation Officer of Evolent Health, Dr. Cattrell is responsible for setting strategic innovation priorities and deploying a consistent approach that enables focus on clear objectives and evaluation of outcomes through rapid-cycle test and learn pilots.  In her role, Dr. Cattrell oversees clinical program design powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence, resulting in improved quality and a reduction in total medical expense by over 40% for the highest acuity patients.  She holds a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology from Harvard University and has spent more than 10 years building risk models and evaluating the impact of clinical initiatives for the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the Centers for Disease Control, and USAID.  Dr. Cattrell previously served as the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation for Partners in Health in Rwanda, where she helped to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care through community health workers.  She has a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University and a MS in Biomedical Engineering from Harvard University.

Pape Amadou Gaye

President Emeritus, IntraHealth International

Pape Gaye is a native of Senegal and a lifelong advocate for family planning, the global health workforce, and access to health care for all. Under his leadership as president and CEO of IntraHealth International, from 2004 to 2020, the organization made human resources for health and family planning crucial parts of the worldwide conversation on global health. Gaye draws on three decades of leadership in international health and development as he oversaw work in 40 countries to strengthen their health workforces and health systems. Gaye began his career with the US Peace Corps and went on to work with the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Committee and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Before his appointment as CEO at IntraHealth, he led the organization’s regional office for West, Central, and North Africa. Gaye holds an MBA from the University of California at Los Angeles. In addition to Living Goods, Gaye’s current board and advisory services include:  the Duke University’s Global Health Institute (DGHI), the Access Challenge, InterAction, the Global Health Council (GHC), Last Mile Health and the Baobab Institute in Senegal.

Dr. Joanne Peter

Director, Innovation Hub, Jhpiego

As Director of Jhpiego’s Innovation Hub, Joanne leads a multidisciplinary team that combines frontier technology, human-centered design, and market-based solutions to drive new models of decentralized, data-driven and person-centered care across Jhpiego’s work in 35 countries. Previously Joanne focused on supporting and championing primary care nurses, midwives and community health workers – and their connection to communities – through the Johnson & Johnson Center for Health Worker Innovation.  She specializes in the use of health technology in low-resource settings. She has provided philanthropic support and strategic input to a portfolio of mobile health programs over the last decade, including MomConnect and mMitra – mobile messaging services that have reached over 10 million mothers and babies with vital information on health, nutrition, and early childhood development. Joanne trained in Medicine and International Development at the University of Cape Town and Oxford University respectively. She has spent her career in strategic philanthropy, including time with, the UN Foundation and DGMT working on a range of health, technology, and innovation programs. She serves on the advisory boards of Jacaranda Health and the Global Digital Health Index, and on the Peer Review Committee of Digital Square.

Dr. Mphu Keneiloe Ramatlapeng

Executive Vice President, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

Dr. Ramatlapeng is an experienced African leader who brings to her role a broad range of domestic and international health and management expertise in the public and private sectors. Dr. Ramatlapeng is currently the Executive Vice President for the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), where she is responsible for all program implementation. She served as Lesotho’s Minister of Health and Social Welfare from 2007 through mid-2012, where she was responsible for the Ministry’s overall clinical, technical, and financial management. Previously, Dr. Ramatlapeng served as Country Director for the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative in Lesotho, bringing experience in pharmaceutical supply and management to that role. She studied medicine at Kharkiv Medical School in Ukraine and later obtained a Master’s in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

Solomon Zewdu

Africa Deputy Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr. Solomon Zewdu is the deputy director in the Africa office of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation where he shapes continental health, nutrition, disease eradication, and development investments. Prior to moving to the continental platform, he served as the deputy director in Ethiopia, where he created significant opportunities for system-based investments; built on concurrently identifying, planning, and aligning the Foundation’s priorities with the Government of Ethiopia HSTP and the donor community. Given his background in emergency management strategy, planning and response, he also serves as the BMGF COVID-19 coordinator for the African continent, to inform the shaping of critical COVID-19 interventions. Prior to joining the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Dr. Zewdu worked both in the private sector and the US Department of Defense up to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel – USAF. He relocated to Ethiopia to take the position of Country Director for the US PEPFAR program under the joint program of the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Anna Hakobyan

Executive Director, Evidence, Measurement & Evaluation, CIFF; Living Goods Board Observer

Anna leads CIFF’s EME team and oversees evidence generation, monitoring and evaluation of CIFF’s portfolio of investments across all sectors. Before joining CIFF in 2009, Anna led the Learning and Evaluation function at Y Care International working on programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Before this, Anna was a Senior Policy and Research Coordinator at Transparency International where she developed and managed an evidence-based advisory desk for governments and multilateral agencies on good governance and transparency. In the early years of her career, Anna worked at the World Bank and led development and climate programs at a grassroots NGO in Armenia. Her professional interests and expertise include strategy and portfolio level evaluations, assessing the impact of policy and advocacy investments, transparency and accountability. Anna holds a Master’s Degree in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex, UK and is a Soros Foundation scholar. She was elected and served as Trustee of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development and is engaged with a number of European and Africa-based networks focusing on issues of impact, quality and accountability in the international development sector.

Dougal Freeman

Vice President of Operations, World Cocoa Foundation

Dougal Freeman is WCF’s Vice President of Operations. He is responsible for leading the organisation’s finance strategy, operations and plays an integral role in the broader growth and performance of WCF. Dougal brings more than two decades of global experience spanning the private sector, NGOs and not-for-profits. He has worked extensively across Africa and the Middle East for major international development, food and agribusiness organisations, and held Deputy CEO and Finance Director roles in public health consultancy and a Nobel Prize-winning International Development Organisation based out of the UK.

Additionally, for six years, Dougal has implemented best practices and led operational transformations at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) in Switzerland as CFO. He was a board member at and CFO at Oxford Policy Management, an international development consultancy specializing in economics. Prior to joining WCF, Dougal spent 11 months at HR Wallingford, the UK’s premier water research and consulting organization. A graduate of Imperial College London with a BSc in Agricultural Business Management, Freeman also holds a MSc in Agricultural Development Economics and MBA from the University of Reading and Alliance Manchester Business School, respectively.

Board of Advisors

Sir Richard Feachem, MD

First Director, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Professor, International Health at UCSF and UC Berkeley; Founding Director, Institute for Global Health at UCSF

Anne Veneman

Former Executive Director, UNICEF; Former United States Secretary of Agriculture; Board Member, Nestle; Named to Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women in 2009

Dr. Christopher J. Elias, MD, MPH

President, Global Development, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr. Kevin Starr, MD

Director, the Mulago Foundation; Director, the Rainer Arnhold Fellows Program; Lecturer, International Health at UCSF

Dr. Allen Hammond

Senior Entrepreneur, Ashoka Innovators for the Public

Bruce McNamer

Former President and CEO, Technoserve

Kathryn E. Johnson

Former CEO, Health Forum

Paul Polak

Founder, International Development Enterprises (IDE) and D-Rev

Dr. Rebecca Weintraub

Professor, Harvard University; Director, Global Health Delivery Project

Dr. Sam Okware

Former Uganda Commissioner of Health Services, Community Health

Dr. Mitch Besser, MD

Co-founder, mothers2mothers; obstetrician and gynecologist

Andrew Youn

Co-founder and President, One Acre Fund

Gustav Praekelt

Founder & President, Praekelt Foundation
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