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 joined Living Goods in 2014 as our Director of Product Strategy and was promoted to Kenya Country Director in 2015. She was instrumental in launching and scaling our operations in Kenya to reach more than 1.6 million Kenyans to date, while significantly strengthening community health systems through impactful partnerships with governments and other implementing partners beyond Kenya. 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 in the UK at Sainsbury’s, a $30 billion grocery business where she rose to Head of Product Development and led Sainsbury’s Fairtrade strategy. She ultimately decided to follow her heart and cross over to the social sector, moving to Kenya in 2012 to work with Fairtrade Africa before joining Living Goods.

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.

Dr. Pat Naidoo

Executive Director, ELMA Philanthropies Services (East Africa) Limited

Dr. Pat Naidoo is a physician and public health professional with specialist qualifications in maternal, neonatal and child health. He completed his medical training at the University of Natal Medical School and attained a doctoral degree in public health from the Yale University School of Medicine and an MPH from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, among other qualifications. Dr. Naidoo has more than 30 years of global public health experience (having worked in Asia, Latin America and throughout Africa). He is currently the Executive Director of ELMA Philanthropies East Africa, based in Kampala, Uganda – a position he’s held for the past eight years. Before joining ELMA, he led the Global Governance Equity and Health Program at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa Canada. He was forced into exile under Apartheid and lived as a stateless refugee for many years before returning to South Africa in 1994.

Natasha Quist

Regional Representative - West and Central Africa, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Natasha is the Senior Advisor for West and Central Africa for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, based in Abuja, Nigeria. She supports the foundation’s government relations outreach, particularly in francophone countries. Before joining the Gates Foundation, Natasha served as Regional Director for West and Central Africa with Save the Children International, WWF, and Oxfam GB, covering Burkina Faso, CAR, Chad, DRC, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone. Natasha started her career in the private sector, working in strategic planning for Nike and The Walt Disney Company in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. She also has experience in investment banking, working for Wall Street firms such as Salomon Brothers and Dean Witter Reynolds. Natasha received her Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business. She has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Leeds University in England.  

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.

Ana Schrank

Senior Vice President, Internal Audit, McKesson Corporation

Ana Schrank is the Senior Vice President of Internal Audit for McKesson Corporation. In this role, Ana serves as the chief audit executive for the global internal audit and enterprise risk management functions. Ana has been with McKesson for 18 years and has held multiple positions, including Chief Financial Officer of McKesson Connected Care & Analytics; Vice President, Investor Relations; and Vice President, Credit, Collections, and Financial Services. Prior to McKesson, Ana spent 10 years in commercial banking and insurance. Ana has a B.A. in English Literature from the College of William and Mary and an MBA from Fordham University.

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.


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

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.

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