Helene D. Gayle

by LP Green, II
Helene D. Gayle
Former President & Chief Executive Officer
Boards: The Coca-Cola Company, Colgate-Palmolive Company

Helene D. Gayle, M.D. was President and Chief Executive Officer of CARE USA, a nonprofit organization that implements programs that bring together varied stakeholders to address complex global social challenges. Currently, Gayle serves as CEO at McKinsey Social Initiative. An expert on global development, humanitarian, and health issues, Gayle spent 20 years with the Centers for Disease Control where she worked primarily on HIV/AIDS.

Gayle serves on the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Public Health Association and the Institute of Medicine. Named one of Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women,” she has authored numerous articles on global and domestic public health issues, poverty alleviation, gender equality, and social justice.

Gayle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Barnard College, an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MPH from Johns Hopkins University.

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