What I Do

I’m a global health leader, a writer, a keynote speaker, an executive coach,  and an occasional poet. My superpowers are building teams and making complex ideas understandable to everyone. 


I have more than twenty years of experience in global health. I’ve built and led large teams across countries, managed high value portfolios, and built my expertise in health system strengthening. I’ve worked closely with host country governments in challenging situations. And I write proposals that consistently get funded. 


My substack, Last Mask Standing, looks at the ongoing COVID epidemic from a systems perspective and builds community among people who know COVID is still a threat. 


As a leadership coach, I ask powerful questions to help individuals and groups uncover their own truth. I help people love their work and find work they love. 

Selected Poems

Egret, in Eclectica

Bitter Herbs, in Gordon Square Review

in Fatal Flaw

Roosters, at Brain  Mill press

to my imaginary daughter, at Mason Jar Press

Roots, or the Persistence of Fruit Trees, and Ordinary in Elevation Review.

Keynote Speaking

I speak in person and virtually, to large events and small. Recent engagements have included a online keynote on COVID-19 and continuing education workshops for CDC. All my speaking work goes through my agent, Karen O’Donnell at Chartwell Speakers. Karen@chartwellspeakers.com

Get In Touch

I’m always happy to connect. 

Want to chat?

You can schedule a 15-minute phone call to learn more about what I do.