Our People

The Secretariat

The Washington-based ACTION Secretariat is led by director, Hannah Bowen, with nine supporting team members. The Secretariat is the hub of the ACTION partnership and provides strategic support in key areas including communication and content expertise and coordination within our three primary issue areas: End the Epidemics, Healthy Start, and Equitable and Sustainable Systems.

Meet The Secretariat

ACTION Leadership Group

As a mission-driven partnership, ACTION connects to create strategies and conduct coordinated or joint advocacy because we can have greater impact that way, not because of shared funding. The leadership group is the body responsible for ensuring that the shared vision, mission, values, and strategic aims of the partnership are upheld; providing a venue to coordinate strategically across the partnership on joint advocacy campaigns and activities; overseeing and supporting the work of the secretariat, including financial oversight and fundraising support; ensuring that the partnership remains a "light touch," complementing the global and national level advocacy work of partners; and agreeing on the entry and exit of partners.

Meet the ACTION Leadership Group

Our Coalition Engagement

Though ACTION does not play a traditional “coalition-building” role, we work with a diverse group of stakeholders to have greater impact and influence. To that end, ACTION partner staff sit on boards or on strategic working groups, and other bodies, such as:

Stop TB Partnership

Joanne Carter, RESULTS Educational Fund
Board, Vice-Chair

Aaron Oxley, RESULTS UK
Board Member, Developed Country Civil Society
Member, Executive Committee

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Joanne Carter, RESULTS Educational Fund
Developed Country NGO Delegation Member; Former Board Member
Former Committee Member for Strategy, Investment, and Impact Committee

Allan Ragi, KANCO
Member, Developing Countries NGO Delegation

Carol Nyirenda Kachenga, CITAMplus
Member, Communities Delegation

Louis Da Gama, Princess of Africa Foundation
Member, Communities Delegation
Member, Administrative Working Group

Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN)

Joanne Carter, RESULTS Educational Fund
Chair, GFAN Steering Committee

Rosemary Mburu, WACI Health
Member, GFAN Steering Committee

International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

Carol Nyirenda Kachenga, CITAMplus
Former Member, Affected Communities

Gavi Civil Society Steering Committee

Patrick Bertrand, GHA France
Former Chair, Oversight Advocacy Group
Member, Oversight Advocacy Group

Rosemary Mburu, WACI Health
Former Member

Jack Ndegwa, KANCO
Member, Oversight Advisory Group – M&E Working Group

Leila Stennett, RESULTS Australia
Member, Advocacy, Communication and Community Mobilization Working Group

Amy Whalley, RESULTS UK
Member, Advocacy, Communication and Community Mobilization Working Group

Hannah Bowen, ACTION Secretariat
Former Member

John Fawcett, RESULTS Educational Fund
Former Member

Global Financing Facility

Joanne Carter, RESULTS Educational Fund
Originating Investors Group Member as Civil Society Representative
Member, Civil Society Coordinating Group

Rosemary Mburu, WACI Health
Member, Civil Society Coordinating Group

WHO TB Civil Society Task Force

Mandy Slutsker, ACTION Secretariat
Member

Micronutrient Initiative

Joanne Carter, RESULTS Educational Fund
Chair, Business Development Committee

Scaling Up Nutrition

Anushree Shiroor, RESULTS UK
Member, Civil Society Network Steering Group
Member, Operational Oversight Committee

UNITAID

Bruno Rivalan, GHA France
Former Co-Chair, TB Working Group of the NGO Delegation

Carol Nyirenda Kachenga, CITAMplus
Member, Communities Delegation

Louis Da Gama, Princess of Africa Foundation
Key Adviser, Communities Delegation

IHP+/UHC 4030

Bruno Rivalan, GHA France
Northern Civil Society Organization Representative

Polio Advocacy and Communications Team

Jim Calverley, RESULTS UK
Member, UK Market Group

Kristiana Bruneau, RESULTS Canada
Member, Canada Market Group

International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition

Various market leads, including lead of World Bank subgroup and participants from GHA France, RESULTS Australia, RESULTS Canada, RESULTS Educational Fund, RESULTS UK, and the ACTION Secretariat

African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN)

Nandini Pillai, ACTION Secretariat
Member, ALN Working Group
Member, ALN Scorecard Sub-working group

Hannah Bowen, ACTION Secretariat
Member, ALN Working Group
Member, ALN Scorecard Sub-working group

Rahab Mwaniki, KANCO
Member, ALN Working Group

5% Initiative

(soon to be 7% Initiative)

Patrick Bertrand, GHA France
Member, Selecting Committee