The Task Force Board of Directors has fiduciary responsibility and oversees the organization’s business operations and resources. Its members consist of distinguished experts in global health, philanthropy, finance, development, and law drawn from a cross-section of the non-profit, corporate, and academic communities. The Task Force benefits from the extraordinary experience, leadership, and compassion of its board members who share a commitment to The Task Force vision of global health equity.


Teri Plummer McClure, JD

Chair of the Board

Teri Plummer McClure, JD, is chair of The Task Force Board of Directors. Ms. McClure is chief human resources officer and senior vice president human resources, labor relations, for UPS. In this role, she oversees the human capital strategy for more than 400,000 employees. She is a member of the company’s management committee, responsible for setting strategy, profit, and operating plans for UPS worldwide.

Kent Alexander, JD

Kent Alexander,  JD, is an attorney and author. He has served as General Counsel of Emory University, General Counsel of CARE, United States Attorney, and a partner with the King & Spalding law firm. Currently, he is coauthoring a narrative nonfiction book on the 1996 Olympics bombing and Richard Jewell.

Paula Lawton Bevington, JD

Paula Lawton Bevington, JD, is a development consultant at the Atlanta Legal Aid Society and serves on several non-profit boards.  She spent most of her professional life in a leadership capacity at Servidyne Incorporated, an energy engineering firm.

James W. Curran, MD, MPH

James W. Curran, MD, MPH, is the James W. Curran Dean of Public Health and professor of epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. He is also Co-Director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research.  Dr. Curran is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) and previously served as assistant surgeon general at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

James Jackson, MBA

Jim Jackson, MBA, is the chief marketing officer for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In this role, Jackson oversees brand, web and e-commerce, digital marketing, messaging, demand generation, thought leadership, and strategic events. He was part of the leadership team who launched the new Hewlett Packard Enterprise brand, and helped architect the transformation of HPE global marketing to a modern, digital-first model.

Deborah Kilpatrick, PhD

Deborah Kilpatrick, PhD, is Chief Executive Officer and Director at Evidation Health, a technology company that provides biopharma and health care companies with the technology and guidance they need to understand how everyday behavior and health interact. Even though she is a Georgia native and triple-degreed Georgia Institute of Technology alum, she has been based in Silicon Valley since 1996.

Wonya Lucas, MBA

Wonya Lucas, MBA, is president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Public Broadcasting Atlanta where she oversees Atlanta’s National Public Radio (WABE) and PBS (PBA) stations. Under Lucas’ leadership, WABE has broadened its audience by adding more national and local news coverage. Lucas also serves on the board of NPR.

Charles “Pete” McTier

Charles “Pete” McTier is a retired trustee and past president of the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, Lettie Pate Evans Foundation, Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation, and Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation. He currently serves as a director of Coca-Cola FEMSA, SA de CV, and the CDC Foundation, and is a member of the board of the Georgia Research Alliance, the Pediatric Center Board of Children’s Healthcare, and Emory University.

Walter Orenstein, MD, MPH, FAAP

Walter Orenstein, MD, MPH, FAAP is a Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, Global Health, and Pediatrics at the Emory University School of Medicine as well as the Associate Director of the Emory Vaccine Center and Director of the Emory Program on Vaccine Policy and Development. As president of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, Dr. Orenstein helped lead efforts to provide education about the causes, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases across the lifespan, including influenza (flu).

Ambassador (Ret.) Mary Ann Peters

Ambassador (Ret.) Mary Ann Peters is chief executive officer for The Carter Center where she oversees all program implementation and operations. Before joining The Carter Center, she was provost of the U.S. Naval War College and dean of academics at the College of International and Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany. She also spent more than 30 years as a career diplomat with the U.S. Department of State.

Dave Ross, ScD

Dave Ross, ScD, is president and chief executive officer (CEO) of The Task Force for Global Health. In this role, Dr. Ross provides strategic direction to The Task Force and oversees eight programs focused on neglected tropical diseases, vaccines, field epidemiology, and public health informatics. Dr. Ross assumed leadership of The Task Force on May 1, 2016, after 16 years as director of The Task Force’s Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII) and its predecessor All Kids Count. Prior to joining The Task Force, Dr. Ross was founding director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s first national initiative to improve the information infrastructure of public health in the United States.


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