The Task Force is led by the Office of the President and the executive team, which includes Task Force President and CEO David A. Ross, ScD; Chief Operating Officer William P. Nichols, MPA; and Director of Organizational Effectiveness Heather Brooks, MS. The executive team reports to The Task Force’s Board of Directors. The Task Force’s eight programs are led by world-leading experts in the fields of infectious disease, neglected tropical diseases, vaccines, public health informatics, and field epidemiology.

Learn more about our leadership team here.

President and Chief Executive Officer

David A. Ross, ScD, took office as The Task Force’s third president and chief executive officer (CEO) in May of 2016. Prior to assuming leadership of The Task Force, Dr. Ross served 16 years as director of The Task Force’s Public Health Informatics Institute and vice president for program development. A world-renowned leader in global health, Dr. Ross has led collaborative programs to strengthen information capacity of public health systems in the United States and other countries for more than 35 years.

“We have long believed collaboration is essential to solving large-scale health problems,” said Dr. Ross. “No one organization has the resources or expertise to address these issues. It is through our partnerships that we have been able to have an extraordinary collective impact.”

Board of Directors

The Task Force Board of Directors has a 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.

Learn more about our Board of Directors here.


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