Lisa Cohen

Executive Director 

Lisa Cohen is the Executive Director of the Washington Global Health Alliance (WGHA), a coalition of the state’s leading global health research and development organizations.  WGHA supports and advances Washington State’s global health community as a nexus for research, education, training and delivery on the world stage. WGHA membership includes global health organizations, educational institutions, and private and public entities. 

Prior to the formation of WGHA, Ms. Cohen spent 25 years as a producer and manager in broadcast news. She taught journalism at the University of Washington, where she earned degrees in Broadcast Journalism and International Communications. She serves as Executive Director and Board Chair for the Washington Global Health Fund and on the governance boards of  Global to Local and Life Science Washington. She also serves as Co-Chair of the Life Science & Global Health Advisory Council as well as numerous civic advisory committees. 

WGHA envisions a world in which collaboration leads to global health equity. The first organization of its kind, WGHA was founded in 2007 and has more than 60 members. WGHA leverages partnerships, raises community awareness and supports creative solutions that address local and global health challenges.