Lisa Cohen, MA

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Lisa Cohen, MA

Executive Director

Lisa Cohen is Founding Executive Director of the Washington Global Health Alliance (WGHA). Lisa believes in the transformative power of strategic connections between global health organizations and non-traditional partners. Over 10 years, she has moderated hundreds of roundtables, advised in the creation of new enterprises and helped launch global health alliances in other parts of the U.S. and the world.

Prior to the formation of WGHA, Ms. Cohen spent 25 years as a senior manager and producer at Seattle television stations KING, KOMO, KCPQ and KIRO. She taught journalism at the University of Washington, where she earned degrees in Broadcast Journalism and International Communications. She serves as Co-Chair for the Governor’s Life Science and Global Health Advisory Council, and on the governance boards of Global to Local and Life Science Washington 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 80 members. WGHA leverages partnerships, raises community awareness and supports creative solutions that address local and global health challenges.