Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
Jim Yong Kim, M.D., Ph.D., became the 12th President of the World Bank Group on July 1, 2012. A physician and anthropologist, Dr. Kim has dedicated himself to international development for more than two decades, helping to improve the lives of under-served populations worldwide. Dr. Kim comes to the Bank after serving as President of Dartmouth College, a pre-eminent center of higher education. Dr. Kim is a co-founder of Partners In Health and a former director of the HIV/AIDS Department at the World Health Organization.
Dr. Joia Mukherjee, Chief Medical Officer, Partners in Health
Dr. Joia Mukherjee is an Associate Professor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where she teaches infectious disease, global health delivery and human rights to health professionals and students. She has served as the Chief Medical Officer at Partners In Health since 2000, where she provides strategic guidance on the implementation of clinical programs of PIH sites. She has served as an expert consultant for WHO and Ministries of Health on HIV, TB, health systems strengthening and health work force development.
Pamela M. Covington escaped a stint of welfare dependence and deep poverty by pursuing a college education while receiving safety net assistance. That launched her 30-year communications and training career. She went on to earn a bachelor's and two master's degrees and most recently completed A Day at the Fare: One Woman's Welfare Passage, a memoir describing her plunge into and emergence from poverty. She joined RESULTS in dedication to the upliftment of others and is also a literacy advocate.
Ann M. Simmons, Writer and Editor, Los Angeles Times
Ann M. Simmons is an award-winning journalist with almost three decades of experience reporting news across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and North America. In her current role as a global development writer/editor on the foreign desk of the Los Angeles Times, she covers global sustainability issues and curates a page on the newspaper’s website called Global Development Watch. It serves as a center of news, analysis and debate. Ann has worked as a video and multimedia journalist, a metro reporter and as a national and foreign correspondent.
Michael Gerson, Columnist, Washington Post
Michael Gerson is a nationally syndicated columnist who appears twice weekly in The Washington Post. He appears regularly on the “PBS NewsHour,” “Face the Nation” and other programs. Until 2006, Gerson was a top aide to President George W. Bush as assistant to the president for policy and strategic planning. Prior to that appointment, he served in the White House as deputy assistant to the president and director of presidential speechwriting and assistant to the president for speechwriting and policy adviser.
Pam Fessler, Correspondent, NPR National Desk
Pam Fessler is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk, where she covers poverty and philanthropy. In her reporting, Fessler covers homelessness, hunger, and the impact of the recession on the nation's less fortunate. She reports on non-profit groups, how they're trying to address social issues, and how they've been affected by the economic downturn. Her reporting was recognized by a 2011 First Place Headliner Award in the human interest category. Before coming to NPR in 1993, she was a senior writer at Congressional Quarterly magazine.
Asia Bijan Thompson, RESULTS Expert on Poverty
Asia Thompson is from Dallas, Pennsylvania and a recent graduate of Misericordia University with a bachelor's in English. She is a proud mother of two children, who are joining her in her new mission of attaining a law degree. Asia will be attending law school in August 2017, studying constitutional law in order to use her story and passion to encourage others to use their voices.
Janell Ross, Political Reporter, Washington Post
Janell Ross covers race along with the social and political implications of the nation's rapidly changing demographics. She is writing a book about the racial wealth gap and the truths about its real origins laid bare by the Great Recession. Previously, she has covered a range of social issues for The National Journal, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The Huffington Post, The Tennessean, The News & Observer, and the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. She is a graduate of Vassar College and earned a master's degree from Columbia University.
Marianne Williamson, Author and Lecturer
Marianne Williamson is an internationally-acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. She has been a popular guest on Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose & Bill Maher. Seven of her twelve books have been New York Times Best Sellers, four of them reached #1. In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program serving people with AIDS. Marianne is co-founder of the Peace Alliance, and she serves on the Board of Directors at RESULTS.
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