2016 Judging Panel

The Challenge was proud to host a world-class panel of judges for the final challenge presentation on April 9, 2016, at the Annual Conference for the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. Our moderators led each session, with this group of esteemed global health and development experts and private industry leaders selecting the final winner of the $10,000 seed funding grant, generously provided by HealthRoots Foundation for Global Health. 


Senior Associate Dean for Global Health, Stanford University

· Semi-Final Showcase Moderator
Michele Barry, MD, FACP, is Senior Associate Dean for Global Health at Stanford University, Professor of Medicine and Tropical Diseases and Director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health. Barry is a past President of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) and an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Science. Her scholarly interests include tropical medicine, global health ethics, and globalization’s impact on health disparities. She served on the Obama Women’s Health subcommittee and is a current Paul Rogers Society Ambassador to the US Congress for global health research advocacy. Barry is also a recipient of the Ben Kean Medal. 


Chief Strategy Officer, PATH

· Final Competition Judge
Amie Batson, MBA, is responsible for guiding PATH’s strategy, strengthening our partnerships and business relationships in the global health community, and contributing to our advocacy and policy priorities. Ms. Batson’s 20-year career in global health includes positions with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank, and most recently, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), where she served as senior deputy assistant administrator for global health. During her three-year appointment with USAID, Ms. Batson led the agency’s engagement in the President’s Global Health Initiative, represented the US government on the board of the GAVI Alliance, and led the US government team in coconvening the Child Survival Call to Action, which launched the global vision to end preventable child deaths. Throughout her career in global health, Ms. Batson has been a leader in innovation. Her contributions to immunization and vaccine financing at the World Bank resulted in billions of dollars in new funding for global health and the vaccination of millions of children against polio, pneumonia, diarrhea, and other vaccine- preventable causes of death. Ms. Batson earned a BA in economics from the University of Virginia and a MBA from the Yale University School of Management. 


Dean, School of Public Health at UC Berkeley

· Semi-Final Showcase Moderator
Stef Bertozzi is a Professor and Dean of the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley. He has led impact evaluations of large, national health and social programs in Mexico as well as in Africa, Asia and Latin America. His research focuses on the prevention of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections as well as risk behavior among adolescents. He was previously the director of the HIV Global Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Bertozzi’s research has covered a diverse range of projects in health economics and policy, focusing on the economic aspects of HIV/AIDS and on the health impact of large social programs.He received his BS in Biology and PhD in Health Policy and Management from MIT, his MD from University of California, San Diego, and residency training in internal medicine at University of California, San Francisco. 


Social Entrepreneur in Residence, Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI) 

· Final Competition Judge
Dr. Molly Joel Coye is Social Entrepreneur in Residence for the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI), a nonprofit national health policy institute focused on advancing high-value innovations. From 2010 – 2015, Dr. Coye was the Chief Innovation Officer for UCLA Health, heading the Institute for Innovation in Health and the Global Lab for Innovation. Dr. Coye was previously the founder and CEO of the Health Technology Center (HealthTech), a non-profit education and research organization established in 2000 that became the premier forecasting organization for emerging technologies in healthcare, as well as Commissioner of Health for the State of New Jersey, Director of the California State Department of Health Services, and Head of the Division of Public Health Practice at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. Dr. Coye is a member of the Institute of Medicine, and of the board of directors for Aetna, Inc., Prosetta Biosciences, Inc., Big White Wall, and ACCESS Health International. She previously served as Chair of the Board of Directors for PATH, one of the largest nonprofit organizations in global health, and on the boards of the American Hospital Association, the American Telemedicine Association, the American Public Health Association, and the China Medical Board. Dr. Coye holds MD and MPH degrees from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Asian History from Stanford University. 


President, Global Development Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

· Final Competition Judge
As President of the Global Development Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Dr. Chris Elias leads the Foundation’s efforts in integrated and innovative delivery, finding creative new ways to ensure solutions and products get into the hands of people in developing countries who need them most. Focusing on areas with the potential for high-impact, sustainable solutions that can reach hundreds of millions of people, Dr. Elias oversees Global Development’s portfolio in Agriculture Development; Family Planning; Financial Services for the Poor; Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health; Polio; Vaccines Delivery; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; and Special Initiatives. Dr. Elias’s professional background is in health and medicine, most recently having served as the president and CEO of PATH, an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health of people around the world by advancing technologies, strengthening systems, and encouraging healthy behaviors. Elias currently serves on various advisory boards, including the Nike Foundation and the Duke Global Health Institute. 


CEO, The SpectrumCare Group
CMO, The Alfred Mann Foundation

· Semi-final Showcase Judge
Dr. Grigsby is President and Chief Executive Officer of Neurovations, a Clinical Research and Consulting company specializing in pain and neurologic disease. Dr. Grigsby is also the Founder and Medical Director of Napa Pain Institute in Napa, California. He continues to practice as a board certified Pain Physician, and is among the world’s clinical leaders in the field of neuromodulation. He speaks nationally and internationally on best practices in chronic pain and other neurologic conditions, and works closely with leaders in the field to develop new devices and interventions for the treatment of complex chronic conditions. 


Founding CEO, Yahoo! 
· Semi-final Showcase Judge

Part engineer, part entrepreneur and businessman, and part philanthropist, Tim Koogle’s sweet spot is bringing good ideas to scale. Having spent over 30 years starting, growing, and running significant businesses, Tim is perhaps best known publicly as the founding CEO of Yahoo!. As Employee #6, he guided the company’s growth from $0 to well over $1billion in revenue, profitably, in six short years. For his lasting impact on the organization well beyond his 2001 tenure, in 2013 Harvard Business Review named Tim one of the 100 Best- Performing CEOs of all time and #1 for his ability to consistently deliver results over the long haul. Tim continues to bring a passion for solving tough challenges in the business sector. Today he divides his time between building young businesses and investing in and advising social sector organizations. In both cases, he is driven to increase impact quickly, sustainably and for the long haul. 


Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers

· Semi-Final Showcase Judge
Lynne Chou O’Keefe joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers in 2013 and focuses on digital health and connected devices. She works alongside entrepreneurs to develop impactful technologies and therapies for improving patients’ lives. Before joining KPCB, Lynne had over twelve years of healthcare operating and investing experience. Most recently, Lynne worked for eight years at Abbott Vascular and Guidant in multiple roles and worked on the launch of over ten interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery product families both in the US and internationally. Most recently, Lynne lead the global launch of Absorb, the world’s first bioresorbable vascular scaffold, recognized by Wall Street Journal as Medical Device Technology Innovation of the Year and Popular Mechanics. Lynne was responsible for building the global commercial strategy and therapy development as well as playing a key role in the clinical, reimbursement, operational strategy for the therapy. Earlier in her career, Lynne worked at Apax Partners with a focus on software venture capital investing. In addition, Lynne worked at Goldman Sachs in the Mergers and Acquisitions group and worked on multiple multi-billion dollar acquisitions and sell side transactions in various industries. Lynne earned a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. 


Board of Dean's Advisers, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

· Semi-Final Showcase Judge
Roslyn Braeman Payne (University of Michigan BBA, Harvard Business School MBA), serves on the Board of Dean’s Advisers for the Harvard Chan School of Public Health . She has been active at Harvard University in a collaborative program between the School of Public Health and HBS exploring business models for public health outcomes. As well, she is an adviser to the University of Washington’s Advisory Committee on Real Estate which draws upon her many years of real estate and financial company leadership. At the University of California, Berkeley, she is a member of the Haas Fisher Center Policy. 


General Partner, Alloy Ventures

· Final Competition Judge
J. Leighton Read, former chair of the Advisory Council, is a general partner with Alloy Ventures, investors in the information technology and health care industries. He joined Alloy Ventures as a general partner in October 2001, after 14 years as a biotechnology entrepreneur and investor. He is a director of Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Cambrios Technologies and Seriosity, Inc. and has served as director for a number of other biotechnology companies and on the executive committee of the Biotechnology Industry Association. He is currently serves as a board member or trustee of BioVentures for Global Health, The Santa Fe Institute, BeneTech, and the UC Berkeley Foundation. 


Principal, M. Schwartz Associates
Trustee, UC Berkeley Foundation

· Semi-Final Showcase Judge
Michelle Schwartz (MPP/MPH ’88, UC Berkeley) is a community and philanthropic leader. She currently invests in and consults with startups in the areas of consumer goods, luxury goods, and specialty artisanal food.Michelle was recruited by Professor Richard Scheffler to be one of UC Berkeley’s first joint graduate degree holders in Public Health and Public Policy. She has a background in clinical nursing, administration and teaching/consulting in medical ethics. 


Professor of the Practice of Global Health and Public Policy, Director, The Center for Policy Impact in Global Health, Duke Global Health Institute

· Final Competition Moderator
Gavin Yamey is Professor of the Practice of Global Health and Public Policy, Associate Director for Policy, and Director of The Center for Policy Impact in Global Health at the Duke Global Health Institute. He directs the Global Health Fellowship Program in Duke’s Geneva Program on Global Policy and Governance. He trained in clinical medicine at Oxford University and University College London, medical journalism and editing at the BMJ and public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He was Deputy Editor of the Western Journal of Medicine, Assistant Editor at the BMJ, a founding Senior Editor of PLOS Medicine, and the Principal Investigator on a $1.1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the launch of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. In 2009, he was a Kaiser Family Foundation Fellow in Global Health Reporting, and examined the barriers to scaling up low cost health tools in Sudan, Uganda, and Kenya. Yamey serves on the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health and the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery. He has been an External Advisor to the WHO. He has published extensively on global health, neglected diseases, and disparities in health and has been a frequent commentator on National Public Radio. Before joining Duke, he led the Evidence-to-Policy Initiative in the Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).