As one of the most influential nonprofits in the United States, CARE USA, which is celebrating 20 years in Atlanta, has spent the last several years working on alleviating poverty by devoting attention to the development of girls and women in impoverished countries around the world.
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Helene Gayle, president and CEO of humanitarian organization CARE USA
Past experience: Centers for Disease Control HIV/AIDS expert, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation HIV/AIDS program director
Board member of: Coca-Cola Co., Colgate-Palmolive Co., Rockefeller Foundation, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative.
Also: Named one of Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women.” Serves on the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships and the U.S. State Department’s foreign affairs policy board.
Education: Bachelor’s in psychology from Barnard College. M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Master’s in public health from Johns Hopkins University.