Pamela W. Barnes, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Pamela W. Barnes, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer of EngenderHealth, has more than 30 years of organizational leadership and global health experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Most recently, she served as President and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, overseeing successful programs across 18 countries in Africa and Asia with more than 1,000 employees. During her five-year tenure, Pamela led a significant expansion of the foundation’s program portfolio and budget, from $45 million to $150 million. She developed global health policies with partners, including the World Health Organization, created strategic partnerships with leading public health organizations, and led fundraising efforts with government agencies and corporate and private donors, including Johnson & Johnson and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Previously, Pamela worked for more than 20 years in investment management and corporate finance for GTE and RCA. She also served as Vice President of Operations and Finance for Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic in New York and Vice President of Finance and Administration at the International Trachoma Initiative, a global public health organization dedicated to preventing and treating trachoma, the leading cause of preventable blindness.
She has published in peer-reviewed journals and lectured extensively at universities and professional and policy forums. She was recently the co-leader of a global partnership organized by United Nations agencies and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention addressing sexual violence against girls. A former Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay, Pamela holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Marymount College and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Fordham University.