Experienced global health leader to oversee PATH's strategic approach and key partnerships in newly created position
SEATTLE, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PATH today announced the appointment of Amie Batson to the newly created position of chief strategy officer. Ms. Batson is currently senior deputy assistant administrator for global health with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington, DC. Her 20-year career in global health includes positions with the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and UNICEF.
Ms. Batson will have responsibility for helping guide PATH's strategy, strengthening its partnerships and business relationships in the global health community, and contributing to PATH's advocacy and policy priorities. She will join PATH in mid-April 2013 and report to Steve Davis, PATH's president and CEO.
"Amie brings an impressive and multifaceted track record providing strategic leadership for a wide range of global health organizations," said Mr. Davis. "Her particular expertise and experience working at the highest levels of global health leadership will help to strengthen PATH's role as a critical player in this field."
During her three-year appointment in the Global Health Bureau of USAID, Ms. Batson led USAID'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 co-convening 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.
"I look forward to joining PATH, an institution known for its entrepreneurship and innovation in global health," said Ms. Batson. "With its global footprint and history of advancing valuable technologies, PATH is an important player in helping countries and partners take on new and better approaches to save lives."
PATH is an international nonprofit organization that transforms global health through innovation. PATH takes an entrepreneurial approach to developing and delivering high-impact, low-cost solutions, from lifesaving vaccines, drugs, and devices to collaborative programs with communities. Through its work in more than 70 countries, PATH and its partners empower people to achieve their full potential.