Title: Washington State: The Nexus for Global Health
When: Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
Where: WSC 101
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
What: Join Lisa Cohen, Executive Director of the Washington Global Health Alliance to learn more about why our state is a world center for global health.
The Washington Global Health Alliance works to improve health conditions worldwide by strengthening our state's community of public and private organizations, developing a dynamic workforce and helping partners resolve global health issues.WGHA exists to engage in, and advocate for, Washington state, as a center for global health on the world stage.
Lisa Cohen is the Executive Director of the Washington Global Health Alliance, a coalition of the state’s leading global health organizations. Ms. Cohen’s career includes 25 years in journalism as a newsroom manager for Seattle television affiliates KOMO, KING, KIRO and KCPQ, and as a documentary and special projects producer for CBS “60 Minutes” and “The Early Show”. She served as interim Executive Director for Seattle CityClub and as Communication Advisor for Governor Christine Gregoire during the 2004 election. She is an adjunct journalism professor at the University of Washington, where she earned degrees in Broadcast Journalism and International Communications. She serves on the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association Board, the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for the Seattle Central Community Colleges and advisory boards for Global Washington, “We Work for Health”, SBRI’s BioQuest program and Global Health Nexus, Seattle.