Polly Dunford to Lead IntraHealth International as New President and CEO

February 14, 2020 Chapel Hill, NCToday, IntraHealth International’s board of directors announced Polly Dunford will be IntraHealth’s next president and CEO. She will assume the role on March 16.Dunford is joining IntraHealth after nearly 20 years of service with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Cambodia, Haiti, Jordan, Mozambique, Nigeria and Washington, D.C., most recently as the global director for HIV/AIDS. In this role, she led the agency’s efforts to help countries achieve and sustain epidemic control of HIV/AIDS under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). This included overseeing a $2.5 billion annual budget, leading a team of 160 staff, and providing guidance and direction to 50 USAID missions worldwide.“I’m delighted to welcome Polly,” says Jean Gilson, cochair of the board.“She brings to our team a fantastic mix of international and US government experience, global health technical and leadership expertise, a proven record of getting results, and a commitment to health equity. She is a visionary and pragmatic leader. I can’t think of a better person to lead IntraHealth’s next chapter.”She is a visionary and pragmatic leader.Dunford’s experience at USAID also includes serving as mission director for Cambodia, Southern Syria Assistance Coordinator, USAID/Jordan deputy director for Syria Related Programs, and deputy director of the USAID Mission i...
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