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Fall Alumni Speaker Series: Global is Local and Local is Global

October 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Fall Alumni Speaker Series: Global is Local and Local is Global, hosted by the Gillings School Alumni Association, will feature three lively 10-minute talks given by leading thinkers in our alumni community. Topics focus on the “global is local” theme and our commitment to improving health locally and globally through our practice, research and service. Join us as we explore our public health challenges and how we can work together to address them while we celebrate the work of our alumni. Visit the event website.

This event is sponsored by the Gillings School Alumni Association.

Please contact Jessa Nelson with any questions.


Andrew Fullem, MSPH 1996, Health Policy and Management
As Vice President for Global New Business Development at John Snow, Inc. (JSI), Andrew Fullem oversees new project development and strategic positioning. With 30 years of experience working in domestic and international public health, he was previously the founding Director of the JSI/World Education Center for HIV and Infectious Diseases and has served on ad hoc committees of the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS addressing stigma and discrimination.

Saskia Guerrier, MSPH 2016, Health Policy and Management
Saskia Guerrier is a Country Support Specialist at Avenir Health, Inc. and works with more than 35 countries that have made commitments to the Family Planning 2020 global initiative. She has served as an administrator of a clinic serving more than 150,000 inhabitants in rural Haiti, worked alongside the former minister of health in Rwanda, and provided technical assistance to national ministries of health on a number of technical areas including quality improvement, HIV/AIDS prevention and monitoring of national family planning programs.

Gretchen Van Vliet, MPH 2006, Public Health Leadership
Gretchen Van Vliet is a senior public health project director at RTI International with more than 20 years of experience in public health and global health. She has worked at two international NGOs in North Carolina: FHI 360 and RTI International. She works on projects related to business development, global health security in Africa, HIV, workforce development and health communication. She also previously served as the director of the Office of Global Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.