Vice President for Global Health, the United Nations Foundation
Kate Dodson is the Vice President for Global Health at the United Nations Foundation. In this role, Kate works to ensure that the UN Foundation is delivering on its commitments to address the health-related Sustainable Development Goals, and builds synergies with UN agencies and other key multilateral partners. In its global health work, the UN Foundation has dedicated efforts to improve access to immunization and family planning, prevent malaria, and advance SRMNCAH efforts along the continuum of care and in fragile and complex operating environments, all working to advance UN system priorities.
Previously, Kate spent several years as the UN Foundation's Director of Global Health, and has also served as Executive Director of Program Integration, focused on cross-department and cross-issue collaboration. Kate joined the UN Foundation in 2004 and spent her first five years in the sustainable development program in various positions, focused at the intersection of poverty reduction and environmental stewardship.
Ms. Dodson has served on numerous advisory bodies for UN-related multi-partner initiatives, and as co-chair of the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) for four years. She has also held positions at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and has traveled, worked and studied in several countries. She has a master’s degree with distinction from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a bachelor's degree with departmental honors from Bates College in Maine.