Lisa Bohmer

Chair, Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS

Lisa Bohmer is Chair of the Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS and Senior Program Officer for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. She leads implementation of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s children affected by HIV and AIDS initiative. She is a public health professional with over 25 years of experience with programs, research and grant making in the areas of pediatric HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, reproductive rights and the empowerment of women and girls. Prior to joining the Foundation, Bohmer served for five years as Director of Program Partnerships with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation where she worked closely with private donors and NGO partners to support HIV testing and treatment services for women, children and families throughout Africa and India. Past positions include HIV/AIDS Director for UNICEF in Ethiopia where she initiated services with partners to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission. She has held other senior positions with Nike Foundation, the Pacific Institute for Women’s Health and Ipas. In addition, Bohmer has conducted collaborative research with the Center for the Study of Adolescence and the Kisumu Medical Education Trust in Kenya, and Makerere University’s Child Health and Development Center in Uganda. Bohmer has lived in Ethiopia and worked throughout Africa. She began her career working with foster youth and homeless women in Seattle. Bohmer has a Master’s in Public Health from the University of California at Los Angeles.