Executive Director of AVAC, a global HIV prevention organization
Mitchell Warren has been the Executive Director of AVAC since 2004. He was previously the Senior Director for Vaccine Preparedness at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and also spent four years as Vice President and Director of International Affairs for The Female Health Company (FHC), the manufacturer of the female condom, where he directed efforts to design and implement reproductive health programs that integrate the female condom, and he led global advocacy efforts for expanded commitment to female-initiated prevention methods. Mitchell also spent six years at Population Services International (PSI) designing and implementing social marketing, communications and health promotion activities in Africa, Asia and Europe, including five years running PSI's project in South Africa. Mitchell is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); the board of directors of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise; the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH); the Scientific Programme Committee for the 2016 International AIDS Conference; and Maloto. Mitchell has degrees in English and History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and studied health policy at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.