Dr. Helene Gayle, President & CEO, Chicago Community Trust
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Reception: 5:30 p.m.
Event start: 6 p.m.
Newfields – DeBoest Lecture Hall
4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Gayle discussed the challenges of crafting social impact in one of our nation's largest cities, embracing difference in a time of polarization, and how to develop the skills and resilience to provide philanthropic leadership in challenging times.
Associate Dean Una Osili led a conversation with the current president and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust, former leader of McKinsey Social Initiative (now McKinsey.org), CEO of CARE and head of the Gates Foundation's HIV/AIDS Programs.
About Dr. Helene Gayle
Helene D. Gayle is president and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust. Before assuming leadership of the Trust in October 2017, Dr. Gayle was CEO of McKinsey Social Initiative, a nonprofit that builds partnerships for social impact.
For almost a decade, she was president and CEO of CARE, a leading international humanitarian organization. An expert on global development, humanitarian and health issues, Dr. Gayle spent 20 years with the Centers for Disease Control, working primarily on HIV/AIDS. She also worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, directing programs on HIV/AIDS and other global health issues.
Dr. Gayle serves on public company and nonprofit boards including The Coca-Cola Company, Colgate-Palmolive Company, the Rockefeller Foundation, Brookings Institution, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, New America and the ONE Campaign. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Public Health Association, the National Academy of Medicine, the National Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Named one of Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women,” she has authored numerous articles on global and domestic public health issues, poverty alleviation, gender equality, and social justice.
Dr. Gayle was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. She earned a B.A. in psychology at Barnard College, an M.D. at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.P.H. at Johns Hopkins University. She has received 15 honorary degrees and holds faculty appointments at the University of Washington and Emory University.