Lyndon Haviland

Board Member

With more than 25 years’ experience in domestic and international public health, Dr. Haviland brings broad expertise in management consulting, health policy, advocacy, social marketing, corporate social responsibility, and branding, as well as applied research design and evaluation.

A passionate advocate for social justice and women’s and children’s health around the world, Dr. Haviland serves as senior counsel to GAVI, and Rabin Martin. In these roles she combines strategic communications, advocacy and public policy counsel with the goal of improving the health and well being of children across the globe.

She has acted as a Senior Project Leader for the UN Secretary-General’s Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health. This initiative helped to align hundreds of world actors around a common strategy for saving more than 16 million lives and raised more than $40 billion in new resources for women and children.

Dr. Haviland also helped to launch the Aspen Institute program on Global Health and Development. In this capacity, Dr. Haviland helped to found the Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health, authoring numerous public statements for the Council and producing major policy events to highlight the central role of family planning in economic and social development.

Dr. Haviland has directed programs in philanthropy, HIV/AIDS care, maternal and child health care, community-based participatory research, vaccines and tobacco prevention and cessation services. She has also worked in a broad range of professional environments spanning domestic, academic, multinational and multilateral organizations, including the Aspen Institute, GAVI, UNAIDS, the UN Executive Offices of the Secretary General, the UN Department of Public Information, the UN Foundation, HRSA and SPNS projects, UNDP, WHO, the International Medical Corps, the American Legacy Foundation, and the award winning truth® campaign against smoking which won both a gold and silver Effie award during her tenure.

Dr. Haviland serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Pact, where she is leading an effort to fund microfinance programs for impoverished women worldwide and recently completed a rotation on the Executive Board of the American Public Health Association, where she was awarded three of their highest honors.

She holds a masters and a doctorate degree in public health, and has completed Advanced Management & Leadership training at the Harvard Business School. An accomplished writer and public speaker, Dr. Haviland has published more than 25 peer reviewed publications and is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business School Alumni magazine.