Heather Ignatius, MA

Director, US and Global Advocacy

Heather leads multilateral, US, and European policy and advocacy for PATH, an international health organization driving transformative innovation to save lives. Heather specializes in the design and implementation of strategies to influence multilateral and national policy processes, with a focus on global health. At PATH, Heather oversees the organization’s advocacy to ensure robust policies, financing, and prioritization of innovation for women and children.

Prior to joining PATH, Heather worked for the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development, where she led the organization’s efforts to secure policies and commitments from donor governments. There, she oversaw the organization’s community engagement programs and managed external partnerships. She also conducted research on country decision-making processes for tuberculosis (TB) regimen change and other policy issues relating to access to new TB drugs.

Earlier in her career, she worked for the United Nations Foundation, the National Endowment for Democracy, the Women’s Research and Education Institute, and Cisco Systems. Heather holds an MA in International Affairs from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and a BA in Political Science/International Relations from the University of California at San Diego.



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Philip Kenol

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Julien Rashid

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Ansley Kahn

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Steering Committee


Rachel M. Cohen, MA

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Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative

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Jodie Curtis

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American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

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Kevin Fisher

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Karen A. Goraleski, MA

Executive Director

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

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Heather Ignatius, MA

Director, US and Global Advocacy


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