Dr. Leah McCall Devlin has been named chair of the CDC Foundation Board of Directors. The CDC Foundation is an independent nonprofit created by the United States Congress to mobilize philanthropic and private-sector resources to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) critical health protection work.
Dr. Devlin joined the board in 2012. She is a Professor of the Practice in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health.
“Since joining our board seven years ago, Leah has made incredible contributions to the CDC Foundation,” said Dr. Judith Monroe, president and chief executive officer of the CDC Foundation. “Leah’s passion for public health shines through in all of her efforts. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Leah as we act with our board members, staff, donors, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to save and improve lives in America and across the globe.”
Dr. Devlin has more than 30 years of experience in public health practice in the state of North Carolina; she served as state health director from 2001 to 2009. She previously was deputy state health director and health director for Wake County, NC. Dr. Devlin also has served as a consultant to RTI International, one of the world’s leading research institutes, and to the Milbank Memorial Fund and the Aspen Institute.
“It is an incredible honor to serve in this role given the CDC Foundation’s innovative efforts to bring together public and private partners who care deeply about improving health at home and abroad,” said Dr. Devlin. “The strength of the board and the outstanding leadership of Dr. Monroe, her team and CDC experts keep us laser-focused on the greater health impact we can all achieve together.”Friday Letter Submission, Publish on November 22