Board of Directors

Population Connection Board of Directors members; one row sitting, one row standing behind them
Members of the Population Connection Board of Directors at the June 2024 annual meeting at the Population Connection office in Washington, DC. Photo by Shauna Scherer

Aaron S. Allen, PhD

Director of the Environmental & Sustainability Program, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Rodrigo Barillas, MD, MBA (Secretary)

Global Director, Luis von Ahn Foundation

Sachu Constantine, MPP

Executive Director at Vote Solar

Aaron Dannenberg, JD, MBA

Managing Director and Head of Private Debt Solutions at Nomura Securities International

Amy Dickson, MPH

Benefits Division Director, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing

Bruce Fallick, PhD

Senior Vice President, Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Bryce Hach, MS (Chair)

Biology & Environmental Science Teacher, North Yarmouth Academy

Mark Hathaway, MD, MPH

Director, Family Planning Services, Unity Health Care, Inc., & Sr. Technical Advisor for Reproductive Health, Jhpiego

Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, BVetMed, MsPVM

Founder and CEO, Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH)

Seema Mohapatra, JD, MPH

M.D. Anderson Foundation Endowed Professor in Health Law, SMU Dedman School of Law

Melvine Ouyo, BScN, MPA, MPH (Vice Chair)

Founder & ED, HKSAI & Independent Consultant, Population Connection Action Fund

Bob Pettapiece, EdD (Treasurer)

Professor of Teacher Education, Wayne State University (Retired)

Heather Smith, DMgt, MBA, MSM

Foreign Service Population, Health, and Nutrition Officer, U.S. Agency for International Development

Eleanor Unsworth, MS

Executive Director, WINGS Guatemala

Mary Beth Weinberger, MA

Chief, Population and Development Section, UN Population Division (Retired)

Kevin Whaley, PhD

CEO, Mapp Biopharmaceutical, Inc.