Co-Founder and CEO, Seed Global Health; Associate Director of Partnerships and Global Initiatives, Center for Global Health, Massachusetts General Hospital
Vanessa Kerry is co-founder and CEO of Seed Global Health, a nonprofit that deploys health professionals as educators to resource-limited countries to build a pipeline of in-country providers and educators, strengthen health care capacity, and provide a new type of global diplomacy. She helped establish Seed’s flagship program, the Global Health Service Partnership, a public-private partnership between Seed, the Peace Corps, the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, and partner countries. Kerry is also a critical care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and associate director of partnerships and global initiatives at MGH’s Center for Global Health. She spearheads Harvard Medical School’s Global Public Policy and Social Change program.