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Erin Hohlfelder

Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

USA and UK Board Member
Erin Hohlfelder is a Senior Program Officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In this role, she helped build the foundation’s first-ever gender equality advocacy and communications strategy, and she manages the development and implementation of a global grant portfolio to drive progress against this strategy.

Prior to joining the foundation, Erin spent six years at the ONE Campaign, where she served as the Policy Director for Global Health and led health research and policy analysis across ONE’s global markets.  In this work, she focused primarily on infectious diseases, maternal and child health, and health financing mechanisms; she also led ONE’s response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Before joining ONE, she worked as the Policy Associate for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases at the Sabin Vaccine Institute, where she developed grassroots and donor advocacy strategies, scaled up the organization’s online communications, and cultivated new partnerships. Erin has also spent time living in Kenya, where she conducted research on integrated care models for female orphans. Erin is a summa cum laude George Washington University graduate.