Lyndon Haviland, MPH, DrPH

Lyndon Haviland, MPH, DrPH, is passionate advocate for kids, having dedicated much of her career to education and public health. She has served as Interim President & CEO of Darkness to Light, as well as Chairman & Vice Chair of its Board of Directors. As a member of the Executive Board of APHA, she is the recipient of two of its highest honors, Friend of the Student Assembly and the Director’s Citation. With more than 25 years of experience in domestic and international public health, Dr. Haviland has led various public health campaigns, initiatives, and organizations. She has advised global leaders, presidents, and agency heads on maternal and child health, access to vaccines, vaccine hesitancy, sexual and reproductive health, tobacco control, and health promotion/disease prevention. She was the Senior Project Leader for the UN Secretary-General’s Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health, an initiative which helped to align all member states of the United Nations around a common strategy for saving more than 16 million lives and raised more than $40 billion in new resources for women and children. Dr. Haviland has worked in a broad range of professional environments spanning domestic, academic, multinational, and multilateral organizations, including the Earth Echo International, GAVI, UN Women, Policy Wisdom, Rabin Martin, the Aspen Institute, UNAIDS, the United Nations Department of Public Information, the UN Foundation, HRSA/SPNS projects, UNDP, WHO, the International Medical Corps, the American Legacy Foundation, The International Catholic Migration Commission, and the International Organization for Migration. She holds a masters and doctorate degrees in public health, and has completed Advanced Management & Leadership training at the Harvard Business School.


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