Barbara Bush

Co-Founder and CEO, Global Health Corps

Focus Area: Global Health

Barbara Bush is co-founder and CEO of Global Health Corps, which was founded in 2009 to mobilize a global community of young leaders to build the movement for health equity. In 2015, Barbara was recognized as one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business.” Previously, she worked at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Red Cross Children’s Hospital in South Africa, UNICEF in Botswana, and the UN World Food Program. Barbara is a member of UNICEF’s Next Generation Steering Committee and on the Board of Directors of Covenant House International, PSI, and the UN’s Social Entrepreneurship Council. She is also a 2018 Skoll Foundation Awardee for Social Entrepreneurship.



Global Health Corps (GHC) works to mobilize the movement for health equity and build the next generation of leaders to change the face of global health. Since 2009, GHC has placed talented and creative young professionals from a range of backgrounds into high-impact global health positions in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia. GHC’s vibrant, global community includes almost 750 emerging leaders.

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