Tim’s training ground was the Population Council, a premier international non-profit, non-governmental institution that conducts biomedical, public health, and social science research, helping to build research capacities in developing countries. He joined the Council in 1991, and was promoted to play a leading role in external relations, public affairs, and fundraising.
Since leaving the Council in 1998, Tim has worked as a consultant and staff member with a range of institutions whose mandate is to improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged populations in developing countries, He has developed expertise in policy analysis and advocacy, strategic planning, and communications. Some career highlights include building the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations, launching the International Partnership for Microbicides, expanding GlaxoSmithKline’s Positive Action program, leading MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation, launching and directing the Maternal Health Task Force, and most recently, serving as a Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation helping to shape their integrated reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health advocacy and communications portfolio.
Tim is a long-time resident of New York City and has traveled extensively in Africa, South Asia and Europe. He pursues a lifelong goal of fluency in French and Italian, and studies classical singing. He graduated with honors from the Interlochen Arts Academy; he holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from Iowa State University and a Masters of Fine Arts degree from New York University.
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