Led by our Acting Chief Executive Officer, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon’s small headquarters staff coordinates partners’ efforts and resources, and provides oversight and technical assistance.
Gary Edson, Acting Chief Executive Officer
Gary Edson, a founding member of the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Board of Directors, is serving as Acting CEO. Edson is Principal of Civic Enterprises, a public policy and strategy firm that develops solutions on education, environment, health, and other U.S and global challenges. He is a White House veteran, non-profit executive, and business entrepreneur.
As Deputy National Security Advisor and Deputy National Economic Advisor to President George W. Bush, Edson established the groundbreaking Millennium Challenge Corporation to fight global poverty; co-led the development of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); coordinated the crackdown on terrorist finance in the aftermath of 9/11; and oversaw the launch of initiatives on food security, clean water, and human trafficking. He also was the chief negotiator for summits of G8, Latin American, EU, and Asia-Pacific leaders. Earlier in his career, he served as General Counsel to the U.S. Trade Representative, and Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State.
In the non-profit sector, Edson served most recently as President of Conservation International, and was CEO of the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, helping Haiti rebuild after the devastating 2010 earthquake. He is the Global Health Fellow at the George W. Bush Institute.
Edson is Senior Advisor at TOTAL Impact Capital, a merchant bank for impact investment, and an affiliate partner at Lindsay Goldberg LLC, a private equity firm. He was previously Chairman of PAR Systems, Inc., a provider of intelligent robotic systems, and Managing Director at the Albright Stonebridge Group and Baker & McKenzie, LLC.
Edson graduated with a B.A. from Stanford University, and has a J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
Tracey Stevens, Chief Finance and Administrative Officer
Tracey Stevens joined Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon in February 2017 as the Chief Finance and Administrative Officer. Tracey has 20 years of experience in leading accounting, finance and administration for non-profit organizations. Most recently Tracey served for nearly three years as the Chief Financial Officer for IMA World Health, a Washington, DC based international development organization focused on health system strengthening and service delivery for some of the most marginalized populations of West Africa, Haiti, and Indonesia. Prior to IMA Tracey served for nine years, five as the Vice President of Finance and Administration for Child Trends, Inc., the nation’s leading nonprofit research organization focused exclusively on improving the lives and prospects of children, youth, and their families. Tracey has specialized in infrastructure development and capacity building for growing and transitioning organizations. Tracey’s expertise includes financial reporting, grant and contract management, indirect rate management, strategic planning and projections, budget development, board and funder reporting and risk management and compliance.
Adetoun Olateju, Country Program Manager
Toun Olateju joined Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon in 2014 after completing a graduate degree in Public Health at Harvard University. She manages the partnership’s portfolio in Botswana, Ethiopia and Tanzania; and oversees monitoring and evaluation across the partner countries. After earning her medical degree from Igbinedion University in Nigeria, she worked on several projects focused on health systems strengthening, reproductive health, malaria control and non-communicable disease research extensively in West Africa. She coordinated implementation science research across university teaching hospitals in South-West Nigeria, under the H3-Africa Research consortium, a network of research universities funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Wellcome Trust. In 2012, she was a fellow at the ECOWAS / West African Health Organization (WAHO) in Burkina Faso, with secondment to IntraHealth International in Senegal, where she worked on health system strengthening, and sexual and reproductive health projects funded by USAID and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to WAHO, she led the malaria control efforts in select states in North-Central Nigeria under the Global Fund Malaria Grants.
Meera Sarathy, Country Program Manager
Meera Sarathy joined Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon in 2016 as a country program manager, after completing her graduate degrees at Johns Hopkins University in public health and business administration. While at Hopkins, she served as a graduate intern at Jhpiego on the Accelovate project, supporting new technologies to improve women’s health in low- and middle-income countries, and as a graduate intern with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she analyzed financing and economics of immunization programs. She previously has worked as a program coordinator at Population Services International, where she managed projects in Senegal and provided support to the West and Central Africa team, and served in the Peace Corps in Senegal.
Julie Wieland, Program Associate
Julie, having recently joined Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, is excited to be part of such a dedicated team. Prior to joining Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, she was with Venture Strategies Innovations conducting monitoring and evaluation projects that address women’s health in Rwanda, collaborating with Ministries of Health and Justice to develop monitoring plans and tools and supervise projects. Julie previously served as a clinical researcher in thoracic oncology at San Diego Cancer Center and as a medical volunteer in South Africa collecting and analyzing data on the integration of policies and services in the area of HIV-TB. She currently serves on the Alumni Board of Directors for Child, Family, Health International. Julie is delighted to be a part of the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon team that is at the cusp of the next frontier of non-communicable diseases, building on existing platforms to further develop and harness the power of an integrated health system to prevent and treat women’s cancers and using advocacy and science to improve technical and behavioral practices to achieve better health for all.
Kaliane Ribeiro, Office Manager
Kaliane Ribeiro joined Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon in 2016 as the Office Manager. She graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a minor in Public Health in 2013. During a year abroad, she interned at the International AIDS Society in Geneva, Switzerland. After returning to the United States, she started her career as the Development Assistant at the Icla da Silva Foundation, a recruitment center for the Be the Match® bone marrow registry. Quickly moving up the ranks, she took on the role of Office Manager, ultimately finishing her tenure as the Operations Supervisor at Icla da Silva Foundation.
Crystal Cazier, Associate
Crystal Cazier joined the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon team in 2014. Now, as an Associate for Global Health and the Women’s Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, Crystal serves as the primary liaison for policy and programming between the Bush Institute and Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon. She also supports the work of the Bush Institute’s First Ladies Initiative. Previously, Crystal worked as a Clinical Research Associate at the Carle Cancer Center in Urbana, Illinois where she managed budgetary and contractual negotiations for both pharmaceutical and government-sponsored clinical trials. Crystal received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center.
Jennie Aylward, Consultant
Jennie Aylward joined Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon in 2016, supporting advocacy and communications efforts. She has an extensive background in public health advocacy and policy, including overseeing those efforts at Population Services International (PSI) and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI). She worked as a professional lobbyist earlier in her career, and as a legislative assistant in the office of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer.
Chandni Jaggi, Intern
Chandni Jaggi joined Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon in 2017 as the Summer Intern. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Health, with a concentration in Community Health, and a minor in Biology in 2016. She just completed her first year at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health where she is pursuing her Master’s of Public Health in Epidemiology. While at Emory, she has worked as graduate research assistant with PRISM Health, a programs and research center for HIV.