Lisa Carty is the Director of the U.S. Liaison Office of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). She has worked for more than three decades in the fields of global public health, humanitarian relief and international women’s issues. She has had leadership roles in both the public and non-profit sectors including 25 years with the U.S. Department of State with overseas assignments in Asia, the Middle East and Russia. Her UN career has included work with the UN Relief Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as a posting as UNAIDS’ Country Director for the Russian Federation. Earlier in her career, Ms. Carty helped lead the work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health Program and was a Senior Fellow and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. From 2009 to 2011 she was appointed as a member of the U.S. Presidential Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations and from 2012 to 2014 served as chair of the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Steering Committee. She holds a Master Degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.