Patricia Atkinson Announced as Woman Care Global International President and Chief Operating Officer
For Immediate Release: November 5, 2014
San Diego, CA—Woman Care Global International is pleased to announce that Patricia Atkinson has joined Woman Care Global as President and Chief Operating Officer.
“Patricia Atkinson’s passion for women’s reproductive health and her enthusiasm for working in an organization that embraces a social enterprise model makes her an excellent choice to join WCG as President and COO,” said Saundra Pelletier, CEO of Woman Care Global. “She is going to use her vast experience to strategically leverage our partner relationships to bring transformational approaches to
our goal of providing women with safe, reliable, and affordable contraception options.”
Ms. Atkinson was most recently Vice President at Marie Stopes International, where she oversaw global functions including strategy and innovation, clinical, marketing, social franchising, health financing and research & metrics. Previously she was in several roles at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, serving as the operations deputy to the Director of Infectious Diseases and then on the Global Health Delivery team, where she managed a portfolio of innovative financing and global and regional investments to drive the introduction and rapid uptake of health products and services. Ms. Atkinson also worked at PATH, negotiating public-private partnerships and preparing a new product introduction for an innovative vaccine pipeline. She previously worked in business development and venture capital in the information and communications sectors. Ms. Atkinson received a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
About WomanCare Global
Woman Care Global is a global non-profit healthcare company whose mission is to provide reproductive health solutions for women and girls around the world. Leveraging our medical, social and commercial expertise, we have built a sustainable value chain that enables us to reliably deliver high-quality products and point of care services, resulting in more informed providers and more family planning options for women and girls. Our hybrid model redirects financial surplus achieved from sales in developed countries to under-served markets thereby eliminating economic and geographic barriers and increasing impact. For more information, please visit www.womancareglobal.org.
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