Meet the coalition team

About our staff members

Kaitlin Christenson, MPH
Coalition Director

As coalition director for the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC), Kaitlin works with members to advance the coalition’s advocacy priorities and to oversee the coalition’s daily operations. Previously, Kaitlin managed the aids2031 Science and Technology Working Group on behalf of PATH. There, she helped develop recommendations to help the global HIV and AIDS and science communities work toward changing the course of the epidemic before the year 2031. Kaitlin worked with the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative to help developing-country governments make informed decisions on the use of a future malaria vaccine. Kaitlin holds a BS from Virginia Tech and received her MPH from The George Washington University.

Rachel Wilson, MPH
Senior Advisor

Rachel Wilson is the senior director of policy and advocacy at PATH, where the coalition is housed, and serves as senior advisor on the coalition’s advocacy outreach. She is responsible for the development, management, and evaluation of PATH’s public policy and advocacy initiatives. With more than 15 years of experience in public health policy, research, and communications, Rachel most recently served as director of policy communications at the Global Health Council. Rachel has held numerous public policy leadership roles in women’s health, health disparities, and infectious diseases, including positions at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Massachusetts Public Health Association, the Boston University School of Public Health, and the Crittenton Hastings House in Boston. She earned her MPH from the Boston University School of Public Health.

Loren Becker, MPP
Regulatory Manager

Loren Becker leads the Global Health Regulatory Team, an initiative focused on providing regulatory expertise and developing regulatory resources to support the efforts of nonprofit product developers. Previously, Loren managed the global health component of FasterCures’ Philanthropy Advisory Service, analyzing and evaluating research and development initiatives aimed at producing new tools to reduce or eliminate the burden of infectious diseases in developing countries. Loren also worked with the Results for Development Institute where she helped to develop and launch projects to solve health problems in developing countries. Loren holds a Masters in Public Policy from Duke University and a BA from The George Washington University.

Ashley Bennett, MHS
Policy Officer

Ashley Bennett assists with the implementation of the coalition’s advocacy strategy and initiatives. Previously, she worked as a researcher on a U-5 child health evaluation in Tanzania while pursuing her MHS in International Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Prior to her graduate studies, Ashley worked with the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on the health policy team of Senator Edward Kennedy. She received her BA in Political Science from Wellesley College.

Marissa Chmiola
Communications Officer

Marissa Chmiola assists with the development and implementation of the coalition’s communications strategy and activities. Previously, she worked as a senior associate at the public policy firm of Manatos & Manatos where she addressed the communications, public policy, and event planning needs of clients in a variety of fields. She received her BA in Public Communications and C.L.E.G. (Communications, Law, Economics and Government) from American University.

Tricia Aung, MSPH
Regulatory Associate

Tricia Aung supports initiatives of the Global Health Regulatory Team. She previously worked at the GAVI Alliance on monitoring and evaluation of GAVI programs and policies. Tricia additionally provided technical support on HIV care and treatment programs for the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Vietnam. She received her MSPH in International Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and her BA in the Biological Sciences/Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University.

Nicholas Taylor
Senior Program Assistant

Nicholas Taylor provides overall support for coalition activities. Formerly, Nick worked for the Enough Project at Center for American Progress and lived in Kenya on a fellowship helping to establish social businesses in a remote village. He received his BS from the University of the Pacific.


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