Jamie Bay Nishi, MS


Jamie leads the coalition’s policy and advocacy portfolio, as well as manages its engagement with GHTC members and other stakeholders and partners in government, the private sector, and civil society. She brings to the role over 12 years of experience in business development, project management, stakeholder engagement, and strategic partnership building.

Prior to joining GHTC, Jamie served as Managing Director of Devex LIVE at Devex, a media platform for the global development community. In this capacity, she oversaw all aspects of Devex LIVE, an initiative she launched in 2015 which produced numerous high-profile events around the world, including the Devex World conference in Washington, DC. Prior to serving in this position, Jamie was Devex's Senior Director for member services, where she managed a team supporting more than 1,000 organizations and 700,000 development professionals worldwide.

Before joining Devex in 2008, Jamie spent nearly three years as a Marketing Associate and then Dedicated Advisor for the Advisory Board Company and interned in the US Department of State’s Office of South Central Europe.

Jamie holds a master's degree in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree in government from the College of William & Mary. A child of diplomats, Jamie has lived in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, France, Germany, and currently resides in the Washington, DC, area with her husband Cory. In her free time, Jamie is a Zumba instructor and an avid salsa dancer.

Articles Written by Jamie

Government of Japan
G20 leaders commit to advance global health, with partial recognition of R&D’s role

On Saturday, heads of state and government from the world’s leading economies concluded this year’s G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan by issuing a declaration committing to advance global health.

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PATH/Jennifer Fox
As America leads, other nations step up to fund R&D to combat neglected disease threats

The US government has long played an indispensable role in driving global health progress as the world’s leading funder of research and development (R&D) for new vaccines, treatments, and other tools to fight neglected diseases.

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GHTC/Taylor Capizola
Overheard at UNGA: Innovation paves path to universal health coverage

A busy week at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly winds to a close with key discussions surrounding the global economic returns of health R&D.

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PATH/Eric Becker
G20 makes first-ever pledge to support R&D to combat global health challenges

Following a sustained advocacy campaign by GHTC and our partners, global health R&D has been featured, for the first time, as part of the G20 declaration. The declaration, published on July 8, includes efforts for R&D to combat antimicrobial resistance and potentially pandemic diseases.

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PATH/Jared Wilmoth
​G20: Connecting the dots on global health innovation, sustainable development, and health security

On April 28, senior leaders from government, the private sector, and the global health community came together in Berlin for a lively discuss on how the G20 can advance global health innovation to drive sustainable development and health security.

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PATH/Aaron Joel Santos
5 ways science is transforming global health and saving lives

Science expands our understanding, makes the impossible possible, and helps us build the future we want for all people. Science drives the work of GHTC, so we wanted to take a step back to reflect on five ways science is transforming global health.

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Meet GHTC’s new director, Jamie Bay Nishi

GHTC's new director Jamie Bay Nishi talks about her background, what inspires her, and her vision for the future of the coalition.

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Policy & Advocacy Officer

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Policy and Advocacy Associate

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Steering Committee


Rachel M. Cohen, MA

Regional Executive Director, North America

Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative

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Jodie Curtis

Washington Representative

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

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Kevin Fisher

Director of Policy, Data & Analytics


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Karen A. Goraleski, MA

Executive Director

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

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Heather Ignatius, MA

Director, US and Global Advocacy


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Sharyn Tenn, MA

Senior Director, External Affairs and Product Access

International Partnership for Microbicides

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