Senior Vice President Programs
AmeriCares Senior Vice President of Global Programs Dr. E. Anne Peterson, MD, MPH, directs the delivery of more than $500 million in medical aid and relief supplies to more than 90 countries each year. She oversees the organization’s ongoing health programs and its emergency response work, including AmeriCares long-term response to the West Africa Ebola epidemic. In October, prior to joining AmeriCares, Dr. Peterson completed an assessment of faith-based organizations responding to the Ebola crisis in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Dr. Peterson has also worked as a consultant for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, Vice Dean of Public Health for the Ponce School of Medicine & Health Services in Puerto Rico, a research professor at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and spent nearly six years in Sub-Saharan Africa working on community development, public health training and AIDS-prevention programs. Dr. Peterson has served on a number of international boards of directors, including the Global Fund (GFATM), GAVI, Stop TB, and the Child Survival Partnership. Dr. Peterson earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Washington and her medical degree from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn. She completed her master’s degree in public health and preventive medicine residency at Emory University in Atlanta.