Global health careers attract passionate people ready to make a change in the world, but what happens when it is time to make a change in your job? Join Global Health Fellows Program II to learn from our expert panelists who have successfully transitioned into other global health organizations after USAID. We will address: What is next after a GHFP-II Fellowship or USAID position? What doors did USAID open and how did that impact the next career move? Tweet your questions @GHFPII or email them to

Robert Leone (@sfwave2), Outreach & Communications Special Advisor at Global Health Fellows Program II, will moderate the discussion on transitioning careers within global health.


Closed captioning will be available for this web forum.


Gillian Huebner

Policy and Advocacy Director, US

Lumos Foundation

Washington, DC

Gillian has spent more than 20 years working in international affairs in the fields of children's rights, child development and protection, humanitarian assistance and conflict management. She currently heads up the U.S. office of J.K. Rowling's international child rights organization, Lumos. Prior to joining Lumos, Gillian served as the Senior…

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Jeff Spieler

Former Senior Advisor for Science and Technology, Population and Reproductive Health


Washington, DC

Jeff Spieler has more than 43 years of experience working internationally on contraceptive research and development, family planning and reproductive health. In December 2014, he retired from the position Senior Technical Advisor for Science and Technology in Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) at USAID.  Previously, in PRH/ USAID he was…

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Kathleen E. Rankin, PhD

Program Officer, Gates Fellow, Global Health – Malaria

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Seattle, WA

Kathleen Rankin joined the foundation in September 2014, working with the Malaria Team’s Eliminate Initiative which aims to catalyze elimination of Falciparum malaria from three regions – southern Africa, the Greater Mekong Subregion, and Hispaniola – by 2020. Kathleen focuses on coordination of the Eliminate Initiative’s operational research priorities and…

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Robert Leone

Outreach & Communications Special Advisor, Global Health Fellows Program II

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

Bob has worked in communications and outreach in the global health arena for nearly 13 years. In his current position with GHFP-II he is responsible for strategy and staffing of outreach events around the country including conferences, career fairs, information sessions and virtual events such as webinars and video sessions.…

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