staff & board

of Directors


Jacob Traverse, MBA
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Jacob Traverse is Executive Director for the Triangle Global Health Consortium. Jacob has over 18 years of experience in technical, commercial, and strategic roles in both non-profit and for-profit settings across global food, agriculture, life science and health sectors. Most recently, Jacob has served as an ecosystem builder focused on promoting and growing the Triangle region during his time leading economic development programs at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and while driving local business development, thought leadership and venture investment activities for Alexandria Real Estate Equities. Jacob is a three-time graduate of North Carolina State University, holding an undergraduate degree in botany, as well as an MBA and a professional graduate degree in microbial biotechnology. 


Andrew Stringer, BVSc, PhD, MRCVS
Director, Global Health Education and Clinical Assistant Professor, NC State College of Veterinary Medicine
Yves Ribeill, PhD
Vice Chair
BIOTECH Entrepreneur
Norman Goco, MHS
Senior Program Manager in RTI International’s Center for Applied Public Health Research
Rob Lindberg, PhD
Vice President, Science & Technology Development,
North Carolina Biotechnology Center
Christopher A. LeGrand, MS
CEO, BroadReach
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Margaret Bentley, MA, PhD
Associate Dean for Global Health, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Pape A. Gaye, MBA
President Emeritus,
IntraHealth International
Timothy Mastro, MD, DTM&H
Chief Science Officer,
FHI 360
Maria Rapoza, PhD
Executive Director of the Cardiovascular Research Center,
Duke University Health System
Shenglan Tang, PhD
Deputy Director,
Duke Global Health Institute & Mary D.B.T. and James Semans Professor at Department of Population Health Science
Sid Thakur, BVSc, MVSc, PhD
Professor and Director, Global Health, NC State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
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