Leadership

Raj Panjabi

Chief Executive Officer

Raj Panjabi is CEO of Last Mile Health and Associate Physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. At age 9, Dr. Panjabi escaped a civil war in his home country of Liberia. He returned as a 24- year-old medical student to serve the people he had left behind and co-founded Last Mile Health. Last Mile Health saves lives in the world’s most remote communities by partnering with governments to design, scale, and advocate for national networks of community health professionals. Last Mile Health’s work has been published in the Lancet, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and PLoS Medicine and has been featured by TIME, Fortune, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and the New York Times. In 2016, TIME Magazine named Dr. Panjabi to its annual list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World”, with a tribute from President Bill Clinton. In 2015, Fortune Magazine named Dr. Panjabi one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” recognizing Last Mile Health’s work to support the Liberian Government to build a national community health workforce. Dr. Panjabi is a Forbes 400 Philanthropy Fellow, a Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Social Entrepreneur, and an Echoing Green Fellow. He is a recipient of the Clinton Global Citizen Award, Outstanding Recent Alumni Award from Johns Hopkins, the Distinguished Young Alumni Award from the University of North Carolina, and the Global Citizen Movement Award. Dr. Panjabi is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, received a Masters of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and was a Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Lisha McCormick

Chief Development Officer

Lisha McCormick serves as Chief Development Officer at Last Mile Health, where she leads the organization’s resource mobilization and strategic partnerships. She brings over 10 years of non-profit management experience and expertise in program design and strategic planning. Prior to joining LMH, Lisha served as the Director of Development for Village Health Works and the Director of Corporate Gifts for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Notably, she oversaw a $19 million scale up of harm reduction and health service to more than 20,000 runaway and homeless youth in New York City. Lisha is a contributor to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, a member of the Association for Fundraising Professionals, and serves on the board of the New York Coalition for Homeless Youth. She holds a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, a Certificate in Executive Management from Columbia University Business School, and a dual degree in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and Biochemistry from University of Colorado-Boulder.

Bakary Sidibe

Country Director

Bakary Sidibe is Last Mile Health’s Country Director. Bakary brings more than 20 years of experience in international development and program management. He has managed complex global health, livelihood, and emergency programs, providing technical leadership and strategic direction in Liberia, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Palestine, South Africa, and Guyana. He has demonstrated deep leadership and program management skills through his experience, ranging from his work to establish Palestine’s national HIV/AIDS strategy with UNFPA to his management of the International Rescue Committee’s health program in South Kivu, DRC. Prior to joining Last Mile Health, he served as the Chief of Party for Project Concern International in Liberia where he managed two projects totaling $7 million for Ebola response. His passion for community-based work was sparked by his time spent as a Peace Corps Volunteer in East Timor, where he provided technical support to the Ministry of Health. He holds a Masters in Sustainable Development from SIT Graduate Institute and a Bachelors Degree in Medical Technology from New York Institute of Technology.

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Michael Zouzoua

Chief Financial Officer

Michael Zouzoua is Last Mile Health’s Chief Financial Officer, where he leads the organization’s financial strategy, management, and operations. He brings more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit financial management and strategy to the organization. Prior to joining LMH, he served as Chief Financial Officer of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, where he was responsible for developing and implementing the organization’s finance, budget, and investment policies. Previously, Michael was the Director of Finance at the YWCA in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and held financial management positions at MEH International and the New England Funds Group. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Northeastern University.