Lisha McCormick is Chief Executive Officer at Last Mile Health. In this role, she leads a team of over 200 people to strengthen rural community health systems in Africa in partnership with governments. She joined the organization in 2013 as the founding Chief Development Officer, and under her leadership, the budget grew ten-fold as the organization expanded from a district-level pilot to partnering with the Government of Liberia to design and scale a historic national community health worker program. In 2017, she was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer and has overseen Last Mile Health’s country programs, business services and fund development as the organization grew from supporting one country to four across Africa.
Lisha brings over 20 years of non-profit management experience and expertise in strategic partnerships and planning to Last Mile Health. Prior to joining the Last Mile Health team, her career was principally focused on public sector healthcare in the United States. In previous roles, she worked to tailor programs and services to meet the needs of runaway and homeless youth, those living with mental illness, and those navigating substance abuse. Lisha holds a Master of Public Health from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, a Certificate in Executive Administration & Non-Profit Management from Harvard Business School, and a dual Bachelor’s degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Biochemistry from the University of Colorado-Boulder. Lisha currently serves as a Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government Social Innovation & Change Initiative Visiting Social Entrepreneur.