Lisha McCormick is Chief Executive Officer of Last Mile Health, leading a team of more than 200 people to strengthen community health systems in partnership with governments in Africa. Lisha joined Last Mile Health in 2013, serving as Chief Development Officer and President and Chief Operating Officer before assuming the position of Chief Executive Officer. Under her leadership, Last Mile Health has grown from a district-level pilot in Liberia to an international organization reaching nearly five million people at the last mile.
Lisha began her career as a community health worker. For more than 20 years, she has worked to design and implement systems of care that engage historically excluded communities. Prior to joining the Last Mile Health team, her work was principally focused on public sector healthcare in the United States, where she tailored programs and services to meet the needs of runaway and homeless youth, those living with mental illness, and those navigating substance use disorders.
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.