Kate is Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships and Philanthropy at PSI. She has designed and led several highly successful public health initiatives, including YouthAIDS and Five & Alive, to increase public awareness around HIV and prevent the spread of the disease among young people. Before PSI, Kate co-founded and served as managing director of the promotion agency “141” in Eastern Europe, part of the Bates, Saatchi & Saatchi advertising network. In 2007, Kate was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, where she serves on the Global Health Advisory Board and is the founding curator of WEF Global Shapers. She was also featured as a CNN Hero and received the Jack Valenti AIDS outstanding achievement award. In 2009, Vogue named her as one of its 100 women. Kate is an adjunct professor on social entrepreneurship at The George Washington University and an invited speaker at Aspen Ideas Festival, Davos, Wharton Business School, Columbia University, and Harvard Business School.
Aaron leads philanthropic partnerships, strategic communications, and overall execution of the Maverick Collective brand. Over the past seven years, he has advised governments, foundations, and some of the world’s leading healthcare companies on the development of corporate responsibility initiatives, public-private partnerships, and grant-making strategies. Prior to joining PSI, Aaron was a global health strategy consultant, where he worked on the design of shared value initiatives and access to medicines strategies for major corporate clients. In London, he served as legislative and communications aide to UK government ministers, including the Secretary of State for International Development and Minister for Women. He holds a masters in international development from Oxford University.
Malcolm leads on communications and advocacy for Maverick Collective. His career spans government, the private sector and for the past 12 years, international development. He has worked on program management and communications strategies in complex contexts across Africa and Asia, and supported hundreds of skilled professionals to volunteer overseas. More recently as Country Director for VSO in Mozambique, he oversaw a large UK Aid funded program aimed at improving the quality of education for 6,855 marginalized girls. He was also responsible for a HIV&AIDS program focused on supporting 18,000 women and girls to start their own businesses. In 2008, the University of Limerick, Ireland, awarded him for his “Outstanding Contribution to Society”, recognizing his work serving on multiple non-profit boards, social and political change campaigns, and volunteer programs. Malcolm holds an MBA from the Solvay School of Business at the Free University of Brussels.
Rena leads MaverickNext and advises on PSI’s global youth strategy. Over the last five years as Youth & Girls Advisor, Rena helped establish PSI as a technical expert and thought-leader in private sector approaches to improving sexual and reproductive health systems for adolescents and young people. She spearheaded the organization's work in design-thinking, playing a lead role in its flagship project Adolescents 360. Rena has published and presented extensively on adolescent health globally. In 2009, she published a World Health Organization report on the psychosocial needs of adolescents living with HIV, inspiring her to start an award-winning program that builds leadership, life-skills and mentoring support for young people living with HIV in the U.S. She has served as Chair of the Youth, Health and Rights Coalition and the Coalition for Adolescent Girls, and currently sits on the board of Next Step. Rena holds a Master’s of Science from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Lizzie manages the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of Maverick Collective’s projects. She has worked to improve the lives of women and girls globally through a variety of public and private organizations, including expanding reproductive health services for adolescent girls in Liberia, evaluating nutrition programs in South Sudan, and creating livelihoods strategies for artisans in Vietnam. At the UN Foundation, Leah managed the international research, advocacy, and programming for adolescent girls. She has written policy memos for Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government related to gender and health, economic empowerment, political participation, and education. She holds a masters in development economics from the Fletcher School.
Nancy manages philanthropic partnerships and supports the Next Gen strategy for Maverick Collective. Focused on the cross section of poverty alleviation and urbanization, she has worked closely with Fortune 500 companies to development critical social responsibility initiatives with an emphasis on social enterprise and leveraging technology for good. Prior to joining PSI, Nancy helped lead the corporate fundraising strategy at the American Red Cross and developed marketing partnerships for Huffington Post Media Group. Passionate about engaging women to take charge as leaders, she has volunteered at reproductive clinics across North Africa and led a young woman’s mentorship group at the Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico. She holds BAs from University of Missouri in Journalism and Political Science.
Bridget supports the team in the management of philanthropic partnerships, member communications and events. She has worked with a variety of nonprofits, governments, and corporations in the United States and France. Meghan previously advised NGOs and corporate responsibility teams in the philanthropic tech sector, using analytics to help them leverage their resources for maximum impact. Prior to this experience, Meghan lived in France for two years, where she taught English and volunteered with local women’s rights associations. She holds a BA from Connecticut College in international relations and women’s studies.
Caroline supports the team and Kate Roberts as Senior Vice President in scheduling, events and budget management, handling the day to day operations of Maverick Collective. Prior to joining PSI, Caroline was an Account Manager at WeddingWire, a technology startup based in Chevy Chase, MD, where she engaged with event merchants to help them grow their businesses through best practices and the latest technology and industry trends. She holds a BA in communications from Towson University.