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.
With a head for business and a heart for international development, Kelly leads the Maverick Collective team in setting and executing our shared strategy and vision. Before PSI, Kelly led the Marketing Leadership Council, working through business model transformations with Fortune 500 CMOs and their teams. On a smaller scale, Kelly has worked across the non-profit and for-profit sectors in CEO and board roles to guide organizations beyond start-up into growth and maturity stages. Leading both the Maverick Collective and the Corporate Partnerships teams at PSI, Kelly ensures we’re creating innovative, leveraged investments that target the biggest barriers in global health. Kelly holds a Masters in International Development from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.
Malcolm leads on identifying projects in the pipeline for new Members with 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.
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.
Lizzie leads communications and advocacy planning for the Maverick Collective. Prior to joining PSI, she brings almost a decade of experience across global health, advocacy & policy, communications, and strategic partnerships across the public and private sector. Her previous roles at PATH, Devex, and the AB InBev Foundation specialized in transforming new teams within organizations through internal communications initiatives and building visibility opportunities for leadership. Outside of work, Lizzie is a trapeze enthusiast.
Bridget supports the management of philanthropic partnerships with Maverick Collective members. She has worked closely with families and individuals to develop and execute their charitable giving goals and maximize their impact on the causes they care about most. Prior to joining PSI, Bridget worked as a Donor Services Officer for the Greater Washington Community Foundation managing a portfolio of donor advised, scholarship, and sponsored program funds, helping donors think more strategically about their philanthropy, leveraging their current giving to align with the organization’s programmatic objectives, providing issue area expertise to scale the impact of their gifts, and craft their charitable legacy. She holds a BA from Simmons University in International Relations and Economics with a French minor.
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.