The secretariat is located at the Task Force for Global Health and manages the partnership’s daily operations, communications and resource mobilization efforts.
Courtenay Dusenbury, MPH, Secretariat Director
From 2006-2017 Courtenay Dusenbury was the Founding Director of the International Association of National Public Health Institutes’ (IANPHI) U.S. office where she helped increase the organization from 39 to 110 members, developed and executed plans for long-term sustainability, and oversaw operations, partnership, policy and projects, including IANPHI’s public health system strengthening partnerships in over 55 countries. Prior to coming to IANPHI, she served as the Director of Federal Affairs for Emory University. She worked in the U.S. Congress as a legislative director, senior health policy advisor and budget negotiator. From 1988 to 1991 she was special advisor for federal policy to the director of the Puerto Rico Economic Development Agency in San Juan and from 1991 to 1994 was the federal health policy advisor to the Governor of Puerto Rico and assistant director of his office in Washington, D.C.
Jessica Cook, Communications Director
Jessica has 20 years of communications experience in the fields of public health, business, and the arts. Prior to joining the Zero Leprosy secretariat, she was the communications director for the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII), a program of the Task Force for Global Health. At PHII she worked to communicate the value of informatics for U.S. and global audiences. She also planned and executed communications strategies to raise engagement of an innovative partnership of health care, public health and technology organizations called Digital Bridge. In addition, Jessica has extensive experience promoting educational events, successfully growing audiences for conferences and online courses. She has produced feature articles and digital content, and has degrees in English and advertising. She has also studied visual art and design.
Christine Fenenga, MPH, MA, Operational Excellence Coordinator
Christine Fenenga is a public health specialist with over 25 years of work experience as project leader, researcher and trainer in more than 15 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia. She has worked for public and private institutions, among others as Prevention of Disability Adviser for the National Leprosy and TB Program in Indonesia. Before starting her assignment with the GPZL she worked as health system researcher and best practice advisor for PharmAccess International in Amsterdam. There she facilitated local country program staff to capture stories and share these with others as important lessons learned. She combined this experience with assignments as independent consultant for the University of Groningen, Netherlands, as course curriculum developer/senior lecturer in Global Health and for The Global Fund in Geneva as Health Facility Assessor. Christine holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Liverpool, UK (1997) and Medical Anthropology from the University of Amsterdam (1998).
Andie Tucker, MDP, Communications Specialist
Andie Tucker joined the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy in 2019 as Communications Specialist. Prior to working with the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy, she served as the Program Director at Restoration ATL, an organization that supports homeless women and children in Atlanta, and was a fellow in the Georgia’s Women’s Policy Institute class of 2016. In 2017 she obtained her Master’s in Development Practice at Emory University and joined the Child Health Mortality Prevention and Surveillance (CHAMPS) Network as a Public Health Partnerships Associate where she worked to connect CHAMPS’ work to external partners.