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
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.

Christine Fenenga, MPH, PhD, Director of Country Programmes

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, Project Manager

Andie Tucker joined the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy in 2019 as Communications Specialist, and transitioned to her role as Project Manager in 2020. 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.