Secretariat

The secretariat is located at the Task Force for Global Health and manages the partnership’s daily operations, communications and resource mobilization efforts.

Caroline Cassard
Caroline Cassard, Communications Specialist

Caroline Cassard served in the Peace Corps in Indonesia as an English language teacher and teacher trainer from 2018 to 2020. Prior to Peace Corps service, she studied writing, literature, and publishing at Emerson College and served in AmeriCorps as the education curriculum coordinator at Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baltimore, a residential college-access program for disadvantaged youth. She joined the Secretariat in 2020 as Communications Specialist.

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.

Pamela Jenkins
Pam Jenkins, Financial Lead

Pam Jenkins is the financial lead for the GPZL, spending 30% of her time at the Partnership and the rest within another department at the Task Force for Global Health.  She oversees financial management, budgeting, salary, payments, contracts and accounting for the GPZL.  She has over 30 years’ experience in financial accounting including serving as the comptroller of a major Atlanta nonprofit organization and working as an accounting manager and financial management supervisor for two Atlanta-based corporations. Her career began as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, where she was in charge of the government’s special contracts invoice team, responsible for making payments in twelve different currencies. In this role she worked at posts all over the world including in South Korea and elsewhere.

Arielle Nelson
Arielle Nelson, Communications Intern

Arielle Nelson is a Communications Intern with the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy, while she completes her graduate studies at Emory University in Development Practice. Her background has centered on Global Health and Development, with a focus on NTD transmission in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has served as a Qualitative Research Specialist in Senegal, working with Emory’s Global Health Institute, a Graduate Teaching Assistant in African American Studies, and a Vector Ecology Research Assistant with Emory University’s Environmental Sciences Department.

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.