Loyce Pace

Loyce Pace, a leader who has worked on the ground in more than 10 countries delivering health programs and mobilizing advocates, is Global Health Council’s President and Executive Director. 

Established in 1972, Global Health Council (GHC) is the leading membership organization in Washington, DC that brings together and supports advocates, implementers, and stakeholders in advancing global health policy worldwide. GHC serves as the collective voice of the global health community on global health issues. It convenes stakeholders around pressing priorities and actively engages key decision-makers to influence policies, programs, and funding.

Loyce comes to the role of President and Executive Director, having held leadership positions in global policy and strategic partnerships at LIVESTRONG Foundation and the American Cancer Society. While Director of Regional Programs for the American Cancer Society’s Department of Global Health, she was responsible for developing their first capacity-building and advocacy initiatives in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Additionally, she has worked with Physicians for Human Rights and also served as an International Development Fellow for Catholic Relief Services, implementing community outreach projects throughout Senegal and The Gambia.

Loyce holds a Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Human Biology from Stanford University and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she was inducted into the Delta Omega Society. She is currently a member of the board at InterAction and previously served on the Phillips Academy (Andover) Alumni Council. She speaks several languages, including Spanish as well as some French and Japanese, and has lived in Africa, Asia, and Europe. Loyce is based in Washington, DC.

Vision Statement: At a time when U.S. leadership and engagement around the world is being called into question, it is critical that we work to solidify our country’s role in multilateral policymaking and programs. The United Nations (UN) serves as an essential vehicle whereby our government can maximize international contributions that serve the greater good. The UN Association (UNA) knows deeply the importance of this country’s ongoing participation, and promotes this through its various initiatives. I believe we have a particular advantage as members of the National Capital Area (NCA), given our access to officials within the administration and Congress who can influence U.S. engagement and resources. There is a greater sense of urgency today that we work to identify an even broader community of likeminded global citizens throughout this region, then mobilize them to educate and advocate decision-makers accordingly. I have spent most of my career working on grassroots campaigns and coalitions in the U.S. and abroad, in support of socioeconomic policies or services. So, I am especially committed to seeing how we might grow the community of UNA-NCA champions to be leveraged for this purpose. And in the process, change how our country is viewed by the world – for the better.