Loyce Pace

Loyce Pace, a leader who has worked on the ground in more than 15 countries delivering health programs and mobilizing advocates, has served as Global Health Council’s (GHC) President and Executive Director since December 2016. Loyce comes to the role having held leadership positions in global policy and strategic partnerships at LIVESTRONG Foundation and American Cancer Society. Additionally, she has worked with Physicians for Human Rights and Catholic Relief Services.

Over the course of her career, Loyce has championed policies for access to essential medicines, testified for congressional global health appropriations, and elevated the voices of people at the community level around various shared advocacy goals. She has been recognized by the Union for International Cancer Control as a Young Leader at their World Cancer Summit and has been an expert advisor in high-level forums hosted by World Health Organization, U.S. National Academy of Medicine, and other policymaking bodies. She is a highly sought after public speaker and frequently quoted in media regarding global health trends.

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 a current member of the InterAction and United Nations Association board of directors, and a past member of 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.

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.