Annette Bongiovanni has 35 years experience in the health care field. She brings expertise in policy, research, evaluation, and health systems strengthening. Bongiovanni also sits on GAVI’s Monitoring Independent Review Committee. GAVI is a global alliance formed among the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, the World Bank and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.A seasoned field programmer and manager, Bongiovanni has designed, managed, and evaluated numerous projects and programs focused on maternal, neonatal and child health; reproductive health and family planning; HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. In addition to USAID, she has collaborated and worked for an array of donors such as the World Bank, WHO, PAHO, the National Institutes for Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; foundations such as Gates, Rockefeller and General Electric; and academia—Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Georgetown, Brandeis and Boston universities.
Early in her career, Bongiovanni served as a critical care nurse in pediatric and adult intensive care units and an emergency department where she cared for patients with heart and heart/lung transplants, cardio-vascular disease, shock-trauma, neurological disorders, cancer, and infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, among other conditions. Bongiovanni holds an M.P.A. in International Health Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a B.S. in Nursing from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She speaks fluent Spanish and Bahasa Indonesian.