Who We Are
Mike is the Director of the Aspen Management Partnership for Health. He joined the Aspen Institute from McKinsey & Company, where he advised public, private and social sector organizations in Africa, Asia, Europe and the US on public health and health systems strategy. While at McKinsey, he was seconded to the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition to help develop and launch the Access to Nutrition Index, a ranking of the world's largest food and beverage companies on their nutrition practices. As a practicing primary care physician, he served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado and an Assistant Editor at the Journal of Family Practice. Mike holds a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Illinois and a Master of Public Health from Harvard University.
Kiersten is the Senior Program Associate for the Aspen Management Partnership for Health. Prior to joining the team, Kiersten was an innovative finance fellow for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Global Health Bureau’s Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact where she helped design a development impact bond focused on improving health outcomes in India. She has also worked with Social Finance, a nonprofit that focuses on social impact bond financing, where she structured a community health investment in Michigan. Kiersten holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BA in Sociology from Boston College.
Peggy is the Vice President of Policy Programs, Executive Director of Aspen Global Innovators Group, and Director of the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise. Peggy has had a 30 year career working on issues of poverty alleviation, global health, social enterprise and development finance. Serving in founding and leadership roles at the Aspen Institute, the Ford Foundation, Save the Children, Realizing Rights, and on numerous boards, Peggy has been a leading figure in identifying and building industries, movements, and creative advocacy on key issues of our times. Currently, Peggy provides strategic oversight and guidance to the Institute’s 30 policy programs and directs programs promoting breakthrough solutions to global development including artisan enterprise, reproductive health, new voices leadership development, health workforce sustainability, diaspora investing, and food security.
Katie is the Deputy Director of Aspen Global Innovators Group and a connector and innovator in social change. At The Aspen Institute, Katie leads global efforts to address poverty alleviation, human rights and social justice. Katie has worked nationally and around the world on initiatives, including HIV/AIDS treatment strategies in Romania, private health services delivery in Myanmar, and the scale up of Kenya's national emergency medical system. Katie also spent time building a range of start-ups, designing a network of charter schools, and developing Good Capital, a venture fund that invests millions in social enterprises like The Hub Bay Area and the Social Capital Markets Conference.