Board of Directors

Martha
Martha Campbell, PhD
President, CEO & Founder – Venture Strategies for Health and Development

A political scientist by training, Martha has been working in development and women’s reproductive health, and writing about population growth and women’s empowerment since the 1990s. She previously directed the population programme in the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, which included a focus on reproductive rights.

In 2000, Martha founded Venture Strategies for Health and Development; and in 2008, she helped establish a partner organization, Venture Strategies Innovations. She has long been interested in world population growth, women’s empowerment, and issues of scale. Along with her co-authors, Drs. Malcolm Potts and Nuriye Hodoglugil, Martha published the first comprehensive review of barriers that limit women’s reproductive options in many countries. In 2012, the same team published an article, “The Impact of Freedom on Fertility Decline,” which offers a paradigm to explain the slowing of population growth within a human rights framework. In addition to serving on WHP’s board, Martha also sits on the boards of the Margaret Pyke Trust in London and the African Institute for Development Policy in Nairobi, Kenya. She has received degrees from the Wellesley College and the University of Colorado.

Gopi
Gopi GOPALAKRISHNAN
Founder & President – World Health Partners

Gopi has over 25 years of experience in implementing large-scale service-delivery programs in low-resource settings. He founded Janani, a non-profit entity that accounts for more than 20% of family planning in the state of Bihar. Janani won national and international acclaim for its innovative and creative management, which enabled the program to serve some of the poorest communities in the world on a sustainable basis. Specializing in public–private partnerships, Gopi is an expert in leveraging private sector resources to complement public sector service provision. He has been a member of India’s Population Commission and has advised the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and numerous national and international organizations on large-scale cost-effective service delivery.

He has served on the global technical advisory board of the International Finance Corporation, and currently is on the Advisory Group on Community Action (AGCA) of India’s National Rural Health Mission and the Global Coalition against Tuberculosis. Gopi was the Director of International Programs of DKT International and received a prestigious civilian honour from the Government of Vietnam for his work as the Country Director of DKT International in Hanoi.  In 2013, Gopi received two prestigious awards for Social Entrepreneurship from the Skoll Foundation and Schwab Foundation and is an Ashoka Fellow.

phil
Philip Harvey
Past President & Founder – DKT International

A longtime advocate of family planning and HIV/AIDS prevention, Phil founded DKT International in 1989. He served as the organization’s President until his retirement in 2013. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of DKT International.

Before founding DKT International, Phil co-founded Population Services International with Dr. Tim Black, CBE and served as PSI’s President. He also previously worked as Deputy Director of CARE’s program in India. Phil has championed the power of social marketing to influence healthcare and reproductive health decisions for over three decades. He has authored more than 20 articles on family planning, social marketing, and international development as well as a book, Let Every Child Be Wanted: How Social Marketing is Revolutionizing Contraceptive Use Around the World.