Barbara Bush is CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps (GHC), an organization that mobilizes a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. Over the past two years, GHC has sent 126 fellows from nine countries to work with nonprofit and government health organizations like Partners In Health and the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Rwanda, and the United States.
Before joining GHC, Bush worked for two years at the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, where she supported design programs for high school students and faculty. After graduating college, she worked for Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Capetown, South Africa and interned for UNICEF in Botswana. She has traveled with the UN World Food Programme, focusing on the importance of nutrition in ARV treatment. Bush is a member of UNICEF’s Next Generation Steering Committee and is on the Board of Directors of Covenant House International and PSI. She is a Draper Richards Foundation Social Entrepreneur and a fellow of the Echoing Green Foundation, which selected GHC as one of the 14 most innovative social start-ups worldwide out of 1500. Bush graduated from Yale University with a Humanities degree in 2004.