Speaker Bio

Gina Lagomarsino is President and CEO of Results for Development (R4D). Throughout her career, Ms. Lagomarsino has focused on expanding health coverage to low-income populations. As one of the original co-founders and managing directors at R4D, she helped galvanize energy and political will around a global push for universal health coverage by coordinating an early global task force convened by the Rockefeller Foundation and co-authoring a frequently cited 2012 Lancet article on universal health coverage. Ms. Lagomarsino went on to develop several key partnerships that continue to influence health systems around the world today, including the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage, a network of policymakers in low- and middle-income countries working together to develop practical solutions to the challenges of achieving universal health coverage, and the Center for Health Market Innovations, which has identified and is promoting learning among more than 1,500 innovative health efforts in 110 countries. Additionally, Ms. Lagomarsino played a key role in launching the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative, a partnership of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank and the World Health Organization. From 2013 to 2016, she served as chief operating officer at R4D, building the financial, human resources, and operational systems necessary for a growing organization. Prior to her work in global development, Ms. Lagomarsino spent a decade working to improve health systems in the United States. She served as senior health policy advisor to Washington, D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams, where she designed and implemented the reform of a free public health coverage program serving low-income D.C. residents. Before that, she was an engagement manager in the healthcare practice of McKinsey & Company, where she advised senior executives of health insurance and hospital organizations on strategy and operations. She spent her early career at Kaiser Permanente, a large integrated health system based in California, where she worked closely with doctors and nurses to implement a new model of primary health care. Ms. Lagomarsino holds a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Stanford University. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and two children

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