Last week, President Obama announced an appointment to his administration that was good news to the Foundation and to our goal of eliminating pediatric HIV and AIDS.
Our president and CEO – Chip Lyons – was named as the U.S. Alternate Representative to the Executive Board on the United Nations Children’s Fund, better known as UNICEF
(Photo: Georgina Goodwin)
The Executive Board serves as UNICEF’s governing body, and is made up of 36 governments that represent the five regional groups at the United Nations. The task of the Executive Board is to review UNICEF activities and approves its policies, country programs, and budgets.
As Alternate Head of Delegation, Chip will join the U.S. Head of Delegation Carmen Lucca Nazario, who was the former Assistant Secretary for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The Foundation’s Board Chair, Dr. David Kessler, welcomed the announcement, saying it was “a reflection of Chip’s longtime commitment and leadership on issues affecting the world’s children.”
He added that the appointment will also “reinforce our joint collaboration with UNICEF, in particular on our shared goal of eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV.”
To read the Foundation’s press release, click here
. To read the official announcement issued by the White House, click here
Robert Yule is the Foundation’s Senior Media Relations Manager, based in Washington, D.C.