Associate Director, Budget Advocacy
Sara Rossi is the Associate Director of Budget Advocacy, supporting the Data for Health program. Sara brings to GHAI a decade of experience in global health program management, strategy, analytics, and advocacy. Most recently, Sara served as the Senior Program Manager of Advocacy, Finance, and Sustainability at University of California, San Francisco’s Malaria Elimination Initiative, which works in partnership with malaria-endemic countries and regions to advance evidence-based malaria policy and practice. In this role, she oversaw multi-year, country-led efforts to mobilize, absorb, and sustain domestic investments in malaria response across six low- and middle income countries in Asia Pacific and Southern Africa. Previously, Sara supported scale-up of point-of-care HIV diagnostic services in sub-Saharan Africa with the Clinton Health Advocacy Initiative. Sara is a dual degree MPH-MPA graduate from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and its School of International & Public Affairs. She earned a BA in Communications and Global Studies from UCLA and early in her career spent three years in the private sector as a management consultant to the healthcare industry.