Director of Campus Operations
After seven years working overseas primarily in operational based roles in the global health and crisis response fields throughout Africa, Asia and Europe’s refugee crisis, Katie Letheren first joined UGHE as International Procurement Advisor to manage the procurement processes for the supply of goods needed to equip and open UGHE’s new residential campus in Butaro. Prior to this role, Katie spent a year and a half as Clinical Operations Officer for Partners In Health in Harper, Maryland County, Liberia. Previously, Katie has also served as Communications Manager for the Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Clinic Manager at Naankuse Lifeline Clinic in rural Namibia, as well as Emergency Coordinator for a Swedish NGO where she was hired to establish and coordinate an emergency medical clinic on the shores of Lesvos, Greece during the heart of the refugee crisis.
Passionate about getting to the root of the poor health outcomes they witnessed while working in Liberia, Katie along with fellow PIH colleagues and partners from surrounding NGOs co-founded Educate West Point–a Liberian nonprofit and US sister nonprofit committed to improving access to quality education for children residing in Liberia’s largest slum known as West Point. Katie holds a BA in Political Science from New York University and later completed the Global Health Delivery Intensive Program at Harvard School of Public Health.