Lisa Bohmer

Senior Program Officer, International Programs

Lisa Bohmer

Lisa Bohmer leads the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS program, working with partners to improve early childhood development outcomes in East and Southern Africa. Bohmer is a public health professional with over 30 years of experience with programs, research and grantmaking in the areas of pediatric HIV/AIDS, OVC, maternal and child health, reproductive rights and the empowerment of women and girls. Prior to joining the Foundation, Bohmer was director of program partnerships with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, where she led efforts to engage private donors and other NGOs towards the elimination of pediatric HIV. Past positions include HIV/AIDS director for UNICEF in Ethiopia, senior advisor to the president of the Nike Foundation, program director at the Pacific Institute for Women’s Health, and Ipas’ regional representative for East and Southern Africa. Her background also includes five years living and working in Ethiopia and consultancies with numerous organizations including UNFPA, the International Center for Research on Women and Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Bohmer serves as chair of the Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS, as a member of the Interim Executive Group for the Early Childhood Development Action Network (ECDAN) and on the board of directors for Funders Concerned About AIDS. Bohmer has a master’s degree in public health from UCLA and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.

Posts by Lisa Bohmer

  1. Our News

    Countdown to 2030: Important Progress on Early Childhood Development

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS April 15, 2019 By Lisa Bohmer

    Countdown to 2030: Important Progress on Early Childhood Development

  2. Our News

    World AIDS Day: To protect children, we must empower and support parents and caregivers affected by HIV and AIDS

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS December 1, 2017 By Lisa Bohmer

    World AIDS Day: To protect children, we must empower and support parents and caregivers affected by HIV and AIDS

  3. Our News

    The Importance of Investing Early: Q&A with Lisa Bohmer on the Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS Strategic Initiative

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS May 8, 2017 By Lisa Bohmer

    In November 2016, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation board of directors approved a new Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS strategic initiative. We interviewed Senior Program Officer Lisa Bohmer to learn more about this exciting development and what we can look forward to over the next five years.

  4. Our News

    Cognitive Development Interventions Gain Momentum in Health Delivery Settings in East and Southern Africa

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS March 17, 2016 By Lisa Bohmer

    Brain development is at its most rapid during the first 1,000 days of life, when early experiences fundamentally shape brain architecture and future potential. By age three 85% of the brain architecture has already been built. Despite this, the concept that learning begins at birth has not yet caught on and the majority of early childhood development (ECD) programs focus on pre-school age children from age three and up.

  5. Our News

    Giving Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS a Strong Start

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS December 1, 2015 By Lisa Bohmer

    On this World AIDS Day we salute all of our grantee partners and their efforts to support young children and families living in communities impacted by HIV and AIDS. In particular, we want to appreciate all of the visionary leaders of community-based organizations that are part of this effort.

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    Collaborating for Impact in Zambia

    Our Children Affected by HIV and AIDS initiative supports capacity building of community-based organizations to meet the developmental needs of young children living in high HIV prevalence settings.

  7. Our News

    Reaching young children affected by HIV and AIDS

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS June 24, 2013 By Lisa Bohmer

    There is a growing momentum to improve early childhood development for vulnerable children affected by HIV and AIDS.

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