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.