About the Institute for Global Healthcare Leadership

The Institute for Global Healthcare Leadership (IGHL) prepares healthcare leaders to effectively work in and/or lead major public health departments, public or private organizations, and global programs and initiatives, thereby directly and indirectly improving the health of people worldwide. 

Globally-aware healthcare leaders who attend the institute will become prepared to:

  1. Participate in global healthcare ventures and networking.
  2. Become a global thought and practice leader, locally, and regionally.
  3. Provide local and regional consultation to meet dynamic global healthcare challenges.
  4. View healthcare issues from a global perspective.

"I was humbled to be a part of this inaugural [Institute for Global Healthcare Leadership]. The event covered a wide range of topics in a sufficient depth and breadth to help me crystallize my personal vision as a global leader. The speakers were excellent and provided not only inspiration for my dream but aspiration to continue to aim high with my visions. I can honestly state, this was a life changing experience for me. Thank you, Sigma!"

- Patricia Cannistraci
2016 IGHL attendee

Advisory Board Members

Ann Marie Brooks, RN, DNSc, MBA, FAAN, FACHE, FNAP
International Nurse Consultant

John Daly, PhD, RN, FACN, FAAN
Dean, Faculty of Health and Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Development

Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN
Professor, Dean, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University

Maura MacPhee, PhD, RN
Associate Professor, University of British Columbia
Marty Makinen, PhD
Results for Development Institute's Program Director for the Health Workforce and Ministerial Leadership Initiative

Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN
President and Chief Executive Officer, Jhpiego

Kevin Ousman, RN, MSN-HSM
Consultant, WHO Regional Office for Africa (AFRO)

Previous IGHL Attendees

2017 Emerging Global Leader Institute - Group Photo
IGHL_EM18_ Group Photo