Maria Paola Lia, Executive Director

Maria Paola Lia has over 15 years’ experience in establishing and nurturing strategic global health partnerships with government agencies, international organizations, and NGOs in multiple countries and regions.  She worked across sectors, initiating her professional training and career in the EU, the Italian Parliament, then was elected as Secretary General for a political NGO in Brussels.

She joined the private sector as a Programs Director in a multinational company overseeing a $30 million Global Public-Private Partnership with the aim of strengthening healthcare systems and supporting health policies through innovative approaches.

More recently Maria Paola worked for a medical clinic, supported startups, and NGOs in Geneva and sits in multiple boards. Maria Paola holds a master’s degree in international relations and a PGC in Global Health Policy.  

Lucile Okio, Sr. Program Manager


Santosh Shrestha, Financial Manager


Hassanatou Samake, HPAP Consultant


Partnering to Solve Pollution Problems