Nejla Liias

In 2008, Nejla Liias founded Global Health Visions (GHV) to provide strategic guidance on the formulation and implementation of global health and development initiatives that aim to improve the lives and livelihoods of women and children. Nejla recognized a need in the industry to provide access to exceptional consultants who could offer guidance on a range of development issues for short- and long-term projects. With a deliberate focus on advocacy, policy, and communication, GHV is a virtual team of consultants all over the globe that brings a wealth of expertise, innovative analysis, and targeted solutions to various organizations in the health and development sectors.

Motivated to build a world in which all people are able to realize their fundamental human rights to health, well-being, abundance, and a clean environment, GHV partners with and serves NGOs, governments, foundations, development agencies, and the private sector to transform ideas into social change. GHV works across a range of issues including Agriculture & Nutrition, Maternal & Reproductive Health, Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), Infectious Diseases, Health System Strengthening, Climate Change, and Gender and Democracy. In all its work, GHV sees across the landscape of issues and identify overlaps and synergies that may increase the ability of siloed partners to work more collaboratively for the greater good.  

Nejla is very active in her local community, working to advance social justice issues. She currently serves on the Board of the Good Work Institute as well as a strategic thought partner to Partners for Climate Action of the Hudson Valley. Additionally, she is very involved in local politics, serving as Vice Chair for her local Democratic Committee as well as Vice Chair of Diversity and Party Building for the Ulster County Democratic Party.    

Prior to starting Global Health Visions, Nejla was an independent consultant for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in its Global Health Policy and Advocacy division. Before her work in global health and development, Nejla spent five years as a public finance professional at the Wall Street firms of Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan. Nejla holds a Master of Public Policy with a concentration in International Policy and Development from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy Institute, and a Bachelor of Science from Bates College.