Josie Noah serves as Chief Program Officer at HCP Cureblindness and SightLife International, overseeing program strategy, implementation and regional operations. In this role, Josie leads a global team focused on scaling HCP Cureblindness’ work to eliminate avoidable blindness and the inequities that perpetuate it across Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Prior to joining HCP, Josie served as Chief Global Officer for SightLife International, overseeing operations in China, Ethiopia, India, and Nepal. During her time at SightLife International, she refocused their strategy on prevention programs and expanded reach and impact by partnering with other NGOs. Josie also rebuilt the fundraising and marketing teams and raised several million dollars in funding attracted from new contributors, including USAID, corporations and foundations.
Before joining SightLife International, Josie held positions at Global Impact and the Clinton Global Initiative, developing partnerships with multiple stakeholders to drive collaborative efforts in addressing global challenges. Josie has also worked as consultant on global development projects in Latin America and Africa and in urban planning, corporate philanthropy, nonprofit capacity building, and B2B/B2C marketing.
Josie was recognized as the 2016 Global Health Rising Leader by the Washington Global Health Alliance and a 2019 40 Under 40 Honoree by the Puget Sound Business Journal. Josie’s passion for health equity inspired her pursuit of a degree in Peace and Justice Studies from Wellesley College and Masters' degrees in Public Administration and Urban Planning from University of Southern California.
She lives in Seattle with her husband, Tim, and their daughter Kennedy. Josie is an avid skier, volleyball player and is committed in her personal and professional life to advancing equity and opportunity in the world.