Lanice C. Williams is the Advocacy & Partnerships Manager at Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. In this role, she coordinates Friends’ partnerships with business, faith-based, youth, and other civil society communities in united advocacy for U.S. leadership fighting the HIV, TB, and malaria epidemics through the Global Fund and bilateral programs. She also contributes to Friends’ research and writing on the Global Fund, ending the epidemics, global health security, and key populations. Prior to joining Friends, Lanice served as a 2016-2017 Global Health Corps fellow at Global Health Council (GHC), where she worked as a Policy Associate and supported the overall implementation of GHC’s policy and advocacy work on global health including coordination of events and activities related to GHC’s priority areas and work with the global health advocacy community.
Previously, she was a Program Specialist with the Government of the District of Columbia. Lanice has also worked on programs, research, and policy initiatives focused on gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health, disease prevention, and health equity in U.S, Latin America and the Caribbean. Currently, Lanice serves as the Chair of the Young Professionals Program with the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA), a member of the American Public Health Association, and executive committee member of Women in Global Health - DC chapter. Lanice earned a B.S. in Biology and M.S. in Health Education at Howard University, where she serves as an adjunct lecturer. Lanice is a proud Jamaican-American.
Areas of Interest:
gender equality, women’s leadership, gender-based violence, youth, sexual and reproductive health, cross sectoral collaboration; human rights and health