Rebecca Kohler

Rebecca Kohler

Associate Consultant, US


Skills & experience

Over a 30-year career devoted to excellence in delivering high impact global health programs and services, Rebecca has held key leadership, management, technical, and advisory positions in the US and around the world for several global health organizations. She worked for many years heading up strategy, business development, advocacy, communications, and partnership engagement with IntraHealth International. Prior to that she held technical advisory positions with John Snow, Inc (JSI), International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), and FHI360. While at IntraHealth, Rebecca served as the corporate secretary and governance liaison to the Board of Directors and played a central role in the organization’s strategic affiliation with a larger development firm, DAI. Previously, Rebecca served on UNC’s Global Health Advisory Committee, the Triangle Global Health Consortium program committee, and Humentum’s COO Community of Practice. She holds a master's degree in public health from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and a bachelor's degree from Duke University.

Case studies

As a consultant, Rebecca works with diverse organizations to set and achieve their growth goals, strengthen operational effectiveness, and design and execute evidence-based solutions to protracted health system challenges.  A seasoned global health practitioner, Rebecca has hands-on experience working on health systems strengthening, HIV/AIDS, integrated reproductive, maternal, newborn, infant, and child health and nutrition programs in more than 25 countries across several continents, including long-term, resident assignments in Tanzania, Kenya, Eritrea, and Armenia. She enjoys working with teams to design and facilitate fun, participatory convenings, whether it is a global meeting of country leaders, an advocacy event at World Health Assembly, a leadership retreat, or the innovative SwitchPoint conference (IntraHealth’s innovate annual gathering). Explore some of Rebecca’s blogs for Humentum and IntraHealth, including The NGO of the Future is Here, SwitchPoint Goes to Ghana, and Resilient Health Systems: Cracking the Nut.