Co-Founder, Executive Director
Hannah Akre co-founded Gloves Go Global in 2012 and spearheaded the organization’s transition to Health Goes Global in 2018. She has served as Director of the organization since inception. Her unwavering passion for global health and preventative medicine has taken her on missions to Kenya, Haiti, Costa Rica, Panama, and Guyana. She appreciates the richness of culture while traveling and aims to embrace local norms in conjunction with preventative health implementation. She enjoys cycling and gardening, as well as refinishing old furniture. Hannah has obtained a Bachelors of Arts in Molecular Biology from Colgate University, a Masters of Medical Science from the University of Vermont, and now attends the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine where she is a “Care for the Underserved” Scholar. She has a particular interest in practicing medicine in resource limited and underserved communities where she can also be close to the outdoors.
Chief Financial Officer
Betsy joined Health Goes Global in July 2019 as Chief Financial Officer. After completing a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry at Williams College, Betsy earned a Master of Science in Accounting/Master of Business Administration at the D'Amore-Mckim School of Business at Northeastern University. As a certified public accountant, Betsy gained six-and-a-half years of experience working in audit services, public and private industry accounting. Betsy is thrilled to have the opportunity to use her accounting experience to promote preventative health around the world. Betsy hopes to impact medicine in the future by decreasing health disparities for minority populations. She earned a Master of Medical Science from the University of Vermont and hopes to gain acceptance to medical school shortly. In her free time, Betsy enjoys a variety of fitness classes and spending time with her dog, Harper.
director of public relations
As an individual with a wide array of interests, Ethan has united his passions for science, medicine, and travel, pursuing active roles within the global health sector. Ethan has worked on a research team in the Department of Infectious Disease at Loyola University’s Medical Center and has served as a medical volunteer in Panama for Floating Doctors. He was a contributing journalist for various global organizations, contenting his writing on raising awareness regarding public health concerns both foreign and domestic. His latest venture is centered around water purification, establishing a formal partnership between Mountain Safety Research and Health Goes Global in 2018. Together they have begun implementing MSR’s SE200 Community Chlorine Maker in rural communities throughout Central and South America.
Ethan obtained his master’s in Medical Science from the University of Vermont in 2018. He is currently finishing his studies at NOVA Southeastern University, trying his best to survive the Floridian drivers on his morning bike commutes, and return to the fertile coast of Maine to practice medicine as a Physician Assistant. He intends to cultivate a lifestyle that allows him a high level of health care responsibility, trust, and autonomy as he continues his global health initiatives.
chairperson of the board of directors
Alexandra is a Senior Product Manager on Amazon's Private Brands team with extensive experience in consumer brands, having recently helped launch Amazon’s first private label skin care line, Belei Beauty, in March of this year. Previously, as a Vendor Manager for AmazonFresh, she partnered with dairy, deli and artisan cheese vendors to optimize their sales through product and marketing strategies on Amazon.com. Alexandra also leads the Amazon Private Brands B2B strategy for consumables, developing the roadmap for direct to business sales, marketing, and supply chain. She recently became a limited partner (i.e. core investor) in SpringTide Ventures, a Venture Capital firm with a mission to invest in healthcare startups with a focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning. She is excited to use her supply chain and product background to scale Health Goes Global's mission of preventative healthcare.
Co-founder, Member of the Board of Directors
While attending the post-baccalaureate program for premedical studies at Washington University in Saint Louis, Geneva began collecting unused gloves at the end of her laboratory classes. She helped in transporting these gloves to clinics in Kenya, where she and her sister volunteered. Geneva helped form the partnership between Wings of Hope, a worldwide humanitarian aviation organization, and Gloves Go Global, allowing the transportation of gloves to many more clinics throughout Central and South America. In 2015 Geneva expanded the donation clinics to include Cuba’s ministry of health, distributing gloves throughout the entire island. Geneva currently lives in Seattle, Washington, with her growing family, including two under two, two miniature dachshunds, and two very busy parents!