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Cassia van der Hoof Holstein

Fellow, Emerson Collective

Biography

Cassia van der Hoof Holstein is a Fellow of the Emerson Collective and a Senior Advisor to the Center for Innovation in Global Health at Stanford University’s School of Medicine. She chairs the Board of Directors of Plus 1, which connects recording artists, their audiences, and pragmatic social justice efforts, and serves on the Boards of Directors of the New Senior Investment Group (NYSE: SNR); PIVOT, a global health non-profit based Cassia van der Hoof Holstein is a Fellow of the Emerson Collective and a Senior Advisor to the Center for Innovation in Global Health at Stanford University’s School of Medicine. She chairs the Board of Directors of Plus 1, which connects recording artists, their audiences, and pragmatic social justice efforts, and serves on the Boards of Directors of the New Senior Investment Group (NYSE: SNR); PIVOT, a global health non-profit working to break cycles of poverty and disease in and beyond rural Madagascar; and Agile Global Health (formerly known as A&K Global Health LLC), a private global healthcare management company. She is a Trustee of Partners In Health and a member of the Advisory Board of the Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment (COPE) Program in the Navajo Nation.

Previously, Cassia served as Chief of Staff to Dr. Paul Farmer, and as Chief Partnership Integration Officer for Partners In Health. She was Associate Director of the Global Health Delivery Partnership for the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. With Abbey Gardner, she edited "Haiti After the Earthquake,” by Dr. Paul Farmer, published in 2012. Previously, Cassia was Director of Rural Health at the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI); an Executive Producer at E*TRADE Financial; and a co-founder of ClearStation.com. She studied Literature at Harvard College, and was honored to get her start in global health in the Poverty Issues office of the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, then chaired by Senator Edward M. Kennedy.

Regional Focus

Caribbean, Eastern and Southern Africa, North America, West and Central Africa