Press Release – April 20, 2017 – New York – Echoing Green is pleased to announce two new additions, Dr. Raj Panjabi and Peggy Segal, to its board of directors. This dedicated group of professionals consists of forward-thinking investors, nonprofit leaders, educators, and entrepreneurs with the insight and experience to help Echoing Green build an organization focused on the future while rooted securely in its history.
Dr. Raj Panjabi is the fifth Echoing Green Fellow to be named to its board. A Skoll Awardee for Social Entrepreneurship in 2017, Panjabi is the CEO of Last Mile Health and Associate Physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. At age 9, he escaped a civil war in his home country of Liberia. He returned as a 24-year-old medical student to serve the people he had left behind. He co-founded Last Mile Health, which saves lives in the world’s most remote communities by partnering with governments to design, scale, and advocate for national networks of community health professionals.
In 2016, TIME Magazine named Dr. Panjabi to its annual list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” with a tribute from President Bill Clinton. In 2015, Fortune Magazine named him one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” recognizing Last Mile Health’s work to support the Liberian Government to build a national community health workforce.
Dr. Panjabi is a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2017, the 2017 TED Prize winner, a Forbes 400 Philanthropy Fellow, a Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Social Entrepreneur, and a 2011 Echoing Green Fellow. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, received a Masters of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and was a Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Panjabi will be a featured speaker at Echoing Green’s Big Bold Benefit 2017 on June 7 at Cipriani Wall Street.
Peggy Segal is the Pre-Business Program Director to Undergraduates at Hunter College, counseling students pursuing a career in business. She has worked in workforce readiness and career exploration in various capacities with ModernGuild, an early stage company, with Harvard’s Alumni Career Taskforce for Students, and with Baruch College. Previously, Segal worked in private equity and finance focused on healthcare and biotechnology companies at several firms, including Invesco Private Capital, JPMorgan Partners, Vista Ventures, and Morgan Stanley. She received her BA from Harvard University and her MBA from Columbia Business School. She lives in New York City with her husband and three daughters.