Manisha joined The Rockefeller Foundation in October 2016 and serves as Vice President for Health. Manisha leads program strategy and manages the portfolio of implementation partners for The Rockefeller Foundation’s Precision Public Health Initiative. She has over a decade and a half of experience in social innovation and implementation science in global health. Prior to this role, she created and lead the strategic partnerships office at the Tata Trusts, India’s oldest philanthropic organization and launched The India Health Fund, a leverage fund in collaboration with the Global Fund. In addition, Manisha was Vice President at BRAC, the world’s largest NGO for over six years, where she developed and managed programs that promote access to health, education, economic empowerment, and social justice. She has worked extensively across Africa and South Asia on community-based service delivery and women’s health and empowerment
Manisha’s experience includes management of field operations, program strategy and design and partnerships for scaling innovation. She spent her early career in the private sector working in technology consulting and then at the UN.
She is a graduate of Harvard University with specializations in health economics and international development, as well as an undergraduate focus on computer science and mathematics.