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Clarence E. Pearson - Global Health Consultant

Senior executive with broad health and education leadership and management experience in public, private, and nonprofit organizations at local, national and international levels. Strengthens capacity-building and collaborating opportunities for all sectors-government, business, nonprofit and academia-while driving social change and generating revenue. Reputation for addressing challenging issues facing leaders in all three sectors through well-developed network of public and private resources.

Clarence Pearson is Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Center for Health Education (NCHE), the outcome of a Presidential Commission, and former Senior Advisor to the World Health Organization Office at the United Nations.

Pearson also served as Vice President of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management (now Leader to Leader Institute), and Vice President and Director of Health and Safety Education for Metropolitan Life. He directed a nationally recognized corporate health education and safety program that pioneered in the development of school health, patient education, and worksite programs. He conducted a comprehensive feasibility study that established the MetLife Foundation, encouraging innovative funding in health, education, and human services.

Pearson was a loaned executive for a two-year White House assignment as Associate Director of a US Presidential Health Commission; a Consultant-in-Residence in Moscow, directing a management training program, New Leaders of Russia; and a public health consultant in the former Yugoslavia and in Central America for US government agencies and NGOs.

Among his numerous volunteer activities and board service, he is a member of the Roundtable on Health Literacy, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences; Adjunct Professor of Education at Teachers College Columbia University; member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the United Health/National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Global Chronic Disease Initiative; AARP Volunteer Representative to the United Nations and the Council on Foreign Relations; and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Federation for Aging Research, and the International Federation on Ageing.

He previously served as a member of the AARP Board of Directors and vice chair of the AARP Foundation Board; member of the Advertising Council Advisory Board on Public Service, the Board of Overseers of the Dartmouth Medical School, the C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth, and Adjunct Professor of Community Health at the New Jersey College of Medicine, Rutgers University. For President Eisenhower's People to People Ambassador Program, he led a delegation to study public health and medical care in the People's Republic of China.

Pearson conceived and serves as Executive Editor for a series of books on global health, published by Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Sons: Critical Issues in Global Health, with C. Everett Koop, former U.S. Surgeon General, as Principal Editor, a collection of essays written by 75 international health leaders from government, business, and the social sector; Global Health Leadership and Management, with William Foege, Senior Advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as Principal Editor; Global Health and Global Aging, with Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, as Principal Editor, and Urban Health: Global Perspectives, sponsored by the New York Academy of Medicine, with Jo Ivey Boufford and David Vlahov as Editors. The fifth, Global Health, Poverty, and Longevity, is scheduled for publication 2012.

Pearson's awards include the Gold Medal for Distinguished Service to Education from Columbia University; International Health Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Public Health Association; Advocacy Award, American Federation for Aging Research; and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

He is a member of The University Club of New York and The Economic Club of New York.

Pearson & Partners can be reached at: [email protected]
Phone: 212-254-3309    Fax: 212-614-0580

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