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IntraHealth Welcomes Kate Stratten as CEO

Published 06/25/2024 by Global Communities

“I’m honored to lead this incredible global team, particularly during this very exciting time in our organizational history,” Stratten says.

June 25, 2024 | Chapel Hill, NC, and Silver Spring, MD – Beginning July 2, 2024, Kate Stratten will become CEO of IntraHealth International, a Global Communities subsidiary, as IntraHealth’s outgoing CEO, Maqsoda Maqsodi, departs to take on a new opportunity.

“I am so proud to have led this organization over the past 16 months,” Maqsodi says. “In that time, we have achieved tremendous milestones together, including developing and operationalizing our IntraHealth 2030 roadmap toward locally led development and entering into an exciting new combination with Global Communities that will enable us to multiply our collective impact and better meet the changing needs of the countries we serve.”

Previously Stratten served as vice president for programs at IntraHealth, overseeing the organization’s global portfolio of projects. She has 20 years of experience leading and implementing multimillion-dollar international public health projects. Her areas of technical expertise include HIV/AIDS, family planning, fistula prevention and care, gender-based violence, maternal and child health, and health systems strengthening.

Stratten has managed the start-up of large initiatives such as the AIDS Resource Center in Ethiopia, the national AIDS Hotline in South Africa, and the introduction of community-based prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV services in low-prevalence areas. Prior to joining IntraHealth in 2008, Stratten worked for Johns Hopkins Center for Communications Programs and as a health communications consultant in Johannesburg, South Africa.

“I’m honored that the board has entrusted me to lead this incredible global team, particularly during this very exciting time in our organizational history,” Stratten says. “Together with Global Communities, we are poised to expand our impact and make high-quality health services available to more communities around the world, both during emergencies and day-to-day. We have urgent, lifesaving work to do, and I could not be prouder of the team we have in place to do it.”

“I’m so excited to work together with Kate as we move forward with integrating our organizations and the very important work we have to do together around the world,” says Carrie Hessler-Radelet, president and CEO of Global Communities. “I also want to extend my sincerest thanks to Maqsoda for all she’s done to bring IntraHealth and Global Communities together and design a smooth, mutually beneficial combination.”

About Global Communities and IntraHealth
Global Communities brings together local ingenuity and global insights to save lives, advance equity, and secure strong futures. Founded in 1952 as the Foundation for Cooperative Housing, today Global Communities envisions a world of expanded opportunity, where crises give way to resilience and all people thrive.

IntraHealth International believes everyone everywhere should have the health care they need to thrive. For 44 years in over 100 countries, IntraHealth has partnered with governments and local organizations to improve the performance of health workers and strengthen the systems in which they work.