Mackinnon is Watsi’s Executive Director. She has a passion for helping people and organizations come together to tackle complex challenges and create measurable, sustainable impact.
As a global health and humanitarian professional, her experience has spanned the UN, international and local NGOs, and academic sectors. For nearly ten years she helped to oversee international program development for a surgical NGO with a dual focus on safety and quality of care for patients and capacity development of medical professionals. At the UN, she worked to ensure more timely humanitarian assistance reached those most in need as well as helped to coordinate the Secretary-General’s response to the Global Food Crisis.
Mackinnon has lived and worked across Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Her research efforts have included topics of organizational leadership and effectiveness, economic impact of health interventions, emergency food security, and humanitarian impact of climate change.
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