Vera Bakman, MSc
Financial Planning, Operations & Program Management
I joined GBHI to be part of a global network working towards healthier, fairer, more inclusive societies.
Vera is responsible for financial planning and reporting to the GBHI Governing Board, overseeing GBHI's grant-making efforts, as well as managing strategic partnerships and international development efforts.
Words of Strength
Fluent in Russian, Spanish, English
Vera joined GBHI to be part of a global network working towards healthier, fairer, more inclusive societies.
Prior to GBHI, Vera worked with various international NGOs in the areas of international development, global health, sustainable community development, micro-finance, and humanitarian aid. She has worked internationally with organizations in Nicaragua and Haiti, and in the US-based headquarters at Partners in Health and the International Rescue Committee.
Vera utilizes her expertise in financial planning, strategic operations, and program management to ensure that GBHI is well-positioned to continue operations in the long-term, while maintaining our commitment to working with underserved and marginalized populations and our dedication to values-based leadership.
Vera holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Economics Management Science and a Minor in Psychology from the University of California San Diego (UCSD), and a Master's of Science Degree in International Development Economics from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Vera joined GBHI in May 2016.