Advisory Board

The TogetHER Advisory Board brings together expert advocates, policy-makers, and philanthropists to help TogetHER best serve women and girls at risk of HPV and cervical cancer in sub-Saharan Africa.

Kathy Vizas

Kathy Vizas

Board Chair
Kathy Vizas co-founded TogetHER with Celina Schocken in 2017. As a Founding Member of the Maverick Collective, Kathy worked in India to develop a PSI-led cervical cancer screening program. While pleased to be supporting women in India, Kathy felt frustrated by the extrememly low levels of support she saw globally for cervical cancer and felt motivated to examine the root problems – a lack of funding and knowledge about the disease. And ultimately, TogetHER was born. Prior to her work as an advocate for global health, Kathy practiced law for more than 20 years in law firms and corporations. She is Board Chair for SpringImpact, Inc. which works to support social sector organizations to scale, a member of the San Francisco Human Rights Watch Committee and on the Advisory Board of the Human Trafficking Legal Center.
Linda Lane

Linda Lane

Women to Watch Foundation
Linda Lane is currently President of Harbor Health Systems, a leading provider of network effectiveness tools that identifies and selects the highest quality providers to expedite treatment, recovery and return to work for injured employees. Harbor Health is part of One Call Care Management, the nation’s leading provider of specialized cost management services to the Workers’ Compensation industry, an organization she has been a part of since 1996. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, and throughout her career, Ms. Lane has played an active role in identifying and executing strategic changes necessary to shape the future vision and direction of the organization and sustain OCCM’s growth.

A graduate of Radford University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Management, Ms. Lane’s industry and management expertise have been honed over her 20-year career in the workers compensation arena working as EVP Business Development, SVP Product Strategy, and VP of Marketing. These achievements have provided her with a deep understanding of the issues facing the workers compensations industry and the professional service solutions required to bridge regulatory requirements, manage cost drivers, and drive administrative efficiencies through technology. Her domain expertise has proven valuable internally and externally as clients, investors and strategic partners look to develop forward-thinking claims and medical management solutions. In 2015, Ms. Lane was named one of Business Insurance “Women to Watch” , which celebrates leading women from every facet of the commercial insurance industry including risk management, underwriting, claims, legal and related disciplines. Ms. Lane currently sits on the advisory board for Women to Watch as well as the advisory board for Thimble Bioelectronics. In 2016, Linda co-founded the newly formed Women To Watch Foundation and serves as its inaugural President.
Gabrielle Fitzgerald

Gabrielle Fitzgerald

Founder and CEO, Panorama
Gabrielle Fitzgerald is a global leader who believes that innovative approaches and catalytic coalitions are needed to solve the most challenging issues. Her focus is on designing and driving strategies that measurably impact people, organizations and countries.

Gabrielle is the founder and CEO of Panorama, an action tank dedicated to helping ambitious leaders solve global problems. For more than two decades, she has led teams and collaborated with partners to spark global change.

Prior to founding Panorama, she directed the $100 million Ebola Program at the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, investing in creative approaches to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Gabrielle previously served as the director of Global Program Advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, leading the team that advanced policy and advocacy agendas for the organization’s global issues. In 2014, she won the Gold Medallion award from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Communication Programs for her leadership on malaria.

Earlier in her career, Gabrielle led the public affairs strategy for HIV/AIDS at the U.S. Agency for International Development and served as the communications director for the U.S. Committee for Refugees. She also served as a speechwriter for President Clinton at The White House.

Gabrielle is the chair of the board of the Washington Global Health Alliance and serves on numerous advisory committees and panels.

Gabrielle holds a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and a bachelor of arts from American University in Washington, DC.
Celina Schocken

Celina Schocken

Executive Director
Celina Schocken is the Executive Director of TogetHER, leading strategic direction and day to day operations for the partnership. Most recently, Ms. Schocken was the CEO of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, a public private partnership focused on cervical and breast cancer. She has also consulted with Global Good, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Jhpiego and others on scaling up new technologies for health. Previously, Ms. Schocken was Director of Policy and Advocacy at Merck for Mothers and directed PSI’s work with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. She served as Chief Advisor to the Rwandan Minister of State for HIV/AIDS and Other Epidemics. In 2005, she was a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.