Andrea Gay is the Executive Director of Children's Health at the United Nations Foundation, where she oversees projects to improve the survival and health of children in developing countries, particularly those under 5 years of age. She joined the UN Foundation when it was created in 1998.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Gay worked with Managed Care Options, a professional health-care firm established to advance principles, programs and practices of managed care, including ownership of a PPO. Her work also involved helping health institutions and group practices to adopt Medicare reimbursement for patients. Ms. Gay is the founder and excecutive director of the China Education Fund, an advised fund under the Foundation for the National Capital Region, created to promote graduate faculty development for Chinese agriculture universities. Before living in China, Ms. Gay worked for the U.S. Public Health Service with various community health and financing programs.
She holds both a masters in Biology and in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.