Lauren Marks is the Director of Private Sector Engagement in the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy, which leads implementation of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Lauren leads the Private Sector Engagement Team to support the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies, interventions, and strategies for public private partnerships (PPPs) by working closely with country teams, implementation partners, private sector organizations, foundations, and multilateral institutions.
Lauren comes to S/GAC from the private sector – Lauren managed the HIV/AIDS portfolio for Johnson & Johnson’s Corporate Contributions group. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Lauren served as the Health Program/Public-Private Partnership Advisor at USAID/South Africa, where she built several successful PPPs between the US Government, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations.
Lauren also worked at USAID/Washington in the Bureau for Global Health, where she provided technical support to USAID missions in several African and Asian countries. Prior to USAID, Lauren was a corporate attorney at Nixon Peabody LLP in New York. She has a law degree from Georgetown University and a BA from Duke University.