Fernanda de Carvalho Geiger

Associate Director of Program Operations (Brazil)

Fernanda is a seasoned Global Health professional with over a decade of experience in international development. She has been a strong advocate for equitable access to healthcare for populations with non-communicable diseases in low-resource countries. Fernanda’s expertise lies in program management and operations where she excels in strategic planning, budget management, and ensuring compliance with regulations and policies. Her dedication to achieving impact and outcomes is evident in her work where she focuses on identifying challenges and developing innovative solutions to improve program efficiency and effectiveness. She values diverse perspectives and experiences, recognizing their importance in driving innovation and improving program outcomes.

With a passion for patient advocacy and a commitment to excellence, Fernanda has dedicated her career to designing and implementing community-led programs to enhance the well-being of marginalized populations. In her previous role as Regional Manager at the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH), Fernanda significantly increased access to hemophilia treatment through community engagement in South America. Her advocacy and stakeholder engagement skills were instrumental in negotiating and signing a memorandum of understanding with the government of Colombia to enhance access to health services and establish the National Hemophilia Program in Bolivia. Before her work at WFH, Fernanda coordinated the Latin Alliance Network at the Brazilian Association of Lymphoma and Leukemia (ABRALE), managing a portfolio of over 100 organizations across 20 countries. Fernanda holds a BA in International Relations from Sao Paulo State University in Brazil and a certificate in International Negotiations from the University of São Paulo. Additionally, she earned a certificate in Introduction to Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment, jointly awarded by the World Federation of Hemophilia and NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Fernanda is known for her hands-on approach to leadership, actively engaging with staff, partners, and stakeholders, working together to guarantee the highest standards of access to sustainable and equitable healthcare are achieved and maintained for those in most need. Fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish, she’s currently adding French to her repertoire.