Dr. Medeva Ghee, a graduate of North Carolina State University in 1991 with a bachelor's degree in zoology, earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in microbiology in 1997 from New York University School of Medicine. Her postdoctoral research was conducted with a team of CNRS researchers in Paris, France, where she employed biochemical and gene therapy technologies to investigate the impact of protein aggregation in Parkinson's disease. In 2005, Dr. Ghee worked with the William J. Clinton Foundation as a Laboratory Systems Specialist for the HIV/AIDS Initiative. In this capacity, she provided technical assistance and strategic advice on the development of laboratory plans and systems to support national HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs in the Initiative's partner countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Ghee joined the Leadership Alliance as the Assistant Director in 2006 and since July 2008, has been Associate Director of the Leadership Alliance, and manager of the executive office staff. In July 2011, Dr. Ghee was appointed as Executive Director of the Leadership Alliance.