Helene D. Gayle Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Net Worth, Salary, Coca-Cola

Helene D. Gayle Biography

Helene D. Gayle is a Doctor from the United States working as the CEO of The Chicago Community Trust, one of the country’s leading community foundations. The Chicago Community Trust has been mobilizing people, ideas, organizations, and resources for over a century to advance equity, opportunity, and prosperity for all.


How old is Helene D. Gayle? – Age

She is 66 years old as of August 16, 2021. She was born in 1955 in Buffalo, New York, United States.

Helene D. Gayle Family – Education

Helene was born to small-business owner Jacob Gayle and social worker Marietta Gayle. She attended Columbia University’s Barnard College, where she earned a B.A. in psychology with honors. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine with an M.D. and the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health with an M.P.H. She is board certified in pediatrics and completed her residency in pediatric medicine at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Gayle then went on to complete a second residency in preventive medicine at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Helene D. Gayle Husband

She is the wife of Dr. Stephen Keith, a pediatrician. Dr. Keith proposed in June 2015, and the couple married on June 4 at Christ United Methodist Church in Washington. Dr. Tuckson was the best man, and Dr. Clapp was the maid of honor.

They had previously collaborated on public health battles, he as an aide to Senator Edward M. Kennedy and in other capacities, and she at the helm of the H.I.V./AIDS battle at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and later at the Gates Foundation.

Helene D. Gayle Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $3 Million.

Helene D. Gayle Coca-Cola

Gayle has been a Director of The Coca-Cola Company since 2013. The Coca-Cola Company is an American multinational beverage corporation headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and incorporated under Delaware’s General Corporation Law. The majority of the company’s output is syrup concentrate, which is then sold to various bottlers with exclusive territories around the world. The formula and brand were purchased for $2,300 in 1889 (approximately $68,000 in 2021), and the company was incorporated in Atlanta in 1892.

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Helene D. Gayle The Chicago Community Trust

Gayle was appointed CEO of The Chicago Community Trust (the Trust) in 2017, one of the nation’s oldest and largest community foundations. The Trust adopted a new strategic focus on closing the racial and ethnic wealth gap in the Chicago region under her leadership. The three-pronged strategy for closing this gap focuses on increasing household wealth, catalyzing neighborhood investment, and strengthening collective power. Gayle is a world-renowned expert on health, global development, and humanitarian issues. She has been recognized as one of Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women,” NonProfit Times’ “Power and Influence Top 50,” and Chicago Magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women.” The New York Times, The Washington Post, ForbesWoman, Glamour, O magazine, National Public Radio, and CNN have all featured her.

Helene D. Gayle Career

Gayle worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for 20 years, focusing on global health and infectious disease prevention and control, particularly HIV/AIDS. Gayle worked as the AIDS coordinator and chief of the HIV/AIDS Division at the United States Agency for International Development from 1992 to 1994 while on assignment from the CDC (USAID). She was named the first director of the newly established National Center on HIV, Tuberculosis, and Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention in 1995. (NCHSTP). She was appointed Assistant Surgeon General and Rear Admiral in the United States Public Health Service at the time.

From 2001 to 2006, she directed the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s HIV, Tuberculosis, and Reproductive Health Program, initially on loan from the CDC. During her five years as director, she was in charge of global HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and reproductive health research, policy, public awareness, and programs.

From 2006 to 2015, Gayle served as President and CEO of the international humanitarian organization CARE. She led global efforts to empower girls and women in order to bring about long-term change in impoverished communities. Under her leadership, CARE sharpened its focus on advocacy and policy work in order to have a long-term impact on poverty reduction around the world. Ga flourished under her direction. Gayle oversaw signature programs focusing on financial inclusion, maternal health, and improving girls’ access to high-quality primary education.

Gayle was the president and CEO of McKinsey Social Initiative (now McKinsey.org) from 2015 to 2017, a nonprofit that brings together diverse stakeholders to address complex global social challenges.