Nicolette Louissaint, PhD
  • SVP, Policy & Strategic Planning, Healthcare Distribution Alliance

Dr. Nicolette Louissaint serves as the senior vice president for policy and strategic planning for the Healthcare Distribution Alliance. In this role, she leads the organization’s work to build policies and strategic approaches to build supply chain resilience and reinforce the role of healthcare distributors in the healthcare ecosystem.

She previously served as the executive director and president of Healthcare Ready, a 501(c)(3) organization that focuses on strengthening the United States’ healthcare supply chain preparedness and response before, during and after natural disasters and disease pandemics.

Prior to this, Nicolette served as the Senior Advisor to the US State Department’s Special Coordinator for Ebola and as a Foreign Affairs Officer at the US Department of State in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs.

She serves on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Advisory Council, as chair of the Equity Working Group. Most recently, Nicolette was named in The Root 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2020.

Nicolette earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biological Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University, a PhD in Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and an MBA from the University of Baltimore.