Naomi Sugar is currently the Executive Director of GlobeMed. Previously, Naomi spent over a decade at Project Sunshine, a nonprofit organization providing free educational, recreational, and social programs to children facing medical challenges. She started as an Associate Program Manager in 2005, was promoted to the role of Program Manager in 2010, and became Program Director in 2014. Some of her successes include launching Project Sunshine’s international platform, scaling it from a grassroots enterprise to a global organization, and driving their programmatic, operational, and financial growth.
She has also consulted for health-focused nonprofits and social enterprises on operational and strategic development, program development, training, and fundraising. She is a course director for a Global Health Research Practicum at Northwestern University’s Program in Public Health.
It is has been through her experience studying and living in Kenya and Israel, and navigating organizational change and growth, that Naomi brings both a keen awareness of the economic, social and geographic barriers to health equity, as well as the knowledge of how organizations can develop leaders who are equipped to address those barriers.
Naomi is an alumna of Washington University in St. Louis, where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in International and Area Studies, and African and Afro-American Studies. She also has a Masters in Public Health from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.a cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in International and Area Studies, and African and Afro-American Studies. She also has a Masters in Public Health from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.