WPSP Welcomes Advisory Council Member Dr. Sumera Haque

Dr. Sumera Haque

The Women in Public Service Project welcomes Dr. Sumera Haque as the newest member of our Advisory Council. The WPSP Advisory Council provides advice and guidance to the WPSP Director and the Board of Directors on strategy and issues in their individual areas of expertise, in keeping with the goals and initiatives of WPSP. As a member of the Advisory Council, Dr. Haque will offer her critical perspectives on elevating the status of women and girls, particularly through education and health.

Dr. Sumera Haque is a leading expert in women's health and champion of girls' education and women's empowerment. With over 20 years of experience as a senior healthcare executive, she currently serves as the Senior Director of Clinical Operations at the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates and a consultant at Johns Hopkins Medicine. She has also been a consultant to the World Bank on HIV-AIDS, liaison to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, an initiative of the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, and Faculty Advisor at the George Washington University Global Women’s Institute.

A physician from Pakistan with a master’s degree from the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health, Dr. Haque is also a GBV survivor and advocates for women's rights and equal access to healthcare and education. Her leadership and volunteer activities include working with Tahiri Justice, Mirecs, Cair Coalition, and Catholic Charities. She also serves as an Academy Member of Global Teacher Prize, George Washington University Alumni Ambassador, member of the GW Parent Advisory Council, and Liaison for the GW International Medicine Program. For her work she has received the Shero Award for community service from Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland). Dr. Haque was also nominated to attend ‘The United State of Women’ White House Summit in June 2016.

The WPSP Advisory Council consists of various public servants, private-sector leaders, and individuals dedicated to women’s policy and political leadership. See the full list of Advisory Council members here.