Erika Arthun is a Senior Program Officer on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Policy & Advocacy team. In this role, she leads the strategy and grantmaking portfolio to increase political commitment to and funding for infectious disease programs and R&D particularly HIV and tuberculosis.

Prior to joining the foundation, Erika was at williamsworks, a strategic advocacy consulting firm, where she partnered with foundations, non-profits and individual philanthropists to design and implement advocacy, policy and community relations initiatives. Some of her clients included the Eastern Congo Initiative, Nike Foundation, CARE, ONE, Global Washington, Marguerite Casey Foundation and the William J. Clinton Foundation.

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