As Vice President of Strategy and Planning at Global Health Labs (GH Labs), Sharon Bergquist leads our strategic engagements with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, ensuring the development of high-quality project plans and their implementation across our innovation portfolios in Primary Healthcare; Women's, Neonatal, and Child Health, and Diagnostics. Sharon also oversees our internal steering committees, setting strategies and processes that ensure effective partner relations and mission impact.

Previously, Sharon was a Director within the Health & Life Sciences team at Gates Ventures (the private office of Bill Gates), managing managed an investment portfolio, partner relations, and strategy reviews between Gates Ventures and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to Gates Ventures, Sharon worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, serving a range of priorities across Melinda Gates’ strategy team and the MNCH Discovery and Tools team.

Sharon earned her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of California, San Francisco and BS in Biology from the University of California, San Diego.