Manager of Pharmaceutical Engagement, Medical Donations Program
Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB)
Amber Gaumnitz is the Manager of Pharmaceutical Engagement for the Medical Donations Program for Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB), a leading faith-based NGO focused exclusively on global healthcare for the world’s poor. Amber joined CMMB in the Spring of 2023. She is responsible for managing product donations and partnership development for CMMB’s primarily pharmaceutical gifts-in-kind donation program, which reaches more than 5,000 health facilities in over 35 countries each year.
Amber is a health and international development professional dedicated to improving health outcomes for at risk individuals. She has over 20 years of experience working in public health both internationally and at the community level. Previously, she served as Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships and Gifts in Kind for Partners In Health, whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care, through long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty. At PIH she spent eleven years working on supply chain design and health system strengthening projects in Rwanda, Haiti, Malawi, and Lesotho.
She began her humanitarian work in Jamaica contributing to HIV education programs. She earned her master’s degree in international development and global health from The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, her studies included field work in Addis Ababa and Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. She holds a BA from Wheaton College in Massachusetts with a degree in ethics and political theory. She believes health care should be a human right and she is committed to addressing social determinants of health and reducing barriers to care.