Stefanie Weiland, M.Sc., Vice President of Special Initiatives

Stefanie has a vision to help all people have access to quality health care. Expanding the AIM Initiative and leading American Leprosy Missions’ work to pioneer new systems and approaches to improve care and access for neglected people in the hardest places is her chief creative and mental occupation.

Stefanie has significant experience in international development and global health, progressing to leadership in several roles, working across Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. Prior to joining American Leprosy Missions, Stefanie led LifeNet International, a social enterprise focused on improving the quality and sustainability of health care in Africa, managing a global team and scaling impact from 10 clinics in one country to 130 clinics in four countries.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and her Master of Science in Development Studies from The London School of Economics. Stefanie has also studied at the U.S. Air Force Academy and received a certificate in development management from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Public Health from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Stefanie speaks French and Japanese. She currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband and two small children, where she enjoys running along the Potomac River.