David R Curry, MS
David R. Curry serves as President of the GE2P2 Global Foundation and CEO of GE2P2 Global pbc.
He also serves in parallel roles supporting his interests in global health; human rights action; humanitarian response; holistic, sustainable development; cultural heritage stewardship; digital preservation and interpretive strategies; and knowledge management overall. He maintains a special focus on the governance, evidence, ethical, policy and practice dimensions of these varied spheres of action.
Current and recent roles include:
:: From 2002 – Managing Principal of davidrcurryAssociates, an intellectual services firm offering consultation across the competency areas above to INGOs, agencies, governments, civil society organizations (CSOs), academic bodies and commercial organizations.
:: From 2005, co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for Vaccine Ethics and Policy(CVEP), a joint program of the GE2P2 Global Foundation, the NYU (New York University) School of Medicine’s Division of Medical Ethics, and the Vaccine Education Center of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The Center focuses on ethical and policy issues associated with the full vaccine life cycle from basic discovery and bench science to clinical trials to manufacturing and market deployment to global public health strategies and immunization campaigns. The Center has a special interest in vaccines and immunization in developing nation/global south contexts, as well as in disaster, conflict, humanitarian, and emergency settings. CVEP also publishes Vaccines and Global Health: The Week in Review, a weekly digest of new research and developments reaching over 2,000 leaders in the vaccines and global public health space. David Curry also holds an appointment as Associate Faculty of the NYU Medical School’s Division of Medical Ethics, following earlier appointments as a Visiting Scholar and as a Fellow at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania.
:: From 2010 to 2014 – General Secretary and Executive Committee member of The Laureates Coalition, an independent alliance of the winners of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. The Collaborative is a forum and platform for Laureates to work together in advancing their unique missions and collective impact globally in humanitarian response, human rights, protection, sustainable development, education and health. The Collaborative is active in over 150 countries worldwide through the operations of member laureates which include: AMREF (1999), Aravind Eye Care System (2010), BRAC (2008), Casa Alianza (2000), ECPAT (2013), Fountain House/Clubhouse International (2014), Handicap International (2011), Heifer International (2004), HelpAge International (2012), International Rescue Committee (1997), IRCT (2003), MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières (1998), Operation Smile (1996), Partners In Health (2005), PATH (2009), SOS-Kinderdorf International (2002), St. Christopher's Hospice (2001), Tostan (2007), Women for Women International (2006). David’s work was focused on a range of global level initiatives and pilot projects in Haiti, Senegal and Nepal.
:: From September 2014 – Founding Managing Director of the Center for Governance, Evidence, Ethics, Policy, Practice [GE2P2], a new initiative to strengthen impact and accountability in human right action, humanitarian response, health, holistic development and sustainable resilience with a particular interest in the movement to evidence-based practice. In support of GE2P2, David publishes The Sentinel, a weekly digest of research, analysis and strategic developments addressing the intersection of governance, evidence, ethics, policy and practice across these spheres of action. The Sentinel now reaches over 500 global leaders and key practitioners across agencies, governments, INGOs, academic and commercial organizations.
Prior to forming davidrcurryAssociates in 2003, David served as Vice President, Corporate Public Affairs, Unisys Corporation, the global, $6 billion information technology services firm. He was a member of the senior management team for over two decades leading the company’s public affairs and CSR function, responsible for philanthropic and sponsorship programs; issues management activities; civic advancement and community relations; corporate brand, market positioning and identity programs; executive, customer, and employee communications; the company's network of corporate and research libraries and historical archives, and a range of special corporate initiatives around strategic planning, leadership development, acquisitions integration, and operational challenges.
David enjoys a strong record of leadership and governance service with nonprofit organizations and NGOs. David earned a B.A. in Philosophy with High Distinction and Phi Beta Kappa from the Honors Program at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where he focused on ethics, aesthetics and mathematical logic. He also holds an MS in Information and Library Sciences from Wayne, where he focused on the history, bibliography and research approaches of the bio and physical sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities. He earned a Scientific Honors diploma from the University of Detroit Jesuit High School.