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Ray Martin


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Since 1961, Ray Martin has a long career working on development in different sectors. His half century as an international development and public health specialist includes 25 years with USAID as chief of the Health, Population, and Nutrition offices in Zaire, Pakistan, and Cameroon, plus tours in Ghana and Morocco, followed by several years as a public health specialist on Africa programs at the World Bank. He served as the executive director of Christian Connections for International Health, a large network of organizations and individuals working in global health for 14 years. As a retiree, his current focus is on climate change and environmental justice issues and he is active in several professional associations. He was selected for the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Health Section of the American Public Health Association. In 2017, he received the Alumni of the Year International award from the USAID Alumni Association for his activism and achievements after retiring from USAID. His career began as a Mennonite volunteer in community development in Somalia and in refugee development in Tanzania. Martin received his B.A. in economics from Goshen College, completed coursework for an MA in economics from Vanderbilt University, and received a Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

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