Rebecca Levine

Rebecca Levine

Technical Director and Cluster Area Lead, Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health

Rebecca (Becca) Levine, MPH, brings 20 years of global public health experience in maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) service delivery and policy programming to her current role as Technical Director & Cluster Area Lead for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health at MSH. Prior to rejoining MSH, Levine served as the Director of Maternal and Child Health at Palladium where she provided technical leadership to two large integrated health bilaterals in Nigeria and Malawi.

Prior to joining Palladium, Levine spent six years as a Senior Maternal Health Technical Advisor in USAID’s Bureau for Global Health. In this role Levine was responsible for providing technical leadership and advising on policy, strategic planning, and resource allocation for USAID’s maternal health programming and for serving as an AOR. While at USAID, Levine also led the design and overall management of the MOMENTUM suite of awards and spearheaded USAID’s first investments in perinatal mental health and safe blood for maternal mortality reduction.

Inspired by her own personal experience, Levine launched the Global Health Bureau’s first mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) technical working group and served on the Agency-wide taskforce developing USAID’s first-ever MHPSS policy. Prior to joining USAID, Levine served as the MNCH Principal Technical Advisor on the USAID-funded African Strategies for Health project implemented by MSH. In this role, she designed and led two multi-country research studies, provided technical assistance and policy guidance to the African Union, and engaged in global and regional leadership forums.

Levine worked at Save the Children for more than 10 years across various program areas including HIV, monitoring and evaluation, and maternal and child health. Becca has significant experience collaborating with ministries of health, local partners, and global MNCH actors including the WHO, UNICEF, and UNFPA.

Levine is a graduate of American University’s School of International Service and received her MPH from the George Washington University. She currently lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband, three elementary school-aged sons, and two dogs.