Management Sciences for Health Welcomes New Board Directors Beth deHamel and Peter Buijs

December 13, 2022

Management Sciences for Health Welcomes New Board Directors Beth deHamel and Peter Buijs

Arlington, VA–December 13, 2022–Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is pleased to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors: Beth deHamel and Peter Buijs.  

Beth deHamel

deHamel is the Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President of Operations for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, a private foundation dedicated to improving the lives of individuals experiencing poverty throughout the world.

Her experience includes service as Interim CEO for Mercy Corps, a global relief and development organization providing humanitarian response and innovative development solutions in more than 40 countries. Prior to her role as CEO, deHamel was Mercy Corps’ Chief Financial Officer, working with teams around the world to deliver services to more than 30 million people annually. Her public service career also included serving as the CFO and Executive Director for Administration for a large regional transit agency. She began her financial career as an investment banker, serving as lead banker for more than $20 billion of public infrastructure projects, including power, transportation, and water systems.  

deHamel is an experienced board member, serving as board chair of two public pension funds and as chair of the finance committee for a $1 billion Medicare/Medicaid plan providing health care services to more than 250,000 low-income Oregonians. Globally, she has served on the boards of two microfinance institutions serving low-income borrowers in Bosnia and Kosovo and is currently a director of a social investment fund providing capital to early-stage startups in emerging markets. She holds a master’s in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a bachelor of arts from Duke University.  

Headshot of Peter Buijs
Peter Buijs

Peter Buijs is a former CFO of CARE USA, a leading nongovernment organization focused on international humanitarian, development, and social justice work. In that role, Buijs oversaw the organization’s global financial management activities, including Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning and Analysis, Award Management and Donor Compliance, and Treasury. He also led a large turn-around effort to strengthen CARE’s financial position by improving the organization’s financial management capacity and building a solid foundation for investment in revenue growth and innovative programming.

Buijs spent many years in leadership positions at CARE’s country and regional offices across Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean, focusing on sustainable results and emphasizing partnerships with state and non-state actors, innovation, advocacy, impact measurement, learning, and accountability in a broad range of programs, including health, education, food and water security, microfinance, and governance.  

Prior to joining CARE, Buijs managed sustainable development programs and provided consulting services in Africa and Asia with a primary focus on infrastructure and economic development.  

Buijs holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Institute of Higher Education in Engineering and Technology in Zwolle, Netherlands, and a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University.  

“I am delighted to welcome Beth and Peter to the MSH board and know that their significant development experience and financial and managerial acumen will make critical contributions to our organization and to the health and wellbeing of millions of people,” said MSH President and CEO Marian W. Wentworth.