Trustee, Patrick J. McGovern Foundation; Executive Director, WEEMA International
Elizabeth McGovern is a Trustee of the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation, a newly-funded family foundation supporting neuroscience and information technology for the benefit of humanity. The foundation is building out its grantee portfolio and is honored to partner with MIT Solve. In addition to her role as Trustee, Liz is the Executive Director of WEEMA International, a US-based non-governmental organization with a mission to empower Ethiopian communities through clean water access, education, economic opportunity and health care. Prior to WEEMA, Liz worked 16 years as a family physician in Massachusetts community health centers serving the urban poor, immigrants and newly arrived refugees. Liz received her B.S. from Haverford College and M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.