TITLE: Program Officer for Healthy Aging and Healthy Futures
FOCUS AREAS: Supporting programs that help maintain aging in place for older adults; Providing funds for educational opportunities in health care research and health careers
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PROFILE: Andrew joined the St. David’s Foundation in June 2015 and has served as a clinical instructor at the University of Washington since 2005. In the past, he’s also worked as an independent consultant to various nonprofit organizations. Levack’s St. David’s Foundation profile shares:
Andrew Levack, MPH is Program Officer for Healthy Aging and Healthy Futures at St. David’s Foundation. Andrew serves as liaison between the Foundation, Foundation grant partners and the Central Texas community.
Andrew has twenty-two years of progressive public health experience as an educator, trainer, researcher, manager, philanthropic advisor and organizational leader. He has a BA in Psychology and Spanish, and an MPH from the University of Washington.
Andrew started his professional career with the Austin/Travis County Health Department. Then he joined an international organization – EngenderHealth – which focuses on improving lives through its work in family planning, maternal health, HIV and AIDS, gender equity, and improving clinical quality. His final position with EngenderHealth was Director, U.S. Programs. He also worked at a similar international organization – Promundo, in the position Deputy Director, U.S. Programs. Andrew’s work experience, published articles and speaking engagements, along with years as a consultant working with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and various U.S. federal agencies will bring new expertise and strength to the Foundation’s grants team.
His educational background includes a B.A. in psychology and Spanish from the University of Redlands and a Master’s in Public Health and Global Health from the University of Washington.
His United Nations Secretary-General’s Network of Men Leaders profile shares:
Andrew Levack is a founding member of MenEngage – a global alliance of organizations that seeks to engage boys and men to achieve gender equality. He was formerly director of the Men As Partners program at EngenderHealth, an international reproductive health organization, where he continues to serve as a senior technical advisor. Mr. Levack also serves as a consultant for several organizations, including Instituto Promundo, The Family Violence Prevention Fund, The Center for Health Training, and the New York City Department of Education.
He began his career 16 years ago as a sexuality educator for a teenage pregnancy prevention program in Austin, Texas. Since then his career has led him to live in Thailand, Mexico, and South Africa, and work in over 20 countries throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Mr. Levack holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of Washington, and a clinical faculty appointment at the University of Washington’s Global Health Department.
According to the University of Washington Department of Global Health, Levack has the following publications:
Greene, M. and Levack, A. "Synchronizing Gender Strategies: A Cooperative Model for Improving Reproductive Health and Transforming Gender Relations." Population Reference Bureau. October 2010.
Levack, A, Klindera, K, Rebombo, D. "Fear Factor: Male HIV Testing Uptake in South Africa." AIDS Law Quarterly. March 2007.
Levack, A. "Transforming Male Gender Norms to Address the Roots of HIV/AIDS." Global AIDS Link. Issue 100. November/December 2006.
Peacock, D. and Levack, A. "The Men as Partners Program in South Africa: Reaching Men to End Gender-Based Violence and Promote Sexual and Reproductive Health. International Journal of Men's Health. Vol. 3, No. 3, Fall 2004.
Levack, A. "Educating Men in South Africa on Gender Issues." SIECUS Report. Vol. 29, No. 5, June/July 2001.