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Team Member Spotlight: Hallie Goertz

By Tara Newton, Communications Associate, BID Initiative

Aug 17, 2015

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The BID Initiative team works across three countries in the United States, Tanzania, and Zambia. This week, we learn more Hallie Goertz, Packaging & Training Lead in Seattle.

What is your role on BID? As Packaging and Training Lead, I help develop training materials to support successful implementation of BID interventions and am also thinking about the best way to “package” our products, policies, and practices so we can scale BID to other countries.

 When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? An astronaut or a Supreme Court Justice.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? To sing. I have an absolutely horrible singing voice but love to sing along to the radio. This can cause some problems on long car rides and sadly for me, I have been asked not to sing a few times for the benefit of others.

What was the last experience that made you a strong person? I rode my bicycle from Seattle to Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada- about 200 miles in 2 days.  This picture was taken about 75 miles into the ride.

What do you like most about your job? Working with really smart people to come up with innovative health systems solutions that will (really) change the world.

What is your favorite food? Grilled cheese sandwiches and tater tots.

“I can hardly believe Hallie has been with PATH for only a little over a year. She has been a key resource for many, improving the impact of learning & communications, transforming the way training has been traditionally done. She brings an additional level of understanding to the latest in adult learning practices and how to build in engaging activities in trainings and workshops. Personally, she’s a great sounding board for me- capturing ideas and information and shaping them into very clear, coherent, and concise communications. And if you’ve ever worked directly with Hallie, she is fabulous at team building and engagement!” – Brian Taliesin, Product Vision Technical Advisor, Seattle


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