Trisha Comsti has committed her career to social impact, with an emphasis on addressing health inequities. She has spent the past 15 years working primarily in the public health and international development sectors. This has included leading communications efforts for global health research & development and to combat neglected tropical diseases at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to this role, she served as the operations lead and part of the grantmaking team for The Upswing Fund for Adolescent Mental Health, launched in 2020 with seed funding from Pivotal Ventures.
Trisha has also provided advocacy and communications expertise to non-profits, multilateral organizations, research institutions, and U.S. government agencies, including Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the United Nations World Food Programme, the World Health Organization, and PATH. She is the vice chair of the board for the Foundation for Healthy Generations, an organization working towards equitable health outcomes in Washington state. She earned her Master of Public Health degree from Tulane University. She also holds bachelor’s degrees in biology and international affairs from the University of Virginia.