EcoHealth Alliance Announces Election of David Amburgey to Board of Directors

NEW YORK – June 5, 2017 – EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization working at the intersection of global public health and conservation, announced the election of David Amburgey, Partner at Hand Baldachin & Amburgey, LLP, to its Board of Directors. For over 45 years, EcoHealth Alliance has led the field of environmental health with the guidance of a diverse Board of Directors that provide cross-disciplinary expertise and strategic direction for the organization.

Mr. Amburgey has more than 20 years of experience as a corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and securities lawyer. He provides legal and business advice to companies in a wide range of industries, with a particular focus on technology, healthcare, and life sciences. He has extensive experience in corporate and transactional work, including venture capital and private equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures.

Prior to joining Hand Baldachin & Amburgey LLP, he spent more than eight years with WebMD Corporation (now WebMD Health Corp.) and its predecessor and affiliated companies, where he held various senior executive positions, including Senior Vice President, General Counsel of Emdeon Business Services (now Emdeon Inc.), and Senior Vice President, General Counsel of CareInsite, Inc.  Mr. Amburgey started his legal career with the New York and Toronto offices of Shearman & Sterling with a focus on corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions. Before beginning his professional career in the private sector, Mr. Amburgey was First Lieutenant in the United States Army where he graduated from the U.S. Army Airborne School. He received his BA in Political Science at Miami University, and his J.D. at Northwestern University School of Law.

“We are excited to have David Amburgey on our Board of Directors. David’s legal and business expertise will provide the organization with solid guidance for our team,” said Dr. Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance. 

About EcoHealth Alliance

Building on over 45 years of groundbreaking science, EcoHealth Alliance is a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting wildlife, environmental and public health from the emergence of disease. Approximately 60 percent of emerging infectious diseases like Ebola, HIV, Zika, SARS, MERS, and West Nile virus have all originated in animals before spilling over to human populations. Using environmental and health data covering the past 60 years, EcoHealth Alliance scientists created the first-ever, global disease hotspots map that identified at-risk regions to determine where research and field work are needed to help predict and prevent the next pandemic crisis. That work is the foundation of EcoHealth Alliance’s rigorous, science-based approach working in more than 30 countries worldwide. EcoHealth Alliance’s strength is founded on innovations in research, training, global partnerships, capacity building and policy initiatives.

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