About Jeanna Holtz

Jeanna Holtz is the Health Finance Director for the SHOPS Plus project leading both core and field health financing activities. She is a health financing specialist with more than 25 years of experience. Previously, Holtz served six years as chief project manager of the International Labour Organization’s Impact Insurance Facility in Geneva. In that capacity, she launched an insurance innovation program that awarded grants of more than $15 million to 60 implementing partners to test approaches to make quality insurance products accessible to poor households in developing countries. Holtz also held management positions with the global financial services provider, Allianz, and the U.S. health insurer, Aetna. She holds an MBA with a concentration in health care management from Northwestern University.


Health financing, with emphasis on health insurance; support of universal health coverage initiatives; health systems strengthening; public-private partnerships and private sector initiatives; strategic purchasing and provider payment

Country Experience

China, Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Jordan, Pakistan, South Korea, Tanzania, Zambia

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Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus is a five-year cooperative agreement (AID-OAA-A-15-00067) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This website is made possible by the generous support of the American people through USAID. The information provided on this website is not official U.S. government information and does not represent the views or positions of USAID or the U.S. government.

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