Faith to Action Network
Ray Martin is a member of the Faith to Action Network’s Advisory Council and serves as Executive Director Emeritus for Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) a network of over 500 organizational and individual members promoting international health and wholeness from a Christian perspective.
Ray Martin serves as Executive Director Emeritus for Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) a network of over 500 organizational and individual members promoting international health and wholeness from a Christian perspective. He served as Executive Director from 2000 to 2014. He has 45 years’ experience as an international development and public health specialist managing the design, implementation and evaluation of large health and population programs. In a 25-year career with USAID, he was chief of the Health, Population, and Nutrition offices in Zaire, Pakistan, and Cameroon. He also served in Ghana and Morocco with USAID. From 1992 he worked several years on African programs as a public health specialist at the World Bank.
Ray Martin’s international career began as a Mennonite volunteer in community development in Somalia and in refugee development in Tanzania. He has a B.A. in economics from Goshen College, Indiana, an MPH degree from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He is fluent in French. In October 2012, Ray Martin received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Health Section of the American Public Health Association and in September 2013, he received the Johns Hopkins University Knowledge for the World award for alumni who exemplify the Johns Hopkins tradition of excellence. He is a strong advocate of closer collaboration between global development institutions and civil society, including the faith community.