Lifebox Welcomes New Director of Resource Development to Global Team

LMichael Green joins Lifebox as the new Director of Resource Development

FOR RELEASE – July 22 2021,  Global safe surgery and anesthesia non-profit Lifebox, is pleased to announce the appointment of LMichael Green as its new Director of  Resource Development.

LMichael brings more than 20 years of international development experience to the Lifebox team, having worked in fundraising leadership roles with Care USA, Africare, The International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM), and The Accordia Global Health Foundation. LMichael most recently served as interim director at Food First.

“Lifebox was founded on the belief that access to safe surgical and anesthesia care can and should be available to everyone, everywhere,” said LMichael Green, Director of  Resource Development, Lifebox. “I am proud to join the Lifebox team and look forward to enlisting the support of a broad coalition of donors  – individuals, major donors, corporations, foundations and governments – to help make surgery safe globally!”


“Throughout his career, LMichael has sought to assist non-profits working in international development – with a particular focus on global health,” stated Kris Torgeson, Global CEO of Lifebox. “Lifebox is delighted to have LMichael join the team at a critical time for Lifebox, as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches the capacity of health systems globally.” 

Lifebox and its partners are playing a vital role in supporting healthcare providers and systems to provide safe surgical, anesthesia, and COVID-19 care during the pandemic. 

LMichael earned an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and has an undergraduate degree in Economics and Government from Georgetown University.  

“We are delighted by the appointment of LMichael Green to the Lifebox team as our first Director of Resource Development,” said Deborah Lotterman, Lifebox Board Member. “LMichael’s leadership experience in leveraging funds for programs with demonstrable impact will be invaluable for Lifebox.”

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More about Lifebox

Lifebox is an international non profit organization that works to improve the safety of surgery and anesthesia in low- and middle-income countries. Founded in 2011, and chaired by surgeon and writer, Dr. Atul Gawande, Lifebox works across three core pillars of safer surgery – improving anesthesia safety, reducing surgical infection rates, and strengthening surgical teamwork. 

See here for more information on Lifebox’s work and COVID-19 response.

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