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Helene D. Gayle

Helene D. Gayle

Keynote Speaker: Former CEO of The Chicago Community Trust; 11th President of Spelman College; Expert on Global Development, Humanitarian & Health Issues

Helene D. Gayle Biography

Helene D. Gayle, MD, MPH, is the former president and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust, one of the nation’s oldest and largest community foundations. She served in this role from October 2017 to June 2022. Under her leadership, the Trust adopted a new strategic focus on closing the racial and ethnic wealth gap in the Chicago region. Dr. Gayle is currently the President of Spelman College, a leading liberal arts college widely recognized as the global leader in the education of women of African descent, and has held this position since July 2022.

For almost a decade, Dr. Gayle was president and CEO of CARE, a leading international humanitarian organization. An expert on global development, humanitarian, and health issues, she spent 20 years with the Centers for Disease Control, working primarily on HIV/AIDS. She worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, directing programs on HIV/AIDS and other global health issues.

Dr. Gayle serves on public company and nonprofit boards, including The Coca-Cola Company, Organon, Palo Alto Networks, Brookings Institution, Center for Strategic and International Studies, New America, ONE Campaign, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and Economic Club of Chicago. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Council on Foreign Relations, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, National Academy of Medicine, American Public Health Association, National Medical Association, and American Academy of Pediatrics.

She was awarded the Chicago Mayor’s Medal of Honor for her work on COVID relief and recovery for the city. Named one of Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women” and one of NonProfit Times “Power and Influence Top 50,” she has authored numerous articles on global and domestic public health issues, poverty alleviation, gender equality, and social justice.

Dr. Gayle was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. She earned a BA in psychology at Barnard College, an MD at the University of Pennsylvania and an MPH at Johns Hopkins University. She has received 18 honorary degrees and holds faculty appointments at the University of Washington and Emory University.

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Helene D. Gayle Videos

2022 Red Cross Heritage Award: Helene D. Gayle, M.D., M.P.H.
A Conversation with Dr. Helene D. Gayle
Helene D. Gayle on the Difference Between Wealth and Income

How to book Helene D. Gayle?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Helene D. Gayle for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Helene D. Gayle, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Helene D. Gayle or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Helene D. Gayle?

Booking fees for Helene D. Gayle, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Helene D. Gayle, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Helene D. Gayle?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Helene D. Gayle for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Helene D. Gayle for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Helene D. Gayle or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Helene D. Gayle or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Helene D. Gayle is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business, Health and Women. The estimated speaking fee range to book Helene D. Gayle for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Helene D. Gayle generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sherry Lansing, Patrice A. Harris and Liz Dozier. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Helene D. Gayle for an upcoming event.

Helene D. Gayle Videos

2022 Red Cross Heritage Award: Helene D. Gayle, M.D., M.P.H.
A Conversation with Dr. Helene D. Gayle
Helene D. Gayle on the Difference Between Wealth and Income
Nonprofit CEO | Dr. Helene Gayle | 60 Seconds

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How to book Helene D. Gayle?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Helene D. Gayle for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Helene D. Gayle, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Helene D. Gayle or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Helene D. Gayle?

Booking fees for Helene D. Gayle, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Helene D. Gayle, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Helene D. Gayle?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Helene D. Gayle for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Helene D. Gayle for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Helene D. Gayle or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Helene D. Gayle or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Helene D. Gayle is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business, Health and Women. The estimated speaking fee range to book Helene D. Gayle for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Helene D. Gayle generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sherry Lansing, Patrice A. Harris and Liz Dozier. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Helene D. Gayle for an upcoming event.

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