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Jhpiego is an international non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For more than 40 years and in more than 150 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families. Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people. Jhpiego develops strategies to help countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care. Jhpiego designs innovative, effective and low-cost health care solutions that are breaking down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Leslie D. Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN

Leslie D. Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN

President and CEO

Dr. Leslie Mancuso is the President and CEO of Jhpiego, an international non-profit health organization that is affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. For 42 years and in 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked with front-line health workers to design and implement low-cost, innovative solutions to prevent the needless death of women and their families.

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Edwin J. Judd, MSW

Edwin J. Judd, MSW

Chief Operating Officer

Edwin “Joe” Judd joined Jhpiego in November 2007 as the Chief Operating Officer. He oversees the offices of Technical Leadership, Global Programs, Finance and Administration, and Global Human Resources

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Alain Damiba, MD, MPH, MBA

Alain Damiba, MD, MPH, MBA

Senior Vice President of Technical Leadership and Global Programs

Dr. Alain Damiba is an international public health professional with more than 25 years of clinical, programmatic and executive management experience. His primary areas of expertise are maternal health, reproductive health

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Manjushree M. Badlani, MA, SPHR

Manjushree M. Badlani, MA, SPHR

Chief HR and Administrative Officer

Manjushree (Manju) Badlani is a senior human resources and administrative professional with over thirty years of international experience. Her expertise is in aligning HR to the strategic direction of the organization

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Glenn R. Strachan, MA

Glenn R. Strachan, MA

Chief Information Officer

Glenn Strachan is a seasoned international development executive whose career has spanned the globe as well as IT disciplines—from programming inventory management systems to being a Chief Information Officer (CIO), Vice President (VP), and Senior ICT advisor

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Harshad Sanghvi, MD

Harshad Sanghvi, MD

Vice President Innovations and Medical Director

Dr. Harshad Sanghvi is an internationally recognized expert in MNH and RH/FP with 30 years of experience in developing innovative solutions for low resource settings and in implementing evidence-based and programmatic best practices in more than 24 countries

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Jeffrey M. Smith, MD, MPH

Jeffrey M. Smith, MD, MPH

Vice President, Technical Leadership

Dr. Jeffrey Smith is an obstetrician-gynecologist and public health practitioner with 20 years of clinical and public health experience in more than 30 developing countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. At Jhpiego, he serves as the Vice President for Technical Leadership

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Richard Lamporte, MURP

Richard Lamporte, MURP

Vice President, New Program Development

Richard Lamporte joined Jhpiego as Director of New Program Development in 2007, and brings 20 years of international development experience along with field assignments in 20 countries across three continents. Mr. Lamporte provides strategic leadership for the development

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Melody McCoy, MSW

Melody McCoy, MSW

Vice President, Global Engagement and Communications

Melody McCoy is the Vice President of Global Engagement and Communications for Jhpiego. Having joined Jhpiego in 2008, she has assisted in growing substantially the domestic reputation of the organization

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Koki Agarwal, MD, MPH, DrPH

Koki Agarwal, MD, MPH, DrPH

Director, Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP)
Vice President, DC Operations

Dr. Koki Agarwal is an internationally recognized expert in safe motherhood, reproductive health, and family planning policies and programs, as well as promoting policy dialogue and advocacy for policy reform. She has more than 25 years of service delivery experience in reproductive health

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Ronald F. Geary

Ronald F. Geary

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Ronald F. Geary is a seasoned international finance professional with strong experience in the areas of global health and development awards, most notably those from the U.S. Agency for International Development

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Ricky Lu

Ricky Lu

Director of Family Planning and Reproductive Health, and Cervical Cancer Prevention (CECAP) Programs

With expertise in cervical cancer, infection prevention, sexually transmitted infections, family planning and maternal and newborn care, Dr. Lu has helped develop national reproductive health training systems in more than a dozen countries across the globe. Dr. Lu leads Jhpiego’s efforts to advocate and implement evidence-based approaches to cervical cancer prevention in low-resource settings.

Kelly Curran

Kelly Curran

Director of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases

Ms. Curran is Jhpiego’s Director of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases and a recognized expert in the field. Her work in Africa has focused on scaling up HIV counseling and testing and voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). She has overseen Jhpiego’s VMMC work in 11 countries. Jhpiego-supported programs have resulted in more than 1 million circumcisions as part of comprehensive HIV-prevention efforts.

Tigistu Adamu Ashengo

Tigistu Adamu Ashengo

Associate Medical Director, Technical Leadership Office

Dr. Adamu is a public health and clinical expert in the prevention, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS. As a trainer and advocate, he has led extensive efforts to develop strategies for voluntary medical male circumcision and the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

Bill Brieger

Bill Brieger

Senior Malaria Specialist

Dr. Brieger is Jhpiego’s Senior Malaria Specialist and a professor at The Johns Hopkins University. His work focuses on health education, community participation, malaria, primary health care, training, program evaluation and qualitative methods.

Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

Director of the Global Learning Office

Dr. Johnson leads the global learning team in supporting the education and training dimensions of Jhpiego’s projects around the world. This includes developing strategic approaches to training and pre-service education, overseeing trainer development, instructional design and monitoring and evaluation of training efforts. As an expert nurse and midwife, Dr. Johnson also leads Jhpiego’s nurses and midwives in efforts to strengthen the global nursing and midwifery workforce.

Julia Bluestone

Julia Bluestone

Senior Technical Advisor

Ms. Bluestone is a nurse-midwife. She provides leadership and technical assistance for pre-service education and in-service training programs for medical, nursing and midwifery schools. She also works to revise national nursing and midwifery curriculums for skills training and evaluation of tutors and preceptors and training.

Edgar Necochea

Edgar Necochea

Director, Health Systems Development

Dr. Necochea’s expertise is in health programs and services management and quality management. Co-developer of the Standards-Based Management and Recognition (SBM-R®) approach for performance and quality improvement, Dr. Necochea has done extensive work on human capacity development, including performance support systems, supervision, deployment and incentives, information systems and workplace safety and health.

Anne Pfitzer

Anne Pfitzer

Family Planning Team Leader, MCSP

Ms. Pfitzer is a public health professional with experience in program design, implementation and evaluation of health service delivery and human capacity building. She serves as the Family Planning Team Leader for USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP).

Alice Liu

Alice T. Liu, MBA

Director, Digital Health

Ms. Liu is responsible for the strategy, development and implementation of health system strengthening digital health interventions for program initiatives in limited-resource environments. Ms. Liu has worked in digital development for global health, financial services (mobile money), and agriculture and previously worked in the tech sector in California.


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