Meet the Team

Home Office Staff

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Elizabeth (Betsy) A. Bassan
President and CEO

Betsy Bassan is the founder, President, and CEO of Panagora Group. Previously, Ms. Bassan held a variety of executive and leadership positions. As a senior vice president at Chemonics, Ms. Bassan created a new health practice, ultimately building a $350M portfolio of innovative health activities around the world. In the 90s, she led Chemonics’ startup Europe and Eurasia division. At Save the Children, she served as project director for a major USAID global health initiative to increase PVO/NGO capacity. Ms. Bassan has served the industry in many capacities. As Chair, she led the transformation of the Small Business Association for International Companies (SBAIC) from an informal network into an established, successful advocacy organization. As Chair of SID-Washington, she raised its profile and efficacy. She led the founding and served on the executive committee of the Council of International Development Companies. She served on USGLC’s executive committee and launched Chemonics’ grant support that helped grow USGLC to the powerhouse it is today. Her sectoral expertise includes health, private sector development, and institutional strengthening. She has worked in all regions, and lived for seven years in Kenya and Sudan. Ms. Bassan holds an M.A. from Columbia University (Planning in Developing Nations), and a B.A. from St. John’s College, Great Books Program. She speaks French.

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Dr. Sarah Tisch 
Director of New Business

Dr. Sarah Tisch is a senior development professional with 30 years of experience with project development, leadership, management, and technical assistance. Her versatility with different technical fields is evident through her leadership of projects in the ICT, telecommunications reform, women’s economic empowerment, gender integration and gender mainstreaming, agriculture, democracy and governance, and food security technical areas for USAID Washington and Missions. A recognized leader of US Government-funded programs, she has held numerous project and analytical technical (MEL and gender analysis) leadership positions, including three Chief-of-Party positions for USAID funded projects, two of which were in Washington D.C. Sarah also has extensive experience working for USAID implementing partners, in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. She has worked in over 30 countries and speaks Russian and Bahasa Indonesian. She holds a Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in Political Science from Binghamton University, and a BA in International relations and Anthropology from California State University at Chico.

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Regina Dull
Operations Director

Regina Dull is a strategically focused leader with 15 years of experience leading teams and producing high-impact results.  An action-oriented leader, Regina has experience transforming organizations across industries including cyber security, government contracting, global education, and nonprofit management.  In her role as Chief Operating Officer of RedJack LLC, she transformed business operations from a single file box to a robust and scalable model for the growing cyber security firm including the design and implementation of an integrated ERP system and a talent management strategy focusing on the importance of employee engagement for high-level knowledge workers. As Executive Director of International Student Conferences, Regina revitalized a single-program non-profit by leading change to a multi-program international organization with over 100% growth in fundraising.  She is founder of the Korea-America Student Conference, an annual student interchange program for university students, now in its eighth year. Regina Dull is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business Executive MBA program and holds a Master’s in International Affairs from the Elliott School at The George Washington University and a Bachelors in East Asian Studies and Policy Studies from Dickinson College. She speaks Japanese and Spanish.

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Sandra Bunch
Director, Learning & Communications

Sandra Bunch is Director of the Knowledge Management, Learning, and Communications practice area at Panagora Group where she leads international development activities and thought leadership to implement learning, communications and information systems that help achieve development results.Ms. Bunch has more than 15 years’ experience implementing learning, communications and change management strategies in a variety of non- and for-profit settings as well as designing information systems to facilitate knowledge management and learning cultures that promote evidence-based decision making and adaptive management. For more than two decades, she has supported USAID and other donor activities in sub-Saharan African and Southern Asia both in the field and remotely, focusing primarily on food security, agriculture, gender and health programs. She also has worked on several global campaigns including the Nike Foundation’s Girl Effect, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Initiative and a National Geographic special on child marriage.

Ms. Bunch has a master’s degree in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University, and earned a B.S. in journalism and certificate in African Studies from Northwestern University. She started her career serving as an agricultural extension Peace Corp volunteer in a village outside of Segou, Mali.

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Dar Maxwell
Senior Manager, Learning & Technology

Dar Maxwell has over three decades of diverse experience in knowledge management and adult learning design, production and implementation, including network news production, design and implementation of online adult learning and customized learning activities for globally diverse audiences. Dar is an innovator in integrating technology with learning, significantly increasing the impact of Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) and Monitoring, Evaluating and Learning (MEL) approaches and methodologies, and responsible for coordinating more than 250 webinars and other learning products across platforms and multiple USAID Agency offices, Missions and bureaus. Prior to her international development career, Dar worked as a broadcast technician for multiple national broadcast news outlets including ABC News and National Public Radio (NPR). She served as a senior audio technician for ABC News Radio from 1999-2009 where her responsibilities included Capitol Hill and White House coverage and executing technical coverage for seven national political conventions and six Presidential Inaugurations. She holds a BS in Communications and an MS in Teaching and Learning Technology.

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Madeleine Pryor
Communications and Digital Media Specialist

Madeleine Pryor spent the last ten years building a career in video storytelling, documentary filmmaking, photography, and communications for nonprofits and social enterprises. As the Communications and Digital Media Specialist at Panagora, she is overseeing all corporate communications, including the development and launch of Panagora’s new website. Previously, she worked as media producer and strategist for Seeds of Peace, where she was responsible for developing the organization’s complex storytelling strategy (including social media), and producing video, photo, and written content to support it. She was based in New York and then Israel and created 20 short videos for online and live audiences. Madeleine also directed, filmed, and produced the short documentary film, “Embedded,” which was screened at the 2014 DOC NYC Film Festival in New York:. The film focuses on the personal life and work of a young war photographer who covers conflicts in Afghanistan and Syria. Madeleine earned an M.A. degree from New York University in cultural anthropology and documentary filmmaking and a B.A. from Tulane University in international relations and international development. She speaks French.

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Boubacar Cisse
Senior Manager, Business Operations

Boubacar Cisse has ten years of professional experience in accounting and finance including budgeting and forecasting, financial analysis and reporting, budget management, procurement, contracts management, and capacity building of partner organizations and staff. Boubacar has extensive experience in managing large and complex projects awarded under different mechanisms — contracts and grants — and funding sources, e.g., US government agencies such as Department of Defense, State Department, and USAID; and private businesses such as Alcoa, ExxonMobil, Johnson & Johnson, General Electric, and Procter & Gamble. Prior to joining Panagora Group, Boubacar worked as Division Manager at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Assistant Director at the Institute of International Education (IIE), and Sr. Manager for FHI 360 and the Academy for Educational Development (AED). Boubacar has a Master of Science in Finance and a Bachelor in Business Administration. He speaks fluent French and Bambara, and basic Fulani.

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Darlene Andrews
Program Management Specialist

Darlene Andrews has over 20 years of experience in project design, implementation, and monitoring. She has served as project director for the USAID/Uganda Feed the Future (FTF) Commodity Production and Marketing (CPM) and USAID/Uganda Technical Management Agent (TMA) projects. At Chemonics International, she worked as operations director for both the Asia and Africa regions where she managed chiefs of parties and project directors to deliver effective and timely technical assistance including meeting contract requirements, budgets, and client expectations. Ms. Andrews has also served as operations manager on USAID’s Cairo Air Improvement Project (CAIP) where she provided oversight of finance and accounting, human resource management, procurement, subcontracts administration, information technology, communications, and facilities management. As a consultant and business owner, she provides expertise in human capital management, process redesign, capacity building, effective utilization of management systems, monitoring and evaluation, data analysis, and relationship building to achieve results. She is a certified life coach who utilizes coaching and mentoring programs to support clients with achieving results-oriented approaches that enhance collaborative innovation, opportunity generation, strategic transformation, and growth.

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Katie Cheney
Program Manager

Katie Cheney supports project management, communications, new business, and administration. Prior to joining Panagora Group, Katie served as Communications Manager with First Peoples Worldwide, where she oversaw an indigenous NGO’s communications program including social media development, article writing, and publicity campaigns. Katie also brings experience in needs assessment and project management, for example, she conducted a culturally-appropriate needs assessment with the Central Kalahari Game Reserve’s Indigenous San population. Her background includes data analysis, research, and GIS, and she has worked in Panama, Cuba, and Botswana. Katie has an M.S. in International Development from Tulane University’s Payson Center for International Development and a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University, where she majored in Anthropology and minored in Women’s Studies and Religious Studies.

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Annick Adams
Program Associate

Annick Adams is an international development professional with experience in project management, new business, and communications. She supports USAID-funded activities, including the Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project, through contract management, staff recruitment, and technical assistance. Her passion for sustainable development stemmed from her months of research and culture studies in Senegal, where she spoke with community members on public health initiatives and stigmas around aid. She has a B.A. in Global Studies and French from the University of California, Santa Barbara, speaks French fluently, and is conversational in Wolof. Annick joined the Panagora family in 2016, and is excited to see the team’s growth and impact.

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Sharon Ress
Program Associate

Sharon Ress is an international development professional with experience in gender, nutrition, livelihoods and value chains. She supports USAID and Department of State funded projects, as well as new business and administration. She has worked for multiple organizations in policy research, project management, best practices, and intercultural sensitivity. She has also participated in field research, such as an evaluation for UNICEF of Ethiopia’s National Nutrition plan and its implementation, and has contributed to the writing and editing of official reports. Sharon has a Masters in Public Administration focusing on international development from Cornell University and a BA in Public Policy and Anthropology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

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Porscha M. Winston
Program Associate

Porscha M. Winston is an international development professional with experience in new business development, project management, monitoring and evaluation and project design. Porscha started her career in development as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand, working on a number of different project and activities both on a large and small scale. Prior to joining Panagora, Porscha served as a business development officer for both FHI 360 and Creative Associates and has field experience in Burma, Chad, Columbia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, India, Lesotho, Malaysia, Mozambique, South Africa, Thailand, and Uganda. Porscha is currently supporting Panagora’s Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project subcontract with Chemonics International, where she provides project management support to Knowledge Management and Communications staff in more than 5 country offices. Porscha is a fluent Thai speaker and has a M.S. degree in International Development with a concentration in Post Conflict and Conflict Development from the School of International Studies at American University. She also holds a B.A. degree in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Fatima “Bahar” Heravy
Operations and Finance Assistant

Bahar Heravy is a finance and operations professional with experience in data collection and management and entrepreneurship. She comes to Panagora after finishing a fully-funded Master’s degree in Global Affairs and Management with a focus on Global Trade and Commerce from the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. She previously worked as a Data Analyst for the National Association of Independent Schools.

Bahar grew up in Afghanistan and worked with USAID there before moving to the U.S. in 2011, when she was awarded with a full scholarship to complete a Bachelor’s degree at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia. She volunteers her time as a Women’s Rights Advocate at the Afghan Women’s Network and says her priority is “to contribute to a world where all children can dream of a bright future.” Bahar is bilingual in Farsi and English.

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Daniella “Dani” Fajardo
Executive Assistant

Dani Fajardo has three years of experience in the international development sector. She previously worked as an Operations Associate at The Inter-American Development Bank in the Environmental and Social Safeguards Unit. She is in her last semester of her graduate work at American University, working toward an M.S. in Sustainability Management. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Global Affairs concentrating in International Development from George Mason University. She also participated in Semester at Sea where she interacted with developing communities in Asia and Africa and later on studied French for 6 months in Besancon, France. Spanish is her mother tongue.

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Joanne David
Program Assistant

Joanne David is a recent graduate from UCLA, where she studied Psychobiology and Global Health. While in college, she volunteered at a free clinic in a rural, under-resourced community on the outskirts of Tijuana, Mexico, with the UCLA chapter of the Flying Samaritans. She also spent three months interning with Missions of Hope International in Nairobi, Kenya, supporting clinic staff and maternal and child health activities. She currently supports several of our USAID funded projects including CLAimHealth in the Philippines and our MEL Platform in the Dominican Republic. When she’s not working, Joanne likes to be outside enjoying the sunshine. Joanne speaks conversational Tamil, thanks to many visits back to her family’s homeland in India and hearing it around the home growing up.

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Arit Essang
Intern

Arit Essang is a recent graduate from University of Maryland, Baltimore, where she graduated with a Master of Public health with a concentration in global health. She is passionate about public health and development. As a result, she has been involved with Non-Governmental Organizations in Nigeria and Uganda. She recently traveled to Uganda to assist a local NGO named Omni Med in training community health workers on malaria diagnosis by developing a training module. Currently, she is an intern at Panagora Group and supports the USAID GHSC-PSM project. Born Nigerian, Arit speaks Igbo.

Activity Staff

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Dr. Mary Ann Lansang
Chief of Party
CLAimHealth, Philippines

Mary Ann Lansang (MD, MMedSc) is the Chief of Party of the Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting for Improved Health (CLAimHealth) Activity, a contract awarded to the Panagora Group by the USAID/Philippines. She has more than 30 years of experience in global health, with technical expertise in epidemiology, prevention, control, and management of infectious and tropical diseases; monitoring and evaluation of public health programs; health policy research and knowledge translation; policy development for public health programs; and health systems strengthening. A seasoned manager, medical doctor, professor, epidemiologist as well as an accomplished researcher, Dr. Lansang’s experiences include the following: Director of the Knowledge Management Unit as well as the Monitoring & Evaluation Unit at The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (2008-2012); Executive Director of the International Clinical Epidemiology Network (2000-2005); scientist at the World Health Organization (WHO) Special Programme for Training & Research in Tropical Diseases (1990); and professor of Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at the College of Medicine, University of the Philippines Manila (1984-2016). Dr. Lansang has served as a member of numerous scientific and technical advisory boards, committees, and expert panels for global health programs and at the Philippines Department of Health (DOH). She has also been published widely in peer-reviewed international journals on infectious and tropical diseases as well as health policy and systems research.

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William Cartier
Chief of Party
MELP, Dominican Republic

William Cartier is Chief of Party of the Panagora Group’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Platform with USAID/Dominican Republic.   He has thirty years of experience in international development, as Associate Professor at the University of the Andes in Bogota, Colombia, later as Senior Program Officer with the Ford Foundation in Lima, Peru and Santiago, Chile, Director of Monitoring and Evaluation at the Corona Foundation in Bogota, Colombia, and more recently as Senior Technical Advisor and Chief of Party for USAID funded programs in Latin America, Asia and Africa in the field of democratic governance.  More recently he has led monitoring, evaluation and learning platforms in Bangladesh, Liberia and the Dominican Republic.  He has conducted numerous assessments and program evaluations in democracy, rights and governance, decentralization, local government strengthening, transparency and accountability, youth development and justice reform.  He has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Political Science and International Development from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, and University of Toronto, Canada.  He speaks Spanish and French.

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Leslie Rider
CLEAR Director, PSM
Washington, D.C.

Leslie Rider brings more than 25 years of technical, new business development, and management experience in international development. Her expertise includes performance monitoring, performance and impact evaluation, surveys, capacity building, and knowledge management. She worked as a new business manager at Chemonics International, where she worked with Betsy Bassan to build Chemonics’ international health practice. As associate director at Westat, a large research firm, Leslie helped expand and diversify the company’s international health research portfolio and international survey work. She helped manage the performance monitoring component of Westat’s USAID-funded Feed the Future FEEDBACK project. Leslie has a Master’s in International Development from Columbia University. She speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Pilar “Lalay” Ramos Jimenez
Senior Research and Learning Specialist
CLAimHealth, Philippines

Dr. Pilar “Lalay” Ramos Jimenez is CLAimHealth’s Senior Research and Learning Specialist. She brings more than three decades of experience as a researcher, evaluator, professor, and trainer. Dr. Jimenez has proven experience managing assessments and evaluations, and leading research teams through her many years of experience as Research Fellow at the Social Development Research Center at De la Salle University as well as through her work with Filipino and international public and private institutions such as DOH, USAID, Ford Foundation and WHO. She has greatly contributed to social science research for health in the Philippines, not only through her own work, but also through building research capacity among professionals in the field and at the university level. Additionally, Dr. Lalay Jimenez actively promotes social science research for health and the utilization of evidence to improve programs through her involvement in an array of Filipino and international organizations, such as the Philippine NGO Council on Population, Health & Welfare, Inc., Philippine Health Social Science Association and serving on the UNICEF/World Bank/UNDP/WHO’s Tropical Disease Research Steering Committee on Strategic Social, Economic and Behavioral Research. She has served as convener, chair, and panel member for a variety of national, regional, and international conferences, workshops and seminars and has authored published works, technical reports and book chapters.

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Jay Heavner
Senior KMC Strategist – Country Programs, PSM, Washington, D.C.

Jay Heavner is a senior knowledge management and communication (KMC) strategist, implementer, and coach. For GHSC-PSM, he supports KMC staff and points of contact in more than 30 country programs in Asia, Latin America/Caribbean, and sub-Saharan Africa by leading a community of practice and providing in-person and remote coaching and mentoring in strategy, work planning, project branding, program implementation, storytelling, photography, document management, and other essential skills. Previous to his current position on GHSC-PSM, he served as Director of Strategic Engagement and HIV/AIDS Global Collaboration Manager for the project.  Having served as Director of Communications and Knowledge Sharing for SCMS, the predecessor project for HIV/AIDS, he has more than 10 years’ experience in public health supply chain management and has worked as a consultant for USAID programs for 14 years.  Mr. Heavner has led planning and facilitation for numerous conferences and events, including SCMS’s and GHSC-PSM’s Supplier Summits and satellite events at international conferences. His writing has been featured in USAID’s FrontLines magazine, USAID’s Impact blog, Supply Chain Brain magazine, and the World Bank’s “Procurement for Complex Situations” booklet.

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Jhiedon Florentino
Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
CLAimHealth, Philippines

Jhiedon Florentino is the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist for CLAimHealth who brings with him strong quantitative and qualitative data collection, management, and statistical skills into the project. He has implemented health-related performance management and international development programming for more than a decade, conducting research and performing data evaluations and data analysis for various USAID, Asian Development Bank and other international projects. He was a researcher engaged with the Health Policy Development Plan and the Quality Improvement Demonstration Study, a random experiment geared towards determining the impact of bonus payments and zero co-pay on quality, utilization of health services, and health outcomes. His comprehensive M&E and Learning experience has allowed him to be involved with the operations research of the Family Health Book program in Compostela Valley in Southern Philippines as well as the lead principal investigator on the survey among TB-affected households to determine catastrophic cost. An academic who has authored a number of publications that span topics on quality measurement and evaluation of interventions, Jhiedon teaches undergraduate econometrics at the University of the Philippines School of Economics where he also earned his masteral degree.

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Eric Camacho
Engagement, Learning, and Adapting Specialist
CLAimHealth, Philippines

Eric Camacho has more than 15 years of experience managing various social development & consulting projects funded by local and international agencies in the Philippines. In his previous work as Deputy Executive Director of the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), he provided strong leadership in the management of the foundation’s health, education, environment, and livelihood portfolios across the country, averaging around $30 million USD annually. His current role with the Panagora Group’s CLAimHealth Activity in the Philippines is anchored around more than 17 years of experience in training and materials/curriculum development for various types of audiences. Mr. Camacho has an MA in Public Health from the Institute for Community and Family Health in Quezon City, Philippines. He is fluent in English, Filipino/Tagalog, and Ilocano.

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Oriana Izquierdo
M&E Specialist
Dexis DOS INL, Dominican Republic and The Bahamas

Oriana Izquierdo is a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist with over 15 years of experience in the field of international development. Based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Oriana has worked with several international organizations both in Washington, D.C., and abroad with project funded by donors such as USAID, World Bank, and the US State Department. Her area of focus is education, with an emphasis on community outreach, capacity building and monitoring, evaluation, and learning. Evidenced-based project development has been key to Oriana’s success in her career. Her regional experience extends to Africa and the Latin America and Caribbean regions. Oriana has a BA in International Services and an MA in International Development from American University in Washington, D.C. She speaks fluent English, Spanish, and French.

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Jane Clifford
Knowledge Management and Communications (KMC) Specialist, PSM
Washington, D.C.

Jane Clifford is a dedicated international development professional with over 7 years of experience spanning business development, marketing & communications, and knowledge management. This experience has focused mainly on sustainable programs in Health, Economic Growth, Data and Innovation. She is currently the Knowledge Management and Communications (KMC) Specialist on the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project. Before joining Panagora, Jane was responsible for implementing a KM strategy for Palladium International to integrate and replace 8 legacy corporate systems, establish new business processes, create buy-in and engagement from staff, maximize collaboration, and leverage thought leadership. Jane brings strong interpersonal skills, and a flexible and adaptable approach to work, learning, and growing. She earned her BA from Sewanee: The University of the South (2007, Sewanee, TN) and her MA from Sotheby’s Institute of Art at The University of Manchester (2010, London). Having spent a considerable portion of her childhood living in Mexico City, she speaks Spanish.

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Odilyn Lazaro
Data Analysis and Management Specialist
CLAimHealth, Philippines

Odilyn Lazaro is CLAimHealth’s Data Analysis and Management Specialist. With over 15 years of M&E, research and learning experience, she brings with her a deep sectoral knowledge in health and development having worked in the design and implementation of full-cycle performance management and data management and analysis for various USAID-funded projects under its Health portfolio (LuzonHealth, Health Policy Development Program, HealthGov, Private Sector Mobilization for Family Health , POLICY2) as well as in UN institutions such as UNICEF and UNRCO (Resident Coordinators Office). Odilyn holds a Master’s degree in Demography from the University of the Philippines. She is fluent in both English and Filipino and has some knowledge of Spanish and French.

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Jasper Morara
Organizational Development Specialist
Uganda RHITES

Jasper Morara is an OD specialist with over 15 years of experience in organizational strengthening including with government agencies, intergovernmental organizations, coalitions, and grassroots organizations. Mr. Morara specializes in organizational capacity assessment, design and implementation of individual and organizational performance improvement interventions, strategic planning, organizational sustainability and resource mobilization planning, and design and implementation of trainings based on adult learning principles. Mr. Morara has implemented organizational capacity assessments for over 300 organizations and provided direct capacity development support to over 100 organizations in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Somalia, Namibia, Swaziland, Burundi, and Afghanistan. He holds an MA in environmental Planning, a MS in organizational development and is fluent in English and Kiswahili.

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Catherine Guevarra
Finance and Administration Manager
CLAimHealth, Philippines

Catherine Guevarra works as the Finance and Administration Manager with Panagora’s CLAimHealth Project with USAID Philippines. She is a Certified Public Accountant with over three decades of extensive experience in the field of accounting, project management, procurement, finance and administration. She worked with USAID for over a decade and, with the various positions held, had project management experience on contracts, cooperative agreements including policy, procedural, reporting and payment requirements. After USAID, she joined the private sector where she managed and implemented multi-million USAID-assisted and funded projects namely Trade and Investment Policy Analysis and Advocacy Support Project, Targeted Intervention In Economic Reform and Governance, Linking Initiatives and Network to Control Tuberculosis and Innovations and Multisectoral Partnerships to Achieve Control of Tuberculosis. Catherine is an Accounting graduate of the University of Santo Tomas.

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Tamah Kamlem
Procurement Planning and Monitoring Report (PPMR) Administrator, PSM
Washington, D.C.

Tamah Kamlem is a Global health professional with background in global health data management (HMIS, DHIS2), project management, and operations. He brings experience working on projects with a focus in human resources for health, child health, and non-communicable diseases, supporting field offices in country across sub-Saharan Africa (Senegal, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia) and Haiti. His current position as Procurement Planning Monitoring Reporting Administrator is in line with previous experiences at Chemonics International and John Snow Inc. where he worked on project management, new business, monitoring and evaluation of learning activities. He also worked for two years on a USAID-funded comprehensive study of Ebola-related health communication materials in Liberia. Tamah completed a Bachelors of Arts in Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MPH in Global Health Policy at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. His thesis focused on the economic impact of non-communicable diseases in the WHO-AFRO region. Originally from Douala, on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, Tamah is fluent in French, German, Medumba, and pidgin, has published literary work in various magazines and enjoys outdoorsy activities/live music.

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Chia-Ying Lin
PPMR-HIV Analyst and Administrator, PSM
Washington, D.C.

Chia-Ying Lin is the PPMR-HIV Analyst and Administrator at GHSC-PSM. Her responsibilities in this data visibility initiative include monitoring and analyzing inventory data across countries in order to coordinate stock imbalance issues between USAID and the Global Fund. Chia-Ying is a public health professional with over 4 years of experience in supply chain management, business strategy development, efficiency improvement, consumer behavior analysis, and digital marketing. Prior to GHSC-PSM, she interned for Partners in Health in Boston and the USAID funded programs SIAPS and SCMS in Namibia through Management Sciences for Health. Her other international experiences include work in Uganda, Myanmar, Germany, and Switzerland. She has helped social entrepreneurs in Germany using human-centered design to solve challenges, and is a frequent participant at MIT Hacking Medicine to build business models in digital health. She holds a M.P.H. with a certificate in pharmaceutical management from Boston University, and a B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures from National Taiwan University. She has also studied business administration at University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. She is a native Mandarin speaker and proficient in German.

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Sanumi Dawodu
Communications Specialist, PSM
Nigeria

Sanumi Dawodu is a Communications Specialist with the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project in Nigeria. With over thirteen years of experience, Sanumi specializes in brand communication strategy, design and management, digital & social media strategy, and marketing. He has consulted for several health organizations and NGOs, including for the Dangote Foundation/Ministry of Health/National Malaria Elimination Programme, the Ebola Awareness Campaign of Medbury Medical, and the Cervical Cancer Awareness Campaign of the Junior Chamber International. Sanumi holds a BSc in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the University of Lagos and a certificate in New Media from the School of Media and Communication at Pan-Atlantic University in Nigeria. He holds several other certifications from the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Washington Fellowship on Effective Communication for Healthy Outcomes, Google Analytics, the YouTube Foundation of Success, and Wharton Online courses.

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Belinda Barcenas
Accountant
CLAimHealth, Philippines

Belinda Barcenas is the Accountant of the CLAimHealth Project. A Certified Public Accountant, Belinda has accumulated nearly three decades of experience in the field of finance, accountancy, grants and operations management. She has had experience in managing multiple responsibilities in the finance and operations of US government-funded projects, namely USAID and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). She served as a Finance Analyst of Millennium Challenge Account Philippines (MCA-P), a $434-million MCC grant, where she assisted in preparing monthly financial and quarterly reports for and requests to MCC, the Philippine Government and the MCA-P Board. As a Project Accountant for the USAID-funded Local Implementation of National Competitiveness for Economic Growth and Build-Operate and Transfer III Projects, she prepared monthly financial reports, projected monthly expenses and bank reconciliations as well as in monitoring local disbursements. Her experience in the USAID-funded Philippine Tuberculosis Initiatives for the Private Sector Project, on the other hand, exposed Belinda in working with the Grants and Procurement team in reviewing the grant financial reports submitted by subrecipients and ensuring compliance with USAID grants policies and procedures. Belinda holds a degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Accounting from the University of St. Paul-Manila.

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Jocelyn Soriano
Administration Assistant
CLAimHealth, Philippines

Jocelyn Soriano provides support to the whole CLAimHealth team as it Administration Assistant. She is a Finance and Admin professional with more than 15 years’ experience in operations, administration, financial accounting and budget management gained from working in various multi-million USAID and EU-assisted health projects like the multi-year Health Policy Development Program, the three-year Local Enhancement and Development for Health and the Health Equity and Financial Protection in Asia. Jocelyn was also involved in a Ford Foundation-supported community initiative in building local non-government organizations and peoples organizations’ capacity to facilitate enhanced participation in local governance. She also has a wide experience dealing with national and international staff and implementing partners in multiple contexts in the projects she worked in. Jocelyn has an Accounting degree from the Technological University of the Philippines.

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Nova Concepcion
Communications Specialist
CLAimHealth, Philippines

Nova Concepcion is CLAimHealth’s Communications Specialist. She is a results-driven professional with over 15 years of private sector experience in communication, media and external relations, corporate social responsibility work (CSR), sustainability reporting, and partnership building. She has managed several public relations projects that have received recognition and awards from local and international bodies on communications and CSR. Her understanding of the humanitarian aid and development communication was built from extensive implementation of CSR programs and ICT for Development projects, which spans almost a decade of working with the academe, government, and local and international non-profits. These collaborative partnerships have been backed with the theoretical framework of development gained from a Master in Development Management degree from the Asian Institute of Management, where she received a scholarship from the Zuellig Group.

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Elizabeth (Betsy) A. Bassan, President and CEO

Betsy Bassan is the founder, President, and CEO of Panagora Group. Previously, Ms. Bassan held a variety of executive and leadership positions. As a senior vice president at Chemonics, Ms. Bassan created a new health practice, ultimately building a $350M portfolio of innovative health activities around the world. In the 90s, she led Chemonics’ startup Europe and Eurasia division. At Save the Children, she served as project director for a major USAID global health initiative to increase PVO/NGO capacity. Ms. Bassan has served the industry in many capacities. As Chair, she led the transformation of the Small Business Association for International Companies (SBAIC) from an informal network into an established, successful advocacy organization. As Chair of SID-Washington, she raised its profile and efficacy. She led the founding and served on the executive committee of the Council of International Development Companies. She served on USGLC’s executive committee and launched Chemonics’ grant support that helped grow USGLC to the powerhouse it is today. Her sectoral expertise includes health, private sector development, and institutional strengthening. She has worked in all regions, and lived for seven years in Kenya and Sudan. Ms. Bassan holds an M.A. from Columbia University (Planning in Developing Nations), and a B.A. from St. John’s College, Great Books Program. She speaks French.

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Dr. Sarah Tisch , Director of New Business

Dr. Sarah Tisch is a senior development professional with 30 years of experience with project development, leadership, management, and technical assistance. Her versatility with different technical fields is evident through her leadership of projects in the ICT, telecommunications reform, women’s economic empowerment, gender integration and gender mainstreaming, agriculture, democracy and governance, and food security technical areas for USAID Washington and Missions. A recognized leader of US Government-funded programs, she has held numerous project and analytical technical (MEL and gender analysis) leadership positions, including three Chief-of-Party positions for USAID funded projects, two of which were in Washington D.C. Sarah also has extensive experience working for USAID implementing partners, in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. She has worked in over 30 countries and speaks Russian and Bahasa Indonesian. She holds a Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in Political Science from Binghamton University, and a BA in International relations and Anthropology from California State University at Chico.

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Regina Dull, Operations Director

Regina Dull is a strategically focused leader with 15 years of experience leading teams and producing high-impact results.  An action-oriented leader, Regina has experience transforming organizations across industries including cyber security, government contracting, global education, and nonprofit management.  In her role as Chief Operating Officer of RedJack LLC, she transformed business operations from a single file box to a robust and scalable model for the growing cyber security firm including the design and implementation of an integrated ERP system and a talent management strategy focusing on the importance of employee engagement for high-level knowledge workers. As Executive Director of International Student Conferences, Regina revitalized a single-program non-profit by leading change to a multi-program international organization with over 100% growth in fundraising.  She is founder of the Korea-America Student Conference, an annual student interchange program for university students, now in its eighth year. Regina Dull is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business Executive MBA program and holds a Master’s in International Affairs from the Elliott School at The George Washington University and a Bachelors in East Asian Studies and Policy Studies from Dickinson College. She speaks Japanese and Spanish.

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Sandra Bunch, Director, Learning & Communications

Sandra Bunch is Director of the Knowledge Management, Learning, and Communications practice area at Panagora Group where she leads international development activities and thought leadership to implement learning, communications and information systems that help achieve development results.Ms. Bunch has more than 15 years’ experience implementing learning, communications and change management strategies in a variety of non- and for-profit settings as well as designing information systems to facilitate knowledge management and learning cultures that promote evidence-based decision making and adaptive management. For more than two decades, she has supported USAID and other donor activities in sub-Saharan African and Southern Asia both in the field and remotely, focusing primarily on food security, agriculture, gender and health programs. She also has worked on several global campaigns including the Nike Foundation’s Girl Effect, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Initiative and a National Geographic special on child marriage.

Ms. Bunch has a master’s degree in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University, and earned a B.S. in journalism and certificate in African Studies from Northwestern University. She started her career serving as an agricultural extension Peace Corp volunteer in a village outside of Segou, Mali.

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Dar Maxwell, Senior Manager, Learning & Technology

Dar Maxwell has over three decades of diverse experience in knowledge management and adult learning design, production and implementation, including network news production, design and implementation of online adult learning and customized learning activities for globally diverse audiences. Dar is an innovator in integrating technology with learning, significantly increasing the impact of Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) and Monitoring, Evaluating and Learning (MEL) approaches and methodologies, and responsible for coordinating more than 250 webinars and other learning products across platforms and multiple USAID Agency offices, Missions and bureaus. Prior to her international development career, Dar worked as a broadcast technician for multiple national broadcast news outlets including ABC News and National Public Radio (NPR). She served as a senior audio technician for ABC News Radio from 1999-2009 where her responsibilities included Capitol Hill and White House coverage and executing technical coverage for seven national political conventions and six Presidential Inaugurations. She holds a BS in Communications and an MS in Teaching and Learning Technology.

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Madeleine Pryor, Communications and Digital Media Specialist

Madeleine Pryor spent the last ten years building a career in video storytelling, documentary filmmaking, photography, and communications for nonprofits and social enterprises. As the Communications and Digital Media Specialist at Panagora, she is overseeing all corporate communications, including the development and launch of Panagora’s new website. Previously, she worked as media producer and strategist for Seeds of Peace, where she was responsible for developing the organization’s complex storytelling strategy (including social media), and producing video, photo, and written content to support it. She was based in New York and then Israel and created 20 short videos for online and live audiences. Madeleine also directed, filmed, and produced the short documentary film, “Embedded,” which was screened at the 2014 DOC NYC Film Festival in New York:. The film focuses on the personal life and work of a young war photographer who covers conflicts in Afghanistan and Syria. Madeleine earned an M.A. degree from New York University in cultural anthropology and documentary filmmaking and a B.A. from Tulane University in international relations and international development. She speaks French.

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Boubacar Cisse, Senior Manager, Business Operations

Boubacar Cisse has ten years of professional experience in accounting and finance including budgeting and forecasting, financial analysis and reporting, budget management, procurement, contracts management, and capacity building of partner organizations and staff. Boubacar has extensive experience in managing large and complex projects awarded under different mechanisms — contracts and grants — and funding sources, e.g., US government agencies such as Department of Defense, State Department, and USAID; and private businesses such as Alcoa, ExxonMobil, Johnson & Johnson, General Electric, and Procter & Gamble. Prior to joining Panagora Group, Boubacar worked as Division Manager at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Assistant Director at the Institute of International Education (IIE), and Sr. Manager for FHI 360 and the Academy for Educational Development (AED). Boubacar has a Master of Science in Finance and a Bachelor in Business Administration. He speaks fluent French and Bambara, and basic Fulani.

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Darlene Andrews, Program Management Specialist

Darlene Andrews has over 20 years of experience in project design, implementation, and monitoring. She has served as project director for the USAID/Uganda Feed the Future (FTF) Commodity Production and Marketing (CPM) and USAID/Uganda Technical Management Agent (TMA) projects. At Chemonics International, she worked as operations director for both the Asia and Africa regions where she managed chiefs of parties and project directors to deliver effective and timely technical assistance including meeting contract requirements, budgets, and client expectations. Ms. Andrews has also served as operations manager on USAID’s Cairo Air Improvement Project (CAIP) where she provided oversight of finance and accounting, human resource management, procurement, subcontracts administration, information technology, communications, and facilities management. As a consultant and business owner, she provides expertise in human capital management, process redesign, capacity building, effective utilization of management systems, monitoring and evaluation, data analysis, and relationship building to achieve results. She is a certified life coach who utilizes coaching and mentoring programs to support clients with achieving results-oriented approaches that enhance collaborative innovation, opportunity generation, strategic transformation, and growth.

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Katie Cheney, Program Manager

Katie Cheney supports project management, communications, new business, and administration. Prior to joining Panagora Group, Katie served as Communications Manager with First Peoples Worldwide, where she oversaw an indigenous NGO’s communications program including social media development, article writing, and publicity campaigns. Katie also brings experience in needs assessment and project management, for example, she conducted a culturally-appropriate needs assessment with the Central Kalahari Game Reserve’s Indigenous San population. Her background includes data analysis, research, and GIS, and she has worked in Panama, Cuba, and Botswana. Katie has an M.S. in International Development from Tulane University’s Payson Center for International Development and a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University, where she majored in Anthropology and minored in Women’s Studies and Religious Studies.

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Annick Adams, Program Associate

Annick Adams is an international development professional with experience in project management, new business, and communications. She supports USAID-funded activities, including the Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project, through contract management, staff recruitment, and technical assistance. Her passion for sustainable development stemmed from her months of research and culture studies in Senegal, where she spoke with community members on public health initiatives and stigmas around aid. She has a B.A. in Global Studies and French from the University of California, Santa Barbara, speaks French fluently, and is conversational in Wolof. Annick joined the Panagora family in 2016, and is excited to see the team’s growth and impact.

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Sharon Ress, Program Associate

Sharon Ress is an international development professional with experience in gender, nutrition, livelihoods and value chains. She supports USAID and Department of State funded projects, as well as new business and administration. She has worked for multiple organizations in policy research, project management, best practices, and intercultural sensitivity. She has also participated in field research, such as an evaluation for UNICEF of Ethiopia’s National Nutrition plan and its implementation, and has contributed to the writing and editing of official reports. Sharon has a Masters in Public Administration focusing on international development from Cornell University and a BA in Public Policy and Anthropology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

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Porscha M. Winston, Program Associate

Porscha M. Winston is an international development professional with experience in new business development, project management, monitoring and evaluation and project design. Porscha started her career in development as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand, working on a number of different project and activities both on a large and small scale. Prior to joining Panagora, Porscha served as a business development officer for both FHI 360 and Creative Associates and has field experience in Burma, Chad, Columbia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, India, Lesotho, Malaysia, Mozambique, South Africa, Thailand, and Uganda. Porscha is currently supporting Panagora’s Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project subcontract with Chemonics International, where she provides project management support to Knowledge Management and Communications staff in more than 5 country offices. Porscha is a fluent Thai speaker and has a M.S. degree in International Development with a concentration in Post Conflict and Conflict Development from the School of International Studies at American University. She also holds a B.A. degree in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Fatima “Bahar” Heravy, Operations and Finance Assistant

Bahar Heravy is a finance and operations professional with experience in data collection and management and entrepreneurship. She comes to Panagora after finishing a fully-funded Master’s degree in Global Affairs and Management with a focus on Global Trade and Commerce from the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. She previously worked as a Data Analyst for the National Association of Independent Schools.

Bahar grew up in Afghanistan and worked with USAID there before moving to the U.S. in 2011, when she was awarded with a full scholarship to complete a Bachelor’s degree at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia. She volunteers her time as a Women’s Rights Advocate at the Afghan Women’s Network and says her priority is “to contribute to a world where all children can dream of a bright future.” Bahar is bilingual in Farsi and English.

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Daniella “Dani” Fajardo, Executive Assistant

Dani Fajardo has three years of experience in the international development sector. She previously worked as an Operations Associate at The Inter-American Development Bank in the Environmental and Social Safeguards Unit. She is in her last semester of her graduate work at American University, working toward an M.S. in Sustainability Management. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Global Affairs concentrating in International Development from George Mason University. She also participated in Semester at Sea where she interacted with developing communities in Asia and Africa and later on studied French for 6 months in Besancon, France. Spanish is her mother tongue.

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Joanne David, Program Assistant

Joanne David is a recent graduate from UCLA, where she studied Psychobiology and Global Health. While in college, she volunteered at a free clinic in a rural, under-resourced community on the outskirts of Tijuana, Mexico, with the UCLA chapter of the Flying Samaritans. She also spent three months interning with Missions of Hope International in Nairobi, Kenya, supporting clinic staff and maternal and child health activities. She currently supports several of our USAID funded projects including CLAimHealth in the Philippines and our MEL Platform in the Dominican Republic. When she’s not working, Joanne likes to be outside enjoying the sunshine. Joanne speaks conversational Tamil, thanks to many visits back to her family’s homeland in India and hearing it around the home growing up.

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Arit Essang, Intern

Arit Essang is a recent graduate from University of Maryland, Baltimore, where she graduated with a Master of Public health with a concentration in global health. She is passionate about public health and development. As a result, she has been involved with Non-Governmental Organizations in Nigeria and Uganda. She recently traveled to Uganda to assist a local NGO named Omni Med in training community health workers on malaria diagnosis by developing a training module. Currently, she is an intern at Panagora Group and supports the USAID GHSC-PSM project. Born Nigerian, Arit speaks Igbo.

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Dr. Mary Ann Lansang, Chief of Party
CLAimHealth, Philippines

Mary Ann Lansang (MD, MMedSc) is the Chief of Party of the Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting for Improved Health (CLAimHealth) Activity, a contract awarded to the Panagora Group by the USAID/Philippines. She has more than 30 years of experience in global health, with technical expertise in epidemiology, prevention, control, and management of infectious and tropical diseases; monitoring and evaluation of public health programs; health policy research and knowledge translation; policy development for public health programs; and health systems strengthening. A seasoned manager, medical doctor, professor, epidemiologist as well as an accomplished researcher, Dr. Lansang’s experiences include the following: Director of the Knowledge Management Unit as well as the Monitoring & Evaluation Unit at The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (2008-2012); Executive Director of the International Clinical Epidemiology Network (2000-2005); scientist at the World Health Organization (WHO) Special Programme for Training & Research in Tropical Diseases (1990); and professor of Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at the College of Medicine, University of the Philippines Manila (1984-2016). Dr. Lansang has served as a member of numerous scientific and technical advisory boards, committees, and expert panels for global health programs and at the Philippines Department of Health (DOH). She has also been published widely in peer-reviewed international journals on infectious and tropical diseases as well as health policy and systems research.

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William Cartier, Chief of Party
MELP, Dominican Republic

William Cartier is Chief of Party of the Panagora Group’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Platform with USAID/Dominican Republic.   He has thirty years of experience in international development, as Associate Professor at the University of the Andes in Bogota, Colombia, later as Senior Program Officer with the Ford Foundation in Lima, Peru and Santiago, Chile, Director of Monitoring and Evaluation at the Corona Foundation in Bogota, Colombia, and more recently as Senior Technical Advisor and Chief of Party for USAID funded programs in Latin America, Asia and Africa in the field of democratic governance.  More recently he has led monitoring, evaluation and learning platforms in Bangladesh, Liberia and the Dominican Republic.  He has conducted numerous assessments and program evaluations in democracy, rights and governance, decentralization, local government strengthening, transparency and accountability, youth development and justice reform.  He has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Political Science and International Development from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, and University of Toronto, Canada.  He speaks Spanish and French.

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Leslie Rider, CLEAR Director, PSM
Washington, D.C.

Leslie Rider brings more than 25 years of technical, new business development, and management experience in international development. Her expertise includes performance monitoring, performance and impact evaluation, surveys, capacity building, and knowledge management. She worked as a new business manager at Chemonics International, where she worked with Betsy Bassan to build Chemonics’ international health practice. As associate director at Westat, a large research firm, Leslie helped expand and diversify the company’s international health research portfolio and international survey work. She helped manage the performance monitoring component of Westat’s USAID-funded Feed the Future FEEDBACK project. Leslie has a Master’s in International Development from Columbia University. She speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Pilar “Lalay” Ramos Jimenez, Senior Research and Learning Specialist
CLAimHealth, Philippines

Dr. Pilar “Lalay” Ramos Jimenez is CLAimHealth’s Senior Research and Learning Specialist. She brings more than three decades of experience as a researcher, evaluator, professor, and trainer. Dr. Jimenez has proven experience managing assessments and evaluations, and leading research teams through her many years of experience as Research Fellow at the Social Development Research Center at De la Salle University as well as through her work with Filipino and international public and private institutions such as DOH, USAID, Ford Foundation and WHO. She has greatly contributed to social science research for health in the Philippines, not only through her own work, but also through building research capacity among professionals in the field and at the university level. Additionally, Dr. Lalay Jimenez actively promotes social science research for health and the utilization of evidence to improve programs through her involvement in an array of Filipino and international organizations, such as the Philippine NGO Council on Population, Health & Welfare, Inc., Philippine Health Social Science Association and serving on the UNICEF/World Bank/UNDP/WHO’s Tropical Disease Research Steering Committee on Strategic Social, Economic and Behavioral Research. She has served as convener, chair, and panel member for a variety of national, regional, and international conferences, workshops and seminars and has authored published works, technical reports and book chapters.

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Jay Heavner, Senior KMC Strategist – Country Programs, PSM, Washington, D.C.

Jay Heavner is a senior knowledge management and communication (KMC) strategist, implementer, and coach. For GHSC-PSM, he supports KMC staff and points of contact in more than 30 country programs in Asia, Latin America/Caribbean, and sub-Saharan Africa by leading a community of practice and providing in-person and remote coaching and mentoring in strategy, work planning, project branding, program implementation, storytelling, photography, document management, and other essential skills. Previous to his current position on GHSC-PSM, he served as Director of Strategic Engagement and HIV/AIDS Global Collaboration Manager for the project.  Having served as Director of Communications and Knowledge Sharing for SCMS, the predecessor project for HIV/AIDS, he has more than 10 years’ experience in public health supply chain management and has worked as a consultant for USAID programs for 14 years.  Mr. Heavner has led planning and facilitation for numerous conferences and events, including SCMS’s and GHSC-PSM’s Supplier Summits and satellite events at international conferences. His writing has been featured in USAID’s FrontLines magazine, USAID’s Impact blog, Supply Chain Brain magazine, and the World Bank’s “Procurement for Complex Situations” booklet.

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Jhiedon Florentino, Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
CLAimHealth, Philippines

Jhiedon Florentino is the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist for CLAimHealth who brings with him strong quantitative and qualitative data collection, management, and statistical skills into the project. He has implemented health-related performance management and international development programming for more than a decade, conducting research and performing data evaluations and data analysis for various USAID, Asian Development Bank and other international projects. He was a researcher engaged with the Health Policy Development Plan and the Quality Improvement Demonstration Study, a random experiment geared towards determining the impact of bonus payments and zero co-pay on quality, utilization of health services, and health outcomes. His comprehensive M&E and Learning experience has allowed him to be involved with the operations research of the Family Health Book program in Compostela Valley in Southern Philippines as well as the lead principal investigator on the survey among TB-affected households to determine catastrophic cost. An academic who has authored a number of publications that span topics on quality measurement and evaluation of interventions, Jhiedon teaches undergraduate econometrics at the University of the Philippines School of Economics where he also earned his masteral degree.

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Eric Camacho, Engagement, Learning, and Adapting Specialist
CLAimHealth, Philippines

Eric Camacho has more than 15 years of experience managing various social development & consulting projects funded by local and international agencies in the Philippines. In his previous work as Deputy Executive Director of the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), he provided strong leadership in the management of the foundation’s health, education, environment, and livelihood portfolios across the country, averaging around $30 million USD annually. His current role with the Panagora Group’s CLAimHealth Activity in the Philippines is anchored around more than 17 years of experience in training and materials/curriculum development for various types of audiences. Mr. Camacho has an MA in Public Health from the Institute for Community and Family Health in Quezon City, Philippines. He is fluent in English, Filipino/Tagalog, and Ilocano.

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Oriana Izquierdo, M&E Specialist
Dexis DOS INL, Dominican Republic and The Bahamas

Oriana Izquierdo is a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist with over 15 years of experience in the field of international development. Based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Oriana has worked with several international organizations both in Washington, D.C., and abroad with project funded by donors such as USAID, World Bank, and the US State Department. Her area of focus is education, with an emphasis on community outreach, capacity building and monitoring, evaluation, and learning. Evidenced-based project development has been key to Oriana’s success in her career. Her regional experience extends to Africa and the Latin America and Caribbean regions. Oriana has a BA in International Services and an MA in International Development from American University in Washington, D.C. She speaks fluent English, Spanish, and French.

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Jane Clifford, Knowledge Management and Communications (KMC) Specialist, PSM
Washington, D.C.

Jane Clifford is a dedicated international development professional with over 7 years of experience spanning business development, marketing & communications, and knowledge management. This experience has focused mainly on sustainable programs in Health, Economic Growth, Data and Innovation. She is currently the Knowledge Management and Communications (KMC) Specialist on the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project. Before joining Panagora, Jane was responsible for implementing a KM strategy for Palladium International to integrate and replace 8 legacy corporate systems, establish new business processes, create buy-in and engagement from staff, maximize collaboration, and leverage thought leadership. Jane brings strong interpersonal skills, and a flexible and adaptable approach to work, learning, and growing. She earned her BA from Sewanee: The University of the South (2007, Sewanee, TN) and her MA from Sotheby’s Institute of Art at The University of Manchester (2010, London). Having spent a considerable portion of her childhood living in Mexico City, she speaks Spanish.

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Odilyn Lazaro, Data Analysis and Management Specialist
CLAimHealth, Philippines

Odilyn Lazaro is CLAimHealth’s Data Analysis and Management Specialist. With over 15 years of M&E, research and learning experience, she brings with her a deep sectoral knowledge in health and development having worked in the design and implementation of full-cycle performance management and data management and analysis for various USAID-funded projects under its Health portfolio (LuzonHealth, Health Policy Development Program, HealthGov, Private Sector Mobilization for Family Health , POLICY2) as well as in UN institutions such as UNICEF and UNRCO (Resident Coordinators Office). Odilyn holds a Master’s degree in Demography from the University of the Philippines. She is fluent in both English and Filipino and has some knowledge of Spanish and French.

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Jasper Morara, Organizational Development Specialist
Uganda RHITES

Jasper Morara is an OD specialist with over 15 years of experience in organizational strengthening including with government agencies, intergovernmental organizations, coalitions, and grassroots organizations. Mr. Morara specializes in organizational capacity assessment, design and implementation of individual and organizational performance improvement interventions, strategic planning, organizational sustainability and resource mobilization planning, and design and implementation of trainings based on adult learning principles. Mr. Morara has implemented organizational capacity assessments for over 300 organizations and provided direct capacity development support to over 100 organizations in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Somalia, Namibia, Swaziland, Burundi, and Afghanistan. He holds an MA in environmental Planning, a MS in organizational development and is fluent in English and Kiswahili.

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Catherine Guevarra, Finance and Administration Manager
CLAimHealth, Philippines

Catherine Guevarra works as the Finance and Administration Manager with Panagora’s CLAimHealth Project with USAID Philippines. She is a Certified Public Accountant with over three decades of extensive experience in the field of accounting, project management, procurement, finance and administration. She worked with USAID for over a decade and, with the various positions held, had project management experience on contracts, cooperative agreements including policy, procedural, reporting and payment requirements. After USAID, she joined the private sector where she managed and implemented multi-million USAID-assisted and funded projects namely Trade and Investment Policy Analysis and Advocacy Support Project, Targeted Intervention In Economic Reform and Governance, Linking Initiatives and Network to Control Tuberculosis and Innovations and Multisectoral Partnerships to Achieve Control of Tuberculosis. Catherine is an Accounting graduate of the University of Santo Tomas.

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Tamah Kamlem, Procurement Planning and Monitoring Report (PPMR) Administrator, PSM
Washington, D.C.

Tamah Kamlem is a Global health professional with background in global health data management (HMIS, DHIS2), project management, and operations. He brings experience working on projects with a focus in human resources for health, child health, and non-communicable diseases, supporting field offices in country across sub-Saharan Africa (Senegal, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia) and Haiti. His current position as Procurement Planning Monitoring Reporting Administrator is in line with previous experiences at Chemonics International and John Snow Inc. where he worked on project management, new business, monitoring and evaluation of learning activities. He also worked for two years on a USAID-funded comprehensive study of Ebola-related health communication materials in Liberia. Tamah completed a Bachelors of Arts in Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MPH in Global Health Policy at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. His thesis focused on the economic impact of non-communicable diseases in the WHO-AFRO region. Originally from Douala, on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, Tamah is fluent in French, German, Medumba, and pidgin, has published literary work in various magazines and enjoys outdoorsy activities/live music.

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Chia-Ying Lin, PPMR-HIV Analyst and Administrator, PSM
Washington, D.C.

Chia-Ying Lin is the PPMR-HIV Analyst and Administrator at GHSC-PSM. Her responsibilities in this data visibility initiative include monitoring and analyzing inventory data across countries in order to coordinate stock imbalance issues between USAID and the Global Fund. Chia-Ying is a public health professional with over 4 years of experience in supply chain management, business strategy development, efficiency improvement, consumer behavior analysis, and digital marketing. Prior to GHSC-PSM, she interned for Partners in Health in Boston and the USAID funded programs SIAPS and SCMS in Namibia through Management Sciences for Health. Her other international experiences include work in Uganda, Myanmar, Germany, and Switzerland. She has helped social entrepreneurs in Germany using human-centered design to solve challenges, and is a frequent participant at MIT Hacking Medicine to build business models in digital health. She holds a M.P.H. with a certificate in pharmaceutical management from Boston University, and a B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures from National Taiwan University. She has also studied business administration at University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. She is a native Mandarin speaker and proficient in German.

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Sanumi Dawodu, Communications Specialist, PSM
Nigeria

Sanumi Dawodu is a Communications Specialist with the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project in Nigeria. With over thirteen years of experience, Sanumi specializes in brand communication strategy, design and management, digital & social media strategy, and marketing. He has consulted for several health organizations and NGOs, including for the Dangote Foundation/Ministry of Health/National Malaria Elimination Programme, the Ebola Awareness Campaign of Medbury Medical, and the Cervical Cancer Awareness Campaign of the Junior Chamber International. Sanumi holds a BSc in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the University of Lagos and a certificate in New Media from the School of Media and Communication at Pan-Atlantic University in Nigeria. He holds several other certifications from the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Washington Fellowship on Effective Communication for Healthy Outcomes, Google Analytics, the YouTube Foundation of Success, and Wharton Online courses.

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Belinda Barcenas, Accountant
CLAimHealth, Philippines

Belinda Barcenas is the Accountant of the CLAimHealth Project. A Certified Public Accountant, Belinda has accumulated nearly three decades of experience in the field of finance, accountancy, grants and operations management. She has had experience in managing multiple responsibilities in the finance and operations of US government-funded projects, namely USAID and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). She served as a Finance Analyst of Millennium Challenge Account Philippines (MCA-P), a $434-million MCC grant, where she assisted in preparing monthly financial and quarterly reports for and requests to MCC, the Philippine Government and the MCA-P Board. As a Project Accountant for the USAID-funded Local Implementation of National Competitiveness for Economic Growth and Build-Operate and Transfer III Projects, she prepared monthly financial reports, projected monthly expenses and bank reconciliations as well as in monitoring local disbursements. Her experience in the USAID-funded Philippine Tuberculosis Initiatives for the Private Sector Project, on the other hand, exposed Belinda in working with the Grants and Procurement team in reviewing the grant financial reports submitted by subrecipients and ensuring compliance with USAID grants policies and procedures. Belinda holds a degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Accounting from the University of St. Paul-Manila.

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Jocelyn Soriano, Administration Assistant
CLAimHealth, Philippines

Jocelyn Soriano provides support to the whole CLAimHealth team as it Administration Assistant. She is a Finance and Admin professional with more than 15 years’ experience in operations, administration, financial accounting and budget management gained from working in various multi-million USAID and EU-assisted health projects like the multi-year Health Policy Development Program, the three-year Local Enhancement and Development for Health and the Health Equity and Financial Protection in Asia. Jocelyn was also involved in a Ford Foundation-supported community initiative in building local non-government organizations and peoples organizations’ capacity to facilitate enhanced participation in local governance. She also has a wide experience dealing with national and international staff and implementing partners in multiple contexts in the projects she worked in. Jocelyn has an Accounting degree from the Technological University of the Philippines.

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Nova Concepcion, Communications Specialist
CLAimHealth, Philippines

Nova Concepcion is CLAimHealth’s Communications Specialist. She is a results-driven professional with over 15 years of private sector experience in communication, media and external relations, corporate social responsibility work (CSR), sustainability reporting, and partnership building. She has managed several public relations projects that have received recognition and awards from local and international bodies on communications and CSR. Her understanding of the humanitarian aid and development communication was built from extensive implementation of CSR programs and ICT for Development projects, which spans almost a decade of working with the academe, government, and local and international non-profits. These collaborative partnerships have been backed with the theoretical framework of development gained from a Master in Development Management degree from the Asian Institute of Management, where she received a scholarship from the Zuellig Group.