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Skills

LEADERSHIP & CAPACITY BUILDING

Over 8 years experience building and leading large teams on complex projects and/or in emergency settings. Hired over 1,000 individuals including C-level executives. Led eHealth Africa in tripling its staff capacity in 12 months.

DEVELOPMENT & GRANT WRITING

Strong background and proficiency in business and proposal development. Grew the eHealth Africa annual budget from $0 to $26 million in 4 years.

STRATEGIC BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Led the organizational development of eHealth Africa’s expansion from 1 country to 4 countries including staff organization restructuring and program development

MULTI-COUNTRY EXPERIENCE

Over 7 years living full-time in West Africa. Extensive cultural knowledge of West African and Muslim society.

STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & DONOR COMPLIANCE

Experience developing high-level partner relationships with Gates Foundation, USAID, UN Foundation, WHO, UNICEF, and other private donors.

Work experience

eHealth Africa
2009-06Current

Executive Director/Co-Founder

Developed and coordinated program activities: Polio, Health Delivery Systems, Nutrition, and Emergency Response Built relationships with national and state level government officials

Global information
2009-032010-05

Fellow

Global information internship program Fellow Project lead for the implementation of an electronic medical record system in Northern Nigeria during the summer 2009 Co-taught a working group on the electronic medical record system, Open MRS, for students to improve knowledge of information management systems and update the current Maternal Health System module Worked with an NGO, Girl Child Concerns, to develop their website

AWARDS & Scholarships

eHealth Champion, Society for Telemedicine and eHealth in Nigeria

Honorable Mention, UC Berkeley Big Ideas Competition for Technology in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)

2nd place in Project Implementation12th Annual Bay Area International Health Interest Group

Strauss Foundation Scholarship, 2006 Awardee

Rick Hooper Foundation Scholarship, UC Santa Cruz, 2007

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