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Work experience

2014Present

Maternal Health/Global Health Consultant

The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood

Providing technical subject matter expertise for program design and implementation of domestic (U.S.) and international Reproductive Health and Maternal Health projects of various sizes and scopes

  • Conducting needs assessments and proposal development
  • Developing training materials, case studies, and guides
  • Facilitating workshops, training and advocacy
  • Conducting program monitoring and evaluation, and quality improvement of programs and services
2014Present

Pro Bono Technical Consultant, The JACQUES Initiative

Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Collaborating to increase knowledge and awareness of HIV/AIDS in the community, and improve linkage to care and retention in care of People Living with HIV (PLHIV).

  • Promoting community outreach, advocacy and health education in order to raise awareness of HIV
  • Conducting HIV testing and counseling, and referrals for linkage PLHIV to care
  • Evaluating procedures to monitor and analyze programs effectiveness
20132014

Program Director, HIV/AIDS Services

Total Health Care, Inc.

Directed operations of HIV program, leading a team of 60 staff members, for a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) at eight community health center sites.

  • Executed $600,000 federal Ryan White HIV grant funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Enforced compliance with grant, contract and legislative guidelines and regulations
  • Ensured timely completion of progress, data and fiscal reports
  • Oversaw quality improvement of programs and services
  • Established program to integrate HIV testing and education into routine primary care
20092013

Program Officer, Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program

Naval Health Research Center

Managed HIV programs of over $25 Million annually, funded through PEPFAR for 13 countries in Africa, Asia, and South America.

  • Collaborated with U.S. Government partner agencies, including USAID and CDC, partner countries’ governments, U.S. Embassies, implementing partners and stakeholders
  • Provided programmatic, financial, operational and grant oversight to field-based programs
  • Created requests for proposals (RFPs) and reviewed proposals
  • Developed work plans, timelines, and budgets, and assisted in procurements, disbursements, and resource distribution
  • Provided technical assistance in HIV and Gender-related programming to all PEPFAR-funded countries through country and site visits, trainings, and workshops
  • Drafted and reviewed PEPFAR technical guidance on HIV prevention, PwP and Gender-transformative programming
  • Conducted behavioral and biological risk surveillance research
20062008

Research Officer

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India

USAID - Futures Group International funded study, “Towards Equity in Health: A Study of Barriers in Accessing Reproductive and Child Health Services in Uttar Pradesh”.

Avahan Project (the India AIDS Initiative Program of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) funded study, “Migration/Mobility and Vulnerability to HIV among Male Migrant Workers: Maharashtra”. Technical assistance provided by Population Council.

  • Developed research methodologies and study design
  • Performed literature review and compiled bibliography
  • Trained and supervised research team
  • Managed data entry, transcription, coding and analysis
  • Prepared regular reports and preliminary findings for PIs and stakeholders
  • Drafted final report and program recommendations
20042006

Research Consultant

AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland
  • Led a coalition of local, county and non-profit health service providers in developing a community-wide intervention against HIV/Hepatitis co-infection in Northeast Ohio. Utilized the guidelines defined by the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD).
20042006

Mentor and Counselor, Tar Wars

Case Western Reserve University Chapter
  • Advocated health education for pre-adolescent and adolescent youth about the consequences of tobacco use, the associated costs, and the advertising techniques used by the tobacco industry.
20002001

Research Coordinator, Department of Foundations and Organizations

Habitat for Humanity International
  • Shared accountability to a department income budget of $12 million. Researched key funding prospects, cultivated donors, prepared grant proposals and conducted direct mail campaigns.

Presentations

Contributor, "Gender-based Violence in Special Populations: Military and Key Populations," Strengthening Gender Programming in PEPFAR: Technical Exchange of Best Practices, Program Models and Resources. Johannesburg, South Africa, October 2012.

Moderator, "Gender in PEPFAR and Concentrated Epidemics," PEPFAR Regional Workshop on Drug Use and HIV. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, November 2011.

Facilitator, "Monitoring and Evaluation and Implementation Science Practicum," PEPFAR Regional Workshop on Drug Use and HIV. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, November 2011.

Facilitator, "The Role of the Legal Sector in the response to Gender-based Violence," Consultation on Scaling Up the Response to Gender-Based Violence in PEPFAR. Washington, DC, May 2010.

Presenter, "Implementing a Community Planning Process to Address Hepatitis/HIV Co-infection in Northeast Ohio," Ohio Public Health Association Conference. Columbus, OH, May 2005.

Chair and Moderator, "Reading Symbolism in Art," Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs. Springfield, Ohio, September 2002.

Publications

Education

Certifications

Dale Carnegie Leadership Training for Managers

Dale Carnegie Training

HIV/AIDS Capacity Building Initiative: HIV/AIDS Stigma and Access to Care

AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland

Management of Humanitarian Emergencies: Focus on Children and Families

School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University

Disaster Health Services

American Red Cross

Mass Care

American Red Cross

Shelter Operations

American Red Cross

PEPFAR

USAID Global Health E-Learning Certificate Programs

Gender and Health

USAID Global Health E-Learning Certificate Programs

Child Survival

USAID Global Health E-Learning Certificate Programs

Neonatal Health

USAID Global Health E-Learning Certificate Programs

HIV/AIDS

USAID Global Health E-Learning Certificate Programs

Family Planning and Reproductive Health

USAID Global Health E-Learning Certificate Programs

Maternal Health

USAID Global Health E-Learning Certificate Programs

Professional Affiliations

American Public Health Association

American Anthropological Association

Skills

Library and research journal databases
Data analysis software: SPSS (quantitative) and Atlas.ti (qualitative)
EndNote (reference software)
Windows, Office (Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word)
Sexual/ Gender-Based Violence Prevention
Maternal and Child Health
Reproductive Health
Family Planning
Male Norms and Behaviors
Equity and Equality in Health
Gender, Sexuality and Health
HIV Prevention with People Living With HIV (PwP)
HIV Continuum of Care
HIV Testing and Counseling
HIV Prevention
Medical Anthropology
International Health
Health Systems Strengthening
Health Advocacy
Health Policy
Research and Surveillance
Training of Trainers
Technical Assistance and Training
Resource Management
Government Compliance
Quality Improvement
Employee Management
Grant Management
Grant Making
Program Management