Senior manager with extensive experience in managing large budgets and multi-national teams. Technical skills include monitoring and evaluation, health system strengthening, HIV and maternal and child health.
Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Director, Quality Health Care Project / Abt Associates. Dushanbe, Tajikistan. 2010-present.
- Develop monitoring and evaluation framework for $70 million USAID-funded HIV/Tuberculosis project
- Manage team of M&E specialists and integrate monitoring and evaluation into all program areas
- Identify topics for operational research and oversee research projects
- Present evidence-based data to host government officials to assist in good health policy decision-making
- Serve as member of project senior management team, providing strategic and technical guidance
Health Sector Consultant, Abt Associates, ZdravPlus Project
Dushanbe, Tajikistan 2009-present.
- Provide technical input on integration of tuberculosis into primary health care
- Oversee project close-out events and relevant reporting
- Manage 4-country tuberculosis infection control assessment
Assistance Coordinator and Health Point of Contact, US Department of State, Macfadden Associates / Office of the Coordinator for Assistance to Europe and Eurasia
Washington, DC 2007-2009.
Health Point of Contact
- Serve as health specialist on monitoring and evaluation team
- Provide technical input into health and social sector programs in the countries of Central Asia and Eastern Europe
- Coordinate with USAID and other assistance implementers on the design and evaluation of health and social sector projects
- Develop and allocate country and regional budgets for the countries of Central Asia; responsible for approximately $100 million in country budgets
- Design new FSA programs and refine existing programs to meet changing U.S. assistance priorities and country needs
- Brief senior government officials and Congress on US assistance
- Successfully increased funding to Tajikistan by seeking out and advocating for alternate funding sources
Senior Desk Officer for East Africa and the Middle East, International Medical Corps
Washington, DC. 2006-2007.
- Managed $48 million portfolio of nine countries, including Iraq
- Wrote and edited winning proposals at a rate of approximately two proposals per week; secured funding to establish IMC offices in two new countries
- Directly supervised Country Directors and their management teams and oversaw all country program finances
- Provided technical input into program evaluation and monitoring
Deputy Regional Director, Project HOPE, Healthy Family Project
Tashkent, Uzbekistan. 2004-2006.
- Responsible for technical quality, monitoring and evaluation, and donor relationships for a four country maternal and child health project with a budget of eighteen million dollars
- Served as liaison with national and regional Ministries of Health
- Oversaw expansion of project to an additional country
Country Manager, Abt Associates, ZdravPlus Quality Health Care Project
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan and Tashkent, Uzbekistan 2002-2004.
- Began as Program Manager and was progressively promoted to country manager for Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan
- Managed fifty local and expatriate employees of USAID-funded project in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan
- Responsible for financial management of project, including developing annual budgets
- Oversaw program monitoring and evaluation
Consultant, United Nations Population Fund
Tashkent, Uzbekistan. 2000-2001.
- Developed grant proposals
- Helped design and evaluate reproductive health interventions
Program Assistant, Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics
Boston, MA. 1998 – 1999.
- Backstopped projects and assisted with proposal writing
- Edited educational materials on hygiene and antibacterial resistance
Special Assistant to the President, The American University in Cairo
Cairo, Egypt. 1997 – 1998.
- Researched special issues for the president, assisted with projects, and coordinated meetings of the Board of Trustees
- Boston University School of Public Health
M.P.H., International Health, January 2001.
- Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
B.S.F.S., Middle East Studies, December 1996.
- Native speaker of English.
- Proficient oral and written French.
- Intermediate oral and written Arabic.
- Intermediate oral and written Uzbek.
- Basic Russian and Urdu.