Speaker Catalogue

Afua Nkuman Aggrey

Program Officer

Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Management Project

Afua Nkumah Aggrey is an experienced health supply chain professional with significant experience in FP/RH and maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) commodity management.

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Kabir AHMED

Independent Consultant

Kabir Ahmed, is a specialist in Public Health, MCH/FP, Child Survival, Health Management and Disease Surveillance. . He retired as Senior Technical Adviser, UNFPA HQ in 2017.

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Laila Akhlaghi

Senior Technical Advisor

John Snow, Inc.

Laila is a pharmacists and a supply chain professional working for John Snow, Inc. providing TA to countries and managing the FP Access Program activities for over 6 years.

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Moazzam Ali

Epidemiologist

World Health Organzation

A physician with doctorate in public health and currently an Epidemiologist at WHO Headquarters. Main interests: implementation research, QoC and financing in reproductive health.

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Deborah Armbruster

Sr. Maternal and Newborn Health Advisor

USAID

Nurse-midwife, MPH and ACNM fellow. Has 30 yrs experience in MH/ RH programs. At USAID, led work with UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities and is on the MNCH commodities team.

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Andrea Bare

Senior Advisor, Healthcare

William Davidson Institute @ the University of Michigan

Andrea is a Senior Advisor with WDI. She partners with donor, consulting and implementing organizations to analyze global health markets and advance total market solutions.

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Jeffrey Barnes

Chief of Party, Nepal

Abt Associates, SHOPS Plus

Jeff Barnes is currently Chief of Party for SHOPS Plus in Nepal, where he leads a small team to build the capacity of the national social marketing organization, CRS Company.

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Netra Bhatta

Family Planning Program Specialist

USAID

Mr. Netra Bhatta, MPH with expertise in reproductive health and family planning. Currently, he has been working with USAID Nepal as Senior Family Planning Program Specialist.

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Jennifer Blum

Vice President for Programs and Strategic Initiatives

Gynuity Health Projects

Jennifer works at Gynuity where she leads research and programs on reproductive health including technologies aimed at improving access medical abortion globally.

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Alan Bornbusch

Division Chief, Commodity Security and Logistics, Office of Population and Reproductive Health

U.S. Agency for International Development

Alan leads a program of over $50 million annually to procure FP/RH commodities and provide supply chain technical assistance worldwide.

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Hillary Bracken

Senior Director

Gynuity Health Projects

Hillary Bracken is a Senior Director at Gynuity Health Projects, where she has conducted research in reproductive and maternal health for over a decade.

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Tracey Brett

Regulatory Director

DKT WomanCare

Tracey Brett is a global SC specialist with over 15 years’ experience in global supply chain management and RA. Currently she is the Regulatory Director for DKT WomanCare & consults for FHI360.

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Jane Briggs

Senior Principal Technical Advisor

Management Sciences for Health

Jane Briggs is Senior Principal Technical Advisor at MSH, where she works to support improved access to and use of medicines and commodities for maternal and child health.

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Kaitlin Christenson

Director, Access Collaborative

PATH

Kaitlin Christenson is the Director of the Access Collaborative at PATH, a global initiative to expand women's contraceptive access by supporting the scale up of DMPA-SC.

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Megan Christofield

Technical Advisor

Jhpiego

Megan provides program design, advocacy, and innovation support to Jhpiego’s FP portfolio, including for new product introduction, and scale-up of implants.

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Kimberly Cole

Technical Advisor

USAID

Kimberly Cole, MPH, MSc, provides support to USAID Missions, manages global private sector FP projects and leads some of USAID's DMPA-SC work.

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Rodica Comendant

Consultant

Concept Foundation

Dr.Comendant is an Ob/Gyn assoc. professor at the University of Moldova, head of the RHTC in Chisinau and the RTC for EECA, and is a Consultant for Concept Foundation and WHO.

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Denise Corsel

Researcher

University of Leicester

Denise is currently pursuing a PhD in Management while working on various projects related to reproductive health, development, disaster management, resilience and avoidable deaths

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Teshome Dires

Senior Adviser for IMPACT teams

JSI, AIDSFree

Teshome Dires is JSI Senior Advisor for Data IMPACT Teams with AIDSFree and coordinates the project initiative on IMPACT Teams, to foster supply chain data for decision making.

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Shannon Egan

Innovations Program Officer

Jhpiego

Shannon provides technical leadership and practical support in human-centered design, systems thinking, and innovation across Jhpiego's technical and global portfolios.

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Lawrence Evans

Director, Country and Core Programs

USP - PQM

Lawrence Evans III, Ph.D., M.P.H. is the Director of Country & Core Programs in the Promoting the Quality of Medicines program implemented by the U.S. Pharmacopeia.

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Laura Frye

Program Associate

Gynuity Health Projects

Laura is a Program Associate at Gynuity where she works across the postpartum hemorrhage, medical abortion, and pregnancy failure portfolios in the US, Uganda, and Myanmar.

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Suzanne Gold

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Chemonics International

Suzanne Gold is M&E Specialist on the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program–Procurement and Supply Management, and the lead implementer of the Contraceptive Security Indicators.

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Jay Gribble

Deputy Director for Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Health Policy Plus

Jay Gribble, ScD brings more than 30 years of experience to the field of international family planning, bringing expertise in policy, research, and communication.

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Alexis Heaton

Senior Technical Advisor

John Snow, Inc.

Alexis Heaton is a Senior Technical Advisor at John Snow Inc., providing supply chain technical expertise to several projects, including the Coordinated Supply Planning group.

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Hitesh Hurkchand

Principal Consultant, Medicines Supply

Interagency Supply Chain Group (ISG)

Hitesh is the convener of the Interagency Supply Chain Group, an informal coalition of 16 supply chain partners. He strategizes & incubates from within & supports the NZ All Blacks.

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Danielle Jurman

Humanitarian Sexual and Reproductive Health Supplies Officer

UNFPA

Danielle works with UNFPAs Humanitarian Office in Geneva, supporting field offices and partners to understand and manage the IARH kits and broader humanitarian SRH supplies.

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Bergson KAKULE

Deputy Program Manager & Quality Advisor

Care international

Born in Rutshuru /North Kivu/ Democratic Republic of Congo, Bergson KAKULE is a Doctor in General Medicine.He is working as a Deputy Program Manager in a SRH project (FP/PAC).

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Balkrishna Khakurel

Policy and Governance Advisor

USAID/GHSC-PSM

Working as Advisor in USAID/GHSC-PSM Project aiming uninterrupted availability of health commodities through strengthened supply chain governance and data quality.

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Sarah Kozlen

Supply Chain Data and Technology Specialist

RHSC

Sarah Kozlen joined RHSC in 2018 after many years working in supply chain within the private sector, most recently with Microsoft. She serves as the current CARhs Administrator.

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Catherine Kilfedder

Programme Adviser for IPPF's Global Comprehensive Abortion Care Initiative

IPPF

Catherine is the Programme Adviser for IPPF's Global Comprehensive Abortion Care Initiative, working in 16 countries to increase access to safe abortion and contraception.

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Joyce Kyalo

Regional Health Financing and Advocacy Advisor

Evidence for Action, MamaYe - Options

Joyce Kyalo is a skilled and well experienced Health Systems, Policy and Planning Specialist. She has advised the Ministry of Health and other projects in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Patrick Kuma-Aboagye

Director of the Family Health Division, Ghana Health Service

Ghana Health Service

With over 25 years of clinical and public health service, Dr. Aboagye (MD, MPH) is responsible for the Departments of Reproductive and Child Health, Nutrition and Health Promotion.

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Pete Lambert

Director, Program Management

Monash University

Pete is a pharmaceutical scientist specialising in global health and access to medicines. He manages a global project to develop a heat stable, inhaled oxytocin product for PPH.

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Barbara Lamphere

Senior Technical Advisor

John Snow, Inc.

For 33 years, Ms. Lamphere has applied strategies to improve product availability in reproductive health, immunization, MNCH, and CCM programs in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

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Sandra Laney

Senior Advisor

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr. Sandra Laney is a global health and development scientist, currently serving as a Senior Advisor for the Family Planning Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Matiko Machagge

Country Team Lead

inSupply Health Tanzania

Matiko Machagge is the Country Team Lead for Supply Health in Tanzania. He has over ten years of professional experience in public health supply chain management (SCM).

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Tanya Mahajan

Co-coordinator

Menstrual Health Alliance India

Menstrual health researcher and policy advocate with a mission of enhancing women's agency in accessing menstrual health options based on informed choice.

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Lauren Maldonado

Research Associate

FHI 360

Lauren Maldonado is a researcher for FHI 360 and AMPATH, living in Kenya. She is an MPH graduate of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and a fourth year MD candidate.

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Chastain Mann

CEO

Mann Global Health, llc

Chastain Mann is the CEO of MGH and has 30 years of experience in the field. Previously with PSI and WCG, she now leads teams that assess and improve health product markets.

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Evangelina Martich

Project Coordinator

Barcelona Institute for Global Health

Currently Project Coordinator at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health and independent consultant. PhD in Social Policy, Master in Public Health, B.A in Political Science.

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Michelle McIntosh

Professor

Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monsash University (MIPS)

Michelle leads several drug development research programs at MIPS including preclinical PK studies, novel drug delivery systems and the assessment of drug stability and efficacy.

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Branwen Millar

Humanitarian Project Coordinator

UNFPA

Prior to joining UNFPA's Asia-Pacific Regional Office Branwen worked for UNICEF and UNESCO. She has a Masters of Public Administration from Columbia University.

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Seloi Mogatle

Technical Specialist

UNFPA

Ms. Seloi Mogatle is a Technical Specialist in charge of the Quality Assurance of Medicines at UNFPA. She holds a Master of Pharmacy degree and a MSc in Pharmaceutics

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Nancy Muller

Senior Program Officer

PATH

Nancy Muller is a senior program officer at PATH where she champions menstrual health efforts to reduce barriers to women and girls’ health, development, and empowerment.

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Maggie Murphy

Technical Advisor

JSI

Maggie Murphy, MPH is a Technical Advisor with John Snow Inc. (JSI) and works on the Family Planning Access Program (FPAP).

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Angeline Mutunga

Director, Policy and Advocacy

Jhpiego

Angela offers overall strategic leadership to Jhpiego’s P & A unit charged with advocating for high-impact health programs and policies at national, regional and global levels.

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Shamirah Nakalema

Training Coordinator

WoMena Uganda

Bachelor’s degree in Adult and community Education, 29 years old female Ugandan currently working as Training Coordinator and Junior Project Manager with WoMena Uganda.

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Shankar Narayanan

Managing Director

PSI India Pvt Ltd

Shankar believes in the power of marketing.After 25 years in health sector, his expectations of markets and state is tempered.Yet he believes consumers will drive change faster!

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Radha Paudel

Director

Radha Paudel Foundation

Radha Paudel is an Author, Activist and working in Radha Paudel Foundation for educating, empowering and emancipating the girls and women at home, school, community and everywhere.

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Nora Quesada

President

ForoLAC

An Economist and MBA, with 30 years of experience in international development in LAC, Asia, and Africa, provides TA in supply chain management for public and private organizations

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Kate Rademacher

Techincal Advisor

FHI 360

Kate Rademacher works in the Contraceptive Technology Innovation department at FHI 360 where she supports the development and introduction of new, long-acting contraceptives.

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Megan Rauscher

Maternal and Child Health Technical Coordinator

Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Management Project

With eight years of experience in maternal and child health (MCH) systems strengthening, Megan Rauscher currently provides MCH technical assistance at USAID GHSC-PSM.

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Saumya RamaRao

Senior Associate

Population Council

Saumya RamaRao has been engaged in the introduction of vaginal rings in LMIC markets for the past few years. She is also the chair of the NURHT caucus of the RHSC.

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Pinky Singh Rana

Board Member

Safe Motherhood Network Federation

Pinky Singh Rana is a researcher and practitioner with more than two decades of experience in Nepal's social development sector, with a focus on gender equality and women's health.

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Sarah Rich

Senior Advisor, Sexual and Reproductive Health

Women's Refugee Commission

Sarah has worked for 15 years in SRH and related programs across development and humanitarian contexts. She currently leads an inter-agency working group on humanitarian supplies.

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Wilberto Robles

Sr. Director, Global Regulatory Affairs

WCG Cares

Wilberto Robles B.S. MCC is a global regulatory expert with over eighteen years of experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device and cosmetic industries.

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Vinit SHARMA

Regional Technical Adviser - RH & RHCS

UNFPA

Vinit Sharma is a medical doctor who has won numerous international awards. He has previously worked with WHO and UNICEF and is currently the regional adviser for RH/RHCS in UNFPA.

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Sarah Shaw

Head of Advocacy

Marie Stopes International

Sarah has been part of the SRHR movement for sixteen years. Initially at IPPF and now at Marie Stopes International.

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Raman Shrestha

Evidence to Action Manager

Sunaulo Parivar Nepal/ Marie Stopes International

Dr. Shrestha is a public health researcher who specializes in issues related to maternal and child health including SRHR among vulnerable populations.

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Sunil Shrestha

Treasurer/ National Coordinator

Safe Motherhood Network Federation Nepal/ White Ribbon Alliance Nepal

Sunil Shrestha serves as both Treasurer of the Safe Motherhood Network Federation Nepal and National Coordinator of the White Ribbon Alliance Nepal.

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John Skibiak

Director

Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition

John Skibiak brings more than 30 years of experience in the development field, most of it spent managing, directing, and leading reproductive health programmes in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

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Martyn Smith

Managing Director

Family Planning 2020

Martyn demonstrates a passionate commitment to the delivery of high quality, client-centered RH services with extensive leadership in both Africa and Asia over the last 10 years.

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Rachel Silverman

Policy Fellow

Safe Motherhood Network Federation Nepal/ White Ribbon Alliance Nepal

Rachel Silverman is a Policy Fellow at the Center for Global Development, where she leads policy-oriented research on global health financing, evidence, and incentives.

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Muhammad Tariq

Country Director

Chemonics International Inc., USAID Global Health Supply Chain

Dr. Tariq, graduate of UW, Washington, is a public health scientist, serving communities since 1987 with PSI, FHI and JSI. With Chemonics, he is the Country Director of Pakistan.

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Ellen Tompsett

Global Collaboration Manager

GHSC-PSM

Ellen T. Tompsett is the Global Collaboration Manager for the USAID GHSC-PSM project. Tompsett has over fifteen years of experience in supply chain management and holds an MBA.

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John Townsend

Director, Country Strategy

Population Council

John Townsend, PhD, is Director of Country Strategy at the Population Council. Townsend also serves as chair of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, and the ICA Foundation.

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Hayley Traeger

Special Projects Lead

GHSC-PSM

Hayley is a special project lead with the Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management project focused on supply chain visibility initiatives.

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Jagdish Upadhyay

Member of RHSC EC

RHSC Executive Committee

A leader in SRHR, FP & commodity security his whole career including +21 years at UNFPA, Jagdish is recognized as an expert in the field. He is a founding member of the RHSC’s EC.

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Julia White

Director for the Global Family Planning Visibility and Analytics Network (Global FP VAN)

Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition

Julia leads the Global FP VAN initiative. She drives change to establish a collaborative platform where members use the same data to collectively make FP supply chain decisions.

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KATE WRIGHT

Supply Chain Adviser

UNFPA

Kate is currently on a two year secondment from DFID, where she was a Senior Commercial Adviser. In her UNFPA role she is leading on Supply Chain Management reform.

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Beth Yeager

Maternal and Child Health Task Order Director

Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Management Project

Beth Yeager is a maternal and child health commodities expert with over 25 years of experience designing and implementing health programs.

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Romaric Ghislain ZARAMBAUD

Chief of Young and Elderly Health Service

Ministry of Health and Population

Doctor with a Master in Nutritional Sciences. Since 2018 Chief of Young and Elderly health service.

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Feng Zhou

Deputy Director General

China Contraceptives Supply Administration (CCSA)

2001-Present. CCSA. Deputy Director-General.
1995-2001. Economic Development Research Center of China Forestry administration.
1982-1995. China Forestry Press

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