Resume

Qualifications

  • 15+ years of progressive and social justice minded public health practice.
  • Skilled instructional designer with extensive experience in training design, curriculum development, facilitation, and capacity building for national, local, and community-based health interventions, systems, and programs.
  • Resourceful problem solver with demonstrated skills in community fieldwork, particularly in low-resource settings.
  • Proven success at communicating technical and sensitive topics with the homeless, prison inmates, sex workers, and youth living with HIV among other communities.
Associate director of training and learning
Community Tracing Collaborative
Partners In Health
04/20-Present
  • Training lead for COVID-19 response for the Community Tracing Collaborative, a joint effort between Partners in Health and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Directed and managed the Training and Learning team comprised of 20 mentors, 14 training specialists, and a team of 10 peer supporters.
  • Trained a remote team of 4300+ case investigators and contact tracers who made 10,000+ calls per-day to encourage safe isolation of cases, COVID testing for contacts, and support and monitoring during isolation and quarantine.
  • Iteratively developed live and asynchronous training to be responsive to the changing pandemic.
Independent Consultant
12/17-Present

Combined Jewish Philanthropies: Developed a series of four short trainings on leadership and management, including on delegation, feedback, self-advocacy, and accountability.

Project Hope: Developed and delivered a two-day remote training for 12 Community Health Workers in nine communities across Abaco, Bahamas, on the essentials of the CHW role, COVID-19, and WASH.

Partners In Health: Redesigned and updated mental health training materials to allow for adaptation and adoption across the Partners In Health sites.

Americares: Hurricane Dorian Relief.  In partnership with the Ministry of Health and UNFPA, developed a Community Health Volunteer program in eight Dorian-affected communities across five Cays in the Abacos, Bahamas.

ICAP at Columbia University:

RTI International: Global facilitator for the USAID Introduction to the Program Cycle,  a five-day introductory course to project management. 

UNICEF Maldives: Trained health care workers nationwide on adolescent HIV prevention. Designed and delivered a five-day interactive training and supported initiatives to engage young people in HIV prevention activities. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Haiti: Developed and led a three-day leadership and management training for 15 senior managers.

Lifelong AIDS Alliance:  Project and development support for the Seattle AIDS Walk and Dining Out for Life

Training and Outreach Specialist
Acting Director Food Access
Senior Leadership Training Manager
Training and Curriculum Specialist
Partners In Health, Boston, MA
08/14-03/18

Supported the development of a mental health training initiative for four cadres of Haitian healthcare workers.

Developed and facilitated a comprehensive and iterative orientation for clinicians and staff deploying to West Africa as a part of the West African Ebola response; led weekly pre-deployment trainings for three months.

Created a nine-module training curriculum for 600+ Sierra Leonean Ebola Response Community Healthcare Workers.  Led efforts to train the trainers and ensure quality and training fidelity across multiple trainings and with multiple trainers.

Trained Ebola Survivors to act as patient caregivers in the Port Loko Maforki Ebola Treatment Unit.

Collaborated with the PIH Sierra Leone teams, the Port Loko district health management team, and the World Health Organization to support training initiatives for American and Sierra Leonean healthcare workers.

Established and implemented an ongoing skill-building training series for managers and individual contributors at PIH. Created and implemented a day-long orientation for managers.

Led the implementation of a three-day leadership and management training across multiple PIH sites including at PIH mission-partner site, Pivot in Madagascar.

Lead the PIH-Navajo Nation team responsible for the Navajo Nation Fruits and Vegetable Prescription Program (FVRx); monitored progress of 22 implementation teams, 400+ participating families, developed partners, and trained implementation teams on the program.

Supported efforts of Navajo Nation community health representatives to earn credentialing with the New Mexico Department of Health.

Continuing Education Coordinator
University of Washington Department of Global Health and the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH), Seattle, WA
12/13-08/14

Supported in-person and on-line courses in Global Program Leadership and Management for up to 800 participants worldwide.

Developed eLearning modules to support international health education programming, including a ten-month long training for laboratorians from the Middle East and North Africa.

Assisted with in-country training programs across I-TECH’s global portfolio by developing videos, online learning modalities, creating training storyboards, and managing learning management systems.

Developed a curriculum for screening and counseling for gender-based violence in South African health care settings.

District HIV Technical Advisor
United States Peace Corps, Peace Corps Response
Kasungu District Council, Kasungu, Malawi
11/11-08/12

Designed, implemented, and facilitated a comprehensive HIV- and violence-prevention program for Kasungu Prison inmates.  Trained 60 inmates as Peer Educators; oversaw inmate-led HIV prevention campaigns.

Assisted in planning, coordinating, and implementing district-level programs and activities at the prison which comply with the National AIDS Commission Action Framework for prevention and treatment of HIV.

Supported HIV-focused project proposal development and project implementation at the district level.

Country Program Officer
John Snow, Inc., Arlington, VA
03/11-11/11

Backstopped the USAID | DELIVER project technical development activities for supply chain strengthening for public health in in Malawi, Rwanda, Burkina Faso, and Madagascar.

Direct responsibility for day-to-day operations, ongoing communication and routine monitoring of country and DC-based initiatives that responded to technical issues in the field.

Provided support to and management of field offices that implement the donors’ programs.

Trained Malagasy community-based health care providers in appropriate quantification and forecasting for essential medicines to avoid stock-outs.

Coordinated a quantitative and qualitative logistics assessment of 150 public health facilities in Rwanda.

HIV Technical Advisor
United States Peace Corps, Public Health Coordinator
Education Fights AIDS, International, Maroua, Cameroon        09/08-12/10

Technical advisor to a network of eight associations of youth living with HIV in the Extreme North of Cameroon.

Created, facilitated, and supervised a comprehensive, participatory 14-day HIV Peer Education curriculum.  Conducted three cycles of the training in a limited-resource setting.

Trained more than 60 youth community-based Peer Educators who have reached more than 20,000 community members with messages of HIV prevention, treatment, and stigma reduction.

Secured and managed two PEPFAR grants for the Peer Education program.  Fundraised to support the medical costs of EFA members.

Assessed community-based knowledge, skills, and attitudes regarding HIV and STI prevention and stigma.

Managed a two-week “Men as Partners” seminar for 30 young men who are affected or infected with HIV.  Concretely trained the men how to live “positively”, the essentials of reproductive health, healthy decision making, and HIV prevention from a progressively gendered approach.

HIV Prevention Counselor
Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia, PA
03/06-09/08

Counseled and tested a diverse clientele regarding HIV and sexually transmitted infections.  Worked with clients to create appropriate plans for reducing the likelihood of contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Referred clients to appropriate services and agencies to address drug and alcohol use/abuse, case management services, and general health care services.  Linked newly diagnosed clients to medical care, early intervention services, and case management services.

AIDS Walk Team Outreach Assistant
AIDS Fund, Philadelphia, PA
08/04-12/05

Coordinated and registered more than 500 teams and 20,000 individual walkers for the annual AIDS Walk Philadelphia. Maintained database of donations and donors.

Assisted in monthly fundraisers that benefit HIV/AIDS service providers in the Delaware Valley.

Development Instructor/Teacher
ADPP- Escola de Artes e Ofícios, Nhamatanda, Mozambique
05/02-05/03, 06/05-08/05

Taught English, computer skills, and general knowledge and facilitated a women’s wellness group at a rural vocational school.

Coordinated with a local nurse and district physician to provide students with professional medical consultations at the school.  Assured student adherence with recommended treatments.

Degrees 

University of Washington, Seattle, WA                                Master of Public Health, Department of Global Health
06/14

Thesis: Risky Business: Condom failure as experienced by female sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya published in Culture, Health & Sexuality, September 2016.

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA                    Bachelor of Arts with a major in cultural anthropology
08/08

Recipient of the Michael P. Murray Scholarship. Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Dean’s List.