MESFIN TEKLU| HEALTH AND NUTRITION PARTNERSHIP LEADER
Mesfin's current work is focused on providing global leadership within Sustainable Health for strategy, capacity building, emergency response, with responsibilty for improving program quality, and measuring program outcomes. Mesfin carries out public policy work in the area of maternal & child health and is responsible for representing World Vision in key international forums. Mesfin received his MD from Jimma University, Ethiopia, and his MA from Tufts. Give Mesfin a follow on Twitter: @MesfinTeklu
DAN IRVINE| GLOBAL HEALTH AND NUTRITION SENIOR DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Dan's work focuses on bridging the gap between field implementation and global level policy & governance. He works in various sectors of development, and puts into operation the policies that will strengthen health and nutrition systems, all the way to the community level. Dan received his MSc, with a focus on Public Policy: Peace Operations, from George Mason University.
JAMES ADDIS| COMMUNICATIONS AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT OFFICER FOR THE CHILD HEALTH AND NUTRITION IMPACT STUDY (CHNIS)
James has been writing and editing with World Vision for the past eight years. He oversees the content that is produced for both internal and external stakeholders. Through story development, James is able to take information gathered from WV's field work and turn them into stories that enable all readers alike to gain a deeper insight into the core of World Vision's work. James graduated from the University of Aukland and since then, has concentrated his writing interests in aid and development.
BRIDGET AIDAM| NUTRITION RESEARCH AND EVALUATION TECHNICAL ADVISER
Bridget has more than 10 years experience in the field of nutrition. She is also an experienced programmer and researcher, and has explored and supported the implementation of projects in nutrition, health and food security in various African and Latin American countries. She worked with ADRA International from 2005 to 2011 as its senior technical advisor for health and nutrition, and has also worked with Cornell and Emory Universities, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Ghana. Bridget has expertise in programme evaluation, operational research and advocating for nutrition improvements with non-governmental and government organisations. Bridget holds a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut and a BSc in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Ghana.
DIANE BAIK| NUTRITION TECHNICAL ADVISOR
Diane is a nutritionist with expertise in capacity building, behaviour change communication (especially Positive Deviance/Hearth and Care Groups), health monitoring information systems, research, advocacy and health system strengthening. She develops training curricula and builds the capacity of local WV and Ministry of Health staff in PD/Hearth and is involved in rolling out standarised monitoring systems, including mHealth solutions for nutrition. Before joining the Nutrition Centre of Expertise in 2008, Diane worked with the Sprinkles Global Health Initiative, focusing on the efficacy of iron fortification in pregnant and lactating women in Bangladesh. Diane holds an HBSc in Nutritional Sciences, Toxicology, and East Asian Studies from the University of Toronto, and a MSc in Public Health (Health Promotion) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine(LSHTM) in the UK.
ANN CLAXTON| SUSTAINABLE HEALTH RESOURCE ACQUISITION DIRECTOR
Ann has had over 30 years of experience in management of international development, specializing in new program and new business development, project and program management, strategic planning, and policy and advocacy. Before working on World Vision's global health strategy, Ann worked in Nairobi, Kenya, where she was the Sr. HIV/AIDS Advisor for the Africa Region. Ann graduated from New York University with her MPA in International and Development Administration.
SARAH CRASS| KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT ADVISOR
Sarah is a Knowledge Management Specialist and manages the World Vision Global Health, Nutrition and HIV Community of Practice. This CoP is working to improve World Vision's Sustainable Health Global Programme through establishing peer networks, virtual information streams and learning events that lead to a better understanding and scale up of our better practices and troubleshoot our most pressing obstacles. Sarah received her Masters of Public Health from Tulane University and is currently based in Seattle, WA.
COLLEEN EMARY| EMERGENCY NUTRITION & CMAM TECHNICAL ADVISOR
Colleen has worked in the international nutrition field for over 10 years. She has provided technical and management support to nutrition programming in both the development and emergency context in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Her areas of interest include infant and young-child feeding in emergencies and the management of acute malnutrition. Colleen holds a BSc degree in nutritional science from the University of Guelph and an MSc degree in public health nutrition from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK.
SUE ENGLAND| MATERNAL NEWBORN CHILD HEALTH TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Sue England is the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Technical Director for World Vision International based in Sydney, Australia. World Vision is one of the largest international NGOs in the world and delivers community based maternal, newborn and child health programs in more than 60 developing countries worldwide. Sue has worked for World Vision for the last 7 years and has spent the last 15 years of her career supporting mothers and babies in developing countries. Prior to joining WV, she has worked for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in South Sudan and spent 2 years in East Timor as an advisor to a USAID funded project. Sue holds qualifications in nursing, midwifery, child and family health, sexual health, public health and education. Her current advocacy, policy and programming expertise centres on community mobilisation for the prevention of maternal and newborn deaths in PNG, Cambodia and East Africa. Sue has been an advisory board member to the WHO Collaborating Centre for nursing and midwifery at University of Technology Sydney (UTS) since it's inaugration in 2009.
GERARD FINNIGAN| SAPO REGION
Gerard is the Regional Health & Nutrition Advisor for SAPO. In this role, he will provide strategic thought and technical leadership at the regional level to enhance effective sustainable health programming and increase evidence based impact, influence and resources for ministry. Gerard brings over 25 year's experience in the fields of public health and international development, including 5 years with World Vision in Australia. His experience includes the leadership and management of specialist teams and organizations; providing technical program and policy advice on various sectors of public health. Currently, Gerard shares the responsibility for engaging with NO, RO, GC, and SO counterparts and external agencies, ensuring close coordination and integration with other sectors for both regional and global projects.
MICHELE GAUDRAULT| LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR
STEFAFN GERMANN| SENIOR DIRECTOR ONE GOAL CAMPAIGN & PARTNERSHIPS AND INNNOVATION
Stefan Germann, Executive Director for onegoalglobal.org (an innovative collaborative child nutrition and healthy lifestyle campaign), also leads as the Senior Director for the World Vision International Sustainable Health Partnership, Innovation and Accountability unit based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Stefan worked for over 15 years in Africa in various health leadership roles with different agencies in the area of child health related development, relief and advocacy work. His work has even included managing a large rural hospital in Zimbabwe.
AGOUSTOU GOMIS| WARO REGION
TABITHA GYGER| ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST
Tabitha is new to the World Vision Health and Nutrition team, and is currently based in Geneva, Switzerland. Previous to joining the WV team, Tabitha worked as a project assistant with the Africa CEO Forum and before that, she contributed to the organisation and facilitation of conferences for Global Hope Network International. She earnerd her Master's degree in Socio-economics from the University of Geneva.
ESTHER INDRIANI| SAPO REGION
Esther Indriani is the Regional Health & Nutrition Advisor for World Vision South Asia and Pacific Region. She works closely with World Vision’s country programs in South Asia and Pacific in the design, implementation and evaluation of diverse and evidence-based Public Health programs, with a focus on sustainable improvements in maternal, child health, nutrition, reproductive health, and infectious diseases. She has over 18 years of experience in health and nutrition sector including: ten years of public health experience in Indonesia and; seven years of international public health experience in more than ten countries. She holds a Master of Public Health degree with Honors from Maastricht University and Post Graduate Degree on Food Security and Nutrition with Distinction from Wageningen University.
ERIN JONES| GLOBAL HEALTH PROJECT COORDINATOR
Erin has had almost eight years experience in technical support to Global Health, Nutrition, WASH and HIV & AIDS Core Teams. Focusing on improving children's holistic health through preventative measures including good nutrition, breast feeding, hygiene and vaccinations, as well as psychosocial support for children and their caregivers. Erin has her MPH in Global Public Health from Emory University and her BA in Developmental Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin.
STUART KEAN| SENIOR POLICY ADVISOR VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND HIV
Dr. Stuart Kean's work over the last 13 years has included policy dialogue on CABA policies, supervising research related to community-PMTCT, social protection and the care and prevention of CABA, as well as strengthening local advocacy capacity for CABA and supporting strengthening of programming and advocacy to increase the birth registration of vulnerable children. Stuart co-chairs the Child and Family Welfare Strengthening Group of the CABA Inter Agency Task Team (IATT), and is a member of the Community Engagement Group of the PMTCT IATT, the Leadership Group of the Double Dividend and co-convenor of the Universal Birth Registration Group of Child Right Connect.
LORIA KULATHUNGAM| KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT IN NUTRITION
EMMA LITTLEDIKE| SENIOR EMERGENCY NUTRITION ADVISOR
Emma provides leadership, technical support and coordination to WVI for emergency, nutrition/acute malnutrition, particularly in the areas of programming, operational research, policy and advocacy resulting in improved quality of nutrition programs. Before joining the WV Nutrition Team, Emma worked as the Health and Nutrition Coordinator for International Medical Corps in Yemen and was a Nutrition Advisor for the Ebola Response with Save the Children, located in Sierra Leone. She graduated from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine with her MSc in Public Health Nutrition.
CAROLYN MACDONALD| NUTRITION DIRECTOR AND NUTRITION CENTRE OF EXPERTISE LEAD
Carolyn has worked for more than 25 years in International Nutrition in both programming and research that focuses on integrating multiple sectors to address malnutrition, including health and food-based approaches. She has managed nutrition programmes in Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo and the Sudan, and has conducted fortification research in Malawi. She has worked with World Vision since 1996, first as World Vision Canada's Nutrition and Health Team Director, and with World Vision International since 2008. Carolyn holds a BSc in biochemistry from McMaster University, and an MSc and PhD in Nutrition from the University of Guelph.
DR. STEVEN MALINGA| SARO REGION
Dr. Malinga is the Health, HIV and Nutrition Advisor for the SARO region. He is a medical doctor with a Master's degree in Public Health from Makerere University, Uganda (2002) and the University of Nottingham (2008) respectively. He is currently pursuing a Master's Business Administration from the Heriot Watt University-Edinburgh Businness School, United Kingdom. He has extensive experience in HIV care, treatment and support in grant management. His previous work experience include both in clinical and managerial positions in three different African countries: Uganda, South Sudan and Swaziland. Steven joined WV in 2010 and he has been serving as a project manager for a CDC-PEPFAR grant in Swaziland where he published articles on sustaining nutrition using backyard gardens, use of community expert clients to strengthen patient follow up and sustaining of adherence and retention in care for improved outcomes.
KYI MINN| EAST ASIA REGIONAL HEALTH ADVISOR
Dr. Kyi Minn has more than 25 years of experience in medicine and global health specialization for Infectious Diseases, Maternal Child Health, Nutrition, Immunization, Humanitarian emergencies and health partnership. Since 2013, Kyi has been providing technical leadership and support in devevlopment of World Vision's health, nutrition, and HIV & AIDS programming. Kyi is currently a member of the Civil Society Consultative Group for Health Nutrition as well as a member of Population at the World Bank Group, and an advisory board member to local NGOs and CBOs.
TIMOTHY MUSOMBI| EAST AFRICA REGIONAL HEALTH ADVISOR
ANNA PADEN| CHILD HEALTH AND NUTRITION IMPACT STUDY COORDINATOR
Anna has been working with World Vision for the past five years, focusing in the monitoring and evaluation of health research. She graduated with her MS from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London.
ANDO RAOBELISON| HEALTH IN EMERGENCIES TECHNICAL ADVISOR
Ando is a public health professional with over 20 years experience in public health development and emergecny relief operations, with focus on Sexual and Reproductive Health; Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health, and Health System Strengthening. She has actively represented the organisation at IATT for HIV in Emergencies and has continued to provide remote Health and HIV technical assistance at the global level in response to outbreaks in the Middle East, South East Asia and Africa. She received her Doctor of Medicine from Facultè de Mèdecine de Tananarive.
DALEEN RAUBENHEIMER-FOOT| CHANNELS OF HOPE FOR MNCH TECHNICAL ADVISOR
Daleen has been working with World Vision for the past 6 years. She provided technical support to Southern Africa Region on HIV/AIDS as the OVC Regional Technical Advisor. Daleen earned her MA in Organisational Leadership from Eastern University in Pennsylvania and before that, she earned her Nursing degree from the University of the Free State/ Universiteit van die Vrystaat.
VIKTORIA SARGSYAN| MEER REGION
Viktoria is the Health Learning Hub Lead in the Regional Health and HIV unit at the Middle East Eastern Eurasia Regional Office at World Vision International. She has worked in various WVI roles such as Maternal Newborn and Child Health Nutrition Advisor, Channels of Hope Program Coordinator etc. She obtained her MPH at the American University of Armenia and an MD from the Department of General Medicine Yerevan State Medical Institute.
ALISON SCHAFER| EMERGENCY HEALTH SPECIALIST
Alison has been working with World Vision for over 14 years and is grateful for the opportunity to work for an organisation that provides a very real opportunity to impact and save lives of the most vulnerable. She works specifically with WV's MHPSS which focuses on providing resources to support improved mental wellbeing.
SISAY SINAMO| EARO REGION
Dr. Sisay has a Masters of Public Health degree and a Doctorate Degree in Medicine. He is experienced in developmental and emergency nutrition programming in the past 15 years. He successfully coordinated World Vision CMAM institutionalization in 10 African countries. He currently provides nutrition technical capacity building & mentoring, resource mobilisation, nutrtion advocacy, research, documentation and program design, monitoring and evaluation for nine countries in East Africa Region. Dr. Sisay is currently a member of ANS, EPHA & Nutrition operational research team in the region. He published articles in journals and made presentations at international conferences. He mentored and served as advisor for students who conduct study within the organisation. Sisay is currently conducting research for his PhD program with University of Western Cape.
RAMON SOTO| LACRO REGION
Ramon J. Soto Hernandez is the Regional Health & HIV/AIDS advisor of the World Vision Latin America and the Carribean Regional Office. He provides technical leadership and assistance to the design, development and evaluation of health, nutrition and HIV/AIDS programming for WV's National offices. Before joining WV, he worked as a physician and public health practitioner, serving as Director of AIDS Program and Director Vector-Borne Diseases Division of Honduras Ministry of Health. He has had extensive experience as University Professor, and Researcher, having published more than 15 technical papers. He has served as a consultant in HIV/AIDS, health strategic planning, and child and maternal health with several multilateral, bilateral and non-governmental organisations in Honduras, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Panama and Bolivia. Ramon earned a Medical Doctor degree from National University of Honduras and Master of Health Sciences from the John Hopkins School of Public Health.
VENUS TAGAY| FINANCE COORDINATOR
Based in GC-Manila, Phillipines, Venus is responsible for the development, monitoring and reporting of Global Health and WASH budgets. She also processes all department-related payment and interfaces with various finance-related stakeholders on behalf of the Health and WASH departments. Before joining WVI, Venus has worked on preparation of financial statements, operations and financial statement audits, financial analysis, local taxation and budgeting. She is a certified public accountant and is currently taking up a Master of Science in Entrepreneurship at De La Salle University.
BETHANY TEBBE| PROGRAMME COORDINATOR
Based in Washington D.C, Bethany aids in the organisation of World Vision's Global Fund grants acquisition for Sustainable Health. Before joining the WV Team, Bethany worked with Child Fund International as a Grant Management Officer. She graduated from Ohio University with her MPH in Public Health and and MA in International Relations.
CARMEN TSE| NUTRITION TECHNICAL ADVISOR
Carmen is a nutritionist with expertise in writing and developing nutrition tools, training materials and distance learning courses, as well as providing technical support for global capacity building in nutrition. She is also a trainer for mobile phone survey data collection using OpenDataKit, and in 2013, she developed materials and trained six Asian country offices to utilise this technology. Before joining World Vision, Carmen worked as a research consultant at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and as a health and nutrition liaison officer with Emmanuel International in Malawi. She holds a BSc in Zoology and Human Biology, and an MSc in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto.
POLLY WALKER| COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER PROGRAMMING ADVISOR
Polly supports WV's broad country portfolio of WV's iniatives on CHWs related to MNCH, iCCM & community IMCI, mHealth, CHW policy & advocacy. She has been working in Africa since 2000 and through her experiences in international development, she became involved in research and programme design for the NGO sector. Polly earned her D.Phil in HIV evolution and epidemology from the University of Oxford and her BSc in Genetics from the University of Edinburgh.
KIMBERLY WENZ| PROGRAMME ASSISTANT
Kimberly assists with the programme management of the MSV programme as well as assisting in the development of the HIV/AIDS programme strategy. Before her role as the programme assistant, she assisted in the creation of the Grants Acquisition and Management strategy evaluation. Kimberly holds a Masters in Social Work from Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
MIRIAM YIANNAKIS| NUTRITION POLICY & PARTNERSHIP ADVISOR
Miriam is a nutritionist with more than 10 years experience in programme management and technical support. She has experience in several countries in Southern Africa, Asia and Pacific regions, including seven years with the Micronutrient and Health programme in Malawi. Her expertise lies in managing integrated multi-sectoral programmes for results in maternal and child health and nutrition. In Malawi, she worked with a team to develop a sustainable small business providing fofrtified food to the rural population. She now fafcilitates global nutrition capacity-building iniatives as well as serving as an advisor on global nutrition policy work and external partnerships.