experience Seasoned development professional and clinical nurse skilled in the management, evaluation, and operations research of global health programs across six geographic regions. Over thirty years of experience in international and domestic health care primarily at the service delivery and policy levels. Practice and project manager, and resident advisor on an array of projects focused on HIV/AIDS, family planning, reproductive health, nutrition, maternal, neonatal and child health. Adept at synthesizing disparate information into conceptual frameworks translating them into policies and programs that impact health programs on national and regional levels. Currently conducting a situation analysis of USAID and CDC’s PEPFAR programming aimed at HIV prevention with positives among most-at-risk-groups across 7 Latin American countries. Also researching and preparing technical paper focused on the role of quality improvement science on maternal, neonatal, and child health programs. Beginning a review of chronic diseases in resource limited settings in preparation for publication.
work objective In search of a long term position that will maximize my technical, management, and new business development skills.
skills Policy analysis, country level strategic planning, project management, monitoring and evaluation, applied research, institutional capacity building of governments and NGOs. Conducted recurrent cost analyses and cost-effectiveness studies in Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and the Dominican Republic. Clinical nursing skills in pediatric and adult intensive care units including care of HIV/AIDS patients; heart and heart/lung transplants; shock-trauma; and emergency room. Fluent in Spanish and Bahasa Indonesia.
innovations Co-author of manuscript that posits 10 guiding principles for health systems strengthening that informs frameworks for policy, strategy, and programming and provide benchmarks for measuring success. Spearheaded a regional strategy to reduce maternal mortality in the Americas ratified by several LAC ministers of health and endorsed by USAID, CDC, UNFPA, UNICEF, the IDB, PAHO, and the World Bank. Briefed several first ladies including Hillary Rodham Clinton at the 9th Annual Conference of the First Ladies of the Americas to advocate for policy reform. Organized and facilitated a USIS video conference among four first ladies to advocate for this regional strategy. Led a 15 year trends analysis across 16 countries that examined fiscal, demographic and health metrics. These policy recommendations led to establishment of a USAID country presence in Eastern Caribbean in order to mitigate a potential HIV/AIDS epidemic.
country experience Armenia, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Mexico, Nambia, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Viet Nam, West Bank/Palestine Authority