Rich Lamporte joined Jhpiego as Director of New Program Development in 2007, and brings 25 years of international development experience along with field assignments in 20 countries across three continents. Mr. Lamporte provides strategic leadership for the development of new programs. During his tenure, Jhpiego’s sponsored portfolio has increased six times above the 2007 level, including expansion of Jhpiego’s work in maternal and newborn health, family planning, HIV/AIDS, point-of-care service integration and related innovations. Mr. Lamporte serves as the home office lead for urban health, a growing program area.
Mr. Lamporte previously served as Vice President for Development at Partners of the Americas. There he developed new programs related to good governance, economic development, community mobilization, sports and youth development, cultural exchange and education. He played a pivotal role in expanding business development opportunities through the advancement of multilateral partnerships, such as the Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund, and doubled individual fundraising. Mr. Lamporte began at Partners managing income-generating projects throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
Mr. Lamporte has served as a sustainable development and urban planning consultant for both UN Habitat and the Inter-American Development Bank. Mr. Lamporte began his career in Chile, where he served in the Peace Corps’ pioneer municipal management program, developing one of the country’s first participatory development plans in the locality of Lautaro.
Mr. Lamporte is a board member of Team River Runner, which promotes health and healing of wounded veterans through boating. An Eagle Scout and former Emergency Medical Technician, he earned a master’s degree in urban and regional planning with a specialization in international development from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.