Jhpiego is an international non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For more than 40 years and in more than 150 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families. Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people. Jhpiego develops strategies to help countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care. Jhpiego designs innovative, effective and low-cost health care solutions that are breaking down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations.
President and CEO
Dr. Leslie Mancuso is the President and CEO of Jhpiego, an international non-profit health organization that is affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. For 42 years and in 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked with front-line health workers to design and implement low-cost, innovative solutions to prevent the needless death of women and their families.
Chief Operating Officer
Edwin “Joe” Judd joined Jhpiego in November 2007 as the Chief Operating Officer. He oversees the offices of Technical Leadership, Global Programs, Finance and Administration, and Global Human Resources
Senior Vice President of Technical Leadership and Global Programs
Dr. Alain Damiba is an international public health professional with more than 25 years of clinical, programmatic and executive management experience. His primary areas of expertise are maternal health, reproductive health
Chief HR and Administrative Officer
Manjushree (Manju) Badlani is a senior human resources and administrative professional with over thirty years of international experience. Her expertise is in aligning HR to the strategic direction of the organization
Chief Information Officer
Glenn Strachan is a seasoned international development executive whose career has spanned the globe as well as IT disciplines—from programming inventory management systems to being a Chief Information Officer (CIO), Vice President (VP), and Senior ICT advisor
Vice President Innovations and Medical Director
Dr. Harshad Sanghvi is an internationally recognized expert in MNH and RH/FP with 30 years of experience in developing innovative solutions for low resource settings and in implementing evidence-based and programmatic best practices in more than 24 countries
Vice President, New Program Development
Richard Lamporte joined Jhpiego as Director of New Program Development in 2007, and brings 20 years of international development experience along with field assignments in 20 countries across three continents. Mr. Lamporte provides strategic leadership for the development
Vice President, Global Engagement and Communications
Melody McCoy is the Vice President of Global Engagement and Communications for Jhpiego. Having joined Jhpiego in 2008, she has assisted in growing substantially the domestic reputation of the organization
Director, Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP)
Vice President, DC Operations
Dr. Koki Agarwal is an internationally recognized expert in safe motherhood, reproductive health, and family planning policies and programs, as well as promoting policy dialogue and advocacy for policy reform. She has more than 25 years of service delivery experience in reproductive health
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Ronald F. Geary is a seasoned international finance professional with strong experience in the areas of global health and development awards, most notably those from the U.S. Agency for International Development
Director of Family Planning and Reproductive Health, and Cervical Cancer Prevention (CECAP) Programs
With expertise in cervical cancer, infection prevention, sexually transmitted infections, family planning and maternal and newborn care, Dr. Lu has helped develop national reproductive health training systems in more than a dozen countries across the globe. Dr. Lu leads Jhpiego’s efforts to advocate and implement evidence-based approaches to cervical cancer prevention in low-resource settings.
Director of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases
Ms. Curran is Jhpiego’s Director of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases and a recognized expert in the field. Her work in Africa has focused on scaling up HIV counseling and testing and voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). She has overseen Jhpiego’s VMMC work in 11 countries. Jhpiego-supported programs have resulted in more than 1 million circumcisions as part of comprehensive HIV-prevention efforts.
Tigistu Adamu Ashengo
Associate Medical Director, Technical Leadership Office
Dr. Adamu is a public health and clinical expert in the prevention, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS. As a trainer and advocate, he has led extensive efforts to develop strategies for voluntary medical male circumcision and the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
Senior Malaria Specialist
Dr. Brieger is Jhpiego’s Senior Malaria Specialist and a professor at The Johns Hopkins University. His work focuses on health education, community participation, malaria, primary health care, training, program evaluation and qualitative methods.
Director of the Global Learning Office
Dr. Johnson leads the global learning team in supporting the education and training dimensions of Jhpiego’s projects around the world. This includes developing strategic approaches to training and pre-service education, overseeing trainer development, instructional design and monitoring and evaluation of training efforts. As an expert nurse and midwife, Dr. Johnson also leads Jhpiego’s nurses and midwives in efforts to strengthen the global nursing and midwifery workforce.
Senior Technical Advisor
Ms. Bluestone is a nurse-midwife. She provides leadership and technical assistance for pre-service education and in-service training programs for medical, nursing and midwifery schools. She also works to revise national nursing and midwifery curriculums for skills training and evaluation of tutors and preceptors and training.
Director, Health Systems Development
Dr. Necochea’s expertise is in health programs and services management and quality management. Co-developer of the Standards-Based Management and Recognition (SBM-R®) approach for performance and quality improvement, Dr. Necochea has done extensive work on human capacity development, including performance support systems, supervision, deployment and incentives, information systems and workplace safety and health.
Family Planning Team Leader, MCSP
Ms. Pfitzer is a public health professional with experience in program design, implementation and evaluation of health service delivery and human capacity building. She serves as the Family Planning Team Leader for USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP).
Alice T. Liu, MBA
Director, Digital Health
Ms. Liu is responsible for the strategy, development and implementation of health system strengthening digital health interventions for program initiatives in limited-resource environments. Ms. Liu has worked in digital development for global health, financial services (mobile money), and agriculture and previously worked in the tech sector in California.
Gladys Tetteh, MD, MPH
Dr. Tetteh has worked in malaria prevention and control for 20 years. She has experience providing technical and programmatic support to over 40 countries across many malaria intervention areas. These include malaria case management, malaria in pregnancy, seasonal malaria chemoprevention, vector control using insecticide-treated nets, monitoring and evaluation, surveillance, and operations research, including clinical drug trials. At Jhpiego, Dr. Tetteh works to ensure technical excellence across Jhpiego’s portfolio of malaria projects by providing vision, leadership and oversight for the malaria unit.