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Position: Technical Director, Strategic Management
Education: B.A., Anthropology and Women’s Studies, University of Pittsburgh;
Master’s in Public Health, focusing on Global and Women’s Health, George Mason University
Why did you decide to join MHRP?
I’ve always had a passion for working in the sphere of global health, and I wanted to work for an organization that is at the forefront of both research and program implementation. Additionally, I wholeheartedly believe in the mission of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, and I wanted to continue working in this domain.
What does your job entail?
I develop and monitor strategies and processes that ensure our PEPFAR sites strive to be as efficient as possible while delivering quality healthcare to both military and civilian populations.
What are you currently working on?
I’m currently working on new reporting tools and processes that will take effect in FY15. These structures will allow sites to execute the required activities and priorities set forth by the U.S. government teams in country.
What has been most rewarding about your MHRP experience?
I enjoy traveling to the sites and conducting field visits. Each time I visit a DoD-supported health facility or organization, I’m reminded of why I do what I do. It’s extremely rewarding and pushes me that much harder to continue working to the best of my ability.
What are the best aspects of your current job?
I like problem-solving and identifying solutions that allow for optimal program implementation. I also enjoy developing metrics that allow our operations to tangibly measure the many successes of our programs.
What do like best about working at MHRP?
I enjoy the personal interactions with my HQ colleagues and also admire the remarkable dedication of my colleagues based at our seven sites. They have extremely challenging positions, and I am in awe of their resiliency and work ethic.