The Global Health Advocacy Incubator is home to a team of leading experts with hands-on experience directing successful policy advocacy campaigns around the world. Our expertise spans health policy issues and crosses disciplines, and together, we deliver policy change that saves lives. Our team represents the best in global advocacy, with the communications, legal, research and capacity building skills working together to design and execute winning campaigns. We are passionate about our role as an incubator of global health advocates, and our team members are entrepreneurial, innovative and deeply committed to our mission and values. Just like our work, our team is global, based both in Washington, DC and the countries where we work.

Yolonda C. Richardson
Yolonda C. Richardson
President and CEO
Lucy Martinez Sullivan
Lucy Martinez Sullivan
Senior Vice President
Verónica Irene Schoj, MD
Verónica Irene Schoj, MD
Vice President, Food and Nutrition Policy
Vandana Shah
Vandana Shah
Vice President, Health Systems Strengthening
Robert Eckford
Robert Eckford
Program Director
Ariana Childs Graham
Ariana Childs Graham
Program Director
Libby Jones
Libby Jones
Program Director
Hema S. Khanchandani
Hema S. Khanchandani
Program Director
Luján Abramo, JD, LL.M
Luján Abramo, JD, LL.M
Legal Advisor, Global
Adeolu Adebiyi
Adeolu Adebiyi
Regional Senior Advisor for the FPP Advocacy Fund in Africa
Tayo Ajayi
Tayo Ajayi
Program Manager
Sarwar E. Alam
Sarwar E. Alam
Bangladesh Communications Manager
Shariful Alam, PhD
Shariful Alam, PhD
Bangladesh Coordinator
Emmanuel Alhassan, PhD
Emmanuel Alhassan, PhD
Nigeria Coordinator
Jozette Allah-Mensah
Jozette Allah-Mensah
Communications and Digital Engagement Manager
Corina Alvarez
Corina Alvarez
Associate Director, Communications
Kesaundra Alves
Kesaundra Alves
Legal Consultant
Joy Amafah
Joy Amafah
Nigeria Coordinator
Kati Anderson
Kati Anderson
Communications Director
Christy Arevalo
Christy Arevalo
Program Associate
Stephen Atasige
Stephen Atasige
Ghana Coordinator
Deborah Backman
Deborah Backman
Global Program and Financial Compliance Officer
Berta Bekele
Berta Bekele
Industry Advisory, Africa
Om Prakash Bera, MD
Om Prakash Bera, MD
Regional Advisor, Asia
Marjorie Blum
Marjorie Blum
Program Associate
Lexi Bullick
Lexi Bullick
Program Manager
Juan Carballo, JD, LL.M
Juan Carballo, JD, LL.M
Senior Legal Advisor
Olivia Carter
Olivia Carter
Program and Financial Compliance Officer
TJ Carter
TJ Carter
Executive Assistant
Mervyn Christian
Mervyn Christian
Director, Advocacy and Capacity Strengthening
Esubalew Dadi, LL.B, LL.M
Esubalew Dadi, LL.B, LL.M
Food Policy Director, Africa
Ela Dhankhar
Ela Dhankhar
Program Associate
Aaron Emmel
Aaron Emmel
Director of Strategic Outreach and Marketing
Niola Etienne
Niola Etienne
Research Assistant
Mariana de Araujo Ferraz
Mariana de Araujo Ferraz
Associate Director, Advocacy
Nadia Flexner
Nadia Flexner
Associate Director, Research
Sofía Rincón Gallardo Patiño, PhD
Sofía Rincón Gallardo Patiño, PhD
Associate Director, Advocacy
Qian Geng
Qian Geng
Director, Cardiovascular Health, China
Lopa Ghosh
Lopa Ghosh
Lead Consultant, India Communications
Bui Thi Thu Giang
Bui Thi Thu Giang
Program Assistant, Vietnam
Evelyn Gitz, PhD
Evelyn Gitz, PhD
Senior Advisor, Food and Nutrition Policy
Gema Granados Hidalgo
Gema Granados Hidalgo
Colombia Coordinator
Aura Guerrero, LL.B., LL.M
Aura Guerrero, LL.B., LL.M
Global Legal Advisor
Jamil Gunawan
Jamil Gunawan
Indonesia Coordinator
Abdullahi Hamza Hassan
Abdullahi Hamza Hassan
Kano State Coordinator, Nigeria
Julianne Hopper
Julianne Hopper
Program Associate
Sovadhanak Hun
Sovadhanak Hun
Cambodia Coordinator
Munawar Hussain
Munawar Hussain
Pakistan Coordinator
Doan Thi Thu Huyen
Doan Thi Thu Huyen
Country Director, Vietnam
Lorena Ibarra
Lorena Ibarra
Senior Advisor, Industry interference
Sibhatu Kassa
Sibhatu Kassa
Ethiopia Coordinator
Justinian Kateera
Justinian Kateera
Uganda Coordinator
Jaspreet Kaur Pal
Jaspreet Kaur Pal
Communications Lead
Asim Khan
Asim Khan
Associate Director, Communications
Kate Konopka
Kate Konopka
Legal Director
Petro Korol
Petro Korol
Ukraine Coordinator
Anup Kumar
Anup Kumar
Senior Consultant
Meredith Larson
Meredith Larson
Associate Director, Advocacy
Wubshet Loha
Wubshet Loha
Associate Director, Advocacy
Marisa Macari, PhD
Marisa Macari, PhD
Senior Advisor
Jonas Mbwangue
Jonas Mbwangue
Associate Director, Immunization
Phillip Mokoena
Phillip Mokoena
South Africa Coordinator
Laura Mora
Laura Mora
Colombia Coordinator
Rachel Morrison
Rachel Morrison
Senior Advisor for the Caribbean
Rhia Muhi
Rhia Muhi
Southeast Asia Regional Senior Adviser
Elinami Mungure
Elinami Mungure
East Africa Coordinator
Mario Munoz
Mario Munoz
Ecuador Coordinator
Shuaishuai Niu
Shuaishuai Niu
China Coordinator
Valentina Ochoa
Valentina Ochoa
Senior Advisor, Mexico
Jackie Okao
Jackie Okao
Uganda Coordinator
Cindy Olivarez
Cindy Olivarez
Director of Communications
Elizabeth Orlan
Elizabeth Orlan
Associate Director, Research
Ben Orton-Vipond
Ben Orton-Vipond
Associate Director, Communications
Edward Otico
Edward Otico
Philippines Coordinator
Silvana Paath
Silvana Paath
Indonesia Coordinator
Roxanne Paisible
Roxanne Paisible
Associate Director, Advocacy
Jake Palley
Jake Palley
Associate Director, Advocacy
Mike Palma
Mike Palma
Phillippines Coordinator
Sanjay Pandey, PhD
Sanjay Pandey, PhD
Lead Consultant, India National Policy
Jennifer Patterson
Jennifer Patterson
Communications Director
Jessie Phillips
Jessie Phillips
Senior Program Financial Compliance Officer
Tran Bich Phuong
Tran Bich Phuong
Vietnam Coordinator
Veronica Poyano, LL.M
Veronica Poyano, LL.M
Legal Advisor
Abhishek Pratap
Abhishek Pratap
Senior Advisor
Eli Ramamonjisoa
Eli Ramamonjisoa
Madagascar Coordinator
Vanessa Mello Rodrigues, PhD
Vanessa Mello Rodrigues, PhD
Brazil Coordinator
Sara Rossi
Sara Rossi
Associate Director, Advocacy
Muhammad Ruhul Quddus
Muhammad Ruhul Quddus
Bangladesh Coordinator
Martha Yaneth Sandoval Salazar
Martha Yaneth Sandoval Salazar
Advocacy Advisor
Nalin Sinha
Nalin Sinha
India Coordinator
Henry Sookram
Henry Sookram
Global Program and Financial Compliance Officer
Patricia Sosa, JD
Patricia Sosa, JD
Regional Director for Latin America
Lidiya Teklemariam, LL.M
Lidiya Teklemariam, LL.M
Program Manager
Le Thi Thu
Le Thi Thu
Senior Policy Advisor
Chunhui Wang
Chunhui Wang
China Coordinator
Gillian Williams
Gillian Williams
Strategic Partnerships Program Manager
Shani Winterstein
Shani Winterstein
Director of Capacity Strengthening and Training
Yan Zhao
Yan Zhao
China Media Officer
Daniel Zinn
Daniel Zinn
Communications Associate