Speaker Bios: CCIH 2021 Session 4

April 27, 2021


Session 4:
Unity In Learning
May 20, 2021 from 8 – 11am ET

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Speaker Bios

Dr. Anbrasi Edward, MBA, MPH, PhD, MSc is a faculty member in the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. She co-instructs several management and primary health care courses. Dr. Edward has over 15 years of experience, mostly in Africa and Asia, providing technical assistance to several USAID-funded initiatives for program planning and evaluation and developing community-based systems for improved health service delivery including countries emerging from, or in conflict like Cambodia, Rwanda, Mozambique, and Mindanao, Philippines. Her recent research has been focused on health system evaluation performance measures.
Dr. Harold G. Koenig, MD, MHSc is Director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health, at the Duke University Medical Center and an expert on the positive influence of religious involvement on public health. He has published more than 500 scientific peer-reviewed articles, nearly 100 book chapters, and more than 50 books. His research has been featured on national and international TV and radio programs and newspapers. Dr. Koenig has given testimony before the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives on the benefits of religious involvement on public health.
Mary Lindloff works at Kingdom Workers as the Senior Director of Analytics and U.S. Programs. In her role, she oversees three areas: U.S. programming; Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for all of Kingdom Workers’ diverse programs around the world; and Analytics across the organization. Her background is in research, analytics and strategy. She is always striving to help organizations optimize their impact through data insights.
Dr. Jennifer Philippa Eggert is a Senior Research Associate at the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities (JLI). She has close to 20 years of experience in research, practice and policy in Europe, the Middle East, South Asia and the U.S., having worked for universities, research institutes, NGOs, think tanks, development organisations, and international organizations. Her areas of expertise include gender, development, faith, political violence, preventing violent extremism, and migration. She regularly publishes academic and policy- and practice-focused papers and is the author of the recently published JLI compendium on Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning and faith.
Naomi Makau is a Program and M&E Manager for World Renew Kenya and has an academic background in demography and development studies. Ms. Makau has extensive knowledge in project design, management and evaluation of health, agriculture, livelihoods and disaster response projects. Additionally, she is skilled in routine monitoring, accountability and learning, indicator and tools development, staff capacity building, research, reporting and documentation, as well as using statistical packages for analysis. She is passionate about building community capacity that leads to empowerment and transformation through the use of information for strategic decision making.
James Wanda, BScN is a Project Manager for World Relief Kenya’s Strengthening Community Health Outcomes through Positive Engagement (SCOPE) Project, funded by USAID through the NPI mechanism in Haiti, Kenya, Malawi and South Sudan. Mr. Wanda has over 15 years of experience working in healthcare and health project management. Before joining World Relief, he worked at the Kenya Paediatric Association’s Paediatric Fellowship Program, Amref Health Africa, Jhpiego Kenya, and CMMB. He is a trained nurse and is currently working towards a Master’s in Public Health.
Matilda Matitha has over 20 years of experience in maternal and child health, integrated nutrition and livelihoods programming in Malawi. Prior to joining World Relief Malawi in 2017, she worked with Save the Children, Catholic Relief Services and Mary’s Meals. She has a BA in Humanities with a major in nutrition and is currently studying for her MPH at ShareWorld University in Malawi.
Dr. Anne Peterson, MD, MPH began her career in global health as a missionary in Kenya and Zimbabwe. She consulted on Neglected Tropical Diseases for CDC and WHO before moving into policy and political positions, first as the Health Commissioner for the State of Virginia and then as Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Global Health at USAID from 2001 to 2005. She oversaw all of USAID’s global health programs in maternal and child health, AIDS, family planning, NTDs, health systems and the launch of the Bush administration’s PEPFAR program. She served as Americares Senior Vice President for Global Programs until June of 2020.

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