Speaker Bios: CCIH 2022 Day 2

April 25, 2022


Day 2:
The Long Race: Increasing Effective Leadership and Governance While Preventing Burnout
June 9, 2022 from 8 – 11 am ET

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Speaker Bios

Perry A. Jansen, MD, MPH, DTMH Perry A. Jansen, MD, MPH, DTMH is a family physician and served with SIM in Malawi from 2000-2016. He founded the Malawi non-profit hospital Partners in Hope (PIH), which has grown to be one of the largest providers of HIV treatment in the region as a key training partner with the Ministry of Health and USAID. Dr. Jansen is now Vice President at African Mission Healthcare leading initiatives to strengthen mission hospitals to expand medical education and strengthen indigenous healthcare leadership.
Kate Rademacher, MHA, has twenty years of experience in public health program design, management, and evaluation. She currently works as a Senior Technical Advisor at FHI 360 where she serves as project director for the LEAP Initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and oversees a portfolio of activities under USAID-funded projects. Kate was selected for the inaugural U.S. cohort of the WomenLift Health leadership journey in 2020. She is the author of several books including Reclaiming Rest: The Promise of Sabbath, Solitude, and Stillness in a Restless World, published by Broadleaf books in 2021.
Jonathan Mwiindi is a Kenyan native, and holds a PhD in Public Health (Healthcare Management and Policy) from the University of Texas School of Public Health, a master’s in healthcare administration (MHA) from Seton Hall University. He is a Pharmaceutical Technologist who formerly directed the pharmacy and HIV Program at AIC Kijabe Hospital in Kenya. Jonathan served as the Director of Global Health Operations at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). Prior to that, he served as the Country Program Manager for the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Kenya assisting the institution to establish its offices in Kenya.
Hillary Alima, MBChB, MPH, is a Deputy Chief of Party and COVID-19 point of care at the USAID Local Service Delivery for HIV/AIDS Activity (USAID LSDA) implemented by Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau. He is a Public Health Specialist with experience in strengthening health systems in resource limited settings and supporting sustained client access to HIV/TB services within the limitations of the COVID-19 pandemic in Uganda. Dr. Hillary previously worked in Northern Uganda for USAID RHITES-N, Acholi as the Director of HIV and Infectious Diseases at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, where he supported client access to care within the national lockdown.
Kyle Scott, MA, is the Executive Director of World Mission Prayer League, LAMB Hospital (known as LAMB) in Northwest Bangladesh. Kyle has had over 30 years serving in various leadership capacities with LAMB, Habitat for Humanity International (Asia Pacific) and USAID (Afghanistan). Kyle has utilized knowledge gained from his MA in Global Leadership studies with Fuller Graduate School and his international leadership experience in facilitating transformation change in complex multicultural situations.
Serge Batoubokois Director of Finance and Administration for Bongolo Hospital in Gabon.
Paul Hudson is a physician and epidemiologist and has spent his career with SIM in Ethiopia, Nepal and Thailand. He has had the privilege of serving both in patient care and disease prevention. During recent years his focus has been on leadership development, especially at the intersection of health and the gospel. He and his wife have had four children and live in South Carolina.
Cate Michelle Desjardins, MDiv, MPH, BCC (Board Certified Chaplain) is the Executive Director of Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship. Cate is passionate about integrating spirituality, faith, and theological ethics into healthcare on all levels. Cate is an international leader in promoting research in spiritual care and chaplaincy, serving on the Board of the international Joint Council for spiritual care research and serves as convener of the Pediatric Spiritual Care Research Network. Cate is additionally a Fellow with Transforming Chaplaincy, and a researcher with Ascension Health, the largest Catholic healthcare system in the US.
Florence Bull, FWACN, MIPH, DCMH serves as Health Coordinator and Operational Head of the Secretariat at the Christian Health Association of Sierra Leone (CHASL). Florence was also a panelist at GHTechX, where she shared lessons learnt using virtual means for capacity building and improving health under the Momentum Country and Global Leadership USAID-funded project.
Dennis Cherian, MHA, MS, BHMS, is the Associate Vice President/Senior Technical Director for Health and Nutrition at Corus International. He oversees the organization’s Health, Nutrition and WASH work, and serves as its global practice lead. Dennis is passionate about health equity and integrating health in multi-sectoral platforms. Prior to joining Corus International, Dennis was the Senior Director of New Program Development at Jhpiego, where he supported the growth and diversification of new business development activities.
Martin Oluoch is the Health Systems Strengthening Advisor at ACHAP. He is also the technical lead for capacity strengthening at the IMA-led USAID-funded Momentum Integrated Health Resilience Project. Martin has 30 years of experience in leading and overseeing institutional projects, and health systems strengthening and institutional capacity building initiatives in the public and civil society sectors in developing countries. He has worked extensively with national and grass-root level civil society organizations to strengthen their capacity and performance health responses.
Jenelle Williams, MBA serves as Director of Programs for Global Health Action (GHA) developing programs and partnerships to strengthen health systems and community systems in LMICs, and historically disadvantaged communities in HICs through comprehensive training, technical assistance, research, and advocacy. Her expertise lies in health planning, health equity, community engagement, leadership, management and governance. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Public Health at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She is a co-chair of the CCIH L&G Working Group.

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