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Oluwaseun (Seun) Ayanniyi is a Quantification Advisor on the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) project where she provides support to countries in their forecasting and supply planning process thus helping to ensure commodity security. Her areas of expertise include supply chain management, quantification, capacity building, performance management, program management and cost effectiveness analysis. She has a Bachelors of Pharmacy, a Masters degree in International Health Policy and Management and is a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP). She is passionate about strengthening health systems in developing countries.

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  • United States

Organization

  • John Snow, Inc. - JSI

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Ms. Yasmin Chandani is the director of the inSupply Project, implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. Trained in epidemiology and public health, Ms. Chandani has been involved in all aspects of supply chain management of essential health commodities for over eighteen years, supporting and advising national governments and NGOs. Ms. Chandani spent the previous five years leading the the Supply Chains for Community Case Management (SC4CCM) Project, which worked both at the community level strengthening supply chain systems and at a global level working with partners on global forecasting and market shaping for health products. Prior to the SC4CCM project, Ms. Chandani served as a thought leader on the DELIVER Project. In this role, she designed and strengthened HIV/AIDS supply chains to meet the needs of prevention, care, and treatment programs that had begun to emerge in the early 2000s. As part of this work, Ms. Chandani was instrumental in developing and adapting forecast methodologies for these products to capture the nuances of these products and programs. Ms. Chandani is known for her rigorous attention to quality and her persistent emphasis on skills transfer and systematic, systemic institutionalization.

Work Location

  • Kenya

Organization

  • JSI

Work Locations

  • Haiti
  • United States

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  • Partners In Health - PIH

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Scott Kellerman, MD, MPH, has more than 20 years of experience working in national and international public health with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and infectious disease research, policy and programming. Currently, Dr. Kellerman serves as clinical advisor to the Partnership for Supply Chain Management. Prior, as the Global Technical Lead for HIV/AIDS at Management Sciences for Health, he provided technical expertise around HIV prevention, care and treatment for the Organization’s portfolio of HIV care, treatment and prevention programming in South Africa, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda and elsewhere; pediatric HIV care and treatment activities (including OVC) in Malawi, South Africa and Nigeria; and programming around most at risk populations in the West, Central and Southern Africa regions. Before joining MSH, Dr. Kellerman served as a Senior Associate with the Population Council, building a research portfolio around increasing HIV testing for children in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya, on issues related to HIV risk among men who have sex with men, injection drug users and other MARPS in several African countries and on the Carraguard vaginal microbicide. Prior to that, he served as the Assistant Commissioner of Health at the HIV/AIDS Bureau of Prevention and Control for the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, overseeing 200 staff and a budget of 200 million dollars encompassing all aspects of HIV prevention, care and treatment for New York City. He was formerly with the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the CDC initially working on domestic HIV policy and program issues followed by work with the Global AIDS Program in Tanzania. In addition, Dr. Kellerman has been a consultant for several International HIV/AIDS Programs, providing technical expertise to non-governmental organizations on HIV/AIDS programming, as well as staff training and infrastructure development in resource-limited settings in India and Botswana. Some of Dr. Kellerman’s accomplishments include expanding the free condom distribution program in NYC more than tenfold (equating to nearly 30 million free condoms distributed during the last fiscal year), and development of the “New York City” condom, the first branded condom that has served as a backbone for prevention efforts in the city; expanding HIV testing initiatives in NYC; documenting the existence of significant foci of male sex work in Nigeria and South Africa; and developing new and innovative approaches to expanding HIV testing for children in resource limited settings. Dr. Kellerman is a skilled manager and project director. He has over 60 peer reviewed publications dealing with HIV and other communicable diseases.

Work Location

  • United States

Organization

  • Management Sciences for Health - MSH

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Andrew MacCalla is the Director of International Programs & Emergency Preparedness and Response at Direct Relief, the largest privately funded non-profit aid organization in California. Direct Relief works to provide essential medical resources to people around the world affected by poverty and humanitarian crises and has projects in 74 countries. Andrew spent two years in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake as the coordinator of Direct Relief’s response – the largest humanitarian effort since the organization was founded in 1948 – managing on the ground efforts and collaborating with more than 100 Haitian health facilities and the Ministry of Health to distribute over $150 million worth of essential medical materials in five years. More recently, Andrew has also been on the ground responding to emergencies like Hurricane Sandy in New York, the tornadoes in Oklahoma, severe flooding in Colorado, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone and Liberia, and the Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan. Andrew studied Philosophy at University of California, Santa Barbara and has a Master's Degree in Public Policy and Management from the University of Melbourne. He has written numerous articles for the Huffington Post and The Sacramento Bee. Andrew is also the co-founder and CEO of Recycle Haiti, LLC, a social business with over $2 million in revenue that was formed as a sustainable solution to Haiti’s plastic waste and large unemployment problem.

Work Location

  • United States

Organization

  • Direct Relief
Luis Martinez

Luis Martinez

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Dr. Martinez is a Mexican Physician graduated from Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico), Master in Public Health from the University of Liverpool (UK), and member of The Royal Society for Public Health in the United Kingdom. He also has studies in the MIT and the University of Oxford in design and evaluation of social programs and medical humanitarian response. Dr. Martinez is also an International Advisory Board Member of the Organization for Research and Community Development (ORCD) and representative of this organization in the General Assembly of the United Nations and ECOSOC. Since 2014, he is director of operations in Partners in Health Mexico El Dr. Luis Martinez es un médico Mexicano graduado del Tecnológico de Monterrey, Maestro en Salud Publica por la Universidad de Liverpool, y miembro de la Real Sociedad de Salud Pública del Reino Unido. El Dr. Martínez también cuenta con estudios en el MIT y la Universidad de Oxford en evaluación y diseño de programas sociales y respuesta medica humanitaria; además, es miembro del consejo asesor internacional de ORCD y representante de esta organización en las Naciones Unidas y ECOSOC. Desde el 2014, el Dr. Martínez es Director de Operaciones en Partners in Health México.

Work Location

  • Mexico

Organization

  • Partners In Health - PIH