Project Director and Infectious Disease Specialist
Dr. Rudi Thétard has more than 25 years in clinical and health management experience in Africa, 17 of them managing or leading complex donor programs. Rudi is the chief of party (COP) for ONSE Health. He was previously the project director for the US$20-million USAID-funded African Strategies for Health Project.
Erik Schouten, MSc, MD, has more than 15 years of international public health experience. His areas of expertise include HIV & AIDS, epidemic response, humanitarian assistance, and pharmaceutical management. He is currently the Project Director for MSH’s District Health System Strengthening and Quality Improvement for Service Delivery (DHSSI) project in Malawi.
David Mabirizi is the deputy director for country programs at SIAPS. He is responsible for managing and monitoring the progress of SIAPS country programs and health area portfolios. As part of the SIAPS senior management team, Mr. Mabirizi works to ensure consistency, coordination, linkages, and integration across all components of the program while providing key project management support, guidance, and supervision to over 20 in-country teams.
Jason Wright is a global health leader who brings to the LMG Project more than 17 years of experience in family planning and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and broader health systems with a focus on building the capacity of governments and nongovernmental organizations to bolster programmatic and financial sustainability through management and technical assistance....
Walter "Bud" Crandall has worked for eight years as an MSH chief of party for PEPFAR-funded USAID HIV programs, first in Ethiopia with the HIV/AIDS Care and Support Program (HCSP) and then the Ethiopia Network for HIV/AIDS Treatment, Care, and Support (ENHAT-CS) Program.
Benjamin is a senior technical manager with the Supply Chain Management System project, and he has worked for MSH in Namibia since 2008. He is a pharmacist with more than 10 years of experience in pharmaceutical supply management, and he provides technical assistance to the country's Ministry of Health and Social Services in order to help the department improve budgeting, planning, inventory management, and other systems.
Juanita Folmsbee is the SIAPS project director for Ukraine. Juanita has A health policy and delivery professional, she has 25 years of experience living and working internationally, including in Ukraine, Vietnam, Haiti, Tanzania, Gabon, Bolivia, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Switzerland.
Kanjinga Kakanda is a senior technical advisor for the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) program, based in Arlington, Virginia. A physician with more than 10 years of experience in HIV/AIDS, Kanjinga supports HIV programs with the implementation of electronic dispensing tools for management of patients on antiretroviral medication.