Ashley Arabasadi is the Health Security Policy Advisor for Management Sciences and Health and former Chair of the Global Health Security Agenda Consortium. Ashley has more than 10 years of experience working in humanitarian assistance, disaster response and international development. Ashley previously worked for International Medical Corps, where she led the organization's efforts on the Global Health Security Agenda; and USAID, where she worked in the Global Health Bureau's Office of Health, Infectious Disease and Nutrition office supporting the Child Survival Health Grants program and the Leadership Initiative for Public Health in East Africa program. She has worked in Afghanistan, Myanmar, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Vietnam, Thailand, and the Middle East. Ashley holds a BA from Indiana University and an MSc from the University of Durham, England.
Senior Technical Advisor, Human Resources for Health
Mary Wambui Kamau is the Senior Technical Advisor in Human Resources for Health for the Afya Uzazi project in Kenya. Mary is based in Baringo County where she provides strategic direction and technical oversight for the planning and implementation of interventions and mechanisms required for effective management of HRH systems in the focus counties and sub-counties. Her work includes evidence-based human resource planning; development and management encompassing recruitment, deployment, and retention; and health education and health workforce regulation. The goal of Mary’s work is to strengthen human resources directorates in the focus counties and provide training in human resources management to selected staff while also contributing to program learning and research.
Fredrick Mike Makokha is Technical Advisor for the Lea Mimba project in Kenya. Prior to joining MSH, Fredrick served as the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator with the Imarisha Afya ya Mama na Mtoto Program in Kakamega County. Fredrick has had valuable experience as the County Head of Nursing Services in Kakamega County, and Deputy Provincial Nursing Officer in Western Province. Fredrick holds a Master of Science in Applied Epidemiology from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), a fellowship in Field Epidemiology, and completed the Laboratory Training Program-Kenya (FELTP) with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition, Fredrick has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Nairobi. His main areas of interest are conducting operational researches, and monitoring and evaluation.
Mrs. Kathleen Alvarez, is a Portfolio Director in the Health Programs Group of Management Sciences for Health (MSH). In this role, Ms. Alvarez is responsible for overseeing the Global Fund Malaria Grant and the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) Project in Nigeria, the PEPFAR funded HIV and AIDS focused CaTSS Project in Nigeria and other MSH projects in Africa and Latin America. Kathleen joined MSH in 2000, began her involvement with MSH work in Nigeria in 2008 and has held a number of different positions with MSH both overseas and in headquarters.
Olumide first joined MSH in July 2016 as senior manager for Corporate and Foundation Relations. In this role, Olumide worked extensively with the private sector to create new partnerships and expand the scope of MSH’s work on many projects.
Adeyinka (Yinka) Onikan is a versatile development professional with over 7 years’ experience in implementation of high-priority projects requiring detailed analysis and extensive stakeholder engagement. Adeyinka has expertise in program management, strategic planning, data quality assurance, process simplification, monitoring, donor landscape analysis, and on-the-job capacity building. Adeyinka has worked on a number of complex public health interventions ranging from vaccination coverage, supply chain management, malaria control, tuberculosis, and health financing. He has vast contextual knowledge of the public health space in Nigeria.