Senior Technical Advisor for Child and Newborn Health
Annastacia Kumola is a senior technical advisor for child and newborn health with the Afya Uzazi project in Kenya. A specialist in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent (RMNCAH) health, Annastacia has held advisory positions with ICAP of Columbia University, as well as with the University of Maryland on the USAID-funded APHIA plus Northern Arid Lands project in Kenya.
Garfee Williams has extensive program management experience in health systems, organization management, and planning. He has worked for more than 16 years in public service at senior managerial and technical levels within the Liberian health system. Garfee has extensive knowledge of issues and trends in medicine and public health, globally and nationally, especially in health systems management and planning, policy compliance and regulations, partnership coordination, and capacity strengthening and development.
Alick Mtika, deputy chief of party, is a seasoned development, management, and accounting professional with 18 years of senior-level management experience in international development projects, having worked for USAID, the UN Development Program, and a number of international nongovernmental organizations.
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.
Hudson Nkunika, technical director, Health Systems Strengthening, brings over 20 years of increased responsibility and experience in public health systems strengthening, having served as District Health Services administrator, chief hospital administrator, chief health planning officer, national coordinator for the Global Fund Health Systems Strengthening Program, and most recently senior technical advisor for Policy and Human Resources for Health for the USAID Support for Service Delivery Integration-Systems (SSDI) Project.
Technical Director, Community Mobilization and Engagement
Hellen Dzoole Mwale, technical director, Community Mobilization and Engagement, has 22 years of experience designing, managing, and implementing complex community mobilization and engagement interventions in Malawi.
Fatimata has worked in community development since 1989, with experience working in all regions of southern Mali. She has worked with several international NGOs, including Save the Children USA, CEDPA (Center for Development and Population’s Activities), Family Care International, and Management Sciences for Health.