Sarah Konopka serves as Senior Principal Technical Advisor and manages the Infectious Diseases team at MSH. She leads MSH's technical work in HIV prevention and response and serves as the Health System Strengthening lead of the Reaching Impact, Saturation and Epidemic control (RISE) project, which is funded by PEPFAR through USAID and led by Jhpiego. Konopka has more than 15 years of experience in program design and implementation, research, and policy analysis in HIV and integrated health programs. She previously served as Technical Director of the MSH-led, USAID-funded African Strategies for Health (ASH) project. Prior to joining MSH in 2012, Konopka worked at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, providing technical support to Asia- and Eastern Europe-based civil society organizations to manage and implement HIV-related programming for key populations, and served as an HIV and AIDS and Community Health Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania, where she designed and managed community-based HIV prevention projects. She holds a master’s degree in international development from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK.