Richard Moore (Chairman). Prior to his retirement at the end of 2005, he held a number of positions in public health for about four decades. His assignments included a stint as deputy division director at UNFPA Headquarters in New York. Before that he served as the representative of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) in Bangladesh, Thailand and Korea. He later worked for the Population Council, then became the Vice President of the JSI International Division, which entailed a number of disparate responsibilities, including the management of several of JSI’s flagship projects. He also worked for Population Council and MSH. During his career he lived in Egypt, India, Iran, Afghanistan, Korea, Bangladesh, Thailand, and Palestine. Dr Moore has a PhD in management from Cornell University, as well as a Master’s degree in creative nonfiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Nancy Pendarvis Harris has been a leader in international public health program for more than three decades. She has been a strong advocate for reproductive health rights of women and played vital role in promoting family planning around the world. Currently a Vice President at JSI, she has managed some of its pioneering projects. She also worked for Planned Parenthood Federation of (PPFA) and served as a Peace Corp Volunteer in Nicaragua. She is a Board Member of Partners for Development. She lived in Kenya and Madagascar. Nancy Harris has earned her MPH degree from UCLA School of Public Health.
Jarret Clinton has been a leader in the US and international public health programs for about four decades. He was the acting Assistant Secretary of the Department of Defense for Health Affairs, responsible for health policies, programs and activities in DoD. He was a Rear Admiral in the Commissioned corps of US Public Health Service and has held several positions in the Department of Health and Human Services that included the Administrator of Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (now AHRQ). He also worked for USAID and in private sector as Senior Medical Advisor at MAXIMUS, Population Council, and Family Health Care, Inc. He was a Peace Corps Physician in Bangladesh, India and Washington DC. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, teaching the population health issues of disaster management. Dr. Clinton received his medical degree from the University of Kansas Medical School and Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.
Nancy Piet-Pelon has been a leader in promoting reproductive health/family planning services around the world. She has authored/co-authored several books and reports on RH/FP programs and policies. Her books subjects include: reproductive health issues of men in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, reproductive health subjects from Bangladesh; and a guide to overseas living for expatriate women. Nancy has worked in a senior position at EngenderHealth, consulted for Population Council, UNFPA, USAID, as well as several governments and local organizations in Asia and Africa. She has lived in Indonesia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Cambodia and Jordan. Nancy has a Master’s degree from Michigan State University in Communications with an emphasis on cross-cultural communication issues.
Dr. David Pyle has been working in public health for almost 40 years. He specializes in community- based maternal and child health, family planning, and nutrition programming, especially in the design and evaluation of cost‑effective and sustainable programs. He worked for John Snow, Inc. for over 25 years. His goal has always been to build local capacities so that maternal and infant/neonatal mortality rates can be reduced. While at JSI, he managed a large USAID-funded global micro-nutrient project and co-founded JSI’s Center for Health Information, Monitoring and Evaluation (CHIME). With a Ph.D. from MIT (in Political Science with a concentration in International Nutrition Planning), Dr. Pyle also consulted for such groups as USAID, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNICEF, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, CARE, Save the Children, Concern Worldwide, Project Hope, and the Aga Khan Foundation. He has worked in more than 50 countries, with long-term residence in India and Turkey.
Nancy Carter-Foster is President of Carter-Foster International, LLC, and a seasoned global health professional, specializing in mobile health and global health policy. A skilled international negotiator, she is an experienced strategic planner in policy development and implementation, international trade and expanding access to care. She has forged sustainable public-private partnerships to promote mobile health technologies and safe medicines. Formerly with the U.S. Department of State, where she served as Senior Advisor for Global Health and Director of the DOS Global HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases Programs, she served as Head of Delegation and primary U.S. negotiator in multilateral fora for global health issues. She also held responsibility for identifying emerging health issues, strategy and policy development and implementation, including promoting the establishment of the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria. Serving as U.S. Coordinator for Population Affairs, she led the U.S. Government preparations for the Beijing Women’s Conference Preparatory Meetings, and for the United Nations Preparatory meetings on Population and Development. She served as U.S. Negotiator for Population, Women’s Issues and Health for the UN Conference on Environment and Development (the Rio Conference, 1992), and led U.S. policy for road safety as a public health issue.
Dr. Willard D.Shaw is an international development professional who has worked at the village, district, national, and international levels. He has extensive experience in the design and implementation of programs in public-private partnerships, malaria, child survival, behavior change communication, adult education, and distance education as well as hands-on experience in basic agriculture and fisheries. He developed a satellite-based, distance education network in Indonesia; helped create a systematic behavior change communication methodology for child survival interventions; pioneered the use of commercial discount vouchers in Africa; helped develop a “Joint Risk-Joint Investment” approach to commercial partnerships; and transferred a new manufacturing technology for long-lasting mosquito nets to manufacturers in Asia and Africa. He helped create and deliver malaria messages to 200 million Africans, worked with 50 multinational and African companies to sell 60 million insecticide treated mosquito nets, and enabled 2.1 million African families to obtain a net using vouchers. He lived in Nepal, Indonesia, and South Africa for a total of 17 years and overseen technical assistance to dozens of other countries. He has published 19 articles on various development issues. As a Vice President in AED’s Global Health, Population and Nutrition Group, Dr. Shaw worked on and led many winning proposal teams. He holds four degrees from Princeton University, University of Hawaii, and University of Massachusetts/Amherst.
Muhiuddin Haider, Ph.D has managed and led diverse public health projects and research studies in more than a dozen countries worldwide over the past thirty years. He has assisted multi-sector initiatives to advance the delivery of quality health care services in Avian Influenza, HIV/AIDS, TB, RH/FP and malaria through health communication, health promotion, health education, and social marketing. His research into strategies of behavior change, application of social marketing tools and communications capacity building has led to several acclaimed publications. Dr. Haider has developed and conducted training sessions for Media/Health Reporting, with special focus on AI through DOS/VOA and IBB. Recently, Dr Haider was awarded a Fulbright Scholar Grant to assist the Ecuadorian Nutritional Program, Universidad De Saint Francisco in Quito. Currently, a Clinical Professor in the University of Maryland’s Institute for Applied Environmental Health. Dr. Haider is a co-investigator in Project HEAL: Health through Early Awareness and Learning. He has worked for CEDPA, Africare, Futures Group, JHU/CCP, Development Associate and taught at George Washington University and University of Maryland and consulted for host of organizations such as AED, URC and WHO. Dr. Haider earned his Ph.D, from University of Michigan on Population Education/Communication.
Mary Lyn Field-Nguer has worked in international and domestic health programs as a clinician, academician, facilitator, programmer, trainer/presenter, writer, technical adviser and manager. She brings expertise in HIV programming, facilitation, training, business development, and technical assistance through USAID, CDC, the UN and other donors and foundations in Africa, the Caribbean, Central America, Asia and Latin America. She has worked for Creative Associates, JSI, FHI360, AED, and Peace Corps. She also taught at Johns Hopkins University and University of North Carolina. Mary Lyn was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tonga. She has received her Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University.
Marc Okunnu has spent almost four decades in improving the access and quality of public health services in Africa. He specializes in organizational development, FP/RH, strategic planning and capacity building. He has designed and managed many large health and family planning projects. To enhance the institutional capacity of the public and private sector he has established Management Strategies for Africa (MSA) and ran the Center for African Family Studies (CAFS) that played a key role in enhancing the leadership, managerial and technical capacity. Marc Okunnu worked for USAID, IPPF and JSI. He lived in Kenya, Malawi, Ghana, Zimbabwe and Nigeria, besides his current home in UK. Marc received his Bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Ghana.