MBA, University of South Carolina, 1988
My interests focus on immunization in low and middle income countries, building on nearly two decades of experience in business and the private sector. I've brought my expereince and lessons learned from the launch of the first pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in high and middle income countries and combined it with an understanding of public health needs in low and middle income countries. The work of our team has focused on policy change and advocacy to help accelerate access of new vaccines for pneumonia, diarrhea and polio. Understanding the relationships of various stakeholders in country and empowering local advocates to communicate evidence and compelling messages about the need for vaccines has been central to our work in helping accelerate access.
I serve as Director, Policy, Advocacy and Communications at IVAC. Our team works with a variety of stakeholders including vaccine experts, pediatricians, policy makers, politicians, journalists and others to provide technical assistance for policy decisions & build capacity for effective advocacy and communications about the value of vaccines.