Our Team



Meet our global team at Vital Strategies.

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Our Team

José Luis Castro

President and Chief Executive Officer

Tamar Renaud

Chief Operating Officer

Melanie Panton

Executive Assistant

Nana Young

Assistant to the President on Strategic Initiatives

Wallace D’Souza

Chief Financial Officer

Mili Chowfla

Senior Vice President

Steven Aguirre

Grants Assistance

Nelly Alvarez

Deputy Director - Accounting

Janet Durgapersaud

Deputy Director - Decision Support

Rick Greene

Senior Grants Manager

Jeffrey Hale

Grants Manager

Jason Lee

Accounting Manager

Raven Meade

Grants Assistant

Shahzada Rasheed

Finance Officer

Abraham Ronquillo

Finance & Administrations Assistant

Namratha Shetty

Accounting Manager

Sonia Tal

Grants Manager

YunFei (Kevin) Xue

Accounting Manager

Deborah Collins

Vice President

Fiona Buchan

Head of Human Resources

Ivan Cvenic

Procurement and Travel Manager

Subhashish Dhar

IT Director

Melinda Downey

Deputy Director - Global Operations

Ebony Irby

Human Resources Officer

Yvette Jones

Administrative Assistant

Bwezani Manda

Operations Officer

Tara O'Rourke

Procurement and Travel Officer

Rose Paxton

Legal Assistant

Dewey Rodriguez

Technical Support Administrator

Cristina Trattles

Human Resources Assistant

Chad Turner

In-House Legal Counsel

I.D. Rusen

Senior Vice President

Gay Bronson

Senior Research Advisor

Soojung Chung

Subcontracts Manager

Racquel Enad

Grants Officer

Meera Gurumurthy

Clinical Research Officer (Singapore)

Jan Komrska

Senior Pharmacist

Samantha Kozikott

Technical Officer

Fanny Long

Deputy Project Director, TREAT TB/ Senior Finance Officer

Jessica Nan

Technical Officer

Leena Patel

Senior Technical Officer

Ishmael Qawiy


Kate West

Administrative Assistant

Sandra Mullin

Senior Vice President, PAC

Stephen Hamill

Vice President, PAC

Nandita Murukutla

VP, Global Policy and Research

Rebecca Perl

VP, Partnerships and Initiatives

Enrico Aditjondro

Associate Director, Southeast Asia

Luiza Amorim

Communication Manager, Brazil

Taterech Biratu

Program Administrator

Maria Fernanda Cardenas

Communication Manager, Colombia

Tom Carroll

Senior Advisor

Pakhin Chanthathadawong

Communication Officer, Thailand

Winnie Yu Chen

Head, China Communication Program

Trish Cotter

Senior Policy and Communication Advisor

Christina Curell

Communication Associate

Phi Do Thi

Communication Officer, Vietnam

Kaloi (Carlos) Garcia

Communication Manager, Philippines

Christina Honeysett

Director, Public Relations

Johnny Hsu

Associate Director, Creative

Shafiqul Islam

Head of Programs, Bangladesh

Tracey Johnston

Associate Director

Tsion Kiros

Communication Manager, Ethiopia - Consultant

Alexey Kotov

Associate Director

Samkelo Luthuli

Communication Manager, South Africa

Vaishakhi Malik

Associate Director, South Asia

Victoria Marijani

Communication Manager, Tanzania

Irina Morozova

Associate Director

Nalin Negi

Senior Research Manager - Consultant

Pallavi Puri

Communication Associate

Yosef Rabindanta

Social Media Officer, Indonesia

Ancha Rachfiansyah

Communication Officer, Indonesia

Benjamin Gonzalez Rubio Aguilar

Communcation Manager, Mexico

Kristi Saporito

Communication Manager, Road Safety

Karen Schmidt

Senior Advisor, PAC

Stewart Sinclair

Communication Associate

Dane Svenson

Communication Manager, PR and Digital Campaigns

Sarah Tan

Associate Graphic Designer

Maria Sarungi Tsehai

Media Advisor, Africa

Tahir Turk

Senior Advisor, PAC

Md Nasir Uddin

Country Manager, Bangladesh

Ilona Van De Braak

Communication Manager, Myanmar

Shuo Wang

Research & Evaluation Associate

Adam Karpati

Senior Vice President, Public Health Programs

Philip Setel

Vice President & Director

Sharon Kim-Gibbons

Deputy Director, Public Health Programs

Lydia Agopian

Program Assistant

Martin Bratschi

Deputy Director (Singapore)

Nancy Bui

Deputy Director, Project Management

Benjamin Clapham

Senior Program Officer

Richard Delaney

Deputy Director

Cynthia Driver

Senior Technical Advisor

Grant Ennis

Regional Deputy Director - Asia (Singapore)

Mariana Espinosa Estrada

Program Officer

Cecilia Fabrizio

Senior Technical Advisor

Ashley Frederes

Senior Program Officer

Charity Hung

Deputy Project Director

Ruxana Jina

Senior Technical Advisor - Data Impact Program

Mohammed Khogali

Senior Technical Advisor

Ramya Kancharla

Program Officer (Singapore)

Farnaz Malik

Senior Project Officer

Mine Metitiri

Program Officer

Marisa Miller

Program Assistant

Andres Montes

Senior Program Officer (Singapore)

James Mwanza

Senior Program Officer

Joseph Ngamije

Program Officer

Magdalena Paczkowski

Senior Technical Advisor

Sylviane Ratte

Project Director

Jonas Romo

Regional Deputy Director - Latin America

Ariella Rojhani

Project Director

Romain Santon

Senior Program Officer (Singapore)

Joan Sarah Thomas

Senior Program Officer (Singapore)

Veronica Vargas

Research Assistant

Sara Whitehead


Daniel Kass

Senior Vice President

Thomas Matte

Vice President

Russell Dowling

Program Officer

Carisse Hamlet

Environmental Health Research Assistant

Neil Schluger


Marianne Gaye-Ayrault

Interim Vice President

Lara Garrido-Herrero

IMDP Manager

Whitney A Reitz

Senior Vice President

Alan Draeger

Business Development Officer

Alfredo Espinosa

Senior Business Development Officer

Tom Frieden

President & CEO

Jeannie Mantopoulos

Chief Operating Officer

Marc Jaffe

Senior Vice President

Laura Cobb

Director, Cardiovascular Health Initiative

Dorothy Lohnau

Grant Operations Manager

Lu Lopez

Executive Assistant to the President

Stephanie Myrie

Project Coordinator

Alka Singh

Country Lead, India

Lindsay Steele

Program Officer, Cardiovascular Health Initiative

Erin Sykes

Communication Manager
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