Global Health Research Associate
Sara Riese supports research and technical assistance activities. She has over 15 years of experience as a global health implementer and researcher, and has worked in a variety of areas, including maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and NTDs. Her research and evaluation work focused on strategies and approaches to improve quality and implementation of evidence-based programs. She is associate faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and speaks French and English.
Prior to joining M4M, Sara worked in multiple roles at University Research Co., LLC, most recently as a Senior Technical Advisor for implementation research, leading research activities within USAID-funded health projects. Additionally, she previously supported the implementation of PMTCT programs in three African countries for the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Burkina Faso. Sara received her PhD in Maternal and Neonatal Health, with a focus on Health Services Research and Evaluation, from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Master’s degrees in Public Health and International Affairs from Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley.
Founder and Principal, Databoom
Dr. Kim Longfield is the founder of Databoom, a research and communication agency that believes powerful insights can shape the world. Databoom provides research counsel for organizations that want to push development boundaries and accelerate impact.
Kim’s areas of expertise include translating evidence into practice, stakeholder engagement, strategic advising and communications, resource planning, and research studies fit for purpose. She has worked in social marketing, behavior change, social franchising, and market and health systems strengthening. Her research has focused on HIV/AIDS prevention, reproductive health and family planning, safe abortion, maternal and child health, malaria, tuberculosis, non-communicable diseases, gender empowerment, and governance.
Prior to founding Databoom, Kim served as Director of Strategic Research and Evaluation at Population Services International, a global health nonprofit with $600 million in annual revenues and offices in more than 60 countries around the world. Kim has a PhD in Sociology and International Health and a MPH in International Health/Health Communication and Education, both from the Tulane University. She is based in Washington, DC.
At the IKEA Foundation, Steven Chapman is the Head of Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation. He holds a PhD in population dynamics, and was previously responsible for the health and climate change grant portfolio at CIFF, and the Chief Conservation Officer at the World Wildlife Fund in the United States. Prior to WWF, he served as the Research Director and Chief Technical Officer at Population Services International, leading research, development and learning for social marketing and behavior change interventions for health programs in nearly 70 LMICs.
Dr. Chapman has also worked at the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research in health systems and technology assessment, Marie Stopes International in reproductive health service delivery, and in the Peace Corps in agricultural market development in Togo.
Professor and Associate Dean at the James P. Grant School Of Public Health, BRAC
Dr. Sarker serves as a Professor and Associate Dean at BRAC University. She has held positions as a community-based reproductive health programmer at the Marie Stopes Clinic Society, BRAC health program Consultant and Zonal Health Manager, and Researcher and Senior Lecturer at the University of Heidelberg.
Her scholarly interests include impact evaluation, universal health coverage with minimal economic compromise and the role of Information Communications Technology (ICT) in improving health information systems.
Dr. Sarker is a Bangladeshi physician with a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from Harvard University and a PhD in Public Health from University of Heidelberg, Germany. She has been a Population Council Fellow and Fogarty Fellow at the University of Alabama, USA.
CEO and Founder
Dominic’s guidance of Metrics for Management’s mission and approach draws on years of diverse experience in LMICs that includes both academic research and management of development INGO health initiatives. Dominic’s work is focused on the private delivery of health services in developing countries and on measuring and improving health service quality for maternal and reproductive services. He has worked and taught in over 30 countries around the world.
In addition to his role as M4M CEO, Dominic is a Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics of UCSF. His current research projects are focused on maternal and neonatal health and social and reproductive health quality in a range of public and private facilities in Kenya and Uttar Pradesh, India.
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Rebecca creates and coordinates communications campaigns to raise awareness and catalyze support for Metrics for Management’s research and activities. An avid writer and photographer with professional expertise in the monitoring and evaluation of development media projects, Rebecca specializes in the collection and translation of data into powerful narratives and actionable results.
Prior to joining Metrics for Management, Rebecca worked as a Project Manager at Equal Access International, where she supported the use of media to empower communities in West and Central Africa to affect sustainable change in peace-building, women’s rights, and youth livelihoods. Fluent in French, a student of Spanish and Arabic, and an avid traveler, Rebecca thrives on cultural exchange. She volunteers locally as a cultural mentor for both IIE’s Techwomen program, and At Home Humanitarian’s resettlement initiatives. She is a graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and earned her Master’s at NYU’s Paris campus.
Lecturer, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia
Research Fellow, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Nigeria
Seye Abimbola is a medically qualified public health specialist with expertise in health policy and systems research. He has worked as both a health care provider and researcher primarily in low- and middle-income countries. He is a Research Fellow at the National Primary Health Care Development Agency in Abuja, Nigeria where he works on health and community systems strengthening, as well as a Lecturer in International Public Health at the University of Sydney. His research interests are in developing and testing conceptual tools and analytical approaches to understand and strengthen health system governance in low- and middle-income countries, with special interest in primary health care. Seye is also the Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Global Health.
Seye holds an MBChB in Medicine and Surgery from Obafemi Awolowo University, an MPhil from the University of Sydney in Public Health (Epidemiology), and a PhD from the University of Sydney in Health Policy and Systems.
Senior Fellow, Center For Global Development
Dr. Savedoff is a Senior Fellow at the Center For Global Development where he works on issues of aid effectiveness and health policy.
His current research focuses on the use of performance payments in Aid programs and problems posed by corruption.
At the center, Savedoff played a leading role in the Evaluation Gap Initiative and co-authored Cash On Delivery Aid with Nancy Birdsall.
Before joining the center, Savedoff prepared, coordinated, and advised development projects In Latin America, Africa and Asia for the Inter-American Development Bank and The World Health Organization.
As a senior partner at Social Insight, Savedoff worked for clients including The National Institutes Of Health, Transparency International, and The World Bank.
Senior Fellow, Results for Development
Davidson Gwatkin is a Senior Fellow at the Results for Development Institute, and a Senior Associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
He serves as an adviser on health and poverty to the World Bank, UNICEF, and other agencies.
From 2000-03, he was the World Bank’s Principal Health and Poverty Specialist. Before joining the Bank, he had directed the International Health Policy Program, a cooperative effort between two American foundations, the World Bank, and the World Health Organizations to strengthen health policy research capacity in Africa and Asia.
He had previously been with the Ford Foundation in New Delhi, New York, and Lagos; and with the Overseas Development Council in Washington, D.C.
Director Of Strategy & Partnerships
Chris Conducts Metrics For Management’s strategy development and partnership engagement activities.
He has more than 30 years of nonprofit leadership, including having served two former U.S. Presidents in philanthropy mobilization roles.
He led East Meets West/Thrive Networks’ Pediatric Health Programs in Asia and Africa and headed an NGO that built and operates an acclaimed pediatric hospital, satellite clinic, and community health programs in Cambodia.
Chris also directed resource and partnership development at Freedom From Hunger, a nicrofinance institution working on three continents, and Living Goods, a micro-franchising social enterprise in East Africa.
Earlier Chris worked for the Nature Conservancy and San Francisco Symphony after many years of designing andexecuting dozens of successful capital fundraising campaigns for an array of NGOs in the U.S. and Canada. He is a graduate of Duke University.
Chief Operating Officer
Andrea Sprockett oversees all programmatic and day-to-day operations for Metrics for Management, ensuring a systematic approach to project development, financial and strategic planning, advocacy efforts, and partnership development.
Andrea brings expertise in the management of large cross-cultural teams and community engagement initiatives, having previously served as the Director of Global Health Education at Stanford University and as an analyst of social franchising initiatives and health metric development at the University of California, San Francisco. Additionally, Andrea has worked as a program director for AmeriCorps’ Northeast Ohio Literacy Corps and a project manager for One Planet.
She holds a master’s degree in International Public Health from the University of Sydney, a master’s degree in Translation from Kent State University, and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and in International Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Director of Research & Technical Assistance
Nirali Chakraborty leads our research and technical assistance activities. She formerly oversaw the quality and dissemination of Population Services International’s reproductive health related research internationally.
Nirali also previously worked as a consultant for the World Bank and Broad Branch Associates, specializing in health systems and performance based financing, and has expertise in quantitative research methods.
Nirali has conducted research in, and published articles on, social franchising, health equity, health workforce performance and maternal health. She is fluent in English and French, and proficient in 3 Indian sub-continent languages, Gujarati, Hindi and Bengali.Nirali received her PhD in International Health, with a concentration in Health Systems, from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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Global Health Research Analyst
Karla supports research and technical assistance activities. Drawing on her time with non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and state and federal public health agencies, Karla brings a wide range of experience in research methodology, data collection and analysis.
She has worked previously as an epidemiologist with the Georgia Emerging Infections Program and as a public health microbiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where she specialized in neglected tropical disease elimination programs.
She has also served as the Director of Research for Water Ecuador, an organization devoted to research and advocacy for improved drinking water access in South and Central America. She is a graduate of Towson University and earned her Master’s in Public Health at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA.
Karen Chang supports research and technical assistance activities at Metrics for Management.
She is experienced in conducting quantitative research and program evaluation in a variety of topic areas, including newborn health and infectious diseases, specifically in low- and middle-income settings.
She previously served as an Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Tanzania, where she coordinated research and evaluation activities in the laboratory and blood safety branches.
Karen earned a Master of Health Science degree in International Health, with a focus on Global Disease Epidemiology and Control, from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and holds a PhD in the same program.
CEO, Pelagius, Inc.
Dr. Hosang is CEO of Pelagius, Inc. and a faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health.
He has more than 20 years of experience advising many national governments on the design of maternity health services to reduce maternal mortality and improve birth outcomes.
His work as a senior medical group administrator at a Kaiser Permanente (KP) Medical Center in Northern California for 12 years made him extremely familiar hospital operations, including vendor contracting, pharmacy operations oversight, prenatal care protocols, labor ward and operating room management, neonatal services to support high risk obstetrics and the use of the integrated electronic medical record system at Kaiser Permanente.
Nap is also familiar with the hospital accreditation system in the USA, having successfully coordinated compliance preparation of pharmacy and maternal health services for tri-annual Joint Commission Accreditation (JCAHO) exercises for more than a decade.
He retired from active clinical practice in 2010 to spend more time on public health endeavors.
Independent Consultant; Board Treasurer
Mr. Montagu is an independent consultant and small business owner in Alberta, Canada where he owns land that he leases to an organic beef producer.
He divides his time between Alberta and Montana, and has traveled widely throughout the world.
Mr. Montagu is a board member of the Alchemy Foundation and has spent significant time in Africa to provide oversight of foundation-supported programs.