Ann Aerts, M.D., M.P.H., D.T.M., has been Head of the Novartis Foundation since January 2013, where she has played a key role in devising new policy recommendations. She has the exciting responsibility of heading an organization committed to exploring innovative solutions to public health problems. The Novartis Foundation has the challenging goals of expanding access to quality health care and eliminating diseases such as leprosy and malaria. Before her current role, Dr. Aerts was Franchise Medical Director Critical Care for Novartis Pharma in Basel and Therapeutic Area Head Cardiovascular and Metabolism in Novartis Pharma Belgium. Prior to joining Novartis, she served as Director of the Lung and Tuberculosis Association in Belgium, as Head of the Health Services Department of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, and was Health Coordinator for the ICRC in several countries.
Dr. Aerts holds a degree in Medicine and a master’s in Public Health from the University of Leuven, Belgium, as well as a degree in Tropical Medicine from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium. In July 2014, Dr. Aerts was nominated by PharmaVOICE as one of the 100 Most Inspiring People in the life science industry. Dr. Aerts has authored numerous publications and is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Global Health Group of University of California, San Francisco; the Center for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability of the University of Zürich; the OECD Network of Foundations Working in Development (NetFWD); the One Million Community Health Workers Campaign; the World Economic Forum Health Systems Leapfrogging project in Emerging Economies
Steering Board; and a Member of the International Telecommunications Union/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization-Broadband Commission for Digital Development.
Robert C. Bollinger, M.D., M.P.H., is a professor of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine of the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine, with joint appointments in the Department of International Health of the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the JHU School of Nursing. He has more than 35 years of experience in international public health, clinical research, and education in a broad range of global health priorities including HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, leprosy, and emerging infections. Dr. Bollinger is engaged in collaborative research projects in Colombia, India, Uganda, and the United States. Dr. Bollinger is Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE), which develops and provides clinical education to health care providers in resource-limited communities around the world. Under Dr. Bollinger’s leadership, the CCGHE has developed educational and research programs in more than 20 countries, becoming a leader in the development and use of distance learning and mobile health (mHealth) technology in resource-limited settings. Dr. Bollinger’s research interests include identification of the biological and behavioral risk factors for HIV transmission, characterization of the clinical progression and treatment of HIV and related infections, and projects focused on optimizing strategies to improve health care capacity and care delivery in resource-limited settings. Dr. Bollinger has recently been appointed Hopkins Director of a new public–private partnership between corporate stakeholders, JHU and IMEC, a Belgium-based global leader in silicon chip technology, to design and evaluate next generation point-of-care “lab on a chip” diagnostic technologies. Dr. Bollinger has published more than 170 peer-reviewed research publications and 15 book chapters. Dr. Bollinger is also an active clinician/educator who provides and supervises HIV and infectious diseases clinical care in the outpatient and inpatient settings at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Bollinger has contributed to many public health training programs, expert committees, and consultations in more than 18 countries, as well as serving on the U.S. Presidential Advisory Council for HIV/AIDS (PACHA). His commitment to health education and research has been recognized by the Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine David M. Levine Excellence in Mentoring Award. Dr. Bollinger is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases from the American Board of Internal Medicine, having received internal medicine training at the University of Maryland Medical Systems and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Infectious Diseases from the JHU School of Medicine. Dr. Bollinger has been on the faculty at the JHU School of Medicine and Public Health since 1992.
Jennifer Esposito, M.S., is the General Manager of the Global Health and Life Sciences organization at Intel Corporation. In this role, Ms. Esposito leads a worldwide team of technology leaders and subject-matter experts to develop solutions that use information and communication technology to transform the health and life sciences industry. She has nearly 20 years of experience on the front lines of the medical imaging industry, U.S. health systems, and academic medicine. She worked as the Executive Director for the High Value Healthcare Collaborative—a consortium that included 20 leading U.S. health systems working to improve health care quality, outcomes, and costs of care, and to serve as a model for health care reform. Ms. Esposito was also a General Manager at GE Healthcare, leading the Interventional Radiology and Cardiology Service business, where her efforts focused on driving a digital transformation of the technical and customer support organization. She championed the development of an innovative, remote, proactive maintenance analytic platform that reduced customer downtime and improved overall product reliability. Ms. Esposito was awarded a patent for creating a system to track and optimize radiation dose in interventional radiology and cardiology using machine and medical imaging data. Since 2015, Ms. Esposito has served as a Core Member for the Working Group on Health for the Broadband Commission, the aim of which is to expand broadband access in every country to accelerate progress in achieving national and international development targets. She is also a Steering Committee member on the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Private Sector Roundtable (PSRT), and chairs the PSRT’s subcommittee on Technology and Analytics. Ms. Esposito holds an M.S. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and a B.A. from Dartmouth College. She is a member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.
Larissa Fast, Ph.D., is a scholar and practitioner, focused on the intersection of research, policy, and practice related to humanitarianism, conflict, and peacebuilding. She is a Senior Research Fellow at the Humanitarian Policy Group/ODI in London (UK) and a Research Fellow with the Institute for International Humanitarian Affairs, Fordham University. Throughout her professional career, Dr. Fast has worked at both academic and policy institutions. She was a 2016–2017 Fulbright-Schuman Research Scholar at Uppsala University (Sweden) and the University of Manchester (UK). Prior to taking up the Fulbright award, Dr. Fast served as a Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, working at the U.S. Agency for International Development, and was an assistant professor at the Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame (U.S.) and at Conrad Grebel University College,
University of Waterloo (Canada). Her research examines the causes of and responses to violence against conflict interveners, such as aid workers and peacekeepers, and how to make intervention more effective and responsive. Dr. Fast is the author of Aid in Danger: The Perils and Promise of Humanitarianism (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014), and has published extensively in both scholarly and policy-focused venues.
Florence Gaudry-Perkins founded Digital Health Partnerships (DHP), an organization focused on scaling digital health in developing and emerging countries by creating multistakeholder partnerships among government, the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, development banks, and international organizations. DHP is also involved with multiple organizations on catalyzing efforts for governments to develop national digital health strategies. Her passion for digital health built over 6 years while working as the International Director for Government Affairs for Nokia, where she helped build a large-scale mHealth initiative to address diabetes in Senegal and developed an ambitious national project in Mexico using mobile technology to address diabetes, obesity, and overweight. She works in partnership on these projects with the pharmaceutical sector, health insurance, information and community technology private sector, governments, multilateral organizations, and civil society.
Elaine Gibbons is the Executive Director of Global Corporate Engagement at PATH. This newly created role is designed to extend PATH’s more than 35-year history of partnership with the corporate sector to develop and scale global health innovations, with a focus on expanding the institution’s collaborations rooted in corporate responsibility and shared value strategy. Ms. Gibbons is responsible for developing and implementing corporate engagement strategies to grow PATH’s market position as a preferred partner of corporations, deeply engaging with critical partners in this field, and significantly mobilizing resources for the institution. She has 13 years of experience leading international teams and executing major strategic initiatives in financial services, with specific expertise in organizational and financial transformation. Her most recent roles have been with Russell Investments, including 2 years in Bangalore, India, where she led the development and management of all global offshore operations as a Managing Director. Prior to her role in India, she was Managing Director of Russell’s Private Client Services Marketing & Strategic Initiatives team where she led the B2B Go-To-Market team. A UK native and Seattle resident, Ms. Gibbons is adjunct faculty at the University of Washington, Tacoma; a Board Member of Within Reach, a Washington state family services organization; and a member of Social
Venture Partners, a local philanthropic group. She is a passionate human rights advocate and a lifelong member of Amnesty International.
Ted Herbosa, M.D., was the Health Undersecretary of the Philippines from 2010 to 2015, during which he helped achieve Universal Health Coverage and led the modernization of public hospitals through public–private partnerships (PPP). As Chief Information Officer, he achieved COBIT 5 Certification and implemented the National eHealth Strategic Framework Plan. At the University of the Philippines, he started the Fellowship Program for Trauma Surgery and the Residency Program in Emergency Medicine. He was a professor of Emergency Medicine at Universiti Kebangsaan MaJaysia from 2007 to 2010. He was also an International Associate for Johns Hopkins University, implementing the Hospital Preparedness for Emergencies (HOPE). He was part of the team of the World Health Organization’s Task Force on Safe Surgery Saves Lives. He is currently a professor of Emergency Medicine and Trauma Surgery at the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital, and adjunct faculty at the National Telehealth Center at the University of the Philippines Manila. Concurrent with this professional engagement is his latest appointment as the Executive Vice President of the University of the Philippines System.
A. Reza Jafari, M.B.A., Ed.S., ABD (Ph.D.), is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of e-Development International. Based in Washington, DC, e-Development International is an executive advisory group that promotes, facilitates, advises, and participates in information and communication technology (ICT) initiatives for social entrepreneurships and public–private partnerships for economic development and ICT as an infrastructure for promoting access and availability of health care, education, cybersecurity, agriculture, and alternative sources of energy in developed and emerging markets worldwide. On the industry association and nonprofit front, currently Mr. Jafari is a Special Advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN); the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ITU TELECOM (International Telecommunication Union, a UN Agency); a board member of GSMA Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of GSM Association; the Chairman of the Board of the India, China and America Institute (ICAI); and a member of the Governor’s Council for International Business, Maryland. He also served as the Chairman of the Finance Committee for the election of Mayor Josh Cohen in Annapolis, Maryland. Mr. Jafari served as the Chairman and Managing Director of NeuStar International (2005–2008). Prior to joining NeuStar, Mr. Jafari was the Chairman and CEO of the Omega Partners, an executive advisory group based in Atlanta, Georgia (2002–2005). From 1990 to 2002, Mr.
Jafari held various senior executive positions at Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), an HP Company, including Group President of EDS’s Global Communications, Media, and Entertainment Industry Group and Managing Director of the Communications and Media Industry Group for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Mr. Jafari’s career also includes 7 years as the Founder, President, and CEO of Satellite Conference Network and Bankers-TV Network in New York City.
Clarion Johnson, M.D., Co-Chair of the Forum on Public–Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety, served as Global Medical Director of ExxonMobil Corporation until his retirement in 2013. Currently, Dr. Johnson is a consultant to ExxonMobil, the Chair of the Joint Commission’s International and Resource Boards, and a member of the Yale School of Public Health Leadership Council. He serves on several boards, including the Bon Secours Hospital System; the Advisory Board of the Yale School of Public Health; and the Board on Global Health of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Johnson also has a Department of Health and Human Services Secretary appointment to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Board and was a member of the Virginia Governor’s Task Force on Health Reform, and co-chair of the Insurance Reform Task Force. He is the past Chair of Virginia Health Care Foundation and the Board of City Lights Charter School in Washington, DC. He served as an advisor and lecturer in the Harvard Medical School’s department of continuing education “Global Clinic Course” from 2005 to 2008. In 2013 he received the President’s Award from the Oil and International Petroleum Industry Environment Conservation Association, and the Oil and Gas Producers for contributions to health, and in 2012, he was the recipient of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Award for Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility. In 2011 he received a medal from the French Army’s Institute De Recherche Biomedical for Project Tetrapole, a public–private partnership in malaria research. Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and a member of its Board of Trustees and the Yale School of Medicine. While on active duty in the U.S. Army, he also trained as a microwave researcher at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He is Board Certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and occupational medicine.
Darrell Johnson, M.B.A., joined Medtronic in 2007 and currently serves as the corporate Vice President of Business Solutions for the Data Science function. Mr. Johnson has built expertise in working within the medical device industry, identifying how wireless technologies and data systems may be applied to improve patient outcomes, decrease health care uti-
lization costs, and increase provider care delivery efficiencies. His passion centers on not simply bringing technologies to market, but on the successful implementation and utilization of these technologies within the entire health care system, including patients. Prior to joining the newly formed Data Science function in 2016, Mr. Johnson spent 9 years in the cardiac rhythm and heart failure business. Under his leadership within the Connected Care business unit, he built a remote monitoring system that now has more than one million lives being monitored across 70 countries, with strong evidence reflecting the impact to both clinical and economic outcomes. With his vision of engaging patients, his team developed the world’s first patient smart phone application for personal device management. Prior to joining Medtronic, Mr. Johnson worked at GE Healthcare in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for approximately 8 years and held several key management and marketing positions. Mr. Johnson holds a B.A. in economics and mathematics from the University of Minnesota and an M.B.A. from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.
Lesley-Anne Long is the Director of the Digital Health Initiative at PATH, Washington, DC, which is bringing private-sector technology companies, national and international governments, and nongovernmental organizations together to scale successful digital health innovations around the world. A highly experienced and internationally networked leader in the fields of global health, technology, international development, higher education, and law, Ms. Long is a progressive and innovative thinker, experienced in driving transformative change through inclusive collaboration. She works with senior-level decision makers and thought leaders in international development to deliver high-impact programs and to advocate for sustainable change in global health systems, at both the national and community level. Ms. Long is a former family law barrister, the founder and Director of HEAT (Health Education and Training) in Africa (which was nominated for a Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2013), a former Dean at the Open University in the United Kingdom, and was the first Chief Executive Officer of the Africa Justice Foundation.
Alvin B. Marcelo, M.D., is a general and trauma surgeon by training who is currently the Executive Director of the Asia eHealth Information Network (www.aehin.org). Prior to this, he served as the Senior Vice-President and Chief Information Officer of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). As the Director of the University of the Philippines Manila National Telehealth Center and Chief of the Medical Informatics Unit, Dr. Marcelo co-established the Master of Science in Health Informatics program and conducted local and international
research in the field of eHealth and health information systems development. He took his postdoctoral fellowship in medical informatics at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland, with research interests in telepathology, mobile computing, and bibliometric analysis of MEDLINE content. Dr. Marcelo is certified in the governance of enterprise information technology (CGEIT, www.isaca.org), the Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF, www.opengroup.org), Archimate, and COBIT5 Implementation.
Neal Myrick is the Director of social impact at Tableau, where he leads the company’s efforts in employee service and giving, community impact, and grant making. Within his role, he leads the Tableau Foundation with a mission to encourage the use of facts and analytical reasoning to solve world problems. Mr. Myrick is an active angel investor and has served as a volunteer, nonprofit board member, and philanthropist. He currently focuses on ethical data, diversity, and social equity issues.
Nnamdi Oranye, dubbed “The Innovation Guru” on Power FM 98.7’s weekly innovation segment with Victor Kgomoeswana, is passionate about the power of technology and innovation to change the lives of Africans. He is the author of Disrupting Africa, Africa’s first book that chronicles the lives of innovators and entrepreneurs changing the African landscape. His many travels and business experience across the continent have greatly contributed to his huge optimism for Africa and its bright future. He features frequently as a presenter and chairperson across various conferences in Africa, contributes regularly to media houses on the subject of innovation, and has been named among the 100 most influential names in Africa’s telecoms, media, and information and communication technology industry by the AfricaCom100 Research Board.
David Novillo Ortiz, MLIS, Ph.D., serves as a Regional Advisor working on Innovation and Digital Health at the Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO’s) regional office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Washington, DC. At PAHO/WHO, he advises and builds capacity in 52 countries and territories in the Americas region on matters related to eHealth (health information technology). Prior to joining WHO, he served as the Executive Advisor to the Minister of Health of Spain and he worked as an associate professor in the Department of Library and Information Science at UC3M. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M), with a doctoral dissertation for which he was awarded with the Outstanding Thesis Award by the School of Library and Information Science. He also completed a master’s on Health Promotion and Social Development at the University
of Bordeaux and the Public University of Navarre and he received a Certificate Program in Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care by the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Olasupo Oyedepo is the Project Director of the Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation’s ICT4HEALTH Project in Nigeria. The project was set up to provide technical assistance to the government—through the Federal Ministries of Health and of Communications and other stakeholders—to operationalize the first year of Nigeria’s National eHealth Strategy Action Plan. Before then he was the Country Director for the ICT4SOML Project, where he led the United Nations Foundation’s support to the Nigerian Federal Ministries of Health and of Communication Technology in the development of the country’s National eHealth Strategy. He is particularly passionate about country leadership and governance of digital health investments and activities in low- and middle-income countries. He is currently playing a leading role to establish and launch the African Alliance of Digital Health Networks.
Christoph Pimmer, Ph.D., is a senior researcher, advisor, and lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW in Basel, Switzerland. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Zürich and acted as a visiting researcher at the Institute of Education, University College London, and at Columbia University in the City of New York. Dr. Pimmer has been working in the fields of digital global learning and knowledge management for more than 15 years and he has developed a particular interest in global and public health. He is frequently invited to speak at international summits and conferences and with his work, he has been able to contribute to United Nations–based policy development and multi-stakeholder initiatives.
Anna Thompson-Quaye works with access.mobile International, a digital health company committed to improving access to health care through mobile and cloud-based technology. It aims to strengthen the patient–provider relationship in sub-Saharan Africa through practical, affordable, and usable technology solutions. Ms. Thompson-Quaye has a wealth of experience in program implementation, private-sector partnerships, and social investments. Her experiences and achievements range from leveraging more than $80 million in private-sector funds to support health programs to managing high-value, multifaceted private-sector partnerships, as well as complex multiyear public health programs ranging between $200,000 and $8.5 million in targeted sub-Saharan African countries. She has worked with senior executives of mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies; advised and supported their workplace/social investment pro-
grams; and orchestrated the effective engagement of the private sector to support global health policy in her role as a focal point for the private sector at the Global Fund Board. She brings a unique blend of knowledge and professional experience in international organizations, nonprofits, and engagement with the corporate sector across multiple industries.
Adele Waugaman, M.A., is the Senior Advisor, Digital Health, at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), seated in the Global Health Bureau’s Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact. She is also an affiliated expert and former fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. A frequent commentator on technology and development trends, she has been cited in news outlets including the BBC, Financial Times, The New York Times, National Public Radio, and The Wall Street Journal. Previously she was the founder and managing director of Catalyst Advisory, LLC, providing strategic, technical, and advisory support to organizations using communications technologies to strengthen global health, humanitarian assistance, and global development efforts. Prior to that she was the Senior Director of Technology Partnerships at the United Nations Foundation, where she managed a $30 million partnership with Vodafone that leveraged digital technologies to strengthen global health and humanitarian assistance. Her earlier work included providing strategic and communications support to technology companies, as well as humanitarian and human rights groups. She also has worked as a journalist and editor covering U.S. foreign policy and international affairs.
Kaakpema (KP) Yelpaala, M.P.H., is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of access.mobile. He is strategic and enterprising with more than 15 years of experience working with domestic and international governments, hospitals, and health networks and spearheads access.mobile’s product and market growth. Prior to founding access.mobile in 2011, Mr. Yelpaala worked at Dalberg Global Development Advisors, advising governments, multilateral organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and businesses on a range of issues including strategy, operations, and program implementation. He also served as one of the first employees of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, working on national AIDS programs and rural initiatives across countries in East Africa and the Caribbean. Mr. Yelpaala has taught at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. He was appointed to and supports the Governor of Colorado’s Small Business Council, and he serves on the Yale School of Public Health Leadership Council. Mr. Yelpaala holds an M.P.H. from the Yale School of Public Health and a B.A. with honors from Brown University.