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AIHA’s Leadership Team in Washington, DC
David Greeley, AIHA President & CEO
As President & Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Greeley is responsible for the overall operations of AIHA. He succeeded AIHA’s founder and Executive Director since 1992, James P. Smith. Mr. Greeley has more than 30 years of experience working for international development and nonprofit health organizations, as well as for the pharmaceutical company Merck & Co., Inc. Immediately prior to joining AIHA, Mr. Greeley served as President & CEO of Accordia Global Health Foundation, whose mission is to build healthcare capacity in Africa. Before that, Mr. Greeley worked for the international nonprofit organizations Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance), FHI360, Population Services International (PSI), and CARE, based both in the US and overseas. Mr. Greeley also worked for Merck & Co., Inc. for more than a decade, where he focused on improving access to medicines in the developing world and emerging markets, primarily through creating and managing public-private partnerships. Mr. Greeley has health expertise in HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, family planning, and maternal and child health, as well as experience in public affairs, communications, policy/advocacy, resource mobilization, program and operations management. Mr. Greeley has a Masters Degree in International Relations from Columbia University with a dual degree in Economic and Political Development and African Affairs. Mr. Greeley has travelled to 90 countries and worked for extensive periods in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean, including as a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa in the early 1980s.
Darryl Hotch, CPA, MBA, Director of Finance
Dr. Inna Jurkevich, Program Director
As Program Director based in Washington, DC, Dr. Inna Jurkevich is responsible for managing AIHA’s PEPFAR and CDC-supported project to provide technical assistance to strengthen blood transfusion services in Central Asia. Dr. Jurkevich has more than 17 years of international health program management experience in the United States and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), managing medical programs that have focused on primary healthcare, women’s health, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS. In addition she has extensive experience managing programs for vulnerable, displaced, and incarcerated populations; risk reduction and emergency preparedness; and curricula development. From 2000-2003, Dr. Jurkevich was an integral part of AIHA’s Washington-based programs team for Russia. In November 2003, she became a health delegate for the Regional Delegation of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Central Asia, working from Almaty, Kazakhstan. Upon her return to the United States in 2005, Dr. Jurkevich rejoined AIHA’s Washington staff as Program Officer for the Regional Knowledge Hub for the Care and Treatment of HIV/AIDS in Eurasia. She later served as Regional Director for Russia and CIS, managing AIHA’s capacity-building activities and training programs in these regions from our Moscow office. Dr. Jurkevich’s previous experience includes serving as a medical doctor at Grodno City Hospital in Belarus; medical coordinator of UNHCR’s medical program in Moscow; and director of the representative office at Magee Women’s Hospital in Moscow. She earned her MD in Internal Medicine from Grodno State University (Belarus), as well as her MS in Emergency Health Services Management, with a specialization in Disaster Management, from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).
Marjorie Kitzes, Director, Operations & Administration
Marjorie Kitzes joined AIHA as Director of Operations and Administration in April 2017. She brings an extensive background in global health, human rights, and education programs funded by U.S. and European Governments, as well as private foundations. She is recognized as an accomplished leader and effective project manager with proven strength in financial management, contracts and grants administration, staff development, and capacity building. She also has a demonstrated track record of ensuring compliance with global regulations and best financial practices, as well as improving operational efficiency. Marjorie most recently served as Senior Director for Sponsored Programs Administration at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). Before joining NASEM, she was the Senior Director for Project Management Support and Center Administration at Management Sciences for Health (MSH), and the Senior Director for Grants, Contracts and Compliance at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI). Previously, she held positions as Director of Grants and Contracts at the Population Council and as Deputy Director of Contracts/Grants Management at the Academy for Educational Development (AED). Marjorie holds a M.Ed. in Counseling and a B.A. in Anthropology. She is also a Certified Professional Coach.
Steve Norwood, Director of Program Development
Steve Norwood has two decades of experience in business development and three decades of experience in overall business, marketing, and analytical communications. With AIHA, Mr. Norwood applies this experience to help generate new business by developing business and program development strategies, leading and coordinating business development teams, establishing and overseeing systems and protocols to support new business pursuits, and mentoring and training staff in business development practices, including the pursuit of program excellence. His goal is to ensure that AIHA offers the best possible client service by leading teams that put client interests first – in designing strategies to achieve client goals, as well as in crafting staffing plans, management practices, and relevant credentials that all demonstrate that AIHA understands the client’s interests and needs. Prior to joining AIHA, Mr. Norwood supported various other organizations in business and program development pursuits, including the Academy for Educational Development, FHI 360, Abt Associates, International Relief and Development, and Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide. He is fluent in business and proposal development, and earned his BA and MA in International Studies from the University of South Carolina. He also routinely won his elementary school’s weekly spelling bee.
Kathryn Utan, Director of Communications
Kathryn Utan is a communications professional with nearly 20 years of wide-ranging content-generation experience, with a special focus on the nonprofit international health and development sector. She directs all aspects of external communications for AIHA, working with staff and partners to effectively showcase the organization’s unique twinning model and the many successful and sustainable public health interventions implemented through its partnerships and programs. A talented writer and editor, Ms. Utan is also skilled at photography and developing compelling content across multiple communications platforms. Prior to joining AIHA, she worked as an exhibit researcher for The Newseum and as a licensed paralegal specializing in residential and commercial real estate and corporate banking. She earned a Master of Journalism and Public Affairs degree from The American University in Washington, D.C., and a bachelor’s degree in English, with minors in French, public relations, and international affairs, from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania.
AIHA’s Field-based Senior Management Staff
John Capati, Regional Director for Southern Africa
John Capati is based in Pretoria, South Africa, and serves as AIHA’s Regional Director for Southern Africa. In this capacity, he supports the implementation of the HIV/AIDS Twinning Center program in South Africa, as well as Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, and Swaziland. Mr. Capati has 15 years of experience managing and supporting healthcare development programs around the globe. He previously served as AIHA’s Regional Coordinator for partnership programs in Central and Eastern Europe, managing programs in Albania, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, and Romania, while stationed in Bucharest, Romania, and Budapest, Hungary. Mr. Capati also worked as Program Associate at the AIHA headquarters in Washington, DC, backstopping partnership programs in Central and Eastern Europe, before transitioning to a DC-based program management position with the Twinning Center, during which he helped manage the Volunteer Healthcare Corps (VHC). Prior to joining AIHA, Mr. Capati worked as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) at the Public Information Office in Washington, DC. He graduated with Honors from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, receiving his BA in International Relations Theory, with a focus on refugee issues.
Sally Talike Chalamila, Country Director, Tanzania
Sally Talike Chalamila manages the HIV/AIDS Twinning Center programs in Tanzania. Ms. Chalamila has served in this capacity for the past four years, overseeing five institutional twinning programs that focus on building health system capacity in the areas of nursing, laboratory services, palliative care, social work support for orphans and vulnerable children, and substance abuse and HIV prevention. She also manages AIHA’s Volunteer Healthcare Corps Initiative in Tanzania, which is designed to facilitate placement of individuals with significant professional experience in long-term volunteer assignments at PEPFAR-supported sites. Prior to returning to her native Tanzania, Ms. Chalamila worked at AIHA’s headquarters in Washington, DC, where she served as a Program Associate, backstopping programs in Tanzania, Kenya, and Nigeria. She earned her MPH with a concentration in community health education, from the Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia, and a BA in Biology from Boston University.
Kidest Hailu, Country Director, Ethiopia
Kidest Hailu oversees the implementation of the HIV/AIDS Twinning Center partnership programs, which represent one of the US healthcare sector’s most coordinated responses to a broad range of global health issues. Since 2007, Ms. Hailu has helped AIHA place 54 professional volunteers from the Ethiopian Diaspora at the Ministry of Health and other governmental and nongovernmental institutions. Additionally she has actively participated in the implementation of activities on a national level at various hospitals, educational institutions, and community-based organizations to improve the provision of quality health services. In the past few years, Ms. Hailu has worked closely with the Ministry of Health and Regional Health Bureaus to strengthen the health care system in Ethiopia and improve service delivery. Prior to being Country Director, Ms. Hailu held senior positions at AIHA’s HIV/AIDS Twinning Center Ethiopia office, facilitating the establishment of nine institutional partnerships that focus on building local health system and human resource capacity to provide quality health and allied services in the country. Ms. Hailu holds an MBA with an emphasis in Human Resource Management from Strayer University and a BA in Management from Post University.
Maya Makhmudova, Director, Central Asia
Dr. Mayya Makhmudova is Country Director of AIHA Project in Kyrgyzstan and is responsible for managing AIHA’s PEPFAR and CDC-supported project to provide technical assistance to strengthen blood transfusion services. Dr. Makhmudova has about 15 years of international health program management experience in different countries, such as Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, aimed to develop Quality Assurance management systems in primary healthcare, blood safety, women’s health, and HIV/AIDS. From 2005 to 2011 she served as Blood Safety Program Manager of the Women and Child Health Development Project in Uzbekistan loaned by the Asian Development Bank. During this period she directed blood service reform, developed and taught QA management systems in MCH focusing on peri-natal and post-natal services in general and blood procurement in particular. In August 2008 Dr. Makhmudova became internationally recognized expert in QA systems and transfusion medicine and serves as expert to WHO, GF, ADB and the World Bank. Dr. Makhmudova’s previous experience includes serving as a medical doctor at Scientific Research Institute of hematology and Blood Transfusion in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. She earned her MD in Internal Medicine from Tashkent state Medical Academy (Uzbekistan), as well as her PhD in Scientific Research Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (Tashkent, Uzbekistan).
Linda Kasonka Nonde, Country Director, Zambia
Linda Kasonka Nonde manages all HIV/AIDS Twinning Center programs in Zambia, as well as AIHA’s activities under the USAID-funded Zambia Rising project led by SAVE the Children. Ms. Nonde brings with her significant leadership and management expertise, including experience as chief of party and deputy chief of party for a $43 million dollar USAID-funded communication support for health project, country representative for the Southern Africa HIV/AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS), and policy analyst and later manager for human resources and administration at the National Economic Advisory Council. She demonstrates a proven ability to develop and manage productive relationships with the Government of Zambia, as well as with various US Government agencies and other key development stakeholders. Ms. Nonde earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in public administration from the University of Zambia and a Masters in Public administration and management from the University of Botswana. She is currently studying for her doctoral degree in business administration at the Binary School of Business in collaboration with the University of Zambia.
Alex Voloc, Country Director, Ukraine
Dr. Alex Voloc is based in Kyiv, Ukraine, and serves as the Country Director for AIHA’s PEPFAR and CDC-supported project to provide technical assistance to strengthen blood transfusion services in Ukraine. In this capacity, Dr. Voloc is responsible for all in-country tasks aimed at supporting project implementation and requiring interaction with CDC, MOH, NMAPE, project pilot sites and other national and regional stakeholders, and conducting administrative and financial tasks in coordination with the AIHA headquarters. Dr. Voloc has more than 15 years of professional experience in healthcare and international projects, which included working for the national governments of Moldova and Ukraine, the Soros Foundation-Moldova, nonprofit organizations, medical and higher education institutions. For more than five years he was engaged in health policy analysis, development, and implementation on HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B and D prevention strategies, as well as safety of human organs and tissue handling and transplantation. A primary focus of his career has been on the promotion of public health safety at all tiers through patient treatment, curricula development, monitoring and evaluation of harm reduction projects, participation in 2005 UNGASS report preparation in Moldova, and health policy research. In 2007-2011, Dr. Voloc primarily focused on health law and regulations and performed a comparative analysis of organ transplant legislation in Ukraine, European countries, and the United States. In Ukraine, as the head of legal department of the Ministry of Health’s Transplantation Center, he was among the first to develop official guidance for organ transplantation from living donors. As an M&E specialist, Dr. Voloc has analyzed the implementation of all harm reduction projects in Moldova in 2006 and reflected his observations in official reports to the funding and national agencies. Dr. Voloc has served as a public health advisor to the former Minister of Health of Ukraine and was repeatedly invited as an expert for AIHA, JSI, and USAID-funded projects for curricula development and editing on HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, family planning, and healthcare management. Dr. Voloc has recently enrolled and successfully graduated from the main Transfusion Medicine Specialization Course through the National Medical Academy for Postgraduate Medical Education in Ukraine (NMAPE). He earned his MD in internal medicine and license in general surgery from the State Medical and Pharmaceutical University N. Testemitanu (Moldova, 2003), as well as his MPH in Health Policy and Management from Harvard School of Public Health (2005).
Justice Chukwudi Ulunta, Executive Director, Twinning for Health Support Initiative – Nigeria
Justice Chukwudi Ulunta manages AIHA’s local nongovernmental entity in Nigeria, leading programs that focus on strengthening health system capacities in the area of social work support for orphans and vulnerable children in Nigeria. Prior to his work with AIHA, Mr. Ulunta worked with the Osun State Action Committee on AIDS, where he was a member of the Inaugural Team for the Local Action Committee on AIDS in Osun State. He was actively involved in training and retraining all committee members on the causes and prevention of HIV, as well as the school and community-based training of youth on HIV/AIDS-related issues. Mr. Ulunta was also involved in providing monitoring and evaluation training to health workers in Osun State. He earned his BS in Social Work from the University of Nigeria where he is currently pursuing his MS in Social Work. Additionally, he completed a certificate course titled, Strengthening Human Resources for Health at the Harvard School of Public Health.