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Team

Staff

Eduardo Jezierski

Chief Executive Officer / Board of Directors
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Eduardo has spent his whole career designing, implementing and deploying software solutions on a global scale. He originally received an MsC in Informatics after initial work in nuclear engineering, and later worked in Argentina in the areas of GIS analysis, machine learning and modeling for challenges in anthropology. His Master's thesis was on robotics control, genetic algorithms and neural networks. Read more »

 

Wendy L. Schultz-Henry

Chief Operating Officer / Board of Directors
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Wendy joined InSTEDD in the Fall of 2006. Over the course of her time with InSTEDD she has worn several hats as the needs of the organization have grown. Along with her current role as COO, she manages the international regulatory requirements for our overseas operations and also serves as West Coast Liaison for Crisis Response. She is Secretary and Treasurer to the Board of Directors. Wendy brings to InSTEDD over 25 years of experience in finance and operations with expertise in audit preparation and process, cash management, budget development and quality assessment. Read more »

 

Nicolás di Tada

Director of Platform Engineering
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Nicolás spends most of his time as a software designer, developer and project manager, crafting software with a strong technical and scientific background. Prior to starting his company, Manas Technology Solutions, Nicolás spent 10 years as a software architect and project leader for a diverse range of organizations, including startups and large corporations, acquiring a varied background in information retrieval, machine learning, information visualization and web application development. Read more »

 

Channe Suy

Product Manager, iLab Southeast Asia
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Channe joined the Innovation Lab in Southeast Asia as Product Manager in August 2008. Her primary focus is to capture user requirements for all aspects that affect the quality of products. In addition, she also does software usability design and testing as well as provides on-going support to the clients/partners. Throughout the years with InSTEDD she has worked closely with Cambodia Communicable Disease Control at the national level down to the rural health center level in order to strengthen group communication by using InSTEDD's technology. Read more »

 

Scott Teesdale, MPH

Project Manager
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Scott is a Public Health Epidemiologist who has extensive experience working on disease surveillance and monitoring and evaluation systems throughout Africa and the Middle East. He has worked as a Regional Epidemiologist and Team Lead for Data Management with the US Centers for Disease Control, Global Disease Detection and Response Program in Cairo, Egypt.  Additionally, Scott has worked as the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager for Medical Care Development International where he helped implement multiple USAID malarial control programs in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Read more »

 

Bridget Sperry

Global Accounting & Human Resource Manager

Bridget is a San Francisco Bay Area native.  After returning to the Bay Area from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in June 1995, she began working with several professional groups in the Finance & Accounting sector.   In 2001,  Bridget became a California Registered Tax Preparer  and within a year, she opened a tax consulting and bookkeeping business.  Her clients have included venture capital firms, executive recruiters, orthopedic surgeons, and other professional organizations.  Most recently she  was the in-house accountant for the Ansel Adams Gallery which furthered her love and appreciation for photography. Read more »

 

Outside Board Members

Robert Kirkpatrick

Board of Directors
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Robert has more than 15 years of experience developing and deploying collaboration technologies for public and private sector organizations and has spent most of the past decade in humanitarian relief and global development. His work explores ways that virtual interactions may help or hinder information sharing, trust-building, collective intelligence, and coordination. He is a strong proponent of open source software, open data standards, and grassroots technology innovation. Read more »

 

Eric Rasmussen, MD

Board of Directors
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Eric arrived as the founding Chief Executive Officer of InSTEDD in October 2007 and served as CEO until October 2010. Prior to joining InSTEDD, Eric was both Chairman of the Department of Medicine within the US Navy Medical Center near Seattle, Washington, and an advisor in humanitarian informatics for the US Office of the Secretary of Defense. He has led disaster response teams in more than 15 events, including the tsunami in Banda Aceh, Katrina, the Izmit earthquake, and Haiti. Read more »

 

Andy Leventhal

Board of Directors
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Andy Leventhal has had over 20 years of software experience in storage, data security, open source Linux, and cleantech (energy efficiency, carbon and enterprise sustainability), with a repeated record of identifying transformational opportunities, emerging markets, deploying successful go-to-market strategies and raising capital. As an early employee at EMC, VeriSign, Red Hat and Imperva, Andy has been a driver in the development of many companies, product launches, ecosystem development, pricing, team recruiting and scaling channels in over a dozen markets around the world. Andy has held individual and management roles in sales, business development, strategic alliances, domestic and international channels throughout the US, Japan, APAC and the EU.   Read more »

 

Consultants

Caricia Catalani, DrPH, MPH

Senior Research Associate
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In addition to being a senior research associate at InSTEDD, Caricia Catalani, DrPH, MPH is faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health. The focus of her work is on the development and evaluation of information technology and Web 2.0 tools for global health.  Caricia has 17 years of experience working on community, national, and global health projects and research with underserved populations, including undocumented Latinos, victims of disaster, the urban poor, sex workers, and people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States, South Asia, West Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Read more »

 

Samantha Lekus

Acting Director, Compliance and Operations
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Samantha brings over 20 years’ experience in operational, fiscal and administrative leadership. She has held a variety of management positions within international and domestic-based organizations including large university, NGOs and nonprofit organizations. She brings her expertise to InSTEDD to develop and support organizational and fiscal infrastructure including Federal compliance, A-133 audit preparation, strengthening HR functions and the development and implementation of internal controls and external policies to support the smooth functioning of InSTEDD’s overall administrative and fiscal operations. Read more »