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 CEO, 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 spends most of his time as a software designer, developer and project manager, crafting software with a strong technical and scientific background. Prior to founding the technology 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 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 »
Vannsan has spent more than eight years in communication profession with international organizations. In 2009 she joint communication team with Save the Children Norway. She has more experiences in documentation and promoting projects to the international donors for the organization. Read more »
Joseph brings over ten years of communication experience in complex international programs and partnerships. In 2006 he founded a non-profit which delivered appropriate technology and capacity building to East Africa. The nonprofit work led to employment with teams in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2008 – 2009) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (2010 – 2014). Read more »
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 »
Anne Smith, aka “Anna Raquelle”, joined InSTEDD in 2010 as Manager of Contracts and Finance. Anna brings over 30 years of contracts management experience with a variety of high profile customers in both US and foreign governments and businesses. At InSTEDD, Anna provides guidance to InSTEDD management and staff in all matters related to contractual agreements and transactions for both our US and Cambodia operations. Read more »
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
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 »
Ann Marie Kimball is a physician, epidemiologist and currently holds the role of strategic advisor to the Rockefeller Foundation and associate fellow at the Chatham House. In her work with the Rockefeller Foundation Dr. Kimball supports the strengthening and development of strategies for Ebola, post ebola and health crisis response. This work includes planning and guiding the formation of a regional disease surveillance network in collaboration with CORDS. Before joining the Rockefeller Foundation, Dr. Kimball served as technical and strategic lead for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation surveillance strategy formation. Read more »
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 »
Jessica Watterson has worked on global health issues in South Asia, the Pacific and Africa. Her experience ranges from research on the use of mobile phones to improve antenatal care attendance in Samoa to overseeing health education classes for women living in slums in Kolkata, India. Jessica has previously worked for the World Health Organization, Doctors Without Borders, Oxfam and as a Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellow at the Ministry of Health in Samoa. Jessica holds a Master of Public Health from University of California, Berkeley and a BA in Biochemistry from New York University. She is also currently working toward a PhD in Health Policy from UC Berkeley.
Green is an Assistant Professor of the Practice of Global Health at DGHI. His primary research interest is how technology can improve health and health systems in low-income settings. He is currently collaborating with colleagues on studies in Kenya, Zimbabwe, Liberia, and Rwanda. His research portfolio spans from formative work on human centered design to impact evaluations of individual and group interventions. Green holds a doctorate in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina.
Simon brings over 10 years of experience in online marketing and media production. He began working with InSTEDD in May 2015, building video and web assets on behalf of the iLab Southeast Asia. He has a passion for tech projects with a positive impact. He is based in New York City.
Emily is a rising sophomore at Harvard University where she studies computer science and runs on the cross-country and track-and-field teams. After graduating, she hopes to apply her technical skills to solving societal problems. She has previously worked on developing the Khan Academy’s programming curriculum. Emily is from Palo Alto, California, and is passionate about the outdoors and travel.
2018 Global Ambassadors
Katherine is a Global Ambassador for InSTEDD with a focus on opioid overdose prevention programs. She recently completed her Master of Public Health degree at the University of California, Los Angeles, and is passionate about the intersection of technology and public health. Her professional background is in high-tech B2B marketing and health system strategic planning. She enjoys learning new things, solving problems, and sharing people’s stories.
Sok Somphoas Phalyka is a Global Ambassador for InSTEDD. Phalyka is a B.A graduate majoring Media Management. After having graduate, she spent most of her life working in media and communication field. She started working as a short contract communication officer in Credit Union Australia in early April 2014. In June the same year, she was moving on to BBC Media Action Cambodia as a Radio Producer and later on was promoted to become a Radio Manager in October 2014. With the passion in well-being and technology, she later on join InSTEDD as a Global Ambassador in early March 2017. Read more »
Dr. John B. Niwagaba is a medical Doctor, a graduate of Bachelor of Medicine and bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) from Makerere University, with 8 years clinical experience. He worked as the Africa Regional Manager for the International Diabetes Federation, coordinating more than 30 country associations in Sub Saharan Africa. Read more »
Tran is experienced on risk assessment of emerging diseases such as avian influenza H7N9, Ebola, MERS-CoV. Recently, he has been contributing to establish the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) at regional level in NIHE, using high technology to support outbreak early detection and response. Read more »