Samukeliso Dube  

Dr. Samukeliso Dube, Executive Director

Dr. Dube has more than 20 years experience in health care and included several senior roles in the delivery and financing of health care. She comes from Afrocentric Health where she worked as a General Manager, leading Health Policy and Medical Advisory, worked at Royal Philips  as Medical Counsel for Africa and Business Development Manager for Southern Africa. Her experience in global health includes her role at  ArK as Head of Healthcare Investments prior to which she was Africa Program Director at PATH, leading the Global Campaign for Microbicides. This experience spans across geographies, most of which has been spent delivering various models of health care in Africa. Dr. Dube has a Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MD) from the University of Zimbabwe, a Master’s in Public Health (MPH), a Diploma Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases (DTMH) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Masters in Finance and Investments. 

Sumita Banerjee  

Sumita Banerjee, Managing Director of the Asia and the Pacific Hub

Sumita Banerjee has more than 20 years’ experience in public health across sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender transformative policy and practice, as well as HIV programs and advocacy. Born and raised in India, she has lived and worked in 3 continents and provided expert policy and program guidance working globally and regionally during her career. She was most recently the Executive Director of Action for AIDS, the largest national independent provider of sexual health and HIV programs in Singapore. Prior to that she worked with Plan International UK providing technical guidance and advise to adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights programs across multiple countries during which she also led the organization’s participation in the London Summit on Family Planning in 2012. Sumita also worked with ICASO in Toronto Canada where in addition to managing multi-country programs, she served as the gender lead and focal point for Asia Pacific. Sumita began her career after completing her post-graduation in India working on women’s empowerment, rights and health access. She has an MSc in Health Policy from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK; Master of Arts, University of Delhi, India and Post-graduate Diploma in Management, McGill University, Canada.  

Monica Kerrigan  

Monica Kerrigan, MPH, Managing Director, North America and Europe 

Monica Kerrigan is the Managing Director for the North America and Europe Region, advancing the rights of people everywhere to access family planning and reproductive health services to ensure bodily autonomy, gender equality, and rights. In her role, she is forging partnerships with governments, private sector, NGOs, youth associations, research organizations, donors and philanthropists to advance innovation and scale up of evidence-based solutions.  

Ms. Kerrigan is a pioneering leader, expert, and advocate in family planning, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and market dynamics. She served as Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Global expanding access to reproductive health services in Africa and Latin America. She worked at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for nine years, launching the London Summit on Family Planning in 2012 and supported the design and implementation of Family Planning 2020, the Ouagadougou Partnership, and the Implant Access Program. Ms. Kerrigan also served for 10 years at USAID in the Office of Population and Reproductive Health and served at USAID Mission in Indonesia for 4 years working on maternal and newborn health and family planning. She has worked at Jhpiego advancing Innovation and Technical Leadership across more than 30 countries in Africa and Asia.   

Monica has a Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina, specializing in maternal and child health. She is a former Peace Corps Volunteer and primary health care trainer in rural Mali.   


Dr. Sheila Nyawira Macharia  

Dr. Sheila Nyawira Macharia, Managing Director, East and Southern Africa Regional Hub

Dr. Sheila Nyawira Macharia is a Public Health Expert, with extensive experience in the field of Adolescent Health, Family Planning, Reproductive Health, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. She has A Master of Public Health and a Fellowship in Population and Development from the Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, U.S.A. She is also a Recipient of the Marjorie Horn Award from USAID/Washington for “Sustained leadership, tireless efforts moving Family Planning/Reproductive Health evidence to practice.” 

She has served as a strategy advisor on various assignments for USAID Washington, USAID Malawi, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Government of Kenya, developing health program strategies, formulating policy recommendations, and evaluating global health activities. She previously served as the USAID Kenya Director for Family Health the Mission’s strategic lead for family planning, reproductive health, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, nutrition, water, and sanitation.   



Team Members

Titilope Akinlose  

Titilope Akinlose, Senior Manager, Strategy and Coordination

Titilope Akinlose is the Senior Manager, Strategy and Coordination for FP2030’s Executive Team. She supports the Secretariat’s engagement with the FP2030’s Transition Management Team, Transition Oversight Group, funders, and ensures coordination and collaboration across the Secretariat. Titilope is a certified and experienced Manager with a demonstrated history of technical and programmatic success both domestically and internationally. She earned her B.Sc. in Psychology and Africana Studies at the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Administration, with a focus in global health, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. While in Chicago, her work focused primarily on HIV/AIDS research among high risk populations, including African American women and their daughters, and teens in the juvenile justice system. In 2016, Titilope was granted a yearlong fellowship with Global Health Corps, where she continued her work as an HIV Research Program Officer in Zambia. Upon her return to the Washington DC area, she began her work in the field of family planning with the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health supporting the technical, programmatic, and administrative management of PMA Agile.


Emma Artley  

Emma Artley, Manager of Business Development

Emma Artley is the Manager of Business Development for Family Planning 2030. In her role Emma supports the Executive Team and Regional Hubs to source and cultivate new partnerships and maintain collaborative relationships with current FP2030 funders. Prior to joining FP2030, Emma was a Director with CCS Fundraising, a global nonprofit consulting firm. Before CCS, Emma worked as a Proposal Manager at Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins affiliate and nonprofit that innovates transformative health care solutions in over 40 countries around the world. At the Centre for Reproductive Rights, Emma was seconded to the Africa country office in Nairobi, Kenya to carry out the government funding strategy within the region. Emma has also served as the Family Planning Data Intern for the Office of Population and Reproductive Health in USAID's Bureau for Global Health in 2018, under the Global Health Fellowship Program. Emma has a Masters in Demography and Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and a Bachelors in Economics and Finance from Centre College.  


Yacine Bai  

Yacine Bai, Associate, Data & Measurement

Yacine Bai is the Associate FP2030's Data & Measurement team. She is a recent graduate of The University of Maryland, College Park, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Science and a concentration in Global Poverty. Prior to joining the FP2020 Secretariat, she served as an intern at the Center for Strategic and International Studies where she focused on global health research. Originally from Ivory Coast, she is a native French speaker. 


Margaret Bolaji  

Margaret Bolaji 

Margaret Bolaji is an International Development Professional with several years work experience in research, project implementation and management with particular interest in adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and rights. 

She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Master’s in Policy and Development Studies from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria and completed a Global Health Leadership Accelerator Program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA. 

Margaret is the Youth Partnerships Officer with the North, West and Central Africa Hub, FP2030 where she leads an Inclusive, Responsive and Sustainable partnership with youth and civil society partners in the region. 


Chelsea Bonosky  

Chelsea Bonosky, HIPs Coordinator

Chelsea Bonosky is the HIPs Coordinator for FP2030’s Global PPFP/PAFP workshop in Nepal. She is a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW), earning her degree from Fordham Graduate School of Social Service. She holds a specialized Certificate in Crisis and Resilience and works as a women’s health therapist and social worker (NY). She has served as a sexual trauma counselor and Street Advocacy Lead at Black Women’s Blueprint and was an intern with the Unites Nations/ UNA-SNY where she focused on community advocacy initiatives on global reproductive and health platforms. Chelsea has a BFA From New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and has a multi-year career as a performance artist. She has worked on/off-Broadway and held residencies internationally with some of the most prestigious dance companies, creating, teaching, and performing. Additionally, she is trained in conflict transformation through movement and has worked at the intersection of dance and social justice with non-profits nationally and globally. She is a believer in the power of movement to heal and transform and utilizes art to restore bodily autonomy to persons whose bodies have been traumatized. 


Nellie Brady  

Nellie Brady, HIPs Coordinator

Nellie Brady is the HIPs Coordinator for FP2030’s Global PPFP/PAFP Global Workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal. She is a recent graduate from Elon University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a focus on sustainable community development, fair trade learning, and mutually beneficial partnerships. Prior to joining the team at FP2030, Nellie lived in France where she worked as a Teaching Assistant to French high schoolers learning English. She has also worked with the Community Foundation in her hometown to assist in the development of its Youth and Philanthropy program as well as developing and managing the relationships with its donors and board members.


Jason Bremmer  

Jason Bremner, PhD, MPH, Senior Director, Data & Measurement

Jason Bremner, PhD MPH, is Family Planning 2030's Data & Measurement Senior Director. Jason joins the FP2020 Secretariat, bringing more than 15 years of experience providing technical leadership on research translation, policy analysis, data for decision making, and individual and institutional capacity building. Jason was the Associate Vice President for International Programs, Program Director for Population, Health, and Environment, and Deputy Director for the USAID-funded PACE Project at Population Reference Bureau (PRB). Jason received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, and has an MPH in global health from Emory University. He also has a wealth of direct country experience in many of the FP2020 focus countries, including Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, Philippines, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. As the Data and Performance Management Director, Jason will lead efforts to embed the use of data and performance management approaches through a performance monitoring and analysis of the FP2020 movement to provide trusted and transparent information regarding progress towards reaching the FP2020 goals and strengthened accountability for implementation of financial, policy, and programming commitments made by country governments, donors, the UN, civil society, and other stakeholders.



Emma Chadband, Manager, Communications, Design & Initiatives

Emma Chadband is the Communications Officer for Family Planning 2030. She brings more than six years of communications experience to the organization, working primarily in economic equality and workers’ rights, with a background in family planning. Emma’s previous work used digital media, graphic design, and videography to make the link between family planning and economic prosperity – showing women and girls can’t care for their families or participate in their economies if they can’t plan and space their pregnancies. Emma graduated from Western Washington University with a Bachelors of Arts in journalism. In her free time, Emma volunteers for SMYAL and The Dinner Party, two nonprofits near and dear to her heart.


Anneka Claudio  

Anneka Claudio, Executive Coordinator, Executive Directorate

Anneka is the Executive Coordinator for FP2030’s Executive Directorate. Prior to joining FP2030, Anneka interned for several think tanks and international nonprofits including, the Council on Foreign Relations, Center for International Policy, and Human Rights Watch. In these roles, she focused on communications, external outreach and events, and development. She is a graduate of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada where she received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. 


guillaume debar  

Guillaume Debar, Senior Consultant, Country Engagement

Guillaume Debar provides advisory services to FP2030 on nine African countries (Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe). Prior to this role, he served as Senior Program Manager at FP2020, Program Manager at the All We Can Foundation, and Program Officer at Tostan. Guillaume is passionately committed to a future where women and girls everywhere have the freedom and ability to lead healthy lives, make their own informed decisions about using contraception and having children, and participate as equals in society and its development. He currently resides in Bordeaux, France.


Allie Doody  

Allie Doody, Advocacy and Accountability Manager

Allie Doody is the Advocacy and Accountability Manager at FP2030. Prior to joining FP2030, Allie spent 12 years supporting local organizations in low- and middle-income countries to develop and implement locally-driven advocacy strategies and leading advocacy and accountability small grant programs at PAI. She has experience working to improve access to reproductive health services for adolescents and youth and advocating for progressive commitments to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Allie is a graduate from Syracuse University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.


Shiza Farid  

Shiza Farid, Family Planning Data Analysis Advisor at the Public Health Institute

Shiza Farid is currently at the Public Health Institute (PHI) as a Family Planning Data Analysis Advisor. In this role, she is seconded to the FP2030 team at the UN Foundation. She supports analyses related to global family planning. Prior to joining PHI (from 2018-2022), Shiza supported analyses related to family planning and demography at Avenir Health. She also has experience conducting data analysis, data cleaning, and creating data visualizations for UNICEF’s gender portfolio, University of Washington’s Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children, and PATH’s Sayana Press team. Additionally, from 2011-2016, Shiza was at the UN Foundation as a Manager of Global Policy for the Universal Access Project (UAP). Shiza led UAP’s global advocacy efforts to ensure sexual and reproductive health and rights issues – as agreed to in the UN Sustainable Development Goals – were robustly integrated in U.S., global, and financing policies and priorities. Shiza has a Master of Public Health with a concentration in global health metrics and evaluation from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington and a Bachelors of Arts in Economics and International Relations from American University in Washington, D.C.


Jaqueline Fonkwo  

Dr. Jacqueline N. Fonkwo, Associate-level Consultant, Francophone Countries, Country Engagement 

Jacqueline is FP2030’s Associate Consultant for Francophone Countries with the Country Engagement Team, where she provides programmatic, strategic, and administrative support for the Francophone regional portfolio. With her blend of clinical and public health practice, Jacqueline has championed adolescent and youth health in Cameroon and beyond. Her work has centered on sexual and reproductive health programs design, implementation and evaluation, local, national, and global advocacy, and policy evaluation in different health and wellness projects. She has significant familiarity with the FP2020 and FP2030 partnerships and stakeholders from her experiences both as the FP2020 Youth Focal Point for Cameroon and as a FP2020 Rapid Response Mechanism grantee. She has participated in a number of prestigious fellowships like the Mandela Washington Fellowship 2021 during which she spent six weeks interacting with the Faculty of the University of Delaware. This was followed by a six week placement position with the African Family Health Organization (AFAHO) where she co-designed a family planning curriculum for African and Caribbean immigrant teen girls and women in Philadelphia. Jacqueline was also a Global Health Leadership Accelerator Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2019. She’s a 120 Under 40: New Generation of Family Planning Leader hosted by the Gates Institute. She is a co-chair with the youth sub-committee for the next International Conference on Family Planning scheduled to hold in 2022. Jacqueline obtained an MSc in Global Health with the Queen Margaret University of Edinburgh - UK in September 2021 as a Commonwealth Scholar. She also holds an MSc in Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine from the University of South Wales – UK, as a Merck Foundation Scholar in 2020. She graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé I – Cameroon in 2017 with an MD degree. 


Veronica Fonseca Castro  

Veronica Fonseca Castro, Communications & Advocacy Coordinator

Born and raised on the outskirts of Mexico City, Veronica is the Communications & Advocacy Coordinator for FP2030. She is currently finishing her bachelor’s degree in Global Studies and Honors Political Science and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her academic background is in international relations, comparative politics, security studies, and public policy. Before working at FP2030 as a coordinator, Veronica interned with the initiative in the communications team during the summer of 2021. Her passion for gender equality, human rights, and social justice also took her to intern at various organizations such as NARAL Pro-Choice America and voting rights advocacy group Democracy North Carolina. When she’s not working, Veronica enjoys reading a good book, traveling, visiting history and art museums, drinking a good latte, dancing, and lifting weights to the sounds of Reggaeton, Salsa, Cumbia, and Bachata.

Andrea Goetschius  

Andrea Goetschius, Senior Communications Manager

Andrea Goetschius is the Senior Communications Manager for FP2030, where she is responsible for knowledge management, as well as communications project management. She has 15 years of experience in communications for public and global health, including expertise in communications strategy, knowledge management, materials development, and visual communication. Prior to joining FP2030, she was a health communication consultant with JSI. While there, she led communications efforts for two national HIV technical assistance centers for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients, in addition to contributing to a wide range of communications and social marketing projects at national, state, and county levels. Andrea was senior communications manager for the Maternal Health Task Force at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, leading knowledge management and communications efforts. She developed communications strategies for the 2015 Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference in Mexico City and the 2013 Global Maternal Health Conference in Arusha, Tanzania. She began her health communications career as a graphic designer for Ipas. Andrea earned a master’s degree in health communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design from Alfred University.

Mary Beth Hastings  

Mary Beth Hastings, Senior Gender Advisor

Mary Beth Hastings is an expert analyst of global health programs and their impact on women and girls. She has more than 25 years of academic and professional experience in gender integration and mainstreaming, international sexual and reproductive health, and human rights issues. For the past seven years, she has been a Senior Associate at Iris Group, specializing in gender and social inclusion. As gender liaison for SHOPS Plus, she conducted gender analyses and assessed programmatic opportunities to improve family planning outcomes through attention to gender in the private health sector. Her recent work includes: incorporating private sector family planning providers into gender-based violence (GBV) training and networking in Tanzania; applying a gender lens to supportive supervision in the family planning health workforce to improve health provider recruitment, performance and retention; and using storytelling methodology to assess the effects of social franchising on women family planning providers in Kenya and Uganda. Prior to joining Iris Group, Mary Beth served as Vice President at the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), where she designed, implemented, and evaluated programs for the U.S.-based sexual and reproductive health and rights advocacy organization. In this role, she worked closely with advocacy and service delivery organizations in Latin America and Africa to pinpoint and pursue effective advocacy strategies. In prior roles at Partners of the Americas and the League of Women Voters, Mary Beth directed initiatives on family planning, women’s political and legal rights, and leadership.


Sofia Hefferna  

Sofia Heffernan, Associate, Advocacy & Partnerships

Sofia Heffernan is the Associate for FP2030's Advocacy & Partnerships team. Sofia is a graduate from the University of California, Berkeley where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Gender and Women’s Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Conservation Resource Studies with a specific focus in women and the environment. Prior to joining FP2020, Sofia worked at Bread for the City, an organization which provides wrap-around services for low income residents in the DC area. In that position, Sofia worked in Social Services where she managed public benefits for DC residents diagnosed with a mental illness.


Chonghee Hwang  

Chonghee Choi Hwang, Director, Scale Up & Innovation

Chonghee Hwang is FP2030’s Director, Scale Up & Innovation, bringing more than 6 years of experience leading country engagement and regional portfolios within the FP2030 Support Network. In her role, Chonghee provides strategic direction of country support for implementation and scale up of high-impact and evidence-based practices, in collaboration with HIPs Senior Advisor, Regional Managing Directors, Data Management Team, country focal points, technical advisory groups and other key partners. She also plays a leading role to introduce innovative solutions in FP/RH to countries and to manage South-South learning and strategic exchange programs between countries and regions to diffuse and amplify best practices in FP/RH. Prior to joining FP2020 in 2016, Chonghee served as Director of the Korea Foundation for International Healthcare, and as a policy analyst at Korea International Cooperation Agency. While there, she developed mid- to long-term strategies for bilateral official development assistance (ODA) programs for countries in low resource settings. In a previous appointment, Chonghee served as a Programme Officer at UNFPA Country Office in Nepal and provided technical assistance to the government on the national community health workforce program, in collaboration with USAID, UNICEF, WHO and UNAIDS. Chonghee holds a master’s degree in public health, with focus on demography, from Seoul National University.  


Karla Jiménez  

Karla Jiménez, FP2030 Latin America and the Caribbean Hub 

Karla is the Administrative Assistant for FP2030 Hub in the Latin America and the Caribbean. She possesses a diverse range of experiences, having worked as a journalist, at the UN and also within other organizations in the diplomatic and private sectors.  

Karla holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication Science from Universidad Catolica Santa Maria la Antigua, as well as a Master's Degree in Communication and Education from the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona. She speaks fluent Spanish and English. 


Oren Jusu, Emergency Preparedness and Response Director  

Oren Jusu, Emergency Preparedness and Response Director

Oren has joined the team as the Emergency Preparedness and Response Director. He will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, and support our teams across East and Southern Africa Hub. 

Oren is a Humanitarian practitioner focusing on Response, Preparedness, and relationship building in a humanitarian context. In the last 14 years, he has established his skills in providing strategic humanitarian support to country teams across sub-Saharan Africa through preparedness and building relationships.  Oren has worked with various agencies: Tearfund, IRC, DRC, Action Against Hunger, Mercy Corps, etc.  

Before joining us, Oren was with Mercy Corps as the Africa Region's Humanitarian response team leader. He is a bachelor's degree holder in Sociology and currently working on his master's in public administration. 


Salman Khalid  

Salman Khalid, Communications Manager Asia Pacific Hub  

Salman is a strategic communicator and a storyteller and with over 15 years of experience working in diverse contexts across South Asia, East and North Africa, and the Middle East, he has developed a unique perspective on communication approaches that are effective in challenging environments.  

Before joining FP 2030, Salman worked with the UNFPA and UN Women, where he focused on communications around sexual and reproductive health, with a particular emphasis on women's and girls' needs in marginalized settings. He played a key role in advocating for and articulating the importance of these issues, helping to raise awareness and support.   

Salman has also chaired the United Nations communication group in Libya, where he was responsible for driving forward strategic communications around key issues facing the country. He also spearheaded the Somalia Security and Justice Knowledge Hub in East Africa, helping to develop effective communication strategies to support this key initiative.  

Salman holds master’s degrees in International Relations and Computer Sciences, blending both to develop innovative and effective communication approaches to complex social issues. He recently completed the UNSSC's course on UN Strategic Communications for the UN 2030 Agenda, equipping him with the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver desired communication outcomes in alignment with the global sustainable development goals. 


Adam Lewis  

Adam Lewis, Privact Sector Consultant

Adam Lewis is FP2030’s private sector consultant based in East Africa, where he advises the organization on its approach to engaging the private sector at the global, regional, and local levels. Adam has spent more than a decade in global health, with experience in clinical fields such as sexual/reproductive health, maternal/newborn health, safe surgery/anesthesia, and emergency/critical care, and functional expertise in business and market development, public-private partnerships, program design, sustainable business models, and communications.  

In addition to his work with FP2030, Adam is the co-founder of an NGO in Tanzania and an advisor to several organizations in both Tanzania and Kenya, including the Benjamin Mkapa Foundation, the Reproductive Health Network of Kenya, and the Center for Public Health and Development, among others. Before joining FP2030, Adam worked for two social enterprises – Gradian Health Systems and Laerdal Medical – and was a consultant for Merck for Mothers, USAID, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and former President of Malawi Dr. Joyce Banda.


Mande Limbu  

Mande Limbu, Director, Advocacy and Partnerships

Mande Limbu is the Director of Advocacy and Partnerships at FP2030. She oversees and coordinates FP2030’s engagement across critical areas including global advocacy, -accountability, and partner relations. Mande is a policy and advocacy professional with over 10 years of experience shaping policy agendas and advocacy strategies to improve reproductive and maternal health. Her expertise lies in successfully leading national and global advocacy campaigns to influence prioritization and financing of family planning and maternal and child health programs. Mande has previously worked as a senior manager for advocacy and civil society engagement at FP2020 in Washington, DC, senior advisor for global policy and advocacy at White Ribbon Alliance in Washington, DC and director of sexual, reproductive and maternal health at CARE Tanzania. She holds a JSD from Cornell University and LLM from Georgetown University. Originally from Tanzania, Mande is fluent in Swahili and English.

Vienna Madrid  

Vienna Madrid, Associate, Asia, Country Engagement

Vienna Madrid is the Associate for the Asia region with FP2030’s Country Engagement team. Prior to joining the secretariat, Vienna gained diverse experience working on projects within sexual and reproductive health with organizations like CARE, EMPHNET, and as a researcher at the Rollins School of Public Health. Vienna’s projects varied from supporting programs tailored to adolescent mothers in humanitarian settings to refining quantitative surveys to understand increased risk of gender-based violence during COVID-19. She also has experience in HIV prevention through research work on injectable PrEP, as well as family planning strategies among refugee populations. She received a Bachelor of Public Health degree from the University of Florida and is a recent graduate of Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, where she received her Master’s in Public Health in Global Health degree and concentrated in Community Health and Development.


Gloria Masula  

Gloria Masula, Youth Partnerships Officer

Gloria is a Youth Partnerships Officer for FP2030 East and Southern Africa Hub. A Youth Development Enthusiast with over 8 years’ experience in implementing development projects particularly on Youth Development, SRHR, Education,Policy and Practice and Child Protection. Gloria has advanced knowledge on girls’ rights, teenage pregnancy, ending child marriage and other harmful practices and girl’s education that she has accumulated working with several organizations. She has demonstrated history of working with International Organizations, across multiple contexts and countries where she has worked with Plan International Malawi, Plan International African Union Liaison office in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, Network for Youth Development in Malawi,  Un Women Malawi and Youth to Youth Empowerment Malawi.


Justin Ngong  

Justin Ngong, Officer, Communication NWCA

Justin Ngong is a Communication Professional with over six years of working experience in the Communication, health and development sectors, with special attention on HIV/AIDS clinical care management. Adolescents and youth Health has been the centre of his work for the past five years, reasons why he is Co-Founder and Programs Lead of the thriving youth led organisation: Youth 2 Youth; advocating for improved adolescent health and wellness in the fragile and humanitarian sector. Justin has served as Cameroon National Youth Focal Person for Family Planning 2030, a member of We Trust Youth Network, KECTIL Fellow West and Central Africa regional Coordinator in 2017, Network member of the Society of Gynaecologist and Obstetrician of Cameroon’s advocacy for comprehensive abortion care (SOGOC/ACAC) project supported by FIGO, UNLEASH Plus 2021 Alumni, East Africa Learning Circles Alumni. Justin holds a couple of diplomas in Project Management, monitoring and evaluation, Humanitarian and public diplomacy, a master degree in political science and a PhD Fellow at the University of Bamenda-Cameroon. He has a strong passion for Health and Education Policy Development in Africa. 


Peter Ngure  

Peter Ngure, Advocacy, Accountability & Partnerships Manager, East & Southern Africa Regional Hub

An accomplished consultant with a demonstrated track record in Global Public Health Advocacy, Reproductive Health and Family Planning advocacy and strategy development; Peter Ngure has more than 12 years’ technical capacities with hands on experiences in working with training, capacity building, conducting SRH planning and advocacy, developing investment cases and using the evidence to advocate for increased health financing.

Peter, whose most recent engagement was under the FP/MNCH program at GHV, working with the African team on FP/MNCH landscaping and localization is part of the founding team of Pathways Policy Institute (PPI) in Kenya; a Community Based Policy think tank that meaningfully engages communities to identify, analysis and advocate for change within the fields of Population, Health and Environment (PHE) using a PHC lens. 

Peter is the Chair of The Kenya RMNCAH Advocacy and Accountability Collaborative (TAAC) and the current co-chair to ICFP 2022 Advocacy subcommittee. He previously served as the chair of the Global FP2030 Transitional Oversight Team (ToG) in 2020/21 and is a 2019 Johns Hopkins University Gates Institute Global Leadership Accelerator Alumni, a 2018 Generation Democracy Fellow, a 2018 Mandela Washington fellow and a 2017 winner of the 120 under 40 New generation of Family planning leaders by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute at Johns Hopkins University. He is also a member of the Africa Health Budget Network. 

Cate Nyambura  

Cate Nyambura, Global Partnerships Consultant

Cate Nyambura is the Global Partnerships Consultant at FP2030. Her academic background is in biomedical research, public policy, and gender studies. Cate specialises in advocacy, strategic partnerships, research, grant making, and program management. She has worked on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, adolescent health, HIV/AIDS Gender Equality, Women and Girls Empowerment, GBV, Adolescent and Youth Engagement for over a decade and a half. Her work involves working across the intricate linkages between grassroots organizing, national, regional, and global levels.  

Cate is a board of directors at Ipas Africa Alliance, is a 2019 & 2022 Goalkeeper, an initiative bringing together global leaders to accelerate progress toward achieving the SDGs, Mandela Fellow 2016, Royal Commonwealth associate fellow, 120 under 40 winner and was named one of the five young African women changemakers to know in 2015 by This is Africa. She has been published in the Agenda Feminist Journal (2018 Edition), the Gender and Development Journal (2018 edition), and other global platforms. 

Edith Ogada  

Edith Ogada, Operations and Administration Associate, East & Southern Africa Regional Hub

Edith is the Operations and Administration Associate for the East and Southern Africa Hub. She provides logistical and administrative support to the Managing Director, ESA Hub as well as to the ESA Hub team. Edith has been assisting staff and organizations with their operations, administrative and logistical needs for the past fourteen years. Before joining FP2030, Edith worked with Africa Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW) where she pioneered the establishment and institutionalizing of its office admin operations systems. Being the first administrative officer for the organization, Edith oversaw the overall organization’s administrative department by developing administrative processes and provided admin and logistics support to the organization’s staff, management, international representatives and the board. Edith also assisted the Executive Director’s office as the P.A to the Executive Director for a period of ten years. Additionally, Edith was the key logistician and admin for a period of 13 years for the annual International Africa Animal Welfare Conferences in Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana and Botswana organized by ANAW in partnership with UNEP and The African Union Inter African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR). Edith also worked as the liaison between the organization and its Network Partners spread across 35 African countries. Before joining ANAW, Edith worked as a Project Officer for the Kenya Youth Education Scholarship Fund (KYESF) in partnership with Foundation Institute of Africa (FIA) where she setup the organization’s office in Kisumu from scratch, putting in place various administrative and operational systems and functions for the organization’s new office in Kisumu. She also supervised the implementation of the organization’s activities and projects in the region. Edith holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Community Development-Integrated from Daystar University and is currently pursuing an MBA at St. Paul’s University.

Alex Omari  

Alex Omari, Country Engagement Officer, East & Southern Africa Regional Hub

Alex is the Country Engagement Lead (Eastern Africa) at FP2030's East and Southern Africa Regional Hub. He oversees and manages the engagement of focal points, regional partners and other stakeholders to advance the FP2030 goals within the East and Southern Africa Regional Hub. Alex has over 10 years’ experience in family planning, adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH) and he has previously served as a task force and technical working group member for the AYSRH program at the Ministry of Health in Kenya. Prior to joining FP2030, Alex worked as the Technical Family Planning/ Reproductive Health (FP/RH) Officer at Amref Health Africa and doubled in as the East Africa regional Knowledge Management (KM) Officer for the Knowledge SUCCESS global flagship USAID KM project collaborating with regional bodies, FP/RH technical working groups and Ministries of Health in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.  Alex , previously worked at Amref's Health System Strengthening program and was seconded to the former First Lady of Kenya’s Maternal Health Program (Beyond Zero) to provide strategic and technical support . He  served as the Country Coordinator for the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning (IYAFP) in Kenya . His other previous roles were while at Marie Stopes International, International Centre for Reproductive Health in Kenya (ICRHK), Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) , Kenya Medical Association- Reproductive Health and Rights Alliance (KMA/RHRA) and Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK). Alex is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (FRSPH), he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Population Health and a Master of Public Health (Reproductive Health) from Kenyatta University, Kenya and a Master of Public Policy from the School of Government and Public Policy (SGPP) in Indonesia where he is also a public health and health policy writer and website contributor for the Strategic Review Journal.


Nora Quesada  

Nora Quesada, Economist, MBA, Consultant, Latin America and the Caribbean

Nora Quesada is a Consultant for Latin America and the Caribbean, having joined FP2030 in June 2021 to support the expansion of the partnership in the region. She brings over 30 years of experience in international development, project management, public-private partnerships, reproductive health, family planning, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. She has provided technical assistance in systems strengthening, supply chain management, health insurance schemes, and individual and institutional capacity building. Nora has managed different projects funded by USAID, the Inter-American Development Bank, UNFPA, PAHO, and other multilateral organizations as Regional Director at John Snow, Inc. in several countries. She has assisted governments and NGOs to strengthen their capacity to manage reproductive health and family planning programs and improve supply chains and their sustainability over time. Nora has a wealth of experience in Latin America and the Caribbean and Eastern Europe, Africa, and Asia. She has recently worked to improve the capacity to manage health supplies for safe abortion with Ipas and social enterprise impact investing in women's health with the William Davidson Institute (WDI) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Nora recently joined WDI as a research fellow. She resides in Bogotá, Colombia.


Sadia Rahman  

Sadia Rahman, Manager of Youth and Adolescent Partnerships, FP2030 Asia and the Pacific Hub

Sadia Rahman is the Manager of Youth and Adolescent Partnerships at the FP2030 Asia and the Pacific Hub. She has extensive experience in the field of youth development, and has worked with several organizations, including the Center for Reproductive Rights, Ipas Bangladesh and International Youth Alliance for Family Planning- IYAFP. Sadia served as the Bangladesh youth focal point for consecutive 4 years and was responsible for mobilizing youth partners on the ground, working closely with country engagement team during the recommitment process, country self-reporting.  

Sadia has been recognized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute as a 120 under 40 awardee for her contribution towards global family planning and meaningful youth engagement. Sadia is a strong advocate for youth participation in decision-making and has worked to ensure that the voice of young people is heard in the global conversations around reproductive health. 

She holds a bachelor's degree in international marketing from North South University, which has honed her strategic communication skills and prowess in navigating complex outreach efforts. Additionally, her master's degree in Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights Studies from Bangladesh University of Professionals has granted her a profound understanding of the vital human rights issues intertwined with family planning and reproductive health. 


Laura Raney  

Laura Raney, Senior Advisor, High Impact Practices in Family Planning (HIPs)

Laura Raney is the Senior Advisor, High Impact Practices in Family Planning (HIPs) at FP2030. In this position she provides direct support to FP2020 commitment-making countries in the use of evidence-based family planning practices to advance access for girls and women. Laura collaborates closely with USAID staff and WHO-based staff at the Implementing Best Practices initiative (IBP). She has over 20 years of experience in international reproductive health and family planning and has worked with Jhpiego, FHI 360, the Institute of Reproductive Health, the Population Council, Abt Associates, the World Bank, and USAID. Laura received her MSocSc in demography and economics from Waikato University in New Zealand and MA in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park. 

Jonathan Rucks  

Jonathan Rucks, Chief of Staff

Jonathan Rucks brings nearly 20 years of experience in leading teams and providing policy and advocacy expertise and technical support focused on strengthening global development and health policy and programming. Prior to joining FP2030, Jonathan worked as the Director of Advocacy and Communications at the Eleanor Crook Foundation and the Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy at PAI. In those capacities, he led the development and management of advocacy strategies to inform and influence public policy at the federal level in the United States, at the global level and in developing countries to increase political and financial support for health and development. Prior to joining PAI, Jonathan worked for Pathfinder International, a major U.S. government implementing partner, and prior to that, he spent eight years working in the U.S. House of Representatives for both Representative Jan Schakowsky and Representative Jim Oberstar. Jonathan earned a master's degree in Strategic Security Studies from the College of International Security Affairs at National Defense University in Washington, D.C. He also holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science and English from St. John's University, Collegeville, MN. 

Liliana Schmitz  

Liliana Schmitz, Economist, MBA, Consultant, Latin America, and the Caribbean

Liliana Schmitz is Family Planning 2030´s LAC Consultant, having joined in June 2021 to support the expansion of the Partnership in Latin America and the Caribbean. She brings over24 years of experience in family planning, SR health and rights, and gender equality.  She has provided technical assistance in capacity building, advocacy, communications, resource mobilization, and youth programs in several countries in the Region and for different organizations (Profamilia, IPPF, Catalyst Consortium, USAID Project Deliver - John Snow Inc., ForoLAC, IBP/WHO, Avenir Health, Stars Foundation, Menstrual Health Hub, and DKT Brazil). For more than 18 years, Liliana led the “Projects, Alliances, and Advocacy” team at Profamilia Colombia, managing relations with donors, multilateral agencies, governments, civil society, and the private sector and leading social projects and advocacy strategies and resource mobilization. She was also responsible for the research and communications units and acted as the deputy secretary of the board of directors and the assembly. In 2016, she undertook the Secretariat role of the First LAC Conference, where 187 representatives from 24 countries represented by governments, civil society, and other stakeholders attended the regional event. Twelve regional and global organizations integrated the Conference Steering Committee. She currently resides in Bogotá, Colombia.


Kirsten Sherk  

Kirsten Sherk, Director, Communications

Kirsten Sherk is FP2030’s Director of Communications, bringing more than 20 years of experience as a communications strategist in global reproductive health. Prior to joining FP2030, she was Director, Global Communications, at the International Center for Research on Women, an organization building the evidence base for programs and policies to advance gender equity. Kirsten joined ICRW after a decade as senior advisor for media strategies at Ipas, an international reproductive health organization based in Chapel Hill, NC. Her work centered around developing media strategies to elevate public awareness of abortion as a crucial public health and human rights issue. While at Ipas she co-produced with filmmaker Lisa Russell the documentary short, Not Yet Rain. She honed her skills at the Communications Consortium Media Center (CCMC), where she promoted public and policymaker awareness of global population issues through the media. Kirsten received her bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College, and earned her master’s degree in public health from the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.


Stacey Smith  

Stacey Smith, Manager, Grants Compliance

Stacey Smith is the Manager, Grants Compliance for FP2030. She has deep experience with grant management for large federally funded projects, including overseeing compliance, monitoring & oversight, program implementation, technical assistance, audits & site visits, and budget & financial management. She has managed grants with the US Department of Education, US Department of Justice, National Institute of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, and a multitude of state, foundation, and corporate funders. Her career has been dedicated to working with organizations focused on gender-based violence, women’s rights, and addressing the social determinants of health. She comes to FP2030 from the Colorado Department of Education’s Comprehensive Literacy State Development program, for which she’s served as Program Grant Manager, working to close the literacy opportunity and achievement gaps for historically marginalized students birth-12th grade. Stacey speaks French and has experience living and working internationally in Senegal where she taught and worked in a center for talibé boys. 


Nesrine Talbi  

Nesrine Talbi, Emergency Preparedness, Response and Resilience (EPR) consultant 

Nesrine Talbi is the Emergency Preparedness, Response and Resilience (EPR) consultant for FP2030 and has extensive experience at global, regional and national level on SRH in emergencies and the need for strong preparedness strategies as key to resilience building. She was the lead author of the revised MISP Readiness Assessment (MRA), developed by IPPF and UNFPA and also substantially contributed, with IPPF and FP2020, to the SRH Preparedness resource ‘Ready to Save Lives’. She supports UNFPA regional offices in East and Southern Africa, West and Central Africa and Arab States for the implementation of the MRA at national level. Prior to her consultancy work, she worked with the IPPF European Network and as a Senior Humanitarian Program Advisor and coordinated the work of the regional Eastern Europe and Central Asia Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health in Crisis. She previously worked for several NGOs in Central African Republic, Burkina Faso and Ecuador as well as for the European Commission Delegation in Cambodia. She holds a master's degree in management of humanitarian programs from the Institute of International relations in Paris in collaboration with BIOFORCE Institute.   


Cate Urban  

Cate Urban, Digital Communications Consultant

Cate is a communications professional with nearly two decades of experience managing websites, social media campaigns and design projects, as well as crafting speeches, blogs and e-newsletters. She has managed FP2030’s suite of websites including fp2030.org, progress.fp2030.org, and commitments.fp2030.org since 2017. During this time, Cate has also supported communications projects for a variety of organizations, small businesses and U.S. government agencies focused on topics ranging from global health to cybersecurity. Before joining FP2030, she led online global marketing strategies for mission driven non-profits including WEConnect International, World Learning, RFK Human Rights, and the World Movement for Democracy. Cate holds an MA in Russian, Eurasian and Eastern European studies from Georgetown University, as well as a BA in Russian language and literature from the University of Notre Dame.


Dakshitha Wickremarathne  

Dakshitha Wickremarathne

Dakshitha Wickremarathne is a development practitioner from Sri Lanka with nearly a decade of experience working for non-profits, international NGOs, U.N. agencies and government institutions. His focus of work has been on advocacy and policy development, program design and management on the areas of sexual and reproductive health, adolescent health and well-being and gender equality.

Dakshitha worked for FP2030 as a member of the Transition Management Team and was responsible for setting up 05 regional hubs, appointing a new Board of Trustees and recruiting an Executive Director for the new iteration of the partnership. He has previously worked for IPPF, UNFPA, CARE and Search for Common Ground. He also worked as an Assistant Director for Office for National Unity and Reconciliation chaired by Former President of Sri Lanka Madam Kumaratunga. 

Dakshitha currently serve as a Board Member for Women Deliver. In the past, he has been an Advisor to UN Women’s Global Civil Society Advisory Group and was a Lancet Commissioner on adolescent health and well-being. In 2016 he was appointed by the UN Secretary-General as the youngest member of the Every Woman Every Child Independent Accountability Panel. Dakshitha is a Chevening scholar and read for a MSc in Public Policy at University College London. He has completed a Masters in Development Studies, received a Post Graduate Diploma in Diplomacy and Global Affairs and topped his class while completing a Bachelors in Social Work.


Althea Wolfe  

Althea Wolfe, Coordinator, North America and Europe Hub

Althea Wolfe is the Coordinator for the North America and Europe Hub. Before joining FP2030, she worked at the Center for Public Health and Human Rights as a research assistant specializing in reproductive coercion and sexual violence experienced by women living with HIV. Her projects have focused on the understudied intersections between violence, reproductive autonomy, and stigma/discrimination, particularly in areas of conflict. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience from the University of Southern California, and recently graduated from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with her Master of Science in Public Health degree. At Johns Hopkins she was a Global Health Established Field Placement Fellow and received a certificate in LGBTQ Health.


Jameel Zamir  

Dr. Jameel Zamir, Senior Technical Lead - Country Engagement Advisor, Asia and Pacific Hub 

Dr Jameel has over two decades of experience in designing, managing, and evaluating human rights-based family planning and sexual reproductive health & rights (SRHR) policies and programmes in Asia and the Pacific countries. He served as Director Programmes and Performance at IPPF East, Southeast Asia and the Oceania Region (ESEAOR) providing strategic leadership in the development and implementation of the programme for the region and led a team of experts who provided technical assistance to national organizations in 25 countries. Previously he served as Director Institutional Delivery and Bid Development at IPPF South Asia Regional Office (SARO) covering 9 countries. He has extensively travelled to intervention sites in Asian countries and managed large scale multi-country and multi-donor projects in development and humanitarian settings. The key areas he has worked on includes quality of care, hybrid service delivery models, networking, and strategic partnerships, youth-led and gender transformative programming, engaging men and boys, FP & SRH integration, diverse SOGIESC inclusion, and engaging marginalized communities. 

He led research projects: Gender, Masculinities and Sexual Health in South Asia; The Status of Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Asia and the Pacific; and Expanded and Informed Contraceptive Choices in India. The research findings were converted into policies, products and practices for improving program quality. He served as a member of IPPF Global Taskforce on COVID 19 supporting national organizations in implementing novel models like digital health. He has co-authored the UNFPA and IPPF’s Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Package for Men and Adolescent Boys, 2017. 

Prior to joining IPPF, he served as Project Director of FPAI’s Small Family by Choice Project (1994-2014) funded by IPPF and BMGF, which impacted the lives of 6.2 million people in MP, India. The Project was bestowed with the Commonwealth Award for Excellence. He is a board member of the MenEngage Alliance and sits on the WHO HRP Scientific and Technical Advisory Group (STAG). Dr Jameel holds PhD and a Masters’ degree in Population Studies from the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) as well as Masters’ degrees in Statistics and Business Administration. 


Stephanie Zepeda  

Stephanie Zepeda, Officer, Finance & Grants

Stephanie Zepeda is the Officer for Finance & Grants at FP2030. In this role, she supports the financial management of the FP2030 Support Network, including overall budget and financial stewardship as well as coordinating with regional hub staff around financial management, funder reporting, and compliance. Stephanie brings over 5 years of experience in finance and programmatic excellence in the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining FP2030 in 2022, she worked for the community-based nonprofit, Manna Project International, in Nicaragua leading programs in health and education in low-income communities to support children and pregnant adolescent mothers. In addition to program management, she oversaw financial management and fundraising development for the entire Nicaragua site. Stephanie has also worked with the Education and Society Program at the Aspen Institute working closely with senior leadership in preparing financial reports, annual budget submission, and contract and grant development. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in International Development at George Washington University with a focus on migration and gender.