Ellen EisemanEllen Eiseman, a current home office director, is a public health professional with more than 30 years experience in capacity building, healthcare management, training, and organization development. She has worked on the quality of healthcare services in the public and private sectors of more than 25 countries. Previously, Ms. Eiseman oversaw the Peru Quality Healthcare Project and was chief of party on the Mozambique FORTE Saude project. Before joining Chemonics, she worked with Pathfinder International, EngenderHealth, Management Sciences for Health, and American Medical International in Latin America, Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe, and Australia to improve health care management, provide effective public-health related trainings, and develop institutional strengthening programs. Ms. Eiseman holds an M.S.O.D in organization development from American University/NTL, an M.P.H. in health education from the University of California Los Angeles, and a B.A. in Hispanic Civilizations from the University of California Santa Barbara.
Steve HawkinsSteve Hawkins is a highly skilled program manager and supply chain expert with over 30 years of project management, oversight, and technical design experience, 20 of which has been overseeing or working on large, complex, multi-country USAID health projects. Mr. Hawkins is currently serving as the chief of party on the Kenya Pharma project, which established and currently operates a sustainable, ISO-9001 certified pharmaceutical supply chain management system that improves forecasting and planning commodity procurement needs, reduces costs, increases local resources for quality assurance, and ensures that supplies reach remote areas. Originally trained as a transportation engineer, rigorous academic training has provided Mr. Hawkins with powerful quantitative problem-solving tools while broad health program management experience has provided a systems-level appreciation for the role of the supply chain. Mr. Hawkins’ management skills were recognized within USAID in 2000 when selected as a “Project Management Exemplar” for both the design and delivery of the Global Health Bureau’s course on project management. He is widely recognized within USAID for clear and articulate presentations of complex issues such as USAID’s budget process and contractor cost structures, and was consulted within USAID on implementation of programs involving ADS 312 Restricted Commodity Procurement and Commodity Eligibility. Mr. Hawkins was the design- and management-team leader or co-leader on two of the largest central supply chain support mechanisms put in place by the Agency – FPLM/DELIVER and SCMS. He received his MEAd in Business Management from The George Washington University, and a BSCE from the University of Miami.