Kartlos KankadzeDr. Kartlos Kankadze has 19 years of experience in health program management and clinical practice in tuberculosis, HIV, infectious diseases, and reproductive health in Eastern Europe. Dr. Kankadze currently serves as chief of party of the Strengthening Tuberculosis Control in Ukraine project. Previously, as chief of party for the USAID Healthy Women in Georgia program, Dr. Kankadze piloted and scaled up a Supportive Supervision Program in three regions of Georgia, improving the quality of services among a regional network of health facilities. As head of the Division of Medical Technologies with the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs in Georgia, Dr. Kankadze led donor coordination and management to achieve improved TB services. Additionally, Dr. Kankadze worked to initiate the National Tuberculosis Program in Georgia. Dr. Kankadze holds an M.D. and Ph.D. from Tbilisi State Medical University and an M.P.H. from the State University of New York.
Catherine MaldonadoCatherine Maldonado is a public health nutrition specialist with more than twelve years of experience working in project design, management, gender mainstreaming, and monitoring and evaluation in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Middle East. In Nigeria, Ms. Maldonado designed, managed, and evaluated an integrated livelihood and nutrition activity targeting women from food insecure households. She oversaw a support activity that built the capacity of caregivers of orphans and vulnerable children to improve nutrition of their households with fortified food supplements. Ms. Maldonado also has experience designing and managing M&E tools for health and agriculture projects in Nepal, Nigeria, and the West Bank. She holds a master’s degree in international public health nutrition from the University of Westminster and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Loyola College in Maryland.