Grace Adeya, Malaria Task Order Director
A Kenyan medical doctor with 20 years of public health experience, Dr. Adeya has spent 12 years working on supply chain systems strengthening, with an emphasis on antimalarials. She has been active in the global health community ever since the U.S. government initiated its global malaria control efforts. She served as the lead author for a malaria treatment policy technical guide — a landmark publication funded by USAID and the Global Fund and used across Africa, Asia, and Latin America to adopt new treatment combinations. Dr. Adeya contributed to the Roll Back Malaria Consultative Mission to Malawi and helped develop strategic plans with the Malaria Action Coalition. She also collaborated with senior USAID and foreign government officials on pharmaceutical sector assessments in a number of President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) focus countries. Working with USAID/Washington and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Adeya led pharmaceutical management needs assessments in Uganda and Madagascar, which led to PMI operational plans. She has a bachelor of medicine/bachelor of surgery from the University of Nairobi, an M.P.H. from Boston University, and an M.B.A. from the Simmons Graduate School of Management.
Mary Lyn Field-Nguer, HIV/AIDS Task Order Director
Ms. Field-Nguer is an HIV/AIDS expert with more than 35 years of experience supporting international and domestic health programs, including clinical service delivery, prevention and treatment, and health commodity supply chain management. She brings more than 20 years of experience managing multi-country HIV/AIDS programs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, with extensive experience collaborating with USAID, the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the Global Fund, UNICEF, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation, ministries of health, universities, and the private sector. An accomplished project director, trainer, communicator, author, and knowledge manager, she has recruited, formed, and supervised teams of more than 55 staff and consultants at headquarters and in 15 country offices for HIV/AIDS programs funded by USAID, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other donors. Ms. Field-Nguer has a bachelor’s in nursing from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and is a family nurse practitioner with a master’s in nursing from Vanderbilt University.
Jay Heavner, Global Collaboration Manager
Mr. Heavner has worked in strategic engagement, communications, and business development for more than 25 years for a range of organizations and issues, including supply chain management, public health, international development, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and the banning of landmines. His specialties include program design and startup, event management and facilitation, strategic communications, strategic planning, program management, and effective cross-cultural collaboration, with professional experience in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. While working on USAID’s Supply Chain Management System project, he led development of a global training program for field-managed procurement and coordinated international meetings and events, including the project’s four supplier summits. While at Chemonics International, he worked closely with the Society for International Development and the U.S. Global Leadership Campaign to increase public support for U.S. foreign assistance. He holds a bachelor’s in architecture with a minor in Spanish from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Gita Maitra, Program Operations Director
A senior operations and contracts professional with 25 years of experience managing contracts with USAID and multilateral development banks, Ms. Maitra has extensive experience working with clients and stakeholders to maximize results. She has collaborated with senior U.S. and foreign government officials, including at USAID, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, and the U.S. Office of the Inspector General, to support contractual and audit activities. Before joining GHSC-PSM, she served as senior vice president of Chemonics’ Contracts Division, where she developed corporate compliance systems and improved staff capacity to ensure the highest ethical standards in management. Building on Chemonics’ ISO 9001‐certified business processes, she also led the development of the company’s contract management software. With her experience implementing USAID projects and overseeing home‐ and field‐office teams, Ms. Maitra brings the operational knowledge to establish systems to support the GHSC-PSM headquarters and field teams as they optimize the global health supply chain. She has a bachelor’s in international relations and Latin American studies from Tulane University.
Thidiane Ndoye, Family Planning/Reproductive Health Task Order Director
A supply chain management expert with 10 years of experience managing multi‐country programs, Mr. Ndoye has supported reproductive health commodity procurement efforts funded by USAID, the Global Fund, the World Health Organization, the U.K. Department for International Development, the World Bank, and UNICEF in West Africa, East Africa, and the Caribbean. While supporting USAID’s DELIVER project, he developed strategies for integrated country operational planning to meet health commodity procurement targets and promoted information sharing across 12 country programs. With the Rational Pharmaceutical Management Plus and Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems projects, he developed and managed regional initiatives and country technical work plans to strengthen supply chain activities in Africa. Mr. Ndoye has recruited and managed cross‐functional teams of long‐term staff and consultants at headquarters and country offices, including under USAID’s DELIVER project in Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Madagascar, and Liberia. He has an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Dakar.
John Yates, Management Information System Manager
An information technology expert with 20 years of experience in international development and integrated systems development, Mr. Yates manages GHSC-PSM’s integrated management information system. Throughout his career, he has managed the design, development, and implementation of information systems for the public and private sectors, focusing on streamlining information and maximizing efficiencies. Working closely with U.S. and foreign government officials, Mr. Yates has built and managed large management information system components on USAID projects ranging up to $25 million in value in Armenia, Bosnia‐Herzegovina, Egypt, and Serbia. Before joining GHSC-PSM, Mr. Yates served as Chemonics’ chief information officer, responsible for information technology strategy, planning, investment, and implementation. Mr. Yates holds a master’s in international economic management from the University of Birmingham and a master’s in computer systems management from the University of Maryland University College.
Doris Youngs, Country Programs Manager
Ms. Youngs has more than 20 years of experience managing the field‐based implementation and global operations of USAID health programs, including seven years in the field supporting USAID multi‐country and bilateral programs. Ms. Youngs has focused much of her career on collaborating with host‐country governments, local partners, and the private sector to increase access to health services and strengthen health systems at all levels in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Before joining Chemonics, Ms. Youngs served as director of field operations for USAID’s Capacity Project, where she oversaw the creation and rollout of global corporate policies, systems, and operational support for 17 field offices and 34 country programs, including developing procurement policies and procedures for all offices. She holds an M.P.H. from the American University of Beirut.