Meet the team
Meet the people behind Malaria No More.
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Chief Executive Officer
Martin Edlund is a founding member and CEO of Malaria No More. During his tenure at Malaria No More, he has implemented high-profile engagement campaigns leveraging cutting edge mobile, social, and e-commerce platforms as Chief Marketing Officer. He has been instrumental in shaping the narrative of the complex and evolving issue of malaria for leadership audiences across the globe, beginning with his work around the White House Summit on Malaria. Edlund also lived and worked in West Africa as Malaria No More’s Director of New Programs, where he helped launch innovative net distribution and education campaigns with country leadership and local partners in Senegal, Cameroon, and Chad.
Prior to joining MNM, Martin was a journalist for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The New Republic and Slate, among other publications, and a political consultant in Washington, D.C., specializing in online campaign strategies.
Chief Operating Officer
Diane joined Malaria No More in 2009 bringing more than ten years of management experience. She is a Managing Director in the New York office and has served as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer since 2011. In her role as COO, Diane oversees Human Resources, Finance, and Information Services functions. As a member of the senior management team, Diane participates in the development and implementation of policies, strategy, planning and operational goals and objectives.
Prior to joining Malaria No More, Diane held senior roles in finance, human resources and general management for Princeton Speech-Language & Learning Center, Credit Suisse First Boston and Mabon Securities Corp.
Senior Director of Program Investment Operations
Mark is currently the Senior Director of Program Investment Operations where he is responsible for supporting Malaria No More’s high impact malaria control programs in Africa. Prior to waging war against mosquitoes, Mark has donned a collection of titles including management consultant, Peace Corps Volunteer, grad student and banker. Fortunately, he has finally found his way and spends his free time planning for his retirement in the next five years when malaria becomes no more.
Director of Research & Strategy
Hannah serves as Malaria No More’s Director of Research & Strategy, managing research projects related to program investments across Africa. Her goal is to turn massive survey data files and reams of transcripts into less frightening tools for planning programs and measuring their impact (by means of a fancy regression or two if necessary). She previously worked as a Project Manager for Africa at InterMedia in Washington DC and Nairobi, overseeing research projects about media and communication in fourteen African countries for clients in the public and nonprofit sectors. Hannah received a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Yale and a Master’s in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. In between, she was a project manager in California's wine country and a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Ghana.
Program Officer, Special Projects
As a Program Officer on the Africa Programs team, Trish manages projects related to Malaria No More’s health communications and commodity interventions across Africa. Prior to joining Malaria No More, Trish worked with sister organization Millennium Promise. She received her BA in Anthropology from the American University in Washington, D.C. with a focus on social justice issues. Hailing from Massachusetts, Trish enjoys shredding the gnar and is known to bike to work all the way from Brooklyn. Cue applause.
Impact Program Officer
Jeff Doyle is a Program Officer at Malaria No More, working on the organization's investments in Africa. His work primarily focuses on malaria diagnostics and treatment, in addition to supporting in-country staff. Prior to joining MNM, Jeff studied international development at the University of Virginia and worked with a number of health and education nonprofits focusing on health and education.
Director of Entertainment Industry Relations
Joel Goldman, Entertainment Industry Relations Director, works around the clock to connect celebrities to the cause. Before joining MNM, Joel created entertainment industry relations offices for Feeding America and St. Jude. He carved out his niche of connecting organizations and celebrities when he joined the staff of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Joel graduated Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs back when the ‘80s were cool, and has worked with non-profits ever since. Joel lives and works in Santa Monica, C.A., where he’s been a mentor to foster kids, like Rigo, who against all odds, will graduate from college next year!
Mary Anne Huntsman
Senior Advocacy Officer
Mary Anne is thrilled to be a part of the Malaria Policy Center. She studied Piano Performance at the Manhattan School of Music. She has won and placed in numerous competitions and has been invited to solo with Major Symphony Orchestras around the world. Mary Anne lived in Beijing, China the past few years teaching and performing piano. She recently worked on her father's Presidential campaign where she was active with her sisters as the jon2012girls. She interned at the White House in 2004 and also worked in Finance on John McCain's Presidential campaign. She is the oldest of seven children.
Director, Policy & Advocacy
Hannah Kaye joined the Malaria No More Policy Center from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she helped advance the foundation’s global health and development priorities in the United States and in the Asia-Pacific region. Previously, Hannah worked for the US Global Leadership Coalition, where she focused on aid reform and civilian-military coordination policy, and as a member of the international affairs practice of the Glover Park Group. Her international affairs experience also includes stints as a community development volunteer in rural Honduras and as a supervisor of volunteers in four communities throughout rural Paraguay.
Hannah received a BA in Public Policy Studies from Duke and an MA in Global Security Studies from Johns Hopkins.
Michelle Keith, Marketing Director at Malaria No More, spends her days working to elevate the MNM brand through producing creative content and building agency and cause-marketing partnerships. Prior to joining the fight against malaria, Michelle worked at the advertising firm Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH), where she managed brands like Axe, British Airways, the City of New York and fought against bad men's grooming techniques and terrible airline service. Michelle holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce and Spanish Language from the University of Virginia. Michelle loves kids, travelling, hot sauce, and an unapologetic slow clap.
Kevin is Staff Accountant at Malaria No More working in the accounting/financing department. His work focuses on day-to-day operations, including maintaining the company’s general ledger, preparing financial statements, working on special projects as requested and more. Kevin received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting from Baruch College. And is a proud New Yorker, who spends his winters snowboarding and his summers biking around the city.
Erica Lichtenberger, Communications Manager at Malaria No More, focuses on fighting malaria and engaging press, partners and the public in spreading the word and raising awareness of the disease. Prior to joining the team, she worked at Porter Novelli where she represented Band-Aid, Mercedes, Timberland and many other consumer brands. While at the public relations agency, Erica also co-founded Jack + Bill, the award winning pop-up PR agency. Erica's passion for international health was sparked when she taught HIV/AIDS awareness classes in Tanzania. With southern roots in Houston, Texas, she enjoys traveling, reading, running and blogging on Buzzwords!
Human Resources Manager
Irene Newman, Human Resources Manager, services the people-side of Malaria No More with overall delivery of HR Services. Prior to joining the team, she worked in several industries in management: airline, financial, retail, and nonprofit. In her spare time, she volunteers at a community college to work alongside students of different cultures helping them with their resume writing, interviewing skills and finding prospective jobs. Irene received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Hunter College of The City University of New York.
Development Associate, Lianne joined Malaria No more in spring 2012. She assists the development team in donor outreach, strategy and management, as well overseeing all database needs for the organization. Prior to joining the team, Lianne worked at Right To Play USA where she worked in a development capacity. Originally from California, Lianne moved to New York after graduating from the University of San Diego with a degree in International Relations.
Liza Rosa is the Administrative Assistant at Malaria No More. She supports the organization on a variety of administrative projects. Before joining MNM, she was formerly part of our sister organization, Millennium Promise and was part of Sista II Sista, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending violence against women. While volunteering and working at Sista II Sista, she developed a keen interest in non-profit organizations and began her career in the non-profit sector. She is devoted to helping people and creating a change in society.
Johanna Simon is a Director overseeing Malaria No More's pan-African communications program NightWatch, which launched in Senegal, Cameroon, Tanzania and Chad. Previously, Johanna worked at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, specializing in public awareness campaigns with a focus on women's health. Additionally, Johanna has consulted for NGOs in Ghana, Rwanda and Uganda on issues ranging from HIV behavior change communications to genocide reconciliation. She also served as a communications specialist on medical missions to prevent blindness in Mongolia, Cuba, Syria and India. Johanna received her B.A. in Communications from the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania and her masters in International Health Policy and Management from NYU’s Wagner School.
Jara is a Program Manager at Malaria No More, overseeing the programs and operations in Cameroon and Chad, including the implementation of the NightWatch media campaign. Prior to joining Malaria No More, Jara worked as a Program Manager with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in Swaziland, focusing on supply chain management and the implementation of a nationwide health system strengthening project. Before moving into public health, Jara spent several years working in finance in Washington, D.C., and in microfinance in Tanzania as a Kiva Fellow and Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. Jara received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance and Entrepreneurship from The George Washington University.
Thomas is the Accounting Manager at Malaria No More where he is responsible for ensuring that accounting operations are in compliance with GAAP. A larger part of his role involves supporting the teams in a fast paced demanding environment and providing reporting metrics in many complexities. It’s challenging yet rewarding. The real challenge involves being complex and compliant. Prior to Malaria No More, Tom worked for many organizations by helping optimize their internal operations and was able to apply that breadth of work into MNM’s operation.Outside of work, Tom is a self-proclaimed throw down chef and is inspired by his love of food.
As the Digital Strategist for Malaria No More, Josh is responsible for everything that does not take place in the “real world”. As the keeper of all things web and social media, Josh is true believer in the concept of technology for good, and is busy rallying the online world to the global mission to end deaths from malaria. Josh joins Malaria No More after four years of experience working on the Interactive Strategies for the Case Foundation, the charitable foundation of former AOL executives Jean and Steve Case. Josh is a diehard bills fan, despite the fact that they are quite possibly the worst team in the NFL, for 13 straight years.
Events + Special Projects Manager
Richard started as Events Manager at MNM after two years working for NY Sen. Chuck Schumer on his successful 2010 re-election campaign, helping to plan over 150 events in NYC and throughout the country to raise nearly $18 million in campaign funds. Prior to moving to New York, he worked in the D.C. office of veteran political consultant Nancy Jacobson following 8 months on the ground in New Hampshire, Missouri and Ohio for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. He went to Georgetown University, where he caught the political bug majoring in Government and African-American Studies and led the school’s AIDS Coalition. He is from Cincinnati, OH and plans to stay in NYC for a long time.
Communications Officer, Malaria Policy Center
Katie Todd is the Communications Officer at the Malaria No More Policy Center in Washington D.C. where she works to engage press and policymakers in the fight against malaria. She previously served as Communications Coordinator on a gubernatorial campaign. Todd became interested in global health while studying abroad in Botswana during college, where she witnessed the impact of diseases such as malaria and HIV/AIDS on the population. Todd grew up outside of Chicago and holds a Bachelor's degree in biology from Colby College in Maine.
Policy and Advocacy Manager, Malaria Policy Center
Luke Waltman is the Policy and Advocacy Manager for the Malaria Policy Center. He advocates in support of the fight against malaria to the U.S. Congress and works to build partnerships with other global health organizations utilizing the bipartisan approach established during his service as Deputy Legislative Assistant to Senator Ben Nelson. Luke was previously a technology professional working at a Nebraska-based high-technology startup, GC Image, LLC and worked on local political campaigns. Luke earned a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
Jennifer Wilson Zary
Director of Development
Jennifer Wilson Zary, Director, Grants & Foundation Relations, manages institutional donor relations and grant reporting at Malaria No More. Prior to joining the team, she worked as a Partner Relations Manager at the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), where she managed a broad donor portfolio focused on global health issues. Previously, Jennifer worked for the State Department and in strategy consulting with Bain & Company. She received a Bachelor’s in History from Brown University and an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge.