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Martin Edlund

Chief Executive Officer

Martin Edlund is a founding member and Chief Executive Officer of Malaria No More, a globally recognized non-profit organization with the visionary mission to end the world’s oldest, deadliest disease in our lifetimes. During his tenure at Malaria No More, he has built a world-class board of directors and teams in the US, Africa, and India with affiliates in the UK and Japan. He has led strategies to mobilize political will, global influencers, and executives of leading media, mobile, and medical companies to deliver the resources and innovations to end malaria. Edlund 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, testing 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, and The New Republic, among other publications, and a political consultant in Washington, D.C., specializing in online campaign strategies. He is a graduate of Harvard University.

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Jennie Bragg

Senior Director, Global Strategic Communications

Jennie joins Malaria No More from the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) where she spent more than 5 years spearheading storytelling and media efforts and engaging with major partners as the organization's Director of Communications Partnerships, Communications Director and Deputy Communications Director. Prior to her time at the USGLC, she managed North American communication for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Jennie has worked as a media consultant in health and non-profits and served for a year as a communications fellow at the National Cancer Institute (NIH). She spent the early part of her career as a producer at CNN in New York. Jennie received her undergraduate degree in English from Duke University and holds a Master of Public Health with a focus on health communication from the University of Southern California.

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Colleen Connell

Managing Director, Health Finance Coalition

Colleen Connell is a Sr. Consultant for Deal Construction. From 2018-2020, Colleen was the Chief Markets Officer, then Sr. Advisor for Business Development and Investments at MedAccess, where she helped design and build an investment pipeline and stand-up the organization. She also worked for more than 11 years with the Clinton Health Access Initiative. Colleen holds a B.S. from Fordham University and an MBA from Yale University.

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Anna Erlandson

Senior Associate, Digital Communications

Anna Erlandson serves as Malaria No More’s Senior Associate, Digital Communications. Anna joins Malaria No More from the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative’s (PMI) Strategic Communications Team. She looks forward to continuing advocating in the fight to end malaria through digital communications. Prior to PMI, Anna was a Communications for Development (C4D) Intern at UNICEF working on the agency’s COVID-19 response early in the COVID-19 pandemic. She has spent time working on global health programming in Cote d’Ivoire and South Africa. Anna has a B.S. in Public and Community Health and an MPH from NYU’s School of Global Public Health.

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Alex Honjiyo

Manager, Health Finance Coalition

Alex is the Program Manager of the Health Finance Coalition, a group of leading philanthropies, donors, technical partners, and institutional investors hosted by Malaria No More seeking to use blended finance to attract an unprecedented level of commercial investment in order to achieve SDG 3. Prior to joining MNM, he worked with Chemonics International implementing USAID projects in Latin America, helped launch the social impact bond team at the Inter-American Development Bank, and was an analyst with Angel Ventures Mexico, a venture capital fund and angel investment club in Mexico City. He received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and was a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico.

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Kate Hourihan

Graphic Designer

Kate designs print and digital assets and maintains Malaria No More’s visual brand. Kate has over 7 years of marketing and communications graphic design experience. She has worked for a variety of non-profits, startups and growing small businesses. She received her undergraduate degree in Visual Art from Bowdoin College. She recently received a Master of Communication in Digital Media from the University of Washington where she focused on the intersection of visual design and organizational storytelling.

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Mary McMahon

Director, Donor Engagement

As Director, Donor Engagement, Mary McMahon supports the supports the Leadership Team to advance initiatives and sustain deep and meaningful engagement with current and potential supporters who share our vision of eradicating malaria in our lifetime. For over 15 years, Mary has led successful campaigns that fund programs, grants, and other strategic objectives including international health-focused initiatives. An active, long-standing member of Association of Fundraising Professionals Washington DC Metro Area Chapter, she has served on numerous committees and as a Board of Director. Mary values living and working in the Washington, DC region which attracts people who celebrate thinking from a global citizen’s perspective. She recharges by enjoying the beauty of nature, taking photos on long walks, and is always eager to expand the list of places explored.

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Mindy Mizell

Senior Manager, Media & Communications

Mindy Mizell serves as Malaria No More’s Senior Manager, Media & Communications. Mindy has worked in or with media outlets for more than two decades. She started her career as a TV news reporter/producer before transitioning to promoting nonprofits. Mindy has since led national Media/PR strategies for the American Red Cross, World Vision, International Justice Mission and more. Mindy also started her own PR consultancy, Purposeful PR, to support purpose-driven organizations. Mindy enjoys long distance running, traveling with her husband and spoiling her nieces and nephews as well as her dog, Toby.

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Carrie Nichols

Senior Manager, International Programs

Carrie Nichols is Malaria No More’s Manager of International Programs focusing on our work in India. Prior to MNM, Carrie was a Program Officer with FHI 360 and John Snow, Inc., where she managed USAID, UN, and Gates Foundation projects in India, Myanmar, Nigeria, Haiti, and Ethiopia focusing on public health supply chain and financial inclusion for the bottom billion. She began her career in international development as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali and as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer in Zambia. Carrie graduated from The George Washington University with an MA in international development and from Portland State University with a BA in political science.

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Winston Samson

Senior Finance Manager

Winston joined Malaria No More in March 2015 as the Senior Finance Manager. He is responsible for managing the accounting activities for MNM. Prior to joining the team, he worked as the Management Accounting Manager for DHL Express Singapore. He also worked for 11 years in the Middle East thus having plenty of experience in working with diverse cultures and environment. He received his Bachelor's Degree Major in Accounting in the Philippines and holds a Philippine CPA license as well. He completed his MBA in 2008 at Old Dominion University.

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Sam Schmader

Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships

As Malaria No More's Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Sam supports strategic and new partnership initiatives across the organization. In this role he supports growth opportunities, proposal development, and business development strategies for pilot projects, currents programmatic initiatives, and strategic partnerships. Sam previously served as Design Lab Manager at ThinkWell where he managed country-specific and global new business development efforts in health systems strengthening and health financing in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. He spent seven years at John Snow, Inc. in a variety of roles supporting program management, business development, and operations for health supply chain activities and organizational growth with a focus on Kenya, Malawi, and Tanzania. He holds a BA from Franklin & Marshall College and an MPA from George Mason University.

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Johanna Simon

Senior Policy Advisor

Johanna works alongside the Policy and Advocacy team to shape global and domestic malaria public policy. She manages policy-related partner projects, D.C. events, as well as U.S. Senate Staff Delegation trips. Recent fieldwork included visits with U.S. Senate Staffers to Haiti, Cambodia, Thailand and Zambia to discuss malaria elimination. Over her eight years at MNM, she has worked across departments, including the Africa Programs and Development teams. Her work has ranged from managing MNM’s global corporate partnerships to helping launch MNM’s country programs, which included innovative malaria education media campaigns in Cameroon, Chad and Senegal. Prior to joining MNM, Johanna worked in the private sector at Ogilvy PR Worldwide, helping global pharmaceutical companies launch health products and navigate crisis communications. Her clients included Pfizer and Bayer Healthcare, among others. Additionally, Johanna has consulted for a variety of global NGOs, including ORBIS International, conducting fieldwork work in Mongolia, Cuba, Syria, Rwanda, 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 Graduate School.

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Kelly Willis

Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives

Kelly Willis is the Managing Director of Strategic Initiatives at Malaria No More, responsible for the oversight and growth of the organization’s high impact programs and partnerships around the world. Kelly has more than 20 years of experience working in infectious disease and global health, helping to build permanent capacity in health systems throughout sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, in roles including Senior Vice President at United States Pharmacopeia, Executive Director of Accordia Global Health Foundation, and through her consulting firm Willis Solutions LLC.  Kelly’s field experience includes several years living in East Africa, where she helped launch and support the Infectious Diseases Institute at Makerere University, and led a multi-year research program to better understand the impact of medical training programs on standards of care and health outcomes. Prior to that, Kelly spent 5 years in multiple finance and economics management roles at Pfizer, where she also served as a Global Health Fellow in Uganda. She holds a Distinguished Alumni award from Michigan State University, where she earned a BA in French and an MBA in Supply Chain Management.

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Pratik Kumar

Country Director

Pratik Kumar serves as Senior Advisor and Acting Country Director of Malaria No More India. He a senior social sector practitioner with a career spanning almost three decades in the UN, International NGOs, Indian Government and the private sector. Mr. Kumar had successfully scaled the NGO Magic Bus in India and globally as Chief Executive Officer for 7 years.   He is the President of the NGO Prayatna, a society that works on Education, Livelihood, Youth Development etc. He also set up the NGO Sashakt Foundation that works with adolescent girls and sustainable development. He supports many other organisations on Organisational Development, Change Management, Programme Strategy, Fund Raising etc. He works on the Board or as an Advisor to several organisations.   After his graduation in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi he had a brief stint in the corporate sector. He joined the Indian Civil services in the 1992 batch where remained associated with social sector ministries in most of his assignments. His four year stint in the National AIDS control programme in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India inspired him to play a more substantial role in the social sector. In 2006, he left the government to join United Nations in the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Regional Office for South Asia to lead a project on drugs and HIV.

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Atul Kumar

India Programme Head

Atul Kumar heads Malaria No More’s India program on health and technical programs, combining more than a decade of implementation experience. Atul joined MNM in 2017 and brings experience in designing and implementing programs, products, tools, and systems that improve health service delivery in India. He works very closely with the Country Director to provide expertise on development of Strategic documents, SBCC Strategy, Management Information System for the projects, Trainings, as well as the technical aspects, coordination mechanism and monitoring and evaluation of the malaria program in India. He also looks after the finance and administrative operations in the country. Atul joined the MNM team with his experience of planning and monitoring the implementation at the National Centre for Vector Borne Disease Control (formerly NVBDCP) and civil society organizations. He also has a rich experience of operating the projects funded by external funding agencies such as The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, World Bank etc. Being associated with NCVBDC, he has closely worked on developing the strategic and technical documents such as National Strategic Plan, Training Manuals etc. Atul holds a degree in statistics and have extensive experience in data analysis and interpretation.

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Rajib Sinha

Communication Lead

Passionate communication and Integrated marketing professional with commitment to achieve challenging leadership position by applying creative problem solving and management skills. A software graduate with strong logic , advertising happened as a natural progression. Since then has practiced the skills of Integrated marketing communication for the last 18 years and has a passion for everything related to media, brands, strategy , insights & trends. Also recognizing the interplay of technology , collaboration & design in driving brand innovation & growth. Over the years has worked on some of the top brands in India and abroad with leading advertising & communication agencies including Dentsu Aegis Network, McCann Worldwide, Lowe Lintas, Publicis, Havas Worldwide to create memorable campaigns that resonated with the Indian consumers at large which not only added value but also a purpose, coming in from brands like Nestle, Reckitt , Toyota, Honda, Panasonic, Aircel, LG, PSI & many other to the contribution. The thrill of facilitating a new idea take shape always holds a draw as am a firm believer and practitioner of design thinking principles, hence works best when working among newer cultures and categories.

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Tejas Tandon

Senior Manager, Communications

Tejas is a marketing specialist with a focus on digital media. He has experience in Digital Advertising, Social Media Management, Campaign Management, Design Solutions, Market Research & Analysis, Marketing Strategy, and Data Analysis. Before joining MNM he worked with advertising agencies as client manager, worked as a project manager for an International Heritage Symposium and Exhibition - jointly organized by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and IIT Delhi at the National Museum, Delhi - and as a marketing specialist with Vihara Innovation Network. He holds a Bachelor's in Commerce (Honours) Degree from Hansraj College, Delhi University with plans to pursue an MBA in Marketing Communications with a focus on Social Impact.

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Biswajeet Mohapatra

Odisha Lead

Biswajeet has 19 years of development experience working at the field, Sub-district, district and at state level. He was associated with development organisations like UNICEF, UNFPA, CARE-India, DFID, European Commission and projects implemented in collaboration with Government of India and Governemnt of Odisha. With those organizations Biswajeet has focused on project implementation, monitoring, evaluation, partnership building with governments, local innovations, need based capacity building and strengthening stakeholders networking. His focus areas are maternal and child health, adolescent health, immunisation, drought response, HIV/AIDS, sex selective abortion, dignity of girl child and other key underlying causes associated with it.   Prior to joining MNM, Biswajeet was the team leader of a Global Fund Supported, Intensified Malaria Control Project( IMCP-3) implemented at around 1200 high endemic, inaccessible and dense forested villages of high API districts of Odisha. He was managing and mentoring a dedicated team of around 90 professionals based at State, district and at Sub district level in close programme partnership with State NVBDCP, District NVBDCP, District administration and National Health Mission. He holds a Master Degree in Political Science having Political Sociology as special paper from Century old Ravenshaw University. He also holds Bachelor degree in Law with Master In Business Administration and Health Care Administration as a special paper. He Joined MNM in April 2018 and looks after MNM Odisha Operation as the Odisha Lead and works closely with Director Asia Pacific and India Technical Lead on Odisha project implementation, strategy development, building partnership with State Government and other stakeholders in the state.

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Dr. Kirti Mishra

Country Technical Officer

Dr. Kirti Mishra is an accomplished Research Scientist and Programme specialist having more than 10 years of research experience in the field of vector borne diseases (VBDs) and 12 years of professional experience in National programme. She has obtained her Doctorate degree (Ph.D) in Zoology and has done Post Doctorate research on biology of filaria and malaria parasite by working specifically in W.bancrofti & P. falciparum system at molecular level. She was the recipient of Fast Track Young Scientist Award from the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and has published around 15 research articles in high impact scientific journals. As senior Consultant for M & E in National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, she was taking lead role in each of the programme processes and was handling efficiently all professional tasks related to epidemiology and entomology. Her accomplishments include designing of Annual Project Implementation Plan for prevention and control of VBDs in Odisha, doing strategic planning, developing implementation plan and undertaking monitoring and evaluation of the programme activities at different level, implementing web based reporting through IHIP and malaria elimination activities. She is a trained Entomologist, a master trainer for malaria elimination activities as trained by WHO-ToT programme, has expertise in disease surveillance and monitoring and has drafted many important guidelines, SOPs (Standard operating procedures) and manuals for best implementation of programme. She has been the key co-ordinating person between the National programme, State Govt., Medical Colleges, Research Organizations all through her programme career. Dr. Kirti joined on 4th February, 2022 as Chief Technical Officer, MNM India for Odisha state and working closely with the Country programme Head and Country Director, Malaria No More with objective to strengthen MNM’s effort in the drive of malaria elimination.

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Ajit Samantray

Documentation and Accounts Officer

Ajit Kumar Samantray is the Administrative Officer for Malaria No More’s Odisha office. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Utkal University and a Master’s in Business Administration (Finance & Marketing) from Sambalpur University. He has 11 years of experience in financial aspect management, office management, data entry & data analysis for programmatic purposes. He has proven experience in supporting district, block & ground level officials in administrative & financial management. Prior to Malaria No More, he was associated with the CCMP (Comprehenssive Case Management Programme) which was implemented in 4 pilot districts of Odisha in joint collaboration between the Indian Council of Medical Research-National Institute of Malaria Research (ICMR-NIMR) , Govt of Odisha and the state Vector Borne Disease Control Programme.

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Sunil Kumar Dash

District Programme Officer

Sunil Kumar Dash 13 year of experiences in private and Govt sector working as a District Project coordinator (DPO) DWSM, Malkangiri under the PR & WD Dept Govt of Odisha for implementation the National flagship programme (Swachh Bharat Mission). He has worked in Lepra Society TB- HIV co infection. He has completed the Master in Social Work (MSW) from Utkal University (Odisha). He has Joined Malaria No More, India (MNM) from 1st February 2020 as a District Programme Officer (DPO) in Malkangiri district for implementation of Malaria No More Pilot District project.

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Jynan Nayak

District Programme Officer, Koraput

Joined in May 2022 as the District Programme Officer (DPO) at District Project Management Unit (DPMU), Koraput district of Odisha. He is responsible for ensuring MNM programme guidelines for planning, training, service supervision, monitoring, supervision and application of surveillance in all health facilities and by all health workers in the district of Koraput, Odisha. He is also assisting the DVBDCO/DMO and specialized staff in development of the BCC/IEC plan for the district in sync with the State Social and Behavior Change Communication Strategy through technical support to the concerned staff on site,including capacity building training and supportive supervision of field supervisor, ASHA, Private Health Providers, Malaria Sathi & Malaria Doot. Prior to joining the team, he worked as the Programme Associate- Networking & Diolugue for BMZ Global Program for Disaster Risk Reduction, Food and Nutrition Security and Social Inclusion in Caritas India state office at Bhubaneswar. He also worked under NCDHR,New Delhi as state officer for 2 years at Odisha. He has worked for 11 years in different not profit organizations such as Odisha Regional Organization for Social Action, Bhubaneswar, JANA VIKAS,K.Nuagaon and AMAGAM,Bamunigam, Kandhamal thus having very good experience in working with grass root level CBO’s , networks and alliances for the development of the marginalized communities. He is a post-graduate in MSW (Master in Social Work).

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Kaushik Sarkar

Director, Institute for Malaria and Climate Solutions

Dr Kaushik Sarkar is a Global Health professional turned Artificial Intelligence (AI) practitioner who aims to benefit the billion’s health using the untapped opportunities of applying AI through strategic innovations and transdisciplinary solutions. He is the inaugural Director incubating the Institute for Malaria & Climate Solutions (IMACS) of Malaria No More and also heads Malaria No More India. He has advanced several strategic and technology innovations, including precision programming and climate-based forecasting models, to strengthen health systems and access to services by the most marginalized. He also led the establishment of the Strategic Support Unit and convened multisectoral platforms – Malaria Action Coalition and India Interagency Expert Committee on Malaria and Climate – to accelerate India’s progress towards malaria elimination. Kaushik holds a professional doctorate (MD) in Community Medicine and an Executive MBA in Business Analytics. He was awarded Gold Medal for outstanding performance in the doctoral examination and the Vijay Narayan award for research on health empowerment among tribal adolescents.

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Rishabh Dev

Principal Data Scientist

Rishabh Dev is a Principal Data Scientist at the Institute for Malaria and Climate Solutions (IMACS) in Malaria No More. He is responsible for developing and executing data analytics, optimization, and predictive modelling. He contributes to Malaria No More's data-driven analytics strategies operating system, from identifying novel data structures to formulating core visualization and dashboards to present complex data to stakeholders at IMACS. He collaborates with a technical team in developing data models, analytical reports and managing data clouds. He also oversees the data governance and data team. Dev received his BS-MS degree from IISER Pune, where he has worked on various science research paradigms. For his MS Thesis, he worked with IMD Pune to develop an AI-based early warning system to predict outbreaks of malaria cases.