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.
Chief Development Officer
Stevan Miller is the Chief Development Officer and leads, oversees, manages and mentors MNM’s talented development team. Stevan brings the best practices he’s learned from working at organizations like United States Fund for UNICEF, Global Alliance for Vaccinations and Immunizations (GAVI), Make-A-Wish Foundation of America and Children’s Miracle Network, among others. Stevan demonstrated and guides the strategic vision enabling MNM to advance, expand and implement fundraising activities in order to achieve the organization’s strategic goals.
Managing Director of Global Policy and Advocacy
Joshua Blumenfeld is the Managing Director of Global Policy and Advocacy, leading the Washington, D.C. office. Josh engages with the Congress, the Administration, foreign governments, and public and private global partners to advance malaria elimination. Previously, he served in the Obama Administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Senate Affairs under Secretaries Clinton and Kerry. He also served as Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to Senator Chris Dodd. Josh holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center, an MA in International History from the London School of Economics, and a BA in History and Political Science from the University of Rochester.
Events and Special Projects Officer
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.
Kelly Fleming, Development Associate at Malaria No More, assists the development team in donor outreach, strategy and management, as well overseeing all database needs for the organization. Prior to joining the team, Kelly attended The College of Saint Rose in Albany, where she obtained her Bachelor’s in Childhood Education and picked up a strong interest in African studies during her time there.
As Communications Director, Saadia guides Malaria No More’s media relations and communications strategy. Saadia joined MNM from Bloomberg News, where she worked as a television reporter and producer, covering financial news stories for stations across the country and internationally. Her journalism career has turned her into an expert packer – taking her from Miami to D.C. to Oregon before she landed in the Big Apple. In addition to her experience in news, Saadia served as Communications Director for Economic Fairness Oregon, where she helped pass key consumer protection laws in the wake of the financial crisis. When she’s not at the office, Saadia loves eating her way through new cities, testing out cookie recipes in her tiny kitchen and commissioning adorable dog sweatshirts - she and her husband are proud parents to Betsy, the world’s most photogenic Boston Terrier.
Erica Lichtenberger Vogel
Erica Lichtenberger Vogel, 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!
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.
Policy and Advocacy Manager
As the Policy and Advocacy Manager in the Washington office, Kara helps shape domestic and global malaria public policy by building relations and partnerships among international advocacy organizations, federal agencies and the private sector. She also oversees the execution of all major events, such as briefings with the Congressional Caucuses on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases, broader government briefings, and staff and Congressional Delegations. Prior to joining MNM, she spent over 5 years on Capitol Hill working for Senator Patrick Leahy, most recently as a Legislative Assistant on health, education and nutrition. Kara received a Masters of Public Policy in Social and Health Policy from George Mason University, and holds a BA from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY.
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.
As the Program Associate, Sarah supports Malaria No More’s interventions across Africa. Prior to joining MNM, Sarah served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Rwanda for three years, working primarily on secondary education and girls’ empowerment. During her third year with the Peace Corps, she had the opportunity to work for the Nike Foundation and DFID’s Girl Hub Rwanda, focused primarily on post-2015 development research and advocacy. She received a BA in International Studies, with a concentration in international development, and French from Johns Hopkins University.