Our team

Our team of global health experts works with governments to help them implement evidence-based strategies that allow their citizens to lead the healthiest lives possible.

Resolve to Save Lives is led by Dr. Tom Frieden, former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and is housed within Vital Strategies.

Dr. Tom Frieden (Bio) Photo of Dr. Tom Frieden

President and CEO
New York, USA

Prevent epidemics

Alex Wu Photo of Alex Wu

Senior Technical Advisor, US COVID-19 Response Team
New York, NY

Amanda McClelland (Bio) Photo of Amanda McClelland

Senior Vice President
New York, USA

Amy Lynn Smith Photo of Amy Lynn Smith

Senior Communications Consultant, US COVID-19 Response Team

Anicia Santos Photo of Anicia Santos

Solutions Architect, US COVID-19 Response

Becca Birnbaum Photo of Becca Birnbaum

Partner Success, Strategy, and Operations Consultant, US COVID-19 Response Program

Breanna van Loenen Photo of Breanna van Loenen

Program Associate, Prevent Epidemics
New York, USA

Cedric Aperce Photo of Cedric Aperce

Legal Advisor
Paris, France

Colby Wilkason Photo of Colby Wilkason

Technical Advisor
New York, USA

Coulton Bunney Photo of Coulton Bunney

Senior Designer, US COVID-19 Response Team
New York, NY

Dr Emmanuel Agogo Photo of Dr Emmanuel Agogo

Nigeria Country Representative
Abuja, Nigeria

Dr. Chris Lee Photo of Dr. Chris Lee

Senior Technical Advisor
New York, USA

Dr. Cyrus Shahpar (Bio) Photo of Dr. Cyrus Shahpar

Director
New York, USA

Dr. Stephanie Mayfield Photo of Dr. Stephanie Mayfield

Director, US COVID-19 Response Team
New York, NY

Eleanor Bergquist Photo of Eleanor Bergquist

Senior Technical Advisor, US COVID-19 Response Team
New York, NY

Gloria Nunez Photo of Gloria Nunez

Product Manager, US COVID-19 Response

Hani Mahmoud Photo of Hani Mahmoud

Program Officer, Prevent Epidemics
New York, NY

Jason Santa Maria Photo of Jason Santa Maria

Senior Designer, US COVID-19 Response

Jobin Abraham Photo of Jobin Abraham

Program Management Specialist
New York, USA

Karen Luk Photo of Karen Luk

Director of Product, US COVID-19 Response Team
New York, NY

Koloina Andriambolason Photo of Koloina Andriambolason

Program Associate, US COVID-19 Response Program
New York, USA

Kristen Brillantes Photo of Kristen Brillantes

Product Operations Specialist, US COVID-19 Response Team
New York, NY

Marina Smelyanskaya Photo of Marina Smelyanskaya

Senior Technical Advisor, US COVID-19 Response Team
New York, NY

Marine Buissonnière Photo of Marine Buissonnière

Senior Advisor Consultant
Puerto Rico, USA

Melissa Boyette Photo of Melissa Boyette

Technical Advisor, Contact Tracing, US COVID-19 Response Program

Nicole Simmons Photo of Nicole Simmons

Senior Evaluation Advisor, US COVID-19 Response Team
New York, NY

Scott Teesdale Photo of Scott Teesdale

Health IT Project Consultant, US COVID-19 Response Program

Shama Cash-Goldwasser Photo of Shama Cash-Goldwasser

Senior Technical Advisor

Stacy La Photo of Stacy La

Senior Product Designer
New York, NY

Swati Patel Photo of Swati Patel

Partnerships Strategy and Operations Consultant, US COVID-19 Response Program

Cardiovascular health

Jennifer Cohn, MD MPH (Bio) Photo of Jennifer Cohn, MD MPH

Senior Vice President, Cardiovascular Health
Geneva

Abdikaid Yusuf Photo of Abdikaid Yusuf

Regional Coordinator
Somali Region, Ethiopia

Adefunke (Funke) Ajenikoko Photo of Adefunke (Funke) Ajenikoko

Program Officer
New York, USA

Daniel Burka Photo of Daniel Burka

Director of Product & Design
New York, USA

Danielle Cazabon Photo of Danielle Cazabon

Program Officer, Hypertension Control
New York, USA

Dawit Bisrat Photo of Dawit Bisrat

Country Director, Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Diya Nag Photo of Diya Nag

Communications Manager, Consultant
Delhi, India

Dr Youwen Lai Photo of Dr Youwen Lai

Senior Program Manager
Jinan, China

Dr. Andrew Moran Photo of Dr. Andrew Moran

Director, Global Hypertension Control Program
New York, NY

Dr. Anupam Pathni Photo of Dr. Anupam Pathni

Cardiovascular Health Consultant
Delhi, India

Dr. Ashish Krishna Photo of Dr. Ashish Krishna

Senior Consultant, Cardiovascular Health
Delhi, India

Dr. Bhawna Sharma Photo of Dr. Bhawna Sharma

India Country Lead Consultant
Delhi, India

Dr. Cao Ying Photo of Dr. Cao Ying

China Country Director
Beijing, China

Dr. Kufor Osi Photo of Dr. Kufor Osi

Technical Officer, Cardiovascular Health
Abuja. Nigeria

Dr. Laura Cobb Photo of Dr. Laura Cobb

Director, Nutrition Policy and Surveillance
New York, USA

Dr. Molla Berhanu Photo of Dr. Molla Berhanu

Regional Coordinator
Amhara Region, Ethiopia

Dr. Roopa Shivashankar Photo of Dr. Roopa Shivashankar

Senior Consultant Cardiovascular Health and Nutrition
Delhi, India

Dr. Zhen Tan Photo of Dr. Zhen Tan

Director, Hypertension Control
Beijing, China

Eyassu Weldesenbet Photo of Eyassu Weldesenbet

Regional Coordinator
Tigrai Region, Ethiopia

Girma Dessie Photo of Girma Dessie

Regional Coordinator
Oromia Region, Ethiopia

Hariharan Mohanraj Photo of Hariharan Mohanraj

Engineering Lead
Bangalore, India

Henok Kebede Photo of Henok Kebede

Hypertension Prevention and Control
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Jazmin Habbab Photo of Jazmin Habbab

Program Assistant
New York, USA

Lindsay Joseph Photo of Lindsay Joseph

Program Officer, LINKS
New York, USA

Lindsay Steele Photo of Lindsay Steele

Senior Program Officer
New York, USA

Mansi Kapoor Photo of Mansi Kapoor

Operations Manager, Consultant
Delhi, India

Meg Farrell Photo of Meg Farrell

Senior Program Officer
New York, USA

Mentwab Gebreegziabher Photo of Mentwab Gebreegziabher

Program Associate
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Nicole Ide Photo of Nicole Ide

Program Officer, Sodium and Surveillance
New York, USA

Ping Hu Photo of Ping Hu

Director of Health Informatics
Jinan, China

Samantha Chan Photo of Samantha Chan

Communications Officer
New York, USA

Sharmila Das Photo of Sharmila Das

Finance Manager, Consultant
Delhi, India

Swagata Sahoo Photo of Swagata Sahoo

Consultant, Drug Supply
Delhi, India

Teshome Tegegn Photo of Teshome Tegegn

Regional Coordinator
Dire Dawa City, Ethiopia

Tilahun Derseh Photo of Tilahun Derseh

Regional Coordinator
SNNP Region, Ethiopia

Tim Cheadle Photo of Tim Cheadle

Director of Engineering
North Carolina, USA

Vineet Nair Photo of Vineet Nair

Operations Manager, Public Health App Deployment
Bangalore, India

Wanbing Gu Photo of Wanbing Gu

Technical Officer, Sodium Reduction
Beijing, China

Xiaobei Ma Photo of Xiaobei Ma

Communications Manager
Beijing, China

Zeng Ge Photo of Zeng Ge

Chief Technical Officer, Sodium Reduction and Surveillance
Beijing, China

Operations

Adolphine Umukobwa Photo of Adolphine Umukobwa

Operations Manager
New York, USA

Christine Collet Mendy Photo of Christine Collet Mendy

Executive Assistant to the President and CEO
New York, USA

Dorothy Lohnau Photo of Dorothy Lohnau

Senior Grants Operations Manager
New York, USA

Dr. Ioanna Trilivas Photo of Dr. Ioanna Trilivas

Senior Talent and Leadership Advisor
New York, USA

Emma Bradford Photo of Emma Bradford

Communications Officer, Prevent Epidemics
New York, USA

Erin Sykes Photo of Erin Sykes

Vice President, Communications
Georgia, USA

Farrah Xia Photo of Farrah Xia

Administrative Assistant
Beijing, China

Greg Lewis Photo of Greg Lewis

Social Media Officer
Georgia, USA

Jackie Connolly Photo of Jackie Connolly

Communications Design Lead
New York, USA

Janet Durgapersaud Photo of Janet Durgapersaud

Grant Manager, COVID Response
New York, USA

Jeannie Mantopoulos (Bio) Photo of Jeannie Mantopoulos

Chief Operating Officer
New York, USA

Kate Elliott Photo of Kate Elliott

Communications Manager
New York, USA

Kwame Effah-Wiafe Photo of Kwame Effah-Wiafe

Finance and Business Intelligence Officer
New York, USA

Lucy Tong Photo of Lucy Tong

Finance Manager
Beijing, China

Robynn Leidig Photo of Robynn Leidig

Manager, Strategic Initiatives
New York, USA

Tamia McCormick Photo of Tamia McCormick

Contracts Officer
New York, USA