Experts

Multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary to the core—global in outlook and approach—our technical team is steeped in the challenges of delivering development solutions in the field. They are committed to sharing our innovation and experience to inform international development practices worldwide.

Susan Scribner

Project Director

Susan Scribner serves as Project Director for P&R. Prior to joining DAI, Susan worked for 17 years for Abt Associates; from 2007-2009, she was Chief of Party for a project in Vietnam and Laos that built capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to Avian Influenza. She also led a health systems strengthening project in Uganda in 2004-2005. Susan has supported a wide range of projects from the home office and provided technical support and leadership in health policy, financing and governance, infectious diseases, and private sector health. Susan has extensive experience in strategy and business development and led the integration of Abt Associates’ Australian subsidiary, Abt JTA.


Katie Taratus

Deputy Director

Katie Taratus manages all financial and administrative aspects of P&R. She brings with her more than ten years of experience with DAI in new business, pricing, technical support, and project management in the Africa region. She graduated from the University of Virginia with bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology and English, and received her MBA in International Development.


Sambe Duale

Global One Health Technical Lead

Sambe Duale provides technical leadership on addressing human health components of One Health platforms, and leads the P&R expansion into West African countries. Before joining P&R, Dr. Duale worked with the World Bank on the conception and development of the West Africa Regional Disease Surveillance project. He also served for two decades on the faculty of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, in International Health Development.


Mark Rasmuson

Asia Regional Manager

Mark Rasmuson serves as Asia Regional Manager for the project, overseeing all technical and management components of our work in Southeast Asia). Previously, he served as Director of FHI 360’s PREVENT Project under the Emerging Pandemic Threats Program. Mark has more than 30 years of international development experience specializing in social and behavior change communication.


Dara Carr

Policy and Advocacy Lead

Dara Carr oversees Palladium’s contributions to P&R in policy and advocacy support. Previously, she has been a policy analysis and communication advisor in HIV and reproductive health, a research, monitoring and evaluation officer, and grant portfolio manager.


Robert Salerno

Public Health Specialist

Robert Salerno serves as monitoring and evaluation and learning lead on P&R, working to develop the NOHP Index – a tool specifically for assessing country coordinating mechanism development and readiness to respond to emerging pandemic threats. He also supports developing country implementation strategies and activities in Kenya and Tanzania, in coordination with the regional teams. Prior to joining P&R, Rob served as a technical specialist at DAI, providing strategic support to a wide portfolio of USAID projects in the environment and public health sector.


Louise Flynn

Senior Private Sector Advisor

Louise Flynn is responsible for ensuring that P&R’s work is multi-stakeholder, engaging the private sector when possible. She is also responsible for managing activities in the Anglophone West Africa countries, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Her previous work was in environmental education, hazardous waste site investigations, risk assessments, and environmental impact assessments. She also advised on extractive industry engagement for RESPOND. She holds bachelor’s degrees in biology and society from Cornell, her master’s in environmental studies from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and her master’s in public health from Johns Hopkins.


Baba Soumare

West Africa Director

Baba Soumare provides technical, administrative and financial direction for P&R’s emerging West Africa office. Dr. Soumare also continues to serve in this role for the project’s Central and East Africa office. He joins the project as a veterinary epidemiologist with more than 12 years of experience in livestock sector development and veterinary public health.


Dr. Lionel Gbaguidi

Regional One Health Technical Advisor

Dr. Lionel Gbaguidi serves as a ROHTA for P&R in West Africa, serving Cote D’Ivoire and Mali. He joins P&R as a managing partner at Agrivet Partners, a consulting firm a in animal health and nutrition, epidemiology, disease surveillance, health information systems, program management, risk assessment, data analysis, research and epidemiology training across a wide range of species in Benin and West Africa. At Agrivet, he advised clients from UN’s FAO-ECTAD, to USAID’s Stop Avian Influenza project, to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries in Benin. He holds his doctor of veterinary medicine from the National Veterinary Medicine School of Sidi Thabet in Tunisia, and his master’s in Tropical Animal Health Epidemiology from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium.


Dr. Serge Agbo

Regional One Health Technical Advisor

Dr. Agbo serves as a ROHTA for P&R in West Africa, serving Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Serge previously served as a Chief of Party, Project Technical Officer, and Immunization and Disease Surveillance Specialist on health projects for FHI360, URC, the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation and others. He holds an M.D. from the University of Cocody, Cote d'Ivoire, and a master’s in infectious disease epidemiology from the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.


Dr. Raymond Taha

National One Health Technical Advisor, Cote D’Ivoire

Dr. Taha serves as the NOHTA for P&R in Cote D’Ivoire, joining P&R from the Ministry of Animal and Fishery Resources in the Veterinary Services Department. At the department, Dr. Taha monitored the implementation of the Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign (PATTEC) initiative. He holds his doctor of veterinary medicine from the Institute of Veterinary Sciences of Bilda in Algeria and his master’s in Tropical Animal Health from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium.


Seydou Sylla

National One Health Technical Advisor, Guinea

Dr. Sylla serves as the NOHTA for P&R in Guinea. He joins P&R from the Institut Superieur des Sciences et de Medecine Veterinaire in Dalaba, where he served as the Vice President, as well as a team lead on research in parasitology, ecosystems and the environment. He holds his doctorate in veterinary epidemiology from the Jilin University, China.


John Dogba

National One Health Technical Advisor, Liberia

John Dogba serves as the NOHTA for P&R in Liberia, joining P&R from the Ministry of Health in Liberia, where he served as a director and quality manager for Diagnostic and Laboratory Services. John has his MPH in Public Health and is pursuing his PhD in Veterinary Public Health, and has worked as a research technician, laboratory manager and project manager in Liberia for almost 15 years.


Djeneba Sylla

National One Health Technical Advisor, Mali

Dr. Sylla serves as the NOHTA for P&R in Mali, joining P&R from Mali’s National Disease Centre, CNAM, where she has served as the Head of the Zoonotic Disease division since 2012. Prior to her role as Head of the Zoonotic Disease unit, she worked at CNAM in microbiology diagnostics and research since 2004. She holds doctorates in both veterinary medicine and microbiology, and has worked as an immunologist for almost 20 years.


Mukeh Fahnbulleh

National One Health Technical Advisor, Sierra Leone

Mukeh Fahnbulleh serves as the NOHTA for P&R in Sierra Leone. Mukeh joins P&R from the government of Sierra Leone, having previously served as the Director of Planning, Policy and Training for the Public Health Emergency Operation Center in Cockerill, Freetown, as well as district liaison/coordinator at the National Ebola Response Center. He holds his master’s in public health and economics from the University of Adelaide, South Australia.


Andrew Kitua

Central and East Africa Director

Dr. Andrew Kitua, a One Health champion in Tanzania with more than 20 years of public health, epidemiology, and research experience, serves as P&R’s regional director for Central and East Africa. Before joining P&R, Andrew served as executive director of the Tanzanian NGO Public Health and Environmental Advancement Interventions (NGALAKERI), specializing in public health research and interventions. As an independent consultant and researcher, he has been published in almost 60 peer-reviewed journals on epidemiology and public health. He received his medical doctorate from the Universita Degli Studi Di Milano in Italy, his master’s in epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and his Ph.D. in epidemiology from Basel University, Switzerland.


Serge Nzietcheung

Regional One Health Technical Advisor

Dr. Serge Nzietchueng serves as a ROHTA for P&R in Central and East Africa. He is a professional veterinarian with more than 10 years of experience working on animal health and disease control throughout Africa, with expertise in surveillance, outbreak investigation and response systems. Prior to joining P&R, Serge served as the regional technical advisor for USAID RESPOND. He is a Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine adjunct professor for the Ecosystem Health Initiative and in the School of Public Health; has a doctor of veterinary medicine from the National Veterinary School of Algiers, a veterinary diploma in animal health in tropical countries from the National Veterinary School of Toulouse, and a master’s of science in livestock production in tropical countries from the University of Montpellier.


David Mutonga

Regional One Health Technical Advisor

Dr. David Mutonga serves as a ROHTA for P&R is Central and East Africa, overseeing P&R’s work in Kenya and Tanzania specifically. He joins P&R from the WHO, where he served as an epidemiologist, technical officer and eventually team leader in preparedness and response to public health events and pandemic threats. Prior to his work at WHO, David was the head of the Division of Disease Surveillance and Response for the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation in Kenya, having also served as medical officer and resident in the Kenya Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (FELTP). He holds a bachelor’s of medicine and surgery from the University of Nairobi, and a master’s in applied epidemiology from Jomo Kenyatta University


Samuel Muriuki

Regional One Health Technical Advisor

Dr. Samuel Muriuki serves as a ROHTA for P&R in Central and East Africa. Dr. Muriuki joins P&R as the coordinator of the Integrated Regional Coordination Mechanisms for the Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases in Africa (IRCM) program for the African Union. Prior to that position he gained more than twenty years of experience in veterinary medicine and project management on Avian Influenza and livestock health programs for the European Union, DFID, and Plan International, among others. He holds his bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine, and master’s in Veterinary Public Health, from the University of Nairobi.


Loul Severin

National One Health Technical Advisor, Cameroon

Loul Severin serves as the NOHTA for P&R in Cameroon, having played a central role in the development of the “One Health” National Strategy of Cameroon and the National Program of Prevention and Control of zoonosis. He joins P&R from his role as Deputy Director of Veterinary Service of Cameroon, in charge of sanitary protection and epidemiological surveillance at the Veterinary Services Directorate, Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries. He holds his doctoral degree of veterinary medicine Interstate School of Science and Veterinary Medicine (EISMV) in Dakar, Senegal, and his master’s in Tropical Animal Health from the Institute for Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium.


Abebe Wolde

National One Health Technical Advisor, Ethiopia

Dr. Abebe Wossene Wolde serves as the NOHTA for P&R in Ethiopia. Dr. Wolde joins the project from his position as a consultant for the UN’s Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD), part of their Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), developing their multisectoral surveillance planning for MERS/ CoV. Prior to his work at the UN, he has served on the faculty of veterinary medicine at Addis Ababa University for almost 30 years. He holds his doctoral degree of veterinary medicine from Addis Ababa University, and his master’s in veterinary science from National Veterinary School in Toulouse, France.


Thomas Nyariki

National One Health Technical Advisor, Kenya

Thomas Nyariki serves as the NOHTA for P&R for Kenya, based in Nairobi. Previously, Thomas worked as a Wildlife Expert for the African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR), providing technical advice in disease preparedness and response programs aimed at strengthening capacity of the African Union Members States to respond to avian influenza and other emerging pandemic threats. Thomas brings with him almost twenty years of professional experience, as well as his BVM, MSc, and PhD in Veterinary Pathology from the University of Nairobi.


Jean-Felix Kinani

National One Health Technical Advisor, Rwanda

Dr. Kinani serves as NOHTA for P&R in Rwanda, based in Kigali. Prior to joining the project, he served as a lecturer on Wildlife Disease at the Kitabi College of Conservation and Environment Management; as a research and training consultant for One Health and Conservation with Gorilla Health; and as the head veterinarian for the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project in Rwanda, among other positions. Dr. Kinani brings more than 20 years of experience in wildlife veterinary health and epidemiology to the project in Rwanda.

Dr. Kinani holds his Master’s in veterinary science from the National University of Lubumbashi in Democratic Republic of Congo, his doctorate in science and veterinary Medicine from the Cheik Anta Diop University of Dakar/ Senegal, and also received his Master’s in Field Epidemiology from the Field Epidemiology Leadership Training Program at the University of Rwanda-School of Public Health, sponsored by USAID.


John Kunde

National One Health Technical Advisor, Tanzania

John Kunde serves as the NOHTA for P&R for Tanzania, having served as the principal research scientist with the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) there. John has worked epidemiologist, public health and project management specialist in Tanzania for over fifteen years. He holds his MD from Tanzania and PhD from the University of Edinburgh.


Winyi Kaboyo

NOHTA

Winyi Kaboyo serves as the NOHTA for P&R in Uganda. Winyi joins the project from his position as Acting Commissioner of the Community Health Department, as well as Assistant Commissioner of Veterinary Public Health, for the Ministry of Health in Uganda. He holds his bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine from Makerere University, his master’s in public health from Johns Hopkins, and brings with him more than thirty years of experience as a veterinary epidemiologist.


Pasakorn Akarasewi

Southeast Asia Director

Dr. Pasakorn Akarasewi serves as P&R’s regional director in Southeast Asia. He joined the project with almost 40 years of experience in field epidemiology, disease prevention and control, and One Health. Prior to his work with P&R, Dr. Akarasewi worked with the Thailand Ministry of Public Health, directing both their management of the Global Fund and collaboration with CDC, after serving as their Director of their Bureau of Epidemiology in the Department of Disease Control. He holds his medical doctorate from Chiangmai University.


Solomon Benigno

Regional One Health Technical Advisor

Solomon Benigno provides planning, support and oversight to P&R activities in Indonesia and Bangladesh, as well as coordinating activities with WHO, FAO, OIE and the CDC in Southeast Asia. Before joining P&R, Solomon worked with the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Secretariat as coordinator of agricultural industries and natural resources programming, with World Animal Protection as a senior advisor on ASEAN, and as a poultry industry consultant.


Dr. Bimo

National One Health Technical Advisor/ Consultant, Indonesia

Dr. Bimo, P&R’s NOHTA/ Consultant in Indonesia, is a senior public health adviser with more than 30 years of experience. Prior to his work with P&R, Dr. Bimo served as a consultant in Indonesia to RESPOND, developing in-service training for One Health surveillance of human health and animal health field workers. He has also worked on health development projects with JSI, JHPIEGO, and Yayasan Indonesia Sejahtera (YIS – an Indonesian NGO), among others. He holds a bachelor’s in medicine from the University of Airlangga–Surabaya, a medical doctorate from the University of Indonesia–Jakarta, and a master’s in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health.


Abul Kalam

National One Health Technical Advisor, Bangladesh

Dr. Abul Kalam, P&R’s NOHTA in Bangladesh, joins the project after working with the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as both the Bangladesh national project coordinator and an animal health officer. Prior to his work with FAO, Abul served as the head of the Epidemiology Unit for the Department of Livestock Services in Bangladesh. He holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine and a master’s in veterinary science from Bangladesh Agricultural University.


Le Thahn Hai

National One Health Advisor, Vietnam

Le Thahn Hai serves as the NOHTA for P&R in Vietnam. Hai brings more than twenty years of experience of development program management, with seven years of experience specifically in policy development with the USAID’s EPT-1 PREVENT program in Vietnam.