Our leadership team is made up of experienced, dedicated and focused members with decades of experience in managing International Development and domestic projects. Working closely together and alongside our partners worldwide, their knowledge and experience contributes to making a difference for all our stakeholders, including government and non-government organizations, services providers and communities around the globe.

Our futurist leadership team is made up of experienced, dedicated and focused members with decades of experience in managing International Development projects. Working with each other and with our employees worldwide, their knowledge and experience contributed to make a difference for all our stakeholders including government and non-government organizations, services providers and communities around the globe.

Paul Richardson

President, Chief Mentor

Dr. Richardson is a global leader in data analytics, use of machine learning as well as health and education systems strengthening. He has designed and developed user-friendly MIS/HIS systems crucial to improve preventive services and epidemiological alert system, while supporting more efficient use of resources. He has also led large scale communications efforts, as well as interpersonal provider-patient counseling.

He has worked with health and social programs in all regions of the world, shaping markets, strengthening local governance and ensuring financial commitment for health and social services. He has provided support to build capacity of public and private health programs to use implementation research to enhance access to and quality of care in such diverse settings as South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Tanzania, Kenya, Cambodia, Guatemala, Albania and many other countries. He was instrumental in designing studies to improve the quality of interpersonal communications as well as licensure and accreditation of private providers.

Paul Richardson

President, Chief Mentor

Dr. Richardson is a global leader in data analytics, use of machine learning as well as health and education systems strengthening. He has designed and developed user-friendly MIS/HIS systems crucial to improve preventive services and epidemiological alert system, while supporting more efficient use of resources. He has also led large scale communications efforts, as well as interpersonal provider-patient counseling.

He has worked with health and social programs in all regions of the world, shaping markets, strengthening local governance and ensuring financial commitment for health and social services. He has provided support to build capacity of public and private health programs to use implementation research to enhance access to and quality of care in such diverse settings as South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Tanzania, Kenya, Cambodia, Guatemala, Albania and many other countries. He was instrumental in designing studies to improve the quality of interpersonal communications as well as licensure and accreditation of private providers.

Neeraj Kak

Board Member

Dr. Neeraj Kak is an entrepreneur, innovator, and strategic thinker. Over the years, he has helped his colleagues establish local non-profits in different regions of the world. He has over 30 years’ experience in the design and management of public and population health programs; health systems strengthening; quality improvement; digital solutions for health; monitoring and evaluation.

Currently, he serves on the advisory board of several local organizations in Asia and Africa. He has designed and implemented strategic innovative and programmatic solutions to bringing at scale public health and social solutions. He has been a leader in the use of digital tools including predictive learning, use of artificial intelligence among others to make public health programs more responsive to the needs of beneficiaries.

Neeraj Kak

Board Member

Dr. Neeraj Kak is an entrepreneur, innovator, and strategic thinker. Over the years, he has helped his colleagues establish local non-profits in different regions of the world. He has over 30 years’ experience in the design and management of public and population health programs; health systems strengthening; quality improvement; digital solutions for health; monitoring and evaluation.

Currently, he serves on the advisory board of several local organizations in Asia and Africa. He has designed and implemented strategic innovative and programmatic solutions to bringing at scale public health and social solutions. He has been a leader in the use of digital tools including predictive learning, use of artificial intelligence among others to make public health programs more responsive to the needs of beneficiaries.

Grogan Ullah

Board Member

Grogan Ullah has led the expansion of education, health and social programs for the migrant workers and other vulnerable populations. He has developed and led United States Department of Education and United States Department of Labor funded projects designed to assist America’s most vulnerable populations, including migrant farmworkers, improve their education and health outcomes, achieve their employment gains, access rehabilitative care, and improve their positive health-seeking behaviors in addressing substance use disorders, reproductive health, and mental health issues.

He works with local agencies, governments, school districts, and colleges to address disparities and improve systems so that all people are included in critical services.

Grogan Ullah

Board Member

Grogan Ullah has led the expansion of education, health and social programs for the migrant workers and other vulnerable populations. He has developed and led United States Department of Education and United States Department of Labor funded projects designed to assist America’s most vulnerable populations, including migrant farmworkers, improve their education and health outcomes, achieve their employment gains, access rehabilitative care, and improve their positive health-seeking behaviors in addressing substance use disorders, reproductive health, and mental health issues.

He works with local agencies, governments, school districts, and colleges to address disparities and improve systems so that all people are included in critical services.

Manisha Korb

Board Member

Dr. Manisha Korb is a neuromuscular specialist, with board certification in neurology and electrodiagnostic medicine. She evaluates and treats patients in the neuromuscular clinic, mentors and teaches fellows and residents, and participates in clinical trials at the University of California, Irvine. She completed her residency in neurology at the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she also served as chief resident.

She completed her fellowship in neurophysiology with EMG focus, also at the University of Chicago. As part of her academic training, Dr. Korb had internships at Chris Hani Hospital in Soweto, South Africa, and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Manisha Korb

Board Member

Dr. Manisha Korb is a neuromuscular specialist, with board certification in neurology and electrodiagnostic medicine. She evaluates and treats patients in the neuromuscular clinic, mentors and teaches fellows and residents, and participates in clinical trials at the University of California, Irvine. She completed her residency in neurology at the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she also served as chief resident.

She completed her fellowship in neurophysiology with EMG focus, also at the University of Chicago. As part of her academic training, Dr. Korb had internships at Chris Hani Hospital in Soweto, South Africa, and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Paula Errigo

Board Member

Ms. Paula Errigo has worked extensively on issues related to migrant education and welfare. She was responsible for the development of the national Migrant Education Resource Center (MERC) which developed a national training curriculum for migrant education, directed a national training team providing training in 30 states, developed an interactive website.

She also consults with state departments of education regarding program analysis, evaluation and staff development in migrant education. She also works with the Department of Labor to support training in occupation safety in work settings.

Paula Errigo

Board Member

Ms. Paula Errigo has worked extensively on issues related to migrant education and welfare. She was responsible for the development of the national Migrant Education Resource Center (MERC) which developed a national training curriculum for migrant education, directed a national training team providing training in 30 states, developed an interactive website.

She also consults with state departments of education regarding program analysis, evaluation and staff development in migrant education. She also works with the Department of Labor to support training in occupation safety in work settings.

Esty Febriani

Board Advisor – TB

Dr. Esty Febriani MKes is a public health expert and representative of faith-based organization – Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) in Indonesia. She brings more than 20 years’ experience working with International and local NGO/CSOs for Maternal and Neonatal program, HIV, and Tuberculosis. Currently, she is heading a maternal and neonatal project in Indonesia, is a member of Civil Society Task Force (CSTF) with WHO.

Dr. Esty Febriani is a lecturer in public health master degree program at the Health Institute, STIKKU, as well as leading the recently established new local NGO, Lentera Foundation. She continues to be a champion on community empowerment issues in Indonesia and elsewhere.

Esty Febriani

Board Advisor – TB

Dr. Esty Febriani MKes is a public health expert and representative of faith-based organization – Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) in Indonesia. She brings more than 20 years’ experience working with International and local NGO/CSOs for Maternal and Neonatal program, HIV, and Tuberculosis. Currently, she is heading a maternal and neonatal project in Indonesia, is a member of Civil Society Task Force (CSTF) with WHO.

Dr. Esty Febriani is a lecturer in public health master degree program at the Health Institute, STIKKU, as well as leading the recently established new local NGO, Lentera Foundation. She continues to be a champion on community empowerment issues in Indonesia and elsewhere.

Carmina Aquino

Board Member

Carmina Aquino has over 25 years of experience in directing and managing holistic programs in HIV/AIDS, reproductive health (RH)/adolescent and human sexuality and infectious diseases. These programs support community-based initiatives, advocacy and policy formulation, building public-private partnerships, strategic planning and social mobilization, donor collaboration and resource mobilization.

She is currently Managing Director of the Center for Health Solutions and Innovations Philippines, Inc. and project director for public health programs on HIV/AIDS, behavior change communications and operations research and consultant for international development agencies.

She is a medical doctor with post-graduate/doctoral units in counseling psychology. She continues to work with Filipino non-profit organizations.

Carmina Aquino

Board Member

Carmina Aquino has over 25 years of experience in directing and managing holistic programs in HIV/AIDS, reproductive health (RH)/adolescent and human sexuality and infectious diseases. These programs support community-based initiatives, advocacy and policy formulation, building public-private partnerships, strategic planning and social mobilization, donor collaboration and resource mobilization.

She is currently Managing Director of the Center for Health Solutions and Innovations Philippines, Inc. and project director for public health programs on HIV/AIDS, behavior change communications and operations research and consultant for international development agencies.

She is a medical doctor with post-graduate/doctoral units in counseling psychology. She continues to work with Filipino non-profit organizations.

Umme Salma Jahan Meena

Board Member

Dr. Umme Salma Jahan Meena is a public health expert with over 20 years of global health and development experience. Currently, she serves as the Chief of Party of USAID’s MaMoni Maternal and Newborn Care Strengthening Project (MaMoni MNCSP) and Emergency Response to COVID-19 Pandemic. Her sectoral expertise includes maternal, newborn, child health, and health system strengthening in Bangladesh and Canada. She has a keen interest in health quality improvement and quality of care.

Dr. Meena received her graduate degree in Healthcare Quality from Queen’s University, Canada. She also holds graduate degrees in public health from Western University, Canada and from the National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine in Bangladesh. She is a medical doctor by training. Prior to joining Save the Children, Dr. Meena worked for the Middlesex London Health Unit in Canada, and USAID Bangladesh.

Umme Salma Jahan Meena

Board Member

Dr. Umme Salma Jahan Meena is a public health expert with over 20 years of global health and development experience. Currently, she serves as the Chief of Party of USAID’s MaMoni Maternal and Newborn Care Strengthening Project (MaMoni MNCSP) and Emergency Response to COVID-19 Pandemic. Her sectoral expertise includes maternal, newborn, child health, and health system strengthening in Bangladesh and Canada. She has a keen interest in health quality improvement and quality of care.

Dr. Meena received her graduate degree in Healthcare Quality from Queen’s University, Canada. She also holds graduate degrees in public health from Western University, Canada and from the National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine in Bangladesh. She is a medical doctor by training. Prior to joining Save the Children, Dr. Meena worked for the Middlesex London Health Unit in Canada, and USAID Bangladesh.