I am an instigator, global trekker, voracious reader, life-long learner, music enthusiast, fashionista and fiercely dedicated to my family and friends. While I was born in Montreal and raised in New Hampshire, my family originally hails from Malawi -- the Warm Heart of Africa. For me, home is where the heart is, and my heart is in many places, including Malawi, the United States, Ghana, Kenya and Ethiopia.
For nearly ten years, I have worked on global health initiatives. My focus has been on mobile health (mHealth) or the application of mobile phones and other information and communication technology (ICT) for health systems strengthening in Sub-Saharan Africa. With my training in international public health, medicine (in progress) and clinical and translational science, I am regularly involved in the design, development, implementation and assessment of public health interventions. On numerous occasions, I have functioned as an expert adviser, manager, coordinator, researcher and lead consultant for organizations such as UNICEF, the United Nations Foundation, Malaria No More, Management Sciences for Health, the World Health Organization and Columbia University. Most recently, I had served as the (Interim) Deputy Director for HealthEnabled, a non-profit entity based in South Africa that provides digital health and health systems strengthening technical and strategic advisory support to governments and implementing partners. Presently, I have resumed independent advising.