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HMHB Steering Committee

The Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Consortium is guided by a Steering Committee that strives to represent the perspectives of all Consortium members and stakeholders.

We invite nominations for country representatives to join the Steering Committee. Please send nominations (name, affiliation, contact details and short CV ) to [email protected]

Dr. Endang Achadi

Dr. Endang Achadi is currently a Professor at Faculty of Public Health Universitas Indonesia (FPH UI) and was the Chair of the Public Health Nutrition Department. She has served as the Country Director of USAID/MotherCare, Country Technical Partner Leader, IMMPACT (Initiative for Maternal Mortality Program Assessment), Project lead, University of Aberdeen; and COO, SEAMEO RECFON (Southeast Asia Minister of Education Organization Regional Center for Food and Nutrition).

Dr. Clayton Ajello

Clayton Ajello is an infectious disease epidemiologist with lengthy academic, non-profit, and private sector experience supporting improved global public health. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Micronutrient Forum, university foundations, and the Vitamin Angels Alliance, where he also serves as Senior Technical Advisor. He is Senior Technical Advisor to Kirk Humanitarian.

Dr. Sufia Askari

Sufia Askari is the Director of Evidence to Policy and Practice, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). She is a globally recognised public health strategist with 17 years of work experience in policy, technical support and research in maternal, new-born and child health, immunisation, nutrition and food security.

Dr. Megan Bourassa

Megan Bourassa is the Director for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences where she has worked on a range of international nutrition issues for the past four years, focusing on micronutrient deficiencies and food safety. She has over 10 years of research experience on a wide range of topics including neuroscience, metabolism, and biological chemistry.

Dr. Parul Christian

Parul Christian is a Professor, Director, Human Nutrition Program, and Associate Chair, Department of International Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University. As a nutritionist, public health specialist and epidemiologist, Dr. Christian has a broad research portfolio in maternal and child nutrition focused on scientific advances in promoting growth, resilience and survival in early life through effective solutions for the low-income context.

Rommel V. Fuerte

Rommel V. Fuerte, RSW, MBA is the Executive Director of World Vision, Philippines, one of the largest child-focused NGOs in the country. He is currently the Convener of the Philippine Coalition of Advocates for Nutrition Security and lead of the Civil Society Alliance for SUN-Philippines. He serves on the Board of the Council for the Welfare of Children, Philippines and Multi Sectoral Governance Coalition. As a lifetime member, he was recognized as an Outstanding Social Worker by the Philippine Association of Social Workers, Inc. in 2018.

Dr. Kristen Hurley

Kristen Hurley, PHD, MPH is a public health nutritionist with field experience in maternal and child health and nutrition. Her domestic and international research interests focus on the intersections between maternal and child nutritional status and early child growth and development. Dr. Hurley is an Associate Professor of Human Nutrition within the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and serves as the Senior VP for Nutrition at Vitamin Angels Alliance.

Dr. Klaus Kraemer

Klaus Kraemer is the Managing Director of Sight and Life, a nutrition think tank headquartered in Switzerland, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of International Health of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA. Klaus is the editor of Sight and Life magazine, one of the most widely read scientific magazines on food, nutrition, and health in low- and middle-income countries.

Dr. Katharina Lichtner

Katharina Lichtner is Managing Director of the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation (FLRF), a global philanthropy dedicated to advancing breastfeeding and breastmilk. Dr. Lichtner trained in biochemistry and molecular biology and holds a PhD in immunology. She speaks at global investing and health conferences and has served on various Boards of Directors, most currently the Swiss Technology Fund Guarantees Committee.

Dr. Saskia Osendarp

Saskia Osendarp is the Executive Director of the Micronutrient Forum. She has more than 25 years of experience in international nutrition research, in the public and private sectors and is a visiting associate professor Nutrition and Health at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Recently, she co-founded and co-leads the Standing Together for Nutrition Consortium, a collaboration of experts analyzing the impact and responses of the COVID19 crisis on malnutrition.