Our Leadership Team

Executive Leadership

Joel Lamstein, President

Joel Lamstein, PresidentJSI-WEI/Boston
44 Farnsworth Street
Boston, MA 02210-1211
Phone: 1.617.482.9485
Fax: 1.617.482.0617

    Joel Lamstein founded John Snow, Inc. with his partner Norbert Hirschhorn, M.D. in 1978. Joel is the president of John Snow, Inc. and the nonprofit JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. He also serves as president of World Education, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the poor through education, economic, and social development programs. In 1973, Joel co-founded Management Sciences for Health. Joel is an adjunct senior lecturer at the Harvard School of Public Health and an adjunct professor at the Boston University School of Public Health. Joel serves as chair of the board of Seed Global Health and the advisory council of the Children’s Health Fund in New York. He is also chair of the dean’s advisory boards at Boston University School of Public Health, the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. Joel served on the board of the Global Health Council from 2004 until 2012.

    In 2011, Joel was featured in the New York Times’  The Boss profile. In 2009, he received the CEO Social Leadership Award, a program funded by the Lewis Family Foundation and given by the Boston Business Journal.

    Joel has advised numerous public health programs throughout the world. He studied math and physics at the University of Michigan and management at MIT’s Sloan School.

    Joel Lamstein, President

    Alexander K. Baker, MBA - Chief Operating Officer

    Alexander Baker, Chief Operating OfficerJSI-WEI/Boston
    44 Farnsworth Street
    Boston, MA 02210-1211
    Phone: 1.617.482.9485
    Fax: 1.617.482.0617

      Alex Baker is the chief operating officer for John Snow, Inc., and JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. Prior to rejoining JSI, he served as chief operating officer at Partners Community Healthcare, Inc. (PCHI), the provider network for the Partners Healthcare System. He joined PCHI in July 1999 as its director of finance, and was subsequently made chief financial officer and then COO in 2005. Alex’s background includes positions in financial management, operations, and information systems in a variety of health care-related settings. Prior to joining PCHI, Alex was director of finance for JSI and provided financial management consulting services to U.S. community-based health care providers. Alex has a BA in history from Harvard College and an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

      Alexander Baker, Chief Operating Officer

      Andrew Fullem - VP Global Business Development, International Division

      Andrew Fullem, VP Global Business Development, JSIJSI-WEI/Boston
      44 Farnsworth Street
      Boston, MA 02210-1211
      Phone: 1.617.482.9485
      Fax: 1.617.482.0617

        As vice president for Global Business Development in the International Division, Andrew oversees project development and strategic positioning for new business development. He brings thirty years of global and U.S, new business development and program implementation experience. He was previously the founding Director of the JSI/World Education Center for HIV and Infectious Diseases, leading an expansion of JSI’s international HIV and infectious disease portfolio, including USAID-funded bilateral and centrally funded activities, CDC projects, and other initiatives. He has served on ad-hoc committees of the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS addressing stigma and discrimination. Prior to joining JSI, Mr. Fullem was Director of HIV Surveillance for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and was responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Commonwealth’s HIV reporting system. Andrew has a BS in International Relations from The American University and a Master’s in Public Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

        Andrew Fullem, VP Global Business Development, International Division

        Susan Grantham, PhD - Vice President, U.S. Health Services

        Susan Grantham, VP US Health ServicesJSI-WEI/Boston
        44 Farnsworth Street
        Boston, MA 02210-1211
        Phone: 1.617.482.9485
        Fax: 1.617.482.0617

          As vice president of JSI’s Health Services Division, Susan Grantham oversees JSI’s extensive portfolio of projects in the United States. She leads diverse staff in eight U.S. offices who share a commitment to improving the health of individuals and communities throughout the country. Susan formerly served as JSI’s director of U.S. business development and brings this strategic focus to her position. Her technical areas of expertise include implementation research, mixed-methods research and program evaluation, policy analysis, and training and technical assistance. Throughout her career, Susan has applied these skills to improving health services delivery for underserved populations, most notably related to states’ health reform efforts, behavioral health, family planning, and women and children’s health. Susan started her career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon. She joined JSI after receiving her master’s of public policy from the University of Michigan and went on to earn her doctorate in social policy from the Heller School at Brandeis University.

          Sue Grantham, VP US Health Services
          Carolyn Hart, MSPH - Vice President, International Division

          Carolyn Hart, VP International DivisionJSI/DC
          2733 Crystal Drive
          4th Floor
          Arlington, VA 22202
          Phone: 1.703.528.7474
          Fax: 1.703.528.7480

            As vice president of JSI’s international division, Carolyn brings her experience in several technical and management positions on JSI health and family planning programs, and as the leader of JSI’s Washington, DC office. JSI’s international portfolio includes more than 100 country-based and global projects, on a wide range of global health issues, including infectious disease, nutrition, and reproductive, maternal, and child health. Carolyn’s specialties include public health supply chain management, policy development, communications, and strategic planning. She also led the SPRING Project—Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally, USAID’s flagship program that linked agriculture and nutrition, addressed anemia and micronutrient deficiencies, and created social and behavior change for nutrition. Carolyn has BAs in history and French from Bryn Mawr College and a master’s in public health policy and management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

            Carolyn Hart, Vp International Division
            Janice Clark - Director of Finance

            44 Farnsworth Street
            Boston, MA 02210-1211
            Phone: 1.617.482.9485
            Fax: 1.617.482.0617

              Janice Clark is the Director of Finance for John Snow, Inc., JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. and World Education, Inc.  Prior to this role, Janice served as the Controller for World Education, Inc. and previous to that, as the Contracts and Grants Manager at John Snow, Inc.  She brings over twenty years of financial management experience in a global environment for both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.  Janice has a BA in Philosophy and English from Boston College, an MA in Philosophy from Boston College and is currently an MBA degree candidate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

              Janice Clark
              Frank DeSarbo - Director of Human Resources

              Frank DeSarboJSI-WEI/Boston
              44 Farnsworth Street
              Boston, MA 02210-1211
              Phone: 1.617.482.9485
              Fax: 1.617.482.0617

                As the Director of Human Resources, Frank has worked in global public health for more than 25 years specializing in employee relations, benefits administration, recruitment, compensation, operations, finance, and more.  Frank believes that in order for JSI/World Education staff to thrive and feel supported, HR should be a leader known for quality service, with equitable, fair and inclusive policies and practices where staff seek professional expertise.

                 Prior to joining JSI/WEI, Frank worked for 8(A) minority-owned and operated businesses managing large-scale contracts and cooperative agreements for The Centers for Disease Control, Health Resources & Services Administration, and The US Agency for International Development.  Frank enjoys a good Netflix binge but can also be found in the kitchen, one of his favorite places in his house, creating some culinary delight!

                Frank DeSarbo Director of Human Resources
                Penelope Riseborough - Director of Communications

                Penelope Riseborough Director of CommunicationsJSI-WEI/Boston
                44 Farnsworth Street
                Boston, MA 02210-1211
                Phone: 1.617.482.9485
                Fax: 1.617.482.0617

                  With almost 30 years of experience in public health communications, Penelope Riseborough has led JSI communications since 2001. In this role she is responsible for external communications, brand development, and marketing as well as internal knowledge-sharing among JSI’s more than 3,000 staff around the world. She oversees digital media and strategic information, developing stories of project impact, and increasing visibility and influence. She also serves as director of communications for JSI’s partner organization, World Education, Inc.

                  Prior to her time at JSI, Penelope managed communications at Management Sciences for Health, Pathfinder International, and JHPIEGO Corporation. She also served on the board of the women’s health advocacy group, Our Bodies, Ourselves between 2003 and 2009.

                  Penelope Riseborough, Director of Communications

                  U.S. Leadership

                  Tamara Calise, Director of Healthy Communities

                  Michele Clark, Senior Consultant

                  Naomi Clemmons, Senior Consultant

                  Naima Cozier, Deputy Director, Capacity Building Center

                  Amy Cullem, Senior Consultant

                  Alexia Eslan, Director, Colorado Office

                  Rene Esler, Director, Georgia Office 

                  Margaret Franckhauser, Director of Aging Services

                  Meghan Hiltner, Director of Innovation Center

                  Ann Keehn, Director, HSD Operations

                  Stewart Landers, Director, Massachusetts/Rhode Island Office 

                  Mira Levinson, HIV and Infectious Diseases Center Co-director

                  James Maxwell, Director of Health Policy and Research

                  Thomas Mangione, Director of Survey Research

                  Alec McKinney, Senior Consultant

                  Stacey Moody, Senior Consultant

                  Aisha Moore, Senior Consultant

                  Juli Powers, Senior Consultant

                  Tajan Braithwaite Renderos, Director, Center for Health Equity

                  Katie Robert, Director, New Hampshire Office

                  Katie Saul, Associate Director, Massachusetts/Rhode Island Office

                  Shannon Spurlock, Associate Director, Rhode Island Office

                  Jonathan Stewart, Director, Knowledge Management Team

                  Rachel Tobey, Director, California Office

                  Natalie Truesdell, Director, New Business Development

                  Eric Turer, Senior Consultant

                  Katie Quimby, Director, People Team

                  Rudy Vega, Senior Consultant

                  International Leadership

                  Nabeela Ali, Pakistan Country Representative

                  Wuleta Betemariam, Ethiopia Country Representative

                  Yasmin Chandani, InSupply CEO

                  Muka Chikuba, Zambia Country Representative

                  Chuanpit Chua-Oon, Director, International Division, Boston

                  Sanjay Kapur, India Managing Director

                  Derek Kunaka, South Africa Country Representative

                  Anne LaFond, Center for Health Information, Monitoring and Evaluation Director

                  Jonathan Metzger, Center for Digital Health Director

                  Sandee Minovi, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Center Director

                  Matthew Osborne-Smith, Capacity Development Center Director

                  Antonia Powell, HIV and Infectious Diseases Center Co-director

                  Lora Shimp, Immunization Center Director

                  Edward Wilson, Center for Health Logistics Director

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