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Meet the Team

Jess Camburn


Thaïs Mendez de Andes

Director of Finance and Operations

Colette Fearon

Director of Impact and Engagement

Anne Harmer

Head of R2HC Programme

Simon Pickard

R2HC Portfolio Manager

Gillian McKay

Senior Humanitarian Health Research Advisor (on maternity leave)

Cordelia Lonsdale

R2HC Senior Research Impact Advisor

Jess Brown

R2HC Senior Programme Officer

Claudia Winn

R2HC Senior Programme Officer

Cecilie Hestbaek

Head of HIF Programme

Mambwe Chella

HIF Portfolio Manager

Ruth Salmon

HIF Senior Innovation Manager

Sarah Palmer

HIF Innovation Manager

Ian Brightwell

HIF Innovation Manager

Robert Whitelaw

Senior Programme Manager

Jalal Baba Khail

HIF Programme Officer

Susan Crowther

Head of Grant Operations & Finance

Lucy Kingsbury

Grants Manager - Risks and Systems

Jody Smith

Management Accountant

Ariella Fish

Grant Operations Advisor (on maternity leave)

Nathan Frankwick

Grants and Procurement Officer

Liz Rawlins

Head of Policy Engagement and Communications

Catalin Parascan

Digital and Creative Communications Manager

Zainab Umar

Communications, Outreach and Engagement Manager

Olivia Cheves

Communications Officer (Editorial)

Larina Fernandez

Programme Coordinator (Global Prioritisation Exercise)

Léon Povey

Production and Editorial Officer (Global Prioritisation Exercise)

Helen Reed

Executive Administrator

Sarah Fealey

Head of HR and Operational Support

Ffion Bowen

HR and Operations Officer

Rahellah Haidari

HR Operations Officer

Valeria Izzi

Senior MEAL Advisor

Alexandra Michalaki

MEAL Officer

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