Representing more than 20 countries, HarvestPlus staff bring many years of experience from both the public and private sectors to address the problem of micronutrient malnutrition. HarvestPlus staff are based at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Colombia, or the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington D.C. Many staff are posted in countries where HarvestPlus has released micronutrient-rich staple crops.

Staff are listed by program area


Director’s Office


Howarth Bouis
Director (Executive Committee Member)

Amy Saltzman
Senior Program Analyst


Operations


Wolfgang H. Pfeiffer
Deputy Director (Executive Committee Member)

Angela Bermudez
Administrative Analyst

Luis Fernando Osorio
Grants Financial Officer

Juliana Rivas
Budget Coordinator

Africa Region Business Development

Marx Mbunji
Manager

Nzovwa Kwendakwema
Administrative Coordinator

Nicholas Mwansa
Maize Seed Systems Specialist

Crop Development

Parminder Virk
Manager

Meike Andersson
Crop Development Specialist

Jorge Mario Quiceno
Administrative Assistant

Market Development

Acanda Ubomba-Jaswa
Manager, Africa

Benjamin Uchitelle-Pierce
Marketing & Development Coordinator

Nutritional Genomics

Joe Tohme
Manager

Lida de la Hoz
Information Systems Coordinator

Henry Ruiz Guzman
Systems Analyst

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Countries – Africa

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Democratic Republic of Congo

Sylvain Bidiaka
Country Manager, Cassava

Antoine Kanyenga Lubobo
Country Manager, Beans

John Mubalama Chibashimba
Stockist & Inventory Control Assistant

Adrien Bahizire Chifizi
Dissemination & MLA Specialist

Paul Pandi
Finance & Administrative Assistant

Dan Sumbu
Seed System Specialist

Alexis Songolo Wabantu
Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

Eulalie Mufunguzi Zawadi
Communications Specialist

Nigeria

Paul Ilona
Country Manager

Adedayo Adepitan
Stem Specialist

Abayomi Awelewa
Communication Officer

Olutunde Kehinde
Project Support

Mary Okocha
Postharvest Consultant

Rwanda

Lister Katsvairo
Country Manager

David Kiiza
Crop Specialist

Pascal Manzi
Research Assistant

Jean d’Amour Nkundimana
Research Assistant, Agroenterprise Development

Theogene Rukundo
Market Assistant

Maurice Rurangwa
Crop Assistant

Laetitia Umulisa
Communications Officer

Mireille Uwibanze
Stores Clerk

Uganda

Sylvia Magezi
Country Manager

Ignatius Abaijuka
Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

Liliane Adeke
Seed System Officer

Angella Atero
Demand Creation Specialist

Laira Kyazike
Demand Creation Officer

Charles Musoke
Seed System Specialist

Zambia

Eliab Simpungwe
Country Manager

Emely Mwale Banda
Communication & Demand Creation Specialist

Julie Chewe
Finance Officer

Susan Chipandwe
Administrative Assistant

Augustine Mutelekesha
Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

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Countries – Asia

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Bangladesh

Khairul Bashar
Country Manager

Atiqul Alam
Agricultural Research & Development Officer

Wahidul Amin
Senior Specialist, Monitoring & Evaluation

Abu Hanifa
Administrative Coordination Officer

Hafizul Hasan
Agricultural Research & Development Officer

Zakiul Hasan
Agricultural Research & Development Officer

Jahid Hussain
Agricultural Research & Development Officer

Mohammad Saiful Islam
Agricultural Research & Development Officer

Enamul Kabir
Agricultural Research & Development Officer

Ruhul Amin Mondol
Agricultural Research & Development Officer

Abu Sayed Al Muktadir
Accounting Officer

India

Binu Cherian
Country Manager, Pearl Millet Delivery

Suja Johnson
Administrative Associate

Pakistan

Qadir Baloch
Country Manager, Wheat

M. Yaqub Mujahid
Consultant/Crop Development Specialist

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Countries – Latin America & Caribbean

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Marilia Nutti
Manager, Latin America & Caribbean

Carolina Gonzalez
Research Fellow

Angelica Jaramillo
Research Assistant, Nutrition Quality Laboratory

Luis Fernando Londoño
Nutritional Quality Laboratory Coordinator

Marlene Rosero Pabon
Communications Assistant

Gelver Patiño
Nutrition Quality Laboratory Technician

Salomón Pérez Suárez
Research Assistant

Elise Talsma
Human Nutritionist

María Fernanda Yusty
Administrative Analyst


Programs


Ina Schonberg
Deputy Director (Executive Committee Member)

Administration

Boubacar Cissé
Manager, Finance & Administration

Caroline Eisel
Budget & Contracts Analyst

Brittany Leoboldt
Senior Administrative Coordinator

Meghan Lucas
Budget & Contracts Assistant

Becky McDowell
Program Assistant

Elizabeth Packer
Program Assistant

Jocelyn (Olyn) Panlilio
Contracts & Grants Administrator

Communications

Yassir Islam
Manager

Joslin Isaacson
Communications Specialist

Ikram Lakhdhar
Communications Associate

Denis Okello
Communications Specialist

Vidushi Sinha
Senior Communications Specialist

Impact Research

Ekin Birol
Manager

Dorene Asare-Marfo
Senior Research Analyst

Michael Tedla Diressie
Senior Research Assistant

Caitlin Herrington
Senior Research Assistant

Adewale Oparinde
Postdoctoral Fellow

Nutrition

Erick Boy
Manager

Moira Angel
Senior Research Assistant

Fabiana Moura
Research Fellow

Mourad Moursi
Research Fellow

Alexandra Ruth
Research Assistant

Victor Taleon
Associate Research Fellow

Policy Research

Manfred Zeller
Manager

Jose Funes
Senior Research Analyst

Monica Jain
Associate Research Fellow

Keith Lividini
Research Analyst

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Anne Mackenzie
Standards Advisor


Strategic Alliances


Thom Sprenger
Global Manager (Executive Committee Member)

Anna-Marie Ball
Manager, Africa

Pam Wuichet
Manager, Partner & Donor Relations

Peg Willingham
Head, Global Advocacy & Policy

Jay Papisan
Senior Program Analyst