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Sandra Remancus
Sandy has 30 years of experience in nutrition, food security, public health and program management. Before becoming Project Director, she served as A&T's Regional Director for Africa. Prior to joining A&T, she was the Project Director for the FANTA Project. She also worked in Cote d’Ivoire as part of the PSI social marketing team on a USAID-funded Family Health and AIDS project and then with the US State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (B/PRM) as the Acting Regional Coordinator. She also worked for the US Department of Agriculture on child feeding and nutrition education programs. Sandy has a MS degree from the Tufts’s University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. She was a Peace Corps fisheries volunteer in the DRC.
Sujata Bose
Director, Monitoring, Learning, and Evaluation
Washington, DC
Sujata has over twenty years of international public health and development experience, with a focus on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and strategic information (SI). Her experience spans a broad range of health-related topical areas, including MCH, nutrition and food security, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, and health systems’ strengthening. She has helped build field-based/project level M&E systems, provided global M&E technical support, and contributed to global M&E forums and working groups. Before joining Alive & Thrive as the Monitoring, Learning, and Evaluation Director, Sujata worked as the lead Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor on the Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA) Project at FHI 360
Marina Nersesyan
Director, Operations
Marina oversees A&T’s global operations. She brings to the team over 20 years of experience in the design and management of international development projects. Prior to joining A&T in 2008 she worked on the USAID-funded LINKAGES and A2Z projects at AED. Her prior experience includes grants management, cost effectiveness analysis, and small and medium enterprise lending at Save the Children and ShoreBank.
Tina Sanghvi
Senior MIYCN Technical Advisor

Tina has more than 35 years of experience in international health and nutrition as technical advisor and director of country operations in international public health programs in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. She previously served for five years as A&T’s Senior Country Director in Bangladesh. Prior to joining A&T, Tina worked for 7 years at the global BASICS – Child Survival project and was the country director for A2Z, the USAID Micronutrient and Child Blindness Project. She is also the author of several books and published articles, including Nutrition Essentials – A Guide for Health Managers, on how to mainstream nutrition in health services.

Helen Albert
Director, Finance

Helen brings over 14 years of experience in international development with a focus on financial and project management in various sectors, including girls’ education, civic engagement and youth development, to her role as Finance Associate Director. She has led overall project, budget and financial management of large-scale U.S. Government and private sector funded projects in the Middle East and Africa, where she developed expertise in programmatic, financial, and contractual oversight of projects. Prior to joining A&T, Helen was responsible for the financial management of the USAID-funded YouthPower Action IDIQ in FHI 360’s Global Education, Employment and Engagement (G3E) Group.

Lina Constien
Program Officer
Lina provides financial and administrative support to A&T’s programs in Bangladesh and Southeast Asia. Prior to joining the A&T team, Lina worked at another NGO, providing project support for the Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) project, funded by USAID, as well as other USAID and Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) funded projects located in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Zambia. Lina was born in Baghdad, Iraq, and has served in the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
Jeanel Drake
Technical Writer

Jeanel supports Alive & Thrive's global communications to promote knowledge and learning. Jeanel has more than 10 years of experience strengthening community health initiatives in Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger, creative director for a firm in Uganda that develops innovative education and communications materials, and as a staff member at Partners for Health supporting maternal and child health programming.

Patricia Preware
Associate Director, Country Programs

Patricia is a public health professional, specializing in the provision of technical, financial, and administrative management and support for donor-funded health projects in Africa. She has assisted in the administration of projects in Uganda, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Angola, Nigeria and Tanzania in the areas of malaria control and prevention, health systems strengthening, reproductive health, and nutrition. Prior to joining A&T, Patricia conducted organizational assessment for USAID-funded fellow placements, tracking program targets and deliverables, training staff, and managing client relationships with funding organizations, host-country Ministries of Health, and other counterparts.

Kelly Josiah
Associate Director, Programs & Contracts

Kelly is responsible for managing contracts and procurement for A&T. She has been with FHI for over ten years. Prior to joining A&T in 2011, she managed the Child Blindness Grants Program for FHI’s USAID Micronutrient and Child Blindness Project and worked in the Contracts Department. Kelly has also served as a Senior Policy Analyst in the Office of International Affairs at the US auditing regulator, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

Kate Litvin
Kate Litvin
MIYCN Technical Advisor

Kate Litvin brings expertise in nutrition, social and behavior change, and gender equality, as well as direct experience implementing public health programs in sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining A&T, she led global MIYCN and SBC activities for two USAID-funded multi-sectoral nutrition projects. She has extensive experience providing technical assistance to country programs, including Mozambique, Kyrgyz Republic, Niger, Senegal, and Uganda. She has also lived and worked on public health initiatives in Botswana and Guinea. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo, working on community health and HIV prevention programs.

Rabi Lamichhane
Associate Director, Finance

Rabi is a financial management professional who has spent more than 20 years in project finance management. His experience is mainly on the US government funded projects in various organization including United Nations Agencies, SNV Netherlands Development Organization and other charitable organization like Water Aid and ActionAid. Prior joining A&T, Rabi was the Finance Manager for another large global nutrition project (FANTA) at FHI 360.

Joe Lamport
Director, Communication

Joe has developed and implemented communication strategies for more than a decade on international development projects around the world. His work has focused on food security, economic growth and development, civil law, civic engagement, human rights, and peace and security.

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Emma Feutl Kent
Associate Director, Projects and Programs

Emma Feutl Kent is a global nutrition professional with expertise in policy analysis, strategic thinking, technical writing, and advocacy. Before joining Alive and Thrive, Emma was the Manager of Global Policy and Advocacy at 1,000 Days where she led efforts to make global nutrition a policy and funding priority for the U.S. government. Emma also spent several years working to bridge the divide between nutrition research and advocacy at the Eleanor Crook Foundation. Emma holds a Masters in Global Policy with a concentration in International Development from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. She also has a BA in English and Political Science from the University of Alberta in her hometown of Edmonton, Canada.

Courtney Shaw
Administrative Associate

Courtney has extensive experience providing administrative and project support, as well office management services, in a variety of nonprofit and corporate settings. Prior to joining A&T, she worked as a Development Associate for a nonprofit focused on after school programming for low-income youth in Southeast DC. Courtney's unique skill set includes a graduate degree in Understanding and Securing Human Rights and her thesis on climate change-related displacement.

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Diana Tetterton
Communications Specialist

Diana is an experienced higher education and communications professional, having spent several years working in international relations undergraduate programs as well as the publishing industry. Prior to joining A&T, she worked as a Senior Program Coordinator at American University’s School of International Service. Diana has a graduate degree in Publishing and is skilled in process and program management with a customer-focused and inclusive approach.