Our Team

Our team is committed to doing the kind of work that adds up to something. The kind of work you’d call home about. That you’d sacrifice a weekend for. We’re not here just to get ahead—we’re here to punch above our weight in the fight for global health equity. And we have an awful lot of fun working together. We appreciate your interest and hope you’ll be in touch!

 

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Core Operations
Josh Nesbit, CEO.            Inspired by volunteer village health workers in rural Malawi, Josh is firmly committed to serving a global community. As an international health and bioethics student at Stanford, Josh’s qualitative research focused on Pediatric HIV. He is an Echoing Green Fellow, PopTech Fellow, Rainer Arnhold Fellow, Strauss Scholar, and Haas Public Service Fellow. Josh’s role is to connect people, spearhead partnerships, and let the world know what Medic is all about. __________________________________________________      josh@medicmobile.org · @joshnesbit · jopsa.org
Josh Nesbit, CEO. Inspired by volunteer village health workers in rural Malawi, Josh is firmly committed to serving a global community. As an international health and bioethics student at Stanford, Josh’s qualitative research focused on Pediatric HIV. He is an Echoing Green Fellow, PopTech Fellow, Rainer Arnhold Fellow, Strauss Scholar, and Haas Public Service Fellow. Josh’s role is to connect people, spearhead partnerships, and let the world know what Medic is all about. __________________________________________________ josh@medicmobile.org · @joshnesbit · jopsa.org
Katie Kelly, Director of Communications.
Katie loves creative storytelling and is excited to shine a spotlight on Medic Mobile’s incredible mission. She comes to Medic Mobile with a background in marketing and advertising, telling stories for big brands like Hershey and Proctor & Gamble and young startups like Rdio and Dot & Bo. Katie has also volunteered her writing for Watsi and DailyGood. She is unabashedly in love with travel, yoga, capture the flag and writing young adult fiction.      katie@medicmobile.org
Katie Kelly, Director of Communications. Katie loves creative storytelling and is excited to shine a spotlight on Medic Mobile’s incredible mission. She comes to Medic Mobile with a background in marketing and advertising, telling stories for big brands like Hershey and Proctor & Gamble and young startups like Rdio and Dot & Bo. Katie has also volunteered her writing for Watsi and DailyGood. She is unabashedly in love with travel, yoga, capture the flag and writing young adult fiction. katie@medicmobile.org
Blair Palmer, Director of Special Projects & Hope Phones Campaign.
For more than ten years, Blair Palmer has leveraged her knowledge of technological innovations, project implementation, corporate responsibility, stakeholder engagement, and social enterprise programs to empower global health programs in both private and nonprofit sectors.   Blair has worked to advance infectious disease research at the University of California-San Francisco and the Institute for OneWorld Health, as well as to lead corporate responsibility efforts to improve access to healthcare worldwide, serving as Senior Manager of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care, for Levi Strauss & Co. and as Manager of Public Affairs at Gilead Sciences.  More recently, Blair has found herself drawn to the potential for immediate impact offered by the technological sector and service innovation in global public health.  As Director of Special Projects at Medic Mobile, she works to ensure universal access to basic healthcare through the design of programs for disease surveillance, measurement of improved health outcomes and social impact, stock monitoring of essential medications, and management of strategic partnerships across the globe.  She also directs the Hope Phones campaign.   Blair has been recognized for her work in social responsibility and advancement of global health and was recently named to Dell’s #Inspire100, a list of world changers in entrepreneurship, philanthropy, education and media who use technology to empower and inspire others.  Blair holds a Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience and Psychology from Vanderbilt University and a Master's in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases from Yale University where she was nominated for a Fulbright Scholarship. She can be spotted walking her boston terrier or on the polo field in her spare time and is fascinated by space and dinosaurs. _____________________________ blair@medicmobile.org
Blair Palmer, Director of Special Projects & Hope Phones Campaign. For more than ten years, Blair Palmer has leveraged her knowledge of technological innovations, project implementation, corporate responsibility, stakeholder engagement, and social enterprise programs to empower global health programs in both private and nonprofit sectors.   Blair has worked to advance infectious disease research at the University of California-San Francisco and the Institute for OneWorld Health, as well as to lead corporate responsibility efforts to improve access to healthcare worldwide, serving as Senior Manager of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care, for Levi Strauss & Co. and as Manager of Public Affairs at Gilead Sciences.  More recently, Blair has found herself drawn to the potential for immediate impact offered by the technological sector and service innovation in global public health.  As Director of Special Projects at Medic Mobile, she works to ensure universal access to basic healthcare through the design of programs for disease surveillance, measurement of improved health outcomes and social impact, stock monitoring of essential medications, and management of strategic partnerships across the globe.  She also directs the Hope Phones campaign.   Blair has been recognized for her work in social responsibility and advancement of global health and was recently named to Dell’s #Inspire100, a list of world changers in entrepreneurship, philanthropy, education and media who use technology to empower and inspire others.  Blair holds a Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience and Psychology from Vanderbilt University and a Master's in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases from Yale University where she was nominated for a Fulbright Scholarship. She can be spotted walking her boston terrier or on the polo field in her spare time and is fascinated by space and dinosaurs. _____________________________ blair@medicmobile.org
Jeannette Cox, Accountant.            Jeannette is thrilled to work for a nonprofit focused on increasing access to healthcare. Her varied experience in accounting includes a position as a comptroller and most recently as manager of accounting operations for an Oakland-based non profit. Jeannette is responsible for ensuring Medic Mobile adheres to guidelines for non profit organizations. She is currently on the Board of Directors of Junior League of Oakland – East Bay (JLOEB), and has 10 years of leadership experience with JLOEB and Children’s Hospital Oakland. __________________________________________________      jeannette@medicmobile.org
Jeannette Cox, Accountant. Jeannette is thrilled to work for a nonprofit focused on increasing access to healthcare. Her varied experience in accounting includes a position as a comptroller and most recently as manager of accounting operations for an Oakland-based non profit. Jeannette is responsible for ensuring Medic Mobile adheres to guidelines for non profit organizations. She is currently on the Board of Directors of Junior League of Oakland – East Bay (JLOEB), and has 10 years of leadership experience with JLOEB and Children’s Hospital Oakland. __________________________________________________ jeannette@medicmobile.org
Kaylor Garcia, Media Associate.            A firm believer in the power of communication to educate and inspire action, Kaylor is excited to be a part of Medic Mobile’s media campaign. After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Public Health Education from American University in 2009, Kaylor focused her talents on education, working with middle school students through Citizen Schools. Kaylor is currently working on a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. She hopes to spread the word about mobile technology and health, and to inspire young people to become personally invested in maternal and child health across the globe. __________________________________________________      kaylor@medicmobile.org
Kaylor Garcia, Media Associate. A firm believer in the power of communication to educate and inspire action, Kaylor is excited to be a part of Medic Mobile’s media campaign. After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Public Health Education from American University in 2009, Kaylor focused her talents on education, working with middle school students through Citizen Schools. Kaylor is currently working on a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. She hopes to spread the word about mobile technology and health, and to inspire young people to become personally invested in maternal and child health across the globe. __________________________________________________ kaylor@medicmobile.org
Design & Products
Dianna Kane, Senior Designer.	

As Medic’s Senior Designer, Dianna’s role is to befriend community health workers and leverage human-centered design to translate insights into practical tools. Dianna has over seven years’ experience in global health, and has written heath systems strengthening plans with the Clinton Foundation in Rwanda, consulted on maternal health and malaria control for HealthRight International in Kenya and Nepal, and launched a family strengthening initiative for vulnerable families in Cape Town. She served on the founding team of the grassroots organization CHOSA, co-created the mHealth platform Kumbu Health, and has a patent pending for a medical iPhone app. Prior to joining Medic, Dianna worked on a health and social equity initiative with the Alameda County Public Health Department in Oakland, CA. Dianna earned a BA in Urban Studies from Fordham University and an MPhil in HIV/AIDS & Society from the University of Cape Town.

dianna@medicmobile.org · @diannakane
Dianna Kane, Senior Designer. As Medic’s Senior Designer, Dianna’s role is to befriend community health workers and leverage human-centered design to translate insights into practical tools. Dianna has over seven years’ experience in global health, and has written heath systems strengthening plans with the Clinton Foundation in Rwanda, consulted on maternal health and malaria control for HealthRight International in Kenya and Nepal, and launched a family strengthening initiative for vulnerable families in Cape Town. She served on the founding team of the grassroots organization CHOSA, co-created the mHealth platform Kumbu Health, and has a patent pending for a medical iPhone app. Prior to joining Medic, Dianna worked on a health and social equity initiative with the Alameda County Public Health Department in Oakland, CA. Dianna earned a BA in Urban Studies from Fordham University and an MPhil in HIV/AIDS & Society from the University of Cape Town. dianna@medicmobile.org · @diannakane
Marc Abbyad, Product Manager.

While living in rural Malawi Marc volunteered his IT skills at the local hospital, allowing him to connect with incredible people and see how his skills could be applied in a meaningful way to promote health care. Marc comes to Medic Mobile with a degree in software engineering and a Masters in bioresource engineering. He has experience developing firmware and wireless communication software for security cameras in taxis, as well as extensive experience with front and back end web development. He speaks French, English, and some Spanish, and always travels with a Frisbee. Marc enjoys problem solving and working in diverse settings, whether he is managing Medic Mobile projects in West Africa or helping out on the software development team. __________________________________________________ marc@medicmobile.org·@marcabbyad
Marc Abbyad, Product Manager. While living in rural Malawi Marc volunteered his IT skills at the local hospital, allowing him to connect with incredible people and see how his skills could be applied in a meaningful way to promote health care. Marc comes to Medic Mobile with a degree in software engineering and a Masters in bioresource engineering. He has experience developing firmware and wireless communication software for security cameras in taxis, as well as extensive experience with front and back end web development. He speaks French, English, and some Spanish, and always travels with a Frisbee. Marc enjoys problem solving and working in diverse settings, whether he is managing Medic Mobile projects in West Africa or helping out on the software development team. __________________________________________________ marc@medicmobile.org·@marcabbyad
David Brown, Chief Technology Officer.
Dave works with the rest of the software team at Medic to build fantastic web and mobile applications. Having served for over ten years at two large academic medical centers in the United States, Dave has extensive experience writing software that empowers public health and research. Dave holds a degree in Computer Science from a small Quaker liberal arts college in the Midwest, where he experimented with writing in English, but quickly returned to writing in C. Dave is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, has co-authored work in several peer-reviewed medical journals, and — confidentially — can’t seem to break his distance-running habit. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wonderful wife and two surly-but-adorable cats. As evidenced here, he’s not good with cameras — but seems to do fine with most other types of technology. __________________________________________________      dave@medicmobile.org
David Brown, Chief Technology Officer. Dave works with the rest of the software team at Medic to build fantastic web and mobile applications. Having served for over ten years at two large academic medical centers in the United States, Dave has extensive experience writing software that empowers public health and research. Dave holds a degree in Computer Science from a small Quaker liberal arts college in the Midwest, where he experimented with writing in English, but quickly returned to writing in C. Dave is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, has co-authored work in several peer-reviewed medical journals, and — confidentially — can’t seem to break his distance-running habit. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wonderful wife and two surly-but-adorable cats. As evidenced here, he’s not good with cameras — but seems to do fine with most other types of technology. __________________________________________________ dave@medicmobile.org
Milan Andric, Senior Web Developer.            Milan is a web developer with over 10 years of experience and will focus on bringing Medic Mobile to the web. He joins us from Analyte Health, a startup working on patient care and building online clinics. Prior to that he was the lead developer on News21 and KDMC at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He also developed Repsheet and collaborated on WindyCitizen. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.A. pursuing an independent major delving into computer science, art and design. Described by many as an old soul, he bows to wisdom yet maintains enough fire to risk the odds. __________________________________________________      milan@medicmobile.org · @mandric
Milan Andric, Senior Web Developer. Milan is a web developer with over 10 years of experience and will focus on bringing Medic Mobile to the web. He joins us from Analyte Health, a startup working on patient care and building online clinics. Prior to that he was the lead developer on News21 and KDMC at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He also developed Repsheet and collaborated on WindyCitizen. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.A. pursuing an independent major delving into computer science, art and design. Described by many as an old soul, he bows to wisdom yet maintains enough fire to risk the odds. __________________________________________________ milan@medicmobile.org · @mandric
Rowan Crawford, Senior Web Developer. Rowan has ten years’ experience writing healthcare software. His affection for CoffeeScript has nothing to do with his feelings towards caffeine. Before becoming a software developer he was a community pharmacist in New Zealand and the UK. He now lives in Auckland, maintains the fyi.org.nz freedom of information site, and has aspirations of becoming an amateur apiarist if a bee swarm will just cooperate. __________________________________________________      rowan@medicmobile.org
Rowan Crawford, Senior Web Developer. Rowan has ten years’ experience writing healthcare software. His affection for CoffeeScript has nothing to do with his feelings towards caffeine. Before becoming a software developer he was a community pharmacist in New Zealand and the UK. He now lives in Auckland, maintains the fyi.org.nz freedom of information site, and has aspirations of becoming an amateur apiarist if a bee swarm will just cooperate. __________________________________________________ rowan@medicmobile.org
Caolan McMahon, Senior Web Developer.     caolan@medicmobile.org
Caolan McMahon, Senior Web Developer. caolan@medicmobile.org
Regional Teams
Maeghan Orton, Africa Regional Director. Maeghan has a mind for business, a passion for people and a mission to bring innovative technologies to bear on grass-roots challenges. As a business student at the University of Waterloo, she lived in Uganda and worked with HIV-positive women to create a micro-credit & health program. With these women, she first experienced the strength in unity of a community working together for change. She later received an MSc in International Health from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, and became enthralled with appropriate technology in global health. She has seven years of experience in the financial & international development sectors, specializing in maternal and child health. Maeghan always travels with rock climbing shoes and a small coffee maker, evidence of her two major addictions. She has lived in twelve countries in North America, Africa, the Caribbean and Europe and now manages Medic's East Africa programs from a base in Nairobi.    maeghan@medicmobile.org
Maeghan Orton, Africa Regional Director. Maeghan has a mind for business, a passion for people and a mission to bring innovative technologies to bear on grass-roots challenges. As a business student at the University of Waterloo, she lived in Uganda and worked with HIV-positive women to create a micro-credit & health program. With these women, she first experienced the strength in unity of a community working together for change. She later received an MSc in International Health from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, and became enthralled with appropriate technology in global health. She has seven years of experience in the financial & international development sectors, specializing in maternal and child health. Maeghan always travels with rock climbing shoes and a small coffee maker, evidence of her two major addictions. She has lived in twelve countries in North America, Africa, the Caribbean and Europe and now manages Medic's East Africa programs from a base in Nairobi. maeghan@medicmobile.org
Humphrey Mwaura, Project Manager - Humphrey is an international development expert with cross-sectoral technical expertise in information communication technologies, program management and training & technical assistance. For over 8 years he has worked in East, West and Southern Africa on projects funded by U.S Agency for International Development, World Bank Group, UK department of International Development and Technical Center for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA). 

Prior to coming to Medic, Humphrey served as the Regional Representative for First Voice International, ensuring program implementation and effectiveness for the organization's program activity in 21 countries in Africa. He holds B.Sc. in Computer Science and M.Sc. (expected, Dec 2013) in computer science from University of Nairobi.    humphrey@medicmobile.org
Humphrey Mwaura, Project Manager - Humphrey is an international development expert with cross-sectoral technical expertise in information communication technologies, program management and training & technical assistance. For over 8 years he has worked in East, West and Southern Africa on projects funded by U.S Agency for International Development, World Bank Group, UK department of International Development and Technical Center for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA). Prior to coming to Medic, Humphrey served as the Regional Representative for First Voice International, ensuring program implementation and effectiveness for the organization's program activity in 21 countries in Africa. He holds B.Sc. in Computer Science and M.Sc. (expected, Dec 2013) in computer science from University of Nairobi. humphrey@medicmobile.org
Enock Musyoka, Project Manager - Enock joined Medic from FrontlineSMS where he worked to design and refine their Payment View platform. He has worked as the coordinator for a weekly talk show for young urbanites in Nairobi. Also worked as a database and service specialist at Information System Solutions Limited(ISAS). With the mobile technology knowhow he his enthusiastic on mobile innovations and global health through research to ensure attainment of better resource when it comes to product development. Enock has a Bachelors Degree in Business Information Technology. Enock loves cooking, contrary to the popular belief in Africa that men cannot cook, hiking and camping in endangered forests.    enock@medicmobile.org
Enock Musyoka, Project Manager - Enock joined Medic from FrontlineSMS where he worked to design and refine their Payment View platform. He has worked as the coordinator for a weekly talk show for young urbanites in Nairobi. Also worked as a database and service specialist at Information System Solutions Limited(ISAS). With the mobile technology knowhow he his enthusiastic on mobile innovations and global health through research to ensure attainment of better resource when it comes to product development. Enock has a Bachelors Degree in Business Information Technology. Enock loves cooking, contrary to the popular belief in Africa that men cannot cook, hiking and camping in endangered forests. enock@medicmobile.org
Regina Mutuku, Project Manager.
Regina joined Medic Mobile from Kenya’s leading Mobile Network Operator, Safaricom, where she supported clients and worked as a project analyst. She is currently enrolled in a graduate course in Development Finance at Stellenbosch University and is passionate about initiatives that target health, finance and economic development in low income countries. She sees working with Medic Mobile as an opportunity to merge her knowledge of mobile technology platforms and skill in user centered support and innovation with her passion for development initiatives. Regina lives in Nairobi Kenya and loves spending her free days catching up and spending time with her family and friends. When not socializing she immerses herself in books and envisioning ventures.           regina@medicmobile.org
Regina Mutuku, Project Manager. Regina joined Medic Mobile from Kenya’s leading Mobile Network Operator, Safaricom, where she supported clients and worked as a project analyst. She is currently enrolled in a graduate course in Development Finance at Stellenbosch University and is passionate about initiatives that target health, finance and economic development in low income countries. She sees working with Medic Mobile as an opportunity to merge her knowledge of mobile technology platforms and skill in user centered support and innovation with her passion for development initiatives. Regina lives in Nairobi Kenya and loves spending her free days catching up and spending time with her family and friends. When not socializing she immerses herself in books and envisioning ventures. regina@medicmobile.org
Jane Katanu: a public health specialist with a passion for equitable access to quality health care for all. The backdrop for my zeal in community health is an inequitable health system in Kenya that favours rich and middle class people who live in urban areas. My driving force is to reduce the indisputable loss of lives of women and children living in rural underserved communities of Kenya. Thanks to Medic Mobile we are bringing positive health impact to these communities by leveraging mobile technology to help tackle public health challenges that have contributed to poor health outcomes in disconnected communities. I have a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Nairobi and a Master’s of Science in Public Health from Kenyatta University. Previously I worked for African Infectious Diseases Village Clinics (AIDVC) based at Mbirikani, Loitoktok, serving the underserved pastoralist Maasai community in Kenya. I love hiking and camping and playing with children.   jane@medicmobile.org
Jane Katanu: a public health specialist with a passion for equitable access to quality health care for all. The backdrop for my zeal in community health is an inequitable health system in Kenya that favours rich and middle class people who live in urban areas. My driving force is to reduce the indisputable loss of lives of women and children living in rural underserved communities of Kenya. Thanks to Medic Mobile we are bringing positive health impact to these communities by leveraging mobile technology to help tackle public health challenges that have contributed to poor health outcomes in disconnected communities. I have a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Nairobi and a Master’s of Science in Public Health from Kenyatta University. Previously I worked for African Infectious Diseases Village Clinics (AIDVC) based at Mbirikani, Loitoktok, serving the underserved pastoralist Maasai community in Kenya. I love hiking and camping and playing with children. jane@medicmobile.org

Jay Evans is the Regional Director for Asia at Medic Mobile and is currently based in Nepal. Jay was previously the Senior Advisor for Global Business Planning at the American Cancer Society. Jay has over 12 years of experience in international development in Asia, Europe, and Latin America in the fields of public health and housing. Education: BA in International Affairs cum laude from George Washington University, MS in Development Economics from The University of Pennsylvania, Department Chairman’s award for academic excellence. Jay’s team has managed dozens of public health and development projects around the globe in countries such as: Mexico, Brazil, Honduras, India, Bangladesh, Egypt, Singapore, Russia and Costa Rica. jay@medicmobile.org
Jay Evans is the Regional Director for Asia at Medic Mobile and is currently based in Nepal. Jay was previously the Senior Advisor for Global Business Planning at the American Cancer Society. Jay has over 12 years of experience in international development in Asia, Europe, and Latin America in the fields of public health and housing. Education: BA in International Affairs cum laude from George Washington University, MS in Development Economics from The University of Pennsylvania, Department Chairman’s award for academic excellence. Jay’s team has managed dozens of public health and development projects around the globe in countries such as: Mexico, Brazil, Honduras, India, Bangladesh, Egypt, Singapore, Russia and Costa Rica. jay@medicmobile.org
Shreya Bhatt, India Program Manager. Shreya oversees the development and implementation of Medic’s programs in India. She came to Medic Mobile with six years of experience in the financial and international development sectors. Working with non-profit and multilateral organizations including UNICEF, Teach for India and Trickle Up, she has conducted research and impact evaluations for programs in education, livelihoods, and socio-economic empowerment. She believes that it takes innovative approaches to solve the world’s toughest development challenges, and is fascinated by the role that technology plays in achieving that end.  

Shreya earned a BSc in Finance from NYU and a Master of International Affairs in Economic Development from Columbia University.         shreya@medicmobile.org
Shreya Bhatt, India Program Manager. Shreya oversees the development and implementation of Medic’s programs in India. She came to Medic Mobile with six years of experience in the financial and international development sectors. Working with non-profit and multilateral organizations including UNICEF, Teach for India and Trickle Up, she has conducted research and impact evaluations for programs in education, livelihoods, and socio-economic empowerment. She believes that it takes innovative approaches to solve the world’s toughest development challenges, and is fascinated by the role that technology plays in achieving that end. Shreya earned a BSc in Finance from NYU and a Master of International Affairs in Economic Development from Columbia University. shreya@medicmobile.org
Ranju Sharma, Nepal Project Manager. Ranju comes to the Medic Mobile team from our partner Nyaya Health, where she was the founding Community Health Director and helped start a Medic Mobile pilot project involving SIM apps for community health worker and facility data collection. __________________________________________________      ranju@medicmobile.org
Ranju Sharma, Nepal Project Manager. Ranju comes to the Medic Mobile team from our partner Nyaya Health, where she was the founding Community Health Director and helped start a Medic Mobile pilot project involving SIM apps for community health worker and facility data collection. __________________________________________________ ranju@medicmobile.org
Amanda Schiff, Toolkit Manager.

When Amanda is asked what her dream job is, the answer is simple: to do something good for the world and to have fun doing it. She believes Medic Mobile is the perfect place to accomplish that goal.  While working at MIT, Amanda became passionate about using mobile data collection for information and decision support during a disaster. After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, she led the analysis on a multi-sector needs assessment which surveyed over 10,000 households, and saw firsthand how access to real-time quantitative information could enhance aid distribution and prioritization decisions. Since then, Amanda has found a new passion in applying a similar philosophy to health systems, using access to information and communication to positively influence health outcomes.  Before joining Medic, she worked with Partners In Health to design and implement an mHealth system to manage a cholera vaccination campaign in rural Haiti. As Medic Mobile’s toolkit manager, Amanda ensures that the team is leveraging appropriate technology, whether it’s software developed by Medic or in the open source community, to serve each project.   Amanda studied applied physics and astronomy at Cornell University. ____________________________ amanda@medicmobile.org
Amanda Schiff, Toolkit Manager. When Amanda is asked what her dream job is, the answer is simple: to do something good for the world and to have fun doing it. She believes Medic Mobile is the perfect place to accomplish that goal.  While working at MIT, Amanda became passionate about using mobile data collection for information and decision support during a disaster. After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, she led the analysis on a multi-sector needs assessment which surveyed over 10,000 households, and saw firsthand how access to real-time quantitative information could enhance aid distribution and prioritization decisions. Since then, Amanda has found a new passion in applying a similar philosophy to health systems, using access to information and communication to positively influence health outcomes.  Before joining Medic, she worked with Partners In Health to design and implement an mHealth system to manage a cholera vaccination campaign in rural Haiti. As Medic Mobile’s toolkit manager, Amanda ensures that the team is leveraging appropriate technology, whether it’s software developed by Medic or in the open source community, to serve each project.   Amanda studied applied physics and astronomy at Cornell University. ____________________________ amanda@medicmobile.org
Research Group
Isaac Holeman, Cofounder.
Isaac cofounded Medic Mobile and until 2012 he focused on the organization’s impact strategy, building the team from 0 to 20+ employees, designing first versions of Medic Mobile’s SIM card and web applications, and developing human centered design as an organization-wide competency.   He was named mhealth innovator of the year in 2011, awarded Echoing Green, Compton and Pamplin fellowships, and inducted into the Better World By Design hall of fame. He is currently a Gates Cambridge Scholar pursuing a PhD in organization studies. He believes in the powerful importance of every human soul, and likes you just for being you.     isaac@medicmobile.org  ~  www.isaacholeman.org
Isaac Holeman, Cofounder. Isaac cofounded Medic Mobile and until 2012 he focused on the organization’s impact strategy, building the team from 0 to 20+ employees, designing first versions of Medic Mobile’s SIM card and web applications, and developing human centered design as an organization-wide competency. He was named mhealth innovator of the year in 2011, awarded Echoing Green, Compton and Pamplin fellowships, and inducted into the Better World By Design hall of fame. He is currently a Gates Cambridge Scholar pursuing a PhD in organization studies. He believes in the powerful importance of every human soul, and likes you just for being you. isaac@medicmobile.org ~ www.isaacholeman.org
Alex Harsha, Field Research Manager. alex@medicmobile.org
Alex Harsha, Field Research Manager. alex@medicmobile.org

 
 
 
 
 

Our Story

Medic Mobile began when a few students at Stanford and Lewis & Clark started using a free software application called FrontlineSMS to coordinate community health workers at St Gabriel’s Hospital. We weren’t software developers or medical doctors—just passionate, thoughtful people who enjoyed tinkering and realized that we could use technology to improve health care in very challenging settings. Building on early successes in Malawi, we’ve since helped more than fifty organizations use technology to improve health services in more than twenty countries.

Our broader toolkit now includes software we’ve developed as well as open source software created by other organizations. We’ve stayed true to the idea that the greatest health impact per dollar invested comes from making use of tools that are already available, rather than developing something new for each project. As a tech company that’s constantly fired up about health impact, we’re proud to have supported some outstanding health care providers. One hundred percent of our impact comes from helping our partners access mobile technology that can improve the services they provide.


Board of Directors

Amy Norris, Chief Legal Counsel at Clif Bar & Company
Greg Ennis, Managing Director of Peninsula Ventures
Isaac Holeman, Cofounder of Medic Mobile, Gates Cambridge Scholar
Josh Nesbit, CEO of Medic Mobile
Roni Zeiger, CEO of Smart Patients & former Chief Health Strategist at Google
Susan Nesbitt, Independent Consultant & former Deputy Director of Craigslist Foundation

Advisory Board

Ken Banks, Founder of FrontlineSMS and Kiwanja.net
Paul Biondich, Co-Founder of OpenMRS and Director of WHO Collaborating Center for Medical Informatics
Francesca Garrett, Chief Operating Officer at the Patient Institute
Erik Hersman, Co-Founder of Ushahidi and iHub Nairobi, TED Senior Fellow
Raina Kumra, Director of the Agency for Holistic Branding
Kevin Starr, Managing Director of the Mulago Foundation
Bill Siemering, Founding Director at National Public Radio, Founder of Developing Radio Partners