Director of Programs, Malawi
As Director of Programs, Carla is responsible for the leadership and administration of the VillageReach Malawi country office including the management of a multidisciplinary team of nearly 30 employees and various country programs in supply chain, mHealth, maternal and child health, human resources, and community health. In her role, Carla serves as the primary representative of the organization to stakeholders in Malawi including the Ministry of Health, donors, and program partners and to VillageReach’s Seattle headquarters.
Prior to VillageReach, Carla was the Country Representative for the Carter Center in South Sudan, where The Carter Center led a Guinea Worm Eradication Program and Trichoma Control Program. Prior to becoming Country Representative, Carla held a number of technical positions within The Carter Center South Sudan office, including technical advisor, Epidemiologist/Data Manager, and Deputy Country Representative. She also served as Research Coordinator for Maternal and Newborn Programs at Johns Hopkins University and helped coordinate a clinical vaccine trial for Rotavirus in Kenya for CDC. Carla started her global health career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya.