As Director, Programs, Carla Blauvelt, based out of Malawi, supports the Vice President in the oversight of program quality and development of standards for program management across VillageReach programs and leads the multi-country Transitioning Well Initiative for the seamless transfer of ownership of identified programs from VillageReach to Governments and other partners. She helps develop frameworks and standards for effective transitions throughout VillageReach’s portfolio, as well as working with donors, governments, and other social impact organizations to amplify transitioning well practices and create transformational change. Ms. Blauvelt is also the innovation focal point for the organization and leads replication efforts for the Malawi MOH and VillageReach’s Health Center by Phone. In her previous role, Ms. Blauvelt was the Country Director for VillageReach in Malawi, she managed a multidisciplinary team of over 70 employees, leading the team in streamlining policies and procedures, improving communication and supervision structures, and effectively managing personnel, as well as providing strategic technical guidance for all programs in Malawi.
Prior to VillageReach, Carla was the Country Representative for The Carter Center in South Sudan, where The Carter Center supported the South Sudan Ministry of Health’s Guinea Worm Eradication Program and Trachoma 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, developed Quality Assurance Standard Operating Procedures for Partners in Health in Peru, and helped coordinate a clinical vaccine trial for Rotavirus in Kenya