About Our Team


RickSteketeeRichard Steketee
Project director,  MACEPA

Richard Steketee is the director of the Malaria Control and Elimination Partnership in Africa (MACEPA), a program at PATH. He provides overall management, design, and technical leadership for this now more-than-ten-year effort supporting national malaria control programs in sub-Saharan Africa to scale up their effective intervention programs and, most recently, to strengthen their capacities to strive for malaria elimination.

Richard has over 30 years of experience in public and preventative health, including 21 years with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where he completed his tenure as chief of the Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases. He earned his BA and MPH from Harvard University, and his MD is from the University of Cincinnati.

DuncanEarleDuncan Earle
Director for country programs, MACEPA

Duncan Earle is the director for country programs of MACEPA. He is responsible for the leadership of MACEPA’s field operations in Africa and its engagement with national programs and regional and global partnership mechanisms.

Duncan has nearly 30 years of experience in international development, including 14 years managing HIV/AIDS prevention and family planning programs in Africa and Asia. He has spent the past nine years working with global donors, national governments, and health partnerships to support scale-up of national strategies to address infectious diseases. Duncan earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard University.

Asefaw GetachewAsefaw Getachew
Senior technical advisor, MACEPA Ethiopia

Asefaw Getachew is a senior technical advisor for MACEPA as well as its country representative in Ethiopia. He works in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health and others to implement recommendations for the Ethiopia National Malaria Indicator Survey.

A biologist trained in malaria control programming, Asefaw has more than two decades of experience in managing control of malaria and other vector-borne diseases in different parts of Ethiopia. His recent service in the health sector includes operational research and teaching. Asefaw received his MSc specializing in medical entomology and applied parasitology from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and his MA specializing in climate and society from Columbia University.

EdHedvall2Edwin Hedvall
Senior administrative officer, MACEPA

Drawing upon 16 years of global health experience in budget development, procurement, contract administration, and program management, Edwin Hedvall leads MACEPA’s budgeting process. He drafts, negotiates, administers, and monitors the program’s contracts and subagreements, and collaborates in the development of annual work plans, the allocation of labor and resources, and the establishment of project management and support systems.

Prior to joining PATH in 2007, Edwin worked for five years at the USAID Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance, where he served first as program operations assistant and then as program operations specialist for the resources team.

John Miller 2John Miller
Senior malaria technical advisor, MACEPA Zambia

John Miller is responsible for in-country technical guidance for MACEPA, overseeing monitoring and evaluation activities related to program implementation and impact and operations research. He is based in Lusaka, Zambia.

Prior to joining PATH, John established the global surveillance and monitoring database for malaria for the World Health Organization’s Roll Back Malaria (RBM) program and produced the 2005 World Malaria Report and the 2003 Africa Malaria Report. He was instrumental in organizing the RBM Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group in 2002 and assisted in developing global monitoring and evaluation strategy and tools for RBM. John received his doctorate in epidemiology and information systems from Tulane University. He also holds an MPH from Tulane University, an MA in international relations from the University of Kent in England, and a BS in biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

KammSchneider3 - CopyKammerle Schneider
Deputy director, MACEPA

Kammerle Schneider is the lead of MACEPA’s policy and planning team responsible for analyzing and influencing changes in policy, planning, and systems to accelerate the introduction and scale of new tools and approaches for malaria elimination.

Previously, Kammerle worked with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative where she managed policy research and advocacy activities to accelerate the development of, and future global access to, a preventative AIDS vaccine. Prior to that, she was the assistant director of the Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Kammerle holds a master of international affairs from Columbia University and a BA from the University of Washington.





Adem Agmas
Senior surveillance officer








Belendia Serda
Senior technical officer,
health information systems









Berhane Tesfay
Senior technical advisor








Asnakew Yeshiwondim
Senior program officer








Ashley Bennett
Policy officer








Hana Bilak
Senior program officer








Cassi Flint
Communications associate








Maya Fraser
Research associate








Michael Hainsworth
Senior monitoring and evaluation officer








Sunny Hong
Senior program assistant








Manny Lewis
Communications editor








Rachel Turkel
Senior program assistant








Morgan Van Dyke
Project administrator








Wendy Vienneau
Project administrator








Mamadou Bismoy
Communications and advocacy officer








Ouleymatou Diop
Senior program assistant








Jean-Louis Lankia
Program officer








Fagueye Sonko
Policy and advocacy associate









Sosenna Assefa
Senior project/team leader








Hazel Chabala
Program assistant








Javan Chanda
RS and entomological surveillance officer








Sandra Chishimba
Laboratory scientist








Elizabeth Chiyende
Community engagement officer








Todd Jennings
Communications and policy team leader








Kedrick Katongo
Project administrator








Chris Lungu
Monitoring and evaluation officer








Brenda Mambwe
Laboratory assistant








Muleba Matafwali
Planning and procurement coordinator








Mulenga Matches
Financial accounting officer








Abdi Mohamed
Senior advisor and coordinator,
malaria elimination








Conceptor Mulube
Laboratory assistant








Chipepo Musonda
Procurement and logistics associate








Mulenga Mwenda-Chimfwembe
Laboratory scientist








Jenala Nyangyu
Study coordinator








Veronica Nyirongo
Program assistant








Marie-Reine Rutagwera
Malaria surveillance specialist








Kochelani Saili
Entomological surveillance officer








Chilumba Sikombe
Applied behavioral communications officer








Kafula Silumbe
Monitoring and evaluation officer