Who We Are

  • Jodi Ansel, BBA
    Administrative Manager

    Jodi Ansel has worked in international development for 25+ years, specializing in program operations, grants management, and administration. As Administrative Manager for Global Health, she is responsible for pre- and post-award management of a portfolio of domestic and international grants and contracts. She monitors all financial aspects and sponsor requirements of awards, with a focus on international subcontracts. Jodi provides technical assistance on best practices for the financial management of MGH Global Health’s contract and grants with our in-country grants management collaborators and principal investigators.

    Jodi Ansel has worked in international development for 25+ years, specializing in program operations, grants management, and administration. As Administrative Manager for Global Health, she is responsible for pre- and post-award management of a portfolio of domestic and international grants and contracts. She monitors all financial aspects and sponsor requirements of awards, with a focus on international subcontracts. Jodi provides technical assistance on best practices for the financial management of MGH Global Health’s contract and grants with our in-country grants management collaborators and principal investigators.

    Before coming to MGH, Jodi worked at the home office of Pathfinder International, a US-based, international NGO dedicated to sexual and reproductive health and rights. She was a technical specialist for program systems, serving as a resource for the organization’s development and use of program systems to promote quality management throughout the project life cycle.  Jodi received a Bachelor in Business Administration from UMASS/Amherst.

  • Sandra Butler, MPH
    Senior Manager, Global Business Strategy, CAMTech

    Sandra is the Senior Manager, Global Business Strategy for the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech), a program within the MGH Center for Global Health that is focused on accelerating medical technology innovation to improve health outcomes in resource-limited settings. 

    Sandra is the Senior Manager, Global Business Strategy for the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech), a program within the MGH Center for Global Health that is focused on accelerating medical technology innovation to improve health outcomes in resource-limited settings. 

    Prior to joining CAMTech, Sandra spent seven years working on USAID-funded programs, including two years living in Uganda working in zoonotic outbreak mitigation and response.  Most recently, Sandra moved to the private sector and worked in medication adherence in the domestic healthcare space followed by pandemic preparedness and vaccine manufacturing.  She is passionate about working at the intersection of business value and social value.  Sandra holds her BA from Colgate University and her MPH from Boston University School of Public Health.

  • Jon Chu
    Grant Administrator

    Jon joined MGH Global Health in August 2016 as a Grant Administrator.  He currently provides pre-award and post-award grants management support to Drs. Lynn Matthews, Mark Siedner, and Alexander Tsai for their essential HIV-related work in Africa.

    Jon joined MGH Global Health in August 2016 as a Grant Administrator.  He currently provides pre-award and post-award grants management support to Drs. Lynn Matthews, Mark Siedner, and Alexander Tsai for their essential HIV-related work in Africa.

    Previously, Jon served in Madagascar as a Peace Corps volunteer and worked in Denver as a medical case manager providing assistance to individuals diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Most recently, he worked as grant administrator at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard in Cambridge.

    He holds a B.S. in Biology from SUNY Geneseo in NY and M.A. in International Development from the Korbel School for International Studies in CO.

  • Nicholas Diamond, MPH
    Marketing and Communications Manager, CAMTech

    Nicholas is the Marketing and Communications Manager at CAMTech, where he leads the marketing and communications strategy for CAMTech and partners with CAMTech staff in India and Uganda to support international events and programs. He manages internal and external communications, including social media and press outreach. Nicholas is a graduate of the Boston University School of Public Health, and he received a graduate certificate in African Studies from the Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies. He speaks French and Wolof and is focused on improving health in vulnerable populations through strategic communications.

  • Lindsey Garrison
    Project Manager

    At MGH Global Health, Lindsey is responsible for managing an NIH-funded project that aims to analyze young women’s adherence to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for prevention of HIV in Thika and Kisumu, Kenya, and learn more about the risk analysis each woman conducts in deciding when she will start and stop taking PrEP.

    At MGH Global Health, Lindsey is responsible for managing an NIH-funded project that aims to analyze young women’s adherence to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for prevention of HIV in Thika and Kisumu, Kenya, and learn more about the risk analysis each woman conducts in deciding when she will start and stop taking PrEP.

    Prior to joining the Center for Global Health as a Project Manager in the research group, Lindsey worked at the FXB Center of the Harvard School of Public Health. There she was a Research Assistant with the Disaster Response and Resilience Program and worked with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative to develop interactive case studies evaluating previous disaster response.


    Lindsey holds a BA in public administration and public health from Elon University, and an MPH in global health from Boston University, with a concentration in program management and infectious diseases.

  • Kristen Giambusso, MPH
    Project Manager, Global Disaster Response

    Kristen is a Project Manager for Mass General Global Health working with the Disaster Response Team and Administration. Kristen began her career at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as a project coordinator and went on to obtain her Master of Public Health degree from Boston University School of Public Health focusing on International Health.

    Kristen is a Project Manager for Mass General Global Health working with the Disaster Response Team and Administration. Kristen began her career at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as a project coordinator and went on to obtain her Master of Public Health degree from Boston University School of Public Health focusing on International Health.

    She has overseas work experience in Zimbabwe and Peru and has most recently been working primarily in clinical research at the University of California at San Francisco. Kristen received a Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) certificate from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and has volunteered administratively with the International Rescue Committee and as a disaster action team responder with the American Red Cross.

  • Yodeline Guillaume, MA
    Research Associate

    Yodeline provides research and technical assistance for the implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive cholera control intervention in Haiti. She holds an M.A. in Sociology from Northeastern University with a concentration on the social structures that create and reproduce inequalities, including health disparities. In her current role, she is particularly interested in the social dimensions and dynamics of cholera in Haiti. Prior to joining MGH Global Health, she worked and volunteered with various academic, medical, and non-profit institutions aiming to improve health and education outcomes for marginalized groups in both the U.S. and Haiti.

  • Jessica Kenney
    Program Manager, Global Medicine Program

    Jessica Kenney is the Program Manager for the Global Medicine Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Prior to joining the MGH Global Health, she provided immigration services to Partners-affiliated hospitals as a Senior Advisor in the International Office, and was an Account Manager for two Boston based marketing agencies, Arnold Worldwide and AMP Agency.

    Jessica Kenney is the Program Manager for the Global Medicine Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Prior to joining the MGH Global Health, she provided immigration services to Partners-affiliated hospitals as a Senior Advisor in the International Office, and was an Account Manager for two Boston based marketing agencies, Arnold Worldwide and AMP Agency.

    Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Development and Applied Economics from the University of Vermont and a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in International Health from Boston University.  During her MPH program, she worked as part of a field team in Kenya to evaluate the Community Health Worker component of the Community Health Strategy in partnership with the Ministry of Health, and she also co-created a tablet-based CommCare HQ mHealth application for Companeros Eñ Salud to assist medical residents with the active case finding of chronic disease in Chiapas, Mexico.  Jessica is dedicated improving access to health care globally and promoting international collaboration.

  • Brett MacAulay
    Web Designer

    A graduate of Simon's Rock, Brett has worked for Mass General since 2004. He previously served as IT Manager for a Cambridge-based tech company and worked in the music industry as a performer, recording engineer, photographer, and designer. Recent projects include Allergy Pathway, Heading Home Healthy and ID Images.

  • Lindsey Martin, NP
    Deputy Director of Field Operations, Global Disaster Response

    Lindsey is a the Deputy Director of Field Operations for Mass General Hospital Global Disaster Response. Lindsey is trained as a critical care Nurse Practitioner with a focus on surgical critical care and trauma. After starting her NP career at University of Maryland Medical Center-Shock Trauma she joined the Blake 12 surgical ICU at Mass General in 2015. Lindsey’s work in disaster response began at the same time as a volunteer on the Global Disaster Response Team. Her deployments have included the 2015 Nepal Earthquake, 2016  Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, 2017 Hurricane Harvey in Houston and Maria in Puerto Rico. She has assumed the role of Team Leader on multiple deployments most recently leading a 26 member medical EMAC to Ponce, Puerto Rico. In addition she has participated in multiple training exercises and disaster simulations with MGH and its partner organizations. 

    Lindsey is a the Deputy Director of Field Operations for Mass General Hospital Global Disaster Response. Lindsey is trained as a critical care Nurse Practitioner with a focus on surgical critical care and trauma. After starting her NP career at University of Maryland Medical Center-Shock Trauma she joined the Blake 12 surgical ICU at Mass General in 2015. Lindsey’s work in disaster response began at the same time as a volunteer on the Global Disaster Response Team. Her deployments have included the 2015 Nepal Earthquake, 2016  Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, 2017 Hurricane Harvey in Houston and Maria in Puerto Rico. She has assumed the role of Team Leader on multiple deployments most recently leading a 26 member medical EMAC to Ponce, Puerto Rico. In addition she has participated in multiple training exercises and disaster simulations with MGH and its partner organizations. 

    Lindsey also has worked as public health clinical faculty at Northeastern University and has training in wilderness medicine and pre-hospital care as an EMT. Other international work includes volunteering with the Treatment Action Campaign in South Africa. She will be starting her Masters in Global Public health this year at Brown University.

  • Francine Parker
    Assistant to Dr. Hilarie Cranmer

    Francine has over 20 years of experience in the areas of administration, events management, marketing and operations supporting domestic and international programs in the IT sector.  As a Staff Assistant for Global Disaster Response, her work includes helping clinicians prepare for disaster response deployments from an operations and logistics perspective.  She helps the team produce events (trainings and conferences) from conception through completion and also provide assistance with post-event/disaster reporting and analysis. 

    Francine has over 20 years of experience in the areas of administration, events management, marketing and operations supporting domestic and international programs in the IT sector.  As a Staff Assistant for Global Disaster Response, her work includes helping clinicians prepare for disaster response deployments from an operations and logistics perspective.  She helps the team produce events (trainings and conferences) from conception through completion and also provide assistance with post-event/disaster reporting and analysis. 

    Francine is a graduate of Emmanuel College and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, as well as a Project Management Certificate from Northern Essex Community College.

  • Kerry Phelan
    Administrative Staff Assistant to Dr. Louise Ivers

    Kerry Phelan joined MGH Global Health in 2018.  She is responsible for providing administrative support to the Executive Director, Dr. Louise Ivers, while maintaining a close and highly responsive relationship to all members of the department, and performing several cross-center administrative functions.

    Kerry Phelan joined MGH Global Health in 2018.  She is responsible for providing administrative support to the Executive Director, Dr. Louise Ivers, while maintaining a close and highly responsive relationship to all members of the department, and performing several cross-center administrative functions.

    Previously, she spent 6 years at the MGH Cancer Center as an Operation Associate and Patient Service Coordinator.  She graduated Merrimack College in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Public Health and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration at Endicott College.

  • Justin Rasmussen
    Project Manager

    Justin supports data analysis and coordinates research on-site for a longitudinal microenterprise, water security, health, and social network study in Mbarara, Uganda. He is especially interested in understanding the social and cultural context of mental illness in communities across East Africa.

    Justin supports data analysis and coordinates research on-site for a longitudinal microenterprise, water security, health, and social network study in Mbarara, Uganda. He is especially interested in understanding the social and cultural context of mental illness in communities across East Africa.

    Before joining MGH Global Health in 2016, Justin studied psychology at Macalester College where he completed several projects exploring the history, politics, and geography of health systems in his hometown, Mwanza, Tanzania.

  • Frank Santo
    Grant Administrator, CAMTech

    Frank is the Financial Administrator for CamTECH’s Boston office. Frank began his career as a foster care case manager in the Bronx before leaving the world of social services to explore innovation in the healthcare space. Prior to joining the CAMTech team, Frank worked in various roles for several early-stage healthcare technology start-ups. He is most interested in how technology might be used to make the difficult jobs of front-line health and social service workers easier, and thus improve the efficiency of healthcare delivery systems.  He majored in English Literature at Dartmouth College.

  • Mary Sebert, RN, MPH
    International Nurse Program Manager

    Mary Sebert, RN, MPH is the International Nurse Program Manager for the MGH Center for Global Health, Nursing. Prior to coming to Boston, Ms. Sebert lived and worked in Uganda as a Global Heath Service Partnership volunteer, where she served as a visiting nurse faculty member at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST). During that time, she also served as a mentor in leadership for the nursing faculty, a role that continues through the partnership with MUST.  Her global work started in Romania as a Peace Corps Volunteer, where she worked in the development of Non-Governmental Organizations, specifically those focused on developing health care in the community and providing care for the elderly population.  Ms. Sebert is a registered nurse with more than 30 years of clinical education and managerial experience. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from South Dakota State University and a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Health Administration from the University of Oklahoma.

    Mary Sebert, RN, MPH is the International Nurse Program Manager for the MGH Center for Global Health, Nursing. Prior to coming to Boston, Ms. Sebert lived and worked in Uganda as a Global Heath Service Partnership volunteer, where she served as a visiting nurse faculty member at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST). During that time, she also served as a mentor in leadership for the nursing faculty, a role that continues through the partnership with MUST.  Her global work started in Romania as a Peace Corps Volunteer, where she worked in the development of Non-Governmental Organizations, specifically those focused on developing health care in the community and providing care for the elderly population.  Ms. Sebert is a registered nurse with more than 30 years of clinical education and managerial experience. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from South Dakota State University and a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Health Administration from the University of Oklahoma.

    Presently, Ms. Sebert works with the MGH Global Nursing Fellowship Program, offering short-term fellowships to specialized nurses who provide didactic instruction and clinical mentorship to partner programs in Uganda and Tanzania.  She also conducts an annual 10-day Leadership Training Program for partners in South Africa and Uganda.

  • Elisabeth Tadiri
    Research Assistant

    Elisabeth Tadiri joined MGH Global Health as a Research Assistant in 2017. She currently provides data management and technical support to Haiti-based projects related to cholera transmission as well as Zika virus. Prior to her current work, Elisabeth worked as a Research Assistant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of Global Health Equity, supporting the All Babies Count initiative to reduce neonatal mortality in Rwanda.

    Elisabeth Tadiri joined MGH Global Health as a Research Assistant in 2017. She currently provides data management and technical support to Haiti-based projects related to cholera transmission as well as Zika virus. Prior to her current work, Elisabeth worked as a Research Assistant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of Global Health Equity, supporting the All Babies Count initiative to reduce neonatal mortality in Rwanda.

    Elisabeth graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Community Health, and in Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizational Studies. During her undergraduate program, Elisabeth conducted research in Salvador, Brazil, which focused on geospatial analysis of leishmaniasis incidence in the state of Bahia. She also interned at the World Health Organization Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases, where she assisted in the development of a manual to facilitate modeling and mapping of soil-transmitted helminthiasis prevalence in endemic countries.

  • Radka Stepanska
    Staff Assistant

    Radka Stepanska joined MGH Global Health in 2016. Her primary responsibility involves providing administrative and program support to Principal Investigators. She is responsible for coordinating and managing all communications and administrative support functions for the Principal Investigators.

    Radka Stepanska joined MGH Global Health in 2016. Her primary responsibility involves providing administrative and program support to Principal Investigators. She is responsible for coordinating and managing all communications and administrative support functions for the Principal Investigators.

    Radka manages IRB for researchers’ portfolios, procures equipment and supplies to support research studies in foreign countries, processing wire transfers, handles foreign travel reservations and reconciliations, and manages general administrative tasks.