Who we are

Roberto Garcia-Saez

Roberto Garcia-Saez

HMST Managing Director


CEO

Global Health, Governance, Communicable Diseases Expert

 

Roberto Garcia-Saez

Roberto Garcia-Saez

HMST Managing Director

Postmaster degree in international relations with health economics specialization. Over 15 years of experience as malaria expert, including evaluating and managing large-scale malaria programs, and 25 years of institutional and management experience in social development and global health in developing countries with specific focus on communicable diseases. Experience working with a large range of stakeholders, including governments, civil society, private sector, United Nations, Global Fund, international agencies, academics. Extensive experience in developing and transitional countries in Asia and Africa. High-level competencies in intercultural negotiation, policy dialogue, evaluation of complex portfolios. Advanced analytical, leadership and diplomatic skills. Result orientated and strong focus in building partnerships as well as finding innovative strategies. Global Fund TRP member.

 

Salina Abigail

Salina Abigail

Executive Assistant


HMST Project Management and Administration

Salina Abigail

Salina Abigail

Executive Assistant

Dr Esther Sedano

Dr Esther Sedano

Associate


Resilient and sustainable systems for health expert, malaria specialist

International Public Health

Dr Esther Sedano

Dr Esther Sedano

Associate

Yves Bourny

Yves Bourny

Associate


Monitoring & Evaluation Expert

Yves Bourny

Yves Bourny

Associate

Yves Bourny has 25 years’ experience at senior positions for INGOs, United Nations, Governments and International Funding Agencies. He has contributed to national strategic plans and development of many concept notes for Global Fund HIV, Malaria and TB grants in countries like Myanmar, Cambodia, Madagascar, Mauritius and Comoros. He is particularly versed in Monitoring and Evaluation, having been for more than 10 years an M&E Adviser successively for UNAIDS, for the Government of Mauritius and for Save the Children in Myanmar. He was as well the Country Director for Malaria Consortium in Cambodia in the recent years and has contributed to many researches and studies and to the re-orientation of resources toward malaria elimination.

Dr Juma Kariburyo

Dr Juma Kariburyo

Associate


Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health Expert

Former Ministry of Health, Burundi

Dr Juma Kariburyo

Dr Juma Kariburyo

Associate

36 years of professional experience in clinical activities and public health particularly in public health programs, health care and health services in developing countries’ strategic planning, program planning, budgeting, activity design and implementation, and monitoring & evaluation. Dr. Kariburyo is a Former Minister of Health of Burundi, and since 2012 has worked as an international consultant in the fields of public health, HIV/ AIDS, TB and Reproductive Health in 42 different countries aroud the world. He is fluent in French, English, Kirundi, Swahili, and Lingala.

Cristina de Nicolas

Cristina de Nicolas

Associate


Humanitarian and governance expert

Cristina de Nicolas

Cristina de Nicolas

Associate

With a background in Political Sciences and specialization in Conflictology, Humanitarian Aid, and Forced Migration. Cristina has 20 years of diversified field experience in the areas of governance and leadership across sectors, civil society capacity building, and management of humanitarian interventions, particularly in unstable and conflict and post-crisis situations. She also has relevant governance experience supporting countries receiving funds from the Global Fund. She is fluent in French, English, Spanish and Russian.

Juliann Moodley

Juliann Moodley

Associate


Monitoring & Evaluation Expert

Juliann Moodley

Juliann Moodley

Associate

Over the past 25 years Juliann has undertaken a number of assignments in the public, private and civil society sector as well as supported a number of development partners with the provision of technical support in the aforementioned sectors. The technical support provided straddled a variety of areas including strategic and annual planning, designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems, conducting formative, summative, impact and outcome evaluations, gender assessments, financial management and budget reviews, capacity building and institutional strengthening, organizational design and development, strengthening of boards and board governance. These projects were conducted in Health, Education, Corporate Governance, Treasury, Local Government, Provincial Government, Disability, Women and Gender Empowerment, Jobs Fund, Employment Promotion, Small, Medium and Micro Business Development, Higher Education and Training, Sector Education and Training Authorities and Information Technology.

Key areas of work include: 1) Undertaking Global Fund Assignments – Juliann provided technical support on Global Fund assignments since 2002, over 22 countries with proposal development, development of M&E frameworks and operational plans for grants, strengthening the capacity of CCMs with a particular focus on areas identified as part of the Eligibility Performance Assessments, capacity building of in-country governance structures and development of governance policy documents; 2) Mid-term and End-of Term Reviews – Overall Juliann has conducted 175 evaluations and a number of mid-term and end of term reviews, that focused on HIV, TB and Malaria; child support programs, programs focusing on children orphaned and made vulnerable due to epidemics and poverty, reviews of capacity building programs in the health and institutional strengthening programs; 3) National Strategic Plans – Juliann supported 15 countries with the development of National Strategic Plans for HIV and TB. Most recently Juliann was the Team Leader for the development of NSPs for the Seychelles, Mauritius and Malawi and the multi-sectoral districts plans in South Africa.

Sean Hewitt

Sean Hewitt

Associate


PHD entomologist
Malaria expert

Sean Hewitt

Sean Hewitt

Associate

Sean is a senior malaria control specialist with 29 years broad-based experience in overseas development. He holds a Master’s Degree in Medical Parasitology/Entomology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Doctorate in the epidemiology and control of malaria in Afghan refugee communities in Pakistan (also from the University of London).

He has had extensive experience working in the field of vector-borne disease control holding long-term positions in the Turks and Caicos Islands (Ministry of Health/Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO), Dengue Control Coordinator), Pakistan-Afghanistan (Médecins Sans Frontières-Holland/HealthNet International, Malaria Entomologist), Vietnam (Vietnam-Australia Malaria Control Programme, Malaria Adviser) and Cambodia (European Commission-Cambodia Malaria Control Programme, Malaria Adviser). 

Angelo Makpenon

Angelo Makpenon

Associate


TB Expert, MPH, MSc
Statistic and Economics

Angelo Makpenon

Angelo Makpenon

Associate

Specialized in the management of Programs/projects, Evaluation and review of tuberculosis programs, Developing NSP, M&E plan, development of TB and joint TB / HIV concepts notes to the Global Fund, Reprogramming of Grants of Global Fund, Negotiation, Implementation and Management of Global Finds grants, Financial and programmatic sustainability analysis, Efficiency and effectiveness analysis, Fiscal space analysis.

Bertrand Kampoer Pfouminzhouer

Bertrand Kampoer Pfouminzhouer

Associate


TB Expert MPH

Communities, Rights and Gender Expert

Bertrand Kampoer Pfouminzhouer

Bertrand Kampoer Pfouminzhouer

Associate

Bertrand is a Public Health expert, with special focus on Health and Community Systems Strengthening, Gender and Human Rights. He has over 12 years of experience in planning, management, monitoring and evaluation of health projects. Over the last five years he has carried out more than 15 technical assistance missions in West and Central Africa to scale up TB preventive treatment, capacity building of health care providers, sustained community involvement including TB survivors, reduction of gender and human rights barriers as well as ethical considerations.

He also supports National TB Programs in the region to strengthen community-based active TB case finding and human rights approaches to close the notification gap. He has been working with Stop TB Partnership since 2006, where he served as Vice Chair of the ACSM (Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilization) Working Group. In 2018, he joined the World Health Organization TB Civil Society Task Force to help translate WHO's TB policies, including the End TB Strategy, into practice by integrating the views of TB affected communities and their networks at global, regional and national levels. He developed studies on Gender assessment for national HIV and TB responses in ivory coast (2016) and Chad (2018) as well as contributing  to the development of Stop TB Partnership TB Stigma Assessment Implementation Handbook (2019) as member of the TB Stigma Technical Committee. Bertrand has a Master in Public Health (Health Promotion) from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lorraine, Nancy School of Public Health in France. 

Jean Nduwimana

Jean Nduwimana

Associate


Monitoring & Evaluation Expert

Jean Nduwimana

Jean Nduwimana

Associate

Jean has 22 years of public health experience in the management, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of health programs. He has held positions of Director or Coordinator of several health programs at the national level in Burundi, both at the level of the Ministry of Health and at academic institutions. These occupations enabled him to develop technical and managerial capacities useful and adequate for building the capacities of the various organizations (public or civil society organisations) and of the stakeholders involved health programs. For the past 10 years, as a Consultant, he has made his expertise available to several providers of technical assistance (Global Fund, UNAIDS, UNICEF, USAID / PEPFAR, GMS and LMG of MSH, Expertise France, Chemonics, zeGOgroup, etc) and 14 countries in West and Central Africa, as well as Haiti. He has provided technical assistance particularly for the preparation, negotiation, and implementation of Global Fund grants for Principal Recipients as well as capacity building of CCMs in their reform, governance, their orientation and oversight.