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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Vikram Sheel Kumar
Founder & Chief Medical Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Neal Lesh
Chief Strategy Officer
Neal Lesh is a computer scientist with field experience in applying information technologies to help organizations address poverty in low-income regions. He has published and lectured extensively in data visualization, data mining, and automated planning and logistics. He has developed medical record and analysis systems for Partners in Health, the government of Rwanda, and a large AIDS treatment program in Tanzania, and worked with many other Universities and NGOs. He is coordinating a Harvard-funded research project in South Africa.
Neal holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Washington and a masters degree in global health from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Chief Operations Officer
Carter Powers manages the business operations at Dimagi, and is responsible for everything that happens behind the scenes to keep Dimagi up and running smoothly. Although trained in Computer Science, he won't be touching any code at Dimagi, though his extremely complicated spreadsheets are unrivaled in the organization. His CS degree allows him to keep close tabs on Dimagi’s core products and also allows him to participate in our development team’s lunch conversations, and the developers have really enjoyed learning how to make excel macros under his tutelage.
Carter is likely the only one at Dimagi that feels comfortable wearing a suit, and he has spent majority of his professional life working in management consulting and finance with Oliver Wyman, with a focus in Financial Services, Banking, and Risk management. It was here that Carter learned how to manage books and crunch numbers. He also got a taste for travel while serving on multiple international projects including extended stints across North America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and Middle East.
Prior to joining Dimagi, Carter was a Senior Assoicate at ideas42,a Harvard-based think tank applying behavioral economics to design financial products for the poor. Carter is passionate about data-driven business decisions, and brings an academic rigor towards evaluating the impact of our products to Dimagi.
Carter holds a Bachelor's degree from MIT, and his lifelong dreams are to take a motorcycle tour of the world, and discover a way to never have to decide what to eat for lunch again.
VP of Strategy
Rowena Luk is VP of Strategy at Dimagi and Product Owner for the CommTrack mobile logistics solution. During her time with Dimagi, she has undertaken many roles, including: providing technical leadership for the development and deployment of the Early Warning System, which uses SMS to report, resolve, and prevent commodity stockouts across health facilities in Ghana; acting as SMS Director with oversight on all of Dimagi's SMS projects in over 14 countries; providing technical guidance on clinical research efforts at Dimagi, including leadership of the ARemind study of mobile monitoring and personalized support of individuals with HIV/AIDS. She has worked on mHealth projects in over 15 countries across Africa and Asia.
Prior to Dimagi, Rowena gained proficiency with mobile technology design and adoption from private, non-profit, and research perspectives. She led development of a telemedicine platform targeted for Ghana and the US while at Intel Research, was a member of the Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions (TIER) research group at Berkeley, and explored the feasibility of drive-by Internet solutions for kiosk operators in India with the Tetherless Computing Lab at the University of Waterloo. She founded the non-profit AMITA Telemedicine, a charity with a mission to improve the quality of healthcare in Africa through research, development, and deployments of information technology. In the private sector, her technical background includes several years’ experience working as a software engineer for industry leading companies such as Research in Motion and Maya Heat Transfer Technologies.
She holds a Masters in Information Management and Systems from the University of California in Berkeley, where she was an active member of the Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions (TIER) Research Group, and an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada.
VP of Global Services
VP of Mobile Development
Danny Roberts is a strong believer in applying his general life principle of being nice and having fun to software engineering. A Boston-area native and half-Brazilian, Danny's interest in the world led him to study a number of languages which he speaks to various degrees of proficiency including Portuguese, Latin, German, Chinese, Romanian, and Ancient Greek.
Danny graduated from Princeton University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science and Engineering degree in Computer Science. While at Princeton, he became interested in web development as a way to "be the change you want to see in the world" after working on a few web projects. Danny joined Dimagi in 2010 to improve his knowledge of geography, to use what he knows to be the change he wants to see in the world, and of course to be nice and have fun.
Giovanni is an engineer who believes in creating and using technology to make a positive difference in the world, and he enjoys coming up with creative solutions to solve real-world problems.
Prior to joining Dimagi, Giovanni worked as a developer at a financial services company where his job was primarily in data warehousing. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from Trinity College.
Tyler is a software artisan who believes in writing pretty code, enjoying ones work and hammocks. He spent the early years of his post-college career doing Ruby on Rails software consulting but fled this life and Ohio to join the team at Dimagi. With this change he is looking forward to using his experience building quality software to be able to make a difference in peoples lives.
Tyler is a graduate of Computer Science & Engineering from Ohio State University. When not in front of a keyboard he is most likely found on his bicycle(s).
Ethan Soergel is an engineer who is passionate about the importance of robust, accessible commons in science, art, and education. He taught himself to code after graduating college, relying heavily on freely available resources. Ethan is an avid user of and occasional contributor to open source software. He is interested in web technologies, collaboration tools, and education.
Ethan enjoys biking, telemark skiing, climbing, surfing and other outdoor adventure sports. He also likes travelling on the cheap, cooking, making things and working with his hands.
Before getting into coding, Ethan studied physics at the University of Florida. Looking for something more tangible, he switched gears to medicine, with a focus on global health. Luckily, before getting mired in medical school, Ethan decided to concentrate on his lifelong interest in technology and invention, making Dimagi a perfect fit.
Nick joined Dimagi to have fun building software applications while making a difference. He wants to explore the world and learn about issues in international development.
Outside of work Nick enjoys breakdance, Krav Maga, distance running, rocking out to Taylor Swift and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and storytelling. Nick received his masters in Computer Science from MIT where he researched parallel programming, and his bachelors in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and in Economics.
Daniel is a software engineer who tries to apply the Zen of Python to his work as often as possible. Beautiful is better than ugly. Simple is better than complex. Readability counts. He values a deep understanding of the tools he uses to build systems and solve problems that hopefully make the world a better place.
When he's not doing his day job, Daniel enjoys bicycling, studying theology and philosophy, and spending time with family and friends. He also works on and contributes to several open source projects. He developed an open source text editor, which he uses every day for software development tasks.
Daniel graduated from LeTourneau University with a bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering.
Senior Program Analyst
Director of Communications, Project Manager
Senior Program Analyst
Director of Legal Affairs
Senior Project Manager
Partnerships Director of the Americas
Partnerships and Development Manager
Director of Finance
Jason has a diverse background in the public and private sector predominantly focused on Southeast Asia. Before joining Dimagi he was a Member of the Board of Directors and Manager for Client Services at GL Advisor helping to build the company’s start-up operations in Manila, and acted as a Consultant supporting companies looking to setup overseas operations in the Philippines.
Jason received a Masters in International Affairs from American University’s School of International Service, and holds a B.A. in International Relations from Wheaton College in Massachusetts.
Director of Business Innovation
Audrey is an experienced business management and strategy professional, passionate about social impact innovations. At Dimagi, she is leading strategy, business development and operation initiatives, to identify ways of having even more impact on social issues around the world through business opportunities and organizational efficiency.
In addition to her passion, she brings to Dimagi her strong experience in strategy and business management across the business and non-profit sectors. During her time as a consultant at McKinsey and then lead of the strategy team of a large business unit within LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy), she advised companies on their strategy and operations and led cross-functional teams through transformation projects. She also worked for several non-profits in developing countries, mostly focusing on the development of social businesses. Prior to joining Dimagi, Audrey co-founded and co-led the consulting unit Synergos Consulting Services, within the global non-profit Synergos, and advised multinational companies on the development of inclusive businesses and social impact projects for the “Bottom of the Pyramid” markets.
Audrey holds an MBA from HEC Paris in France and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School. Born and raised in France, she lived in several countries such as Cambodia, Swaziland, the UK and more recently the US, where she is now based.
Julie is an intellectually curious individual with a passion for problem-solving and an ability to identify and lead on priority operations tasks. She often wears many hats and manages several tasks at once. She posesses the abilities to self-organize, self-manage, and work with a team. She enjoys working in a young, collegiate, and collaborative environment, and wants to contribute to an organization trying to make a difference in International Development. Most importantly, Julie has a love of efficiency.
Julie holds a BA in Economics and Sociology from Emory University, and an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics. Prior to joining Dimagi, Julie worked in data management for a Massachusetts-based anti-hunger organization. A dual US/Canadian citizen, Julie loves playing ice hockey in her free time.
Quality Assurance Lead
Lucina is a motivated individual with 8 years of global experience encompassing a passion in technology and a desire to create social impact. As an engineering manager at Dimagi she works with the team to determine the best processes for technical execution.
Lucina spent a year consulting for social enterprises after completing her MBA at Oxford Saïd Business School. She worked with small businesses to develop sustainable business models and practices. Prior to that she was as a senior applications engineer working on the leading edge of data and telecommunications. She also holds a BASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada.
Matt joins Dimagi as a Field Manager, whose work will primarily be focused on operations in Haiti. Matt is passionate about reducing health disparities and bringing services to underserved communities. By joining Dimagi he gets to pursue his passions and participate in the development of health systems around the world. He has a great interest in culture, psychology, and technology and he hopes to expand his understanding through his work. Before joining Dimagi, Matt worked at USAID analyzing and documenting public-private partnerships for family planning.
Matt holds an MBA in Healthcare Management and an MS in International Health Policy & Management from the Heller School at Brandeis University, and a BA in Anthropology and Psychology from Marlboro College.
Rashmi is an Epidemiologist who joins Dimagi as a full-time data analyst. She is wholeheartedly aligned with Dimagi’s goal to effect positive impact among underserved people around the world. She is convinced that a very important part of this vision involves the development of robust quantitative measures. Rashmi brings to Dimagi over six years of experience in monitoring, evaluation and surveillance tracking in the Public Health arena. Her projects have been focused in the United States, Malawi and Kenya.
Rashmi has an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a concentration in Global Health. Prior to her graduate studies, she received a B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Washington, Seattle. Her non-career activities include Karate, swing dancing, yoga, and wondering what it means to be human, though she hasn’t reached a quantitative conclusion for this last pursuit.
Emma has a passion for global health and her lifelong goal is to expand access to health care in rural areas and to underserved populations. She joins Dimagi after participating in an mHealth course, which enabled her to see the potential for mobile technology to realize precisely these goals. Her work here is primarily focused on developing communications materials to train users on the technology offered by Dimagi and explore the expanded use of Dimagi’s products.
Her main interests include neglected diseases and dengue fever in particular. Recently, she has spent time in Kenya tracking an outbreak with the CDC and evaluating a Ministry of Health strategy for CHWs in rural areas.
Emma is originally from New Zealand, but also calls Atlanta, California, and Boston ‘home.’ She is happiest on horseback, although spent a significant part of college in a pool.
Emma holds a Masters in Public Health from Boston University in International Health and Pharmaceuticals Policy and a BA from Pitzer College in Global Health and Political Studies.
Sarah has diverse field experience supporting poverty alleviation programs in countries throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America. She has conducted research at a number of organizations developing financial services for the poor and ICT for improved service delivery, including public health, microfinance and agricultural development initiatives. Prior to Dimagi, Sarah completed fieldwork with the Grameen Bank and its sister companies in Bangladesh, and worked with a mobile technology company based in Kenya. She joins Dimagi with a keen belief in technology’s potential impact in low-income settings and a passion for emergent logistics tools.
Sarah holds a B.A. in International Affairs and Social Entrepreneurship from Northeastern University.
Alexandra Morgan-Kisarale is an ICTD academic-practitioner with a strong conviction for advancing social justice, particularly in education. Committed to improving the practice of teaching and learning, Alexandra entered the field of ICTD to discover ways to catalyze and expand learning opportunities as well as support systemic change in educational systems. At Dimagi, her current role involves both global services and strategic initiatives, including the CommCare Certification Program and other efforts to expand learning and training resources for users.
Trained at the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder, Alexandra brings to Dimagi an academic background in ICTD coupled with a range of experience in U.S. and international socioeconomic development. Over the course of her career, she has served at mission-driven institutions in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Immediately prior to joining Dimagi, Alexandra worked at a Boulder-based start-up specializing in adaptive learning technology where she focused on customer engagement and international business development. Before that, she served as a project manager in World Vision’s Haiti office. For two years, Alexandra lived and worked in post-earthquake Haiti managing educational technology deployments in urban and rural areas as part of the organization’s Clinton Global Initiative commitment.
Alexandra continues her long-standing commitment to Haiti’s education reform movement by serving on the Board of Directors of Anseye Pou Ayiti (Teach for Haiti). In addition to her MS in Information and Communication Technology for Development (MS-ICTD) from CU Boulder, Alexandra holds a BA in Political Science from Benedict College. She also is an alumna of StartingBloc and CGI U.
Technical Support Analyst
Tyler is a software engineer with a passion for creating things. Studying electrical engineering led him to acquire a fascination with technology, and realize the opportunities it will provide. While working for a healthcare analytics company he gained experience in data warehousing and visualization. He brings an attitude of driving decisions based on numbers rather than speculation. He firmly believes that technology will be a major driver for improvement throughout the world, and Dimagi will be on the forefront providing it.
Tyler received his bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Brown University. In his free time he enjoys alpine skiing, backpacking, and has been dabbling in woodworking.
Carolyn joins Dimagi as the Office Administrator. She holds a BA in Business Management from Emmanuel College and a Masters in Communications Management from Simmons College. Prior to joining Dimagi, Carolyn worked for a non-profit organization in the healthcare sector.
In her free time Carolyn enjoys taking day trips, shopping at Target, eating copious amounts of ice cream, and being a mom to her 4 year old Golden Retriever.
Communications Program Analyst
Kyla Johnson joins the Dimagi Boston office as a Communications Program Analyst. Kyla spent 3 years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mozambique, working directly with frontline health workers to improve quality of service and strengthen behavior change communication techniques. As coordinator of the "Stomping Out Malaria in Africa" initiative for Mozambique, she managed volunteer and frontline worker training, communications, and partner relations. Before joining Dimagi, Kyla was a 2014 LGT Venture Philanthropy ICats fellow, working as a Communications Associate in Mumbai, India.
Ben is a software engineer at Dimagi and is passionate about helping shape the tools that health workers will use.
After hours, Ben enjoys a variety of sports including gymnastics and diving. His computer science degree at Stanford University led him to cherish outdoor activities like hiking and climbing. He’s also currently practicing hard to learn the ukulele.
Phillip is an engineer that finds beauty in the inevitable structures that arise out of complex systems. Raised tromping around the deserts of Utah and the forests of Brazil, he is excited to be based in Boston as a part of Dimagi.
You will often find Phillip riding his bike in circles, pretending to be an airplane, stealing plant cuttings, and getting excited about big words he doesn't quite understand.
He has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Utah and a Masters focused on Programming Languages from Northeastern where he studied Compiler Verification.
Director of Operations, India
Country Director, India
Senior Field Manager
Director of Partnerships, Asia
Senior Field Manager
Senior Field Manager
Human Resource Manager
Academically, she has a masters in computers and human resource from UPTU and Symbiosis respectively. She loves her profession, the people she works with and enjoys helping people getting the most out of their lives as well - both on a professional and personal front. She has been sponsoring a girl's education through World Vision India since 2009.
Senior Program Analyst
Mengji graduated from Tsinghua University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Communication. She started her column covering crime stories, life of prisoners and drug addicts behind the bar after graduation.
After that she spent another year doing ethnography and oral history of HIV carriers and gay men in China. After her graduation from the master program with Brandeis University in International Health Policy in 2013, Mengji joins Dimagi to work on data analysis and prepares multi-media materials for Dimagi products.
Outside of storytelling and data analysis, Mengji spends most of the time wood-carving and photographing strangers.
Maryam joins Dimagi with an MPH in global health and community health development and a BS in Anthropology and Human Biology from Emory. Her time in Atlanta provided her with a variety of research experiences. During undergrad she had the opportunity to conduct a KAP study for the Center for Global Safe Water in Accra, Ghana. During grad school she spent a summer researching infant nutrition and complementary feeding practices in Bihar, India. Her graduate thesis was on intimate partner violence in Egypt where she identified generative themes of perceived IPV acceptability. Maryam wants to learn how mHealth apps can be used for monitoring and evaluating purposes as well as behavior change interventions. She hopes to eat her way through the country and looks forward to an Indian summer only for the mangoes.
Erin is a Field Manager at Dimagi, with a Master of Arts in International Development from American University’s School of International Service and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Fuelled by her passion for public policy, Erin moved to Washington, DC after completing her undergraduate degree in Wisconsin, and began working on US Department of Education contracts at Westat. There she worked on several new and innovative teacher quality projects, including an over $800 million pay-for-performance compensation initiative for educators. She also co-founded an office-wide kickball league— a skill she looks forward to utilizing at Dimagi India.
Erin spent a large portion of her graduate studies in India, studying Urdu in Lucknow and interning in Mumbai. She has worked with various NGOs in India focusing on children and women’s rights and education. Erin spent a semester working with Pratham’s Council on Vulnerable Children (PCVC), evaluating PCVC’s programming for at-risk and out of school children in Mumbai slum areas. Erin’s prior work in India has been primarily in large cities, so she looks forward to exploring rural India through her work with Dimagi. She is enthusiastic about finding ways to harness mobile technology to improve health and education throughout the world. Erin will miss Wisconsin cheese dearly, but is hopeful that Indian chai and mangoes will fill her culinary void.
Devika loves photographing food, travelling and reading, in no particular order. She feels at home on railway stations and can survive on chaat for days.
Devika comes to Dimagi with a diverse background of development sector experience and technical skills. She studied Computer Science and Economics at BITS Pilani and is a Young India Fellow. Prior to Dimagi, she has worked in a corporate social responsibility consultancy and with ASHA workers in an NRHM research project.
Rushika comes to Dimagi with an interest in understanding how technology can build the capacities of organizations both at the grassroots level and taken to scale. While her primary passion lies in education, she is excited to explore new ways in which Dimagi's technology can be used across various sectors.
Prior to joining Dimagi, Rushika worked in program development for UN Women Singapore focusing primarily on social entrepreneurship and public outreach initiatives. She has previously worked as a government school teacher in rural Tanzania, at a sports for development program for adolescent girls in Delhi, and at a women's television network in New York.
Rushika grew up in Singapore and has a B.A in International Affairs and Communication Studies from Northeastern University in Boston.
Kriti's desire to use her technical and instructional skills to contribute to social impact brings her to Dimagi. She hopes to learn extensively from the intelligent and driven people around her how technology can support and spur development, and apply this knowledge to the education sector. She also looks forward to utilising her data analysis skills to draw meaningful conclusions from the data collected using Dimagi's mobile tools.
Kriti is a math enthusiast, avid dancer and wannabe writer. After being born in India, she spent about a decade in the Middle East, before moving to Canada. She is excited to be back in India to better understand and feel the pulse of the nation. Prior to starting at Dimagi, she tutored and taught Math and Science in Canada, which informs her passion for education. She also worked widely with data while working for an economic consulting firm in New York, and enjoyed using her programming background to develop an automated report system for Canada Post.
Kriti studied at Cornell University, where she majored in Mathematics, minored in Computer Science and did a concentration in South Asian studies.
Srishti completed her Bachelors in Economics in Jaipur, where she was born and brought up. She then moved to Delhi for her masters, which lead to her working with Public Health Foundation of India. She worked there as a consultant, creating plans to manage an affordable health technology that was created to strengthen the cold chain monitoring systems for vaccines in India.
Born into a Bishnoi family, ancestors of whom died protecting trees from being cut in the early 1730s, her love for nature and wildlife could be said to be inherent. This love for the environment only became more passionate with her Masters degree in Sustainable Development Practice from TERI University, New Delhi. Her love for working on the field is thus very deeply rooted, and at Dimagi, she hopes to be able to observe the Final Mobile Technology user and create a mobile tool not only helpful, but also desirable to the field workers.
Field ManagerVishwajit is passionate about improving the livelihoods of underprivileged communities and will be joining Dimagi South Africa as a Field Manager. He joins Dimagi from Impact Investment Shujog, a research and advocacy organization based out of Singapore where he was involved in conducting a feasibility study for a Social Enterprise Incubator and Accelerator for SMEs in Sri Lanka. Prior to Shujog, Vishwajit co-founded an Agricultural Social Enterprise in India and worked with Acumen where he assisted the Agriculture and Education portfolio teams on their sector strategy. At Dimagi, he’s excited to develop solutions that help Agricultural organizations improve productivity and reduce costs. Vishwajit graduated from NMIMS University, Mumbai with a degree in electronics and telecommunications engineering. He loves travelling and meeting interesting people.
Gayatri comes to Dimagi with an interest in using Dimagi’s tools to increase access to healthcare and education for under-served communities in India and around the world.
Prior to Dimagi, Gayatri was a project manager at Hippocampus Learning Centres, a social enterprise in Bangalore. At HLC, Gayatri worked on developing and rolling out a low-cost Math program to villages in northern Karnataka. Her interest in delivering services to low-income communities stems from a year spent in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho in southern Africa where she taught at a high school for girls in the village of Raleqheka.
Gayatri grew up in New Delhi and has a B.A. in Economics from Grinnell College. She is excited to be back in Delhi and travel across the country as a field manager for Dimagi.
Lilian Rush Olson
Lily is working at Dimagi India as a Field Manager, based out of Delhi. She spent the last year developing and managing a database platform for a small MCH in Kolkata and was amazed at how the organization’s program was strengthened and transformed by the technology. She has a strong interest in public health and economics and a moral inclination towards data driven and self-analytical development initiatives.
Before moving to India in 2013, Lily lived in Ecuador where she taught English and led a kick-ass ladies soccer team. She studied Anthropology and Economics in college, led an international development policy advocacy organization and was a flanker on her Rugby team. She’s excited to see the whole world and do everything.
Saket is excited by Dimagi's focus on interacting with the end users in the field and witnessing more measurable impact. He believes firmly in gender equality and helping underserved communities.
Saket is a Computer Science graduate from Amity University, Noida, a resident of Jaipur, Rajasthan, and has worked on projects that included Java, J2EE, MATLAB and C#. He considers himself fortunate to discover that he wants to work in development sector in his college days where his research paper on “Identification of Different Stages of Diabetic Retinopathy” was published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Soon after, he completed Microsoft Internship at IIT Guwahati where he built a system to assist elderly people in Assam exercise through the use of Microsoft Kinect. Prior to Dimagi, Saket was working with Vera Solutions to provide technological solutions to NGOs, like The Global Fund, Dasra and Pratham on Salesforce.
An alternative and indie music aficionado, Saket loves going to rock concerts and music festivals. He reviews albums on his blog and has a facebook page where he shares music with over 117K followers. He also claims to be the biggest Coldplay fan in India. He seeks answers to many questions through spirituality.
Technical Project Manager
Anupam works as a Technical Project Manager at Dimagi. In the past, he has technically led the rural electrification project at IBM Research trying to build and analyze electrification solutions for the developing world. Prior to that, he has also worked on the Spoken Web project from 2008-2013 trying to provide informational access solutions on the mobile phone to the rural world that has been away from the internet revolution for about two decades now.
His work is primarily focussed on building sustainable technologies for the underprivileged (ICT for Development) and broadly on humanitarian efforts that help the needy, protect the environment and enable harmonious living. He believes in inclusive growth and an imminent need to focus our energies and resources to where they are most needed.
Having done his MS in Computer Science from University of Southern California, he has worked with the research group at Information Sciences Institute in Marina Del Ray, California and then with Genesys Labs, an Alcatel-Lucent company in the Silicon Valley for a few years before moving back to India. He has co-authored numerous refereed publications, served on their programme committees and filed seven patents at USPTO. Technically, he has been involved in the areas of mobile/telephony applications, energy solutions and information/data management. He likes to meditate, listen to soft music and solve logic puzzles (not all at the same time).
Operations and Finance Associate
Freddie has a large appetite for life and over the last few years, he has worked in various capacities across the social entrepreneurship, consulting and investment banking sectors in India and elsewhere – from a project in the airlines industry with Accenture to engaging with urban ingenuity, inclusive growth, employing the creative arts to impact local communities and teaching the underprivileged children at a community park due to lack of a classroom facility with Touch India Trust to handling some of the world’s biggest hedge fund clients on Wall Street with Deutsche Bank. During this diverse personal epoch, there was a lot of learning, unlearning, travelling, writing, good conversations, numbers, fantastic company, literature and lots of tea/coffee. The larger picture drives him and real contributions/solutions excite him.
He jumped off the corporate bandwagon to join Dimagi’s operations team in India and he hopes to explore the international development field in the longer run with this change - a prophecy and conviction, which in part has evolved from his past work experiences and personal reflections. He believes in miracles and is excited about interdisciplinary approaches in offering long term correctives to address global issues. Academically, he has a Bachelors from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi with concentrations in Economics, Accounting and Financial/Investment management.
Madhu has many years of experience spearheading growth and operational improvements for multinational companies and non-profits. She has directed and transformed high-profile enterprise-wide programs and projects throughout the world, in developed and developing countries. Her deep interest and passion in promoting community development and creating opportunities in marginalized, low resource areas brings her to Dimagi. Madhu wants to learn how technology can be used to provide access to basic health, education and livelihood opportunities as well as bring about behavior change.
Madhu holds an MBA from San Jose State University in California and a Masters in Economics from Lucknow University in India. Born and raised in India, she has lived and worked in several countries such as Belgium, Canada, UK, USA and Kyrgyzstan.
Country Director, South Africa
Director of Partnerships, Africa
Head of Operations, Africa
Senior Regional Manager
Senior Project Manager
Senior Field Manager
Jolani de la Porte
Juan works as a field manager with the South Africa team. He worked several years in the desert of Mexico deploying arsenic removal water filtration devices in under served and rural communities. He was part of the implementation of the Base of the Pyramid protocol in Mexico, which targets to create profitable businesses in low-income settings around the world.
Juan has a BA in communications and has also worked as a local TV reporter and answering phones in a call center.
Kelly joins Dimagi as a Field Technician to make his use of technology have an actual impact on development efforts and initiatives. Born and raised in Cote d’Ivoire, from a Togolese father and a Beninese mother, he basically defines himself as a “West African”.
Prior to Dimagi, Kelly has worked as an IT Consultant for the African Development Bank Group, and Africa Label Group. He also worked as an IT Analyst for the Permanent Inter State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel. He has a Master’s Degree in Information Systems Security from the Institut Superieur de Gestion de Tunis in Tunisia.
Kelly is deeply convinced that using technology the right way can make the World a better place to live. He is in love with Malika, his guitar, and is also a die-hard fan of Richard Bona.
Fan of Hercule Poirot, Ismaila strives to grow a mustache as famous and as amazing as the Agatha Christie’s main character. On a more serious note, Ismaila has previous experiences as multi-task analyst (from support analyst to business analyst, with some project management on top) in the Asset Management sector in Paris and London, and as an IT auditor in Western Africa.
In this new adventure with Dimagi, Ismaila looks forward to having a more meaningful social impact in his daily work. And as a child of mother Africa raised in the Information Technology era, he dreams to see the day when the latest will help to accelerate the development of the continent. Every dream begins with labor…
Dr. Jennifer Harlow
Friends of Dimagi
Benefit DirectorPushwaz is responsible for strategy and execution of Dimagi’s health care solutions and is involved in development of health care technologies through research grants, global health partnerships and management of clinical research. He brings experience of working with life science and information technology companies, health care providers and payers. Before joining Dimagi, he was at a boutique management consulting firm focusing on life science and health care strategy consulting projects. Pushwaz worked on clinical quality, operational efficient and health informatics projects at Harvard University Health Services and Group Health Plan as a management fellow. Earlier, he was the founding member of the Life sciences & Health care practice of a global IT services and consulting company and was responsible for telemedicine projects and new product development. Pushwaz has great interest in global health, primary care innovation, venture creation process and is involved in various organizations supporting health care entrepreneurship. He has also conducted research on innovations in global health care delivery at Harvard University and has conducted research on patient safety at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Pushwaz practiced as a primary care physician in India and has MBA from University of Delhi and MPH in health care management from Harvard University.
Derek is a globetrotter with a knack for linguistics and interpersonal communication. Having lived in Mexico, Panama, Tunisia, and France he speaks French, Spanish, some Arabic, and is currently learning Hindi. With a background in information and communication technology, human computer interaction, and medical informatics, he is driven to explore methods of information exchange in healthcare through the use of technology that crosses linguistic and cultural barriers. His previous work at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York includes information system design for international clinical trials with research centers in New York and Taiwan.
Derek Treatman holds an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an MS in Computer Engineering from l'École Supérieure d'Électricité (Supélec) in France, and a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rutgers University.
Seneca is currently working on her PhD in Nursing Informatics at the University of Utah with an emphasis on electronic medical decision support for low-resource populations. She is based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and is serving as the research coordinator on an NIH-funded Harvard study to improve and assess e-IMCI's impact on patient comprehension and adherence to treatment guidelines. Seneca received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Westminster College and is an experienced newborn intensive care unit and community care nurse.
Public Health Consultant
Teddy Svoronos is a current MPH student at Columbia University, studying effectiveness and outcomes research. He graduated in 2008 from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, where he studied international health policy. A recent Fulbright Scholar in Tanzania, Teddy developed CommCare's pregnancy module, an application to monitor safe pregnancies. The module has since been adopted by numerous organizations around the world, and has been the subject of current and future research studies. He previously conducted independent research in Rwanda on a mobile health information system that has informed national policymaking on ICT and health. As a public health consultant at Dimagi, he is involved in developing CommCare's module for newborn care, in addition to a suite of reports to assist health professionals in managing information received through CommCare.
Dr. Animesh Sharma
Health Informatics Consultant
Animesh Sharma is a healthcare informatics specialist at Dimagi. His educational qualifications, work experience and skill sets cut across fields like clinical medicine, computer science and bioinformatics. Animesh has worked in diverse settings, holding professional positions in academia at premier research institutes in India and as a graduate student in the United States. His research has focused on applying pattern matching and other machine learning techniques to identify regulatory networks at the genomic level. On the industry side, his experience includes appointments at Infosys Technologies Inc., a leading Information Technology Services company in India. While at Infosys, Animesh was instrumental in the development and implementation of the Oracle clinical works software application.
Animesh received an MBBS degree from the prestigious Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi and a Post Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. He is an enthusiastic computer hacker and an active seeker of knowledge. Animesh is based in New Delhi, India.
Dr. Vishwanath Anantraman
Vishwanath is a physician who, after having practiced medicine in rural India, decided to pursue a career in health and medical informatics. He joined the Decision Systems Group at the Brigham and Women's hospital for a post-doctoral fellowship, and subsequently obtained a master's degree in medical informatics from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.
Vishwanath has been involved in a number of informatics projects in association with faculty at the AI division of MIT's Laboratory of Computer Science, and has consulting experience from a number of large healthcare corporations.
Tarjei designed and implemented Dimagi’s first medical applications in India, South Africa and the United States. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, a master’s degree in biomedical engineering and a Ph.D. in bioinformatics from MIT. He has previously worked at HP’s Cambridge Research Laboratory and the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science.
Prof. Victor Zue
Victor Zue is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and Director of the Institute's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). He is also the first holder of the Delta Electronics Chair endowed for senior researchers. Victor's main research interest is in the development of spoken language interfaces to make human/computer interactions easier and more natural, and he has taught many courses and lectured extensively on this subject. Prior to 2001, he headed the Spoken Language Systems Group, which has pioneered the development of many systems that enable a user to interact with computers using multiple spoken languages (English, Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish). Their work has been covered by several publications internationally including Time and The Economist. A Business Week article in 1997 described him as one of five "trailblazers" in speech interfaces worldwide. He was also featured in an article in the Discover magazine in December 2000.
Outside of MIT, Victor has consulted for many multinational corporations, and he has served on many planning, advisory, and review committees for the US Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation, and the National Academy of Science and Engineering. From 1996-1998, he chaired the Information Science and Technology (ISAT) study group for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, helping the DoD formulate new directions for information technology research. In 1990, he became a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America. In 1999, he received the DARPA Sustained Excellence Award. In 2002, he received the Speech Technology Magazine's inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2004, he was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering.
Prof. Alex (Sandy) Pentland
Sandy is a pioneer in wearable computers, health systems, smart environments, and technology for developing countries. He is one of the most-cited computer scientists in the world.
Sandy is the founding director of Media Lab Asia, and is a co-founder of the Center for Future Health, the Wearable Computing research community, and the international Digital Nations Consortium. He was formerly the Academic Head of the MIT Media Laboratory, and is the Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Sciences. He currently directs the Human Design research group at the MIT Media Lab.
Sandy has won numerous international awards in the arts, sciences and engineering. He was chosen by Newsweek as one of the 100 Americans most likely to shape the next century.
Dr. N. Rao Machiraju
Currently, Dr. Machiraju is the CEO and co-founder of reQall.com, a spin out from MIT's Media Lab and a research partner with NASA. reQall for iPhone and on Blackberry, has been recognized by the BBC, The New York Times, The Times of London, Forbes, and CNET amongst many others for its groundbreaking consumer application to help people remember better. Prior to reQall, Rao co-founded Conceptlabs, a strategic consultancy working with Silicon Valley-based technology start-ups to help them realize their passion for building products and guiding them through corporate creation, venture funding and exit.
Data Science Advisor
CEO and founder of Klurig Analytics, an analytics company specializing in text mining and social media analytics. With over 20 years in the technology field, Dag has had multiple roles including senior executive management experience, particularly in the areas of analytics, R&D and operations. Working with multiple companies, including Thomson Reuters, where Dag provided technical leadership to bring to the worldwide market a secure data transfer application. Currently, Dag is working with clients in the pharmaceutical space, identifying and targeting key opinion leaders in oncology using public and private sources. Tufts University, BS Computer Science.
Dr. David Weisman
Strategic Data Science Advisor
David is a data scientist, information technology consultant, and computational biologist. He works closely with technology-focused companies to bring data science and analytics into their strategic and operational planning. In addition, David is an active researcher, working at the intersection of machine learning, molecular biology, and applied mathematics. His research includes cancer biomarker development, microbial metagenomic analysis, and infectious disease epidemiological data analysis.