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Chang Liu

Chang Liu

Managing Director for Singapore, Mainland China, and Hong Kong

Chang Liu manages our work in east and southeast Asia. He is deeply involved in the design and supervision of ACCESS Health aging related projects in Southeast Asia and mainland China. Chang and ACCESS Health President William A. Haseltine are currently working on a new book, A City for All Ages, based on best practices in elder and long term care. Chang authored the epilogue to Dr. Haseltine’s previous book, Affordable Excellence, which documents the progress toward sustainable high quality healthcare in Singapore during 2013 and 2014.

In addition to his work with ACCESS Health, Chang is also adjunct professor at the National University of Singapore Enterprise and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He also participates in several projects on aging in Singapore, including large scale national surveys and intervention programs. Previously, he worked at the Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research at Brown University, where he studied long term care and elder care policies in both the United States and China. He earned his PhD in Health Services Research (2013) from Brown University with a specialization in health economics. He was awarded the eXebs Friedrich J. Schoening International Scholarship and was named an eXebs Fellow during his exchange study at the European Business School, Germany.

Donna Brown

Donna Brown

Director, Hong Kong

As Director, Donna is responsible for the development, management, and leadership of all ACCESS Health activities in Hong Kong. She is currently working to build and strengthen ACCESS Health relationships with public sector, private sector, and nongovernmental partners while developing long term and locally tailored healthcare programs. She is founder and co chair of the social enterprise subcommittee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and the Honorary Ambassador for the local Alzheimer’s caregiver community for disease advocacy and education. She is also a part time lecturer at Hong Kong University School of Professional and Continuing Education. Donna holds a PhD in Pharmacology from University of Hong Kong and a Bachelor degree in Nutrition from Fu Jen University, Taiwan.

Rachel Leung

Rachel Leung

Adjunct Consultant

Rachel Leung works with Chang Liu and the ACCESS Health Hong Kong office. She facilitates our joint programs with the Chinese University of Hong Kong Jockey Club Institute of Ageing. She is currently completing her undergraduate studies in public health at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Previously, Rachel worked as a course developer for the Master’s in Executive Healthcare Leadership program at the Brown University School of Public Health. She has also worked on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) projects in Cambodia.

Siddhartha Bhattacharya

Siddhartha Bhattacharya

Country Director, India

Siddhartha Bhattacharya is responsible for the overall development, management, and leadership of the activities of ACCESS Health International in India. His responsibilities include the establishment of collaborations and management of partnerships with government and the public and private sectors as well as with research and development organizations.

Previously, Siddhartha served as chief operating officer and technology head for the Emergency Management and Research Institute of GVK. The Institute delivers integrated emergency response and technology driven health outreach services to seventeen states and union territories in India through public private partnerships. In prior leadership roles, he has worked with Dell, Inc, (USA), Philips (India), and the government of Kerala in a number of cross functional global assignments. Siddhartha holds a Bachelor's degree with honors in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan. He also received his Master's in Business Administration from the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. In addition, Siddhartha received an Executive Scholar certificate in sales and marketing from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Siddhartha is interested in people, projects, and alliances that thrive on rapid change, scale, and globalization. He likes to mentor promising startups in his personal time.

Biswajeet Chatterjee

Biswajeet Chatterjee

Chief Finance Officer

Biswajeet Chatterjee is responsible for the global finance function at ACCESS Health International. He is a finance professional with over thirty five years of rich industry experience in overall business and finance function. He has worked in global companies like BOC Gases, EI DuPont, Kelly Services and Mother Dairy group. He is experienced in implementation of best practices in finance, corporate governance, merger and acquisitions; business valuation, business restructuring and change management through business process re-engineering, He has also authored a number of popular books in contemporary business and finance topics like International Financial Reporting Standards, Indian Accounting Standards, Financial Reporting under Corporate Restructuring, Financial Reporting under consolidation of subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures and Business Valuation.

Ajitkumar Sudke

Ajitkumar Sudke

Director, Quality and Process Improvement

Ajitkumar leads the Quality and Process Improvement project in India. He is also responsible for the integration of quality improvement across all other programs of ACCESS Health International. Prior to ACCESS Health, Ajitkumar served as Senior Program Officer of Maternal Newborn and Child Health for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, India Country office where he led the Maternal and Childcare portfolio. He has also worked closely with the maternal and child health divisions of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and the National Health Systems Resource Center in developing the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matrutva Abhiyaan operational guidelines. Ajitkumar has worked as a Health Specialist for UNICEF Guwahati, Health Officer for Patna, and Child Health Consultant for the ACCESS Health Hyderabad office.

Ajitkumar has first hand experience working as a government medical officer in a primary health center, community health center, and district hospital in Maharashtra. He has led multiple innovations in mobile health in Assam that have won national and international recognition. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Pediatrics from B.J. Medical College, Pune Maharashtra and Post Graduate Diploma in Maternal and Child Health from IGNOU, New Delhi. He has also received certificates in Equity Focused Evaluation and National Evaluation Capacity Development from Claremont University, a Dynamic Leadership Certificate from the Emerging Managers Program at Harvard Business Publishing, and a Green Belt Six Sigma from the Government of India.

Radhika Behuria

Radhika Behuria

Regional Coordinator, Partnership Development

As Regional Coordinator for Partnership Development at ACCESS Health International, Radhika Behuria builds new partnership opportunities across the region, especially on private sector engagement. She has more than ten years of international development experience in Asia, across a broad range of development issues. She has worked with the United Nations Development Programme in multiple capacities from policy advisory roles, to project development and implementation of regional projects. Previously, she was working as the Regional Corporate Social Responsibility Manager for SunEdison, a global renewable energy company based out of Singapore.

Jaidev Anand

Jaidev Anand

Senior Technical Specialist

Jaidev Singh Anand works on the Health Financing Support Program as Senior Technical Specialist. Jaidev supports the development of a health financing strategy that will meet the needs of government, public, private, and academic partners. Before joining ACCESS Health International, he worked with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit in Dhaka, Bangladesh. As an advisor in the field of Health Financing, his role was to provide technical support and help build capacity within the government. Jaidev has completed his Bachelor’s in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Mumbai University, and also holds a Master’s degree in International Pharmacoeconomics and Health Economics from Cardiff University.

Vardhan Prabhakar

Vardhan Prabhakar

Senior Associate

S. Prabhaker Vardhan works on the Safe Care, Saving Lives project as a Senior Associate. Prior to joining ACCESS Health, he worked as a State Training Officer based in Ranchi, Jharkhand under the United Nations Development Program for Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network. He also worked as a Quality Assurance Consultant on the Bihar Technical Assistance Support Team, DFID, UK. Initiative, as a Quality Assurance Consultant, where he closely worked with the Regional Program Management Unit and District Health Societies Public Health facilities strengthening for maternal and child health and quality management system installation across Munger Division, Bihar. He holds a Bachelor of Technology, Biotechnology from St. Peters University, Chennai,Tamil Nadu. He is currently pursuing Master of Public Health from the Asian Institute of Public Health at Utkal University in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

Manisha Tripathi

Manisha Tripathi

Program Associate

Manisha Tripathi is a consultant on the Primary Care Pilot Program in Uttar Pradesh, helping with the design and development of tender documents and as a tenders liaison to government and private sector partners. Manisha has more than twelve years of experience in public health, having worked in India with both Population Services International and Family Health International 360. Manisha holds a Master’s degree in Social Work , a Bachelor’s degree in law, and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration.

Vyoma Sharma

Vyoma Sharma

Program Associate

Vyoma Dhar Sharma is a Program Associate working on the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage. Previously, she was a consultant with Government Reforms and the Infrastructure Development advisory line of service at PricewaterhouseCoopers India. She has a Master's degree in Development Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi.

Rashmi Singh

Rashmi Singh

Quality Lead

Rashmi Singh is working as a Lead on the Quality and Process Improvement team with the Safe Care, Saving Lives program in India. She is responsible for coaching and mentoring quality improvement teams in six healthcare facilities. Rashmi also develops technical material for the program, such as a Change Package on Prematurity and Sepsis, and an Induction Manual. Prior to joining ACCESS Health, she worked with University Research Co. to scale up of quality improvement work in Himachal Pradesh and Jharkhand.

Sanjeev Kumar

Sanjeev Kumar

Quality Lead

Sanjeev Kumar works on the Safe Care, Saving Lives project as Quality Lead. Prior to joining ACCESS Health, he was with the World Health Organization and a Tropical Disease Research Fellow at the James P. Grant School of Public Health in Dhaka Bangladesh. Before the fellowship, he worked with the Saving New born Lives Alliance-Save the Children, India as an Innovation Coordinator based in Bihar, where he looked for Implementation Research on Gentamycin-PSBI Management Rollout and Chlorohexidine-Cord care. He also worked on the Bihar Technical Assistance Support Team as a Quality Assurance Consultant, where he closely worked with the State Health Society, Regional Management Units and District Health Societies for planning and monitoring public Health facilities strengthening for Maternal &Child health and Quality Management System Installation across Bihar. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Health and Hospital Management specialized in health from the International Institute of Health and Hospital Management and Research, New Delhi. He is also currently pursuing a Master of Population Science from the International Institute of Population Science, Mumbai.

Vishal Abhishek

Vishal Abhishek

Quality Associate

Vishal Abhishek is part of the Quality and Process Improvement team of the Safe Care, Saving Lives program, working mainly as a quality improvement mentor in hospitals in Telangana. He previously interned with ACCESS Health and with Yashoda Hospitals, Hyderabad on quality assurance. He holds a Bachelors in Life Sciences, Bachelors in Public Administration, and a graduate degree in Hospital and Healthcare Administration from Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad.

Pratyush Kumar Bishi

Pratyush Kumar Bishi

Consultant

Pratyush Kumar Bishi manages monitoring and evaluation of the Safe Care, Saving Lives project. He has more than nine years of experience in program management and monitoring and evaluation in the field of reproductive health and non communicable diseases. He holds Master in Health Management from the Indian Institute of Health Management Research and a Bachelor of Mathematics and Statistics.

Taara Chandani

Taara Chandani

Consultant

Taara Chandani works with the ACCESS Health India team. She helps manage the design of the Primary Care Pilot Program and implementation of the Center for Health Market Innovations Learning Exchange. Taara has fifteen years of experience in health sector financing and capacity building across Africa and Asia. She has worked with a variety of consulting firms and aid agencies, including Banyan Global, Blue Lotus Advisory, the Microinsurance Centre, USAID, and the United Nations Development Programme. Taara holds a Master's degree in Public Administration from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College.

Amritayan Das

Amritayan Das

Consultant

Amritayan Das is a consultant with India’s primary healthcare team. He has worked on the design and development of the Uttar Pradesh Primary Healthcare Pilot Project and provides ongoing support for various health financing and primary healthcare research work. Amritayan has previous experience in healthcare facility quality and improvement projects, as well as implementing mHealth projects. He is a biomedical engineer by training with a postgraduate in management studies.

Vivek Gupta

Vivek Gupta

Consultant

Vivek Gupta works on the Safe Care, Saving Lives program as a Quality and Process Improvement Lead. He also works on several healthcare improvement and finance projects, including the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage. He was also a part of the improvement collaborative on eye care services and facility based newborn care in India. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery and a Master’s degree in Hospital Management from the Administrative Staff College of India in Hyderabad.

Bhavesh Jain

Bhavesh Jain

Consultant

Bhavesh Jain works on the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage and the associated Joint Learning Fund. He manages the Medical Audit Collaborative of the Joint Learning Network and is involved with the Claims Management and Health Technology Assessments joint learning technical initiatives. Previously with ACCESS Health, he managed the International Knowledge Linkage program under the Health Financing Support Program. Bhavesh has experience working with a spectrum of organizations, including consulting firms, multilateral donor partners, corporate insurance companies, academic institutions, think tanks, and governments. He is one of the founding members of the Indian Health Economics and Policy Association, a group of professionals promoting education and research in the field of health economics in India. He holds a Master’s degree in Health Policy, Innovation, and Management from Maastricht University, Netherlands, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Management from the Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur.

Rohini Kalvakuntla

Rohini Kalvakuntla

Consultant

Rohini Kalvakuntla manages the Public Private Partnerships Project and the India work for the Center for Health Market Innovations. She previously interned with the Center for Economic and Social Sciences, studying the evolution of microfinance programs in India. Rohini has a Master’s degree in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics and read for her Master’s degree in International Management at King's College London. She is an active blogger on the power of uncommon ideas and social businesses.

Anudeep Kathuroju

Anudeep Kathuroju

Consultant

Anudeep Kathuroju works on the Safe Care, Saving Lives project in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Prior to joining the ACCESS Health team full time, he interned with the Quality and Process Improvement team. Anudeep has also worked for a UN project at the Administrative Staff College of India in Hyderabad. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Kakatiya University and an MBA in Healthcare and Hospital Management from the University of Hyderabad.

Anuradha Katyal

Anuradha Katyal

Consultant

Anuradha works is a lead researcher with ACCESS Health India. She brings more than seven years of experience in public health research, implementation support, and knowledge management. Anuradha has worked with experienced teams on conceptualizing and conducting both secondary and primary research, including household surveys, facility assessments, focus group discussions, and qualitative interviews. She has also authored several blogs and opinion pieces.

Prashanthi Krishnakumar

Prashanthi Krishnakumar

Consultant

Prashanthi Krishnakumar works on the Public Private Partnerships Project. She also contributes to the India work for the Center for Health Market Innovations. She has an MBA in Healthcare and Hospital Management from the University of Hyderabad as well as a Master’s degree in Bioscience from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning.

Sireesha Perabathina

Sireesha Perabathina

Consultant

Sireesha Perabathina works on the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage and the associated Joint Learning Fund. She has over a decade of management and administrative experience in healthcare and has been extensively involved in program design, management, and implementation support for integrated health system solutions. Sireesha was a Ford Foundation Fellow and has a dual Master’s of Public Health, in Maternal and Child Health and International Health, from the School of Public Health at Boston University. She also has an MBA in Healthcare from the Indian Institute of Health and Hospital Management and Research. Outside of work, Sireesha is an accomplished baker and painter.

Vikrant Prabhakar

Vikrant Prabhakar

Consultant

Vikrant manages the Safe Care, Saving Lives project, which is a unique large scale quality improvement collaborative empowering frontline healthcare workers to take charge of the quality of health care delivery in their facilities. Vikrant is a community medicine specialist. He has more than eight years of experience of managing polio eradication initiatives in India and three years of experience in Collaborative Quality Improvement methodology. Vikrant is also a Certified Improvement Advisor.

S.Lakshmi Shanthi

S. Lakshmi Shanthi

Consultant

Lakshmi Shanthi manages the compliance and office administration needs for ACCESS Health International and oversees the maintenance and management of facilities, operations, and activities across ACCESS Health programs in seven countries. In addition to her organization wide responsibilities, she provides assistance to the Country Director, India and Global Executive Director. Lakshmi has a Master’s of Science in Biotechnology from the University College for Women, Osmania University in Hyderabad.

Manish Kumar Singh

Manish Kumar Singh

Consultant

Manish Kumar Singh is a part of the Quality and Process Improvement team. He focuses on projects in India and is currently working on the Safe Care, Saving Lives neonatal collaborative in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. He previously worked on various quality and process improvement initiatives at the Oasis Centre for Reproductive Medicine in Hyderabad. He holds a graduate degree in Hospital Management from the Administrative Staff College of India in Hyderabad. He also has a degree in Physiotherapy from the National Institute for the Orthopaedically Handicapped in Kolkata. He participated in an evaluation of the Janani-Shishu Suraksha Karyakram and Janani Suraksha Yojana programs at the National Rural Health Mission in Himachal Pradesh.

Amita Yadav

Amita Yadav

Consultant

Amita Yadav works on the Primary Care Pilot Project in India. Amita has eight years of experience in medical and public health in India, Bangladesh, and the United States. Prior to ACCESS Health, Amita worked with the Clinton Global Health Access Initiative in Uttar Pradesh. She holds a Master in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and did her Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard Medical School.

Vijaya Lakshmi Suravarapu

Vijaya Lakshmi Suravarapu

Consultant

Vijaya leads technology implementation for the Safe Care, Saving Lives program. Previously, she worked with Tech Mahindra Client, Microsoft, and the Aarogyasri Health Care Trust. She holds a Master in Computer Applications and is ITIL V3 Foundation Certified in IT Service Management.

Stuti Shukla

Stuti Shukla

Research Consultant

Stuti Shukla is a research consultant at ACCESS Health India. She has worked on several research projects at ACCESS Health, some in collaboration with other development sector organizations. Before joining ACCESS Health, Stuti worked as a journalist in Mumbai with The Indian Express, a reputed national newspaper in India. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Mumbai University and a Post Graduate in Public Policy and Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

Arun Kumar

Arun Kumar

Quality Associate

Arun Kumar works on the Safe Care, Saving Lives project as an Associate with the Quality and Process Improvement team in Andhra Pradesh. Prior to joining ACCESS Health, Arun worked as a Consultant with IFMR LEAD for a project evaluating the impact of interventions to reduce maternal and infant mortality in Kerala, India. He has also taught at Sri Sai Nursing institutions in Andhra Pradesh. Arun holds a Master in Public Health from the Division of Health Management, School of Medical Education, Mahatma Gandhi University in Kerala. He has the coveted Medallion 2016 from the Fifth International Conference on Current Trends in Public Health and Hospital Administration that was organized by DHM, School of Medical Education, M.G. University.

Aruna Marapaka

Aruna Marapaka

Quality Associate

Aruna Marapaka works on the Safe Care, Saving Lives project as part of the Quality and Process Improvement team in India. She brings experience in healthcare delivery, patient satisfaction and healthcare processing. Prior to joining ACCESS Health, Aruna worked with Continental Hospitals as a Patient Care Services Executive on quality assurance. She has a Master's degree in Healthcare & Hospital Management from the University of Hyderabad. She holds a medal from the University.

Azeem Ahamed

Azeem Ahamed

Quality Associate

Azeem Ahamed is a part of the Quality and Process Improvement team on the Safe Care, Saving Lives project neonatal collaborative in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Azeem has a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from NTR University of Health Sciences and a graduate degree from Administrative Staff College of India Hyderabad. He has experience working in Fernandez Hospital, which caters to mother and child in operations. Azeem has also worked as a Manager of Operations for two years in Suvitas, which is a multi specialty rehabilitation center in Hyderabad.

Shivani Chauhan

Shivani Chauhan

Executive Assistant

Shivani Chauhan works with the ACCESS Health International India Team. She manages the facilities and operations of the New Delhi office. She provides assistance to the Country Director and overall India team regarding administration. Previously, she worked in the Hospitality Industry. Shivani has a Bachelor's degree in English Honors from Delhi University.

Suresh Valluri

Suresh Valluri

Quality Associate

Suresh Valluri works on the Safe Care, Saving Lives project as part of the Quality and Process Improvement team in India. Suresh Valluri brings experience in healthcare delivery and patient care services. In his previous positions at Nagarjuna Hospitals Pvt Ltd, he was responsible for implementing and maintaining NABH standards in Hospitals. He has also worked at Hospital Supply Cooperative to improve hospital efficiency through an aggregation model supported by contracting services and systems like Biomedical Engineering Services, Medical Technology Management, and NABH Accreditation Support to Hospitals. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Lab Technology from Dr NTR University of Health Sciences, a Master of Business Administration degree in Hospital & Healthcare Management from NIMS University, and a Master of Public Health degree from North East Frontier Technical University.

Gouri Pattnaik

Gouri Sankar Pattnaik

Data Analyst

Gouri Sankar Pattnaik supports the Quality Improvement Cell at Aarogyasri Health Care Trust, Government of Telangana on data analysis and generation of data based evidence for driving decisions on Quality Improvement. Before joining Access Health, he worked with IPE Global Ltd and provided technical support to Department of Health and Family Welfare, and Department of Women and Child Development with the Government of Odisha. Prior to this, he worked with the Institute of Health Systems, Hyderabad as a Project Manager. He is also one of the founding members of Indian Health Economics and Policy Association. He holds a Master of Economics and Master of Finance and Control with thirteen years of work experience in Public Health and Nutrition sector.

Jitender Sharma

Jitender Sharma

Manager, Finance and Accounts

As Manager, Finance and Accounts, Jitender Sharma is responsible for managing the operations of global finances at ACCESS Health International. He is a finance professional and comes with over eight years of industry experience. He is a qualified chartered accountant. Jitender received his degree from Delhi University.

Kailash Sharma

Kailash Sharma

Senior Executive Accounts

Kailash Sharma is the Senior Executive Accounts of ACCESS Health International. He is responsible for global financing, banking, and accounting. Kailash has over six years of experience in finance. He previous worked with Ajay Aditya and Company, a leading chartered accountant firm in Delhi as Manager, Accounts and Audit. Kailash holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Delhi and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Finance at Sikkim Manipal University.

Akshita Jain

Akshita Jain

Executive Accounts

As Accounts Executive at ACCESS Health International, Akshita Jain assists the finance team through operational support of all global finance functions. She has five years of experience as an Accounts Executive from several different organizations. She holds a Master’s degree in commerce from IGNOU University.

Sofia Murad

Sofia Murad

Consultant

Sofia is working as a Consultant at ACCESS Health in New Delhi. She works on a variety of assignments for partners of ACCESS Health in India. Before transferring to the New Delhi office, Sofia was a Project Manager at ACCESS Health in Sweden where she managed an assignment from the government of the Netherlands. In this role, Sofia conducted a series of healthcare sector studies and arranged a delegation visit to the Nordics with Task Force Health Care (the Netherlands). Prior to joining ACCESS Health, Sofia worked for a number of development organizations and research institutes, assessing the impact of public health interventions in low income settings, including South Sudan and Bolivia. She has a Master's degree in Public Health Epidemiology from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. Sofia is a proud alumna of the University of Michigan where she earned a Bachelor's degree in international studies.

Arun Nair

Arun Nair

Consultant

Arun B Nair works with the ACCESS Health India team on health financing and systems research. He has vast experience working with central and various state governments in providing technical support in healthcare financing and systems research. Arun began his career with the National Health Systems Resource Center, New Delhi as a Health Finance Consultant and was involved in technical support for the implementation of health financing programs under the National Rural Health Mission. He later worked with the Institute of Public Health, Bangalore as a faculty member in Health Economics and Financing. He was Deputy Director Research of the State Health Systems Resource Center, Kerala prior to joining the ACCESS Health India team. Currently, he is a member of committee on costing of health services of Government of Kerala.

Srilakshmi Singu

Sri Lakshmi Singu

Quality Associate

Sri Lakshmi Singu is a Quality Associate on the Safe Care, Saving Lives team. She previously held an internship with Care Hospitals, Banjara Hills, working in a range of departments, including human resources, operations, and radiology. Sri Lakshmi holds a Master's in Business Administration in Hospital and Healthcare Management from the Apollo Institute of Healthcare Management. She also has a Green Belt Six Sigma.

Chang Liu

Chang Liu

Managing Director for Singapore, Mainland China, and Hong Kong

Chang Liu manages our work in east and southeast Asia. He is deeply involved in the design and supervision of ACCESS Health aging related projects in Southeast Asia and mainland China. Chang and ACCESS Health President William A. Haseltine are currently working on a new book, A City for All Ages, based on best practices in elder and long term care. Chang authored the epilogue to Dr. Haseltine’s previous book, Affordable Excellence, which documents the progress toward sustainable high quality healthcare in Singapore during 2013 and 2014.

In addition to his work with ACCESS Health, Chang is also adjunct professor at the National University of Singapore Enterprise and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He also participates in several projects on aging in Singapore, including large scale national surveys and intervention programs. Previously, he worked at the Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research at Brown University, where he studied long term care and elder care policies in both the United States and China. He earned his PhD in Health Services Research (2013) from Brown University with a specialization in health economics. He was awarded the eXebs Friedrich J. Schoening International Scholarship and was named an eXebs Fellow during his exchange study at the European Business School, Germany.

Linguo Li

Linguo Li

Director of Operations, China

Linguo Li is helping to establish our offices in mainland China. She brings eight years of experience in research and development, management consulting, mergers and acquisitions, and healthcare industry investment. Previously, Linguo worked at Takeda Pharmaceutical as a researcher in the development of new biologics for central nervous system diseases. She also provided consultation services on market assess and expansion strategy for top pharmaceutical and medical device companies at Smith Street Solutions. In addition, Linguo worked in science investment at a venture capital fund and as a commercial director of Medimix Asia. At Medimix Asia, she oversaw multinational market research, pricing, and market access project management in the healthcare industry. Linguo is a PhD candidate in Health Economics at Fudan University. She holds a Master's degree in Medical Genetics, also from Fudan University, and Bachelor's degrees in Medicine and Science from Jilin University.

Radhika Behuria

Radhika Behuria

Regional Coordinator, Partnership Development

As Regional Coordinator for Partnership Development at ACCESS Health International, Radhika Behuria builds new partnership opportunities across the region, especially on private sector engagement. She has more than ten years of international development experience in Asia, across a broad range of development issues. She has worked with the United Nations Development Programme in multiple capacities from policy advisory roles, to project development and implementation of regional projects. Previously, she was working as the Regional Corporate Social Responsibility Manager for SunEdison, a global renewable energy company based out of Singapore.

Qing Liu

Qing Liu

Senior Program Manager

Qing Liu is helping to launch the Modern Aging program in Shanghai. Prior to joining ACCESS Health, Qing was the director of human resources and finance at Peking University School of Transnational Law. She handled transnational operations at the school for four years. She also spent two years organizing the construction of the new law school building. She received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Material Science and Engineering from the University of Science and Technology, Beijing. She developed a strong interest in healthcare from her research. She enjoys playing violin and guitar in her spare time.

Tina Ja

Tina Ja

Senior Consultant

Tina is a project lead in the Beijing office. She focuses on engagement and development of new projects and partnerships. Tina is also involved in developing the Asia Health Innovation Leaders Network. Prior to joining ACCESS Health, Tina worked in wealth management in Canada, where she built and managed a portfolio of high net worth clients with a variety of professional and cultural backgrounds. She has an MBA from Tsinghua-MIT Sloan, and holds an Honors Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology and Economics from University of Toronto. She developed her interest in healthcare during her MBA studies, where she studied health and population policies and social impact measurements, and focused her thesis on digital health in China. Outside of work, she enjoys running, yoga, and baking.

Li Zhang

Li Zhang

Legal Counsel

Li Zhang participated in the establishment of our offices in mainland China. She brings eight years of experience in strategic and management consulting, mergers and acquisitions, and financing in the financial service and health industries. Li majored in law and passed the China BAR exam. Previously, Li worked at Enhance International as a project manager in project execution and business development. Before Enhance International, she was a Senior Consultant with SmithStreetSolutions. She has provided strategic and operation consulting and financing services for top insurance companies, including China Pingan Insurance, Taikang Life, Sunshine Insurance, State Farm, and Progressive. She was also involved in a cancel protection insurance product suitable in China market design project with GenRe insurance company.

Shu Shang

Shu Shang

Office Manager

Shu Shang provides support to Chang Liu and ACCESS Health China. She has a strong interest in health financing and healthcare systems and policies. Her experience ranges from research on rural finances and the healthcare industry in rural China to the public impact of corporate social responsibility programs in China. Shu is a Master's candidate in Finance from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law. She plays classical guitar and teaches modern dance in her spare time.

Qianjin Guo

Qianjin Guo

Consultant

Qianjin Guo helps to coordinate the Dream Works for the Elderly project with ACCESS Health China. Prior to joining ACCESS Health, Qianjin worked on aging related programs as a consultant with Hejun Consulting Group and Clearstate, a specialized healthcare research agency based in Singapore. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering and Management from Tianjin University. He is a PhD candidate in Biophysics at Peking University and a student at Hejun Business School.

Richard Zhao

Richard Zhao

Adjunct Consultant

Richard Zhao is responsible for logistics and project outreach of the Modern Aging program. He is a rising senior majoring in finance from New York University Shanghai where he served as a resident assistant and the clubs committee founding chair. Prior to joining ACCESS Health, he worked as a legislative intern in the United States House of Representatives while he studied abroad in Washington D.C. Zhao is interested in law and public policy and aspires to go to law school after graduation.

Zhun Meng

Zhun Meng

Volunteer

Zhun Meng is a volunteer at ACCESS Health China. He is an undergraduate student at the Questrom School of Business at Boston University. He is majoring in finance. Zhun has a strong interest in learning about corporate operations. His public welfare interests come from his volunteer work with Little Brothers, Boston. The nonprofit organization helps elderly people who suffer from loneliness, tenuousness, or loss of self sufficiency.

Fei Fang

Fei Fang

Senior Project Manager

Fei Fang is a senior project manager with ACCESS Health. She is specialized in providing knowledge solutions and resources network in the area of senior care industry. She has four years of experience in managing and executing consulting projects, offering the service of strategic scheming, business positioning, and operation planning. She has served many types of clients including the local government, state owned groups, leading real estate companies, insurance enterprises, and service providers. Fei is also interested in the innovation of government and non governmental organizations in the long term care field. She has previously been involved in an assessment project of the care service provision system at the district level. In the past two years, she has continued to provide consulting services to local non governmental organizations as a volunteer.

Fei Fang holds a Master's degree in social policy from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Fudan University, Shanghai.

Yingqi Fang

Yingqi Fang

Consultant

Yingqi is helping develop the Asia Health Innovation Leaders Network as well as managing accounts for knowledge and engagement partners for ACCESS Health China. Prior to joining ACCESS Health, Yingqi was an actuarial consultant at Willis Towers Watson in the United Kingdom, where she provided professional advice in relation to pension plans for multinational corporations from a wide variety of industries in both public and private sectors. Yingqi received a Master of Science with Merit in Actuarial Finance from Imperial College London, Master of Philosophy in Management from University of Cambridge, and Bachelor of Engineering with first class honors in Electronic Engineering from University of Sheffield.

Shawn Gu

Shawn Gu

Adjunct Consultant

Shawn Gu is responsible for branding and promotion for ACCESS Health China, including marketing campaigns, marketing materials, and managing social media accounts for ACCESS Health China. He is a senior student of Shanghai New York University, majoring in Business and Marketing and minoring in Interactive Media Arts.

Yifan Fan

Yifan Fan

Adjunct Consultant

Yifan Fan focuses on health informatics and data analysis, working closely on ACCESS Health China’s MetLife project. She is currently a graduate student in Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University. She has seven years of experience in health information management in a public hospital setting.

Vera Siesjö

Vera Siesjö

Country Manager, Philippines

Vera Siesjö leads our work in the Philippines. She currently manages projects on health financing and healthcare quality improvement, including the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage. Prior to joining ACCESS Health International, Vera worked as a project coordinator for an international press agency, producing country reports for The Economist, The Times, and USA Today in Mexico, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Vera also worked as project coordinator for a state funded mental health and psychosocial support program in public hospitals in Argentina. The program aimed at integrating mental health into primary healthcare. Vera holds a a Master's of Science in Psychology degree from the University of Palermo and a Master’s degree in International Public Health from the University of Sydney. When not working, Vera enjoys running, kite surfing, and traveling.

Cara Fallis

Cara Fallis

Consultant

Cara works on a project evaluating the effects of corporatization on public hospitals in the Philippines. Prior to joining ACCESS Health, Cara worked with the World Health Organization to organize and communicate with international medical field teams in response to Typhoon Haiyan. She also worked with the World Health Organization to produce Western Pacific Regional data evaluating health equity and right to health. Cara also has experience working with the University Health Network in Toronto in a clinical and research capacity pertaining to surgical and patient outcomes for oncology patients. Cara is currently a medical student at Our Lady of Fatima University in Valenzuela City, Philippines. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in International Development Studies and Molecular Biology from McGill University, and a Master’s degree in International Public Health from the University of Sydney. Outside of work, she enjoys travelling, jogging, cooking, and watching sports.

Ida Pantig

Ida Pantig

Consultant

Ida Marie Pantig is part of the project on the effects of corporatization in government hospitals in the Philippines. She is also a Research Associate at the Philippine Institute for Development Studies where she has done work on various Philippine health systems issues such as health financing and health resources. She recently concluded a study on capital investments in Philippine hospitals and health centers. She was a senior lecturer at the Department of Social Sciences of the University of the Philippines Manila. Ida holds a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies from the same university and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Tokyo. In addition to health systems, Ida’s interests include indie pop music, cooking, and life in space.

Roxanne Belen

Roxanne Belen

Program Manager

Roxanne Belen is part of the study documenting the corporatization of public hospitals in the Philippines. Prior to joining ACCESS Health, Roxy served as a professor at the University of the Philippines, Los Banos for eight years. Roxy then joined the Department of Health as a research fellow and went on to join the National Tuberculosis Control program. Roxy coauthored a Tuberculosis research paper for the National Tuberculosis Control program that was published by the World Health Organization. She later became the Research Associate for the Zuellig Family Foundation where she managed research studies focusing on maternal and child health. Roxy then joined 101 Health Research as a Research Manager. Roxy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, majoring in Microbiology and a Master’s degree in Microbiology, with a minor in Medical Microbiology from the University of the Philippines, Los Banos and Manila. When not working, Roxy serves as a Sunday school teacher, teaching one to three year old students how to pray and properly disinfect their hands before eating.

Anjo Dela Peña

Anjo Dela Peña

Research Associate

Anjo Dela Peña is currently involved in a study focusing on the effects of corporatization of government hospitals in the Philippines. He is a trained medical professional and worked as a clinical registered nurse in the Lung Center of the Philippines where he and his fellow researchers were recognized for their research on patient satisfaction on the bedside competencies rendered by staff nurses. He then worked under the Conditional Cash Transfer Program as a Project Development Officer in the Department of Social Welfare and Development, National Capital Region. Through a scholarship from Ford Foundation International, he obtained his Master’s Degree from the De La Salle University, Manila. Under the Master of Health Social Science program, he received various training on gender studies, health social science research, community organization and development, population studies, and program planning and management. In his spare time, Anjo engages in volunteer work, solving puzzles, doing yoga, running, and traveling.

Bernadette Joy Almirol

Bernadette Joy Almirol

Consultant

Bernadette Joy Almirol is part of the ACCESS Health team working on hospitals management and hospitals reforms. She currently works on a project that evaluates the effects of corporatization of public hospitals in the Philippines. Bernadette holds a Bachelor's degree in Public Health and is currently finalizing her Master of Science in Public Health (Biostatistics) at the University of the Philippines Manila. Prior to joining ACCESS Health, Bernadette worked as a research assistant in the same university. She was involved in a research project that assessed mental health status in aftermath of disasters in the Philippines. Bernadette also worked on a case series study that identified the potential causes of high maternal mortality rate in a rural province in the Philippine where she conducted quantitative data management, processing and analysis. Outside of work, Bernadette enjoys speed solving twisty puzzles, watching anime and reading manga.

Danika Bardelosa

Danika Bardelosa

Consultant

Danika Bardelosa is part of ACCESS Health International Philippine team wherein she partakes in the project assessing hospital management and hospitals reforms in public hospitals in the Philippines. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of the Philippines Manila. Danika previously worked as a Research Assistant on researches in areas of Medical Teleparasitology and Health Policy at the same university. In the Medical Teleparasitology project, Danika was involved in the conduct of training of medical technologists, who are the target end users of newly developed information and communications technology based diagnostic parasitology referral system. Danika has also worked in the area of Health Policy where she conducted analysis on international and local policies on the implementation of return of service agreement for selected human resources for health. Although not practicing the profession, she is a licensed Medical Technologist. Danika prefers spending her free time by working out, cooking and trying out different cuisines. She is also inclined with her newfound passion, photography while traveling locally.

Chang Liu

Chang Liu

Managing Director for Singapore, Mainland China, and Hong Kong

Chang Liu manages our work in east and southeast Asia. He is deeply involved in the design and supervision of ACCESS Health aging related projects in Southeast Asia and mainland China. Chang and ACCESS Health President William A. Haseltine are currently working on a new book, A City for All Ages, based on best practices in elder and long term care. Chang authored the epilogue to Dr. Haseltine’s previous book, Affordable Excellence, which documents the progress toward sustainable high quality healthcare in Singapore during 2013 and 2014.

In addition to his work with ACCESS Health, Chang is also adjunct professor at the National University of Singapore Enterprise and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He also participates in several projects on aging in Singapore, including large scale national surveys and intervention programs. Previously, he worked at the Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research at Brown University, where he studied long term care and elder care policies in both the United States and China. He earned his PhD in Health Services Research (2013) from Brown University with a specialization in health economics. He was awarded the eXebs Friedrich J. Schoening International Scholarship and was named an eXebs Fellow during his exchange study at the European Business School, Germany.

Adrienne Mendenhall

Adrienne Mendenhall

Country Manager, Singapore

Adrienne manages our work in Singapore. She focuses on creating innovative partnerships across public and private sectors that result in new healthcare and aged care models. Adrienne developed the Modern Aging program in Singapore and is expanding our innovation programs to new markets in Asia.

Prior to joining ACCESS Health International, Adrienne worked in education administration for the National University of Singapore Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. In the US, she had a decade of experience in community health promotion, focusing on reproductive and adolescent health and the prevention and management of noncommunicable chronic diseases. Adrienne received her Master’s of Public Health from the University of Minnesota.

Fredrik Knoeff

Fredrik Knoeff

Director of Operations and Program Development, Singapore

Fredrik Knoeff works in the ACCESS Health Singapore office, where he leads operational and programmatic growth. He specializes in professionalizing organizations, teams, and programs. He has over ten years of experience in the public and private sector and in the nongovernmental organization world. Previously, Fredrik worked in Tanzania as a management advisor for a local nongovernmental organization reaching out to vulnerable and marginalized groups. In the Netherlands, he worked as management consultant and was the managing director and attorney at law at a medium sized law firm. Fredrik has a Master’s degree in Management from Nyenrode Business University and a law degree from Leiden University, both in the Netherlands.

Xiaolu Bi

Xiaolu Bi

Regional Communications and Relations Manager

Xiaolu is responsible for communications and relations management in the region. She also works on engagement and development of cross border projects and partnerships. Xiaolu holds a Master of Public Health from Yale University. Prior to joining ACCESS Health, she interned at the World Health Organization in Geneva and later worked at the World Bank in Washington, DC, as a junior professional associate.

Jananie Audimulam

Jananie Audimulam

Program Manager

Jananie Audimulam is the manager of the Modern Aging program. She oversees programmatic implementation, evaluation as well as communications and outreach. She is passionate about chronic disease prevention using technology, especially in vulnerable populations. Previously, Jananie was a research associate in the Health Economics and Sociology group at the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from NUS, where she was awarded the competitive regional Graduate ASEAN Scholarship.

Justinian Liu

Justinian Liu

Program Assistant

Justinian Liu is based in Singapore and supports the Modern Aging program in both Singapore and China. He is a PhD candidate at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, and an alumnus of the Singapore-Stanford Biodesign Program. He is interested in the commercialization of wearable technology and data science in solving healthcare problems.

Sofi Bergkvist

Sofi Bergkvist

Executive Director

Sofi Bergkvist leads the strategic direction of ACCESS Health International and oversees the development and management of all programs, projects, and staff in the eight countries in which we work. Sofi began ACCESS Health International in India, where she built strategic partnerships to improve access to high quality, affordable healthcare. Today, she continues to establish and manage partnerships with the private sector, governments, and research and development organizations around the world. Previously, Sofi worked as an analyst for an asset management company in India and as an advisor at the European Commission's delegation to the United Nations in New York. She has a Master's of Science in International Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics and studied at the MBA program at McGill University. When not working, Sofi climbs mountains and trains for triathlons.

Stéphanie Treschow

Stéphanie Treschow

Advisor

Stéphanie Treschow advises our work in Sweden. She is the former Country Manager of ACCESS Health Sweden. Stéphanie has a background in banking and previously worked as an equity sales analyst at Citigroup in London, where she advised institutional clients on global equities. She has also worked with the private charitable foundation The World We Want, identifying and evaluating projects aimed at poverty alleviation and solutions to environmental degradation, primarily in Haiti and East Africa. Stéphanie holds a Master’s of Science degree in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics. Since she made the 180 degree turn from institutional banking to public health, she has attended a healthcare quality improvement program at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is a keen traveler to remote places, preferably where she can participate in some of the many sports she practices.

William Haseltine

William A. Haseltine

Chairman and President

William A. Haseltine, PhD, has an active career in both science and business. He was a professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health from 1976 to 1993, where he was founder and the chair of two academic research departments, the Division of Biochemical Pharmacology and the Division of Human Retrovirology. He is well known for his pioneering work on cancer, HIV/AIDS, and genomics. He has authored more than two hundred manuscripts in peer reviewed journals and is the author of several books, including Affordable Excellence: The Singapore Healthcare Story, published in 2013. He is the founder of Human Genome Sciences, Inc., and served as the chairman and CEO of the company until 2004. He is also the founder of several other successful biotechnology companies. Companies he has founded account for seven drugs currently on the market. He is chairman of the Haseltine Foundation for Science and the Arts. He serves as an advisor and board member of several innovative healthcare companies.

He is chairman of the US-China Health Summit and a member of the advisory board of the IE University, Madrid, and the advisory council for the Koch Institute of MIT and the Life Sciences Foundation. He is a member of the advisory boards of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (India), the Ragon Institute, the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India. He is also a Lifetime Governor of the New York Academy of Sciences, a member of the board of AID for AIDS International, an honorary member of the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institution, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Sofi Bergkvist

Sofi Bergkvist

Executive Director

Sofi Bergkvist leads the strategic direction of ACCESS Health International and oversees the development and management of all programs, projects, and staff in the eight countries in which we work. Sofi began ACCESS Health International in India, where she built strategic partnerships to improve access to high quality, affordable healthcare. Today, she continues to establish and manage partnerships with the private sector, governments, and research and development organizations around the world. Previously, Sofi worked as an analyst for an asset management company in India and as an advisor at the European Commission's delegation to the United Nations in New York. She has a Master's of Science in International Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics and studied at the MBA program at McGill University. When not working, Sofi climbs mountains and trains for triathlons.

Jean Galiana

Jean Galiana

Project Manager, Elder Care

Jean Galiana conducts qualitative research on innovative elder care delivery, community inclusion, age friendly cities, and the integration of healthcare systems across disciplines. She also documents models of excellence in elder care and optimal aging through blogs, interviews, and case studies. She is currently working on a book on Elder Care in the United States. Jean joined ACCESS Health in 2015. She received her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Lehman College and is working toward a Master of Science in Gerontology from the University of Southern California.

Anna Dirksen

Anna Dirksen

Director of Communications

Anna Dirksen is Director of Communications at ACCESS Health International. She has more than ten years of strategic communications experience across a broad range of healthcare issues and geographic areas. Previously, she was Vice President at Corkery Unlimited, one of the leading strategic consulting firms specializing in health and medical communications.

Anna has led communications and outreach strategies at the United Nations Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability in Tokyo, Japan, the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and at the UN Secretariat in New York. She also previously served as Deputy Director of Communications for the global health organization PSI in Washington D.C. She earned her MSc from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and began her career as a television host, reporter, and producer in Canada.

Christina Manng

Christina Manng

Executive Coordinator

Christina Manng ensures the smooth functioning of the organization by coordinating activities and communication between the executive office and all country offices. She provides critical support to the President and Chairman and coordinates all compliance related matters between country offices and headquarters. Christina also leads special operational and programmatic initiatives. Prior to joining ACCESS Health, Christina was involved in grassroots policy campaigns in Tucson, Arizona, interned with two members of Congress, and worked alongside executives at a pediatric healthcare clinic. She holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Arizona and studied Public Health at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.

Svea Meyer

Svea Meyer

Social Media Consultant

Svea Meyer is part of the communications team at ACCESS Health International, working specifically on social media. She holds a Master's Degree in International Health from Uppsala University in Sweden. Her thesis focused on the access to healthcare services for people with albinism in Tanzania. Svea has worked in Tanzania and Germany as an occupational therapist for four years and holds a Bachelor's degree in the same field.

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