Food, Nutrition and Malnutrition

GHL nutrition-team-members

Dr. Christina Blanchard-Horan

Christina Blanchard– Horan PhD

Research and Evaluation

Christina is the principal consultant of GHL and has been working with countries that include Africa, South America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia as well as the United States since 1993. She assesses and evaluates a variety of programs dealing with healthcare access as well as healthy nutrition and its importance. She has led several end of project evaluations for UNICEF in East and West Africa. Click the picture for more…

Dr. Wamuyu Maina

Gakenia Wamuyu Maina, PhD

Nutrition evaluation scientist

Dr. Maina has been a public health nutritionist for over ten years. She provides training and technical assistance for different child health programs dealing with healthy nutrition. She has a PhD in Public Health Nutrition making her a vital part of our Nutrition Team. Gakenia Wamuyu Maina PhD, MSc, BEd, Nutrition evaluation scientist

Jasmine Fledderjohann PhD

Health Analyst

Dr. Fledderjohann is highly trained in gathering and analyzing data dealing with topics such as nutrition of pregnant and breastfeeding women, especially in India and East Africa. She has focused on the disparities with gender and nutrition along with their mortality in Nepal and India. Dr. Fledderjohann has a Master’s and Doctorate in Sociology and Demography.

Muthoni Njage Nutrition Specialist

Muthoni Njage

Muthoni Njage has the ability to tailor her management skills to a variety of different programs and areas. She values and develops strong relationships with partners and clients. Her experience includes the provision of overall management of the East Africa office for a USAID contractor.
Stella Kirkendale nutrition specialist

Stella Kirkendale, MPH

Community Engagement Hygiene and Sanitation Specialist

Ms. Kirkendale is a public health practitioner and trainer with leadership and gender-focused experience providing technical assistance, strengthening community capacity, workshop and training design and advocacy. She has over 25 years of experience in managing global and US stakeholder engagement, education and capacity-building projects in HIV/AIDS, TB infection control and Ebola funded by USAID, NIH, and CDC. Ms. Kirkendale advised Partners in Health on their community health and social protection programs in Sierra Leone during the transition from the Ebola crisis to health systems strengthening. click the photo for more…

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