Our People

The Secretariat

The Washington-based ACTION Secretariat is run by six team members. The Secretariat is the hub of the ACTION partnership and provides strategic support in key areas including communication and content expertise and coordination within our three primary issue areas: End the Epidemics, Healthy Start, and Equitable and Sustainable Systems.

Meet The Secretariat

ACTION Leadership Group

As a mission-driven partnership, ACTION connects to create strategies and conduct coordinated or joint advocacy because we can have greater impact that way, not because of shared funding. The leadership group is the body responsible for ensuring that the shared vision, mission, values, and strategic aims of the partnership are upheld; providing a venue to coordinate strategically across the partnership on joint advocacy campaigns and activities; overseeing and supporting the work of the secretariat, including financial oversight and fundraising support; ensuring that the partnership remains a "light touch," complementing the global and national level advocacy work of partners; and agreeing on the entry and exit of partners.

Meet the ACTION Leadership Group

New Opportunities

ACTION is hiring!

Associate, ACTION

Salary: $45,000–$52,000
Full-time schedule
4-Year Degree Required

Start Date: October 1, 2020
Application Deadline: September 21, 2020

Learn more.

Our Coalition Engagement

Though ACTION does not play a traditional “coalition-building” role, we work with a diverse group of stakeholders to have greater impact and influence. To that end, ACTION partner staff sit on boards or on strategic working groups, and other bodies, such as:

Ending the Epidemics

Africa free of New HIV infections AfNHi

Joyce Nganga, WACI Health
Secretariat

Rosemary Mburu, WACI Health
Secretariat

Coalition to Accelerate and Support Prevention Research (CASPR)

Joyce Nganga, WACI Health
Member

Rosemary Mburu, WACI Health
Member

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Joanne Carter, RESULTS Educational Fund
Member, Developed Country NGO Delegation; Former Board Member; Former Committee Member for Strategy, Investment, and Impact Committee

Carol Nyirenda Kachenga, CITAMplus
Member, Communities Delegation; Former Board Member

Louis Da Gama, Princess of Africa Foundation
Member, Communities Delegation; Member, Administrative Working Group

Allan Ragi, KANCO
Former Member, Developing Countries NGO Delegation

Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN)

Joanne Carter, RESULTS Educational Fund
Chair, GFAN Steering Committee

Carol Nyirenda Kachenga, CITAMplus
Member, GFAN Steering Committee

Patrick Bertrand, GHA France
Member

Rosemary Mburu, WACI Health
Member

International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

Carol Nyirenda Kachenga, CITAMplus
Member, Union Communities Advisory Panel; Former Member, Affected Communities

Stop TB Partnership

Joanne Carter, RESULTS Educational Fund
Board, Vice-Chair

Aaron Oxley, RESULTS UK
Board Member, Developed Country Civil Society; Member, Executive Committee

Carol Nyirenda Kachenga, CITAMplus
Member, Communities Delegation; Former Board Member

David Bryden, RESULTS Educational Fund
Member, Developed Country NGO Delegation

Janika Hauser, RESULTS UK
Member, Developed Country NGO Delegation

TB Accountability Platform

Aaron Oxley, RESULTS UK
Co-Chair

TB Europe Coalition

Marine Ejuryan, GHA France
Board Member

Aaron Oxley, RESULTS UK
Member, Oversight Advisory Committee

Patrick Bertrand, GHA France
Member, Oversight Advisory Committee

UN HLM TB Accountability Working Group

Robyn Waite, Results Canada
Member

UNITAID

Bruno Rivalan, GHA France
Former Co-Chair, TB Working Group of the NGO Delegation

Carol Nyirenda Kachenga, CITAMplus
Member, Communities Delegation; Former Member, UNITAD Board

Louis Da Gama, Princess of Africa Foundation
Key Adviser, Communities Delegation

 

Healthy Start

African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN)

Rahab Mwaniki, KANCO
Member, ALN Working Group

African Union Commission Technical Working Group on RMNCAH

Fitsum Lakew

Gavi Civil Society Steering Committee

Patrick Bertrand, GHA France
Former Chair, Oversight Advocacy Group; Former Member, , GAVI CSO Steering Committee

Jack Ndegwa, KANCO
Former Member, Oversight Advocacy Group; Former Member, GAVI CSO Steering Committee

John Fawcett, RESULTS Educational Fund
Former Member

Global Financing Facility (GFF)

Joanne Carter, RESULTS Educational Fund
Civil Society Representative Member, Originating Investors Group; Member, Global Civil Society Coordinating Group; Former Member, Global Civil Society Steering Committee

Rosemary Mburu, WACI Health
Member, Global Civil Society Coordinating Group

Lightness Charles, HDT
Member, GFF Civil Society Coordinating Group Tanzania; Member, Global Civil Society Coordinating Group

Joyce Nganga, WACI Health
Member, Global Civil Society Coordinating Group; Member, GFF Civil Society Coordinating Group Kenya

Xochitl Sanchez, ACTION Secretariat
Member, GFF Global Steering Committee; Member, Global CS Coordinating Group; Chair, Global GFF CS Accountability Working Group

International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition (ICAN)

Various market leads, including participants from GHA France, RESULTS Canada, RESULTS Educational Fund, RESULTS UK, and the ACTION Secretariat

Xochitl Sanchez, ACTION Secretariat
Lead, Multilateral Financing Working Group

Micronutrient Initiative

Joanne Carter, RESULTS Educational Fund
Chair, Business Development Committee

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (PMNCH)

Chris Dendys, Results Canada
Board Member, NGO Delegation

Polio Advocacy and Communications Team (PACT)

Bruce Reilly, RESULTS UK
Member, UK Market Group

Mark Rice, RESULTS International Australia
Member, Australia Market Group

Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement

Sabina Rogers, ACTION Secretariat
Member, SUN Civil Society Network Steering Group

Tokyo Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit 2020

Elise Rodriguez, GHA France
Member, N4G Advisory Group; Co-Chair, Accountability Working Group

 

Equitable and Sustainable Systems

5% Initiative

(soon to be 7% Initiative)

Patrick Bertrand, GHA France
Member, Selecting Committee

Africa Leaders Meeting (ALM) Working Group

Fitsum Lakew

G7 Structures

Margot Jaymond, GHA France
Former Lead, Health Working Group of the G7 Global Taskforce

G20 Structures

Rachael Hore, RESULTS UK
International Lead, C20 Health Working Group

Robyn Waite, Results Canada
Member, G20 Coordination Group

IHP+/UHC 4030

Peter Bujari, HDT
Member, WHO/UHC2030 Technical Network on UHC on Social Participation

Multilateral Financing Institution (MFI) Working Group

John Fawcett, RESULTS Educational Fund

Xochitl Sanchez, ACTION Secretariat

Pacific Friends for Global Health

(replaces the Pacific Friends of the Global Fund and now includes the Global Fund, Gavi, and UNITAID)

Amelia Christie, RESULTS International Australia
Advisory Board Member

Primary Health Care Strategy Group

Joyce Ng’ang’a, WACI Health
Member

WHO Advisory Committee on SDG3 Accelerator on R&D, Innovation and Access

Rosemary Mburu, WACI Health

 

National-level Structures

National Parliamentary Groups

Shiva Shrestha, RESULTS International Australia
Secretariat, Australian TB Caucus

Janika Hauser, RESULTS UK
Policy Advisor, UK All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on TB

Tom Guha, RESULTS UK
Policy Advisor, UK APPG on Nutrition for Growth

Harry Rogers, RESULTS UK
Policy Advisor, UK APPG on Vaccinations for All

Isaac Phiri, CITAMplus
Focal Point Person, Zambia Parliamentary Caucus on TB

Oscar B Mwaibabile, HDT
Focal Point Person, Tanzania Parliamentary Caucus on TB

Taryn Russell, Results Canada
Secretariat, All-Party Global Health Caucus

African Health and Wellbeing Initiative

Noriko Shirasu, RESULTS Japan
Coordinator

Canadian Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (CanWaCH)

Chris Dendys, Results Canada
Board Member

Taryn Russell, Results Canada
Co-Lead, CanWaCH Stakeholder Engagement Working Group

CONCORD

(EU umbrella organization for EU member states CSO development coalitions)

Bruno Rivalan, GHA France
Board Member

ICAN Canada

Kenneth Boddy, Results Canada
Co-Lead

MNCH Roundtable Steering Committee

Crickett Nicovich, RESULTS Educational Fund
Member

Polio Canada Group

Kenneth Boddy, Results Canada
Member

STOP TB Canada

Robyn Waite, Results Canada
Coordinator

Stop TB Partnership in Japan

Noriko Shirasu, RESULTS Japan
Co-chair

Stop TB USA Board of Directors

David Bryden, RESULTS Educational Fund
Member

SUN Movement Country Civil Society Alliances

Carol Nyirenda Kachenga, CITAMplus
Board Member, CSO SUN Zambia

Esther Kagure, KANCO
Member, Advocacy, Communication, Policy and Governance Subcommittee, SUN CSA Kenya

Tanzania Coalition for Demographic Awareness and Action (TCDAA)

Oscar B Mwaibabile, HDT
Member

Dr. Peter Bujari, HDT
Member

TB Roundtable

David Bryden, RESULTS Educational Fund
Co-chair

Thrive Coalition Executive Committee

Crickett Nicovich, RESULTS Educational Fund
Member