About the AIDSTAR-One Team

Led by John Snow Inc., AIDSTAR-One is a dynamic team of 11 partner organizations with broad expertise in HIV programming, knowledge management, monitoring, evaluation, and research. AIDSTAR-One responds rapidly to emerging needs at the country level with on-demand technical assistance and strategic planning.

Leadership Team


Project Director

With extensive expertise in the areas of HIV, reproductive health/family planning, and child health, Ed has guided USAID-funded programs for more than 20 years.

Before joining JSI and AIDSTAR-One, he was deputy director for the USAID-funded YouthNet Project, implementing global activities to improve the reproductive health and HIV prevention behaviors of youth. Ed has lived in seven Latin American countries and served as a population and health advisor for USAID Missions in Guatemala and Peru.


Senior Operations Manager

Margaret has more than 10 years of experience in project management,budgeting, and implementation in international public health. Before her current position at JSI, she served as the performance-based grants manager for JSI's Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative, establishing and managing its financial and contractual systems.

Margaret has also served as a program administrator for PATH's HIV/TB Global Program and the Global Campaign for Microbicides, and as a pricing specialist and program administrator for the Futures Group Global.


Senior Knowledge Management Advisor

With more than 12 years of experience in health communications, Erin leads AIDSTAR-One's efforts to build a knowledge management system to serve the global HIV/AIDS community.

After joining JSI in 2002, she worked in communications at the Population, Health, Nutrition & Information project and the USAID | DELIVER Project. Throughout her career, she has created effective messages to support USAID Missions and raise awareness about USAID-funded programs among policymakers and the international public health community.


Senior HIV Prevention Advisor

Helen Cornman has close to 25 years of experience working in HIV/AIDS domestically and internationally. She has extensive experience in policy and advocacy issues and has authored several studies on community involvement and capacity development in global health.


HIV Counseling and Testing Advisor

Maria Claudia is a family nurse practitioner who brings both clinical and international public health experience in Africa, including HIV, to JSI. Maria Claudia provides technical leadership for the HIV counseling and testing portfolio of AIDSTAR-One. The Counseling and Testing activities include providing technical assistance in Africa and Asia on home-based and provider-initiated testing and counseling, documenting best practices in counseling and testing, and creating fora to help move certain counseling and testing models forward.


Care and Support Team Leader

Andrew's portfolio of expertise in domestic and international public health is built on two decades of experience in business development, monitoring and evaluation, HIV surveillance and reporting, prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission, and research.

Andrew joined JSI in 1995 and is director of the JSI/World Education Center for HIV and project director for both the CDC-funded Global AIDS Program, IQC contracts, and the JSI subcontract to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's Project HEART.


India Country Program Manager

David brings over 20 years of HIV and public health expertise in program management, strategic planning and implementation, training, assessment, research, and grant management to AIDSTAR-One. He also served as a senior HIV and AIDS advisor and was director for JSI's HIV projects in five countries in Central Asia. Before joining JSI, David was team leader for HIV and infectious diseases with the USAID Mission in Cambodia and regional technical advisor for CARE's public health projects in Asia.


Orphans and Vulnerable Children Team Leader

Marcy's strengths as a public health specialist are based on more than a dozen years of experience in HIV programming, monitoring and evaluation, maternal and child health, and youth programming. For the past five years, she has also worked with the HIV team at JSI and is the senior advisor on the PEPFAR-funded Urban Health Extension Program in Ethiopia.

Her field experience includes work in Cambodia, the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Liberia, Malawi, Tanzania, South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

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Gender Advisor

Lyn is a gender analysis expert with 20 years of experience in program planning and assessment, training design and facilitation, and grants management. She has developed and managed effective policies and strategies for NGOs and government agencies and provided technical assistance in over 30 countries to improve projects in agriculture, environment, education, health, HIV, small business, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. She has also authored widely-disseminated field resources.

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Senior Treatment Advisor

An infectious disease specialist whose primary focus is HIV care and treatment, JSI's Bisola Ojikutu is a leader in treatment programming and research in the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa.

She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital. She previously served as director of the Office of International Programs and director of South African HIV/AIDS Programs and is the founding director of the Umndeni Family Care Program, a comprehensive initiative to improve access to care for women and children in rural South Africa.

Jennifer Pearson

Manager of Injection Safety Programs

Jennifer has expertise in monitoring and evaluation as well as knowledge management. She has led evaluations of the AIDSTAR-One water, sanitation, and hygiene curriculum as well as an assessment of pilot job aids and client education materials to increase co-trimoxazole use and adherence among people living with HIV. Her field experience includes work in Ethiopia, Kenya, Nicaragua, Paraguay, and Uganda. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.


Senior Technical Advisor

Aysa brings over 15 years experience providing technical assistance and managing activities for international and national NGOs and multilateral organizations to JSI, with a focus on HIV prevention, sexual and reproductive health, gender equity, and adolescent health. Her skills include designing and managing programs and research, building partnerships and program linkages, and planning training and advocacy activities. She currently manages field activities in Latin America and Tanzania.