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Lisa Rotondo - International Trachoma Initiative
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As Associate Director for ITI at the Task Force, Lisa Rotondo is a primary representative for the organization and serves as the liaison to all collaborating partners at the local, national, regional, and international levels.
She manages the day-to-day project and financial operations of ITI, assesses progress, and develops strategies and communications for all programs.
In addition, Ms. Rotondo oversees the continued development of the basic design, structure, and operations needed for implementing the SAFE strategy to eliminate blinding trachoma.
has over eight years of public health program management and evaluation experience, with an emphasis on neglected tropical disease programs in Africa.
Prior to joining ITI, Ms. Rotondo served for four years as the Assistant Director of the Trachoma Control Program at the Carter Center/Global 2000.
In that role, she
monitored and evaluated operations for a six-country, $9 million/year program, planning and strategizing with Ministry of Health staff in each country as well as with local and international partners.
Through those intense collaborations, the program was able to annually reach 8,000 communities with health education, 13.5 million persons with mass drug distribution, 32,000 persons with eyelid surgery, and 580,000 households with latrines.
From 2003 to 2004, Ms. Rotondo was Resident Technical Advisor for the Carter Center?s Guinea Worm Eradication Program in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
helped to achieve a 78% reduction in Guinea Worm cases during her
previously served in the U.S. Peace Corps as a Community Health Development Volunteer focusing on Guinea worm eradication in Burkina Faso.
While completing her Master of Public Health in International Community Development at Emory University, she interned in Atlanta at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Carter Center/Global 2000 and in Senegal at Plan International.
has also worked in Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan and Southern Sudan.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts with dual studies in Health Sciences and Psychology from Kalamazoo College in Michigan.