After more than 25 years in international development, Kerry Bruce, DrPH founded Clear Outcomes. The company aims to draw on years of experience working in the for-profit and non-profit sectors of development and more than 20 years of living in Asia and Africa. Kerry is the CEO and Founder of the company and aims to provide nimble, responsive and high-quality services to clients. She is a recognized global health expert and has managed large implementation projects on several continents. A recognized leader in the ICT field, Kerry has been spearheading the use of big data in project design, monitoring and evaluation for the field, is a regular guest lecturer for TechChange, and has been a co-organizer of the MERL Tech conference. She is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University’s International Health Department and teaches courses in mHealth and Implementation Science.
Thom Bruce is a management and security cooperation expert. He serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Clear Outcomes where he is a member of the senior management team and is responsible for Contracting, Human Resources, Finances and establishing rigorous policies and procedures. Before joining Clear Outcomes he was the Chief Management Officer for the Africa Strategic Studies Center (ACSS) at the National Defense University. There he planned and oversaw operations and logistics for 10 major peer to peer education programs in Africa and the US annually. He managed a team of finance, human resources, operations, logistics, program support, and facilities management professionals to support all aspects of Africa Center efforts. He was the Contracting Officer Representative responsible for support contract oversight and regulatory compliance, and managed a budget of $12 million.
Dr. Joris Vandelanotte is a Medical Doctor and Specialist in Public Health Medicine with over 25 years’ experience in Sub-Saharan Africa in the fields of public health, health systems strengthening, primary health care, monitoring and evaluation, and operational research. Joris started his career with Médecins sans Frontières in Kenya and Chad, where he combined clinical practice with district and primary health care management.
Barbara Willet – Principal
Barbara Willett has been a fixture in the M&E community for many years, serving as Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning at Mercy Corps, American Red Cross, and the Digital Impact Alliance. She has worked in M&E and development for nearly 25 years, designing M&E plans for individual programs, creating country-level M&E systems and solutions, and developing approaches to agency-level measurement. She has presented to AEA, InsideNGO, NetHope, and been a guest lecturer for TechChange on the nexus of M&E and technology for NGOs. Barbara is passionate about capacity building, sustainability, and helping organizations build a culture of reflection and learning. Barbara presumes a view of M&E that is inclusive and expansive – one that influences design, enables learning, ensures accountability and inclusivity, demands rigor, and promotes evidence-based decision-making and good, adaptive management.
Blakey Emmett has more than 15 years of experience creating and deploying corporate responsibility, cross-sector partnership, and stakeholder engagement strategies. Throughout her career, she has navigated complex global organizations in corporate, foundation, and NGO environments to build strategic alliances that integrate business and community needs.
Blakey is a seasoned communicator, with a keen ability to engage and empower her audiences. Her style, knowledge, and personality combine to bringing disparate teams together for cross-cultural learning and shared purpose, passion, and action. Blakey’s train the trainer approach and her guidance and counsel have empowered country and market leads in more than 50 countries to build programming and expand engagement with their stakeholders.
Steve Gesuale is a global health practitioner with broad experience building and managing diverse international development programs. He has sixteen years of experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating global public health programs. He has managed multiple family planning, HIV prevention and social marketing programs in Southern Africa. He led a large-scale Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) servicey delivery program, a multi-country, $50 million program. He now works predominantly in helping organizations interpret and communicate program and survey data, specializing in applying best practices of data visualization in innovative ways.
Laura has more than 25 years of experience in global health leadership, advocacy, communications, and program design and management, including 15 years of residence in Francophone Africa (Benin, the Central African Republic, Rwanda, and Senegal) and short-term assignments throughout East, West, and Central Africa. Laura has significant experience in health policy development and analysis, program design and management, advocacy and communications. She is an internationally recognized and invited public speaker, trainer, and facilitator.
Andria Hayes-Birchler – Senior Consultant
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Andrew Trembley is a quantitative analyst with a strong background in education. He has conducted research and evaluations for the World Bank, DFID, and USAID. He spent eight years conducting research, support, and evaluations in the World Bank’s education unit, specializing in improving teacher policies and capacity building for monitoring and evaluation systems. Andrew has extensive experience working on education and health projectsr in Latin America, Eastern Africa, and Western Africa.
Christine Hooyman is a global health professional with over 9 years of experience in program management, international development, and health programming implementation. She has extensive fieldwork experience in Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Tanzania. Christine cemented her passion for global health work during her undergraduate studies, where she spent a semester in Nairobi working alongside a community-based organization providing HIV care in informal settlements. Christine served as a community health volunteer in southern Rwanda with the United States Peace Corps. In partnership with a rural health center, Christine developed training curriculum for over 120 community health workers, covering reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, family planning, nutrition, and child health. She also implemented several youth development camps providing sexual and reproductive health, leadership and decision-making lessons for high school students.