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Team Member Spotlight: Haris Shehzad

Vysnova’s Team Member Spotlight is on Haris Shehzad. Haris is a COVID-19 Site Coordinator for Vysnova Partners…

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Team Member Spotlight: Joyce Dieterly

Vysnova’s Team Member Spotlight is on Joyce Dieterly. Joyce is a Research Associate for the $54M CDC-funded Applied Research to Address the COVID-19 Emerging Public Health Emergency project.

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Team Member Spotlight: Nana Darko

Nana Darko

Nana Darko is a Research Associate for Vysnova Partners. Her responsibilities include drafting and submitting the technical and financial reports that are required as project deliverables. She also updates and revises the implementation and work plans in order to meet project goals ensuring deadlines are realistic and coordinated with the project team. She also briefs senior management on projects, best practices, and solutions to address challenges.

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Team Spotlight: Hoa Nguyen

Vysnova Partners is pleased to have the spotlight on Hoa Nguyen who has been recently promoted to Program Manager for the Southeast Asia Bio-surveillance and Epidemiology Research (SABER) II program.

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Team Member Spotlight: Ryan Brink

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Ryan Brink

Ryan Brink is a Supply Chain and Logistics Manager for Vysnova Partners. His project responsibilities are to ensure the delivery of test kits on time and within budget. This requires coordination with vendors, various test sites, and transportation partners. Ryan earned a Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management from the University of Michigan and spent two years with the US Peace Corps in Zambia where he oversaw the building of a marketplace which sparked his interest in sourcing/logistics.

 

 

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Team Member Spotlight: Sofia Desta

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Sofia Desta

Sofia Desta is a Senior Technical Associate – LEPP (Limited Excess Property Program) Senior Communications and Outreach Specialist for Vysnova Partners Inc.
Sofia is responsible for undertaking knowledge management efforts by identifying platforms and opportunities through which important program information is generated and shared amongst LEPP stakeholders. She also works to increase the visibility of LEPP by creating awareness of how federal surplus property transferred overseas is supporting the U.S. development and humanitarian aid programs. Through outreach, Sofia implements initiatives that build strong partnerships to strengthen program outcomes. Sofia has developed an outreach and communications strategy for LEPP that is aligned with USAID’s Agency program priorities. This strategy leverages the transfer of more than 40 million dollars per annum of federal surplus property to increase public diplomacy opportunities and build the capacity of health, education and agriculture programs in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Sofia is also responsible for identifying key performance indicators for humanitarian aid and development programs utilizing federal excess property attained through LEPP.
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Team Member Spotlight: Kunthea Phen

Kunthea Phen

Kunthea is an Information Technology Specialist for Vysnova Partners. He supports the Information Technology, system administrator, and researchers in NAMRU-2 Cambodia. He is responsible for implementation, monitoring, maintenance of IT system, solve technical problems such as the computer systems, software, hardware, and networks.

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Team Member Spotlight: Pachada Satharath  

Pachada Satharath

Pachada Satharath is currently providing service to our client, U.S. NAMRU-2 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia as a Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) Assistant. In her position, she ensures all human research study activities and projects are met with DoD IRB and HRPP requirements. Moreover, she works closely with local, international investigators and project study team to obtain information and keep track of any updates on all human research activities to ensure all research studies are approved and followed by IRB procedures. Pachada holds a bachelor’s degree in communication.

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Team Member Spotlight: Aiko Manzueta

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Aiko Manzueta

Aiko is the Financial Analyst for Vysnova in Singapore. She assists the Finance Department for NAMRU-2 in the execution of the Command’s budget ensuring compliance with program policies, procedures and finance regulations.  She analyzes forecast and actual expenditures, orders, contracts, and carry-over funds on a schedule to be determined in agreement with the Financial Manager and reviews travel requests, purchase orders, and contracts.  Additionally, she enters purchase orders into FASTDATA for all appropriations and reconciles travel funding, family housing funding, medical research funding (including contracts) as assigned.  Aiko also assists with audit, IG inspection, PPMAP preparations as needed, creates and maintains funding document files (purchase requests, funding documents, RDOCs, invoices, payment vouchers, etc.)  While experiencing her growth with Vysnova one of her main goals is to finish her degree in accounting.

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Team Member Spotlight: Monireth Toy

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Monireth Toy

Monireth is a Regional Project Assistant for Vysnova in Cambodia. She provides a wide range of administrative, operational, logistical and project management support to the Southeast Asia Biosurveillance and Epidemiology Research (SABER) program. She performs outreach and communication with internal and external stakeholders. Participate in meetings with in-country partners, develop agenda to facilitate the discussion, act as the primary collector of information, requests that require technical review and approval. Prior to Vysnova, Monireth had over 10 years’ experience working in communication and networking with CSO, international and local NGOs, government agencies in Cambodia. Monireth holds a degree in Accounting and a degree in Communication and Negotiation.