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Who we are

We are a women-empowered boutique consulting firm with
in-country experience in health system strengthening, private sector engagement, and sexual and reproductive health programming.

We are a global, virtual team currently based in Kenya, Scotland, and Canada.

We collaborate with local and international changemakers to deliver blueprints regarding global health investment strategies and program design.

We deliver actionable analyses related to innovations in service delivery, engagement of the private sector and health financing for contraception.

Meet the team

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Nikki Charman

Partner | Scotland

Nikki has 27 years of experience in health delivery in lower and middle-income countries, with a focus on private sector engagement, market system development, and consumer and provider behaviour change. Prior to joining Impact for Health Nikki enjoyed a long period working for Population Services International (PSI), both at the country level (implementing interventions to improve health delivery through networks of private providers in Pakistan, Nepal, Myanmar and Kenya) as well as part of global advisory teams based out of Nairobi and Washington DC. More recently, while Vice President Marketing, Nikki led the launch and roll out of an innovative program design process (Keystone Design Framework) for use across the PSI Network of over 50 country programs, in order to develop improved intervention investment cases that are underpinned by systems thinking, behavioural theory and human-centred design. Prior to PSI, Nikki worked for Marie Stopes International, both at the country level and global level on planning, strategic facilitation and performance improvement.

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Andrea Cutherell

Partner | Nairobi

Andrea is an experienced strategist, facilitator, and global health technical leader with a focus on market systems approaches to improve health outcomes. She brings over 15 years of experience leading complex initiatives; managing teams; and providing technical assistance in sexual and reproductive health (SRH), maternal and child health, nutrition, malaria, HIV, private sector engagement, and health systems strengthening. She has extensive in-country experience in 13 countries across South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. A skilled coalition builder, Andrea established and grew the Evidence and Learning Working Group (ELWG) of the the Self Care Trailblazer Group. A rigorous and creative thinker and communicator, she led Population Services International’s thought leadership initiative to improve its use of evidence and experience to influence global health policy and practice. Andrea holds a Master of Health Science from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and served on faculty with them in Afghanistan where she co-designed the country’s first national HIV/AIDS surveillance system.

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Katherine Jennings

Associate | Montreal

Katherine supports client initiatives through rigorous data collection, analysis and communication. Previously, Katherine worked as a policy analyst at Health Canada where she aimed to develop a policy framework outlining how vulnerable populations can be better considered in the chemicals risk assessment and management process in Canada. As part of this project, Katherine was responsible for conducting an international survey on OECD countries as well as a review of international environmental health policy. Katherine holds a BSc in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Ottawa and a MSc in Public Health from
McGill University.

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Justine Fisher

Information Designer | Toronto

Justine supports Impact for Health in their quest to make technical information visually comprehensive. She holds a degree in graphic design at the Ontario College of Art & Design University in Toronto, during which she was given the opportunity to explore animation, packaging design, wayfinding systems, and more. Her thesis was an 8-month exploration into mental health, cognitive behaviours and emotional processing, which is collectively known as “Emotional Architecture”. Through this work she uncovered a passion for combining health and information design, which is what makes her so well-positioned to foster efficient and effective understanding of what we do here at Impact for Health.

Our Alumni

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Cynthia Eldridge

Project Director

Chemonics International

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Claire Gapare

Research Coordinator

St. Michael's Hospital

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Miraal Mavalvala

Associate

Optimus SPR

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Mara Hansen Staples

Founder

Salient Advisory

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Samantha Horrocks

Senior Program Manager

Salient Advisory

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Kariane St-Denis

Independent Consultant

Self-Employed

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Joel Klinton

Project Manager

McGill University Health Centre

Our values

We are committed to disrupting the development agenda, with a mission to empower changemakers to sustainably transform health – one program, one strategy, one alliance – at a time. 

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We are collaborators, story tellers and facilitators for change.

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We commit to excellence through continuous improvement and high accountability.

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We learn deeply from fresh, diverse & inclusive perspectives.

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We believe good thinking is both rigorous and visual.

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We strive to build trust & respect and lead with kindness.

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We communicate honestly &

intentionally.

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While challenges in health are serious,
we try not to take ourselves too seriously and have fun.

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