Griffith Bell

Research Methodologist, Science and Technology Platform

Griffith Bell, PhD, MPH supports quantitative research designs, statistical analyses, and mixed-methods approaches across Ariadne’s research portfolio. Dr. Bell’s interests include innovative research designs, Epidemiologic methods, impact evaluation, and quality of care, as well as environmental and reproductive health.

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Margaret Ben-Or

Business Development Manager, Revenue Team

Margaret Ben-Or, MPH, is the business development manager on the Revenue Team reporting to the COO. In this role, Margaret supports revenue strategy creation and execution to sustain the design, test, and spread of innovative tools and solutions across Ariadne’s programs, projects, and platforms. She works with teams to identify and assess funding opportunities and partnerships, cultivate relationships with funders and other partners, and develop and submit concept notes, letters of intent, and proposals. Margaret also leads efforts to develop or revise the internal processes that support business development. Prior to joining the Revenue Team, Margaret served as a project manager on the Project Management Platform and writer on the Communications Team.

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Emily Benotti

Qualitative Research Specialist, Science and Technology Platform

Emily Benotti, MPH, is a qualitative research specialist on the Science & Technology Platform. In this role, she advises project teams on the development of qualitative data collection tools as well as the coding, analysis, and reporting process. As a member of the S&T Platform, she collaborates with teams working at various points throughout the health care continuum, from safe childbirth to end of life care.

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Rachelle Bernacki

Lead Faculty, Community of Practice, Serious Illness Care Program

Rachelle Bernacki, MD, MS, is the Lead Faculty, Community of Practice, Serious Illness Care Program at Ariadne Labs. In addition, Rachelle is Director of Quality Initiatives, Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and is a faculty member at Harvard Medical School. Rachelle is board certified in Palliative Medicine, Geriatrics, and Internal Medicine; she is the recipient of two Geriatric Academic Career Awards from the Health Resources and Services Administration. Rachelle led a successful initiative to increase access to palliative care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and her team earned the Partners in Excellence Award for these efforts. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

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Lauren Bobanski

Project Manager, BetterBirth Program

Lauren Bobanski, MPH is a Project Manager on the BetterBirth Team. In this role Lauren helps ensure the BetterBirth program is delivered on time, on scope and on budget through management of program research processes, data analysis and publication plans, subcontractor management and day to day coordination, and budget management.

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Lisa Bokuniewicz

Talent Development Coordinator

Lisa Bokuniewicz is the Talent Development Coordinator at Ariadne Labs. In this role she manages the critical back office functions of the Talent Team that keep Ariadne Labs HR Operations running smoothly.

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Pargol Borojerdi

Project Assistant, Delivery Decisions Initiative

Pargol Borojerdi is a Project Assistant for the Delivery Decisions Initiative (DDI), where she supports the team’s daily functioning through calendar management, meeting minutes, agenda and action item maintenance, and expense reporting. She also directly manages the Director of DDI’s calendar and travel logistics.

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Bolanle (Bola) Bukoye

Implementation Specialist, Implementation Platform

Bolanle (Bola) Bukoye, MSPH, CPHQ is an Implementation Specialist on the Implementation Platform at Ariadne Labs. In this role, Bola partners with program managers and investigators across Ariadne Labs in designing, testing, and spreading of quality improvement and implementation solutions to healthcare systems within the United States and globally.

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Andrew Caldwell

Financial and Budget Administrator

Andrew Caldwell works on the Finance Team as the Financial and Budget Administrator. Andrew’s duties include coordinating the annual budgeting process, performing financial analysis and modeling to forecast revenue, expenses, and income. He also works to develop ad-hoc reports, statements and presentations within the Adaptive Financial System. Andrew regularly meets with leadership and program managers to review budget versus actuals and key discussion points, and makes strategic recommendations on updates to financial projections.

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Kevin Carr

Systems Engineer, Innovation Platform

Kevin is a Systems Engineer working part-time at Ariadne Labs on the Innovation team. He is responsible for applying engineering tools and methodologies to better understand complex processes and problems in healthcare.

Currently, Kevin also works as a Systems Engineer and Project Coordinator at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Here, he is involved in leading a research project focused on reducing diagnostic errors in the inpatient hospital setting. Kevin’s previous work includes two 6-month internships at medical device manufacturing companies, and a research internship at Northeastern University’s Health Systems Engineering Institute.

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Sharelle Davis

Senior Operations Assistant

Sharelle Davis is the Senior Administrative Assistant for the Serious Illness Care Program at Ariadne Labs. In this role, she provides a wide range of administrative support surrounding education, research, and implementation projects. Sharelle also provides senior support to Dr. Susan Block, Director of the Serious Illness Care Program.

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Stacey Irwin Downey

Strategic Transition Lead, Serious Illness Care Program

Stacey Irwin Downey is the Strategic Transition Lead for the Serious Illness Care Program. In this role she works with the Program to develop their strategy and manage the team around execution of this strategy. 

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Jocie Fifield

Senior Research Assistant, Delivery Decisions Initiative

Jocie Fifield, MPH, is a Senior Research Assistant on the Delivery Decisions Initiative team. In this role she leads the team’s work on the Improvement Strategies Model, a knowledge management tool that is part of the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative. Jocie also works on the PHC Research Consortium, a new research consortium designed to catalyze research on primary care in low- and middle-income countries. Prior to joining Ariadne Labs, Jocie worked as a data analyst at Physicians for Reproductive Health and as a consultant at Ibis Reproductive Health.

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Eliza Fishman

Project Coordinator, BetterBirth

Eliza Fishman is the Project Coordinator for the BetterBirth Program at Ariadne Labs. In this role she provides logistical, operational and programmatic support  to the Betterbirth Program – including calendar management, meeting minutes, agenda and action item maintenance, expense reports, external communication and maintaining the programs research protocols under the Institutional Review Board(IRB).

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Erik Fromme

Faculty, Serious Illness Care

Erik Fromme, MD, MCR, Faculty, Serious Illness Care Program.

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Grace Galvin

Assistant Director of Project Management, Innovation Platform

Grace Galvin, MPH, is the Assistant Director of Project Management on the Innovation Platform at Ariadne Labs. In this role, Grace facilitates the use of human-centered design methods to accelerate the ideas of our teams and faculty into solutions. Grace manages our Spark Grant Program, Ariadne Labs’ mechanism to fund early stage ideas, and supports teams across the organization in the design phase of the Ariadne Arc model.

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Stephen Goss

Business Systems Analyst

Stephen Goss is a Business Systems Analyst with the operations team. He is an administrator for Salesforce, Slack, Google Apps, and other systems. He delivers trainings and creates business process documentation as needed, among other systems-related tasks.

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Caroline Grogan

Assistant Director of Project Management, Primary Health Care

Caroline Grogan, MSc, is the Assistant Director of Project Management for Primary Health Care at Ariadne Labs. She has managed multiple programs for Ariadne over the past several years, including Safe Surgery projects and BetterBirth and Serious Illness Care Program teams, bringing a management lens to a wide range of innovation, research and implementation work.

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Susan Haas

Co-PI Project on System Expansion Risks to Patient Safety

Susan Haas, MD, MSc, is​ an obstetrician-gynecologist and​ co-PI for Ariadne Labs’ CRICO-funded work focused on reducing health care system expansion risks to patient safety. She brings long experience in the realm of health system affiliation having led the incorporation of Harvard University Health Services Ob/Gyn department into Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates (HVMA) ObGyn services, managed the ongoing relationship of HVMA ObGyn services with Dedham Medical Ob/Gyn, and planned for the redeployment of physicians, midwives, and patients out of BWH and into four other Boston hospitals in 2014. As co-PI, Dr. Haas oversees the planning and execution of the expansion risks work.

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Lucy Hartshorn

Research Assistant, Primary Health Care

Lucy Hartshorn is a Research Assistant on the Primary Health Care team. In this role, she works primarily on the refinement and implementation of the Progression Model for the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative.

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Becky Hawrusik

Statistical Analyst, Science and Technology Platform

Becky Hawrusik, MS, is a Statistical Analyst on the Science & Technology Platform. As part of the S&T platform, she supports all of the programs at Ariadne Labs through constructing datasets, performing statistical analyses and working with study teams to communicate methods and results.

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Lisa Hirschhorn

Senior Advisor, Primary Health Care

Lisa Hirschhorn, MD, MPH is a Senior Advisor for the Primary Health Care program at Ariadne Labs. She currently serves as a Professor of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University in the Feinberg School of Medicine and Affiliate Faculty at Ariadne Labs. Prior to her appointment at Northwestern, Dr. Hirschhorn was the director of the Implementation and Improvement Science Platform at Ariadne Labs and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School Department of Global Health and Social Medicine.

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Molly Hughes

Employee Experience Manager

Molly Hughes is the Employee Experience Manager at Ariadne Labs. In this role, she provides a wide range of human resources support including employee relations, talent management initiatives, recruiting, and execution of core HR processes and programs.

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Andrew Juraschek

Chief of Staff

Andrew Juraschek is the Chief of Staff at Ariadne Labs, where he supports the office of the executive director by tracking and operationalizing priorities, maintaining and developing key business processes and systems, and assisting with strategic relationship management.

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Amanda Jurczak

Research Assistant III, Science and Technology Platform

Amanda Jurczak is a Research Assistant III on the Science and Technology Platform at Ariadne Labs.   

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Justine Kahn

Associate Director of Management, Delivery Decisions Initiative

Justine Kahn is the Associate Director of Management for the Delivery Decisions Initiative at Ariadne Labs. In this role, Justine works to design and implement the operational infrastructure necessary to support the rapid growth objectives of the DDI Team. She provides oversight to program staff to ensure that all projects aimed at improving safety and dignity in childbirth are delivered on time, on scope, and on budget.

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Ami Karlage

Senior Specialist, Writer, Science and Technology Platform

Ami Karlage is a Research Assistant to Dr. Atul Gawande at Ariadne Labs. She performs background research, fact checking, and other functions in support of his writing projects. She also collaborates with the Science & Technology Platform to advance and improve literature review and manuscript writing at Ariadne Labs.

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Jane Kavanagh

Senior Implementation Specialist, Implementation Platform

Jane Kavanagh is the Serious Illness Care Program, Implementation Manager at Ariadne Labs. In this role, Jane oversees the implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the Program at three health systems and manages the research efforts of the large randomized controlled trial testing the effectiveness of the Serious Illness Conversation Guide at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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Anna Kennedy

Project Coordinator, Primary Health Care

Anna is the Project Coordinator for the Primary Health Care Program at Ariadne Labs. In this role, she provides logistical, operational, and programmatic support to the Primary Health Care team – including organizing international Primary Health Care team workshops.

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June-Ho Kim

Fellow, Primary Health Care

June-Ho Kim, MD, is a Fellow in General Medicine & Primary Care at Ariadne Labs, Harvard Medical School, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. As a member of the Primary Health Care team at Ariadne, June-Ho leads the PHC collaboration with the PMA2020 data platform to more rapidly, innovatively, and effectively measure the delivery of primary health care and disseminate insights to policymakers, researchers, and implementers. He also practices primary care and internal medicine in Boston with clinical and research interests in chronic disease management for vulnerable populations, particularly people with HIV, hepatitis C, and opioid use disorder.

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Kendra Kim

Project Coordinator, Serious Illness Care
Kendra Kim is a Project Coordinator for the Serious Illness Care Program (SICP) at Ariadne Labs. In this role, she contributes to various SICP projects and work by providing operational, logistical, and programmatic support.
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Joshua Lakin

Faculty, Serious Illness Care Program

Joshua Lakin, MD, is a Faculty member of the Serious Illness Care Program at Ariadne Labs. In this role, Josh supports the expansion of the Serious Illness Communication Program.

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Daniela Lamas

Associate Faculty, Serious Illness Care Program

Daniela Lamas is a Pulmonary and Critical Care physician at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Faculty at Ariadne Labs, where she works with the Serious Illness Care Program. Her clinical and research areas of focus are in long-term critical care survivorship, palliative care in the ICU and decision-making surrounding chronic critical illness. 

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Stu Lipsitz

Biostatistician, Science & Technology Platform

Stu Lipsitz, ScD, is a biostatistician at Ariadne Labs. In this role, Stu supports the data requirements for the various programs at Ariadne Labs.

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Kurt Lowery

Project Manager

Kurt Lowery is a Project Manager supporting a portfolio of projects, including the CRICO-funded work focused on reducing health care system expansion risks to patient safety; a project investigating the links between hospital management practices and ability to implement large scale quality improvement projects; and a research project exploring the use of Smartphone data to improve preoperative counseling and postoperative care.

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Francine Maloney

Senior Platform Manager, Innovation Platform

Francine Maloney, MPH, is a Senior Platform Manager on the Innovation Platform where she provides expertise in designing, testing, and delivering effective quality improvement and implementation plans across all of our solutions and partners.

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Megan Marx Delaney

Quality Improvement Specialist, BetterBirth Program

Megan Marx Delaney, RN, MSN, MPH is a Quality Improvement Specialist for the BetterBirth Program at Ariadne Labs.  In this role, Megan supports the scale up of the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist in Uttar Pradesh, India and works to continuously improve the quality of both research and intervention activities.

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Grady McGuire

Senior Operations Coordinator

Grady McGuire is the Senior Operations Coordinator at Ariadne Labs. He works closely with Ariadne’s Chief Operations Officer and the rest of the Operations team to ensure the smooth workflow of Ariadne Labs’ platforms and programs. His work touches many components of information systems, building facilities, and supporting a positive office culture.

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Rose Molina

Associate Faculty

Rose Molina, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School. She works as a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist at The Dimock Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She completed the Global Women’s Health Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and obtained a Master of Public Health in Clinical Effectiveness from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Brandon Neal

Statistical Analyst, Science & Technology Platform

Brandon Neal, MPH, is a Statistical Analyst on the Science & Technology Platform team at Ariadne Labs. As a part of this Platform he provides support to all Ariadne Labs’ Programs through manipulating datasets, performing statistical analyses, and working alongside study teams to communicate the process and results. Brandon also is a member of the Activity Committee at Ariadne Labs. As part of the Activity Committee he works with others to plan, organize and carry out social events for the entire Ariadne Labs community. Brandon also plays the drums for the Ariadne Labs’ Band.

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Bridget Neville

Platform Manager, Data Science, Science and Technology Platform

Bridget Neville, MPH, is the Data Science Platform Manager on the Science and Technology Platform at Ariadne Labs. In this role, she manages the work of the Data Science Team (also known as the Stats folks!) as they collaborate with all Ariadne Labs’ Programs. In addition to her management role, she also still enjoys creating and manipulating datasets, performing statistical analysis, and working with study teams to communicate process and results.

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Christine Nganga

Accounting Manager

Christine Nganga, MBA is the Accounting Manager on the Finance team at Ariadne Labs. Christine manages operational accounting for the Lab. In this role, she is responsible for payments, reimbursements, corporate cards, contracting and ensures that transactions comply with organizational processes and policies.

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Lauren Nisotel

Senior Project Coordinator, Serious Illness Care Program

Lauren Nisotel is the Senior Project Coordinator for the Serious Illness Care Program at Ariadne Labs. In her role, she provides logistical, operational, and programmatic support to the various projects under the Serious Illness Care Program.

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Deborah O’Neil

Director of Communications

Deborah O’Neil is the director of communications and she leads Ariadne Labs global strategic communications, handling media relations, branding and marketing, and social media. 

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Jo Paladino

Lead Faculty, Implementation Science, Serious Illness Care

Jo Paladino, MD is a Palliative Care physician on faculty at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Ariadne Labs. Jo earned her B.A. from Boston University and M.D from Weill Medical College of Cornell University.  In her current role, Jo coordinates the implementation efforts for the Serious Illness Care randomized trial in ten disease centers and two satellite locations at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In addition, Jo’s work on implementation and strategy supports the expansion of the Serious Illness Care Program to achieve successful spread to additional healthcare settings. Jo also works on curriculum development to train colleagues of all disciplines in serious illness communication.

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Nikhil Panda (Panda)

Safe Surgery Research Fellow
Panda joined Ariadne Labs in July 2018 as a Post-Doctoral Safe Surgery Research Fellow working on the Digital Phenotyping project. He is continuing to work on the pilot study in soft tissue and abdominal surgical oncology patients and is focusing on enrolling patients in other clinical areas, including thoracic oncology. He is completing this work during a period of professional development in his general surgical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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Chloe Pangonis

Grants Coordinator

Chloe Pangonis is the Grants Coordinator at Ariadne Labs. In this role, Chloe assists with processing and tracking invoice payments, managing corporate cards and assisting senior grant managers with projects and proposals as needed.

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Elodie Paquette

Platform Coordinator, Science & Technology

Elodie Paquette is the Science & Technology Platform Coordinator. She supports the Implementation and Improvement Science, Data Science, and Computer Science teams in various tasks including scheduling, project tracking, finance reporting, and acting as a liaison to other platforms and programs.

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Olivia Pickard

Project Coordinator, Better Evidence

Olivia is the Project Coordinator to the Better Evidence team. She provides administrative, logistical and programmatic support for the Better Evidence donation program and research study. Olivia manages the Better Evidence donation application process to award and efficiently distribute annual UpToDate subscriptions to clinical providers in limited-resource settings.

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Avery Plough

Research Analyst, Delivery Decisions Initiative

Avery Plough is a Research Analyst on the Delivery Decisions Initiative investigating the recent increase in cesarean delivery rates in the United States and ways to prevent overtreatment of mothers and babies. In this role, she designed a novel survey instrument to assess labor and delivery management practices and interviewed over 120 clinical managers across the United States using the instrument. She is currently working on incorporating these management findings into an intervention to address cesarean delivery rates and supporting extensions of the Delivery Decisions projects around labor floor design and patient engagement.

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Jason Pradarelli

Safe Surgery Research Fellow

Jason Pradarelli, MD, MS, is a general surgery resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Safe Surgery Fellow at Ariadne Labs. He is passionate about finding better ways for practicing surgeons to learn new procedures and skills after graduating from residency/fellowship. His projects at Ariadne include surgical coaching, new surgical device safety with Johnson & Johnson, and physician onboarding in the context of health system expansions.

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Hannah Ratcliffe

Assistant Director of Research, Primary Health Care

Hannah Ratcliffe, MSc, is a Assistant Director of Research on the Primary Health Care team at Ariadne Labs. In this role, Hannah works across Ariadne’s portfolio of PHC projects, with a focus on developing and implementing novel ways of assessing primary health care system capacity and performance and working with global partners and policymakers in low- and middle-income countries to translate findings into prioritized improvement strategies as part of the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative. Hannah has also worked on projects to better measure PHC facility management and patient experience of care in Ghana, to improve care management for high risk patients in Estonia, and to document lessons learned from PHC success stories around the world. Hannah has also served as a technical facilitator on global learning collaboratives as part of the Joint Learning Network.

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Rebecca Robert

Operations and Events Coordinator

Rebecca Robert is a Development and Communications Coordinator at Ariadne Labs. In this role, she provides support to the Director of Development and the External Relations Manager on various tasks, and assists with multiple fundraising assignments.

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Julie Rosenberg

Assistant Director of Project Management, Better Evidence

Julie Rosenberg, MPH, Assistant Director of Project Management, Better Evidence at Ariadne Labs, a program working to help current and future providers access the latest knowledge at the front lines of care delivery. With the Director, she is responsible for the scale-up strategy, for scholarly research and program operations, and for leveraging funding to maximize the impact of the program on patient outcomes.

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Joey Ross

Project Manager

Joey Ross, MPA, is a Project Manager at Ariadne Labs where he supports a portfolio of early stage projects as they move through Ariadne Lab’s design phase of prototype and implementation plan development. In this role, Joey works with teams to structure their research priorities and approach, plan and execute rapid cycle feedback, and maximize the expertise and resources of Ariadne Labs and external partners to ensure projects are delivered with excellence and efficiency.

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Jim Sachetta

Project Manager, Communications Platform

Jim Sachetta, ALM, is the Project Manager for Communications.  In this role, Jim manages Ariadne Labs’ web presence, media relations, branding and marketing, and social media. He also manages the Operating Room Crisis Checklist project. Jim is responsible for Ariadne Labs’ websites and online tools and is working across the lab to help share the story of our work.  Prior to this role, Jim spent more than 4 years on the Safe Surgery team and coordinated checklist implementation activities and curriculum across the surgery projects.

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Raffaella Sadun

Spark Grantee, Safe Surgery Program

Raffaella Sadun, PhD, MSc, is a Spark Grantee of Ariadne Labs and is focusing her research on the relationship between economics of productivity, management, and organizational change in hospitals.

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Justin Sanders

Associate Director of Innovation, Serious Illness Care Program

Justin Sanders, MD, MSc, is an associate faculty with the Serious Illness Care Program at Ariadne Labs, where his work focuses on disparities in care of the seriously ill.

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Paul Santos

Implementation Specialist, Serious Illness Care Program

Paul Santos, MPH, CHES is the Serious Illness Care Program, Implementation Specialist at Ariadne Labs. In this role, Paul provides expertise in designing, testing, and delivering effective implementation support across our Serious Illness Care Program partner sites, with a particular focus on implementation in Massachusetts.

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Karen Schoenherr

Senior Project Manager, Serious Illness Care Program

Karen Schoenherr is the Senior Project Manager for the Serious Illness Care Program at Ariadne Labs. In this role she supports the day-to-day management of the Implementation Collaborative, ensuring the work is delivered on time, on scope, and on budget.

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Stephanie Schorow

Writing and Communications Coordinator, Communications

Stephanie Schorow is a part-time Writing and Communications Coordinator who assists the Ariadne Labs Communications team in producing copy for reports, press releases, the Web, social media and other outlets.

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Kizzy Scott

Senior Grants Manager

Kizzy Scott, MBA is a Senior Grants Manager on the Finance Team at Ariadne Labs. She manages a portfolio of sponsored research grants and unrestricted accounts for three programs, Delivery Decisions Initiative, Primary Health Care and Safe Surgery. In this capacity, she provides compliance and financial management of Ariadne Labs’ programs and projects, for both pre-and-post award management that includes: grant preparation and budget development, budget analysis, financial projections, and reporting, corporate card expenditure tracking, reconciliation, and employee expense reimbursements.

She provides financial oversight of the program’s spending and monitors and tracks revenue and processes payroll to ensure staff is properly allocated to the appropriate research projects to support the program needs. Kizzy also liaises with our two parent companies to support contracting and formal agreements with strategic partners, (Billing Agreements, Data Use Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, and MOUs) to make certain that they meet both the sponsor, institutional compliance, and regulatory requirements.

Kizzy also serves as a co-chair to the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and is a member of the Cultures and Values Committee.

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Katherine Semrau

Director, BetterBirth Program

Katherine Semrau, PhD, MPH, is director of the BetterBirth Program at Ariadne Labs. As Program Director, Dr. Semrau oversees the research and execution of the BetterBirth Program.

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Buki Sihlongonyane

Project Coordinator, Serious Illness Care

Buki Sihlongonyane is a Project Coordinator for the Serious Illness Care Program (SICP) at Ariadne Labs. In this role, she contributes to various SICP projects by providing programmatic, operational and logistical support.

 

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Robbie Singal

Associate Director of Platform Management, Science and Technology Platform

Robbie Singal, DrPH, is the Associate Director of Platform Management for the Science and Technology Platform at Ariadne Labs. As Associate Director, she supports the teams in designing, testing, and implementing interventions developed at Ariadne Labs.

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Yves Sonnay

Assistant Director of Project Management, Safe Surgery Program

Yves Sonnay is the Assistant Director of Project Management, Safe Surgery Program. He supports leadership to create a scalable and sustainable portfolio of work for the program that includes efforts to improve the safety, accessibility, and appropriateness of surgical care around the world. In collaboration with the Director of the Safe Surgery Program, he provides both strategic and day-to-day guidance and support to members of the Safe Surgery team, both within Ariadne Labs and with the relevant external partners and stakeholders.

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Lauren Spigel

Research Specialist, Science and Technology Platform

Lauren Spigel, MPH, is a Research Specialist on the Science and Technology platform and the Primary Health Care team. In this role, Lauren provides technical support to Ariadne Lab’s program teams, focusing primarily on qualitative research methods. She also works on the India Health Systems Project, a four-year Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded project that aims to reform the primary health care system in Odisha and train the next generation of Odisha-based researchers.

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Shreyas Srinath

Senior Information Systems Developer, Science and Technology Platform

Shreyas Srinath, MS, is the Senior Information Systems Developer at Ariadne Labs. He joins the Science & Technology Platform team to Design, develop and maintain scalable applications, data, and infrastructure to serve across multiple projects.

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Courtney Staples

Graphic Designer, Communications Platform

Courtney Staples is the Graphic Designer at Ariadne Labs. She collaborates with programs and teams across the organization to develop communications and branding materials, printed and digital publications, infographics, and other visuals.

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Laura Subramanian

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Science and Technology Platform

Laura Subramanian is the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at Ariadne Labs. In this role, she leads the development of monitoring and evaluation plans for Ariadne Labs’ programs, including protocol development, identifying indicators and data sources, supporting mixed methods analysis, and promoting utilization of data for quality improvement. She also collaborates with technology staff to design, develop, and implement effective data feedback systems for near-real- time monitoring of Ariadne Labs’ programs and supports effective data capture for the use of learning, scaling, and dissemination.

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Kaeng Takahashi

Project Assistant, Implementation Platform
Kaeng Takahashi is an Implementation Project Assistant on the Implementation Platform. She is responsible for the technical management of Ariadne Labs’ Community of Practice, an online community where specialists and clinicians learn, share resources and lessons learned from integrating Ariadne Labs innovations in their home institutions. She helps bridge the implementation of various program practices with the development and design expertise of the Science & Technology team and the Communications team through technical and some logistical support of their initiatives.
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Danielle Tuller

Assistant Director of Project Management, BetterBirth Program

Danielle Tuller, MHS, is the Assistant Director of Program Management for the BetterBirth Program at Ariadne Labs. In this role, she works with the Program Director to establish the BetterBirths program’s vision and long-term strategy. She oversees program execution by developing, communicating, and sustaining program initiatives, and by managing internal and external partnerships. She oversees a team of individuals towards ensuring all projects in the portfolio are managed on-budget, on time and with optimal clarity.

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Esther Velasquez

Research Specialist, Science and Technology Platform

Esther Velásquez, ScD, MSW, MPH is a mixed methods researcher and a member of the Science and Technology Platform at Ariadne Labs. Currently, she is involved in a project to assess contextual factors that impact the success of implementation efforts and to create strategies to address contextual factors hindering successful implementation. Her primary research interests include social epidemiologic research methods, innovative strategies for addressing social determinants of health inequities, and interdisciplinary solutions in behavioral health.


Linda Vesel

Scientific Lead, LIFE, BetterBirth

Linda Vesel, PhD MPH is the Scientific Lead of the Low Birthweight Infant Feeding Exploration (LIFE) study at Ariadne Labs. She provides technical, strategic and day-to-day management of the LIFE study and it’s team in India, Malawi, Tanzania and the United States; and serves as a strategic thought partner to the Director of the BetterBirth program. Linda is an experienced global health researcher and epidemiologist with expertise in designing, implementing, evaluating and managing maternal, newborn and child health interventions in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

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Amber Weiseth

Associate Director, Delivery Decisions Initiative

Amber Weiseth DNP, RNC-OB is the Associate Director for the Delivery Decisions Initiative (DDI) at Ariadne Labs, where she oversees the design, measurement, and implementation of the Team Birth Project, a care process innovation designed to improve the safety and dignity of childbirth.

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Jess Wiken

Research Assistant, Primary Health Care

Jess Wiken is a research assistant on the Primary Health Care team. In this role, she primarily supports the improvement strategies packages and promising practices for the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative.

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Liz Wilson

Senior Grants Manager

Liz Wilson, MBA, is a Senior Grants Manager on the finance team at Ariadne Labs. She manages a portfolio of sponsored research projects and unrestricted accounts. Her responsibilities include budget development and proposal submission, budget analysis, financial projections, and reporting.

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Sam Woodbury

Systems Analyst, Science and Technology Platform

Sam Woodbury is a systems analyst on the Science and Technology Platform at Ariadne Labs. He supports research teams across the Lab with technical scoping for projects, the development of systems and processes, and the alignment of technical efforts with project goals.

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Nina Yuan

Platform Manager, Computer Science, Science and Technology

Nina Yuan, M.S. is the Computer Science Platform Manager on the Science and Technology Platform at Ariadne Labs. In this role, she and her team work closely with the Labs’ programs and projects to enable, facilitate and advance the use of technology in public health research and healthcare delivery.