Edward Wilson has over 30 years of experience in pharmaceutical supply chain management, including managing complex multi-country public health projects, creating and leading project teams, and building and maintaining positive and productive client relationships with governments and international organizations. As indefinite quantity contract Manager for the USAID DELIVER project, he oversaw a global supply chain that procured and delivered $1.5 billion worth of medicines and medical supplies to 114 countries and a global technical support team that provided supply chain technical assistance to 65 countries.
In addition to serving as PFSCM Director, Edward is also Director of JSI’s Center for Health Logistics, overseeing 30 projects across Asia, Africa, and Latin America that improve access to medicines and medical supplies for a range of clients, including foundations, bilateral and multi-lateral donors, and private companies. His current interests include driving continuous improvement through improved data visibility and use, building partnerships at the national level to drive supply chain transformation, and helping national governments move from operating public health supply chains to being stewards of the public’s access to medicines.
Edward has a Bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and a Master of Science degree from the George Washington University.
Acting Chief Financial Officer
Erin Seidner has worked in international public health for the last 15 years and has more than 20 years of experience in finance, operations, and contracts. Erin has worked on public health projects in more than 30 countries, overseeing project implementation both from the US and abroad.
During Erin’s tenure at John Snow Inc., Research & Training Institute, Inc., and Management Sciences for Health, she has held senior financial and operational management roles for programs funded by various donors, including the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Global Fund. Erin has also worked with PFSCM, holding different roles, including more than three years as the PPM Deputy Director for Client Relations and two years as Deputy Country Director in Tanzania for the USAID Supply Chain Management System contract.
In addition to her finance and operations experience, Erin has supported varied technical activities, from performance management initiatives, to the expansion of in-country sourcing of pharmaceuticals, to most recently a waste management and disposal project.
Erin holds a Master’s of Arts in International Development from American University, Washington D.C., and Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Foreign Languages.
Ard van Dongen
Director, Global Supply Chain
Ard van Dongen has 25 years of end-to-end supply chain experience in the healthcare industry. He served PFSCM from 2009 through 2015 as the Director of Procurement and Supply Services, ensuring operational excellence and continuous improvement in the procurement of life-saving medicines, and the optimization of international supply chains to ensure commodity security in developing countries.
In 2015 he founded Pillango Development, a consulting firm committed to helping healthcare organizations innovate and continuously improve their service delivery related to procurement, logistics, supply chain, and information communication technology. In 2018 he rejoined PFSCM as Chief Supply Chain Officer. Before joining PFSCM, Ard held positions in the pharmaceutical and logistics industries, as well as with the international humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), where he spent eight years leading procurement and supply chain projects and as head of mission. He worked in both headquarters and field offices, including postings in Sudan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.
Ard holds a Master’s of Science degree in Business Informatics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands and a Master’s degree in Transport and Logistics from the TiasNimbas Business School, Tilburg, Netherlands.
Chief Information Officer
Charles (Chad) Davenport has over 14 years of experience working in performance management, monitoring, and evaluation of public health programs, with a focus on HIV/AIDS and malaria prevention and treatment programs. Chad joined PFSCM in October 2013 as the Manager of the Performance Management Unit, which has supported all PFSCM projects. Since joining PFSCM, he has led a series of initiatives to streamline performance reporting, strengthen data analysis, and promote proactive management of PFSCM activities. These initiatives include systematically reviewing and optimizing performance data sets to ensure reliability and accessibility, implementing dashboards to capture real-time performance across PFSCM’s global supply chain, and introducing statistically rigorous predictive analytics. As a result, PFSCM’s monthly and quarterly reporting processes run more efficiently, producing reliably high-quality reports for internal and external clients. Chad holds a Master’s of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
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