Richard C. Owens Jr
Rich Owens has worked in the public health field, domestically and internationally, for more than 46 years. He has served as the director of PFSCM since the partnership was formed, and he was the project director for US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) flagship HIV/AIDS supply chain project, the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS), from the beginning to the end of the project.
Before joining SCMS, he served as project director for John Snow, Inc.’s (JSI) USAID-funded DELIVER project (and its predecessor project, Family Planning Logistics Management) from 1986 until 2005. He has participated in logistics system design in many countries, and has been a technical resource and trainer for in-country logistics courses and US-based courses, including serving as a guest lecturer at Boston, Harvard, and Johns Hopkins Universities. Rich has technical skills and experience in health planning, management, logistics management and management information systems. He is also a vice president of JSI.
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.
Clinton de Souza
Director of Business Development
Clinton has 24 years’ experience in supply chain strategy, business development and deployment throughout the African Continent. He has spent much of this time working within the healthcare sector, but has also worked in the technology, cosmetics, and consumer goods sectors. He has spent the past six years working in public health, specifically where the private sector supply chain organizations intersect to support public health programs, mostly in Africa. Clinton has held director positions in sales, organizational development and public/private sector engagement in supply chain. He also completed his MBA in 2009.
Career highlights include managing the Freight and Logistics unit for the US Agency for International Development’s Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) project, and supporting all 24 SCMS countries in strengthening in-country warehousing and distribution channels that supported the successful delivery of HIV commodities. Under his guidance, SCMS deployed nine Warehouse-in-a-Box units in four countries and 270 Storage-in-a-Box units in six countries. Clinton’s team also supported a McKinsey project that assisted The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to define its new in-country strategy to support its future investments.
Clinton has represented PFSCM and presented at several global conferences including the 2014 IAS conference in Melbourne, Australia, the 2016 and 2017 Health & Humanitarian conferences held in Atlanta, USA and Copenhagen, Denmark respectively. He has also presented at the 2015 Global Health Supply Chain Summit in Dakar, Senegal.
Project Director for the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) DELIVER Project and Director of John Snow, Inc. (JSI) Center for Health Logistics
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.
As Director of JSI’s Center for Health Logistics, Edward currently oversees 30 projects across Asia, Africa, and Latin America improving 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.
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