The senior executive team has extensive experience working in global health and development in the private and public sector and have developed, led, and evaluated global health programs in infectious diseases, maternal child health, immunizations, and non-communicable diseases.They have also conducted comprehensive landscape analysis at the country/regional level on specific health topics and systems issues; and developed country/regional strategies for tobacco, HIV, maternal child health, and human resource programs. Akeso’s senior partners have developed and implemented policies, organizational development, leadership, and management projects with governments and the private sector in multiple countries.
Alyson Shumays is a Program Analyst with Akeso Associates. Ms. Shumays most recently worked at the University of Washington’s I-TECH, where she led headquarters based teams to implement large health systems strengthening programs in Tanzania, Namibia, and China. Her duties included program and budget management, supervision, training, program design, and evaluation. Prior to working at I-TECH, Ms. Shumays worked at the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies on the Board on Global Health. She also has several years experience working as a grant manager at non-profit organizations and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa. Ms. Shumays completed her Master of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.
Phil Nieburg is a Senior Technical Advisor with Akeso Associates and is a pediatrician with additional formal training in infectious diseases, preventive medicine, and a Master’s Degree in public health. From 1977-2003, Dr. Nieburg was a medical epidemiologist at the CDC, including serving for two years as the resident advisor in the Mexico Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) and for three years as the first Associate Director for Science at CDC’s National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention. He subsequently became the Washington, DC liaison for CDC’s Global AIDS Program. Since 2003, Dr. Nieburg has been a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), initially working with its HIV/AIDS Task Force and since 2008 with its Global Health Policy Center. His major interests there include various aspects of HIV prevention and the collection and use of data to evaluate global health programs.