Director of Country Programs (JSI)
Ms. Taylor provides programmatic and management support to MCHIP and MCSP global field offices. She brings more than 20 years of experience in managing, implementing and evaluating USAID global health programs in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and the Caribbean. This includes two decades of combined leadership in providing direction to staff and programs on immunization, acute respiratory infection and diarrheal disease control, nutrition and young child feeding, integrated child health, maternal and newborn health and reproductive health, as well as integrated maternal/child health and community health programs.
As Project Director of IMMUNIZATIONbasics (IMMbasics), Ms. Taylor directed the planning and management of programs to strengthen routine immunization and immunization financing, working with Ministries, USAID Missions and projects, and other global, regional and country partners (including WHO, UNICEF and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization). She was also Associate Director of USAID’s MotherCare project, where she participated in the development of comprehensive strategies for reducing maternal and neonatal mortality.
Among other successes, Ms. Taylor supervised the completion of Reaching Every District evaluations in 2005 and 2007 with WHO/AFRO, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and UNICEF; was a member of the external review team for WHO/AFRO’s regional immunization strategy 2000–2005; and was a team member and co-author of the GAVI Immunization Services Support Evaluation and Country Case Study reports.