Susan Krenn

Susan Krenn | Executive Director

As executive director, Susan Krenn leads the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Program’s work in 40 countries and a staff of more than 700. Throughout her 32-year career at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, she has demonstrated her ability to build, manage and lead teams and deliver project results consistent with the mission of the Center and the School. Ms. Krenn brings more than 30 years of expertise in implementing health communication programs for family planning, safe motherhood, reproductive health, malaria, child survival, TB, democracy and governance and HIV/AIDS. Her areas of expertise include strategy design, program management and facilitation, among others.

Prior to assuming the role of the Center’s executive director in 2009, Ms. Krenn was director of CCP’s Program Unit. She also served as regional director for CCP’s Africa Division between 1994 and 2008. Ms. Krenn has worked professionally in 15 countries in Africa, Asia, Central America and the Caribbean, including a three-year field position in Nigeria.

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CCP TECHNICAL LEADERSHIP

William Glass

Director, Strategic Communication Programs

Mr. Glass has worked in public health and development communication for 22 years. He has expertise in every aspect of programming, including strategic planning, program development, marketing and fundraising, training, media production, and monitoring...

Alice Payne Merritt

Director, Technical Programs

Ms. Merritt has 30 years of field experience in social and behavior change communication across a range of health and social development issues including: HIV prevention, family planning, adolescent reproductive health, tobacco control, maternal mortality...

Maria Elena Figueroa

Director, Research and Evaluation

Dr. Figueroa is currently Associate Scientist in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) where she teaches a graduate seminar on Health Communication. She is also the Director of the Global Program on Water and Hygiene...

Douglas Storey

Director, Communication Science and Research

Dr. Storey is an Associate Director at CCP and faculty member at the Bloomberg School of Public Health where he teaches courses on strategic health communication programs. He has 30 years of experience in health communication...

Tara Sullivan

Director, Knowledge Management Programs

Dr. Sullivan is the Deputy Project Director for the K4Health Project and teaches in the Department of Health, Behavior, and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has worked for...

Benjamin Lozare

Director, Training and Capacity Strengthening

Dr. Lozare is responsible for the capacity building efforts of CCP. Dr. Lozare has more than 25 years of experience in research, teaching, and practice in international and development communication. He has served as Dean of the College of...

CCP GLOBAL PROJECT LEADERSHIP

Elizabeth Serlemitsos

Director, Breakthrough ACTION

Ms. Serlemitsos is director of Breakthrough ACTION, a five-year, $300 million initiative funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development to lead its social and behavior change programs around the world.

Hannah Koenker

Director, VectorWorks

Dr. Koenker has worked in malaria control for more than 15 years and is the project director for VectorWorks, a CCP-led program funded by the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) to increase access to, and use of, insecticide-treated bed nets for malaria prevention.

Tara Sullivan

Director, Knowledge for Health Project

Dr. Sullivan is the Deputy Project Director for the K4Health Project and teaches in the Department of Health, Behavior, and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has worked for...

TECHNICAL AREA LEADS

Jane Brown

Gender

Ms. Brown has over 20 years experience in development communication and production, with an emphasis on gender, HIV ...

Arzum Ciloglu

Family Planning

Dr. Ciloglu has nearly 20 years' experience in public health in the areas of family planning, reproductive health, maternal health, postabortion...

Maria Elena Figueroa

Water & Hygiene

Dr. Figueroa is currently Associate Scientist in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins...

Caroline Jacoby

Entertainment-Education

Ms. Jacoby has over 14 years experience in social and behavior change communication with an emphasis on family planning...

Matthew Lynch

Malaria

Dr. Lynch is Project Director for CCP's malaria projects, developing sustainable models to increase access to...

Carol Underwood

Gender

Dr. Underwood is a Senior Research Advisor for Research and Evaluation at the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs...

Lynn Van Lith

HIV/AIDS

Lynn Van Lith has 20 years of progressive experience working in international development with a special focus on HIV...

Claudia Vondrasek

Advocacy

Ms. Vondrasek currently serves as Senior Program Officer, and Team Leader for French speaking countries in...

TEAM LEADERS

Lisa
Cobb

Ms. Cobb has over 15 years experience in public health and health communication...

Patricia Poppe

Ms. Poppe is the Team Leader for Latin America and Lusophone Africa...

Ian Tweedie

Ian Tweedie has worked in Africa for 30 years on health, population, water and rural...

Sanjanthi Velu

Sanjanthi Velu has a PhD in communication and over 15 years of experience...

CCP ADMINISTRATION

Cathy Church-Balin

Director, Business Development

Ms. Church-Balin has over 20 years of experience in health communication and a decade in business development. She is currently the Business Development Director at CCP. Cathy also provides technical assistance in the design, implementation and management of health communication...

Kimberly Brooks

Director, CCP Human Resources

Ms. Brooks has 20 years of experience in human resources management and holds a Senior Professional in Human Resource Management Certification. As a generalist of human resources, she has expertise in various HR disciplines, including organizational and employee development...

Erika Wagner

Director, CCP Finance

Ms. Wagner has over 10 years of experience in program and finance administration at CCP, and currently serves as CCP's Administrative Manager. In this capacity, she is responsible for oversight of the financial operations of the Center including those of the more than...