Jerry La Forgia is a leader in global health and hospitals. He was formerly Lead Health Specialist for China at the World Bank, leading the dialogue and analytic work for Vice-Premier Liu Yandong in the country’s healthcare reform agenda, as well as the World Bank’s Lead Health Specialist in India and Brazil. His major areas of research include hospital governance and management, quality of care, health insurance, and public-private partnerships for health service delivery. He has worked in these areas across Latin America, South Asia and East Asia. He has an Sc.D. in Health Service Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.
Madeleine Lambert researches the capacity of health systems to provide equitable and high quality services to vulnerable populations in the pursuit of Universal Health Coverage. She supports an array of project teams, including providing considerable technical inputs for Aceso Global’s work on population targeting mechanisms for the Joint Learning Network. Prior to joining Aceso Global, she was a Research Fellow at the Georgetown Global Health Initiative where she studied the impact of rising non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries. Ms. Lambert also served as an intern at Medecins Sans Frontieres where she provided administrative and research support for the Medical Department. She received a BSFS in Science, Technology and International Affairs from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She speaks Spanish and Indonesian.
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Jonty Roland is an independent adviser on health system reform and universal health coverage to governments, global institutions and private sector organizations. He has worked in more than 25 countries in areas including health system design, health financing and frugal innovation. Most recently, Jonty was Program Director of the KPMG Center for Universal Health Coverage, where he founded and led a team that secured major consulting projects in 18 countries relating to the design and implementation of UHC. Prior to KPMG, Jonty was Policy Director for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health in the UK Parliament, and before that held various advisory and research positions in the English National Health Service, as well as secondments to the Philippines National Telehealth Center and the Botswana Ministry of Health. He trained at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and has an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Jesse Heitner is a health economist with an extensive background in population data analytics and policy analysis. Before joining Aceso Global, he served as Head of Data Analytics for Veritas Health Systems and as a data analytics consultant for the World Bank, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Isdell-Flowers Cross-Border Malaria Initiative. Dr. Heitner also worked as a Teaching Assistant in the Harvard School of Public Health’s Economics Department and the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Department. He has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals. He holds an ScD in Global Health & Population from Harvard University and a Master of Public Policy from U.C. Berkeley.