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Indira Sarma

Chief Operating Officer, Washington, DC

Indira brings over a decade of experience at the nexus of programming, operations, and resource development with international NGOs. She most recently served as the Associate Director for New Program Development at Jhpiego/Johns Hopkins University, where she spent five years leading efforts in proposal development, program design, and technical writing for maternal/newborn health and HIV programs worldwide. She was the lead author for Jhpiego’s successful $500 million dollar proposal for USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program, the U.S. government’s flagship effort to end preventable maternal and child deaths around the world. From 2004 to 2008, she worked on public health and humanitarian aid programs with CARE across Asia and Africa, including a year managing resource development for CARE’s emergency operations in Darfur, Sudan. She has lived, worked, or traveled in more than 40 countries worldwide, including four years in India and the Sudan. Indira holds a bachelors degree in Social Studies from Harvard University and a masters in public health from Johns Hopkins University.