Steffen Tengesdal has been working in the field of health information systems for over 10 years. He has been a developer, technical lead, and senior IT manager over his 16 years of professional experience in designing, developing, and supporting systems. Steffen has worked on projects with USAID, WellPoint, WHO, Dept. of Health & Human Services, PSI, and other government, NGO, commercial and international agencies. He holds a BS in Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems from George Mason University.
Lars Helge Øverland has been the lead developer of the DHIS 2 platform since its start in 2005. He has been responsible for designing and implementing the DHIS 2 software as well as building up the development team which today produces the DHIS 2 standard releases. Lars has worked as a consultant for multiple major development organizations, including WHO, USAID, DANIDA, NORAD and MSH, and is leading the software development process for the global PEPFAR reporting system. He holds a Master of Informatics degree from the University of Oslo.
Kenneth White is a security architect and engineer with over 20 years experience in public health and clinical research. He has lead the design and operations of several safety- and business-critical global information systems for clients including NIH, CDC, AHRQ, several NGOs, DOD, and the US Treasury. He has hosted and advised over 50 audits for FDA, HIPAA and FISMA compliance. His current work is focused on regulated systems and cloud infrastructure. He holds a masters from Harvard and is currently completing his PhD in computational neuroscience and expert systems.
Dan Cocos has over 15 years experience developing software and building systems. He has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors, exposing him to a variety of clients from The Census Bureau to The National Education Association to Orbitz. In the global health space, Dan has worked on DHIS 2 data collection and reporting systems used in countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, and El Salvador. He holds a BBA in Information Systems Analysis and Design from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Adebusoye Anifalaje PhD (Health Information Systems), MSc (Information Systems and Organization Research) and MSc (Analysis, Design & Management of Information Systems – with Distinction) from the London School of Economics. Busoye’s expertise includes the customization of DHIS2 to the needs of BAO's clients primarily not only for analysis of health service at different administrative levels, but also for other developmental projects. As a skilled, empathetic and patient capacity builder, he has trained DHIS2 master trainers, developed detailed training and operations manuals, designed DHIS2 academic curriculum, and mentored trainees, both on site and remotely. As an independent consultant, he has worked on both National level and project-based DHIS2 implementation and training programmes in Nigeria, South Africa, Namibia, Afghanistan, DRC, New York, Washington D.C. and Haiti. His main interest as a researcher lies in understanding the role of information systems in improving governance structures for public health delivery.

Adrian Acosta has over 10 years experience supporting enterprise software and hardware for business and government organizations across the globe. Prior to joining BAO Systems, Adrian has provided technical support and developed documentation for a variety of solutions ranging from endpoint anti-virus to high-end firewall, anti-spam and web enterprise appliances. In addition to support Adrian has also written and taught workshops designed to teach STEM students how to work using cloud based applications.
Dr Dapo Adejumo is a DHIS 2 specialist. He is a medical doctor with core interests and expertise in Public Health Informatics, Health Information Systems, Monitoring and Evaluation of Programs and Projects and mHealth. He has over 6 years experience in deploying and supporting DHIS2 implementation for the Government of Nigeria as well as several organizations in Namibia, South Africa and other African countries. As a seasoned DHIS 2 trainer and a member of the DHIS 2 expert community, he has organized and coordinated DHIS 2 Academies in West and Central Africa. Prior to joining BAO, Dapo was a senior analyst with Health Information Systems Program Nigeria (HISP NG). Dapo holds an MBBS degree from the University of Ibadan and is currently completing an MPH at the University of the Western Cape.
Adam Brotman brings over 15 years of experience in software engineering and technical project management working for both public and private clients. His experience includes over 5 years leading development teams on health information system projects for CDC, NCHS, AoA and other health care agencies. In previous roles, Adam also served as a database architect, application developer, and quality lead. Adam holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry and Physics from James Madison University. He completed graduate coursework in Computational Physics at San Diego State University.
Ed Dyer has over 15 years experience in IT systems support and design, team management, and project management with small and medium businesses in public and private sectors inside the beltway. He holds a B.A. from James Madison University in Media Arts & Design. Ed is conversant in basic French and can barter for a taxi ride in Nepali and Albanian.
Timothy Harding has six years work experience with ETL (Extract, Transform and Load), data analysis, and end user education. He is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Vanuatu, where he spent more than three years raising up the IT education of the young and old alike. During his time abroad, he worked with the WHO and Ministry of Health as they transitioned their HIS systems to DHIS2. Training end users both in the capital and on remote islands, he was an essential part of growing the HIS competency of their host country nationals. Before his service in the Peace Corps, Tim worked as an ETL specialist for an insurance company, playing a vital role in bringing new business through automated, secure data exchange. He speaks Bislama and holds a BS in Business Administration from Oregon State University.
Thomas Hancock was one of the first people to support PEPFAR's DATIM data collection and reporting tool, working directly with users of the system. He has a B.A. in both English Literature and Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Blake Hansen is a scientist by training, with a lab-based research focus in infectious diseases (TB and HIV). He also has policy experience at the WHO in the Stop TB Department and in working with an NGO in Zambia on community-based HIV interventions. Blake is an independent consultant with BAO and is interested in configuring DHIS2 to client needs, as well as providing analytical support. He holds a first class MSci in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge.
Nicola Hobby has been working in the international public health field for nearly 11 years in a variety of field and US based positions. She spent five years in Rwanda as a Research Manager, M&E Technical Advisor and a Program Manager for social marketing projects. Most recently Nicola led a team of international consultants to successfully implement DHIS 2 at PSI, across 47 countries. She has worked extensively across Latin America, Africa and Asia and is familiar with US and European donors. Nicola specializes in program management, system strengthening, business process analysis and the system assessment process. She speaks French and holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Maryland and is pursing an M.A. from Johns Hopkins.
Alan Ivey has over 9 years of experience in systems administration with clients ranging from federal agenencies to non-profits and social advocacy organizations. He has considerable experience in designing and supporting scalable, highly-redundant, and high-performance systems built on open-source software. Alan actively contributes and manages multiple open-source projects, including Homebrew-PHP. He holds a B.P.S. in Computer Network Security from the University of Mary Washington.
Jason Knueppel brings 15 years experience of designing, leading and implementing the development for IT solutions in a wide cross-section of institutions and industries, working in cloud based solutions and improving business processes and data governance. Prior to joining BAO Systems, he worked for CDC in Mozambique where he coordinated and led multi-agency and partner health information system projects. Jason holds a BS in Computer Technology from Purdue University.
Nina Langli serves as a Business Operations Analyst and supports BAO day-to-day operations and coordinates with the senior management team on establishing and following through on corporate strategic plans. Prior to joining BAO she worked to facilitate business for Norwegian companies in the U.S. by working for the non-profit trade association NADIC and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C. She holds a BA in Business Administration and Commercial Law and MS in International Business and Politics from Copenhagen Business School.
Dr. Esunly Medina holds an MEng in Telecommunication Engineering, an MSc in Engineering and Management, and a PhD in Computer Science (with Honours). Her PhD is specialized in data sensing, communication support and awareness provision for Pervasive Monitoring Systems. Esunly has academic experience as a lecturer and researcher, publishing papers for various international conferences and journals as well as participating in several European Union funded research projects. She has taught courses on software development, distributed systems, computer architecture and web server technologies. Esunly speaks English and Spanish and has experience in learning management systems, virtual and real-world network testbeds, network analysis and simulation tools, and machine learning software as well as in conducting user studies to assess the understandability, usability and engagement of computer systems.
Josephine Mungurere-Baker has been working in the global health field for over nine years. She has significant experience in Program Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Surveillance and Surveys, Health Information Management System, Health System Strengthening, Data Dissemination and Use. Josephine has extensive experience working with the office of Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC)/Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, US Agencies (USAID, CDC, DOD, State, and Peace Corps), Global Fund, WHO, UNAIDS, other national governments and NGOs. Prior to joining BAO, Josephine was USAID Global Health Fellow responsible for the coordination of the Strategic Information Portfolio in Tanzania and leading M&E and HIS team from the five US Agencies. She has worked in USA, Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa, Uganda and Guyana. She speaks English (fluent), Swahili (native) and basic French. She holds a BA in International Relations and Economics and Masters of Business Administration.
Martin Namutso is an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) professional and trainer in the health service management and delivery with over 10 years experience. He has extensive experience as a Management Information System specialist, Monitoring and Evaluation specialist, Systems Analyst, and Computer Systems programmer. He has worked extensively with PEPFAR, USAID, National Governments and NGOs implementing and training DHIS2 globally. Prior to joining BAO, Martin was the IT Specialist responsible for data extraction, transformation, loading and reporting to OGAC/PEPFAR for USG in Uganda. He holds a B.Sc. Computer Science and is currently completing a Masters in Management Information Systems from Makerere University Kampala.
Tara Richards is an International Development professional. She is experienced in program management, policy analysis, fundraising, grant writing and performing analytical research on sustainable development topics. Prior to joining the BAO Systems, she was responsible for supporting the Small Island Developing States Unit at the United Nations in the Department for Economic and Social Affairs. She is BAO Systems’ team assistant and administers the organization of internal projects. She speaks French and holds a B.A. (International Relations and Politics with French) from the University of Kent and a M.Sc. (International Development) from the University of Edinburgh.
Sarah Sloss is a geographer with experience in configuring Geographical Information Systems. She holds a B.A. (Hons) in Geography from the University of Cambridge and joins the BAO services team, working from the UK, as an Associate Analyst.
Greg Wilson has over 18 years experience building web application systems for a range of clients from government cybersecurity to international genetics labs and even a space probe. He has served as lead application developer for three international clinical trials networks and has worked on projects with the Department of Energy, NASA, NIDDK, PEPFAR, DAIDS, and IRRI. He holds both MS and BS degrees from Cornell University and is Security+ and CSSLP certified.
Chuq Yang is a seasoned Linux systems administrator with experience in the public and private sectors, non-profit companies and the federal government. With more than 15 years of system administration leadership, his experience includes Linux, cloud platforms, computing clusters and high availability technologies. His technical expertise has supported significant projects including the management of the technology team for the Presidential transition into the White House, and building a super computing cluster for NOAA. Chuq holds a B.A. in Computer Science from the University of Rochester.
Thomas Zemp has over 5 years experience working on health care data analysis and information systems. Prior to joining BAO Systems, he held various actuarial roles at a number of leading U.S. health insurers, working on projects including pricing health insurance plans, establishing reserves, and analyzing physician reimbursement models. Tom is a fully qualified Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, and holds a B.A. from Brown University.

Advisory Team

Rebecca Hamel has over 20 years of experience in resource mobilization, donor stewardship, and business development. Rebecca began working with non-profits and non-governmental organizations to raise funding and visibility. After five years working with Africare on the nation’s largest annual event for Africa -- the Africare Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner – she spent over three years with the Global Health Council as Corporate Relations Manager. As the Corporate Relations Manager, she was responsible for resource mobilization with the Global Health Council's larger members and partners, including private sector organizations and non-governmental organizations.  She has a B.S. in Chinese from Georgetown University, and an M.A. in International Development from American University.
Peter Levine is a senior project management and private sector development specialist with over 20 years direct experience in the design, oversight and implementation of complex international technical assistance programs, including extensive work in Latin America, as well as experience in Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa. He is well versed in private sector development, corporate governance, and international best business practices, with a strong track record for facilitating stakeholder relationships to ensure tangible and practical results in emerging markets around the world. Mr. Levine is well versed in all elements of the government contracting cycle, having served as an IQC Manager, managed reporting for Washington and Mission based assignments, and acted as opportunity lead on multi-million dollar proposal efforts. He has an M.S. in International Business from Johns Hopkins and a B.A. from the University of Michigan.