MEET THE TEAM
For 25 years, Ann has been an innovator in the social sector and has focused on leveraging organizations and leaders to bring solutions to scale and to create social impact in communities around the world. She is a Senior Consultant at Social Sector Partners, and prior to this was the Executive Director of the Taproot Foundation in Los Angeles, the Executive Director of LA Works, and the National Media Director for Amnesty International USA. She has also worked as a consultant to the Rockefeller Foundation in their Communications for Social Change Initiative, to HandsOn Network in their corporate engagement program, and to the government in South Africa, where she provided strategic communications support for presidential visits to the U.S, including the Farewell State Visit of President Nelson Mandela. Originally from South Africa, Ann is Chair of the Board of Directors for Amnesty International USA (AIUSA).
Anthony McCann is an international keynote speaker, researcher, lecturer, coach, and trainer. A specialist in culture change, leadership, and ethics, he was recently nominated for the position of Visiting Professor in Culture Change and Leadership by the England Centre for Practice Development at Canterbury Christ Church University. A recipient of a Fulbright Award, Anthony has held the positions of Research Associate with the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in Washington DC and Visiting Fellow at the University of Bristol’s Graduate School of Education.
Anthony currently holds the positions of Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Associate with the Center for Emergent Diplomacy in Santa Fe, Associate with the Center for Inter-Cultural Practice in San Francisco, part-time lecturer in Peacebuilding for Loughborough University’s program in International Diplomacy, and Certified Coach with LITS Global corporate responsibility training. Anthony has held positions at the University of California, the Smithsonian Institution, the University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Ulster, and Queens University, Belfast.
Following a career in international business development for blue-chip corporates, Sheila gained a British Wheel of Yoga teaching Diploma in 1989. Since that time she has focused on mentoring businesses and teams alongside teaching health and well-being. Her holistic approach underpins all aspects of the work. Recent projects include business support for www.skoogmusic.com (a new musical instrument for disabled kids), work with Autism Speaks internationally and a review of leadership training for UK Manufacturing. Sheila is an Independent Consultant with Arbonne, a botanically-based prestige range of skin and health products formulated for well-being. Currently, she is one of a team of mentors for the youth charity site www.endz2endz.com in Brixton, London.
Vic is a passionate marketer. With a degree in chemistry, a Master in Medical Journalism and an MBA in e-Business, Vic brings an analytical approach to digital marketing coupled with a strategic vision on “where to play”. With 24 years of CPG industry experience and 26 patents with Procter & Gamble assignments in Europe and the US, Vic has led global Hair Care brands digital strategies and pioneered eCommerce at P&G on Beauty and Grooming categories. Vic has managed SEO/SEM multi-brands efforts and is a well-established digital marketer and search marketing expert.
Vic is currently the CMO of Modere, a 30-year strong social e-tailer of clean label, safe and natural products with a direct salesforce, where he leads global marketing, sales strategy and product development for 300+ brands, over 22 countries.
Vic is a Board-certified holistic practitioner and believes in the integration of traditional and alternative medicine fields, unleashing the ability to leverage safer natural remedies to healing, more accessible to more people.
Alan Jackson has joined Human Health Project in September 2017, in the role of Chief Information Officer.
Alan’s thirty-year career includes executive management, consulting and technical positions leading the design, development, and implementation of high-performance technology solutions to meet the strategic and challenging commercial needs within the healthcare & bio-pharma sectors. Prior roles include CIO at Bioscrip, a national provider of infusion therapy, CIO / CSO at both Byram Healthcare, Inc., a provider of medical and pharmacy products and Curative Health Services, that operated outpatient chronic wound care clinics, as well as, specialty pharmacy services.
Alan’s areas of focus and expertise include; Agile project life-cycle development, vendor relationships & contracting, M & A due diligence & Integration, Audit & Compliance, Data / Cyber Security (HIPAA, SOX, HEDIS, PCI), and Disaster Recovery Strategies.
Robert Buys is a senior-level IT management professional with over 20 years of experience. Well-versed in multiple industries in both private and government arenas including retail, telecommunications, consulting services, state government agencies, financial services, and insurance. Robert has in-depth knowledge of PMO initiation and management, database technologies, ERP implementation, SOX compliance, HIPAA compliance, Smart Grid utilities, CRM strategy development, software applications, and hardware platforms.
He is a dynamic leader with experience in enterprise-wide strategic management, forecasting and managing budgets, client and vendor relationship building and management, and team leadership and mentoring. Proven success in delivering solutions on target, on time, and on a budget.
Anisha Bapna graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with bachelor degrees in biomedical and materials science engineering. At Carnegie Mellon, Anisha expanded her knowledge of biotechnology and became the principal researcher of her own cardiovascular medical device laboratory. Anisha is passionate about saving the world through device creation and advanced data analytics.
At IBM Watson, Anisha has helped many Fortune 500 companies solve business problems in the medical device and life sciences industries.
Anisha currently works at the premier medical device idea generator, Coridea, leading preclinical and engineering efforts for several medical devices.
At the Human Health Project, Anisha advises the medical analytics team and focuses on product strategy and the evidence-based grading of medical data.
Shankar Rao is an entrepreneurial executive with 20+ years of combined experience in executing strategic business initiatives, increasing margins and maximizing sustainable competitive advantage for both startups and industry leaders in Healthcare, Telecom, Defense/Aerospace, and Finance marketplace. He has a strong record driving business to profitability achieved through inspiring leadership, collaboration, uncompromising attention to delivering quality products, and leveraging disruptive technology