//Mission Staff Board
Mission Staff Board 2017-11-06T18:19:05+00:00


Uplift International works to improve the health and well being of vulnerable populations, especially women and girls, around the world.   We view health through a human rights lens and human rights through a health lens and believe that all people have the right to access scientifically-based health information and safe, affordable health services, including reproductive healthcare.

Uplift International focuses on education, advocacy and interdisciplinary development solutions.  We build relationships with professional associations, NGOs, universities, and with health, law, and business professionals. Our work is carried out through collaborative partnerships in order to ensure that the most vulnerable in society are not ignored, but are respected and protected.

Senior Staff


Beth E. Rivin, MD, MPH

Board of Directors

Linda M. Coleman, JD
Director of the Human Research Protection Program at Yale University

Monica Kerrigan, MPH
Vice President of Innovation, JHPIEGO, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University

Monica Harrington
Entrepreneur and social innovation strategist


Joan Kaufman, MA, MS, ScD
Director for Academic Prtograms at Schwarzman Scholars

Mark Schlansky, MA
Founder, Uplift International


Marleen Temmerman, MD, MPH, PhD
Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aga Khan University (AKU) Hospital Nairobi, and Director of the Centre of Excellence in Women, Child and Adolescent Health, AKU -East-Africa