Emily Hlavaty is a Project Manager for the Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center (NTD-SC). Working with NTD-SC finance and technical team members, she manages operational research projects as well as collaborates to advance cross-organizational initiatives and streamline internal operational policies, systems, and procedures across the NTD-SC.
Emily has over 10 years of experience managing health service delivery program operations. Before joining the NTD-SC, Emily served as Country Operations Manager with Malaria Consortium in South Sudan, where she directed all operational activities across 3 offices for a community-based health service delivery program funded by FDCO, ensuing proper management tools and policies were implemented and used program-wide. Emily also worked with Population Services International supporting an Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) program financed by Global Fund in Papua New Guinea designed to provide hard-to-reach communities (most accessible only by foot, with little or no access to facility-based health care providers) with health services, delivered through 800+ community health volunteers trained, supplied, and supervised to diagnose and treat Malaria. She worked on building service delivery coherence and synergies between the program and the government health system managed by the Provincial Ministry of Health (PMoH) to achieve effective integration of the iCCM program into the PMoH health system structure. Before working with Population Services International as a Program Officer, she served as a Regional Operations Manager in Eastern Equatoria in South Sudan, where she was responsible for all areas of operational management including logistics, procurement, supply distribution, stakeholder coordination, administration, and technical–logistical integration for The Carter Center’s Guinea Worm Eradication Program. This included managing intensified program operations support during her first year in this role, necessitated by the onset of an unexpected Guinea Worm outbreak in Eastern Equatoria. She holds a bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University.