About Us

Leadership Team

Director of Business Operations and Procurement

Aliz Agoston is Director of Business Operations and Procurement at the Results for Development Institute (R4D) where she oversees R4D’s daily operations, including procurement, facilities, business insurance, rental space management, information technology, legal, staff travel, and vendor relationship management.

Senior Program Director

Amanda Folsom is a senior program director at R4D. She focuses on health financing, health systems strengthening and capacity building.

Program Director

Cammie Lee is a program director at Results for Development (R4D). She is also country director, Tanzania, based in Dar es Salaam.

Casey Santiago
Program Director

Casey Santiago is program director for technology and innovation at R4D, where she leads the creation of global technology platforms for public private engagement and universal health coverage.

Senior Program Director

Dr. Cheryl Cashin is a Senior Program Director at R4D. Dr. Cashin is also a health economist with more than 20 years of experience designing and implementing health financing policy for health systems performance improvement in low- and middle-income countries.

Senior Program Director

Dr. Chris Atim is a Senior Program Director at R4D where he serves as the health systems and equity advisor on USAID’s global flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) and as the Executive Director of the African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA). Dr. Atim specializes in health systems with a particular focus on health care financing.  

Program Director

Christina Synowiec joined the Results for Development Institute in September 2012. She works on the learning and experimentation team.

Senior Program Director

Courtney Tolmie is a Senior Program Director at R4D. She leads the Governance and Accountability work, including the Transparency and Accountability Program (TAP) and the Strengthening Institutions program (a joint effort with the Global Development Network).

Senior Program Director

Donika Dimovska is a Senior Program Director at the Results for Development Institute (R4D). She spearheads new ways of doing development, leading efforts under R4D’s expanding innovation portfolio in areas such as health, education, child protection and beyond. 

Gina Lagomarsino, president and CEO
President and CEO

Gina Lagomarsino is the president and chief executive officer of Results for Development Institute.

Grace Chee
Senior Program Director

Grace Chee is a Senior Program Director at Results for Development. She has over 20 years of experience in the areas of health system strengthening, health financing, cost-effectiveness analysis, and evaluation of global health programs. She plays a leadership role on R4D’s work on the Maternal Child Survival Project and the Collaborative Systems for Health project in Liberia.

Heather Luca
Chief Communications Officer

Heather Luca, R4D's Chief Communications Officer, is an accomplished communications and marketing professional with more than eighteen years of experience helping nonprofits tell their brand stories, engage target audiences and drive measurable results.

Jean Arkedis
Program Director

Jean Arkedis is a Program Director at R4D. She is leading R4D's work on impact evaluation and learning.

Managing Director

Kanika Bahl is a managing director at Results for Development Institute (R4D), with a focus on market-based solutions for development. She leads R4D’s work on increasing affordable and reliable access to high-quality health and nutrition commodities through active engagement with private sector manufacturers, countries, and major global financiers.

Kristi Maasjo
Health Operations Program Director

Kristi Maasjo is the Program Director for Health Operations, providing strategic oversight and operational leadership across R4D’s health portfolio.

Mark Roland
Program Director

Mark Roland is a program director at Results for Development (R4D) where he leads various projects within education.

Managing Director

Marty Makinen is one of Results for Development Institute's Managing Directors. He oversees and contributes to a portfolio of work by R4D through global and country specific projects and activities in health financing and systems. 

Meredith Kimball
Program Director

Meredith Kimball joined the Results for Development Institute in June 2011. She currently focuses on health financing and the promotion of Universal Health Coverage through the Joint Learning Network.

Program Director

Michelle Neuman is a Program Director at R4D. She focuses on R4D's work in early childhood development and global education.

Molly Jamieson Eberhardt
Program Director

Molly Jamieson Eberhardt is a program director on the Global Education team at Results for Development (R4D).

Program Director

Nathan Blanchet is a Program Director at Results for Development Institute (R4D)  and a Visiting Scientist at Harvard School of Public Health. At R4D, Dr. Blanchet focuses on the design and implementation of national health insurance in South Africa and Ghana, the integration of disease-specific financing into broader health financing systems, and the role of primary health care in efforts to achieve universal health coverage.

Managing Director

Nathaniel Heller is a Managing Director at the Results for Development Institute (R4D), which he joined in 2014, and leads R4D’s Governance Program. At R4D, Nathaniel works to harness citizen-centric transparency and accountability efforts as drivers of development outcomes. 

Managing Director

Nicholas Burnett is a Principal and Managing Director at R4D, leading our Education group, which centers on addressing tough challenges in the field of global education that are often neglected, especially using combinations of analysis, financing, model identification and connecting key stakeholders.

Quoc Nguyen
Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining Results for Development, Quoc Nguyen was the chief financial officer for Freedom House, where he managed U.S. and international financial operations, monitored grants to international NGOs and ensured compliance with donor regulations.

Ryan Noll
Chief People Officer

Ryan Noll, R4D's Chief People Officer, has worked in Human Resources for many types of organizations ranging from small, rapidly growing companies to large, well-established organizations. Ryan's experience also spans different types of organizations including non profit, for profit, government contractors and public and private organizations. 

Thomas Feeny
Program Director

Thomas Feeny is a Program Director at R4D, providing leadership for R4D’s growing innovation portfolio.