Our People

The Mectizan Donation Program team is led by tropical disease expert Dr. Yao Sodahlon. We take pride in supporting all of our partners to the best of our ability. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if we can assist you in any way.

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Staff - Joni Lawrence fall 2021
Staff - Ann Meller fall 2021

Dr. Yao Sodahlon
Director of MDP

Joni Lawrence, MA
Senior Associate Director

Advocacy, communications, partnerships, and operations

Ann Meller, MA, MBA
Program Associate

Administrative support, meeting planning, and travel arrangements
Staff - Virginia Murray fall 2021
Staff - Nikhil Patil fall 2021

Virginia Murray
Communications Manager

Content development, website management, and social media

Nikhil D. Patil, MPH
Senior Project Support Specialist

Mectizan supply monitoring, data management and visualization