Alison Mitchell LeFew is an experienced global health professional with 15 years’ experience spanning business development, project management and technical assistance. She is an HIV specialist within the Global Health Division with experience supporting RTI’s work with key populations in several countries in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe. She currently manages an HIV project in Uganda that aims to improve quality and increase demand and access to HIV and other health services among select priority populations. Ms. LeFew also serves as project manager for the RTI-Duke Global Development Initiative, a three-year effort that promotes working relationships among experts in key development sectors and provides technical and administrative support to facilitate new and improved partnerships.
Ms. LeFew is skilled in proposal development, partnership building, recruitment, project startup and closeout, budgeting and work planning, capacity building, supervision and mentorship, technical and financial reporting, and client relationship management. Her key areas of expertise include USAID project management, business development, capacity building with local counterparts and organizations, community mobilization and participation, advocacy with local government and other stakeholders, health behavior change education, disease surveillance, neglected tropical diseases and HIV.
Ms. LeFew joined RTI in 2008. She launched her career in international development as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger, and went on to work both domestically and internationally with the Carter Center Foundation, Abt Associates, and Chemonics International. She has long-term field experience in Niger, Ghana, and Nigeria.