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Whitney Goldman

Whitney Goldman

Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Adapting (MERLA)


Master of Public Health (MPH), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
BA, International Studies, University of Illinois
BS, Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois


Whitney Goldman has more than 10 years of experience working in Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and supporting countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Currently she is the Director of MERLA for USAID’s Act to End NTDs | East program, a global initiative supporting endemic countries to achieve their NTD elimination goals. She oversees the program’s contribution to the larger USAID NTD portfolio through the creation of a culture and practice of joint learning, sharing experiences, and applying lessons learned to program performance to build country capacity. Ms. Goldman ensures high quality and timely reporting, program adaptation, and data for data driven decision-making. Her skills include managing large datasets, facilitating large and small groups, and engaging with stakeholders.

Before joining RTI in 2019, Ms. Goldman was the Associate Director of NTDs at Helen Keller International. She supported a USAID-funded NTD morbidity management program. In addition to her work, Ms. Goldman is French proficient.

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