Our team

Program Coordination, Management & Operations

 

Climate

 

Sustainability

 

Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH)

 

Communications

 

Latin America

 

Ana Belluscio - Global communications manager

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Ana Belluscio

Ana is Health Care Without Harm's Global Communication Manager, and is responsible for developing and implementing a communications strategy as well as managing the communications of projects and programs for Health Care Without Harm's Global Team.

Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ana is has over 15 years of experience in science journalism and communication, and has managed science communications for Argentina's National Scientific and Technical Research Council. 

 


Lucila Citcioglu - Climate initiatives coordinator, Global Green and Healthy Hospitals

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Lucila Citcioglu

As Climate Initiatives Coordinator, Lucila plays a central role working with the global team, regional offices, and strategic partners to ensure climate initiatives are impactful and implemented collaboratively across Health Care Without Harm.

Lucila has a clinical background in Environmental Health and a Master's Degree in Public Health. Prior to joining Health Care Without Harm, Lucila worked in several health care facilities where she led environmental health programs and initiatives.


Mariano De Donatis - Global chief program officer

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Mariano De Donatis

With over twelve years of experience working with civil society networks and coalitions to influence change at the national and global level, Mariano brings a tremendous amount of experience to help build and strengthen collaboration, management and governance for Health Care Without Harm.

Prior to joining Health Care Without Harm, Mariano worked as Oxfam´s Global Programme Manager, leading its advocacy work in BRICSAMIT countries - Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China, South Africa, Mexico and Turkey. He led multi-issues campaigns, managed a flagship program to empower civil society networks and supported the Oxfam confederation's development in the Global South. 


Afreen Fatima - Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning officer, India

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Afreen Fatima

Afreen holds a master's degree in forest management, focusing on environmental management. Based in India, she has experience working in the areas of livelihood, natural resource management, social and behavior change communication, and agriculture. Afreen has closely worked with rural communities to incorporate their lived experiences into her work. With over two years of professional experience, she has been involved in monitoring and evaluating various projects across diverse thematic areas.


Kara Fink - International climate program coordinator

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Kara Fink

Kara most recently worked at Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE) as the Program Officer for Knowledge Management & Organizational Learning. In this role, she strengthened program learning and impact across global teams, led program reviews—including an in-country review of CORE’s Ukraine operations—and supported responses to climate-related crises like Hurricanes Ian and Idalia.

Previously, Kara spent over a decade building welcoming communities at the Idaho Office for Refugees. She was a Fulbright Research Scholar at Brandenburg Technical University in Cottbus, Germany, and studied inclusive heritage management in Cambodia while obtaining her MS in Development Anthropology from Durham University. She also holds a BBA in International Business and a post-graduate certificate in the Foundations of Refugee Services from Boise State University.


Jasminka Jokic - Global finance coordinator 

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Jasmina Jokic

Jasminka Jokic has over 22 years of experience working for international nongovernmental organizations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, Oxfam Great Britain, and UNDP.  During her time with Oxfam Great Britain, she worked as the finance manager and later as the regional management accountant and finance coordinator for the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Africa. She has extensive knowledge of working with donors and financial management.


Josh Karliner - Director of global partnerships

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Josh Karliner

Josh Karliner works with Health Care Without Harm to build a zero emissions, climate resilient, and more equitable health care sector that advocates for a healthy climate and a just transition. He has been with Health Care Without Harm since 2005, establishing and co-developing a series of initiatives including the organization’s Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network. Closely collaborating with the World Health Organization, Josh spearheaded Health Care Without Harm’s successful worldwide campaign to eliminate mercury in healthcare and led its more recent work with WHO and the UK COP Presidency to secure commitments from more than 60 governments for sustainable, low-carbon, climate resilient health care.

He is the author of two books along with a wide variety of publications on global environmental and health policy, including most recently two groundbreaking reports: one that defined health care’s worldwide climate footprint and the second that set forth a Global Road Map to decarbonize the sector. Prior to joining Health Care Without Harm, Josh co-founded and directed three NGOs, worked for Greenpeace International, and taught at the University of San Francisco. Josh is a member of the board of directors of the Global Climate and Health Alliance, and the Save the Waves Coalition. He lives in San Francisco, USA.


Chandan Khanna – India project manager

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Chandan Khanna

Based in India, Chandan has more than 12 years of experience working with leading organizations in South Asia. He has been part of key studies like the economic valuation of tiger reserves in India, aimed at highlighting the conservational value of native ecosystems. 

Chandan has a professional background in environment and climate change, and holds a Masters in Forest Management from Indian Institute of Forest Management Bhopal.

At Health Care Without Harm, Chandan oversees the implementation of the India programs.


Cecilia Leone - Global communications specialist

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Cecilia Leone

At Health Care Without Harm, Cecilia provides communications support and leverages her project management expertise across the different programs and initiatives of the Global team.

Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Cecilia has over 10 years of experience in communications in different fields, including science outreach, internal communication, public relations, and social media management. She has worked with a variety of institutions, including public-sector organizations, industries, and press & marketing agencies.


Bharat Nayak - Communications officer, India

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Bharat Nayak

Bharat Nayak is Health Care Without Harm's Communication officer, India. He brings a blend of expertise in journalism, content creation, communication strategy, and campaigning for both for-profits and nonprofits.

Bharat Nayak was instrumental in building and shaping the brand of a digital media startup, The Logical Indian—a bootstrapped venture focused on impactful news—from the ground up. After a decade of experience as a journalist, intrapreneur, and media literacy trainer, Bharat now aspires to reshape communication around one of the world's most significant challenges: climate change. He is based in the steel city of India - Bokaro, in the state of Jharkhand.


Diana Picon Manyari - International climate director

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Diana Picon Manyari

Diana has over 20 years of experience, working with international organizations in development and public health programming. At Health Care Without Harm, she oversees the global climate program and the implementation of the organization’s climate strategy. She also leads the team's work on national and subnational policy for climate action.

Diana has lived and worked in South Sudan, Thailand, Myanmar, and Ethiopia and has provided technical assistance to organizations working in West and Southern Africa and Latin America.

Prior to her work with Health Care Without Harm, Diana's experience focused on monitoring, evaluation, learning, and management roles in resilience to climate change, food security, infectious diseases, and immunizations. She holds a Master of Arts in International Development from George Washington University and recently completed a Master of Science in Health Policy, Planning, and Financing from the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


Sanskrithi Thakur - Climate and sustainability data scientist

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Sanskrithi Thakur

Sanskrithi leads the implementation of Health Care Without Harm’s climate and sustainability tools strategy. Before joining the organization, she worked as a climate researcher focused on understanding agriculture and climate adaptation in Germany and India and helping organizations achieve their net-zero goals. As her pastime, she writes for newspapers on climate change topics and volunteers to teach STEM to students.

Sanskrithi is based in Hyderabad, India, holds a Bachelor's degree in Technology and an MBA in Sustainable Development and Management from Nalanda University, India.


Nick Thorp - Network director, Global Green and Healthy Hospitals

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Nick Thorp

Nick Thorp joined Health Care Without Harm in April of 2013 and serves as the Network Director for Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH). He has over 15 years of experience working with a variety of NGOs conducting toxicological research and developing innovative and interactive tools to advance education and public engagement around issues related to community and environmental health.

Nick holds a dual degree from the University of Oregon in International Environmental Studies and French. He is based in Oregon in the United States.


Ruth Stringer – Science and policy coordinator

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Ruth Stringer

Ruth has been working with Health Care Without Harm for over ten years, coordinating work on waste, but also providing expertise on chemicals, pharmaceuticals and procurement. She is a member of the International Solid Waste Association healthcare waste working group, a technical advisor to the Africa Healthcare Waste Management project that Health Care Without Harm is leading with UNDP and WHO and advises on waste management policies internationally.

She maintains the organization’s database of sustainable technologies and promotes sustainable technologies for low and medium income countries. This includes supporting partners in Africa and Asia to implement waste autoclaving and develop biodigestion as an option for materials such as food and pathological wastes that can be hard to manage in places with limited waste disposal infrastructure.


Mariano Zamorano – Membership and program assistant, Global Green and Healthy Hospitals

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Mariano Zamorano

Mariano lives in Buenos Aires, and after graduating in Journalism and Communications, he started working at the Argentine Ministry of Health, where he collaborated in the development of training courses on waste management in health facilities, as well as in the promotion of sustainable public procurement. In his free time, Mariano loves reading (novels and non-fiction books) and playing football with his friends.

In his role in Health Care Without Harm, Mariano works as a Membership and Program Assistant consultant, managing network memberships for Latin America and Global accounts, and supporting global communications.


Latin America

Carolina Gil Posse - Director of programs and communications for Latin America

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Carolina Gil Posse

Carolina leads the communications strategy for Latin America and produces all content to support it. She coordinates the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals network initiatives in the region and the training program on sustainability, climate change and health. She also coordinates the team responsible for delivery of the Health Care Without Harm program portfolio in Latin America. She has worked for Health Care Without Harm since 2012, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Carolina is a communications and journalism professional, with 18 years of experience in media and more than 10 years in the nonprofit sector. She has a degree in Journalism and another in Audiovisual Arts Education. She also holds a Master's in Journalism with a thesis on climate change communication and media coverage from a health perspective in Latin America. She is a PhD student in Social Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires.


Andrea Hurtado Epstein - Climate program manager for Latin America

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Andrea Hurtado Epstein

Andrea has over eight years of experience in climate, environment, and sustainable development policy. Before joining Health Care Without Harm, she served as Coordinator for Sustainable Development at the Mexican Foreign Ministry, overseeing Mexico’s positions in multilateral environmental agendas, including as a member of Mexico’s delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. 

Prior to this position, from 2016 to the end of 2018, she worked for the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) in a project advising the Directorate General for the 2030 Agenda at the Mexican Presidential Office. From 2013 to 2016, she was Director for International Development Fora at the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation. Andrea holds a BA in International Relations from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and a Masters in Environmental Policy from the University of Cambridge.


Claudia Paz Giraldo - Technical projects facilitator for Latin America

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Claudia Paz

Claudia provides technical assistance to the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals network, and leads the implementation of the annual call of Menos huella, más salud (Less footprint, more health) awards. She also collaborates to strengthen the impact of the SHiPP project in the region.

Based in Cali, Colombia, she has a degree in environment and natural resources management. She has managed hazardous and non-hazardous waste, clean energy, water saving and carbon footprint programs, among others. In 2016, she joined the Secretary of Health in Cali, where she created the Green Hospital Program for a Healthy Cali for private and public healthcare institutions.


Jaquelina Tapia - Technical manager of programs for Latin America

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Jaquelina Tapia

Jaquelina leads the technical aspects related to Health Care Without Harms's programmatic portfolio in Latin America, managing the implementation of specific programs and providing technical guidance to the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH) regional members.

Jaquelina also coordinates the regional implementation of the Sustainable Health in Procurement Project (SHiPP) and the Menos huella, más salud program, to support GGHH members in reducing their environmental and climate footprint.

Jaquelina is an environmental engineer from the Universidad Nacional del Litoral (Argentina). She has completed postgraduate studies on sustainable development and climate change, and is a specialist in Occupational Hygiene and Safety (Faculty of Engineering, Universidad de Buenos Aires).


Diego Peluffo - Latin America Communications coordinator

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Diego Peluffo

Diego is responsible for implementing the Health Care Without Harm communication strategy in Latin America. In addition to editing the report Hospitals that heal the planet –which is published annually to highlight the work of GGHH members–, he designs the campaigns that disseminate the activities of the organization through social networks, develops and edits the contents that nourish the website and, in general, provides support to the rest of the team in the communication of the different initiatives that are carried out in the region.

 

Diego has managed to combine two of his greatest vocations in Health Care Without Harm: communications and environment. His work background includes seven years of experience as a journalist and editor at Editorial Perfil in Argentina, the development of scripts for TV and film (especially in the documentary genre) and work as an external editor at Penguin Random House. Between 2016 and 2020, he worked as communication manager of the Sustainable Land Management Project in Northwest Argentina and Cuyo. 

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