Welcome to the Parents Voice Initiative (PVI) – an ISA project funded by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH). We are setting up our webpages for this initiative and will be adding relevant content over the coming weeks. Please check back regularly for new additions!
Meet some of the people who have been working hard on the PVI over the last 18 months!
Vicki Ponce Hardy
Vicki Ponce Hardy is a public health researcher. She has an MSc in Public Health, during which she focused on children’s environmental health. Since her MSc, she spent two years as a researcher in newborn and child development at the Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive, and Child Health (MARCH) Centre at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and led data collection and analysis for the Registry project at the International Stillbirth Alliance. She currently works as a researcher in health inequalities at Public Health Scotland, and has a particular interest in inequalities in maternal, newborn and child health outcomes.
Davis has worked in the web development industry for more than a decade. He has helped several businesses in different industries including real estate and online retail to achieve their digital marketing goals. Since 2020, Davis has led a team from August 99, a web development firm in Manila, Philippines, to help ISA with their online initiatives, including automation of the PVI Registry.
Nardinio is a WordPress developer currently working for August 99 in Manila, Philippines. He has helped build ISA’s membership portal and automate the PVI Registry, and continually provides technical support to the team. Prior to working with ISA, he worked to helped digitize various local businesses in the Philippines.
Ofir Feuer is ISA’s Registry Coordinator. Ofir has a BS in biology and is studying to become a Genetic Counselor. She is also a supplemental Instructor, crisis counselor, and researcher. Ofir is passionate about promoting patient education in healthcare and tailoring medical care through interdisciplinary collaboration. Her work with ISA focuses on developing the PVI Global Registry for Stillbirth Support, and she is dedicated to the continued growth of this resource. Ofir works on the Registry in memory of her nephew Adam who was stillborn in June 2018.
Dr. Alka Dev is an assistant professor at The Dartmouth Institute whose research interests are focused on systemic inequities in the delivery of maternal and newborn health services in underserved communities in the U.S. and abroad. She is a seasoned global health practitioner who has led public health program development and implementation in over 10 low and middle-income countries in the past 2 decades. Most recently, she worked as a scientist at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in the Pediatrics and International Health departments to lead the implementation and evaluation of a 3-year project in southern Haiti, focused on reducing neonatal mortality in a high-volume tertiary referral hospital. She holds a Master’s in public health from the Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Doctorate in public health from The Graduate and University Center at City University New York. For the PVI, Alka worked as a consultant on the Toolkit Project.