Ipas Leadership

John Hetherington

John D. Hetherington, MA

President and Chief Executive Officer
MA, International Development Studies and International Marketing, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University

Mr. Hetherington joined Ipas as President and CEO in September 2015, bringing more than 20 years of international management experience in the United States, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and South and South East Asia. He is a successful leader in results-driven international development, with an exceptional track record of delivering large-scale, cost-effective impact in health, social marketing, social franchising and behavior change, ... More »

Anu Kumar, PhD, MPH

Chief Strategy and Development Officer
PhD, Anthropology, and MPH, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Dr. Kumar joined Ipas in 2002 as Executive Vice President. In that role, she had oversight of Ipas’s fundraising and communications efforts, started a new technical area working with communities and pioneered work on abortion stigma. In 2016, she became Ipas’s first Chief Strategy and Development Officer and lead the organizational strategic planning process, along with fundraising, partnership development and technical innovation. ... More »

Lisa Simutami

Chief Operating Officer

Prior to joining Ipas in 2016, Ms. Simutami served as vice president for East Africa at PSI where she led and managed a region of 11 countries and more than 1700 staff, annual revenue of approximately 185 million and diverse programs that ranged from reproductive health to sanitation, and market solutions to health system strengthening. She has also served as program manager for West Africa, country representative for PSI Rwanda, global ... More »