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 »

Blair Diversi

Chief Financial Officer

With more than 18 years of international financial experience, Mr. Diversi brings to Ipas a unique understanding of global finance functions and the balance required to bring financial compliance and operational success. His work with development and nonprofit agencies has included building and overseeing global project accounting teams, managing international finance functions, and working with team members in multiple countries and with ... 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 after serving for seven years as senior program officer in the Population and Reproductive Health area of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. In that capacity, she oversaw grants to organizations working in India and to international organizations, as well as grants in the field of population and environment. Prior to her work with the MacArthur Foundation, Dr. Kumar worked as a social scientist at ... 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 »