Posted: December 20, 2019
Ms. Mariana Stephens to join CWW as new Deputy Director
Children Without Worms (CWW), a program of the Task Force for Global Health, is pleased to share that Ms. Mariana Stephens will be joining the team as our new Deputy Director in January 2020. Before joining the CWW team, Mariana worked with the NTD Support Center (NTD-SC), another program of the Task Force, supporting strategic planning efforts and directing the development and implementation of complex, multi-institutional operational research programs. In this role, she focused on addressing the special challenges of national NTD programs supported by USAID and provided rapid research responses in support of these programs. In additon to her role at the Task Force, Mariana is an active member of the Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (CGSW) at Emory University. The mission of the CGSW is to enable organizations and communities to provide safe, effective, and sustainable drinking water solutions and effective and sustainable sanitation and hygiene improvements.
Prior to joining the NTD-SC, Mariana worked with CARE, World Vision International and Habitat for Humanity International in a variety of roles focused on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene, Maternal and Child Health, Food Security and Nutrition. She began her career in global health and development in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mali serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in the late 1980s. Mariana holds a Master’s in Public Health in Health Behavior and a Bachelor’s in Environmental Design.