Our Board


Who is our Board?

The PtD board was created as the primary governing body that will develop strategies and provide broad guidance and oversight to support the Initiative’s operations and key priorities. The board has a Chair, Deputy Chair and Executive Manager

Any member can apply for Board membership. Please submit a Board Nomination Form by email

Each Board member organization that is selected from a constituency group appoints a representative and an alternate representative; these individuals represent the organization on the Board and act in their official capacity. 

While members of the Board are expected to make decisions based on the best interest of PtD, PtD recognizes that each member organization must act within their legal mandates and capacities. Board members do not owe a fiduciary duty to the Board.

Governments or other organizations representative of low and middle income countries, with priority for focus country organizations 

  • Benin, Ministry of Health
  • Sudan, Central Medical Supplies Public Corporation
  • Nigeria, Private Sector Copayment Mechanism, Federal Ministry of Health

Donor governments/agencies and foundations, with priority for the largest contributor to the operational costs of the Initiative Secretariat and to the largest contributor to technical work (global and country-level) of the Initiative 

  • GAVI Alliance
  • Global Fund

Multilateral organizations, including regional organizations, with a health mandate 

  • Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition

Non-governmental and technical organizations, including at least one focused on human resources for health and one focused on supply chain management 

  • John Snow, Inc.
  • Pharmaceutical Systems Africa
  • VillageReach
  • Chemonics
  • IntraHealth International

Academic/research/training institutions 

  • Empower School of Health
  • MIT
  • Transaid

Professional associations 

  • International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)
  • AsLoB
  • The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW)

Private sector organizations 

  • Guidehouse

Our Board Chair

Dr. Lloyd Matowe is the Director of Pharmaceutical Systems Africa (PSA). PSA is an international health organization providing consultancy services to developing countries to strengthen pharmaceutical supply value chain and to address systems and management challenges. PSA has presence in the USA, Liberia, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zambia.

Dr. Matowe has vast experience on strengthening the pharmaceutical value chain systems in Africa, having worked in over 20 countries in Africa on the subject matter. He has previously worked with the Global Fund in Geneva, Management Sciences for Health, USAID, WHO, the East African Community, the Southern African Development Community, and the Global Fund among others.

Dr. Matowe is active in academia being on staff at the University of Iowa, School of Pharmacy in the USA, at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology School of Pharmacy in Ghana, at Makerere University in Uganda and at the Schools of Pharmacy in Liberia and Zambia. Dr. Matowe has published widely in the field of public health pharmaceutical systems and has given in excess of 100 talks in over 30 countries, on pharmacy and supply systems strengthening.

Dr. Matowe holds a PhD in Health Systems Research form from the University of Aberdeen in the UK, a Masters’ degree in Clinical Pharmacology from the same institution and a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Zimbabwe. He received several awards for services to the Pharmacy profession including recognition by the government of Liberia for resuscitating the training of pharmacists in the country, after the war.

Our Board Deputy Chair

Paul Lalvani has over 25 years of experience in capacity building, procurement and supply chain, access to medicines and technology transfer. Paul has conducted assessments and supported capacity building in the dusty roads and last-mile clinics of Kabul, Port Moresby and Sana’a; on the other end of the spectrum, he has advised board members, ministers of health in more than 30 countries, heads of states, foundations, UN agencies and other donors on strategy, vision, advocacy and impact.

Paul is the Director and Founder of Empower School of Health, New Delhi. He has an MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management and an undergraduate degree in Pharamacy.

Paul’s vision is to create Public Health and PSM Super Heroes through a continuous learning environment.

Our Executive Manager

Dominique Zwinkels is the current Executive Manager of the People that Deliver Initiative. She is an international development professional with 20 years of experience in designing, developing, managing and evaluating projects with a focus on the HIV/AIDS supply chain, livelihood and food security, and nutrition. She has over ten years of experience in supply chain management, having worked for John Snow International (JSI) at the Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM), which procures and delivers essential lifesaving medicines and related commodities to HIV/AIDS programs around the world.

Dominique also has experience working with the International Food Policy Research Institute, Innovative Resources Management, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). She has both an MBA in International Business Administration and a Master's degree in Nutrition. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Dutch. As a native of The Netherlands and having lived in Latin America (Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela) and Washington, DC, she is now based at UNICEF Supply Division in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Our Project Officer

Alexis Strader comes to PtD with over eight years of experience in project management and strategic communications for global health programs, focusing on women’s health and supply chain management. Alexis has lived and worked extensively in francophone West Africa. Most recently, Alexis was based in Dakar, Senegal, where she worked at Dimagi managing mobile health projects for clients across the region. Of note, she provided capacity building support to the National Pharmacy Association in Senegal as they revamped their supply chain management mobile technology. Prior to Dimagi, Alexis worked with several public health non-governmental organizations, including Population Services International (PSI), and John Snow, Inc. (JSI). It was at JSI where Alexis first realized her passion for health supply chain programs. She is looking forward to channeling this passion into her role as the Project Officer for the People that Deliver Initiative. Alexis earned a Master’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in International Development from American University in Washington, DC, and a Bachelor’s degree in Romance Languages from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is based at UNICEF Supply Division in Copenhagen, Denmark, and speaks fluent English and French and is proficient in Spanish.