Ms. Crawford is the Director of the Global Technical Team at VillageReach where she has worked for over 10 years. During her time at VillageReach, she has developed and led a broad portfolio of systems strengthening initiatives with a focus on supply chain, digital health, and health workforce development in order to improve access to quality healthcare at the last mile. She has over fifteen years of experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of health system programs in both in the USA and abroad and has led projects in Malawi, DR Congo, Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique. Ms. Crawford also helped establish the VillageReach Malawi Country Office, serving as the first Malawi Country Director. Before joining VillageReach, Jess worked in Health Services Administration at the University of Washington specializing in quality improvement and served as a community health educator in Tanzania with the Peace Corps. Ms. Crawford holds an MPH in Health Services and an MA in Policy Studies from the University of Washington and as well as a BS in Cell and Molecular Biology and BA in Sociology.