Secretariat Team

Leadership

Teji Rakhra Burris

Teji Rakhra-Burris

Executive Director, GGMC

Scott Sundseth

Scott Sundseth, Ph.D.

Program Director, IHCC

  • Founder, Sundseth Consulting, LLC
  • Member, G2MC
  • USA, North Carolina
Chisom Nwaneri

Chisom Nwaneri, Msc, PMP®

Program Manager, IHCC

  • USA, Georgia

Organizational Support

Farah Tekbali

Farah Tekbali

Program Coordinator, GGMC

  • USA, Arizona
Ytina Mangum

Ytina Mangum, M.S.

Finance Director, GGMC

  • Director of Administration and Finance, General Internal Medicine,
    Duke University Medical Center
  • USA, North Carolina
Sharelija Lawrence

Sharelija Lawrence, M.B.A, M.S.W.

Bookkeeper, GGMC

  • Permanency Planning Supervisor, Wake County Health and Human Services
  • USA, North Carolina

Communications & Technology

Meredith Towery

Meredith Towery, M.S., M.B.A.

Communications Director, GGMC

  • Communications Manager, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University
  • USA, North Carolina
Chris Nelson

Chris Nelson

Communications Specialist, GGMC

  • Digital Marketer, Bright Eyed Media, Volt Labs
  • Communications Specialist, Medical Minds Matter
  • USA, Nebraska

Working Group Project Managers

John Connolly, Ph.D.

Working Group Project Manager, IHCC

Science Strategy Working Group

  • Scientist III, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
  • Program Manager, Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network
  • USA, Pennsylvania

Carles Garcia, Ph.D.

Working Group Project Manager, IHCC

Data Infrastructure Working Group

  •  Project Coordinator, “Common Infrastructure for National Cohorts in Europe, Canada, and Africa” (CINECA) project
  • Project Coordination Officer, EMBL-EBI
  • United Kingdom

Latifa El Hadri, Ph.D.

Working Group Project Manager, IHCC

Training & Workforce Working Group

Policies & Systems Working Group

  • Global Health System Strengthening, Consultant
  • Former Visiting Fellow, Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology in Duke University’s Medical Center
  • Member, French Alliance and International Students Organizations
  • Founder, Moroccan Association of NC
  • USA, North Carolina