As Program Director Helena oversees several programs at The Synergist, acting as the Executive Director of the From Testing to Treatment Program (FT3P), the Motherhood Collective Impact Program (Pregnancy & Medicine Initiative, Alliance for Maternal Health Equality, Safe Motherhood Week), and The Synergist's contribution to IMI ConcePTION and SYNCHROS. In a world where we are better equipped to solve society's problems than ever, but important issues such as in healthcare and in the environment remain unsolved, Helena connects people together to solve the world’s most challenging issues. Building real collective impact and shared value, her interest is in using the power of digital to establish and manage collaborative partnerships that are genuinely able to take action and make a tangible difference. Her specialty and personal interest is in connecting diverse people around issues and insights to solve social and business problems - such as experts and academics, NGOs, companies, and the general public - including many who do not realise they can contribute something to make an impact. Connections include through traditional in-person means or non-traditional, bespoke digital solutions. A key value Helena brings is establishing clarity, purpose and structure to unlock high performance of teams, from within start-up environments or established organisations. She has extensive experience in project and programs management, managing complex international and multi-stakeholder projects closely to deliver consistently high-quality results on budget and on time. Comfortable in start-up environments, Helena has implemented new processes and procedures from the ground up, such as installing an effective agile/scrum methodology company-wide. Helena is multi-lingual and multi-cultural, having lived and worked in the USA, France, Belgium, the UK and Japan. She has worked on projects across several industry sectors, from Finance to Healthcare.
We empower all motherhood stakeholders, from grassroots groups to advocacy and large organisations, to accelerate impact and avoid duplication. We believe that investing in motherhood gives the best chance to our future generations.
Safe Motherhood Week 2019
Safe Motherhood Week 2019: Accelerating impact together - prioritising maternal & newborn health solutions in Senegal
I commit to communicating our activities and outputs to patients and future patients so they can benefit from the work we are doing.Work in progress
I commit to bringing diverse people together to collaborate on improving patient engagement including those who may not ever know yet that they can make a positive impact.Work in progress
I commit to practicing empathy and listening to new points of views and ideas without prejudice.Work in progress