Anike Akridge is an international development & public health professional with diverse experience working in the public sector both domestically and internationally . Prior to coming to PHI as the Learning Manager for STAR, she worked for 15 years at the intersection of organizational development and public health responses, strengthening the capacity of the people and institutions to promote wellness and resiliency in communities. Anike has worked in a variety of capacities including leading a global PEPFAR HIV prevention program for adolescent girls at the USAID Tanzania mission, serving as Senior Program Manager for Pact World’s Orphans and Vulnerable Children Program, Deputy Director for a Tanzanian Child Rights Coalition and consulted with various local and international organizations. Ms. Akridge has a proven ability to strengthen a range of international programs through her leadership, innovation and strategic thinking. She speaks Kiswahili (fluent), Japanese (intermediate), and English and has lived, worked or traveled in over 18 countries in Africa, Asia, Caribbean and North America.