Monalisa leads the USAID Learns team in Vietnam as the Chief of Party. She creates a healthy work environment for Learns team members to do their best work, manages relationships with USAID offices, and ensures high-quality work across Learns’ services areas for USAID and implementing partners: facilitation, design, research and evaluation, monitoring, and capacity strengthening.
Monalisa was a co-creator of USAID’s Collaborating, Learning & Adapting (CLA) Framework and Maturity Tool and several other CLA resources on behalf of USAID.
She has worked in 17 countries across Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Her specialties include: creating healthy work environments in which staff learn and continuously improve; designing new programs and strategies; facilitating multistakeholder collaboration; strengthening local capacity; and leadership coaching. Monalisa has a MS in Organization Development and Knowledge Management from George Mason University.