Sara Riese

Sara Riese, MIA, MPH, is a program officer focusing on prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV for a number of ICAP countries. In this role, she provides support for the development and implementation of PMTCT activities and works to integrate PMTCT as part of continuity care for women and children.

Before joining ICAP, Sara worked with the non-governmental organization Africare conducting a needs and resources assessment for initiation of PMTCT activities in Burkina Faso.  She also previously coordinated the Independent Living Skills program and worked on the Risk Reduction program at the African Services Committee in New York City. Before moving to New York, she was technical advisor for the Carter Center’s Guinea Worm Eradication Program in northern Ghana and served as a community health volunteer with the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso.

Sara earned a master’s degree in public health with a focus on health promotion programs, and a master’s degree in international affairs, both from Columbia University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley.