Founding Directors


PAUL J. KREZANOSKI Md

 

 

 

Paul J. Krezanoski, MD is Director and a Co-Founder of Opportunity Solutions. He is Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Francisco and an attending physician of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital in San Francisco, CA. He is an expert in the development of innovative technologies for developing countries and has expertise in malaria prevention. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 2010 and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Madagascar from 2003-2005. He is certified as a Project Management Professional and received his BA from Middlebury College with a double major in Anthropology and Computer Science in 2001.

 


Alison B. comfort Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

Alison B. Comfort, Ph.D. is a Co-Founder of Opportunity Solutions. She has spent over 15 years working in global development in Madagascar, Zambia and India. She is an expert in rigorous evaluations and randomized controlled trials of health interventions in developing countries. She is a Health Economist having obtained her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2011. She served in the Peace Corps in Madagascar from 2003-2005 and received her BA from Amherst College with a double major in Economics and Spanish in 2001.


Director of Design


Joseph D. Krezanoski B.A.

 

 

 

 

Joseph D. Krezanoski joined Opportunity Solutions in early 2012 as project lead for SAFEcount- an effective and affordable solution for pharmaceutical delivery in low to middle income countries.  He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Swaziland working in pharmacies, clinics, and hospitals.  He is studying to become a Family Nurse Practitioner, is trained as an EMT, and has a wide range of skills that include graphic design, industrial design, product design, and sound engineering. As Director of Design, Joseph brings a creative and dynamic approach to international development by working with the principle that the most clever solution is not only effective, but also intuitive and intentionally aesthetic. 

 

 

STAFF


Ravo Harinirina

Ravo Harinirina is the Chief of Party for OSI in Madagascar and is responsible for managing the implementation of the Masomboly Project and NetComp II. She leads bi-weekly meetings to collect loan repayments from the micro-lending clients and provides assistance to these clients to carry out their entrepreneurial activities. She also oversees the weekly data collection to evaluate the impact of the Masomboly Project on household’s spending. She has held similar responsibilities for NetComp II project by managing a team of 20 data collectors to implement the project. Harinirina is also President of Association Avotra, a women’s association of health educators who have implemented radio shows on women’s health issues, led listening groups to promote behavior change, and been at the forefront of organizing health awareness activities for events like World AIDS Day. Harinirina has received training in health education from various international NGOs. She has worked as a research assistant for the local office of WWF and has experience in the tourism industry by managing a local campsite.

Theresia Rafanomezana

Theresia Rafanomezana is a Research Assistant for the Masomboly Project. She collects data on a weekly basis on household spending to evaluate the impact of the micro-lending project on households who participate in the project in comparison to those who do not. She is a member of Association Avotra and has been responsible for leading listening groups in rural villages in Ambalavao, Madagascar. She received health education training from Population Services International. She also implemented a social marketing project to promote the sale of health products such as mosquito nets and family planning products. She previously worked as a rice farmer.

Francoise Razanadimby

Francoise Razanadimby is a Research Assistant for the Masomboly Project. She collects data on a weekly basis on household spending to evaluate the impact of the micro-lending project on households who participate in the project in comparison to those who do not. She is a member of Association Avotra and has been responsible for leading listening groups in rural villages in Ambalavao, Madagascar. She received health education training from Population Services International. She also implemented a social marketing project to promote the sale of health products such as mosquito nets and family planning products. She previously worked as a rice farmer.