Gillian Dougherty is the deputy director of the HRH unit, where she provides leadership for the design, implementation, and assessment of training and capacity-building initiatives. Her role is dedicated to enhancing the quality of health services and training initiatives across a diverse spectrum of health programs. Drawing on her expertise in quality improvement methodologies, she spearheads projects geared towards optimizing processes and systems and driving outcome improvements across an array of programs.
She joined ICAP in 2013 as the Senior Quality Improvement Advisor, where she supported ICAP’s global HIV programs, including the management of ICAP quality management portfolio, which supports QI projects, including QI collaboratives, specialized trainings, QI technical assistance, and capacity building activities.
Prior to joining ICAP, Ms. Dougherty served as a quality improvement advisor at the CDC in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from 2010 to 2013. Within this role, she rendered clinical and QI technical assistance and capacity building for PEPFAR Tanzania interagency teams, Government of Tanzania MOH partners, and International and Local NGOs. From 2006 to 2008, she worked in Maseru, Lesotho, as a nurse consultant for the Lesotho-Boston University Health Alliance, where she delivered clinical, technical expertise to improve the quality of care at services within district health centers.
Ms. Dougherty is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner from Adelphi University in New York. She holds a Master of Public Health degree with a specialization in international health from Boston University in Massachusetts. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Metro State University in Denver, Colorado.