Our Purpose

The purpose of the Global Implementation Society (GIS) is to promote and establish coherent and collaborative approaches to implementation practice, science, and policy. The GIS promotes the development and integration of effective implementation, improvement, and scaling practices in human service settings in order to improve outcomes for children, families, individuals, and communities worldwide.

Learn more about the History and Future Directions of the GIS.

GIS Call for Board of Directors Candidates

GIS is calling for all persons interested in leadership to consider participating on the GIS Board of Directors.  Visit here for more information.  Nominations (including self-nominations) are due 3 April.

GIS Board of Directors

Niveen Abu-Rmeileh

President

Dr. Niveen Abu-Rmeileh is a Professor of Statistical Epidemiology at Birzeit University. Dr. Abu-Rmeileh has been involved in multicounty projects at the national, regional and international level.

Aaron Sawyer

Vice President

Dr. Aaron Sawyer leads Cognosante’s Military and Veterans Health consulting practice, spanning implementation, knowledge translation, change management, and evaluation projects across two large integrated health systems.

Helen Skouteris

Secretary

Helen Skouteris is the Monash Warwick Alliance Joint Professor of Health and Social Care Improvement and Implementation Science, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University

Sergio Chacon


Sergio is a psychologist with a master’s degree in social and community psychology with over 27 years’ experience. Currently, Sergio is the Director of the Latin American GIS Hub.

Ejemai Eboreime


Ejemai Eboreime is a physician with postgraduate training and expertise in public health, implementation science, and health systems research. He has about 15 years’ experience in global health, health systems strengthening, community and primary health care, and health program management.

Maria E Fernandez


Dr. María Fernández is Vice President of Population Health and Implementation Science at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) and the founding Co-Director of the UTHealth Houston Institute for Implementation Science.

Saima Hamid


Dr. Saima Hamid, is serving as a Vice-Chancellor, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Grace Irimu


Grace Irimu, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Nairobi, which is the biggest medical school in Kenya.

Ermel Johnson


Jenice Pizzuto is a systems, change, and implementation expert and author. She is the founder of IMPACT Lead & Succeed. She served as the Professional Learning and Resources Committee Chair before joining the GIS board. Her volunteer commitment also includes serving Learning Forward, where she helped form the Learning Forward Oregon Affiliate and served as president and vice president of the Oregon affiliate.

Shaheryar Naveed


Dr. Shaheryar Naveed serves as an Assistant Professor at the Public Administration Department and is the Director of Centre for Learning Excellence at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. With over seventeen years of experience in academia, Corporate and development sector, Dr Naveed Holds a PhD in Management Sciences focused at Organizational behavior. His area of research is Leader member exchange and capacity building. Dr Naveed has Numerous global Publications, book chapters, Projects on his credit. He plays a pivotal role in advancing staff development through training initiatives and continuous learning practices. 

Malabika Sarker


Dr. Malabika Sarker is a Professor of Practice of behavioral and social science at Brown School of Public Health, Brown University, USA.  Professor Sarker is an implementation researcher and a mixed-method expert. She is a physician with a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard University, the USA, and a Doctorate in Public Health from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. In her 34-year public health career, she spent ten years implementing community-based programs at BRAC, the world’s largest NGO. She has taught across four continents and has extensive research experience in Sub-Saharan Africa and Bangladesh. She teaches implementation science courses at Brown University, USA, and BRAC University of Bangladesh for graduate students.

Jenice Pizzuto


Jenice Pizzuto is a systems, change, and implementation expert and author. She is the founder of IMPACT Lead & Succeed. She served as the Professional Learning and Resources Committee Chair before joining the GIS board. Her volunteer commitment also includes serving Learning Forward, where she helped form the Learning Forward Oregon Affiliate and served as president and vice president of the Oregon affiliate.

Yulia Shenderovich


Yulia Shenderovich, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University, UK, where she works on examining programme implementation in the fields of violence prevention and youth mental health.

Beatrice Wamuti


Dr. Beatrice Wamuti is a Takemi postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health with a PhD in Global Health – Implementation Science from the University of Washington (UW), in addition to being a registered medical doctor (University of Nairobi) with an MBA (Strathmore University) and MPH (UW).

GIS Founders

Dean Fixsen

Founder

For many, Dean is the grandfather of implementation science, as well as one of the founders of Global Implementation Society, serving as Board President until September 2019.

Herbert ‘Bert’ Peterson

Founder

Herbert B. Peterson, MD, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor, is the past chair of the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health