Hi, I'm Dianna.  I'm a social entrepreneur and global health consultant based in San Francisco, CA.

I'm one-part global health consultant and one-part social entrepreneur, with a passion for innovation and an obsession with technology.  I leverage design-thinking methodologies to create insightful human-centered products, services, and systems that transform the way we think about health and development.

As a consultant,

I work with organizations to promote innovation in health.  I have partnered with local and international non-profit organizations, community-based organizations, universities, private sector companies, and health departments.    

I have experience in:

  • assessing existing models of care
  • conducting field-based needfinding and user testing
  • translating data into meaning
  • extracting insights from qualitative research and communicating insights as opportunities
  • creating smart tools for program management, monitoring, and implementation
  • integrating new approaches for health and international development into existing models
  • facilitating strategic planning among diverse audiences
  • providing high-impact project management
  • designing insightful, human-centered products, services, and systems 
  • building strategic relationships and multi-sector partnerships

As a social entrepreneur,

I launch initiatives, design systems and products, and start organizations that fill unmet needs with novel approaches.  Ultimately, the goal is to create enabling environments where people can live and work to the fullest of their abilities.

I'm the Co-Founder of MobileMed Apps, a mobile health platform that provides customized treatment plans and symptom tracking as a way to increase adherence and improve outcomes.  We're launching in iOS5 this fall!

I also co-founded the Philani Family Fund, a family-strengthening project in South Africa that gives destitute families the tools they need to escape poverty.  To date, we have provided 33 families with sustainable low-income housing and at least 6 women with school bursaries.  

I'm constantly seeking opportunities to leverage technology and design in ways that make a difference in the lives of "the other 90%."  I just launched Kumbu Health, a project to empower community health workers through mobile phone technology.  If you're interested in this, please get in touch!