Mission & Team

Our Mission:

At TecSalud, we are on a mission to create digital strategies for social good. We recognize the need for equitable access to information and leverage the power of human centered design to ensure everyone has the capacity to fully participate in the digital world. We advise clients on equitable and inclusive digital transformation practice that are rooted in community, collaboration, and innovation so that together we are building a more just future.

Our Purpose: 

We exist to bridge divides and unlock opportunities by not only creating innovative digital strategies, but working with our partners to recognize that ‘going digital’ isn’t always the solution. We have a steadfast commitment to social impact, and fully recognize the risks of creating disparity when introducing technology. We strive to mitigate this risk through defining users as everyone who may touch what we create, and involving them in our processes. Engaging focus groups, rigorous user testing, trial and error, continuous feedback loops and local expert involvement are some of our methods. 

Meet the Team

Christina Jeffrey


Christina has designed and managed dozens of digital health, digital equity, and social impact initiatives both in the US and globally. She has developed national-scale technology adoption strategies for local and regional clients such as the Inter-American Development Bank, Sesame Workshop, the World Bank, World Vision, Harvard School of Public Health, Patient Navigators International, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Rainforest Alliance, Catholic Relief Services, Fundación SHE, Mount Sinai, International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a number of local, state and national government agencies in the United States. She is also a digital equity consultant, advising public and nonprofit sector clients on inclusive strategies for digital transformation and technology adoption for hard to reach and vulnerable populations wordlwide.

Prior to TecSalud, Christina was the Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships at Dimagi, Inc. where she led Latin America, Caribbean, and United States new market business strategy and global business development. She was responsible for adding 8 new countries to the company portfolio and contributed to the first SaaS and global services models for Dimagi’s case management and SMS tools. She’s worked as a digital health consultant with Synthesis Health Systems, and in communications and marketing for Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital Boston. She holds a Masters in Public Health from Northeastern University, a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Rollins College. She is an Albert Schweitzer Fellow.

Johana is a Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Associate at TecSalud. One of her core philosophical pillars is harnessing the power of technology for social good. As a result, Johana has helped to design strategies that use technology to assess program effectiveness and scale palpable solutions, provide rich data, and lead progress and a rigorous interpretation of reality.
Johana has leading social projects, using statistical methods to provide analytical solutions in digital tools and monitoring strategies for Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Universidad de los Andes and government agencies politically responsible for education.

She has supported the construction of reports based on the processing and the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data; developed scales for the measurement and valuation of projects; monitored the data obtained during the piloting implementation exercises, identifying alerts and proposing adjustment strategies; and generated indicators, success metrics and global learning indexes. Johana holds a Bachelor in Psychology from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, where she specialized in Statistics. She currently combines her studies for a master’s degree in Statistical Methods and Applications in Rome with her work at Tecsalud.

Johana Quiroz Montoya

Director of Projects, Monitoring & Evaluation

Angela Franco

Data Analytics and Engineering

Angela Franco is a System Design Specialist with expertise in healthcare data mining and business intelligence.

Prior to joining TecSalud, Angela worked on various data science teams at the World Bank, Processum Consultoría Institucional, and the National University of Colombia.

She has designed, developed, and overseen healthcare data collection strategies for governments, clinical databases, data structures, data dictionaries, data warehouses, and algorithms. She is well-versed in using Kimball and KDD methodologies and Pentaho Data Integration, Rapidminer, Postgresql and Oracle.

Angela holds a Master’s of Science in System Engineering and Computer Science and a Bachelor’s of Science in Systems Engineering, both from the National University of Colombia. She is passionate about how technology and data science can solve complex healthcare challenges.

A designer by trade, Jose is committed to understanding people’s needs and to developing creative solutions that generate exciting experiences both on and off screen. He oversees training and user experience components of TecSalud’s project portfolio. He speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese. He specializes in using his industrial design background to bring physical space into the equation when running technical capacity building workshops.

Prior to TecSalud, Jose spent over seven years in a variety of leadership roles for Nike’s Colombia office – including project management, design, marketing, training, client relations, product launch strategies, and overseeing large, interdisciplinary teams of people. He played a lead role in designing and rolling out customized, interactive technology solutions for Nike, to improve retail experiences and expand the online community through Nike’s mobile applications. Jose holds a Bachelors of Arts in Design from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia, where he specialized in Communication and Product Design.

Jose David Cure

Marketing, UX Design & Training

Manuel Rivera León

Marketing & Communications
Manuel is a Marketing professional with a demonstrated track record working in the Technology and Education industries. Highly skilled in product and field marketing, B2B, marketing automation, SEO, digital and web marketing. Manuel is an experienced EdTech industry speaker. He has worked as Editor in EdTech publications with global scope. It has allowed him to know closely how education is, and how it changes in every part of the world.

Shilpa started out as a client and has turned into one of TecSalud’s most important strategic partners. She has years of experience in business development, grant making, and program leadership. She has deep sector expertise in healthcare,  migration, reproductive and human rights.

Shilpa has worked in leadership roles at WINGS in Guatemala, pai.org and several other organizations. She is currently working as a strategic consultant for a number of international and US-based organizations to assist with program design, research, and funding.

Shilpa Kothari

Strategic Consultant, Grants & Funding Strategy
Pamela Frank

Pamela Frank

Business Advisor, Global Markets

Pamela has more than 20 years of experience in global business development for both healthcare startups as well as nonprofit teaching hospitals. As the Director of International Services at top ranked hospitals Boston Children’s, Tufts and Children’s Mercy, she helped to lead the development of medical travel industry as well as its complimentary programs (telemedicine’s remote second opinions, educational exchanges and advisory services). In her role as Vice President at Best Doctors, she established the country’s first PPO of top US hospitals with international patient programs. In 2010, her work with the U.S. Department of Commerce was integral to the formal establishment of the United States Cooperative of International Patient Programs (USCIPP), the leading membership association for US hospitals involved in international healthcare.

Ms. Frank serves as a senior advisor to a number of nonprofit organizations in the United States, Latin America, and the Middle East/North Africa She has conducted business in over 30 countries and lived in Spain, Turkey, and Mexico. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese, holds a Master of Business Administration from Thunderbird School of Global Management as well as a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado in Boulder.

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