Consultant

Super effective! She really knows her stuff.

Elayne has more than 25 years of program and management experience in public health, communication, gender issues and international development.  Her skills include situation analysis, needs assessment, planning, project design and implementation, qualitative research and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and technical writing.  Clients have included The World Bank, the World Health Organization, the United Nations, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and numerous consulting firms, media organizations and universities.

Sample Assignments:

WHO: Qualitative analysis/synthesis of lessons learned from global IEC interventions in public health; “IEC for Reproductive Health: What Do We Know, Where Do We Go”?

World Bank: Health communication assessment, Sierra Leone.

Futures Group, USAID-funded Policy Project, Technical assistance to Romanian Family Planning Coalition to develop journalist strategy and deliver related seminars.

Spark Media, technical advisor for IDB video on domestic violence in Latin America.

GREENCOM Project (AED), technical report on environmental education in Africa.

Co-author, “Women and Sustainable Development,” World Resources, 1994-95.

PATH, Project Support, 5-year Report, HealthCom Project, 5-Year Report, AED.

University Research Corp., Trainer, OSAP Communications Team.

Country Work Experience:
Bangladesh
Burma
Honduras
Korea
Kenya
Lesotho
Malawi
Romania
Sierra Leone
Sudan
Thailand

Positions Held Prior to Consulting:

Deputy Director, HEALTHCOM Project, AED, 1985-1990
Regional Director, B’nai B’rith Women, 1981-1982.
Program Director, National Women’s Health Network, 1979-81.
Chair & Acting Director, Women and Health Roundtable, 1981-83.

Sample Outside Activities:

A Vermont Humanities Council Scholar, Elayne has been a Commissioner with the Vermont Commission on Women, a council member of The Vermont Women’s Fund and a board member of the Vermont State Nursing Board.

Education:

Ms. Clift holds a B.A. in English and Psychology and an M.A. in Health Communications, both from the University of Maryland.