Vice President-COO

Melissa Culp, MEd, RT(R)(MR)

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Leveraging her experience as a healthcare professional and an educator, Melissa Culp is Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at RAD-AID International. She completed a masters degree in Education with a concentration in Instructional Technology at North Carolina State University and an undergraduate degree in Radiologic Science at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. Melissa has been an ARRT registered radiologic technologist in radiography and magnetic resonance imaging since 2006. Melissa served previously as the Director of the RAD-AID Technologist Program (2013-2015) and founded the RAD-AID Malawi Program (2013-2017). Additionally, she is an affiliated faculty member at UNC-Chapel Hill and the Director of UNC Global Radiology, a RAD-AID Chapter. As a common thread in her career, Melissa seeks to listen deeply, to promote equity, and to create community.

Ufara Zuwasti Curran, MD

Associate Director of Operations

Dr. Zuwasti Curran received her MD from the University of Indonesia and her Masters in Global Health Science from the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Population Health. Prior to joining RAD-AID, Dr. Zuwasti Curran worked for Indonesia’s Vice President and Special Envoy for the Millennium Development Goals to strengthen public health delivery and systems insight. Ufara also served as Health System Specialist and Team Coordinator for USAID’s Health Finance and Governance project, and as consultant for the World Bank. Dr. Zuwasti Curran’s interests include national health policy and systems strengthening, innovative financing models, informatics, and interdisciplinary partnerships.

Mariah Jakobsen-Lopez

Intern to the Chief Operating Officer

Mariah Jakobsen- Lopez was first introduced to RAD-AID International by Melissa Culp and became interested in participating further after attending the 2019 RAD-AID International Conference. Currently she is a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying Radiologic Science and her initial involvement with RAD-AID is as an intern to the Chief Operating Officer. After graduation, it is her goal to further her involvement with RAD-AID using the skills she is currently learning.