Vice President-COO

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

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Melissa joined the RAD-AID management team in 2013, served previously as director of the RAD-AID Technologist Program, led the curriculum design for the RAD-AID Certificate of Proficiency in Global Health Radiology, and established the RAD-AID Malawi Program. Additionally, she is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Department of Allied Health Sciences and founder of the UNC RAD-AID Chapter. As vice president and chief operating officer at RAD-AID International, Melissa works with the management team, governmental agencies, professional societies, academic institutions, and private sector partners to develop emerging RAD-AID programs and implement strategic vision for the organization.

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.