Lisa Rotondo

Project Director

Lisa Rotondo is a global health expert, with more than 20 years’ experience leading teams to end disease and strengthen health systems around the world. As RTI’s Senior Director of Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases, she provides strategic leadership and oversight for these two key global health portfolios, ensuring technical thought leadership and programmatic excellence while collaborating with key stakeholders including health ministries, the World Health Organization, the private sector, and the nonprofit, academic, and research communities.  

Ms. Rotondo’s high-impact portfolio at RTI has included funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The END Fund, and other clients, leveraging these and public private partnerships to deliver tangible results, including assisting 10 countries to achieve elimination of infectious diseases to date. She has led USAID’s global flagship projects for neglected tropical disease (NTD) in Asia, Africa, and the Americas since 2011, currently serving as Director of USAID’s Act to End NTDs | East program and previously leading USAID’s ENVISION and NTD Control Program projects.

A people-focused collaborator and recognized technical expert, Ms. Rotondo has served on global advisory and leadership bodies, including the Trachoma Expert Committee, the Soil-Transmitted Helminth Advisory Committee, the NTD Non-Government Organization Network (NNN), and the Uniting to Combat NTDs Stakeholder Working Group. In September 2023, Ms. Rotondo was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Society for International Development (SID-US), a global forum dedicated to sustainable economic, social, and political development. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in Burkina Faso and is fluent in English and French and proficient in Spanish.