Senior Director

Orlando Hernandez

Orlando Hernandez is a behavioral scientist with over a 25-year successful record in the management and implementation of applied research in international development and USA efforts to reduce child morbidity and mortality, increase contraceptive use, increase safe motherhood, reduce HIV infection, obesity and tobacco consumption and  protect natural resources.  Guided by social and behavior change principles and models and applied research methods, he has designed M&E systems to collect and report results for multiple donors throughout the developing world. He is familiar with the evidence behind multiple healthy practices promoted internationally and domestically,  has managed research firms to implement research activities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In the last few years, he co-chaired a Hygiene Working Group under the auspices of the Joint Monitoring Program and was involved in defending the inclusion of hygiene in the SDGs which is now under Target 6,2, Goal 6. He has been a guest speaker on behavior change at international fora, has written several evaluation manuals, and has an extensive publication and public speaking record. He is fluent in English, Spanish and French, with a working knowledge of Portuguese.