Ms. Joni Lawrence

Associate Director

Joni manages the day to day activities of MDP, including budget oversight, communications, and operations. She is the editor of the Mectizan Program Notes and the Annual Highlights, MDP's newsletter and annual report. Joni is also responsible for managing MDP grants and projects and she coordinates the Partnership for Disease Control Initiatives, a coalition of pharmaceutical companies and drug donation programs for neglected tropical diseases.

Prior to joining the Program in 1998, Joni worked for The Carter Center’s Global 2000 River Blindness Program, which she helped launch in 1996.