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Senior Director, Global Programs & Innovations

Darlene Irby


Ms. Irby has over 13 years of experience in International Development in the area of global health technology and strategic information, and an additional 10+ years of experience in domestic health care through senior positions at Georgetown and George Washington University. Ms. Irby currently holds the position of Director of Innovations and Data Hub in addition to the Director of Global Health Solutions, where she is responsible for developing innovative approaches and solutions to expand to new markets and leading the integration of global health and information technology across QED practice areas.

Prior to working at QED, Ms. Irby was the Senior Practice Director and Director of Informatics at Palladium where she led a global informatics portfolio of 150 staff and 20+ prime and sub partner projects across 15 countries. Ms. Irby also served as Principal and Co Principal investigator for Strategic Information projects covering Haiti, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Zambia, Cambodia and Tanzania. She has effectively deployed digital and mobile systems at over 1000 sites and facilitated the effective design of scalable, interoperable technologies including mobile, OpenHIE, DHIS2, and point of care/EMRs.

Ms. Irby holds a Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Economics and International Studies from Elmira College in New York and a MPIA in Economics of Development and International Political Economy from the University of Pittsburgh along with several other certificates and trainings. Ms. Irby speaks basic French.