Hope Hempstone



Health Systems Strengthening; Strategic Planning; Bilateral Donor Intelligence; Reproductive Health; Maternal Health; M&E

Hope is a masters-prepared nurse with over 20 years' experience in social and behavior change (SBC) research and programming. Hope's specialties include SBC strategy development; design and assessment of interpersonal communication interventions; and individual-, institutional- and systems-level capacity strengthening for SBC. She is particularly skilled in applying behavior change theory and practice in health service delivery, and is a recognized leader in interventions to enhance provider motivation and performance. 

Hope served as the Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR) of USAID's health sector-wide SBC flagship projects for nearly a decade, during which time she designed large-scale, complex SBC programs in more than 15 countries in Africa and Asia. Prior to joining USAID, Hope worked at PSI, AED, and the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication, where she supported HIV/AIDS-focused SBC programs in Africa. Hope holds a BA from Wesleyan University, an MHS from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and an MSN from University of Maryland School of Nursing.