Taroub Faramand, MD, MPH is the Founder and President of WI-HER, LLC (Women Influencing Health Education and Rule of Law), women-owned small business, which is a partner on the USAID ASSIST project. Dr. Faramand serves as the gender technical advisor for the USAID ASSIST Project. She is an expert in gender integration, gender analysis, program design, training and monitoring and evaluation and has close to 30 years of experience working in the development sector globally. Her previous positions in global health leadership include: Chief of Party on the Flagship Project for Palestinian Health Sector Reform and Development; Senior Vice President for Project Hope, a multi-country medical and humanitarian assistance program; and as the Director of the CATALYST consortium, a USAID-funded global reproductive and maternal and child health project. Past accomplishments in integrating gender into global health and development program include partnering and training Egyptian men and women and religious leaders to counter early marriages and female genital cutting, and developing youth programs to encourage and encouraging girls enrollment and retention in school. Dr. Faramand received her medical degree from the University of Leningrad and her MPH from Emory University.