Direct Relief is pleased to announce the appointment of Dawn Long to Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Long is charged with strategic leadership and oversight of Direct Relief’s information technology and quality management functions.
Using commercial-grade technologies such as SAP and Palantir, Direct Relief manages and delivers vast quantities of life-saving medicines to thousands of health access sites each year. Humanitarian in purpose, Direct Relief’s operations demand the precision, speed, and quality control of commercial enterprise.
“Dawn’s unique combination of technological know-how, leadership experience, and commitment will help Direct Relief further advance its mission,” said Bhupi Singh, COO/CFO at Direct Relief. “The Direct Relief team is thrilled to have Dawn aboard as we work to do more for more people, and do it more effectively through technology.”
Long brings more than 15 years of experience in systems architecture, implementation, and management to Direct Relief. Most recently, Dawn served as project manager and solution architect for consulting firm HCL Axon, where she worked on global accounts that include UTC Aerospace System, Pratt and Whitney, and Sikorsky Aircraft.
“I am extremely excited to join Direct Relief,” said Long. “Direct Relief has a robust technology platform and I look forward to leveraging and expanding it to support the mission of improving the health and lives of people around the world.”
Long received her MBA from the University of California, Davis, with concentrations in finance and nonprofit management, and her BA in Music from the University of California, Santa Barbara.