The CARISCA Project has expertise in supply chain management, assessment, training and learning, inclusion, and project management. We will leverage the combined experience to realize the vision of KNUST as a source of supply chain expertise in Ghana and regionally, creating inclusive training and educational programs that empower a diverse group of supply chain professionals and building local, regional and global networks of partners. These efforts can transform the supply chain in Ghana, creating numerous positive impacts on systems, communities, and individuals.

CARISCA’s three focus areas or components, Research, Stakeholder Engagement and Curricula, have a corresponding component team. There is overlap among the teams to promote cross-pollination of ideas, capitalize on synergies, and prevent information silos.  

ASU Team

Dale Rogers

Dale Rogers

Executive Director and Principal Investigator

Dale Rogers is the ON Semiconductor Professor of Business in Supply Chain Management and Director of the Frontier Economies Logistics Lab. Dale is a leading researcher in reverse logistics, sustainable supply chain management, supply chain finance and secondary markets. On the CARISCA project, he provides project leadership, research, and curricular oversight, and facilitates the CARISCA Advisory Board.

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Jake Kupiec

Jake Kupiec

Project Director

Jake Kupiec is responsible for project oversight, work planning, reporting, strategic communications, and overall management of the project.

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Tom Choi

Thomas Choi

Senior Technical Advisor
Component 2 Co-Lead

Tom Choi is an ASU professor and Co-Director of ASU’s Complex Adaptive Supply Networks Research Accelerator (CASN-RA), studies the upstream side of supply chains and guides research strengthening activities.

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Mohan Gopalakrishnan

Mohan Gopalakrishnan

Senior Technical Advisor

Mohan Gopalakrishnan, Associate Professor and Chair of ASU’s Supply Chain Management Department, is an expert in health and humanitarian supply chains and guides governance and curriculum.

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Katy Keane

Katy Keane

Senior Technical Advisor

Katy Keane is a lecturer in Supply Chain Management at ASU. She provides technical assistance on forecasting, inventory planning, and business processes in supply chains and advising on the development of the CPE curriculum for CARISCA.

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Tom Kull

Thomas Kull

Senior Technical Advisor and Component 3 Co-Lead

Thomas Kull, an ASU Research Professor in Supply Chain Management, studies how behavior influences operations and supply chains and the use of gamification in supply chain education.

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Adegoke Oke

Adegoke Oke

Senior Technical Advisor and Component 1 Co-Lead

Adegoke Oke, Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management, is a global authority on supply chain disruptions in developing countries and serves as ASU faculty for the MasterCard Foundation Scholars in partnership with KNUST.

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Roseanne Schuster

Roseanne Schuster

Senior Technical Advisor

Roseanne Schuster is an Assistant Research Scientist and Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning for the Global Impact Collaboratory. She specializes in evaluation and health systems environments, advises monitoring and evaluation activities, and provides technical assistance on the last-mile needs of health systems and health workers.

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Katie Neuman Parrish

Project Manager

David Schlinkert

David Schlinkert

Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Director
Communications Director

David Schlinkert is responsible for CARISCA performance and context monitoring, data collection, analysis, evaluation, research, and learning.

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Kylie Winn

Kylie Winn

Project Manager


KNUST Team

Nathaniel Boso

Nathaniel Boso

Principal Investigator, Director of the CARISCA Centre and Component 1 Co-Lead

Nathaniel Boso, Director of CARISCA and Dean of the KNUST Business School, provides overall oversight and leadership of the CARISCA Center at KNUST.

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Robert Abaidoo

Robert Abaidoo

CARISCA’s Director of Operations

Robert Abaidoo is responsible for the direction and coordination of the CARISCA project at KNUST.

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Patience Bruce

Director of Learning

Patience Bruce, Director of Learning, is responsible for coordinating all learning and development aspects of the CARISCA project, including educational materials. 

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John Manso Frimpong

John Manso Frimpong

Senior Technical Advisor and Component 3 Co-Lead

John Manso Frimpong, Lecturer in Supply Chain, coordinates KNUST’s executive/professional training programs in procurement, logistics, and supply chains and will expand these programs under CARISCA.

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John Serbe Marfo

John Serbe Marfo

Senior Technical Advisor and Component 2 Co-Lead

John Serbe Marfo, Lecturer in Supply Chain, brings extensive research and consulting experience and is responsible for developing strategies and leading research on healthcare supply chain innovation and technology.

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Abdul Muntaka

Abdul Samed Muntaka

Senior Technical Advisor and Component 3 Co-Lead

Abdul Samed Muntaka is KNUST’s Supply Chain Management department chair and specializes in commodity supply chains. He is responsible for developing strategies and leading research on agriculture supply chain innovation and coordinating all academic programs at the CARISCA Center.

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Matilda Owusu-Bio

Matilda Owusu-Bio

Senior Technical Advisor

Matilda Owusu-Bio, Lecturer in Supply Chain, specializes in gender issues in humanitarian supply chain and acts as the project’s gender specialist, developing the strategy for the inclusion of women and people from disadvantaged groups in CARISCA activities.

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Elsie Addae

Elsie Konadu Addae

CARISCA Manager

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Christa Nyameye Agyemang

Christa Nyameye Agyemang

Website Administrator

Kwabena Ampong

Kwabena Ampong

Administrative Assistant

James Gambrah

James Gambrah

Center Accountant

James Gambrah serves as the Center Accountant and is responsible to the Center Director for the financial administration of the CARISCA Center at KNUST.