Steven A. Harvey has been Senior Quality Assurance Advisor in the Department of International Health, Social and Behavioral Interventions at University Research Company, in Bethesda, Maryland, since 2001. Prior to undertaking his current work he held other research positions, leading to his specialties in community development and world health with emphasis on malaria control and skilled childbirth care in Latin America and Africa. In recent years he undertook postgraduate study at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at John Hopkins University, completing the MHS in 2000 and the PhD in December 2005 with a dissertation on control of malaria in the Peruvian Amazon. Dr. Harvey is the lead author or co-author of many peer-reviewed journal articles and has led projects under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization and other international agencies. He also has presented papers at the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association and other professional organizations. He is a 1984 graduate of the University of Puget Sound, with majors in History and in Asian Studies.

Janet L. Bogue retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in June 2005 after a 23-year career in diplomatic service that included her last appointment as Minister Counselor of the Senior Foreign Service and earlier appointment as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia. Numerous postings include Nepal, Kazakhstan, and the Former Yugoslavia, and she also was a speechwriter for Secretary of State Warren Christopher. Ms. Bogue is a graduate of the Department of State's senior executive study program and has won the Department's Meritorious Honor Award, the Superior Honor Award, and the Secretary of State's Career Achievement Award. With colleagues she also holds the Award for Valor and the American Foreign Service Association's Rivkin Award for Intellectual Courage and Constructive Dissent. Ms. Bogue is a 1975 graduate of the University of Puget Sound, with a major in History, and in 2003 the University awarded her the honorary degree Doctor of Laws. After graduation she completed the MA in History at the University of Oregon. In 2005-06, after retirement, she taught at Skidmore College.