Specialties: Strategic marketing, design, writing and online news
Before founding MCART in 1997, Randy worked with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), BioSystems Books, Inc., and the University of California. He helped develop the first scientific conference ever held entirely on the Internet (USDOI), and with the 12th World AIDS Conference, produced the award-winning aids98.ch online news service that reached over 13,000 participants internally and hundreds of thousands externally.
Randy is behind the design and planning of multiple pharmaceutical donation programs used to manage donations of HIV/AIDS related products to Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDCs): Boehringer-Ingelheim: The Viramune® Donation Programme, 2000; Abbott Laboratories: The Access to HIV Care Program, 2001; Pfizer: The Diflucan Partnership Programme,2002; Abbott Laboratories: The PMTCT Testing / Determine Donation Program, 2002; Gilead Sciences: Access Program, 2003; Abbott / Boehringer-Ingelheim PMTCT Donations Program, 2003.
Randy's original training is in Biology. His scientific research was influential in raising support for federal protective legislation for Rana aurora draytonii, an endangered species of frog in California, often cited for use as a indicator species for environmental degradation. Recent projects in the humanitarian sector include WorldWideVolunteer.org, a focus site for volunteerism and Information and communication technologies (ICTs), created in light of the World Summit on the Information Society. He has also worked directly with the United Nations (UNCTAD).
He holds an MA-equivalent in Science Communication and a BA with Honors in Biology and Environmental Studies from the University of California Santa Cruz, and has received a number of awards for his design and illustration work.