Leslie Mancuso has been at the helm of Jhpiego, an international health affiliate of the Johns Hopkins University, for more than a decade.
Under her leadership, the Fells Point-based organization has expanded significantly. The nonprofit's budget has multiplied nearly 50 times and its staff has increased ninefold. Most of those employees are located in outposts around the world.
But the organization's mission has remained constant. Working with local governments and community leaders, Jhpiego trains health professionals and develops economical methods to improve care.
The goal is to provide communities with lagging health care systems — in Africa, Asia, Latin America and...