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Our Team

Our team consists of highly-skilled professionals who are dedicated to improving health outcomes. For us, healthcare is not just about providing a quick fix. It’s about generational impactinvesting in peoplefor the long term. We plant the seed for brighter, healthier futures and transform “what if” into “what is.”

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Vanessa Kerry, MD, MSc

Chief Executive Officer

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Andrew C. Musoke, MSc

Chief Operating Officer

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Sara Adelman

Senior Measurement and Learning Manager

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Brian Agaba MBcHB, MMed

Clinical Advisor, Uganda

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Bonaventure Ahaisibwe, MBChB, MPH

Special Advisor

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Irene Atuhairwe, RN, MPH

Country Director, Uganda

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Marian Baindu Bangura, MSc

Program Manager, Sierra Leone

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Erin Barr, MPA

Managing Director, Finance & Administration

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Bassim Birkland, MD, MPH

Country Director, Zambia

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Courtney Bridgeo

Director of Development

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Kelly Carpenter, MPH

Senior Program Manager, Quality & Innovation

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Meaghan Carroll

Chief of Staff

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Gerald Maxi Chibwana

Finance and Administration Manager, Malawi

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Martina Dhliwayo

Climate and Health Manager

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Andrea Dickson, MALD

Senior Director of Communications

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Laura Euller, MALD

Measurement Analyst

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Randall Ellis

Associate Director of Emergency Medicine

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Helen Ewing, DHSc, MN, RN

Senior Director of Clinical Education

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Tom Fairchild

Director of Advocacy and Media

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Augustine Juma Fannah, MPA

Regional Operations Manager, Sierra Leone

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Leigh Forbush, MPH

Senior Program Manager, Operations & Standards

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Kidist Gebre

Director of Human Resources

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Senya Afi Ghamli

Global Communications Manager

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Samantha Gikuhi, MPH

Business Development Officer

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Matthew Haldeman

Associate Director of Family Medicine

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Esther Ijangolet

Administrative & Logistics Assistant, Uganda

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Simbisai R. Kadye, ACCA

Finance and Administration Manager, Country Operations

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Musa Kamara, MBA

Finance Officer, Sierra Leone

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Thombi Kaunda, MBA

Program Officer and Educator Focal Point, Malawi

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Douglas Lungu, DBA, MBA

Operations Manager, Zambia

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Anthony Mafabi

Driver, Uganda

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Richard Malirakwenda

Midwifery Technical Advisor, Malawi

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Julie Mann, CNM

Associate Director of Midwifery

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Fola May, MD, PhD, MPhil

Associate Director of Internal Medicine

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Kiran Mitha Masood, MD

Associate Director of Pediatrics

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Madalitso Mbewe, MPH

Program Manager, Zambia

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Gaspar Mbita

Director of Measurement, Evaluation, & Learning

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Lauren McKown

Managing Director of Development

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Peter Miller

Director of Information Systems

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Fauve Morse

Digital Content Manager

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Ernest Moya

Research Manager

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Thomas Chiverapi Msiska, MSc

Program & MEL Manager, Malawi

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Martin Msukwa

Managing Director of Impact and Innovation

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Prossy Nakattudde

Program Officer, Uganda

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Jackie Norah Nanteza

Partnerships and Grants Officer

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Sarah Nyirongo Ngoma RM, MPH, MBA, PhD

Clinical Education Advisor, Zambia

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Anda Nindi Nyondo

Country Director, Malawi

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Dr. Vincent Oketcho

Director of Policy

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Eric Otim

Senior Finance and Administration Manager, Uganda

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Leandra Furtado Rivera

Senior Global Strategic Initiatives Officer

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Isha Beckie Sesay

Clinical Advisor, Sierra Leone

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Ruhi Sharma

Human Resources Generalist

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Caroline Snyder

Senior Administrative Coordinator

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Helen Solomon, MBA

Finance Manager

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Mustapha Sonnie, MSPH

Country Director, Sierra Leone

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Dan Spearman

Program Manager

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Andrew Twineamatsiko

Research Program Manager, Uganda

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Editor Twongirwe

Finance Officer, Uganda

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Brittney van de Water, PhD, RN, CPNP

Associate Director of Nursing, Pediatrics

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Kate York, PhD, RN, FNP

Associate Director of Primary Health Care and Community Health Nursing

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Our Boards

Board of Trustees

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Dede Orraca-Cecil, MPH, JD

Board Chair, Consultant, Egon Zehnder Health

Tom Fry, MBA

Venture Advisor

Vanessa Kerry, MD, MSc

Chief Executive Officer, Seed Global Health

Joel Lamstein, MBA

Former President, John Snow, Inc.

Patty O’Hayer, MBA

Global Head of Corporate Affairs, Government Relations & Strategic Partnerships

Her Excellency Toyin Saraki

Founder-President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa

Ndeye Fatu Koroma, MA

Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Coordinating Unit Sierra Leone

Kara Weiss, MFA

Executive Director, Child Relief International

Advisory Board

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Ambassador Anthony Gardner, JD, MPhil, MFin

Advisory Board Chair; Managing Partner, Brookfield Private Equity; former US Ambassador to the European Union

Teresita Alvarez-Bjelland

Public Service Advocate & Non-Profit Board Member

Anthony DeChellis, MBA

Chief Executive Officer and President, Boston Private & Trust Company

The Honorable Mark Dybul, MD

Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Global Health Practice and Impact, Georgetown University

Anne Finucane

Chairwoman, Rubicon Carbon

John Halamka, MD, MS

President of the Mayo Clinic Platform, Mayo Clinic

Vanessa Kerry, MD, MSc

Chief Executive Officer, Seed Global Health

Donna Langley

Chairman, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group

Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP

Senior Vice President for CVS Health & Chief Medical Officer for Aetna

Bill Roedy, MBA

amfAR Board Member; former Chairman and CEO of MTV Networks International

Alexandra Roedy

Philanthropist & Advisor

Cynthia Ryan, MA

Director, Schooner Africa Fund

Aaron Williams

Senior Advisor Emeritus, RTI International; former Director of the Peace Corps

Ambassador Louis Susman, LLB (Chair Emeritus)

Former US Ambassador to the United Kingdom

Senator William Frist, M.D. (Emeritus)

Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader

Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, JD (Emeritus)

US Ambassador to Brazil

Uganda Advisory Board

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John Baptist Waniaye, MBChB, MSc

Board Chair and Commissioner, Emergency Medical Services, Ministry of Health

Ms. Christine Nimwesiga, RM, MPH, MNS, DHSMT, BNS, RN

Registrar, Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council

Edward Kumakech, MSN, MPH, PhD

Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Lira University

Richard Mugahi, MBChB, MPH

Assistant Commissioner, Reproductive Health, Ministry of Health

Rose Chalo Nabirye, MPH, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, Makerere University

Vincent Oketcho, MD, MCommH

Chief of Party, Strengthening Human Resources for Health Project - IntraHealth International

Jane Egau Okou, PhD

Director of Education, Ministry of Education and Sports

Francis Omaswa, MBChB, MMed, FRCS, FCS

Executive Director, African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation

Professor Nelson K. Sewankambo, FUNAS, MBCHB, MSC, M.MED, FRCP, LLD (HC)

Professor of Internal Medicine, Makerere University

Julius Wandabwa, MBChB, MMed, PhD

Acting Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Busitema University and Professor, Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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