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What We Do   |   Our Team

A diverse, curious
and nimble

locally-driven and
globally-connected team

Diversity by the Numbers

VillageReach is committed to improving racial, cultural and experiential diversity within our team. An inclusive environment enables and promotes employee contributions that are critical to achieving our mission.

180+ Employees

13 Countries

70% Africa-based

48% Female Staff

Global Team of Experts

VillageReach employs 180+ staff who work across disciplines and technical areas—including public health, technology, supply chain, finance, private sector engagement, and—to create systemic change.

NGSA+ Manager

Alain Mugoto

NGSA+ Manager

Solutions Cost Analyst

Anderson Ti-Timi

Solutions Cost Analyst

Drone Operator

Andre Lilalanga

Drone Operator

Senior Officer, Grants and Contracts DRC

Angela-Randa Mupepele

Senior Officer, Grants and Contracts DRC

Program Manager, Drones for Health

Archimède Makaya

Program Manager, Drones for Health

Driver

Barden Lubuma

Driver

Officer, Advocacy and Communication

Benedicte Waula

Officer, Advocacy and Communication

Senior Manager, Advocacy and Communications

Carla Toko

Senior Manager, Advocacy and Communications

Carla manages VillageReach’s advocacy and communications work in the Democratic Republic of Congo. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, she is working with the Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) national sub-committee in ensuring that messaging for VillageReach’s activities are in alignment to key messages spearheaded by DRC’s government, particularly in the dissemination of reliable information. She supports advocacy and communications work for HealthChat, an effort to disseminate timely information to the public on COVID-19 via WhatsApp, and supports the deployment of COVID-19 remote training on mobile phones to health workers and community health workers.

Assistant Provincial Coordinator

Collin Mulenda

Assistant Provincial Coordinator

Assistant, Project Administration

Deborah Bomanga

Assistant, Project Administration

Officer, Supply Chain Investment Coordination & Advocacy

Doris Mukwanga

Officer, Supply Chain Investment Coordination & Advocacy

Country Director, DRC

Dr. Patou Musumari

Country Director, DRC

Dr. Patou Musumari is the Deputy Country Director for VillageReach in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He is responsible for all program strategies and implementations in the country. From 2019 to 2021, Dr. Musumari worked across the WHO Kobe Centre’s portfolio on service delivery and health emergency and disaster risk management. He joined VillageReach in 2021 as an advisor, leading important projects including the assessment of the supply chain (SC) that yielded key recommendations such as SC redesign, and the optimization and the deployment of an eLMIS. Dr. Musumari is a medical doctor with a PhD in Medical Science from Kyoto University School of Public Health/Graduate School of Medicine. He is a specialist in global health and socio-epidemiology.

Project Officer and Supply Chain Investment Coordination & Advocacy Provincial Lead

Eder Mbolela

Project Officer and Supply Chain Investment Coordination & Advocacy Provincial Lead

Senior Driver

Elie Mambote

Senior Driver

HR Officer, People Team

Fabienne Mantuidi

HR Officer, People Team

Senior Director, Global Programs (West and Central Africa)

Freddy Nkosi

Senior Director, Global Programs (West and Central Africa)

Freddy Nkosi is the Country Director for VillageReach in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He plays a critical role in managing the relationship between VillageReach, the government of DRC, non-governmental agencies (NGOs) and donor partners. He also provides leadership and oversight for all program strategies and implementations in the country. Freddy has over 15 years of working in the development sector in areas such as health, governance, economic development, education and human rights.  In a previous role with African Monitor, Freddy worked in South Africa and coordinated large-scale programs in over 10 African countries. He is a nurse and has a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Operations Manager

Germaine Salem

Operations Manager

Manager, Business Development

Gracia Kanyeba

Manager, Business Development

Senior Program Manager, HealthChat, Polio Lab Sample Transport

Guillaume Mwamba

Senior Program Manager, HealthChat, Polio Lab Sample Transport

SCICA & Supply Chain Manager

Guy Mussamba

SCICA & Supply Chain Manager

Technical Specialist

Jepthe Kalonji

Technical Specialist

Assistant, Finance and Administration

Joelle Ketdamose

Assistant, Finance and Administration

Officer, Research, Evidence & Learning

Joseph Musenga

Officer, Research, Evidence & Learning

Team Lead, Monitoring and Evaluation

Louis Tshituka

Team Lead, Monitoring and Evaluation

Private Sector Engagement Specialist

Martin Mahombisa

Private Sector Engagement Specialist

Manager, Polio Lab Sample Transport

Patrice Tshekoya

Manager, Polio Lab Sample Transport

Government Engagement Specialist

Patrick Cizungu

Government Engagement Specialist

Project Officer, Polio Lab Sample Transport

Tresor Amiri

Project Officer, Polio Lab Sample Transport

Senior Manager, People

Benedictas Mwenda

Senior Manager, People

Officer, Program Administration

Diana Omwenga

Officer, Program Administration

Manager, Business Development

Edmond K’Odero

Manager, Business Development

Edmond has close to 15 years of experience in non-profit consulting and full-time employment, with 10 years of this on Grant Writing in the Public Health and Health Systems Strengthening space. Beyond his expertise in Fundraising through Grant Proposal Writing, he also hones skills and competencies in Project Management, Organizational Development and Capacity Building methods such as Training delivery, Coaching, Mentorship and Signposting. Edmond’s technical fields of expertise are within the domains of HIV, SRHR, MNCH, Disability, Gender, Youth and other social development domains that subsumes the safeguarding of human welfare.

He holds M.Sc. Health Systems Management, B.Sc. Public Health, PG.Dip. Project Management, and certifications in Project Management for Development Professionals (PMD Pro Level-1) and Leadership Development Program (LDP) training and coaching. He draws his professional memberships from Health Systems Management Association (HeSMA) East Africa chapter, the Global Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP Global), Kenya Association of Fundraising Professionals (KAFP) and Kenya Digital Health Coalition (KDHC).

Director & Team Lead, Digital Solutions

Edwin Mulwa

Director & Team Lead, Digital Solutions

Edwin is a Digital Health specialist leading the team responsible for a portfolio of innovations including digital supply chains, health hotlines, lab sample tracking, and other patient-centered, technology-enabled health care delivery. Before joining VillageReach, Edwin spent over 26 years in the health care, science research, micro finance, and education sectors. His previous role was as Deputy Director for Strategic Information for the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) program in Kenya. Edwin is a member of the Kenya Health Informatics Association (KeHIA), has an HND in Computer Science from the Technical University of Mombasa and has earned several Global Health related professional certifications from the University of Washington.

Specialist, Finance and Program Administration

Fredrick Odhiambo

Specialist, Finance and Program Administration

Senior Software Development Engineer

George Githae

Senior Software Development Engineer

Senior Manager, Supply Chain

George Nzioka

Senior Manager, Supply Chain

Officer, Program Administration

Hannah Kendi

Officer, Program Administration

Officer, Program Administration, Global Technical Team

Joyce Njeri

Officer, Program Administration, Global Technical Team

Manager, Policy and Advocacy

Julia Kosgei

Manager, Policy and Advocacy

Assistant, Global Technical Team

Mildred Iminzah

Assistant, Global Technical Team

Manager, Grants and Contracts

Morine Wanjiku

Manager, Grants and Contracts

Director, Business Services and Technology Services

Peter Kamonde

Director, Business Services and Technology Services

Manager, Program Communications

Ronald Ng’Eno

Manager, Program Communications

Senior Director, Global Programs (East and Southern Africa)

Carla Blauvelt

Senior Director, Global Programs (East and Southern Africa)

As Director, Global Programs, Carla Blauvelt, based out of Malawi, supports the Vice President in the oversight of program quality and development of standards for program management across VillageReach programs and leads the multi-country Transitioning Well Initiative. In her previous role, Ms. Blauvelt was the Country Director for VillageReach in Malawi and managed a multidisciplinary team of over 70 employees. Prior to VillageReach, Carla was the Country Representative for The Carter Center in South Sudan. She also served as Research Coordinator for Maternal and Newborn Programs at Johns Hopkins University, developed Quality Assurance Standard Operating Procedures for Partners in Health in Peru, and helped coordinate a clinical vaccine trial for Rotavirus in Kenya.

Grants & Contracts Officer

Clement Justin Chinguwo

Grants & Contracts Officer

Senior Officer, Finance and Administration

Fanny Chisi Mulwafu

Senior Officer, Finance and Administration

Manager, Global Grants and Contracts

Francis Gondwe

Manager, Global Grants and Contracts

Senior Driver

Godfrey Dzoole

Senior Driver

Senior HR & Procurement Officer

Hazel Warren

Senior HR & Procurement Officer

Senior Manager, Advocacy & Communications

Hope Ngwira

Senior Manager, Advocacy & Communications

Program Manager, Drones for Health

Innocent Mainjeni

Program Manager, Drones for Health

Project Coordinator

Joan Kalepa

Project Coordinator

Senior Driver

Joy Chipiko

Senior Driver

Digital Solutions Manager

Lucky Gondwe

Digital Solutions Manager

Country Director, Malawi

Ndasowa Chitule

Country Director, Malawi

Ndasowa Chitule joined VillageReach as the Acting Country Director for Malawi. Ndasowa is a public health professional with over 18 years’ experience in the sector – including 12 years at USAID – working at national, sub national and community levels. Ndasowa has technical expertise in a number of areas including; health systems strengthening, health financing, digital health, NGO capacity development and sub granting, HIV and AIDS, Adolescent sexual and reproductive health and water, sanitation and hygiene. Ndasowa holds a Master of Science in Strategic Management and is currently studying for a Master of Science in International Public Health.

Technical Advisor

Patience Tchongwe

Technical Advisor

Director, Finance and Administration

Priscilla Banyani

Director, Finance and Administration

Informatics and ICT Specialist

Steven Simkonda

Informatics and ICT Specialist

Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation

Tafwirapo Chihana

Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation

Business Development Manager

Tendai Saidi

Business Development Manager

Senior Manager & Solution Owner, Health Center By Phone

Upile Kachila

Senior Manager & Solution Owner, Health Center By Phone

Upile Kachila is a senior program manager responsible for the overall implementation and transition of Chipatala cha pa Foni (CCPF) to Malawi’s Ministry of Health and Population. CCPF is a toll-free health hotline in Malawi that provides information and referrals over the phone on all health and nutrition-related topics. She also leads exploration efforts for Health Center By Phone’s replication in other countries. For two years, Upile was a technical advisor seconded to the Ministry of Health and Population. Prior to her role with VillageReach, Upile worked for Population Services International as a project coordinator for the Social Franchise Project. She holds a Master of Science in Global Challenges from the University of Edinburgh, specializing in Global Health, Environment and Development.

Senior Manager, Supply Chain

Charles Matemba

Senior Manager, Supply Chain

Charles is responsible for the monitoring and evaluation plan for the Pharmacy Assistant Training program. Charles has extensive monitoring and evaluation experience. He most recently worked with Research Triangle International as an EMIS (Education Management Information System) and M&E Advisor where he worked with the Ministry of Education Science and Technology to strengthen their information systems, improved the monitoring and evaluation of Ministry initiatives and worked to improve data quality throughout the country. Charles has worked with various organizations such as JICA, UNDP, and UNV in different capacities. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from the University of Malawi, Chancellor College.

Director, Monitoring and Evaluation

Abdul Cassamo

Director, Monitoring and Evaluation

Mozambique Country Lead, Digital Solutions

Abdul Ibraimo

Mozambique Country Lead, Digital Solutions

Advisor, Emergency Information Management of COVID-19 Response

Agnaldo Guambe

Advisor, Emergency Information Management of COVID-19 Response

Accountant

Aissa Gany

Accountant

National Supply Chain Officer

Alvaro Lopes

National Supply Chain Officer

With a background in planning and management, experience in the private sector and NGO sector logistics, Alvaro brings a new set of skills and experience to the Mozambique team. Alvaro will lead the HERMES modeling work and the subsequent national supply chain system re-design. He will also lead our work around private sector engagement. Prior to VillageReach, he worked for several years with private sector companies including Unilever as a Logistician Supply Chain Manager, and later as a Supply Chain Director for PSI.

Driver

Americo Gove

Driver

Logistics Outsourcing Expert & Team Lead, Private Sector Engagement

Angelina Cumba

Logistics Outsourcing Expert & Team Lead, Private Sector Engagement

Manager, Advocacy & Communications

Arsenio Manhice

Manager, Advocacy & Communications

Technical Director, Last Mile Supply Chain

Benicio Andrade

Technical Director, Last Mile Supply Chain

Provincial Coordinator

Brito Rato

Provincial Coordinator

Driver

Camilo Mahomed

Driver

Driver

Castigo Chale

Driver

Senior Manager, Digital Solutions

Dércio Duvane

Senior Manager, Digital Solutions

Country Director, Mozambique

Dr. Rotafina Donco

Country Director, Mozambique

As Mozambique Country Director, Rotafina is responsible for the overall management of VillageReach operations in Mozambique, including serving as the organization’s primary representative to government. Rotafina has vast knowledge and experience in the development sector, and more recently within the humanitarian sector. In her previous role, as Oxfam’s Country Director in Mozambique, she led a successful humanitarian response for Cyclones Idai and Kenneth. Prior to coming to VillageReach, she was also Operations Manager for CDE Southern Africa, managing a portfolio of projects in nine Southern African countries. Rotafina holds a PhD in Business Administration (International Markets), an MSc in Finance and Banking in Emerging Markets, and a BCOM in Commerce and Business Administration.

Outsourced Transport Advisor

Esselina Brito

Outsourced Transport Advisor

HR Officer

Fabiola Maduela

HR Officer

Driver

Felix Nhampoca

Driver

Project Manager

Gaspar Come

Project Manager

Assistant, Administration

Jose Madweke

Assistant, Administration

Coordinator of Covid-19 Response

Lorna Gujral

Coordinator of Covid-19 Response

As Mozambique Advisor of Response Coordinator for the COVID-19 response, Lorna is responsible for leading the strategic planning and the Operationalization of the public health emergency operations center (PHEOC), providing hands-on residential support requests and coordination of technical assistance, developing and implementing the learning agenda and handover plan, leading the reporting and communications. Lorna has vast knowledge and experience in the implementation and coordination of operational research, heath surveillance, preparedness and response of public health emergencies and natural disasters for more than ten years working for the Ministry of Health. In her previous role, as Chief of Surveillance the Department at the Ministry of Health in Mozambique, Lorna successfully led the preparedness and response to several public health emergencies such as cholera, measles, polio and rabies. She also led the establishment of discussion forum’s with MOH and partners. Prior to joining VillageReach, she was also lectured Emergency Response, Epidemiology and Surveillance at the Higher Institute of Health Sciences (ISCISA).  Lorna holds an MPH (Masters of Public Health).

Director, Finance and Operations

Lucas Carlos João

Director, Finance and Operations

Driver

Luis Afo

Driver

Provincial Coordinator, Last Mile Supply Chain

Marques Nhamonga

Provincial Coordinator, Last Mile Supply Chain

Senior Accountant

Marta Joaquim

Senior Accountant

Analyst, Monitoring and Evaluation

Miguel Bambo

Analyst, Monitoring and Evaluation

Administrative Assistant

Nadia Sive

Administrative Assistant

Adriver Admin

Pascoal Rodrigues

Adriver Admin

Procurement Officer

Paulo Dario

Procurement Officer

Driver

Peris Langa

Driver

Manager, Finance

Rui Simango

Manager, Finance

Program Manager, Alovida

Timoteo Chaluco

Program Manager, Alovida

Associate, Grants and Contracts

Zarina Osman

Associate, Grants and Contracts

Program Officer

Zeca Gandar

Program Officer

Deputy Country Director, Mozambique

Aida Coehlo

Aida Coelho

Deputy Country Director, Mozambique

Aida brings a nuanced understanding of what it takes to introduce new vaccinations to Mozambique and can draw on her experience managing program implementation with government officials, funders and other civil society organizations. She works closely with Mozambique’s Ministry of Health and provides technical assistance and strategic guidance to government officials. She also leads and manages the implementation of VillageReach programs in Mozambique, including the Drones for Health program, electronic immunization registries and new interventions as part of VillageReach’s COVID-19 response. Prior to VillageReach, Aida worked for Malawi’s Ministry of Education School Health Department. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and Social Science and a Masters of Public Health from Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia.

Manager, Supply Chain

Alassane Kamagate

Manager, Supply Chain

Director, Partnerships

Bvudzai Magadzire

Director, Partnerships

Bvudzai is the Director of Partnerships at VillageReach. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, most of her work is centered in Mozambique, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Malawi. Driven by an interest to witness meaningful and sustainable change in underserved communities, she is responsible for generating evidence from the organization’s work to improve access to health care at the last mile and to use that evidence for advocacy. More recently, she has taken a keen interest in understanding the notion of scaling and sustaining social innovation in health through government to ensure cohesive integration in health systems and sustainability – what makes it work, in what contexts and how? Bvudzai studied public health in Zimbabwe and South Africa up to doctorate level. All of her work experience in the past 11 years has been in public health research with a goal to inform policy and practice – advising governments, donors and NGOs and previously as an academic.

Senior Manager, Supply Chain

Dauda Majanbu

Senior Manager, Supply Chain

Vice President, Partnerships & Impact

Dr. Claudia Shilumani

Vice President, Partnerships & Impact

Dr. Claudia Shilumani, a public health expert with 25 years of experience in challenging environments, bridges the gap between research and action. As Vice President for Partnerships and Impact, she leads a team that encompasses Communications, Advocacy, Partnerships, Resource Mobilization, and Research, Evidence and Learning, and that is focused on delivering life-saving interventions to under-reached communities. She has held leadership positions with the governments of South Africa and Sierra Leone, and worked with esteemed organizations like the United Nations, Catholic Relief Services and the Global Fund. Dr. Shilumani’s passion extends to mentorship, fostering the next generation of health leaders in Africa. She holds a Doctor of Business Administration from the Paris School of Business and a Master of Public Health from the University of Pretoria. Her academic background and extensive experience make her a powerful advocate for health equity.

Senior Manager, Research, Evidence & Learning

Funke Ogwa

Senior Manager, Research, Evidence & Learning

Senior Manager, HCBP

Jessica Mayenda

Senior Manager, HCBP

Manager, Supply Chain

Lusubiro Mwamsamali

Manager, Supply Chain

Program Manager, COVID-19 High Volume Site Operations

Ousmane Soumahoro

Program Manager, COVID-19 High Volume Site Operations

Deputy Project Manager, M-Vaccin

Sie Kambire

Deputy Project Manager, M-Vaccin

Health Economist, Heath Systems

Sosten Chilumpha

Health Economist, Heath Systems

Senior Director, Global Technical Team

Tapiwa Mukwashi

Senior Director, Global Technical Team

Tapiwa Mukwashi is a global health supply-chain expert with more than 15 years of private sector and international development experience across sub-Saharan Africa. As Director, Global Technical Team, Tapiwa ensures that VillageReach has the high-quality technical assistance needed to support its country teams, global partnerships, and program portfolio. Tapiwa played a central role in guiding the organization’s supply chain programs, in conducting supply-chain cost bench marking, supporting integration of different health-product supply chains in Mozambique, and supporting PPE procurement and delivery for CHWs through the COVID-19 Action Fund. Tapiwa is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT). He earned an MSc in Shipping and Transport from Netherlands Maritime University.

Director, Advocacy & Partnerships

Theo Chiviru

Director, Advocacy & Partnerships

Associate, Health Systems

Tobi Bamiduro

Associate, Health Systems

Last Mile Senior Advisor

Wema Kamuzora

Last Mile Senior Advisor

Manager, Research, Evidence & Learning

Yves Rolland Kouabenan

Manager, Research, Evidence & Learning

Accountant, Grants and Contracts

Abigail Soto

Accountant, Grants and Contracts

Senior Manager, Advocacy & Communications

Amanda Pain

Senior Manager, Advocacy & Communications

Senior Accountant

Anne Jernigan

Senior Accountant

Technical Manager, Digital Solutions

Ben Leibert

Technical Manager, Digital Solutions

HR Coordinator, People Team

Bryan Felthous

HR Coordinator, People Team

Executive Assistant, President's Office

Catherine Quinn

Executive Assistant, President's Office

IT Technician, Global Operations

Charles Bither

IT Technician, Global Operations

Senior Manager, Compliance

Cheryl Barr

Senior Manager, Compliance

Senior Manager, Digital Solutions; Co-Solution Owner, eLMIS

Christine Lenihan

Senior Manager, Digital Solutions; Co-Solution Owner, eLMIS

Passionate about leveraging the capabilities of information and communication technology to ensure health systems can reach everyone, Christine is the eLMIS Solution Owner at VillageReach. She provides technical expertise, management, and oversight for the implementation and support of digital tools for inventory and logistics management. Christine has nearly 10 years of experience in the assessment, design, implementation, and support of health information systems and mobile technologies. Prior to joining VillageReach Christine worked for the Center for Global Health & Development at Boston University and MEDITECH, an electronic health record software company. Christine holds a Master’s of Public Health from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Connecticut College.

Associate, Development

Claudio Castañon

Associate, Development

Data Analyst

Danjing Rong

Data Analyst

Manager, Health Systems

Emily Gibson

Manager, Health Systems

Director, Research, Evidence & Learning

Emily Lawrence

Director, Research, Evidence & Learning

Director & Team Lead, Research, Evidence & Learning

Erin Larsen-Cooper

Director & Team Lead, Research, Evidence & Learning

Erin leads VillageReach’s Research, Evidence and Learning team and its Monitoring and Evaluation community of practice, engaging stakeholders in data-driven decision making. Erin has expertise in research execution and evaluation methods in immunization programs, public health supply chains, human resources for supply chain, and health systems strengthening initiatives. Prior to joining VillageReach, Erin worked in various public health and nonprofit organizations, including in Uganda for the United States Peace Corps. Erin holds a Master of Public Health in Community Oriented Public Health Practice and Master of Social Work in Community Centered Integrative Practice from the University of Washington. She received a Bachelor of Science in Community Health from Western Washington University.

Manager, Private Sector Engagement

Gabriella Ailstock

Manager, Private Sector Engagement

Director, People

Hilary Hanbidge

Director, People

Hilary joined VillageReach to support the human resources team, bringing almost a decade of experience in progressively responsible HR leadership roles in both the US and Canada. Most recently, Hilary worked as the Director of Human Resources at University Presbyterian Church. Hilary’s professional HR background includes proficiencies in employee relations, compensation, benefits, staffing, organizational design, training and staff development, performance management, payroll and human resources information systems. Hilary has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Latin American Studies from the University of British Columbia and an M.A. in International Business, from Cologne University of Applied Sciences.

Director, Development

Jennifer Crouch

Director, Development

Jennifer Crouch is responsible for securing unrestricted philanthropic support for VillageReach. She has fifteen years of experience working in non-profit fund development, with a particular interest in creative capital structures. Prior to VillageReach, Jennifer led a stakeholder engagement team at Global Partnerships, a non-profit impact investor. She has also held positions as Development Director at Seattle Tilth, a sustainability organization and as Assistant Director of Development at The Overlake School. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts from James Madison University, a Master of Arts from the University of Washington, and a certificate in sustainable business from Presidio Graduate School.

Manager, Research, Evidence & Learning

Jenny Payne

Manager, Research, Evidence & Learning

Manager, Research, Evidence & Learning

Jocelyn Powelson

Manager, Research, Evidence & Learning

Director & Group Lead, Private Sector Engagement

Joseph Roussel

Director & Group Lead, Private Sector Engagement

Joseph is responsible for developing and applying high-impact private sector partnerships, capacities, and best practices to VillageReach’s work. Joseph comes to VillageReach with deep private and public sector expertise in areas of supply chain, product development, strategy, organizational design, information systems and large-scale transformation. Joseph was previously a Partner at PRTM Management Consulting and a Principal in PwC’s Strategy & Operations Practice. He is a co-author of the book Strategic Supply Chain Management: The 5 Disciplines for Top Performance. Joseph received a Master of Arts from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy with a focus on International Business, International Economics and Technology Management, and a BA in Political Science and French from Louisiana State University.

Principal Software Engineer

Joshua Zamor

Principal Software Engineer

Senior Manager, Data Analytics

Julia Guerette

Senior Manager, Data Analytics

Assistant, Global Operations

Julia Owens

Assistant, Global Operations

Senior Manager, Research, Evidence & Learning

Katie Reynolds

Senior Manager, Research, Evidence & Learning

Director, Communications

Katlen Tillman

Director, Communications

Senior Manager, Development

Kelly Chang

Senior Manager, Development

Assistant, Development

Kerry Jones

Assistant, Development

Supply Chain Integrators Investment Lead

Kim Couri

Supply Chain Integrators Investment Lead

Director, Health Supply Chain & Lab System Strengthening

Luciana Maxim

Director, Health Supply Chain & Lab System Strengthening

Luciana Maxim has spent more than 18 years managing and implementing global health and development programs and leading complex evaluations. With experience in the US, Europe and 25 countries in Africa, her work has focused on conducting primary research in health centers and last-mile communities, and integrating innovative technologies in resource-limited settings to accelerate health, social and economic outcomes. Prior to her time at VillageReach, she worked for the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), the USAID Mission for Guinea and Sierra Leone, the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) and CIGNA Corporation. She holds a Master’s in International Relations (Global Development Policy) from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and a Bachelor’s in Mathematics from Hamilton College.

Associate, Grants & Contracts

Madison Taylor

Associate, Grants & Contracts

Associate, Advocacy & Partnerships

Mariah Kunz

Associate, Advocacy & Partnerships

Team Lead, Health Systems Global Technical Team; Lead for Health Financing, and Improving Equity

Mariam Zameer

Team Lead, Health Systems Global Technical Team; Lead for Health Financing, and Improving Equity

Mariam Zameer focuses on improving equitable access to health care and health financing at VillageReach. She leads the Health Systems Team using systems thinking to work on: equity, community health, human resources for health, health financing, and governance. Her work at VillageReach spans working with Pakistan EPI to improve their immunization supply chains, costing CHW supply chains in Liberia, designing modeling tools for Mozambique, and COVID-19 vaccine delivery. Mariam brings a civil society perspective to Gavi’s Immunization Supply Chain Steering Committee (iSC2). Mariam grew up in Pakistan, and has worked closely with communities there. She has a BSc (Honors) in Economics and Masters in Public Policy & Governance. She is a Doctor of Public Health candidate at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Director, Institutional Partnerships

Meredith Ogilvie-Thompson

Director, Institutional Partnerships

Human Resources Generalist, People Team

Mindy Gardner

Human Resources Generalist, People Team

Assistant, Research, Evidence, & Learning

Nicole Mbouemboue

Assistant, Research, Evidence, & Learning

Director, Private Sector Engagement Partnerships Lead; Drones for Health solution Lead; Founder & Facilitator, UAV for Payload Delivery Working Group

Olivier Defawe

Director, Private Sector Engagement Partnerships Lead; Drones for Health solution Lead; Founder & Facilitator, UAV for Payload Delivery Working Group

As a global health and innovation development expert, Olivier leads a portfolio of innovations to improve healthcare access at the last mile in low/middle-income countries. Olivier’s 17+ years of experience working in Africa makes him savvy in navigating local challenges and influencing strategic partnerships to achieve sustainable health outcomes. As a director in VillageReach private sector engagement group, Olivier develops and manages strategic partnerships with the private sector. He also leads the Outsourced Drone Transport programs in Mozambique, Malawi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Central African Republic. Before joining VillageReach, Olivier has managed health information and laboratory systems implementations in Haiti and West Africa, and served as Operations Manager of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) Endpoints Laboratory at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Olivier holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Liège in Belgium.

Associate, Accounting

Rachel Nelson

Associate, Accounting

Associate, Communications

Raisa Alexis Santos

Associate, Communications

Senior Manager, Health Systems

Rebecca Alban

Senior Manager, Health Systems

Assistant, Global Operations

Reese O’Craven

Assistant, Global Operations

Associate, Supply Chain

Sierra Petrosky

Associate, Supply Chain

Manager, Data Analytics

Steffanie Chritz

Manager, Data Analytics

Senior Manager, Research, Evaluation & Learning

Susie Truog

Senior Manager, Research, Evaluation & Learning

Acting Data Analytics Team Lead

Swetha Srinath

Acting Data Analytics Team Lead

Manager, Digital Communications

Tom Foot

Manager, Digital Communications

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