We are delighted to welcome four new staff members to Team Fistula!
Niki Friedman: Niki is Fistula Foundation’s new Office Manager. Previously, she worked at Response, a program of Jewish Child & Family Services in her hometown Chicago that focused on empowering adolescents through education, support and outreach.
Ashley Burke: Originally from Monterey, California, Ashley recently returned to the area following 3 years in Niger and Rwanda with the Peace Corps. She first learned about fistula while in Africa and is looking forward to raising more awareness about this devastating condition in her role as Communications Associate.
Joop Rubens: Our new Director of Marketing and Development, Joop is originally from Belgium but most recently came to us from Santa Cruz, CA where he managed marketing and development at Firelight Foundation. In addition to being a development guru, he has traveled extensively in Africa and is a photographer extraordinaire!
Lindsey Pollaczek is our new Kenya Program Director. Based in Nairobi, she will be overseeing the implementation of the recently launched Action on Fistula program.
This article originally appeared in Fistula Foundation’s Summer 2014 newsletter. Click here to view a PDF of the entire newsletter.