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Kate Grant

Kate Grant joined the Foundation as its first Chief Executive in 2005. She led the expansion of the Foundation from supporting one institution in one country, Ethiopia, to its current position as the global leader in fistula treatment, supporting treatment partners in more than 20 countries in Africa and Asia. During her tenure, the Foundation more than…

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Bill Mann

William ‘Bill’ Mann is Chief Investment Officer for Motley Fool Asset Management and specializes in identifying companies with underappreciated competitive advantages and assets. He has experience analyzing a wide range of industries, and it was his expertise in corporate governance that led the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation to ask him to…

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Yusuf Omenda Abasi

Yusuf Omenda Abasi is Hotline Operator of Fistula Foundation’s nationwide treatment network in Kenya. He is a development consultant with over 25 years of work experience in community outreach and engagement. Yusuf began his career as Agricultural Extension Officer for the Kenyan government, where he coordinated interventions to combat HIV and AIDS. It was during…

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Kimberly Adinolfi

Kimberly is delighted to join Fistula Foundation in 2016 as Development Manager, Donor Programs and will be focusing on growing the Love a Sister and monthly giving programs. She is an experienced nonprofit fundraising professional with over 10 years’ experience working for some of the top nonprofits in the Bay Area, including Hope Services, EMQ…

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Steven Armstrong

Steven Armstrong brings a passion for creativity and the arts to the Fistula Foundation. As Communications Assistant, Steven captures stories of fistula patients, of supporters, and of the Foundation’s overall work for both print and video formats. Prior to joining the organization, Steven applied his administrative experience and skill of the written word to his…

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Denis Robson

Mr. Robson enjoyed a lengthy career at Johnson & Johnson, from which he recently retired in 2014. While at J&J, he held several senior positions in International business management such as Director for African Affairs and General Manager of the Medical Device business in Africa and the Middle East. In these capacities, he collaborated regularly…

Dr. Steve Arrowsmith

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Dr. Steve Arrowsmith

Dr. Steve Arrowsmith has been working with Fistula Foundation for many years, but has recently become an official member of the staff. Currently based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Steve has treated fistula throughout Africa and Asia for nearly 30 years and is an esteemed mentor and trainer for new fistula surgeons. He received his undergraduate…

Mal Warwick

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Mal Warwick

Mal is the founder and chairman of Mal Warwick | Donordigital (www.malwarwick.com, Berkeley, CA, and Washington, DC), a fundraising agency specializing in integrated, multi-channel fundraising and marketing that has served nonprofit organizations nationwide since 1979. The agency has helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars for many of America’s biggest and most-loved causes and institutions….

Teri Whitcraft

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Teri Whitcraft

Teri Whitcraft, Senior Producer for ABC News’ Special Units, develops and produces original content and special projects for ABC News’ top-rated broadcasts. She has produced primetime hours for Diane Sawyer, Charles Gibson, Barbara Walters, Bob Woodruff and Connie Chung, and her work has been recognized with multiple Emmy, Cine Golden Eagle, Amnesty International and NAACP…

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Anjana Bhattarai

Anjana Bhattarai joins Fistula Foundation as Development Officer. She is responsible for the stewardship and cultivation of a segment of Fistula Foundation’s most generous donors.  She is a graduate of Brandeis University (MA, Sustainable International Development) and Salem College (BS, Accounting and Business Administration). Prior to joining Fistula Foundation, Anjana has served in the international…

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Dickinson Victor Chibale

Dickinson Victor Chibale is the Motor Vehicle Driver for Fistula Foundation’s Zambia office. He ensures safe and reliable driving for Fistula Foundation staff, officials and visitors, as well as transporting mail collections, documents, and other cargo. He also offers timely support to teams on the ground, including registering workshop participants at official trainings, and delivering…

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Emmanuel Chiluba

Emmanuel Chiluba is a Program Officer at Fistula Foundation’s Zambia office. He works with representatives of the Ministry of Health, assists in training and supervising Community Health Volunteers, and holds sensitization meetings for community leaders in Zambia’s Central Province. Emmanuel holds a diploma in social work, and has over 18 years of experience working with…

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Robert Tessler

Robert Tessler is a litigator, and retired partner in the Manhattan law firm Toberoff, Tessler & Schochet. He has served as Chairman of the Essex County chapter of the ACLU, Chairman of the Board of the National Music Theater Network, and County Committeeman of the New Jersey Democratic Party. He has been a consistent major…

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Bwalya Chomba

Bwalya Magawa Chomba is the Program Manager for the Fistula Foundation Zambia office. Bwalya is responsible for supporting referrals for fistula patients to partner hospitals, serves as key liaison between the hospitals and the community, and strengthens partnerships with government ministries and community and faith-based organizations. Bwalya has been working as a Social Worker and…

Sally Cole - Development Coordinator

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Sally Cole

Sally Cole joined Fistula Foundation as an independent contractor during the busy year-end season of 2015. As an experienced customer-service professional, she transitioned to the full-time position of Development Coordinator in May of 2016. Prior to that, she worked at the non-profit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, inviting elementary and high school administrators to get teachers…

Linda Edwards

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Linda Edwards

Linda Edwards graduated from West Valley College in Saratoga, CA and brings over 15 years of administrative experience and her data entry skills to our team. After watching the movie “A Walk to Beautiful” on PBS and reading the book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, she volunteered to help with Fistula Foundation’s Mother’s…

Anne Ferguson

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Anne Ferguson

Anne Ferguson joined the Foundation in late November 2003 as its first paid staff member. Since joining the Foundation she’s guided the formulation of policies and procedures to enable the organization’s growth. She has primary responsibility for financial systems, grants, HR and database management. Prior to working with the Fistula Foundation, she worked in the…

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Ahana Gunderson

Ahana is a seasoned strategy and operations specialist with prior roles at American Express, Morgan Stanley, and a health care technology startup. Her experience includes old-school Fortune 500 management consulting, scrappy startup business development, and running the gauntlet on the fixed income trading floor. Ahana’s interest in international development was cemented by growing up in…