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Executive Leadership

John Lyon, Esq.

John Lyon, Esq.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Talmage Payne

Talmage Payne

Chief Operations Officer

Heather Hill

Heather Hill

Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

Global Directors

Haley Clark, MA

Haley Clark, MA

Director of Anti-Trafficking and Gender-Based Violence

Zachary Lawless

Zachary Lawless

Director of Business Development and Partnerships

Keith Norris, MA

Keith Norris, MA

Director of Water and Sanitation

Daniel Scott

Daniel Scott

Director of Information Technology

Global Specialists

Nicholas Boerema

Nicholas Boerema

CEO of WHI’s partner, TapEffect

Carrie Jo Cain, RN

Carrie Jo Cain, RN

Health Programs Specialist

Desmond Pratt

Desmond Pratt

Senior Geologist

Tae Symons

Tae Symons

Sr. Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Kyle Winney

Kyle Winney

Conservation Specialist

Sierra Leone Team

Saidu Kanu, MA

Saidu Kanu, MA

Country Director, Sierra Leone

Tori Chan, MPA-MPH

Tori Chan, MPA-MPH

Health Director, West Africa

Sahr Kpakima

Sahr Kpakima

Child Sponsorship Program Manager

Miriam Fullah

Miriam Fullah

Trafficking-in-Persons Protection Manager

Salifu Samura

Salifu Samura

WASH Program Manager

Musa Tholley

Musa Tholley

Agricultural Program Manager

Anna Vines, MCSP, HCPC

Anna Vines, MCSP, HCPC

Program Director and Physiotherapist for Enable the Children Program

Bernadette Veronica Udo

Bernadette Veronica Udo

Trafficking-in-Persons Project Manager

Joseph Bangura

Joseph Bangura

Program Manager for CHAMPS BO/ COMSA

Maria Gabriela Urbaneja

Maria Gabriela Urbaneja

Water and Energy Director for West Africa

Alice Kostrzewa

Alice Kostrzewa

Business Development and Partnerships Manager for West Africa

Elijah Kahira

Elijah Kahira

WASH Specialist

Liberia Team

Mathew Ndote

Mathew Ndote

Country Director, Liberia

Wellington Kollie

Wellington Kollie

Director of Operations, Liberia

Josen Fahn

Josen Fahn

Child Sponsorship Program Manager

Eastern Europe Team

Joshua Carter

Joshua Carter

Country Director, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Branka

Branka

Learning to Learn Program Supervisor

Marijana

Marijana

Educational Development Program Supervisor

Azerbaijan Team

David O’Donnell

David O’Donnell

Country Director, Azerbaijan

Elshan Orujov, PhD

Elshan Orujov, PhD

Deputy Country Director

Haiti Team

Dan Irvine

Dan Irvine

Country Director, Haiti

Dr. Jean Eric Ferdinand

Dr. Jean Eric Ferdinand

Chief Medical Officer of the LaGônave Wesleyan Hospital & Director of Public Health

Dr. Robert Vermaire

Dr. Robert Vermaire

Senior Medical Missionary, LaGônave Haiti

Daniel Bertrand

Daniel Bertrand

LaGônave Wesleyan Hospital CEO, Haiti

Cambodia Team

Emelita Goddard, PhD

Emelita Goddard, PhD

Country Director, Cambodia

Seng Mang, MS

Seng Mang, MS

Anti-SGBV Program Manager

Samuel Schleipman

Samuel Schleipman

Business Development and Partnerships Manager, Asia

Megan Holmes

Megan Holmes

Operations Manager for WHI Cambodia

Soksothy Im – Pheap

Soksothy Im – Pheap

Field Operations Support Manager

Philippines Team

Adesty Dulawan, RPsy

Adesty Dulawan, RPsy

Trafficking in Persons Clinical Supervisor

Frederico Cabredo

Frederico Cabredo

Operations Manager for the Philippines