Staff and Board

GAIA Malawi

GAIA Malawi is an independent, local non-governmental organization, working to improve access to healthcare via nurse training programs and mobile health clinics in remote, rural areas. The GAIA Malawi staff is 100% local/Malawian, 60% female, and 25% nurses. GAIA Malawi is supported by GAIA U.S. with funding and technical support.

Joyce Jere

Joyce Jere

Country Director
Nelson Khozomba

Nelson Khozomba

Programs Manager
Adalireni Manyungwa Nkhata

Adalireni Manyungwa Nkhata

Finance and Administration Manager
Elias Kaunde

Elias Kaunde

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Gladys Lameck

Gladys Lameck

Senior Accountant
Richard Malirakwenda

Richard Malirakwenda

GAIN Project Officer
Isaac Maudzu

Isaac Maudzu

Human Resource Officer
Lucy Munthali

Lucy Munthali

Programs Coordinator OVC
Chimwemwe Mwangonde

Chimwemwe Mwangonde

Projects Officer Nursing
Joseph Njala

Joseph Njala

HIV Recency Officer
Janice Padambo

Janice Padambo

Pharmacy Nurse / Supply Chain
Mphatso Phiri

Mphatso Phiri

Clinical Officer
Annie Sekani

Annie Sekani

District Case Management Officer
James Selemani

James Selemani

Clinical Officer
Aida	Zakeyu

Aida Zakeyu

District Education/Safe Schools Officer
Alice Duwa

Alice Duwa

Quality Improvement Officer
Anna Mviha

Anna Mviha

Mobile Clinic Nurse
Austen Gondwa

Austen Gondwa

Senior Driver
Beatrice Saulo

Beatrice Saulo

Community Tester
Bernadetta Juma

Bernadetta Juma

Senior HIV/AIDS Coordinator
Bridget Mwangolemba

Bridget Mwangolemba

Community Tester
Caroline	Bonogwe

Caroline Bonogwe

Nurse Aide
Catherine Moses

Catherine Moses

Office Assistant
Chawanangwa Mwale

Chawanangwa Mwale

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Chimwemwe Balasankhunda

Chimwemwe Balasankhunda

Quality Improvement Officer
Christina	Eruwa

Christina Eruwa

Community Tester
Christopher Ndakubera

Christopher Ndakubera

Driver
Cynthia Goodson

Cynthia Goodson

Community Tester
Daniel Chirombo

Daniel Chirombo

Senior Driver
Daniel Malikebu

Daniel Malikebu

Quality Improvement Officer
Davie Newa

Davie Newa

Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant
Deborah	Gwemba

Deborah Gwemba

HIV/AIDS Coordinator
Edna Bolokonya

Edna Bolokonya

Community Outreach Nurse
Edward Banda

Edward Banda

Handy Man
Edward Simika

Edward Simika

Mobile Clinic Driver
Ellard Gulo

Ellard Gulo

District Education/Safe Schools Officer
Ellen Chisale

Ellen Chisale

Mobile Clinic Nurse
Ellen Nangwale

Ellen Nangwale

Community Tester
Emmanuel Salapa

Emmanuel Salapa

Finance & Administration Assistant
Ester Munyawa

Ester Munyawa

Nurse Aide
Eunice Msungama

Eunice Msungama

Mobile Clinic Nurse
Ezlon Mwenibabu

Ezlon Mwenibabu

Quality Improvement Officer
Fanny Lusekero Simwinga

Fanny Lusekero Simwinga

Nurse Mentor
Fatima Tionge Saindi

Fatima Tionge Saindi

Finance & Administration Officer
Fatuma Phiri

Fatuma Phiri

Office Assistant
Favour Matiki

Favour Matiki

Community Tester
Focus Chakondwa

Focus Chakondwa

Floater
Gladys Chirimba

Gladys Chirimba

Community Outreach Nurse
Hanna Kholomana

Hanna Kholomana

Community Tester
Harold Lameck

Harold Lameck

Mobile Clinic Driver
Innocencia Mnelemba

Innocencia Mnelemba

Administrative Assistant
Innocent	Mitambo

Innocent Mitambo

Data Clerk
Jaison Bvalani

Jaison Bvalani

Mobile Clinic Driver
Jimmy Katoma

Jimmy Katoma

Driver
Judith Tasaukadala

Judith Tasaukadala

District Economic Strengthening Officer
Lonely Mtemang'ombe

Lonely Mtemang'ombe

Clinical Officer
Loti Kasonkanji

Loti Kasonkanji

Mobile Clinic Driver
Mary Ching'anda

Mary Ching'anda

Mobile Clinic Nurse
Matiasi Chinguwo

Matiasi Chinguwo

Accounts Assistant
Mercy Chirwa

Mercy Chirwa

Mobile Clinic Nurse
Mercy Nasekwa

Mercy Nasekwa

Community Tester
Mwandida Chinangwa

Mwandida Chinangwa

Community Tester
Mwandida Segula

Mwandida Segula

Community Tester
Owen Chibweya

Owen Chibweya

Mobile Clinic Driver
Owen Mukhanga

Owen Mukhanga

District Case Management Officer
Owen Nyirenda

Owen Nyirenda

District Parenting Officer
Pauline Chipapi

Pauline Chipapi

Community Tester
Richard Kang'ombe

Richard Kang'ombe

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Stella Banda

Stella Banda

Nurse Aide
Steven Bwanali

Steven Bwanali

Technical Specialist- Education and Social asset Building
Steven Kabvinga

Steven Kabvinga

Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant
Sungeni Waliwa

Sungeni Waliwa

Community Tester
Tereza Mangame

Tereza Mangame

Nurse Aide
Thandiwe Chimwaza

Thandiwe Chimwaza

Nurse Aide
Tiwonge	Munthali

Tiwonge Munthali

District Economic Strengthening Officer
Tsala Nancy Banda

Tsala Nancy Banda

HIV/AIDS Coordinator
Victoria Thondoya

Victoria Thondoya

Quality Improvement Officer
Violet Mwapasa

Violet Mwapasa

Nurse Aide
Wilfred Zinyongo

Wilfred Zinyongo

Mobile Clinic Driver
Winnie Gunde

Winnie Gunde

Accountant
George Chagaluka

George Chagaluka

Consultant Pediatrician, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blantyre
Ellen Chirwa, Chair

Ellen Chirwa, Chair

Professor, Kamuzu College of Nursing Blantyre
Andy Chitele

Andy Chitele

Technical Advisor, Public Finance Economic Management (PFEM), GIZ Malawi
Phindile Chitsulo Lupafya

Phindile Chitsulo Lupafya

Program Policy Officer, Nutrition (World Food Programme) Lilongwe
Jones Masiye

Jones Masiye

Deputy Director Preventative Services in the Ministry of Health
Josiah Chidya Mayani

Josiah Chidya Mayani

Research Pharmacist, College of Medicine Johns Hopkins Research Project Blantyre
Alfred Marcolino Nhlema

Alfred Marcolino Nhlema

Banking and Finance Specialist
Ellen Schell, RN, PhD

Ellen Schell, RN, PhD

Senior Advisor, GAIA U.S.
Jean Priminta

Jean Priminta

Senior Assistant Chief State Advocate, Ministry of Justice

GAIA US

Todd Schafer

Todd Schafer

Executive Director
Ellen Schell, RN, PhD

Ellen Schell, RN, PhD

Senior Advisor
Beth Geoffroy, MA

Beth Geoffroy, MA

Director of Programs & Strategic Partnerships
Molly Brostrom, MPP

Molly Brostrom, MPP

Program & Grants Officer
Kelsey Fisher, MPA

Kelsey Fisher, MPA

Program & Grants Officer
Marcel Thanasack

Marcel Thanasack

Director of Finance
Ninon Pallavicini

Ninon Pallavicini

Events & Operations Manager
Chloe Frank

Chloe Frank

Development & Communications Associate
Suzanne Alwan

Suzanne Alwan

Charlotte, NC. Bank Finance Attorney & Community Volunteer
Christine Simpson Brent, Vice Chair

Christine Simpson Brent, Vice Chair

Tiburon, CA. Businesswoman & Community Volunteer
Jim Cashel

Jim Cashel

Sonoma, CA. Businessman
Bob Daily

Bob Daily

Los Angeles, CA. Television Writer & Producer
Lisa Deal

Lisa Deal

Atherton, CA. Nurse and Community Volunteer
Erin Fish

Erin Fish

Kentfield, CA. Community Volunteer
Kaboni Gondwe

Kaboni Gondwe

Miwaulkee, WI. Professor of Nursing
Laurie Hunter

Laurie Hunter

Palo Alto, CA. Retired Businesswoman & Community Volunteer
Galym Imanbayev

Galym Imanbayev

Palo Alto, CA. Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Jennifer Kepner

Jennifer Kepner

Wilton, CT. Community Volunteer
Nina Kola

Nina Kola

Princeton, NJ. Executive Director
Tim Mohan

Tim Mohan

Chicago, CA. Attorney & Community Volunteer
Melanie Norris

Melanie Norris

Pacifica, CA. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Ashley Paff

Ashley Paff

KENTFIELD, CA. RETIRED INVESTMENT BANKER & COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER
Geoffrey Peck, Chair

Geoffrey Peck, Chair

New York, NY. Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Ruth Thurmond Scott

Ruth Thurmond Scott

Raleigh, NC. Retired Businesswoman and Community Volunteer
Azmat Siddiqi

Azmat Siddiqi

Saratoga, CA. Engineer
Ivan Weinberg

Ivan Weinberg

Larkspur, CA. Attorney

Medical Advisory Board

Dean Winslow, M.D.

Professor and Vice Chair of Medicine at Stanford University

A. Eugene Washington, M.D.

Chancellor for Health Affairs, Duke University & President and CEO, Duke University Health System

Paul Volberding, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF

Jean L. Richardson, DrPH

Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Preventive Medicine, USC Keck School of Medicine

Arthur J. Ammann, M.D.

Founder, Global Strategies for HIV Prevention

Thomas J. Coates, Ph.D.

Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Richard G.A. Feachem, Ph.D.,D. Sci.

Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF

Michael Gottlieb, M.D.

Physician and immunologist known for his 1981 identification of AIDS as a new disease Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

William L. Holzemer, Ph.D.

Retired Dean, School of Nursing, Rutgers University

Jay A. Levy, M.D.

Research Virologist and Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Nancy S. Padian, Ph.D.

Professor of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, UC Berkeley