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Who We Are


Team

We believe in the power of diversity and having a global mindset – the different nationalities and professional backgrounds of our staff all contribute to our mission. The team members are listed below with their current titles and, in brackets, the Amani office they are based in.

Chaitanya Bodhe

Chaitanya Bodhe

Communication Coordinator (India)

Nayara Cristina

Communications Assistant (Brazil)

Nzilani Muema

Program Manager (Kenya)

Raiana Lira

Program Manager (Brazil)

Marta Castagno

Senior Communication and Partnership Manager (Brazil)

Neha Chavan

Senior Finance and Operations Manager (India)

Caroline Gertsch

Country Director, Kenya

Faith Audi

Faith Audi

Finance and Operations Manager (Kenya)

Diana Thomas

Program Manager (India)

Carolyne Kamau

Junior Program Manager (Kenya)

Jerry Sellanga

Communication and Partnership Manager (Kenya)

Melissa Hayes

Program Manager (India)
Kenya Class 9

Mariana Freddi

Senior Program Manager (Brazil)

Arjun Sashidhar

Arjun Sashidhar

Program Manager

Shehzia Lilani

Country Director (India)

Pauline Ndonga

Senior Program Manager (Kenya)

Stephanie Sacco

Program Manager (Brazil)
Brazil Class 1

Maria Carolina Marum Zemella

Senior Finance and Operations Manager (Brazil)

Stephanie Haase

Stephanie Haase

Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

Geraldine Hepp

Geraldine Hepp

Global Community Director

Jau Santoli

Junior Program Manager (Brazil)
Brazil Class 2

Julia Rodrigues Melo

Country Director (Brazil)
Kenya Class 2

Francesca Folda

Francesca Folda

Global Communication Director
Kenya Class 3

Roshan Paul

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (India)

Ilaina Rabbat

Co-Founder and Executive Director (Brazil)

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Board of Directors

Joe Joseph

Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Putnam Investment Management

Erin Boyd

Roshan Paul

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (India)

Ilaina Rabbat

Co-Founder and Executive Director (Brazil)


Advisory Council

Francesca Folda

Francesca Folda

Global Communication Director
Kenya Class 3

Rajiv Ball

Partner, THNK; Lecturer, Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley 

Rupa Chaturvedi

Head of Design, Visual Intelligence at Sentient Technologies

Marshall Ganz

Senior Lecturer, Harvard University

Andreas Heinecke

Founder and CEO, Dialogue Social Enterprise GmbH

Ed Kania

Vice President for Finance & Administration, Davidson College

Anya Kamenetz

Staff Writer, Fast Company Magazine

Nick Martin

Co-Founder and President, TechChange

Menno Van Dijk

Co-Founder and Managing Director, THNK

Jerry White

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, US Department of State, and leader in the Nobel Peace-prize winning International Campaign to Ban Landmines 

Craig Zelizer

Founder, Peace and Collaborative Development Network

Ehsan Zaffar

Senior Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Official, United States Department of Homeland Security