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We actively seek to recruit individuals from the communities we serve, and use DEI as a lens in our hiring practices, programs, and initiatives. We recruit from all career backgrounds, including non-profit, education, medicine, consulting, tech, & more.

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Our goal is to maintain a workplace where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work, and feel valued and respected for who they are.

We strive to be inclusive of all cultures and experiences while upholding our values globally. Day to day, we aim to live by our value to “Create Positive Energy” – we take care of one another, have fun, aim to maximize flexibility and accessibility in our roles, and pursue professional development opportunities to stay engaged & challenged in our work.

In the spirit of our “Know Yourself & Grow” value, we recognize there is always room to improve; we survey our full team biannually to collect feedback and ideas on how we can improve our team’s working experience.

Meet the team

Board of directors

Aly Jeddy

Aly Jeddy

Chairman (US)

Aly Sheezar Jeddy is a Director at McKinsey & Company. He has led the Firm's Private Equity & Principal Investing Practice for the Americas as well as the Strategy Practice on the U.S. East Coast. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Dalton School, the Board of Overseers of the International Rescue Committee, the board of the Aziz Jehan Begum Trust for the Blind, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Jeddy's experience includes work at the War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Office of the Prosecutor, at the World Bank, and with the leading human rights lawyer in Pakistan, advising the Prime Minister on advancing gender equality.
Rohit Wanchoo

Rohit Wanchoo

Director
Secretary
Treasurer (US)

Rohit is a Principal at a private equity firm in New York. He previously worked as a Research Analyst for the United Nations Millennium Project (UNMP), a group headed by Professor Jeffrey Sachs, tasked with preparing a plan for low-income countries to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Prior to his work at the UN, Rohit worked in finance as an investment banker for Lehman Brothers in New York. Rohit holds an MBA from MIT Sloan and an MPA in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Paul Niehaus

Paul Niehaus

Director (US)

Paul Niehaus is co-founder and chairman of GiveDirectly, currently the top-rated nonprofit by GiveWell and ranked among the 25 most audacious companies (Inc) and 10 most innovative companies in finance (Fast Company). GiveDirectly is a recognized leader in the use of modern technology to transfer funds directly to the extreme poor, and in the use of rigorous scientific methods to document its impact. Paul is also a co-founder of Segovia, which builds enterprise technology for the management of social programming in the emerging markets. He holds an academic appointment in the Department of Economics at UC San Diego, where he works with governments in India to improve the implementation of social programming. He is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a Junior Affiliate at the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), an Affiliate of the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), and an Affiliate at the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA). He holds a PhD in economics from Harvard University and is a National Science Foundation Fellow and a Sloan Fellow. In 2013 Foreign Policy named him one of its 100 leading "Global Thinkers."

Leadership

Samuel Mwamburi Mwale

Samuel Mwamburi Mwale

Interim President

Samuel is the interim President and CEO of GiveDirectly. He founded Farasi Strategy Advisors Ltd, a firm that provides investment and strategy advice to public and private sector clients. He has served in senior positions in the Government of Kenya in the last 9 years, having served for five as Principal Administrative Secretary and assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, in the Cabinet Office, Office of the President. Previously, he served as Economic Secretary to the Presidency at State House and as Economic Advisor to the Ministry of Planning & National Development and the National Economic & Social Council. Mr. Mwale holds a Master's degree in agricultural economics from the University of Oxford, a Postgraduate Diploma in Development Economics from the University of East Anglia, a Bachelor of Science in Range Management from the University of Nairobi, and has attended executive training on policy analysis at Stanford University and leadership at Harvard University.
Carolina Toth

Carolina Toth

Senior Chief of Staff

Jamila Abass

Jamila Abass

Country Director, Morocco

Mouna Boujmal

Mouna Boujmal

Chief of Staff

Will Bishop

Will Bishop

Country Director, Mozambique

Namita Desai

Namita Desai

VP, Finance Transformation

Becca Frank

Becca Frank

Vice President, Technology

Shaunak Ganguly

Shaunak Ganguly

Country Director, Malawi

Simon Grinsted

Simon Grinsted

Director, Growth

Tyler Hall

Tyler Hall

Director, Communications

Tyler Hatch

Tyler Hatch

Director, Development

Stephanie Hill

Stephanie Hill

Vice President, People

Stephen Kalungu

Stephen Kalungu

Programs Director, Kenya

Ariana Keyman

Ariana Keyman

Director, Partnerships

Doug Kirke-Smith

Doug Kirke-Smith

Vice President, Programs

Sam Kreter

Sam Kreter

Director, Program Technology

Miriam Laker

Miriam Laker

Director, Research

Stella Luk

Stella Luk

Regional Director, North and West Africa

Sarah Moran

Sarah Moran

Vice President, Development

Grace Mwihia

Grace Mwihia

Accounting Director, Finance

Yvonne Namala-Murindiwa

Yvonne Namala-Murindiwa

Programs Director, Malawi

Gloria Ngabire

Gloria Ngabire

Country Director, Rwanda

Ivan Ntwali

Ivan Ntwali

Country Director, Uganda

Daniel Quinn

Daniel Quinn

Director, Humanitarian

Lamia Rashid

Lamia Rashid

Regional Director

Harris Roberts

Harris Roberts

VP, Growth, Product, Comms & Marketing

Matej Skenderovic

Matej Skenderovic

Country Director, Kenya

Caroline Teti

Caroline Teti

VP, Safeguarding, Risk, Compliance

Rachel Waddell

Rachel Waddell

Director, Partnerships

Ilan Wallentin

Ilan Wallentin

Chief of Staff

Lydiah Wangechi

Lydiah Wangechi

Regional Director, East Africa

Yolande Wright

Yolande Wright

Vice President, Partnerships

Joseph Yarsiah

Joseph Yarsiah

Country Director, Liberia

Dustin Palmer

Dustin Palmer

Country Director, US

Isabelle Pelly

Isabelle Pelly

Partnerships Director

Kimberly Belk

Kimberly Belk

Director of Compliance and Grants Management

Ruchi Agarwal

Ruchi Agarwal

Director, Global Treasury

Heidi Hirvonen

Heidi Hirvonen

Director, People

Grace Jackson

Grace Jackson

Senior Director, Safeguarding and Risk

Country office boards

Rachel Sibande

Rachel Sibande

Board Member (Malawi)

Rachel Sibande is a Digital Development Specialist. Ms. Sibande established Malawi's first technology and innovation hub; mHub. The hub provides digital skills training, financing and investment readiness support for emerging innovative entrepreneurs. Rachel currently serves as Senior Director at the United Nations Foundation. She leads Big Data for development and Digital Transformation work in Africa. Rachel has over a decade of extensive experience managing development projects in more than 16 countries cutting across digital financial services, public health, agriculture, disaster management and elections monitoring. She became a Google Scholar in 2015, being a recipient of Google's Anita Borg Award for outstanding computer science students from around the world. Rachel has been listed twice by Forbes as one of Africa's 30 under 30 entrepreneurs in 2016 and as a new wealth creator in 2019. In 2018, Ms. Sibande won the Climate Smart Innovation pan African competition of the Next Einstein Forum after inventing a thermal chemical plant that produces light and gas from maize cobs for mini grids to power rural households in Malawi. Rachel completed a PhD in computer Science at Rhodes University in South Africa. She read Cyrptography and Coding Theory for her Masters degree from the Mzuzu University and holds a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Malawi.

Advisors

Rory Stewart

Rory Stewart

Rory is an advisor at GiveDirectly. Previously, he was the UK Secretary of State for International Development, Minister of State for Justice, Minister of State in Foreign Office and DFID (covering Africa, Middle East, and Asia), Minister for the Environment and Chair of the House of Commons Defence Select Committee. After a brief period as an infantry officer he joined the UK Diplomatic Service, serving overseas in Jakarta, as British representative to Montenegro in the wake of the Kosovo crisis, and as the coalition Deputy-Governor of two provinces of Southern Iraq following the intervention of 2003. He left the diplomatic service to undertake a two-year walk across Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, India and Nepal. In 2005, he established the Turquoise Mountain Foundation in Kabul, working to restore a section of the old city, establish a clinic, primary school, and Arts Institute, and bring Afghan crafts to international markets. In 2008, he became the Ryan Professor of Human Rights at the Harvard Kennedy School and Director for the Carr Centre for Human Rights Policy. He is a Visiting Fellow at The Jackson Institute at Yale University. Speaking & Press Requests: If you are interested in Rory speaking at an event or making a press appearance please email [email protected]. He’s on Twitter at @RoryStewartUK.
Paul Brest

Paul Brest

Paul Brest is Professor Emeritus (active) at Stanford Law School, where he joined the faculty in 1969 and served as Dean from 1987 to 1999. He is also a lecturer at the Graduate School of Business and a faculty co-director of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. He served as president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation from 2000 to 2012. A leading scholar and teacher of constitutional law, Paul now focuses his teaching and writing on public policy, judgment and decision making, and philanthropy. He is co-author of Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Professional Judgment (2010) and Money Well Spent: A Strategic Guide to Smart Philanthropy (2008).
Joshua Rugema

Joshua Rugema

Joshua is currently the managing director at H2O Venture Partners, providing leadership for the firm's Africa operations. H2O Venture Partners is an investment firm that is building and investing in profitable, high-growth, high-impact, agricultural ventures in East Africa. Joshua has spent the last decade in private equity and investment management in the US.
Hemant Taneja

Hemant Taneja

Hemant is a managing director at General Catalyst, where he invests in early stage technology companies. Hemant has spent the last decade partnering with great entrepreneurs to build technology companies that can transform industries. Before joining General Catalyst in 2002, he was the founder and CEO of Isovia. Hemant is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earning an M.S. in operations research, an M.Eng. in electrical engineering & computer science, a B.S. in mathematics, a B.S. in electrical engineering & computer science, and a B.S. in biology & biomedical engineering.
  William Meehan (In Memoriam)

William Meehan (In Memoriam)

Director Emeritus

William F. Meehan III was the Lafayette Partners Lecturer in Strategic Management at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company. Mr. Meehan was a regular writer, speaker, and advisor on nonprofit strategy, governance, performance measurement, and philanthropy. At Stanford, he was a founding member of the Advisory Council of the Center for Philanthropy and the Civil Society, a faculty member of the Public Management Program and the Center for Social Innovation, and a member of the Arts Initiative Council. During his 30-plus-year tenure at McKinsey & Company, Mr. Meehan worked with chief executives in technology, private equity, retail, financial services, and media on topics of top management strategy, organization, and leadership.

Staff

Kamal Abdi-Rashid

Kamal Abdi-Rashid

Creative Content Manager

Lucy Abulo

Lucy Abulo

Senior Manager, Talent & External Relations

Tosin Adeyini

Tosin Adeyini

Office and Procurement Manager

Ayushi Srivastava

Ayushi Srivastava

Research Manager

Sarah Afraz

Sarah Afraz

Senior Manager, India

Concy Ayet

Concy Ayet

Procurement Manager, Uganda

Jamie Backhaus

Jamie Backhaus

Senior Manager, Partnerships

Chisomo Banda

Chisomo Banda

Associate Field Manager

Yazmin Baptiste

Yazmin Baptiste

Data Associate

Federico Barreras

Federico Barreras

Humanitarian Manager

Karoline Becker

Karoline Becker

Research Fellow

Pearl Bitanhirwe

Pearl Bitanhirwe

Human Resources Manager, Uganda

Mary Blair

Mary Blair

Growth Associate

Diana Bosibori

Diana Bosibori

Recruitment Associate

Nathaniel Burbank

Nathaniel Burbank

Senior Data Scientist

Marie Cadelina

Marie Cadelina

Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition

Jacob Carmichael

Jacob Carmichael

Manager, Growth

Driss Chaouki

Driss Chaouki

Associate Field Manager, Morocco

Sara Chedad

Sara Chedad

Office and Procurement Manager, Morocco

Olivia Chen

Olivia Chen

Technical Marketing Manager

Daniel Chenoweth

Daniel Chenoweth

Senior Engineer

Trevor Connolly Carbo

Trevor Connolly Carbo

Senior Technical Program Manager

Thomas Counsell

Thomas Counsell

Senior Engineer

Edoardo De Paoli

Edoardo De Paoli

Global Partnerships Manager

Nirali Desai

Nirali Desai

Associate, US

Roshni Desai

Roshni Desai

Technical Program Manager

Julien Devos

Julien Devos

Senior Manager, Safety and Security

Hamza Ezzaim

Hamza Ezzaim

Associate Field Manager, Morocco

Kayla Fishman

Kayla Fishman

Senior Manager, Growth

Elisa Gabellieri

Elisa Gabellieri

Humanitarian Senior Manager

Pranathi Ganni

Pranathi Ganni

Technical Program Manager

Mohammed Ghazi

Mohammed Ghazi

Program Manager

Nicholas Githinji

Nicholas Githinji

Finance Manager

Esnatt Gondwe-Matekesa

Esnatt Gondwe-Matekesa

Senior Manager, Programs

Jacqueline C. Greene

Jacqueline C. Greene

Associate Field Manager, Safeguarding

Julia Guerra

Julia Guerra

Donor Experience Manager

Feri Gwata

Feri Gwata

Global Partnerships Manager

Jon Hall

Jon Hall

Engineer

Melissa Harpool

Melissa Harpool

Outreach Coordinator

Walid Herzallah

Walid Herzallah

Senior Manager, Growth

Salome Hussein

Salome Hussein

Program Manager, Kenya

Sarina Jain

Sarina Jain

Manager, US Programs

Miguel Jambo

Miguel Jambo

Program Manager, Mozambique

Jendayi Jones

Jendayi Jones

Partnerships Associate

Saidi Juma

Saidi Juma

People Operations Manager

Faustah Kago

Faustah Kago

Office and Procurement Manager, Kenya

Raissa Kalinganire

Raissa Kalinganire

Human Resources Manager, Rwanda

Swaliho F. Kamara

Swaliho F. Kamara

Senior Manager, Liberia

Omalha Kanjo

Omalha Kanjo

Senior Manager, Flex International

Kamesha Kasolo

Kamesha Kasolo

Program Manager, Safeguarding

Nsubuga Kasozi

Nsubuga Kasozi

Senior Engineer

Yusuf Katushabe

Yusuf Katushabe

Senior Manager, IT and Information Security

Laura Keen

Laura Keen

Senior Manager, US

Emma Kelsey

Emma Kelsey

Senior Manager

Sarah Kenkuyu

Sarah Kenkuyu

External Relations Manager, Rwanda

Peter Kibet

Peter Kibet

Data Coordinator

Lilian Kimuya

Lilian Kimuya

Senior Manager, Finance

Teddy Kinyoro

Teddy Kinyoro

Senior Manager, Kenya Programs

Pamela Kirabo

Pamela Kirabo

Metrics and Quality Associate Field Manager, Rwanda

Leila Lahlou

Leila Lahlou

Associate Field Manager, Morocco

Linda Lamya

Linda Lamya

Field Manager, Malawi

Kristen Lee

Kristen Lee

Sr. Manager, Data/Tech

Michael Levy

Michael Levy

Senior Data Scientist

Yonah Lieberman

Yonah Lieberman

Senior Manager, Press and Communications

Michael Lillis

Michael Lillis

Humanitarian Manager

Vera Lummis

Vera Lummis

Senior Manager, Innovation

 Bennis Dahn Madave

Bennis Dahn Madave

Field Manager, Liberia

Violet Magoba

Violet Magoba

Government Relations Manager

Tanvir Mangat

Tanvir Mangat

Data Associate

Nicke Mario

Nicke Mario

Field Manager, Mozambique

Diego Martin

Diego Martin

Research Manager

Rachel Mellby

Rachel Mellby

Finance Manager

Lalena Meyerson

Lalena Meyerson

Senior Manager, Compliance & Grants

Jasmine Miller

Jasmine Miller

Research Manager

Chris Mjima

Chris Mjima

Program Manager, Malawi

Gianmarco Morassutti Vitale

Gianmarco Morassutti Vitale

Humanitarian Manager

Chikondi Mphonde

Chikondi Mphonde

Human Resources Manager

Tom Mtenje

Tom Mtenje

Senior Manager, External Relations

Rudy Mudakikwa

Rudy Mudakikwa

Senior Manager, Finance

Percis Mukyala

Percis Mukyala

Accounting Officer

Sharon Munyazikwiye

Sharon Munyazikwiye

Field Manager, Rwanda

Cecilia Mvula

Cecilia Mvula

Associate Field Manager, Safeguarding

Mary Nakibirango

Mary Nakibirango

Field Manager, Uganda

Vincent Ndegwa

Vincent Ndegwa

Data Associate

Ndim-Ejor Ndifon

Ndim-Ejor Ndifon

Program Manager, Nigeria

Jerome Ngoga

Jerome Ngoga

Data Coordinator

Liana Nierenberg

Liana Nierenberg

Compliance Coordinator

Moise Niyitegeka

Moise Niyitegeka

Tech Associate Field Manager, Rwanda

Cedric Ntwali

Cedric Ntwali

Associate Field Manager, Rwanda

Patience Nuwagira

Patience Nuwagira

Office and Procurement Manager, Rwanda

Zondwayo Nyirenda

Zondwayo Nyirenda

Associate Field Manager, Malawi

Ronny Obunga

Ronny Obunga

Finance Associate

Derrick Okoth

Derrick Okoth

Recruitment Associate

David Onyango

David Onyango

Program Manager, Recipient Advocacy

Calvin Opiyo

Calvin Opiyo

IT Manager

Francis Opol

Francis Opol

Field Manager, Safeguarding

Mohamed Asif Panduvan

Mohamed Asif Panduvan

Senior Data Architect

Camille Parker

Camille Parker

Research Manager

Andrés Parrado

Andrés Parrado

Senior Manager, Research

Roger Pharr

Roger Pharr

Senior Technical Program Manager

Marie Sophie Pocha

Marie Sophie Pocha

Senior Manager, North and West Africa

Kazmyn Ramos

Kazmyn Ramos

Program Manager, US

Paula Romero

Paula Romero

Technical Program Manager

Anna Schuck

Anna Schuck

Senior Manager, Safeguarding

Cristina Sharpe

Cristina Sharpe

Recruitment Associate

Prenier Shihemi

Prenier Shihemi

People Operations Associate

Maggie Shun

Maggie Shun

Senior Manager, US Programs

Gilda Simbine

Gilda Simbine

Finance Manager

Winnie Situma

Winnie Situma

Recruitment Associate

Amanda Souza

Amanda Souza

Salesforce CRM Lead

Nikhil Swaminathan

Nikhil Swaminathan

Technical Program Manager

Zack Tarhouni

Zack Tarhouni

Data Coordinator

Sita Tayal

Sita Tayal

Safeguarding Associate

Ash Taylor-Beierl

Ash Taylor-Beierl

Program Manager, Safeguarding

Samantha Tinkamanyire

Samantha Tinkamanyire

Senior Manager, Field Operations

Graham Tyler

Graham Tyler

Sr. Manager, Data/Tech

Gabriel Varela

Gabriel Varela

Data Associate

Winnie Vivian

Winnie Vivian

Field Manager, Kenya

Jean Wafula

Jean Wafula

Safeguarding Manager

John Wanjau

John Wanjau

Technical Program Associate

Benjamin West

Benjamin West

Global Partnerships Manager

Dash Wieland

Dash Wieland

Growth Data Analyst

Rohullah Zarif

Rohullah Zarif

Executive Assistant

Natasha Buchholz

Natasha Buchholz

Senior Manager

Michelle Mathenge

Michelle Mathenge

Senior Finance Manager

Sophie Namulema

Sophie Namulema

Senior Finance Manager

Tallulah Manalo-LaManna

Tallulah Manalo-LaManna

Growth Associate

Gabrielle Alicino

Gabrielle Alicino

Senior Philanthropy Officer

Murugi Gathu

Murugi Gathu

Partnerships Associate

Patrick Kathambana

Patrick Kathambana

Creative Content Manager

Geoff Tam

Geoff Tam

Technical Program Manager

Benyam Endale Woldeselasie

Benyam Endale Woldeselasie

Senior Finance Manager

Ellen Fitton

Ellen Fitton

Senior Manager

Eugene Peng

Eugene Peng

Partnerships Manager

Pumulo Banda

Pumulo Banda

Growth Manager

Julie Gu

Julie Gu

Growth Associate

Jacqueline Mathenge

Jacqueline Mathenge

Technical Program Manager

Sperry Ako

Sperry Ako

Senior Finance Manager

Michael Lukyamuzi

Michael Lukyamuzi

Programme Manager

Alif Azadi Taufik

Alif Azadi Taufik

Research Manager

Ngozi Okoroji

Ngozi Okoroji

Human Resource Manager, Nigeria