Our Team

We are a global team with expertise in public health, technology, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, physical therapy, social work, marketing, communications, and business management. 


Alex Gowins

Data Analyst (USA)

Alex Gowins is MiracleFeet’s Data Analyst responsible for maintaining a portfolio of reports and dashboards, responding to requests for data analysis from MiracleFeet partners and providers, developing and delivering training in data solutions, and managing distribution of the MiracleFeet brace. Alex has an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Masters in mathematics from North Carolina A&T State University. He has always enjoyed working with numbers and is passionate about using data to solve problems.

Amartya Bagal Rana

MEAL Analyst (India)

Amartya Bagal Rana is MiracleFeet’s MEAL Analyst and has been working in Monitoring and Evaluation in the non-profit sector for twelve years. She has a Master’s in Social Work and an Executive MBA from the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta. She loves traveling, listening to music and is an avid reader. She is based in Hyderabad, India.

Andrianina Andriambinintsoa

Application Support Manager (Madagascar)

Andrianina is MiracleFeet’s Application Support Manager supporting the headquarters team with projects related to CAST and SMS. Andrianina was involved in the development of CAST, supporting the pilot with Dimagi in Madagascar. Prior to joining MiracleFeet, Andrianina worked with our Madagascar partner as the technical coordinator. He’s an experienced Ponseti practitioner, trained by Mercy Ships, and is based in Toamasina, Madagascar.

Anna Cuthel

Technical Director (Australia)

As Technical Director, Anna provides guidance on the core clinical and service delivery elements of MiracleFeet’s program activities and serves as the technical lead on the USAID ReLAB-HS project. Anna joined MiracleFeet with 15 years of experience in the international development and NGO sector where she has skills in strategic planning, project management, training, partnership development, and communication. Anna is an experienced pediatric occupational therapist who attended training in Iowa with Dr. Ponseti himself. She was the first Africa Regional Manager for Cure Clubfoot Worldwide and has a history of working to increase access to clubfoot treatment around the world. After living in Kenya for 13 years, Anna now lives in Australia with her family.

Beth Richardson

Associate Director of Product (South Africa)

Beth is passionate about helping mission driven organizations build systems that help them achieve impact and scale. Throughout her career, Beth has helped B Corps and non-profits develop business strategies and digital systems to support their missions. Beth has worked in the U.S. as well as South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, and India. She is a certified scrum master and Salesforce admin. Beth holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and a BA from Duke University. Beth currently lives in Cape Town, South Africa with her husband and two sons. 

Catherine Elkins

Associate Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (USA)

Catherine Elkins brings more than 25 years of global experience and technical expertise in successfully designing, managing, troubleshooting, and delivering M&E, evaluation, research, and learning projects in cross-cultural and low-resource settings, including peace-precarious situations such as Iraq and Afghanistan. At MiracleFeet, she champions quality methods and strategic design and use of MEAL systems, tools, and evidence building capacities and partnerships to ensure that evidence and collaborative learning informs and expands our success. With field experience across diverse sectors in more than 30 countries, Catherine especially enjoys teaching and training; she often designs and delivers courses and workshops and spent five years teaching evaluation and M&E seminars to mid-career international fellows at Duke University’s Sanford School.

Catherine earned her PhD in Political Science with a focus on political economy methods from Duke, following a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University and three years in Mauritania as a State Department Foreign Service Officer. Her extensive track record of senior leadership in research, M&E, and evaluation includes roles as Director of Research and Evaluation (Jhpiego at Johns Hopkins), M&E Director (Jhpiego & RTI on USAID global programs and national projects), and Principal Investigator of numerous complex mixed-method impact evaluations for bilateral, multilateral, and foundation clients.

Catherine is based in Chapel Hill, NC.

Chesca Colloredo-Mansfeld

Strategic Advisor (USA)

Driven by the idea that a newly accepted low-cost, non-surgical treatment could have extraordinary impact on the lives of children born with clubfoot in low and middle income countries, Chesca co-founded MiracleFeet in 2010. She successfully built on experience in investment banking, management consulting and technology start-ups to refashion herself as a social entrepreneur.

Originally from England, Chesca grew up in Africa and Asia, and has lived and worked in Pakistan, Ecuador, UK and US. She first became interested in clubfoot while working at The University of Iowa, where the Ponseti Method was pioneered. Drawn to the opportunity to have an impact on children’s lives in some of the countries where she had grown up, she joined a small group of parents and surgeons interested in creating an organization to address the long-overlooked issue of untreated clubfoot.

She studied economics and political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain scholar, and later earned an MBA from Stanford University.

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Dr. Che Frungwa

Program Field Officer, West and Central Africa (Cameroon)

Dr. Che works with MiracleFeet’s West and Central Africa team to develop and implement national-driven programs to ensure timely and equitable treatment of clubfoot in the region. He is also spearheading the launch, growth, and expansion of the Cote D’Ivoire program.

With over five years of experience in both the public and private health sectors, Che is an international health specialist and physician. He has a keen interest in humanitarian health and health system strengthening and has been involved in several humanitarian aid programs for refugees and internally displaced persons, working with organizations such as Africa Humanitarian Action and the International Medical Corps. He also played a crucial role in some international development projects in Cameroon as part of the Korea International Cooperation Agency’s (KOICA) program team.

Che holds a Doctor of General Medicine degree from the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé, Cameroon and a Master’s of International Public Health from Liverpool John Moores University, England. He has co-authored a few articles in the domains of neglected tropical diseases and infectious diseases amongst vulnerable populations.

In recognition of his exceptional work, Che has received several accolades, including an award for creating the first sustainable partnership between the Cameroon English-speaking Medical Students Association and Dr. George Bwelle’s ASCOVIME during his tenure as the association’s president in 2015.

Dana Corbett

Senior Grants Officer (USA)

Dana is passionate about reducing health inequities around the world, particularly among women and children. Before joining MiracleFeet she received her Master’s in Public Health from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and also completed the Global Health Certificate. Dana has experience supporting other international nonprofits focused on maternal and child health in low- and middle-income countries through research projects and operational support to local project staff. Dana’s work at MiracleFeet includes assisting with fundraising efforts by identifying and applying for funding opportunities and managing relationships and communication with institutional donors. In her free time Dana enjoys yoga and biking.  

Daphne de Souza Lima Sorensen

Chief Executive Officer (USA)

Daphne de Souza Lima Sorensen has 20 years’ experience in international development, social justice and child and human rights, leading teams across Latin America and Africa. She oversees global operations and staff, adding strategic leadership capacity to MiracleFeet’s growing team and impact.

Daphne joined MiracleFeet from the Lumos Foundation, where she served as regional director for Latin America & Caribbean programs. For more than a decade prior, she held leadership roles at Save the Children—as country director in Bolivia and provincial program manager in Mozambique—and CARE as program coordinator in Brazil. She has also lived and worked in Uganda, Angola, Guatemala, Panama, and El Salvador.

Born in Brazil, Daphne grew up in Venezuela, the United Kingdom, and United States and is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish. She earned her master’s degree in Leadership from Duquesne University and bachelor’s in International Studies and Development and Economics from American University.

Debra Mashoro Mudariki

Technical Program Officer (Zimbabwe)

Debra joins MiracleFeet with over ten years experience treating clubfoot and providing technical assistance to clubfoot providers and programs. She is a physiotherapist based in Harare, Zimbabwe where she worked as the clinical manager for the Zimbabwe Sustainable Clubfoot Program since 2013 training, supervising, and mentoring health workers at clubfoot clinics around the country. Debra studied rehabilitation and physiotherapy at the University of Zimbabwe and has practiced for 15 years, including several years for the Ministry of Health treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions, injuries, and disabilities in government hospitals, before becoming the clinical manager for the national clubfoot program. Additionally, she hold a Master’s in Physiotherapy from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. Debra is also a clinical instructor at the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences, Rehabilitation Department. Her passion is restoring mobility and ensuring people enjoy their maximum physical potential and quality of life.  

Ekene Isikaku

Senior Program Field Officer, West and Central Africa (Nigeria)

Dr. Ekene Isikaku is MiracleFeet’s Senior Program Field Officer for West and Central Africa supporting the development and implementation of national-driven programs aimed at timely and equitable treatment of clubfoot in West and Central Africa. Ekene supports efforts to drive enrollment, ensure treatment quality, facilitate the integration of clubfoot into national public health systems, and support policy developments relevant to clubfoot. Ekene is a public health physician and certified project management specialist with 14+ years of experience in both public and private health sectors. Ekene has contributed to the efforts of some international organizations such as FHI360, the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria, PEPFAR, and CDC/ACTION PLUS UP projects. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Nigeria, and a Masters of Public Health from Cardiff University, Wales. Based in Abuja, Nigeria Ekene enjoys cooking, dancing, and playing the piano. In the early stages of her career, she received an honorary recognition for Community Development in appreciation of her community health project and health promotion activities.

Emily Paranjape

Senior Major Gifts Officer (USA)

Emily brings experience in private university individual giving at the major gift level as well as experience securing nonprofit event sponsorships and programmatic grants. Previously, she worked at Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA, Duke University, and most recently at Carolina Small Business Development Fund. Emily has expertise across a variety of donor segments—from designing individual donor cultivation strategies to developing grant proposals and budgets for institutional funders.

Emily is a North Carolina native and holds a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University and master’s in public administration from UNC-Chapel Hill. In her free time she loves cooking, gardening, and exploring the outdoors with her husband and their rescue dog, Lucky.

Emmanuel Otoo

Director of Programs (USA)

Emmanuel Otoo joins MiracleFeet with 15+ years of international experience in community-driven and power-shifting social justice issues. He is passionate about using integrated grassroots solutions to dismantle the drivers of injustices and inequalities.

Emmanuel has served as Interim Executive Vice President at The Global Fund for Children (GFC), where he facilitated strategic thinking and supported programmatic and organizational advancement initiative, and managed strategic relationships. Simultaneously, he held the position of Regional Program Director for Africa & the Middle East and was responsible for a portfolio of 60+ organizations in 19 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, and the Middle East. His most recent role was Program Officer for the International Children’s Education Program at Wellspring Philanthropic Fund where he facilitated community-led efforts in achieving inclusive quality education for marginalized children.

Prior to his work at GFC Emmanuel was the West Africa Regional Director for Free the Slaves. He has acquired substantial field experience while working with the United Nations Development Program in their Ghana Field Office and with the International Labor Organization/ International Program on the Elimination of Child Labor (ILO/IPEC)’s Ghana office. He has also served as a facilitator of community engagements and a catalyst for equity and growth working with various organizations such as Plan International. Emmanuel received his BA in Sociology, Executive MBA in Project Management, and his MA in Social work all from the University of Ghana.

Eubert Nkum Mensah

Program Grants Officer (Ghana)

As MiracleFeet’s Program Grants Officer, Eubert ensures operational, financial, procedural, compliance, and reporting excellence across our programs. Based in Accra, Ghana, Eubert works closely with the Program Managers and Program Field Officers to support our partners and promote consistent, innovative, and collaborative grant implementation procedures. Eubert brings 13+ years of progressive experience in grants and financial management and has provided operational and financial management, compliance, and organizational effectiveness support to initiatives in Ghana, Kenya, and Togo. Previously, Eubert led the finance and grants functions at World Education Inc., Oxford Policy Management Ltd., the Palladium Group, FHI360, and Catholic Relief Services. He has significant experience working with governments, civil society organizations/NGOs, and private sector partners in implementing health and education-focused projects, including the Ghana Adolescent Reproductive Health and End Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa. Eubert is a chartered accountant, a certified information systems auditor, and a certified governance, risk, and compliance auditor. He holds an executive MBA from Quantic School of Business and Technology, an MBA in accounting and finance from the University of Professional Studies, Accra, and a bachelor’s degree in social sciences with specialization in accounting and economics from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

Faisal Imtiaz Sheikh

Program Field Officer, South Asia (Pakistan)

Faisal is a public health professional with more than 7 years of experience in disease prevention, health promotion, and management of public health programs. Before joining Miraclefeet, he was a consultant with National Emergency Operations Centre for polio eradication in Pakistan and he also served as a training consultant with the Government of Punjab, training district health managers of 36 districts on intervention packages related to the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases. In recognition of Faisal’s advocacy efforts, he was honored by Punjab’s Provincial Government and nominated twice to represent his country in Challenge: Future Summits in Slovenia in 2012 & 2013. Faisal is a pharmacist by training and completed his MS in Public Health from Health Services Academy, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad. He is based in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Felipe Campo

Program Manager, Latin America (Colombia)

Felipe Campo joins MiracleFeet with over seven years of international development experience in managing and consolidating partnerships with local governments, NGOs, community leaders, and the public and private sectors including community empowerment programs with vulnerable populations.

He is passionate about implementing capacity development in finance, gender equality, administration, peaceful coexistence, and monitoring and evaluation. In his previous role as program manager for World Bicycle Relief, he led the implementation of programs in the education and livelihoods sector in Colombia.

Felipe received his BA in Government and International Relations at Externado University of Colombia and an MA in Social Policy Work and Welfare at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Felipe enjoys reading and watching movies, is fluent in Spanish and English, and lives in Bogotá, Colombia.

Ferdinand Deriquito

Application Support Analyst, Asia (Philippines)

Derek brings broad M&E and technical experience to his role at MiracleFeet. He has developed mobile data collection tools, trained users, and helped to drive the use of data with local programs for organizations including UN, OXFAM, and Catholic Relief Services. Derek enjoys gardening and cooking for his family. He is based in Davao City, Philippines.

Geoffrey Bisanda

Program Manager, East Africa (Uganda)

Geoffrey is based in Uganda and manages MiracleFeet’s East Africa portfolio including leading the strategic facilitation, development, and implementation of locally-driven initiatives aimed at early detections and referrals, supporting the integration of clubfoot into national health systems, and supporting timely and quality treatment of clubfoot in the region. Geoffrey brings 12+ years of multi-cultural and international experience in program design and management to this role. His passion for advancing child-oriented initiatives motivated him to contribute to the efforts of international organizations such as the Light for the World International and Mott Macdonald Ltd. Geoffrey holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a postgraduate diploma in project management.  

Johanssel González Cid

Program Field Officer, Latin America (Mexico)

Johanssel González Cid is the Program Field Officer for Latin America supporting facilitation, development, and implementation of programs in the region. Johanssel will assist the Latin America Program Manager in expansion efforts, communicating with field partners/stakeholders, and reviewing, evaluating, and monitoring MiracleFeet-supported clubfoot treatment projects. Previously Johanssel worked at the Hospital Plaza de la Salud managing healthcare for international patients. He also worked with Cure International and Hope Walks managing children’s healthcare and was the Program Manager for the clubfoot program in the Dominican Republic with Hope Walks. Johanssel is passionate about ensuring treatment quality and financial due diligence while strengthening relationships and partnerships with stakeholders. Johanssel has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from The Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD) and a Master’s degree in Financial Management from the Universidad APEC (Universidad Acción Pro-Educación y Cultura). He is based in Mexico City.

Josh Rosenstein

Finance and Administrative Coordinator (USA)

Josh joins the MiracleFeet team after having finished a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s School of Government, concentrating in nonprofit management. Prior to graduate school, Josh worked in front-line positions in educational and environmental nonprofits, as well as in private medical practice administration. He is passionate about the power of the nonprofit sector to create positive change in people’s lives. Outside of work, Josh serves as Vice Chair of the Town of Chapel Hill’s Cultural Arts Commission. He can often be found performing stand-up comedy throughout the Triangle region and singing country songs at home to his cat, Evee.

Justin McCarthy

Chief Development and Communications Officer

Justin joined MiracleFeet in late 2022 as the Chief Development and Communications Officer. In this role he leads the strategic direction of development and communications to leverage and grow MiracleFeet’s existing brand and support of MiracleFeet’s vision of a world where no child lives with untreated clubfoot.

Previously Justin worked in a variety of roles at Smile Train including his most recent role as Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships. Before that, Justin led other development teams working with individual donors, foundations, and community partners to raise money and awareness.

Earlier in his career, Justin led business development functions for award-winning marketing service organizations and creative agencies earning business from brands like SONY Electronics, Merck Consumer Care, Kraft, Aflac, Anheuser-Busch, Avery Dennison, Black & Decker, and others across multiple industry sectors. His professional sales, marketing, and public relations skills have been honed over more than 25 years with early career roles in agency account service growing into business development leadership functions with organizations in Boston, Los Angeles, and Tokyo.

Justin is a graduate of Boston College and is based in Connecticut.

Julianne Malise

Finance Officer (USA)

Julianne has over 20 years of experience in tax and accounting, most recently in the nonprofit sector as accounting manager for a large behavioral health organization. She holds a BS in Accounting as well as an MBA and EA. Julianne is excited to share her knowledge with, and learn much more from, the MiracleFeet family. When not playing with numbers, Julianne enjoys biking, hiking, and enjoying all the Natural State of Arkansas has to offer.

Kattya Guevara

Application Support Analyst, LATAM (Ecuador)

Kattya joins MiracleFeet with extensive experience in project management and tech solutions. Born in Ecuador, Kattya holds an International Business Bachelor Degree and is a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) by PMI. Previously she worked for the organization Preemptive Love as a project coordinator. She has learned that successful project implementation is crucial to making a positive impact to sustain those who need it the most, and utilizes her passion for project management working with MiracleFeet’s partners in Latin America. In her free time Kattya enjoys listening to music and trying new tea flavors.

Liza Engstrom

Senior Executive Assistant (USA)

Liza Engstrom supports MiracleFeet’s administrative team with projects and organization-wide coordination and communications. Liza holds an MPH from the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Public Health and a BA from Northwestern University. Before joining MiracleFeet, Liza provided operational support to the Board of the Triangle Society for Human Resources Management and Advanced Wellness Systems, and worked at a range of health and wellness-focused organizations throughout her career. Liza has experience working in Mexico and teaching English through a Fulbright in South Korea.

Luna Mazzilli

Programs Administrative Assistant (Bolivia)

Luna completed her bachelor’s degree in Law and her master’s degree in Human Rights and Multilevel Governance. Prior to joining MiracleFeet Luna worked with Defence for Children and Save the Children. Luna loves to travel and enjoys reading and writing. She is based in Bolivia.

Madison Alexander

Operations Manager (USA)

Madison has worked in social innovation and international development for over five years. Before joining MiracleFeet, he served as Program Coordinator for the Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator, a program that identifies and scales social enterprises in Africa. Madison also has experience with USAID-funded global health projects from his time with the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Madison is passionate about leveraging social innovation to give every child a fair chance. He has a BA in Economics from UNC-Chapel Hill, where he graduated as a Buckley Public Service Scholar. Madison spends most of his free time hiking with his wife and his dog and playing tennis.

Maria Cristina Mosende

Program Manager, East Asia and Pacific (Philippines)

Maria Cristina Mosende is a Registered Social Worker and a public health specialist. Currently based in her home city of Manila, Philippines, Maria Cristina has worked throughout Asia and the Pacific in various capacities, providing management and technical support to governments, civil society, and non-government organizations. She gathers more than fifteen years of international experience in program design and management, community development, civil society and stakeholder engagement, and monitoring and evaluation of public health and Global Fund projects. Her previous consultancy affiliations include the Technical Support Facility for Asia Pacific (TSF-AP), International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Axios International, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). She is a mother of two daughters (Jasmin and Victoria) and two sons (Paul and Christian).

Megan Dale

Donor Engagement Manager (USA)

Megan’s professional career has focused on the nonprofit sector, most recently as a Financial Empowerment Specialist at Families Together, a nonprofit organization in Raleigh, NC, supporting families with children experiencing homelessness. Megan is passionate about improving the quality of life for children, and brings several years of experience in client facing, customer service, and case management roles, as well as demonstrated experience in database management and a track record of successfully building a rapport with community organizations to cultivate partnerships. Megan is also pursuing a Master of Public Administration, concentrating in nonprofit management, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She spends most of her free time reading, painting, and checking out new restaurants in the triangle area.

Meredith Driscoll

Director of Finance and Operations (USA)

Meredith has spent her entire career in the nonprofit sector, working for over a decade in local and national nonprofits focused largely on eliminating childhood poverty. Her work includes building and launching an after-school program in a high-poverty neighborhood in Washington, D.C., to directing corporate and foundation fundraising for Teach For America in eastern North Carolina. She is passionate about ensuring that children can lead full, productive lives and is dedicated to helping MiracleFeet improve the lives of children around the world. Meredith has a bachelor’s in public policy and MBA from Duke University. In her free time she enjoys reading about social justice and spending time with her daughter and husband.

Nola Paterni

Associate Director, Marketing & Communications (USA)

Nola is an accomplished and versatile writer with a knack for producing compelling content. Working in global health non-profit communications for ever a decade, she is a great story teller and a talented project, campaign, and team manager. Before joining MiracleFeet, Nola worked at IntraHealth International leading fundraising communications and producing SwitchPoint, an annual conference of leading thinkers and doers at the intersection of global health, development, technology, and art. Nola is a force of creativity with a knack for seeing and sparking meaningful connections between people and causes. She has a Master’s in English and an undergraduate degree in studio art.

Olivia Castellanos

Multimedia Content Producer (USA)

Olivia (Livvy) Castellanos joins MiracleFeet with extensive experience in photography, documentary filmmaking, and writing. She holds a BFA in Digital Filmmaking from Stephens College. Previously, Livvy worked as a freelance photographer and videographer in Central America with clients such as Child Aid, UN Foundation, MAIA and She’s the First, among others. Livvy is drawn to real and honest storytelling, and has a desire to cultivate empathy across continents, countries, communities, and individuals. She speaks English and Spanish.

Oussama Zekri

Senior Program Field Officer, Middle East and North Africa (Tunisia)

Dr. Oussama Zekri is MiracleFeet’s Senior Program Field Officer, Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Dr. Zekri is a young professional and Fulbright Alumnus with a passion for African affairs, international development, and public health issues. He has a track record of professional field experience in both developed and developing countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining MiracleFeet, he was a Senior Project Analyst at Dimagi Inc. for their West Africa business unit, based in Dakar Senegal. Dr. Zekri is from Tunisia, grew up in the Chad Republic, lived in Dakar, Senegal and had the opportunity to work in the region in countries such as Burkina Faso, Benin, Madagascar, and others on top of his extensive travels in many other African countries. Dr. Zekri has a DMD from the University of Monastir, Tunisia and an MHA (concentration in Health Services Policy and Management) from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. He will be based in Rabat, Morocco.

Salimah Walani

Global Policy & Advocacy Advisor (USA)

Dr. Salimah Walani is MiracleFeet’s Global Policy & Advocacy Advisor. A leader in maternal and newborn health, especially birth defects, Salimah is well positioned to lead MiracleFeet’s global advocacy for clubfoot treatment.

Before joining MiracleFeet, Salimah was Vice President for Global Programs at March of Dimes where she focused on prevention of birth defects and prematurity in low- and middle-income countries, and she served as March of Dimes’ global spokesperson with the World Health Organization and other UN agencies, governmental, non-governmental and civil society organizations, as well as the organization’s partners in Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

Salimah holds a PhD from New York University, a Masters of Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health, and a Master’s of Nursing from Simmons College in Boston. Originally from Karachi, Pakistan, Salimah studied and taught at the Aga Khan University before migrating to the United States. 

Shelby Cotta

Social Media and Graphic Design Specialist

Shelby is a Florida-based creative who is passionate about all things design and communication. After graduating from the University of Florida with a Bachelor in Advertising, a Bachelor in Visual Art Studies, and a Certificate in Graphic Design, she worked with numerous brands — both large and small — on their advertising campaigns. She’s held many roles within the advertising field, including her most recent position as a Multimedia Designer for the University of Florida Office of Admissions. Although new to the nonprofit sector, all of Shelby’s work is focused on one goal: making a positive difference in people’s lives.

Smith Afanji

Program Manager, West and Central Africa (Cameroon)

Smith Afanji is MiracleFeet’s Program Manager for West and Central Africa, based in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Smith leads development and implementation of national-driven programs to ensure timely and equitable treatment of clubfoot in the region. He is an experienced program implementation specialist with a wealth of expertise in developing and implementing culturally appropriate systems and solutions for impact in public health settings. What sets Smith apart is his ability to work closely with major stakeholders in governments, state authorities, communities, program participants, and donor representatives in designing and implementing various initiatives. He has a track record of fostering sustainability efforts and is experienced in program management, project governance, and regional portfolio management. He is well-equipped to coordinate multiple multicultural teams in both stable and fragile environments and he is committed to supporting programs that integrate the principle of “leave no one behind.”

Smith holds a Master’s degree in international public health and applied epidemiology, a Bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology, a diploma in water hygiene and sanitation, and a certification in project management for development.

Stephenie Fahy

Associate Director of Finance (USA)

Stephenie joins MiracleFeet with nearly a decade of accounting experience in the nonprofit sector. Previously, she led a full-scale implementation from QuickBooks to Sage Intacct, oversaw federal subaward management, and managed all financial components for donor reporting. In her role at MiracleFeet, Stephenie manages day-to-day financial operations, assists with the annual audit, and ensures MiracleFeet is constantly improving financial policies, procedures, and practices.

Stephenie graduated from N.C. State University with a degree in Political Science, and while she swore she’d never follow in her mom’s footsteps and work in the math field, an early supervisor at the YMCA discovered Stephenie’s finance talents, and she’s never looked back.

Suquey Castillo-Lopez

Administrative Brace Coordinator (USA)

Suquey Castillo-Lopez brings over 5 years of non-profit experience working with high-risk and diverse populations. She has her BA in Psychology from North Carolina Central University and is certified in Spanish Interpretation & Translation. She is currently working on her MA in Psychology and Racial Equity Certificate. She is passionate about working with children and promoting health equity. 

Suquey’s roots originate from Veracruz, Mexico but is a native to North Carolina. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and 3 dogs. She loves trying new food and hiking and exploring NC mountains.

Tameka Davis

Human Resources Manager (USA)

Tameka Davis is MiracleFeet’s Human Resources Manager. Tameka has over ten years of experience in human resources and finance within the nonprofit and government sector, most recently at North Carolina Conservation Network. Tameka also serves as a board member of the Raleigh Metro Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), serving as the organization’s  Diversity Director. Tameka brings a wealth of experience with recruiting, onboarding and offboarding, employee relations, DE&I, payroll, and more. In her free time Tameka enjoys traveling, exercising and spending time with family and friends.

Tri Budiono

Program Field Officer, Asia (Indonesia)

Tri holds a Bachelor of Engineering from University of Indonesia and a postgraduate degree in Social Development and Welfare from the University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He brings 10+ years of experience in program design, advocacy, monitoring, and evaluation, as well as stakeholders’ engagement with government, civil society, and NGO partners. He has been involved in designing and managing programs in the areas of child rights, community development, people with disabilities, and disaster risk reduction. In his free time, Tri enjoys swimming, playing ping pong, and spending time with his family.

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