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Peter Lochery is an environmental engineer with over 30 years of experience in the water sector. He has worked in the private sector, with the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program and latterly with CARE. Since joining CARE in 1995, he has been responsible for providing leadership to CARE’s programming in water and sanitation and water resources. He has worked closely with major US foundations to develop long-term programs with a focus on learning and has facilitated relationships with the private sector to extend corporate social responsibility into the sustainable provision of goods and services that contribute to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals.
Peter is a board member of three non-profits: Building Partnerships for Development in Water and Sanitation, the Millennium Water Alliance and Water Advocates.
GWI Regional Director
Alan Nicol has over 20 years of experience at the interface of global water research, policy and practice. His institutional experience spans multilateral and bilateral agencies, research institutes, global think tanks and international NGOs. Working at multiple levels, his work addresses the interlinkage between themes, from domestic water supply and water for smallholder farmers, to transboundary basin cooperation, regional integration and global water and food security. His work in research, consulting, teaching and training has taken him to Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and South and East Asia, though his specialist focus remains the Horn of Africa and East Africa. He is based in Uganda.
Communications Director, WASH Advocates
Cecilia Snyder has worked for twenty years in the field of international health focusing on education and outreach through new technologies. She was executive editor of several global health news services for journalists and has used online tools as well as traditional print media to disseminate information while working at Bread for the World Institute, the Panos Institute, CEDPA, the Population Council, and the Communications Consortium Media Center. Within the U.S. government sector, Cecilia has provided information management and strategic communications solutions to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Cecilia has also designed several print publications and scientific posters for hard copy and electronic distribution. She received a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University (focusing on image ethics of non-profit advocacy organizations) and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Virginia Tech.
Knowledge Resources Specialist
Dan Campbell is the Knowledge Resources Specialist for the WASHplus Project. He works as a member of the WASHplus knowledge management team on WASHplus knowledge management services and products which include the project website and several blogs:
Indoor Air Pollution Updates,
Urban Health Updates,
Household Drinking Water Quality Updates,
He has worked since 1984 on USAID sponsored contracts for water and sanitation projects and served in the Peace Corps in El Salvador from 1974-1977.
Senior Technical Advisor
Helen Pankhurst is the Senior Advisor for the Water Team of CARE USA, based in the UK, with a remit of support to CARE’s water sector work internationally. She has been a voice and a public face for gender issues and women’s rights within and beyond CARE, serving as CARE UK’s campaign ambassador for the Voices Against Violence and most recently the Walk in Her Shoes Campaigns. Prior to her current position, Helen worked for three years as Country Representative for WaterAid in Ethiopia, for five years as Head of International Programs at WOMANKIND Worldwide, a women’s rights and development organization and for five years as the Regional Manager for the Horn of Africa at the Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD). Helen is also a trustee of WaterAid and Farm Africa.
Jason Oyugi is a Public Policy Specialist with over ten years experience in the water and environment, governance and social sectors. Over the last seven years he has been a project manager with the Global Water Partnership, supporting national governments in Eastern and Southern Africa in developing Integrated Water Resources Management Plans, and in advancing the water, sanitation, energy and poverty agenda at continental and global levels. Jason has also worked extensively worked with continental policy making and financing institutions such as the African Development Bank, the African Ministerial Council on Water, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, the African Union and the United Nations Water Agencies as part of his policy work on sustainable water resources management, financing and poverty reduction. Jason is currently a Policy Advisor with CARE USA supporting the CARE USA programs in the Eastern Africa Region. Jason is based in Nairobi, Kenya.
WASHplus Sanitation and Innovation Advisor
Jonathan Annis represents CARE International as the Sanitation and Innovation Advisor for USAID’s flagship Environmental Health Project, WASHplus. He brings ten years of consecutive experience managing USAID-funded water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) projects in Madagascar. Jonathan provides thought leadership and technical support across the seven-country WASHplus portfolio in the areas of sanitation, innovation, rural water supply services and sustainability. Jonathan’s professional interests include developing innovative management models that link private sector service providers and municipalities to maintain water supply systems in rural areas, as well as building capacity at decentralized levels of government to regulate delivery of sustainable WASH services. Jonathan holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Environmental Engineering.
Global Policy and Advocacy Coordinator
Kemi Seesink is the Global Policy and Advocacy Coordinator of the Global Water Initiative. She has a background in environmental microbiology with a focus on water quality for community health, as well as in education for sustainable development. She has worked at various international and national level organisations on the interface between poverty reduction and environmental conservation. She has experience in the development and shaping of policies and the supporting processes required for improved participation in and monitoring of these policies. She has also been engaged in various policy arenas including the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change, Multi-lateral Environmental Agreements as well as various national policies and processes such as National Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers.
Learning and Influencing Advisor
Malaika Cheney-Coker is the Learning and Influencing
Advisor for the Water Team. Her work includes internal and external communications, the application and use of monitoring and evaluation tools, promoting reflective practice and providing technical guidance on learning strategies and activities within partnership programs of the Water Team. Malaika has served on the steering committee of the End Water Poverty Campaign and has worked previously in various capacity within the emergency and humanitarian assistance team and executive office at CARE and as a reporter with the Southwest Daily Times. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and master’s degree in International Affairs and Development.
Misrak Fantaye Demissie
Grants and Finance Manager
Misrak Fantaye Demissie is Grants and Finance Manager for the Water Team (WT) of CARE USA based in Atlanta. In this role, Misrak provides managerial service to ensure effective and timely administration of grants, contracts and sub agreements through their life cycles. Prior to joining the WT, Misrak served as a Regional Grants Manager for the GWI’s East Africa Program based in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. She also worked for Bio economy Africa (as Administration and Finance Manager), International Livestock Research Institute (as Program Management Officer), and Marie Stopes International (as Grants Manager), all based in Ethiopia. Misrak holds a master’s Degree in Business Management (MBA), a bachelor’s degree in Literature and a Diploma in Office Management.
Gender and Development Advisor
Sita Zougouri is a sociologist, anthropologist, and communicator by training and currently an African Fellow in Political Science within the American Political Science Association. She has worked and conducted research on different questions related to development issues, natural resources management, land and forest tenure and policies, decentralization and local governance, and water and sanitation. Gender has been a cross cutting issue in all of her research and work. She is currently working for CARE as Gender Advisor and Regional Program Coordinator for the USAID WA-WASH program.
Senior Water Policy Advisor
Stephanie Ogden is the Senior Water Policy Advisor for the Water Team. In this role, she works with country offices and key programs to identify and develop strategic approaches for addressing policy gaps, and confronting WASH issues at the policy level in order to achieve more systemic and lasting impact. Stephanie is also responsible for engagement in domestic advocacy towards improved U.S. policies that enable sustainable water use and resource management. Prior to joining CARE, Stephanie was the WASH Advisor and WASH/NTD Coordinator for the Task Force for Global Health, where she worked to encourage joint efforts between the WASH and neglected tropical disease (NTD) sectors and incorporate WASH into strategies for the long-term control of the NTDs. Stephanie has worked in and with the WASH sector since serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural El . She has worked with organizations in Latin America, Africa, and Central Asia helping to improve the enabling environment for sustainable access to water and sanitation. Stephanie has a master’s degree in International Environm
ental Policy and a graduate certificate in Water Conflict Management and Transformation.
Kate Jackson is an intern with the Water Team based in Atlanta. She has over seven years of fundraising experience, primarily conducting capital campaigns for regional economic development efforts. In recent years she has worked in literacy education research observing classrooms in Latin America, and nationally with the U.S. Department of Education. In the summer of 2013, Kate interned with CARE Malawi serving in monitoring and evaluation with the DICE program. DICE focused on drought mitigation through improved water management, irrigation construction, and conservation agriculture practices. She is currently obtaining her Master's in Development Practice at Emory University and will graduate in the summer of 2014.
This is Sue's second year working as an intern with the CARE Water Team based in Atlanta. In this role, she has helped with evaluation of WASH programming, development of communications materials, and policy advocacy. Previously, Sue has worked in Health Promotion and Education at Emory University and, most recently, traveled to South India to conduct research and develop a nutrition education program for adolescents. She will receive her Master of Public Health degree in Behavioral Science and Health Education from Rollins School of Public Health in May.
Global Water Initiative Intern
Kelsey is an intern with the Global Water Initiative based in Atlanta. In this role, she has been developing and maintaining communications materials between GWI’s three regions and will soon begin water for agriculture policy analyses. She has previous experience teaching English in Spain and implementing water businesses in rural Ghana. In summer 2014, she will be conducting a needs assessment of hygiene clubs and health committees in Bolivia. Kelsey is studying a Masters of Public Health in Environmental Health at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and will graduate in May 2015.
Corbi is a new communications intern with CARE Water Team based in Atlanta. In this role, she will help provide communications and data management assistance through tasks such as drafting monthly bulletins, managing websites and social media, and synthesizing water research in order to create research briefs. Previously, Corbi lived in Africa (both Madagascar and Kenya) for 16 years before returning to the U.S. in 2007 to continue her education. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Health and Physician’s Assistant at Emory University and will graduate in 2016.
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