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The Lifewater Team

Our staff serve together to bring water, health, and hope to children and families in extreme poverty.

Eager professionals, disciplined dreamers, and humble teammates—that’s who we are. Lifewater has offices in four countries on three continents, but we’re all working for the same thing—for every child to have safe water. Want to meet or connect with us? View our team below.

 

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Staff

Bayisa

Adere

WASH Construction Engineer

Kaanaely

Ngowi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Bedane

Gemechu

Sanitation & Hygiene Coordinator

Mkude Robert

Mwisarya

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Daniel

Macfarlane, MBA

Head of Finance

Dereje

Getachew

Jr. WASH Tech

Bizuneh

Bushura

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Yared

Getachew

Geologist

Eric

Massa

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Evelyn

Anek

Area Program Manager

Daro

Ansha

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Varaseer

Chan

WASH Technician

Mathew Robert

Masanja

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Tazeb

Tefera

Accountant

Sam Onn

Inn

Provincial Program Manager

Zinash

Gebre

Cashier / Store Keeper

Turo

Sinkaro

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tadesse

Gelgelu

Driver

Netsanet

Tadele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Sosina

Nega

Cashier / Store Keeper

Shumi

Adugna

Project Accountant

Valerie

Sagero

Donor Relations Specialist

Tsehay

Habtu

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Dave

LeVan, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

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Genet

Tadese

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Thomas

Fantaye

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Tirunesh

Hailu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Vivian Victor

Kamagenge

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Grace

Butcher

Program Data Coordinator

Christina

Mmbando

Accounts Assistant

Aberra

Elefew Asaminew

Engineering Manager, Africa

Muse

Mathewos

Water & Sanitation Technician

Alex

Subira

WASH Technician

Maurice

Ndahura

WASH Program Engineer

Daniel Denis

Osaka

Junior WASH Technician

Shibire

Hebo

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Casmir

Simon

Project WASH Engineer

Tewabech

Tademe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Senait

Solomon

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Biftu

Galata

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Phirath

Samchhomchan

Finance and Accounting Manager

Esther

Namuswa

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

David

Azoora

Area Program Manager, Kakumiro

Geremew

Worku

Water Construction Engineer

Abate

Tegegn

Regional Program Manager, Bensa, Ethiopia

Berhanu

Mekuria

Director of Engineering and Sustainability

Filagot

Berbere

International Finance Lead

Meseret

Marmara

Water Technician

Mesitawt

Megenasa Dame

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Raphael

Mollel

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Samson

Mamo

Drill Co Pump Technician

Sarah

Young, PE

Sr. Engineering Advisor

Deo

Kanyankole

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Rosemary

Bakeine

Administration Officer

Zeritu

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Truphina

Ndungile

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Thida

Mourn

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Kunthea

Thorng

Accounts Assistant

Daniel

Abebe

IT Manager

Duke

Megera

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tsige

Hilo

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Beth

Graves

Head of People Development

Lawrance

Mukidi

Engineering Assistant

Tarekegn

Tadele

Jr. WASH Tech

Garedew

Amare

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Amane

Zerfu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Abinet

Ayele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Amon

Akanyijuka

Accounts Assistant

Margaret

Mbabazi

Finance and Administration Assistant

Samuel

Okello

WASH Program Engineer

Julious

Awelo

Water Technician

Yeshihareg

Balcha

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Martin

Opio

Engineering Team Leader

Samay

Yin

WASH Technician Coordinator

Misrak

Ayano

Regional Program Manager, Dodola

Erinah

Mbaherekyo

Jr. WASH Technician

Devocatus

Kamara

Country Director of Tanzania

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Shara

Curry

Marketing Coordinator

Wondiye

Haile

WASH Planning Design Engineer

Dixon

Odur

Communications Officer

Maggie

Branstetter

Donor Relations Coordinator

Adanech

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Jarso

Asefa

Human Resources Manager

Michael

Steele, PE

Senior Innovation Manager

Courtney

Stacy

Executive Assistant

Kinfe

Diriba

Country Director, Ethiopia

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Jason

Freeman

Thereza

Marcely

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sofiya

Kore

Accountant

Ayalew

Engida

Driver

Shitaye

Urgessa

Water Technician

Judith

Mpumwire

WASH Sustainability Officer

Kinfu

Siyoum

Drill Co Hydrologist

Nicholas

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Ashley

Ingram

Administrative Assistant

Hawi

Chemeda

Procurement Officer

Charles

Mayanj

Driver

Emily

Hess

Human Resources Manager

Obse

Fufa

WASH Construction Engineer

Mestawet

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Coordinator

Bennety

Malima

Area Program Manager

Romanea

Thong

Country Director of Cambodia

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Suzan

Katebalirwe

International Human Resources Lead

Degefachew

Ararso

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Selam

Hailu

Sanitation & Hygiene Coordinator

Peninah

Natukunda

International Accounting Lead

Tigist

Endalew

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Gudetu

Arse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Josias

Bazilio

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Edith

Lutainulwa

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Elizabeth

MacRae-Garvin, MPH

Manager of Program Quality

Kara

Tipton

Regional Director of Donor Relations

Meron

Tadesse

Sanitation & Hygiene Coordinator

Zerihun

Tura

Communications Officer

Boremey

Sann

Human Resources Manager

Joseph

Balikowa

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Malaku

Terekegn

Driver

Enat

Amde

Accountant

Zufan

Kebede

Cashier

Henry

Tenywa

Finance Officer

Meseret

Gizachew

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Zelalem

Regassa

Communications Officer

Musa

Meribo

Sanitation & Hygiene Coordinator

Sintayehu

Tamiru

Water and Sanitation Technician

Alemayehu

Asefa Wudneh

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, Africa

John

Tugume

Water Works Technician

Calvin

Babyenda

Finance and Administration Assistant

Kassa

Engo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Tamerat

Asefa

Drill Co Assistant Driller

Magelan

William

WASH Technician

Bedhane

Guduru

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Francis

Ocheng

Water Works Technician

Sifuni

Mnyilenga

Administrative and Stores Assistant

Jason

Freeman

Accounting Manager

Paul

Congdon

Innovation Project Manager

Charles

Chambila

Engineering Manager, Africa

Chaltu

Kifle

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Derartu

Ayano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Allie

Watts

Digital Marketing Manager

Bontu

Aman

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Sokin

Yem

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Workinesh

Teshome

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Surafel

Negash

Drill Co Chief Driller

Halima

Godana

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Aynalem

Mekuria

Director of Programs

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Jim

Evans

Regional Director of Donor Relations

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Coordinator

Alemayehu

Awoke Gebremariam

Program Manager, Kokosa

Spera

Atuhairwe

Country Director of Uganda

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Zerihun

Hailu Desta, MS

Head of Global Programs Implementation

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Charles

Waiswa

WASH Sustainability Officer

Emma

Capela

Donor Relations Specialist

Jordan

Smith

Senior IT Manager

Lissie

Babb, PhD

Head of Program Quality

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Anteneh

Tibebu

Engineering Team Leader

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Chamroeun

Chea

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Fura

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Francis

Aguma

Engineering Assistant

John Mary

Kasangaki

Driver

Tim

Culp

Chief Operating Officer

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Sara

Weaver

Director of Marketing

Paul

Oloya

Community Health Programming Specialist, Africa

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