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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

Halima

Godana

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tsige

Hilo

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Sofiya

Kore

Accountant

Zerihun

Hailu Desta, MS

Vice President of Global Program Implementation

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Dave

LeVan, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

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Samay

Yin

WASH Technician Coordinator

Lissie

Babb, PhD

Vice President of Program Quality

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Samson

Tesfaye Thomas

WASH Construction Engineer

Meron

Tadesse

Sanitation & Hygiene Coordinator

Anteneh

Tibebu

Engineering Team Leader

Samuel

Okello

WASH Program Engineer

Wondiye

Haile

WASH Planning Design Engineer

Zufan

Kebede

Cashier

Emily

Hess, SHRM-CP

Human Resources Manager

Senait

Solomon

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Kinfe

Diriba

Country Director of Ethiopia

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Thida

Mourn

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Varaseer

Chan

WASH Technician

Ayalew

Engida

Driver

Meseret

Marmara

Water Technician

Berhanu

Mekuria

Director of Engineering and Sustainability

Mauri

Douglas

Regional Director of Donor Relations

Amane

Zerfu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Misrak

Ayano

Regional Program Manager, Dodola

Larry

Fleury

Marketing Manager

Esther

Namuswa

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Abinet

Ayele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Garedew

Amare

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Malaku

Terekegn

Driver

Derartu

Ayano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Phirath

Samchhomchan

Finance and Accounting Manager

Abate

Tegegn

Regional Program Manager, Bensa, Ethiopia

Dirk

McCoy

Regional Director of Donor Relations

Robert

Owino

Driver

Sarah

Hollinger

Data and Reporting Specialist

Emma

Capela

Mid-Level Donor Relations Manager

Tsehay

Habtu

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Musa

Meribo

Sanitation & Hygiene Coordinator

Daniel

Macfarlane, MBA

Senior Director of Finance

Tazeb

Tefera

Accountant

Charles

Mayanj

Driver

Yared

Getachew

Geologist

Misgana

Gobeze Godito

Senior Communications Officer

Bedane

Gemechu

Sanitation & Hygiene Coordinator

Beth

Graves

Chief People Officer

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Agustino

Rujinya

Procurement and Logistics Officer

Biftu

Galata

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Vivian Victor

Kamagenge

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Tewabech

Tademe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

André

Arceneaux

Senior Manager of Public Relations and Community Engagement

Francis

Aguma

Engineering Assistant

Teshale

Assefa Tefera

Sanitation & Hygiene Coordinator

Duke

Megera

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Erinah

Mbaherekyo

Engineering Assistant

Bizuneh

Bushura

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Thomas

Fantaye

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Kimberly

O'Leary

Grants and Foundations Manager

Belay

Chekole

Global WASH Engineer

Shumi

Adugna

Project Accountant

Kassa

Engo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Fura

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Kunthea

Thorng

Accounts Assistant

Filagot

Berbere

International Finance Lead

Boremey

Sann

Human Resources Manager

Johan

Crafford

Global IT Manager

Meseret

Gizachew

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Kaleb

Habtewold

Accountant

Chaltu

Kifle

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Sokin

Yem

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Raphael

Mollel

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Mike

Giering

Vice President of Donor Relations

Zinash

Gebre

Cashier / Store Keeper

Geremew

Worku

Water Construction Engineer

Obse

Fufa

WASH Construction Engineer

Emmanuel

Curuma

Country Director of Uganda

Alemayehu

Asefa Wudneh

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, Africa

Daro

Ansha

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Peninah

Natukunda

Global Finance & Accounting Manager

Mathew Robert

Masanja

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Romanea

Thong

Country Director of Cambodia

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Zelalem

Regassa

Communications Officer

Tirunesh

Hailu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Alemayehu

Awoke Gebremariam

Program Manager, Kokosa

Sam

Hudson

IT Technician

Tim

Culp

Chief Operating Officer

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Suzan

Katebalirwe

Human Resources and Administration Manager

Magelan

William

Project WASH Engineer

Turo

Sinkaro

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Selam

Hailu

Sanitation & Hygiene Coordinator

Gudetu

Arse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Devocatus

Kamara

Country Director of Tanzania

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Aberra

Elefew Asaminew

Engineering Manager, Africa

Zerihun

Tura

Communications Officer

Shibire

Hebo

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Florian

Ngerero

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Genet

Tadese

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Bontu

Aman

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Sosina

Nega

Cashier / Store Keeper

Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Ivan

Byakika

Procurement Officer in Finance

Mesitawt

Megenasa Dame

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Fred

Sseyange

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Emnat

Woldy

Human Resources & Administration Assistant

Workinesh

Teshome

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Elbethel

Deme

Procurement Officer

Joseph

Kagezi

Area Program Manager

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Coordinator

Jarso

Asefa

Human Resources Manager

Judith

Acek

Finance and Accounting Manager

Tadesse

Gelgelu

Driver

Ashley

Ingram

Administrative Assistant

Daniel

Abebe

IT Manager

Magdalena

Makunga

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Elsabet

Asefa

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Eric

Massa

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Alex

Subira

WASH Construction Engineer

Yeshihareg

Balcha

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Zeritu

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Mestawet

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Coordinator

Tigist

Endalew

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Catherine

Maganga

Area Program Manager

Margaret

Mbabazi

Finance and Administration Assistant

Bedhane

Guduru

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Netsanet

Tadele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Adanech

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Christina

Mmbando

Accountant

Sintayehu

Tamiru

Water and Sanitation Technician

Tamerat

Asefa

Drill Co Assistant Driller

Muse

Mathewos

Water & Sanitation Technician

Kinfu

Siyoum

Drill Co Hydrologist

Amon

Akanyijuka

Accounts Assistant

Ester

Msaki

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Thomas

Simba

Accounts Assistant

Surafel

Negash

Drill Co Chief Driller

Sam Onn

Inn

Provincial Program Manager

Sarah

Kessy

Human Resources Manager

Courtney

Stacy

Executive Assistant

Shitaye

Urgessa

Water Technician

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