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The Lifewater Team


Our staff serve together to bring water, health, and hope to vulnerable children and families.

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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Meet the Team

Lifewater field staff walk alongside each family in all our program regions with persistence, humility, and courage.

Enat

Amde

Cashier / Store Keeper

Almaz

Torbi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Birkinesh

Bekele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Gudetu

Arse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Selamawit

Tilahun

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Meron

Tadesse

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Genet

Tadese

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Gary

Weyel

Director of Marketing

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Derartu

Ayano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Christine

Atherstone

WASH Program Officer

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Alemayehu

Awoke

Program Manager, Nensebo, Ethiopia

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Zinash

Gebre

Cashier / Store Keeper

Almaz

Alemayehu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Sintayehu

Tamiru

Water and Sanitation Technician

Shumi

Adugna

Project Accountant

Daniel

Macfarlane

Finance and Accounting Manager

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Duke

Megera

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Senait

Solomon

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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Reenie

McNamee

Office Manager

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Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

Garedew

Amare

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Biftu

Galata

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tyson

Babayco

Donor Relations Coordinator

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Joseph

Balikowa

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Lindsay

Lange, MSPH

Director of Programs

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Shitaye

Urgessa

Water Technician

Daren

Wendell

Director of Donor Relations

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Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Peter

Batambuze

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Jarso

Asefa

Human Resources Manager

Tirunesh

Hailu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Meseret

Marmara

Water Technician

Brian

Oketha

WASH Technician

Abate

Tegegn

Regional Program Manager, Bensa, Ethiopia

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Sofiya

Kore

Junior Accountant / Cashier

Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Amanda

Ainsworth

Chief of Staff

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Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Yisahek

Dagne

Jr. WASH Tech

Muse

Mathewos

Water & Sanitation Technician

Filagot

Worku

Accountant

Louis

Kasadha

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Tewabech

Tademe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Amane

Zerfu

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Ermias

Wondwosen

Jr. WASH Tech

Tikikil

Shikur

Cashier / Store Keeper

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Thearith

Vuthearith

Driver

Surafel

Negash

Drill Co Chief Driller

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Sean

Martin

Regional Director of Donor Relations (Westerns USA)

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Sharon

Durant

Community Outreach Coordinator

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Sim

Tiv

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Kiryn

Headrick

Data Coordinator

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Netsanet

Tadele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Thomas

Fantaye

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Collyn

McCarty

Program Data Coordinator

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Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Christine

Zurbach

Vice President of Philanthropy

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Nina

Heintz

Graphic Designer

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Cynthia

Kahn

Communications and Content Coordinator

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Phaly

Oem

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Charles

Emegu

Junior WASH Technician

Varaseer

Chan

WASH Technician

Abinet

Ayele

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Kasa

Engo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Sam Onn

Inn

Provincial Program Manager

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Phirath

Samchhomchan

Finance and Admin Officer

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Turo

Sinkaro

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Bona

Hounn

Junior WASH Technician

Halima

Godana

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tamerat

Asefa

Drill Co Assistant Driller

Gebeyehu

Abebe

Director of Program Operations

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Zeritu

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Tadesse

Gelgelu

Driver

Alex

Mbaguta

Uganda Country Director

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Allie

Watts

Marketing Coordinator

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Jon

Viducich

WASH Engineer

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Samnang

Khlok

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Lucy

Asimo

Cashier

Kim Eng

Lim

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sosina

Nega

Cashier / Store Keeper

Fura

Kebede

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Teshale

Asefa

Regional Program Manager, West Arsi, Ethiopia

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Teshay

Habtu

Sanitation and Hygiene Promoter

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Soklay

Lot

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Mestawot

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Yeshihareg

Balcha

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Romanea

Thong

Cambodia Country Director

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Tadelech

Tesfaye

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Sophea

Yan

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Rith

Louer

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Danny

Foote

Product Team Lead

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Pamela

Crane-Hoover, PhD

Chief of WASH Engineering

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Adanech

Abebe

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Musa

Meribo

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Tarekegn

Tadele

Jr. WASH Tech

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Sokhom

Vorch

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Justin

Narducci, MBA

President / CEO

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Yung

Ang

Finance and Admin Officer

Kinfu

Siyoum

Drill Co Hydrologist

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Bizuneh

Bushura

Driver/Logistics Assistant

Zerihun

Hailu, MS

Ethiopia Country Director

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David

Azoora

Area Program Manager, Kakumiro, Uganda

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Samson

Mamo

Drill Co Pump Technician

Julie

Waechter

Deputy Director of Programs

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Dereje

Getachew

Jr. WASH Tech

Sarah

Young, PE

WASH Engineer

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Alemnesh

Girma

Sanitation & Hygiene Promoter

Emily

Guebert

WASH Program Officer

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Peninah

Natukunda

Accounts Assistant

Yek

Pich

Provincial Program Manager

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Board of Directors

Jeff

Bjorck, PhD

Board Member

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Karen

Tobin, JD

Secretary

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Jake

Stewart, ChFC®

Vice Chairman

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Dave

LeVan, MBA

Treasurer

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Justin

Ahrens

Board Member

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Gene

Ashe

Board Member

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Justin

Narducci, MBA

President / CEO

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Douglas

Headrick, MS, MBA

Chairman

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Lisa

Wen, MBA

Board Member

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Advisory Council

Hand selected volunteers that serve strategically as advisers to the President/CEO in an effort improve the quality of our work and efficacy across the world

 

Ellie Gates
Principal, Dunamai Consulting

Jonathan Hoekman
COO, CallADoctorPlus

Jeremy Jernigan
Executive Pastor, Central Christian Church (AZ)

Jesse Marble
CMO, Magneti Marketing

Greg Squires
Head of Marketing, Maintenance Connection

Sean Ward
Senior Vice President, CBRE | Advisory & Transaction Services