Operations and Marketing

 

The support team enables VillageReach to fully staff, manage, and finance its programs.

Malawi

Ganizani Chimwala, Security Guard »

 

Joy Chipiko, Driver/Office Assistant »

 

Lastone Chipole, Security Guard »

 

Stevie Chiwenda, Driver and Office Assistant»

 

Godfrey Mwale Dzoole, Driver and Office Assistant - Pharmacy Assistants Program»

 

Chrissie Katunga, Accounts Assistant»

 

Fanny Mulwafu, Administrative Assistant - Pharmacy Assistants Program» Gertrude Damson Nowa, Office Assistant - Pharmacy Assistants Program»

 

Mozambique

Raimundo Assane, Driver - Niassa»

 

Fernando Augusto, Driver - Cabo Delgado »

 

Andre Zimba, Accountant »

 

Tafara Chekai, IT Officer »

 

Juliao Banze, IT Assistant »

 

Gabriel Eduardo, Driver - Niassa»

 

Estevão Raul Mabjaia, Driver - Maputo»

 

Camilo Mahomed, Administrator and Driver - Gaza»

 

Nercia Mariana Matusse, Adminstrator - Niassa»

 

Amancio Simão Munguambe, Driver - Gaza»

 

Carlos Fulane, Office Assistant»

 

Paulo Dario, Administrative Assistant»

 

United States

 

Deneen Blake, Senior Staff Accountant»

 

Sandy Hawley, Communications and Development Manager»

 

Olivia Price, Finance and Administrative Assistant»

 

Charlotte West, Finance and Administrative Assistant»

Ganizani ChimwalaGanizani Chimwala joined VillageReach in January 2009. He serves as a security Guard, with the responsibility for providing security during day and night on shifts and any other duties as assigned by the manager and administrative assistant.

Ganizani holds a junior certificate. Previously, he worked with Group 4 Securicor (G4S) as a security guard for two years.

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Joy ChipikoJoy joined VillageReach in 2009 as a driver and office assistant.

Joy has extensive experience as a driver, having worked for 14 years with Save the Children USA. His responsibilities include: driving VillageReach staff and stakeholders, vehicle, mail delivery, and other official duties as assigned may by the authorities.
Joy has a Malawi Junior Certificate and PGD Driving License He has also attended defensive driving and first aid courses.

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Lastone ChpoleLastone Chipole joined VillageReach in April 2009. He serves as a security Guard (SG) with the responsibility for providing security during day and night on shifts and any other duties as assigned by the manager and administrative assistant.

He holds a junior certificate. Previously he worked with Group 4 Securicor (G4S) as a security guard for two years.

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Stevie

Stevie joined VillageReach as a driver and office assistant in February 2013. Prior to joining VillageReach, Stevie worked with Gift Transport as a Senior Driver. Stevie holds a Malawi Junior Certificate and underwent a Defensive Driving Course. He is from Toleza village in Balaka.

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GodfreyGodfrey joined VillageReach in March 2013 as a Driver and Office Assistant.  Prior to VillageReach, Godfrey worked  as a driver for Cilcon Construction Company for eight years.  Godfrey has a Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE), a Class CE Driving License, and underwent a Defensive Driving Certificate course.

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ChrissieChrissie Katunga has worked as an administrative assistant since March 2010, and is responsible for providing secretarial, accounting and general office administration that includes stores management.

Chrissie has long experience in accounting work, having worked as a cashier at Comfort Clinic from 1997 to 2000, and accounts assistant with Prison Fellowship Malawi for 3 years from 2003 to 2006. She also worked as a stock controller at the National Small Holder Farmers Association of Malawi in 2007, as a matron at Bakhita Education Complex in 2007, and as a home craft worker with the Tiyende Women in Development Project from 2001-2002. Chrissie completed her certified accounting technician examination in June, 2008 at the Malawi College of Accountancy.

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FannyFanny is responsible for managing the office finances and performing all administrative duties for the Pharmacy Assistants Program. Fanny comes to VillageReach with over six years of professional experience in both account management and secretarial work. She most recently worked as the secretary to the executive director at the Sue Ryder Foundation in Balaka. Fanny holds a Diploma in Management and Business Studies from the Malawi Polytechnic College and a Certificate in Business Computing from the Malawi College of Accountancy.

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GertrudeGertrude joined VillageReach in April 2013 as an Office Assistant. Prior VillageReach, Gertrude worked as a Receptionist/Office Assistant for five years at Steel Works. Gertrude holds a Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE).

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Raimundo_AssaneRaimundo Assane joined VillageReach in March 2012 as a driver for Niassa Province. Raimundo is retired from the government, and has worked as a driver for DPS in Niassa from 1977 to 2012.

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ferandoFernando joined VillageReach in June 2010 as a driver for Niassa Province. In 1988, Fernando made his first trip to Lichinga for business with his uncle, and received his Mozambique Professional Driver License. H e has since gained experience as a driver during his work for a construction company in Lichinga and Maputo.

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Gabriel_EduardoGabriel Eduardo joined VillageReach in June 2010 as a driver for the Niassa province. After serving in the military, Gabriel began his driving career in 1984 as a driver in the government. In 2004, Gabriel left the government to work as a driver in the private sector.

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estevaoEstevao Raul Mabjaia joined VillageReach in August 2011 as Driver for Maputo Province. Estevão has had experience as a driver since 1975 and has worked for several companies in Mozambique and South Africa, transporting goods and people.

Estevao holds a Mozambican professional Driver License.

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camiloCamilo Mussagy Hassane Mahomed joined VillageReach in November 2011 as a driver for Gaza Province. He worked at EMOSE as a Risk Management Assistant, and acquired experience as a driver during his work with Save the Children, ONUMOZ, and most recently, UNICEF. Camilo attended Commerce and Administration School in 1977.

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NerciaNercia Mariana Matusse joined VillageReach as the Administrator for Niassa Province in 2012. She has worked for an organization based in Niassa called Community Club Links of Mozambique where her main task was to train project officers in project management and in measure and evaluation. She has also served as an executive secretary and office administrator at a lawyer’s office in Lichinga. Nercia has a diploma in Secretarial and Office Administration.

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AmancioAmancio Simão Munguambe joined VillageReach in March 2012 as a driver in Gaza Province. Amancio was a driver for DPS in Gaza for 12 years. In 2010, he left DPS to gain experience driving for non-governmental organizations. Prior to VillageReach, he worked as a driver at Pathfinder International and ICAP, both in Gaza Province.

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Paulo Luis Dario joined VillageReach in July 2014 as Administrative Assistant. Before joining VillageReach, Paulo worked for Somotor and for Shark-Rent-a-Car, both private sector companies in Maputo. He has experience in office administrative work like procurement, filing, organizing for conferences, transport fleet management, payment of wages.
 

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deneenDeneen performs accounting and support operations for the Seattle Office of VillageReach.  Prior to joining VillageReach, Deneen spent 11 years at Ignition Partners, a Venture Capital company based in Bellevue, WA, as the Accounting Manager.  In this position, she managed all aspects of the accounting for several of the venture funds and coordinated with external auditors in reporting to investors. Deneen has a BA in Accounting and a BA in Business Management, both from Whitworth University in Spokane and obtained Washington State CPA credentials.

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Sandy is responsible for the execution and management of internal and external communications as well as supporting key leadership in all development and fundraising efforts. oliviaShe develops collateral, strategies and best practices to ensure cohesive branding and messaging across all communications channels serving a diversified audience of advocates, media, technical partners, grantors, individual donors and VillageReach employees. Sandy has over 15 years of experience in the field of communications in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Prior to VillageReach, she served as PR and Communications Director for several Seattle-based non-profit organizations in addition to honing her skills in corporate communications and marketing for global advertising agencies and clients, including Microsoft. Sandy holds a BA from University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication.

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Olivia manages VillageReach’s grants and contracts as well as VillageReach’s policies and procedures. Olivia also provides operational support to the Health Systems Group.

In 2005, Olivia founded the Tibetan oliviaOrphan Fund, an organization with the goal of reducing infant mortality rates in rural Tibet, after visiting the region on a school trip to China. Since then, she has spent time studying the role NGOs play in social activism in Bangalore, India and lived in Spain for six months to better her language skills. Olivia graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health, with minors in Spanish and Global Health, from the University of Washington Honors Program.

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Charlotte provides administrative and operational support to the VillageReach office. She recently graduated with honors from Santa Clara University with a BS in Political Science (an emphasis in Public Policy) with minors in Economics and English. While studying, Charlotte spent some time working in Washington DC as a Development Intern for Meridian International Center working on non-profit management and donor relations projects. She also studied and wrote her thesis on the role of international organizations in food security in developing nations.

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