Team

Jessica Allen, Executive Assistant

Jessica Allen, Executive Assistant

Jessica provides support to the Executive Vice President of Programs with scheduling, logistics, communication, and organization. She also works to provide office management and finance support. Jessica came to American Leprosy Missions with one goal…

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Shyamala Anand, M.S., Sr. Technical Advisor for NTDs

Shyamala Anand, M.S., Sr. Technical Advisor for NTDs

Shyam provides technical support to neglected tropical disease (NTD) and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programs. A medical and development professional with more than 30 years of experience with The Leprosy Mission Trust India (TLMTI)…

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Sunil Anand, M.D., Regional Director for Asia

Sunil Anand, M.D., Regional Director for Asia

Sunil leads the implementation of American Leprosy Missions’ five-year strategic plan in Asia. A leprosy expert and dermatologist, he has more than 34 years of field and clinical experience in leprosy including reconstructive surgery…

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Ismael Asgarian, Senior Grants Acquisition Manager

Ismael Asgarian, Senior Grants Acquisition Manager

Ismael oversees grant processes from start to finish: from opportunity identification to hand-off and implementation, liaising with program directors to ensure necessary program, financial and technical inputs, leading bid teams, and managing current grant awards.

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Solomon Atinbire, M.Res., Program Manager

Solomon Atinbire, M.Res., Program Manager

Solomon is a seasoned monitoring and evaluation expert with experience in research, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects focusing on malaria, maternal and child health, and adolescent reproductive health…

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Katie Bryan, Program Associate

Katie Bryan, Program Associate

Katie provides administrative support and program management for ALM’s projects, coordinating between teams to ensure project progress and deliverable quality. 

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Beverly Elmore, Vice President of Finance

Beverly Elmore, Vice President of Finance

Beverly joined American Leprosy Missions more than 20 years ago. During this time, she has worked in all areas of the finance department. Beverly is responsible for overseeing the finance department, human resources and information systems. Beverly has a B.S. degree…

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Saidi Kashindi, M.I.C.H.A., Program Manager

Saidi Kashindi, M.I.C.H.A., Program Manager

Saidi supports program implementation and grant administration in Francophone countries, including reporting, implementing industry best practices, and managing grant funding. Saidi ensures that projects are on track to accomplish…

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Ashley Kurtz, General Ledger Accountant

Ashley Kurtz, General Ledger Accountant

Ashley helps manage day-to-day accounting functions as well as payroll and employee benefits. Before moving to the Greenville area, Ashley lived in Rock Hill, South Carolina where she graduated magna cum laude from York Technical College…

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Deborah Mensah, M.Sc., Program Director

Deborah Mensah, M.Sc., Program Director

Deborah Mensah is the Program Director managing ALM’s projects in Africa, including the AIM Initiative program. Based in Accra, Ghana, Deborah leads our Africa team and builds strategic relationships to further ALM and partner goals. Deborah comes to ALM…

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Jessica Mussro, Communications Manager

Jessica Mussro, Communications Manager

Jessica supports communications for American Leprosy Missions, creating and distributing materials for internal and external audiences. She works with all departments to design and edit print content, submit reports, maintain an online presence, and insure quality production…

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Kelly Parks, Executive Assistant to the President/CEO

Kelly Parks, Executive Assistant to the President/CEO

Kelly supports the president/CEO with scheduling, communication and organization, always managing to keep one step ahead of him. She also is responsible for handling board meetings and general office management. Kelly first joined American Leprosy Missions…

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Becky Rivoire, Ph.D., LepVax Program Coordinator

Becky Rivoire, Ph.D., LepVax Program Coordinator

Becky coordinates and manages clinical research for the leprosy vaccine candidate, LepVax. Her broad background in mycobacterial research, product translation, and regulatory affairs serves her key role as liaison among groups supporting LepVax development.

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Paul Saunderson, M.D., M.R.C.P., Technical Advisor

Paul Saunderson, M.D., M.R.C.P., Technical Advisor

Paul received his medical degree from Cambridge University and has been involved in leprosy work since 1981. He directs all research-related initiatives for American Leprosy Missions and spends much of his time traveling and evaluating projects…

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Bekah Schwanbeck, Director of Development Operations

Bekah Schwanbeck, Director of Development Operations

Bekah manages the development team and implements their strategic plan. She fosters relationships with donors and specializes in implementing national events and other types of engagements that build relationships with donors and churches…

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Sophia Sedlacek, Direct Response Manager

Sophia Sedlacek, Direct Response Manager

Sophia manages direct response communications and radio programs for the organization. Sophia loves the way her role connects donors with ALM’s vision of a world without leprosy. When she isn’t at work, she’s traveling the world in her favorite Adidas shoes. She appreciates…

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Bill Simmons, President & CEO

Bill Simmons, President & CEO

Prior to joining American Leprosy Missions in 2010, Bill Simmons served as president and CEO of two nationwide retail chains. His two decades of business experience serve him well as he leads American Leprosy Missions to bring care and a cure to those affected by leprosy…

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Ken Wilson, M.B.A., C.P.A., Chief of Staff

Ken Wilson, M.B.A., C.P.A., Chief of Staff

Ken has decades of experience working with international organizations to direct and facilitate operations assessments, collaborate on global strategies and ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations. At American Leprosy Missions…

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