Team

Tiawanlyn Gongloe G. Akpan, M.P.H., Program Manager

Tiawanlyn Gongloe G. Akpan, M.P.H., Program Manager

Tiawanlyn Gongloe G. Akpan is the project officer responsible for supporting country teams and partners in implementing African countries. Tiawanlyn earned a dual Masters in Public Health and Applied Health Sciences from Indiana University-Bloomington…

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Jennifer Albert, Donor Relations Manager

Jennifer Albert, Donor Relations Manager

As donor relations manager, Jennifer seeks to cultivate personal relationships with supporters. She brings a passion for helping donors see the impact their gifts can have on the people we serve. Jennifer also manages the day-to-day planning…

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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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Craig Calvert, Program Finance Manager

Craig Calvert, Program Finance Manager

Craig supports the finance and programs teams by monitoring and analyzing budgets and expenditures of American Leprosy Missions’ programs around the globe. Craig is passionate about seeing an end to long-standing cycles of poverty. Before joining ALM…

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Paige Diaz, Donor Care Coordinator

Paige Diaz, Donor Care Coordinator

Paige is the face of ALM to our donors: she interacts with them by phone, mail, email, and in-person to address needs and questions. She manages donor records, provides administrative support to the development team, and has the privilege of praying with and for donors…

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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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Kristin Knowles, M.B.A., Donor Data Manager

Kristin Knowles, M.B.A., Donor Data Manager

After working with American Leprosy Missions finance and program teams for many years, Kristin’s role as Donor Data Manager supports development’s data and gift management processes and guides the organization’s migration to the Salesforce interface…

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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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Tin Shwe, M.D., Medical Advisor

Tin Shwe, M.D., Medical Advisor

Tin Shwe began working with American Leprosy Missions in 2000 and is involved in all aspects of the leprosy work in Myanmar. He has been working with Myanmar’s national leprosy program for more than 35 years and has extensive experience in leprosy research and medical work…

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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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