Our team

Our MamaYe experts work hard to save the lives of mothers and babies.

Based across sub-Saharan Africa and globally, our team collaborates with fellow advocates, health workers, civil society organisations, community activists and the media to influence decisions critical to maternal and newborn survival.
Marleen Vellekoop
Programme Director
Lucia Chebett Laboso
Country Lead
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Esther Agbon
Ag. Country Lead
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Adenike Badiora
State Advisor, Lagos
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Federica Signoriello
Technical Officer, Advocacy
Stephen Yambi
County Advisor, Bungoma
George Ogola
Advocacy and Sustainability Advisor
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Trish Doherty
Technical Advisor
Meshack Ian Acholla
Communications Manager
Hattie Stewart
Hattie Stewart
Graphic Designer
Khadija Katagum
State Advisor, Bauchi
Ali Bukar Bwala
Senior Evidence Advisor
Fredrick Odek
Technical Officer, Bungoma County
Nicholas Mwikairi
Health Budget Advisor
Helen Ekpo
Helen Ekpo
Senior Impact and Sustainability Advisor
Gabriella Osumawei
Assistant Programme Manager
Dr Moshood Salawu
Dr Moshood Salawu
Senior MPDSR Advisor
Susan Sindani
Communications Assistant
Abdulhameed Adediran
Technical Advisor
Alice Tilton
Technical Officer
Aminu Yahaya Ibrahim
State Advisor, Niger
Viola Rop
Evidence Advisor
Musa Mohammed
Health Budget Advocacy Advisor
Elena Okada
Programme Manager
Elkana Aliyu
MPDSR Advisor

Get in touch

Want to speak to one of the MamaYe team? Visit our contact page for details of how to get in touch.