The Team


Our Tanzania Team



Dr. Ladislaus Kahana

Dr. Ladislaus Kahana

Research and Academic Consultant

Senior Lecturer at College of African Wildlife Management Mweka since 1991 and an all around wonderful human.

Phebe Hurriet Kisare

Phebe Hurriet Kisare

Administrative Assistant

Beautiful and strong woman with decades of experience and expertise in Administrative Management.

Shija Ganai

Shija Ganai

Environmental Health Officer

A man you can count on at the Environmental Health Office in Uvinza District, Kigoma Region.

Harrison Chinyuka

Harrison Chinyuka

Prime Minister's Office One Health Coordinator

Responsible for projects across Tanzania including monitoring and evaluation of National One Health Strategic Plan.

Gadiel David Moshi

Gadiel David Moshi

Ecologist with the Tanzania National Parks Authority

An ecologist currently studying wildlife populations and vegetation in Mahale Mountains National Park.

Kristine Andersen

Kristine Andersen

Laboratory Research, Fundraising, and Communications Coordinator

Most likely to be found at a lab bench or getting lost in HTML code with a cup of coffee to keep her going.

Paige Van de Vuurst

Paige Van de Vuurst

Field Research and Community Development Program Coordinator

An accident prone researcher who's braved quicksand in Peru and the frigid cold of Minnesota for science.

Roxanne Hopwood

Roxanne Hopwood

Community Health Program Coordinator

An extrovert building relationships and promoting nutrition and health education in rural communities.

Our Advisors



Matthew Lutz

Matthew Lutz

Green Energy Advisor

An architect in the State of Vermont, his interests include solar powered buildings low-income housing alternatives.

Nathan King

Nathan King

Manufacturing Technologies Advisor

Assistant Professor of Architecture and Associate Director of Strategic Research Initiatives at the Virginia Tech’s Center for Design Research.

Dr. Steven M. Niemi, DVM, DACLAM

Dr. Steven M. Niemi, DVM, DACLAM

Animal Medicine Advisor

Director, Office of Animal Resources, Harvard University with over 35 years’ experience in biomedical research and commercial biotechnology.

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