Global Management

Team Members

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MARTINA C. FUCHS  MD, PHD

Founder and CEO

Dr. Martina C. Fuchs is a physician, specialized in pediatrics, who has worked and trained at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany; Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, United States; Dr. Félix Bulnes Hospital, Santiago de Chile, Chile, among others. She holds a PhD in pediatric psychiatry...

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KEMVETTE M. JONES  BS

Director of Operations

Kemvette Jones serves as RMF’s Director of Administrative Operations. Kemvette has over 20 years of experience and has applied her knowledge of accounting and administration to a variety of consultancies for major corporations and non-profit organizations. She has a BS in Business Administration with an...

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James R. Lanning  BBA, BS

James R. Lanning is a senior global acquisitions and logistics professional with over twenty years’ experience in the international development and relief sector. He has been a leading voice in the industry and a keen advocate in the establishment of best practices for gifts-in-kind (...

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Rita M. Bojalian  BS, JD

Legal Counsel

Attorney, Rita M. Bojalian, serves as RMF’s legal counsel and has her own practice, primarily in the areas of transactional employment law and trade secret protection and investigations. During her 17 years of experience, she has worked in law firms, such as Seyfarth Shaw LLP...

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MICHAEL MATHEKE-FISCHER  

Coordinator, Global Programs

Michael Matheke-Fischer is RMF’s Coordinator, Global Programs. Originally from Washington DC, he moved to India in 2006 to work on sustainable development throughout the country following in the footsteps of his grandfather, who ran a surgical field hospital during World War II in Arrunachal Pradesh...

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Rakesh Dhole  MA

Program Manager, India

Rakesh Dhole has been working as a Program Manager with RMF India since October 2011. Rakesh holds an MA in Social Work from the Indore School of Social Work, Indore Madhya Pradesh, India. After completing his degree, he worked as a field officer for SOPPECOM...

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RUBINA MUMTAZ  DDS, MPH

Country Director, Pakistan

Rubina Mumtaz was born in Nairobi, Kenya to immigrant Pakistani parents. She moved to Pakistan after high school and graduated with honors cum lauda from Khyber College of Dentistry, Peshawar. With nearly 20 years of experience tucked under her belt, Rubina wears many hats...

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Afshan Bhatti  MS, MBA

Manager, Pakistan Research Projects

Afshan Bhatti has a Master’s Degree in Anthropology from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad and an MBA in International Business from George-Simon-Ohm University of Applied Sciences, Nürnberg, Germany. She has vast experience in both qualitative and quantitative research fields. Before joining RMF, Afshan had...

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STEPHNEY MINERVA FERNANDO  

Project Coordinator, Sri Lanka

Stephney Minerva Fernando is RMF’s Project Coordinator, Sri Lanka. She oversees our projects from our office in southern Sri Lanka. Minerva has vast experience as a teacher, and has also assisted her husband in his medical practice. Minerva has worked in business and education, as...

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Nishantha Sandakelum  

Accountant

Nishantha Sandakelum is the accountant for Real Medicine Sri Lanka. He has worked with RMF since March of 2006. He previously worked with GTZ Sri Lanka.

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THERESITA (TITA) Q. DUMAGSA  BSFN, RD

Project Director, Philippines

Theresita (Tita) Q. Dumagsa, BSFD, RN is RMF’s Project Director, Philippines. Born in Tangub, Misamis Occidental and raised in Mati, Davao, Philippines, Tita Dumagsa graduated from the Immaculate Heart of Mary Academy High School in Mati as Valedictorian. She graduated cum laude and holds...

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ANTONIO (TONY) R. DUMAGSA  MBA, BSME

Project Coordinator, Philippines

Antonio (Tony) R. Dumagsa, MBA, BSME is RMF’s Project Director, Philippines. Born and raised in Cebu City, Philippines, he graduated from the Cebu Institute of Technology with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and holds a MBA from Rutgers University. He worked for forty...

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Emma Fredah Kiriungi   

Project Coordinator, Kenya

Emma Fredah Kiriungi is a young professional passionate about health, nutrition, and helping people. Emma earned her Certificate in Nutrition from the Kenya Medical Training College in 2013, and is currently working towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition, Food Science, and Health at...

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OMAR AMIR  MD, MPH

Project Coordinator, Mozambique

Dr. Amir is the Project Coordinator for Mozambique.

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Ufuoma John Ejughemre   MBBS, MSc, miHea, FRSPH

Project Coordinator and Project Director, Nigeria

Dr. Ufuoma John Ejughemre is an experienced doctor, writer, and researcher. After completing his medical degree at Ebonyi State University in 2007 and working for several years as a doctor in Nigeria, Dr. Ufuoma traveled to the UK, where he completed his MSc in Public...

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TABAN MARTIN Vitale  MBChB

Team Leader, Healthcare Projects, South Sudan

Dr. Taban Martin Vitale is the RMF’s Team Leader, Healthcare Projects, in Juba, South Sudan. He is a South Sudanese national who has spent most of his time in Uganda from 1983 to 2009. Martin holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)...

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Christopher Lawoko  

Nutrition Program Coordinator, South Sudan

Christopher is a South Sudanese national who grew up and studied in Uganda between 1986 to 2006; he currently lives in Juba South Sudan. In 2005 he completed a three year course in Clinical Medicine and Community Health at Gulu School of Clinical Officers attached...

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NAKU CHARLES LWANGA  

Country Director, Uganda

Naku Charles Lwanga is the Country Director for Uganda; he is based in Kampala and Tororo, Uganda. He has worked with ADRA International Adventist Organization as an adult literacy teacher, Leonard Cheshire Providence Home International as an administrator, Ministry of Gender, Labour, and Social Development...

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Alphonse Mwanamwolho  PGD

Deputy Country Director, Uganda

Alphonse Mwanamwolho is RMF’s Deputy Country Director, Uganda; he is based in Kampala, and makes frequent visits to RMF’s projects in Kiryandongo, Tororo and Buwate.

Prior to joining RMF in 2013, Alphonse worked as a teacher for English language and Literature at Lake Katwe Secondary...

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PATRICK DUPONT  MD, MGSS, MHA

Project Lead, Haiti and Hospital Consortium Project Coordinator

Dr. Patrick Dupont is Real Medicine’s Project Lead, Haiti, and Coordinator for RMF’s Haiti Hospital Consortium Project. Dr. Dupont has a Doctorate in Medicine from the State School of Medicine & Pharmacology, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He is Board certified in Orthopedics & Traumatology and has...

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MAGALI MANCINI DE PUJALT  

Program Director, Peru

In November 2008, thanks to my RMF friends, I became part of the RMF team. At present, I’m responsible for the administration of the Peruvian-American Policlinic founded by RMF. I’m in charge of clinic and staff scheduling, purchasing of medicine and supplies, monthly reporting...

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RENE GUSTAVO CASTILLO  

Program Coordinator, Peru

Rene Castillo is a graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he received his BA in Business with an emphasis in Operations Management. While at Boulder he studied abroad in Seville and travelled throughout Europe. He has spent his years back and...

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N'Deane Helajzen  BS, MSH

Program Director, Serbia

N’Deane Helajzen is RMF’s Program Director, Serbia, and also supports the coordination of our global programs. She is a medical anthropologist whose employment over the past 15 years has involved the provision of technical advice across 20 countries in post-conflict and fragile states, across South...

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MARGARIT HOVHANNISYAN  MS

Project Director, Armenia

Margarit Hovhannisyan joined RMF in October 2012 as Project Director for the RMF Armenia initiative. She comes with many years of NGO and public health experience in Armenia. For 12 years, Margarit served as the Director of Tufenkian Charitable Foundation where she executed the establishment...

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CASEY MIXTER  MPS

Content Manager

Casey is RMF’s Content Manger. She comes to RMF with a variety of interests that have taken her all over the world. She was born in the Midwest, educated on the east coast at Phillips Academy Andover in Massachusetts, on the west coast at the ...

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Alice Rodriguez  BA, BS

Content Manager

Alice grew up in a small town in Michigan but has since moved to three different states. It was during her time at college that she learned her desire was to pursue a path with a non-profit organization. Through her creativity and her heart to...

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Deanna Boulard  BA, MFA

Content Manager

Deanna Boulard has lived in Canada, the United States, and France. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Maryland, College Park, and studied English and French at the University of Louisville. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where she delights in afternoon...

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Danielle Etter  BA, MSSW

Content Manager

Danielle Etter has lived in Kentucky her whole life, but has traveled around the United States and Brazil. She has enjoyed writing since she was a child and developed her keen sense of justice from watching X-Men cartoons. After earning an English degree, her heart...

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Hadley Slucher  

Content Manager

Hadley works with RMF as a Content Manager. She grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and is in the process of receiving her degree at Asbury University. Hadley is studying media communications and is interested in graphic design as well as documentary storytelling. After college she...

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Lindsey Mills  BA

Content Manager

Lindsey grew up in Evansville, Indiana and received her Bachelor of Arts in Business degree with a minor in Non-Profit Studies from Murray State University. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she developed a passion for traveling the world and for devoting her time and energy...

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Melody Ferrell  BFA

Content Manager

Melody grew up in Southern Indiana and has enjoyed traveling much of the US. After receiving her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University Louisville, she has worked with several non-profit groups benefiting underprivileged youth. At home, she continues to pursue her love of art...

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