All the HHA Team
CEO & Co-Founder
Carwyn co-founded HHA following a visit to Haiti in 2005 and has since lead the charity, including managing grants as an implementing partner on behalf of DFID, UN, USAID and others. Carwyn also sits on the board of End Poverty 2030 and HHA US.
Joined HHA in 2015 to head up our finances, following various other roles in the Finance sector. Ransford is a Chartered Certified Accountant and helps manage HHA’s day-to-day financial tasks, as well as broader strategic decisions.
Haiti/US Country Director
Michael lives in Missouri and is the US/Haiti Country Director for Hope Health Action, traveling to Haiti multiple times a year. Outside of work he is an accomplished designer having managed his own marketing company while assisting HHA with various design projects. In addition, Michael is a freelance jazz artist/clinician and currently operates a warehouse and logistics company with his wife, Melissa.
East Africa Director
Jemina holds accreditations in international development and sociocultural anthropology, with specialisms in the field of gender equity and women’s rights. Jemina has managed significant projects and grants across a spectrum of international organisations, she has acted as the CEO of an NGO tackling human trafficking in India and has sat on the board of GlobalGirl Media UK and Red Nose Day Finland.
Merren joined HHA in 2023 to focus on developing their fundraising and organisational strategies. She has a wide range of experience in working with small and medium charities - from promoting sustainable growth and developing branding and messaging, to designing and managing projects. She is also a trained wheelchair provisioner and is particularly passionate about disability care in developing countries.
Trusts & Grants Manager
Kuni rejoined HHA in 2022 for a second stint leading on our trusts ans grants fundraising. She is an experienced grants writer having won and managed large institutional in the past for HHA and other charities. Kuni is working on building our portfolio of trust funders in the UK and the US.
Joined HHA in 2015 as the Fundraising Coordinator, Tim now looks after various operational and logistical matters, such as IT, shipping and procurement.
Carol has been a long-term volunteer for HHA having worked closely with the UK, Haiti and East Africa teams to improve safeguarding and administrative processes. She now leads on all things safeguarding including training local teams and visiting volunteers. Carol has also helped with many of HHA's fundraising events from quiz nights to trans-continental handbike relays!
Haiti Rehabilitation Manager
Brooke is a Physiotherapist from New Orleans, USA, who joined HHA as a volunteer to manage and develop our range of disability projects in Haiti in 2021, but is now employed to head up all disability rehabilitation activities at our partner hospital, HCBH. Brooke loves baking, and all sorts of outdoor pursuits.
Haiti Operations Coordinator
Parker recently joined the Haiti team from the US as a long term volunteer with his wife, Abby. He is leading on all things operations including looking after the volunteer village and its visitors.
Abby recently joined the Haiti team from the US as a long term volunteer with her husband, Parker. She is a communications expert and is taking the lead on gathering and sharing stories from the Haiti projects.
Chair Person of East Africa Board
Pastor Edward is South Sudanese and leads our East Africa board along with various other important roles, such as President of the Baptist Convention of South Sudan. Edward is passionate about developing healthcare for the people of South Sudan through his work with HHA and other relief organisations.
East Africa Programme Manager
Isaac started working for HHA East Africa in 2018 as a Field Officer and has since become our Programme Manager for all HHA East Africa operations. Isaac is working towards a degree in Public Administration and Management, and is humbled to serve God through supporting persons living with disabilities. He is grateful to put smiles into their lives and to be part of the HHA family vision.
Guylee has been involved in HHA’s work since first volunteering in Haiti in 2009 and has led a diverse range of design, construction and publicity work ever since. He designed and oversaw the construction of the hospital chapel, living in Haiti between 2016 and 2018. HHA recently welcomed Guylee back to the team, to lead the design and project management of our various building and infrastructure projects in both Haiti and East Africa. Guylee lives in Tromsø, Northern Norway.
East Africa Field Operations Coordinator
Phil has a range of responsibilities including finance, logistics, and daily operations of our Uganda Disability Centre. Phil is currently based in Uganda having spent over a year in a similar role with our Haiti projects. He brings with him decades of relevant experience from a long career in the Navy and various Project Management roles. Phil is a big Rugby fan and enjoys motorbike touring.
James Herbert Elaju
James is an accounts professional with over 8 years of experience in all aspects of non-profit operations including roles at World Vision Uganda and Cure Children’s Hospital International. James joined HHA in 2021 and leads on the financial and governance elements of the HHA EA operations. James is committed to seeing lives transformed through his work.
East Africa Finance and Administration Officer
Florence is our East Africa Finance and Administration Officer. She is responsible for controlling the finances for our ever expanding portfolio of projects in East Africa.
East Africa - Driver/Mechanic
Bosco is from Kajo Keji, South Sudan. He joined as a driver in October 2021 and is also the team mechanic. In addition, Bosco looks after the Disability Centre compound ensuring it is a tidy and safe space for staff and visitors.
East Africa - Senior Driver
Anthony is the senior driver and watchman for HHA. His family fled the South Sudan war in 2017 and have since been living in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement, one of the largest settlements in the world. Anthony is an experienced driver and trustworthy watchman who loves spending time with our visiting teams and helping out wherever help is needed.
East Africa Physiotherapist
Mattia is a Physiotherapist by profession and joined the team at the New Hope Disability Centre in 2021. Mattia leads the physiotherapy department and coordinates all activities carried out within the department and externally with other related developmental partners. Mattia also loves travelling around the world exploring new ideas, skills and knowledge.
East Africa Prosthetics & Orthotics Manager
Emma manages the P&O department, based at our Disability Centre in BidiBidi Refugee Settlement. He studied Orthopaedic Technology at Mulago Paramedical School in Kampala and joined HHA in October 2021 to serve people living with disability through the creation of artificial limbs and training to use them.
Pita Kadija (Agnes)
East Africa Community Based Rehabilitation Manager
Agnes is South Sudanese, originally a teacher by profession, but now also a wheelchair technician. Agnes worked for HHA as a Community Based Rehabilitation worker for 3 years before becoming a wheelchair technician in 2021. She now manages the CBR team. Agnes is passionate about serving people with disabilities and loves to work in the community.
Moses is South Sudanese and now working for HHA in the New Hope Disability Centre as a wheelchair technician.
East Africa Bookkeeper / Administrator
Hellen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from Ugandan Christine University, and a diploma and certificate in Computerised Accounting from Multi-tech Business School Kampala. Hellen currently works as the Nutrition Administrator and Bookkeeper for HHA East Africa operations.
Robert Rapsy Ogwang
East Africa Nutrition Officer
Robert holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human Nutrition from Makerere University Kampala and now works as the Nutrition Officer for HHA East Africa under our Nutrition and Livelihoods project. Robert is an experienced Community and Clinical Nutritionist with a strong history of working with non-profit organisations and public authorities. He is passionate about serving people living with disabilities and happy to be part of the HHA EA family offering Nutrition Technical Support for the improvement of nutritional status, health and well-being of vulnerable people.
Data Cons Simon
Amazing Grace School Education Coordinator
Cons is an information technology specialist who learnt his profession at Cavendish University, Uganda. He joined HHA as a volunteer to manage and coordinate all HHA projects in Amazing Grace School.
Aputi Manashi Andrea
South Sudan Community Based Rehabilitation Worker
Andrea has recently joined HHA as our first South Sudan based member of staff. He works in the region of Kajo-Keji identifying the most vulnerable in need of disability and nutrition support liaising with our mobile team based in northern Uganda.