LIFENET | Michael Spraggins leads our bright, talented team
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OUR TEAM

LEADERS OF THE LIFENET WAY

Our bright, talented team developed the LifeNet way. They continue to evolve the strategy based on their experiences on the ground.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Michael L. Spraggins Jr.
Founder, President

Michael Spraggins is CEO of Spraggins Inc., a builder services company based in Orlando, Florida. He has held principal roles in a variety of entrepreneurial and investment ventures with an emphasis on distribution, service and franchising. Michael founded LifeNet in 2009 with the vision of making quality healthcare an enduring reality for the world’s poor.

Stefanie Weiland
Executive Director

Stefanie is a graduate of the London School of Economics, Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and the Monterey Institute of International Studies, with degrees in development, management and security. She has extensive development management experience in Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa. Stefanie managed the Burundi country program for three years, rolling out the current program after the piloting phase. Now, she oversees all aspects of international operations and expansion. Stefanie speaks English, French and Japanese.

Gloria Havyarimana
Burundi Country Director

After earning her master’s in Business Administration from Taylor University in 2009, Gloria served as transitional General Manager at Kazoza Finance – a microfinance project based in Bujumbura, Burundi. She has been a lecturer in marketing at Burundi’s International Leadership University since early 2013. At LifeNet, Gloria coordinated operations and logistics and managed office financials. In Q1 2016, she was promoted to Burundi Country Director. She speaks Kirundi, Kiswahili, French and English.

Josh Guenther, R.N.
Uganda Country Director

Josh earned degrees in Biochemistry and Nursing at the University of Alberta. With experience in emergency medicine, he moved to Burundi in 2013 where he founded and served as Executive Director of a rural health facility in partnership with a local nonprofit. Josh now manages LifeNet’s expansion and operations in Uganda.

Saidi Kashindi
DRC Program Coordinator

Saidi graduated from the University of Ngozi in 2008 with an A0-level nursing degree. He worked as a medical consultant and nurse in health centers in Ngozi and Bujumbura before joining Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF, Doctors Without Borders) in 2010. At MSF, Saidi focused on addressing obstetric fistula, cholera and measles before joining LifeNet as a nurse trainer. He speaks Kirundi, Kiswahili, Lingala, French and English.

Dr Maggie Ehrenfried, PT, DPT
Managing Director, Development

Maggie holds a degree in Neuroscience from Regis University. She earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Texas Woman’s University. She has significant experience in teaching and practicing healthcare domestically and internationally. Prior to joining LifeNet, she established a local neurological rehabilitation program in Denver, Colorado for a large national corporation. She speaks English and Spanish.

BURUNDI TEAM

UGANDA TEAM

DRC TEAM

THE LIFENET TEAM IN ACTION

WE ARE TRANSFORMING AFRICAN HEALTH CENTERS TO PROVIDE QUALITY, SUSTAINABLE HEALTHCARE, BUT WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT.

CONNECT WITH US

IN THE US

LifeNet International
3815 Silver Star Rd
Orlando, FL 32808
+1 407 630 9518

IN BURUNDI

LifeNet International
26 Avenue Ngendandumwe
Bujumbura, Burundi

IN UGANDA

Plot 2977 Ring Road, Muyenga
PO Box 21189, Kampala
Uganda

IN DRC

223 Ave. Patrice Emery Lumumba
C. Ibanda, Bukavu
Democratic Republic of the Congo

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SOCIAL INNOVATION IN HEALTH INITIATIVE

We were chosen as one of 25 high impact healthcare delivery solutions for the
2015 Social Innovation in Health Initiative, in partnership with the World Health Organization.