Michael L. Spraggins Jr.
Founder, Board Chair
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.
Dave Evans, MSc
Dave has 35 years of experience in international relief and development, management, and implementation in the U.S., Africa, Latin America, and Asia. He has held program and executive leadership positions with Food for the Hungry and World Vision. Dave earned a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from Penn State University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He speaks French, Spanish, and English.
Stefanie Weiland, MSc
Executive Director of International Operations
Stefanie has extensive development management experience in Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa. She managed the Burundi country program for three years, rolling out the current program after the piloting phase. Now, she oversees and directs international operations. 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 speaks English, French and Japanese.
Gloria Havyarimana, MBA
Burundi Country Director
Prior to joining the LifeNet team, 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. Gloria earned her Master’s in Business Administration from Taylor University. She speaks Kirundi, Kiswahili, French and English.
Josh Guenther, RN, BSN
Uganda Country Director
With experience in emergency medicine, Josh moved to Burundi in 2013 where he founded and served as Executive Director of a rural health facility in partnership with a local nonprofit. He now manages LifeNet’s expansion and operations in Uganda. Josh earned degrees in Biochemistry and Nursing at the University of Alberta.
Dr. Sarah Morgan, DMCC, MSc, MFPH
Malawi Country Director
In 2018, Sarah joined LifeNet to lead and expand all operations in Malawi. Sarah came to LifeNet with an extensive background in public health and has worked with MedAir and World Vision as well as served as a guest lecturer in global health for Brighton and Sussex Medical school and Kings College London. Sarah is a UK physician and also holds a Master of Science degree in international child health from University College London, and a Master of Science in public health from the University of London’s School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Saidi Kashindi, BSN
DRC Program Coordinator
Prior to joining the LifeNet team, Saidi 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. Saidi graduated from the University of Ngozi in 2008 with an A0-level nursing degree. He speaks Kirundi, Kiswahili, Lingala, French and English.
Dr. Maggie Ehrenfried, PT, DPT, MBA
Managing Director, Development
Maggie 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. Maggie holds a degree in Neuroscience from Regis University. She also earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Texas Woman’s University and an MBA from Regis University. She speaks English and Spanish.
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