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, 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
President

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.

David Scheiman, MPH, MBA
Vice President of Programs

David has more than 30 years of proven experience in international health program management and leadership, including 26 years at World Vision. David earned his Master’s of Public Health from the University of Alabama and an MBA from Eastern University. Early in his career, David served in the Peace Corps in Tunisia and Cameroon, worked as a project manager in Mauritania, and was an international program officer in Mali. As his career developed, Scheiman took on more leadership, serving at director, senior director, and senior regional advisor levels at World Vision.

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 Country Director

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.

BURUNDI TEAM

UGANDA TEAM

MALAWI 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
1440 G St, NW
Washington, DC 20005
+1 407 630 9518

IN BURUNDI

LifeNet International
26 Avenue Ngendandumwe
Bujumbura, Burundi

IN UGANDA

64-25 Ring Road, Muyenga
PO Box 21189, Kampala
Uganda

IN DRC

No. 007 Av. Nyofu I, Q. Nyalukemba
C. Ibanda, Bukavu
Democratic Republic of the Congo

IN MALAWI

LifeNet International
CHAM Secretariat, Area 14
Lilongwe, Malawi

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.