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

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.

Dr. Jasintha Mtengezo, PhD, MPH, RN/M
Malawi Country Director

In 2019, Jasintha joined LifeNet to lead and expand all operations in Malawi. Jasintha came to LifeNet with more than 25 years of experience in health systems strengthening and healthcare quality improvement as an implementer and director. Jasintha is a registered nurse and certified midwife and earned a PhD in nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She also holds a Master of Public Health degree and has worked as Director of Educational Programs with the Nurses and Midwives Council of Malawi and as Dean of Faculty at Daeyang University.

Josh Guenther, BSN, RN
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.

Nadège Kabagenzi
Uganda Operations Manager

Nadège Kabagenzi has eight years of experience managing health-related projects and programs. She joined LifeNet in 2015 as the Business Program Manager, overseeing Management, Pharmacy, and Growth Financing Programs in Burundi. In 2017, she joined the Uganda LifeNet team as Operations Manager and has used her experience to support the fast-growing Uganda Program. Prior joining LifeNet, Nadège worked for the Belgium Embassy in Burundi. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and is finishing a Master

Gérard Nshimirimana
DRC Country Director

Gérard Joined LifeNet in 2013 as a management trainer in Burundi. Over the years, Gérard was promoted to senior management trainer, program manager, and ultimately the position of DRC Country Director. Prior to joining LifeNet, Gérard was a teacher at a nursing school in Bujumbura, Burundi. He holds a Bachelor in Health Services Management from the National Institute of Public Health, a Master’s degree in Health Economics from the Private Institute of Technologies in Burkina Faso, and an inter-University certificate in Health Systems Strengthening awarded jointly by Free University of Brussels and The Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium.

Geoffrey Arijole Nyakuni
Regional Director of Monitoring & Evaluation

In 2020, Geoffrey joined LifeNet to direct monitoring and evaluation for the organization. Prior to joining the LifeNet team, he worked in research at Makerere University in Kampala, in field work for the International Medical Corps in Uganda, and most recently as the Head of Mission and Chief of Party for Food for the Hungry in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Geoffrey earned a bachelor of science degree in food science and technology as well as a master’s degree in public health nutrition from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. He directs all of LifeNet’s key monitoring and evaluation activities.

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.

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, where she is Affiliate Faculty. 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.

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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
Area 14, Plot No. 121
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.