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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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