Dr Angela Nyambura Gichaga, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Angela Gichaga, a clinician, health economist, and recent management consultant with McKinsey & Company, has joined the Financing Alliance as Chief Executive Officer, effective June 2017. Angela, in coordination with the Financing Alliance's Project Advisory Committee and fiscal sponsor Capital for Good USA, is responsible for strategic development and fundraising, initiative development, stakeholder engagement, recruiting and team development, and management.
She is a public and social sector enthusiast with experience working across civil service, management consulting, NGOs and academia, to improve the quality of peoples’ lives through gender advocacy, leadership training, coaching, mentorship health and education.
Dr. Gichaga completed her undergraduate degree in Medicine, Masters in Health Economics and Policy and Fellowship in Public Sector Management and has served as a frontline clinician, policy maker, and consultant. She served the MOH Kenya as a District Medical Officer of Health (DMOH) and a hospital in charge (MEDSUP) in both Meru and Garbatulla, for ~150 multi-disciplinary team members through coordinating strategic planning, resource mobilization, recruitment, monitoring and capacity building through on job training/ mentorship. She then joined the MOH HQ, where she co-developed national strategies and prepared reports on the country’s health achievements.
She was humbled to receive the Australian Leadership Awards for Africa (2012) and the President Obama’s Mandela Washington Fellowship (2014) in recognition of her exemplary leadership within the civil service and operational track record of excellence in achieving results.
Most recently, Dr. Gichaga worked at McKinsey & Company’s Africa Delivery Hub (ADH) working across multiple sectors, especially on socio-economic and development issues in Africa.
Hafeez Ladha, Innovative Finance Director
Hafeez Ladha has worked across the public, private and social sectors, with a focus on emerging markets. Hafeez started his career managing communicable disease prevention clinical trials and strategic health planning across South Africa. He subsequently joined the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in Tanzania to design, develop and implement a results-based financing program focused on maternal and child health services.
Hafeez then joined CHAI’s Global Vaccines Team overseeing vaccine packaging, distribution and delivery programs across Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi and Ethiopia. Most recently Hafeez served as a Consultant and Case Team Leader out of Bain & Company’s Washington, DC office working across healthcare, tourism, food and beverage, senior living, textiles and hotels. His focus has been in Bain’s private equity practice which works with private equity funds and hedge funds to diligence and value potential acquisitions. Hafeez has also been responsible for selecting, scoping and staffing Bain’s pro bono global social impact projects.
Hafeez holds a BSc from McMaster University (Canada), an MPH from Columbia University and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. In his free time, Hafeez enjoys traveling, discussing Canadian politics and performing as a rather unamusing stand up comic.
Harriet Napier, Country support STC
Harriet Napier is a native of Vermont, USA and has been passionate about community health since working for her county’s homeless shelter as a Community Case Manager (2009-2011)
Harriet completed her undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Global Health at Middlebury College, and is currently a second-year Masters student at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her degree in Health Systems is held within the International Health Department, where she is advised by Dr. Henry Perry. Harriet additionally completed a semester-long public health program through the School for International Training in Delhi, India (2011) where she conducted research and writing on various CHW models (government and NGO-led).
After finishing her BA, Harriet spent 6-months in Peru as a Project Manager, advising Ayni Wasi Salud/Sacred Valley Health on its CHW model (2013). Prior to starting graduate work at Hopkins, Harriet served Partners In Health in Boston (2013-2015) in several roles and then Liberia (2015-2016) as a Community Health Specialist.
Harriet’s work in Liberia included design, implementation, and management of CHW programs and provision of support to the MOH in rewriting its policy and strategic plan for Liberia’s national Community Health Assistant program. She has presented this work at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference (2016) and the Unite for Sight Conference (2017).
Most recently, Harriet completed a 12-week internship with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where she worked with the Integrated Delivery and HIV teams. Harriet was humbled to receive the John Snow Inc Award in International Health (2016) from Johns Hopkins and the George B. Bryan Award for excellence in student research on Vermont (2013).
She is thrilled to have an opportunity to collaborate with the Financing Alliance for Health over the next several months. She will split her time between Freetown and Nairobi.
The Financing Alliance for Health is a fiscally sponsored program of Capital for Good USA, a 501(c)(3) public charity. Donations to Capital for Good USA are tax deductible to the extent provided by applicable law.
All funds received by Capital for Good USA for the Financing Alliance for Health are the property of Capital for Good USA, which allocates the funds internally for use in connection with the purposes of the Financing Alliance for Health. Contributions are subject to the control and discretion of Capital for Good USA, and the Project Manager may make recommendations for the use of funds.