People

We bring together multidisciplinary expertise in creative communications, human centred design, product innovation as well as international development and public health.

We are driven by a desire to make a real difference in the lives of underserved and vulnerable communities.

Our Team

Alexandra Mandelbaum
Co-CEO & Managing Director
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Mari Tikkanen
Co-CEO & Co-Founder
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Jennifer Paavola
Director of Creative Communication
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Liisa Vilkkumaa
Director of Creative Communication (on maternity leave)
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Jen Snell
Programme Coordinator
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Amal Mohamed
Programme Manager, Kenya & Tanzania
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Shalini Subbiah
Evaluation and Programme Manager
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Hanna-Riitta Kurittu
Partnership Manager
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Sandra Viña
Senior Service Designer
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Jarkko Kurronen
Senior Service Designer
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Palash Singh
Senior Service Designer
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Fang-yi Lee
Service Designer
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Priyam Sharda
Design Research Lead
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Nicolas von Flittner
Product Design Lead
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Mia Hytönen
HR Coordinator and Office Manager
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Mirka Kekäläinen
Finance Manager
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Jaana Romppanen
Finance and Office Assistant
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Mick Scheinin
Creative Strategist
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Laura Seppälä
Communication Specialist
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Tuuli Hongisto
Communication Specialist
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Abhyudai Dhawan
Communication Specialist
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Margaret Collier
Communications Intern
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Helena Vizcaino
Visual Creative
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Yuzhou Wang
Graphic Designer
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Alba Bonachela
Graphic Designer (Internship)
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Jenni Hämäläinen
Development Specialist
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Petra Sillanpää
Development Specialist
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Veera Tuomala
Development Specialist
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Mikaela Grotenfelt
Medical and Public Health Advisor
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Board

Joe Wright
Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board
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Mari Tikkanen
Co-CEO & Co-Founder
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Camilla Hartwall
Independent Director of the Board
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Partners

Helena Sandman
Architect
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Akshay Roongta
Design Strategist
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Rose Matthews
Design Lead
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Gobinda Dalai
Development Professional
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Cheryl Jemmott
Midwifery Advisor
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Shivi Kapil
UX Designer & Researcher
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Joyce Wamoyi
Social and Behavioural Research Scientist
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Emma Nkonoki
Tanzanian Country Expert
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Swati Saxena
Consultant & Researcher
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Veronica Bluguermann
Service Designer
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Parvati Pillai
Visual Creative
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Joey Greene
Copywriter and Communications Specialist
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Ashwin Budden
Senior Design Research and Evaluation Advisor
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Ronald Luwangula
Lecturer at Makerere University, PhD in Social Psychology
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Bukola Fawole
Pioneer Director, National Institute of Maternal & Child Health, University of Ibadan
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Olubunmi Adedoyin Ojelade
B. Sc (Ed) Health Education, MPH (Health Promotion and Education)
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Andreas D’Hollandere
Visual and Service Designer
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