Board & Staff Info – West Africa Fistula Foundation
|Information concerning the workings of the Board & Staff members of West Africa Fistula Foundation are listed below.
|Samuel Hingha PiehExecutive Director for all Christian Health Hospitals and Clinics in Sierra Leone is the Country Representative for WAFF. He has responsibility for facilitation of partnership with government and international and national organizations addressing health issues and problems especially for women. Samuel has a Master of Public Health Degree from the University of Michigan, He is a descendant of the Amistad Saga leader. He will be the Keynote speaker for the Martin Luther King Program at the University of Indianapolis in 2008.
|Dr. Philip A. KoromaDr. Koroma attended the Milton Margai Teacher’s College and received his medical degree from the Vitebsk Medical Institute in the former USSR. He specialized in OB/GYN at the Krasnador Medical Academy and has worked in all major hospitals located in Freetown as well as with the International Rescue Committee during the civil war. Currently he serves as the Medical Superintendent at the Bo Government Hospital
|Dahan A. Sheref, MD, MSPH Dr. Dahan Sheref is a Public Health Physician serving as a missionary in West Africa. Born in Sierra Leone, and educated in the United States, Dr. Sheref spent 36 years in the United States, and studied at some of the finest universities, including Rutgers University in New Jersey and Tulane University in Louisiana. Out of love for his people of Sierra Leone, Dr. Sheref founded Hope Medical Mission to address the health care needs of the poor in Sierra Leone. In 2002, Dr. Dahan Sheref pioneered the establishment of Grace International Chapel to preach and spread the gospel among his people. Dr. Sheref founded Grace School of Science in 2008 to prepare students for careers in medicine and the sciences. Dr. Sheref is currently working with Dr. Darius Maggi, Founder of the West Africa Fistula Foundation to facilitate the establishment of the West Africa Medical Center in Bo, Sierra Leone.
|Dr. Michael Henderson Executive director of Heart of Africa, a specialized mission which helps African Christian leaders design effective programs in outreach, training, publishing, community development, discipleship, and church planting, and which assists Americans who want to make an effective investment in African Christian ministries.Has been a pastor and college/seminary professor for more than forty years, specializing in personal discipleship and small groups. He was most recently the teaching pastor at Northland, A Church Distributed, in Longwood, Florida, a multi-site church which ministers to more than 7,000 people every weekend in five locations. He is still active at Northland, but is concentrating his energies on writing, teaching, conducting workshops on making disciples, and leading the work of Heart of Africa.Education:
A.B., Asbury College
M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary (missions)
S.T.M., Yale University (History, Reformation)
M.A., Indiana University (non-formal education)
M.S. in Ed., Indiana University (instructional systems technology)
Ph.D., Indiana University (adult education)
|Dr. Robert F Scanlon Jr. A native of Huntington, New York, where he presently is in private practice at the North Shore Medical Group, attending physician at Huntington Hospital. He is a Clinical Instructor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, and Director of Maternal Health Services and Board Member of Maternal Life International, Butte, Montana.Dr. Scanlon earned a BS in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University in 1978, an MBA from Duke University in 1981 and an MD from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. His post-graduate studies include a Family Medicine Rotating Internship and an Obstetrics/Gynecology Specialty residency, both at the University Hospital, Stony Brook, New York. He is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with the most recent recertification in 2006.Dr. Scanlon’s international work includes fistula surgical repair at the Baptist Medical Center in Ghana and emergency obstetrical care instruction and training in Nigeria with a Maternal Life International team of specialists.He coaches basketball, baseball and softball in his spare time. He and his wife, Cathleen, live in Huntington, New York with their three children; Robert, Timmy and Elizabeth.Download Dr. Robert Scanlon Jr.’s CV by clicking here.
|Dr. George Mulcaire-Jones is from Montana and attended the University of Washington Medical School, graduating with an MD degree in 1981. His medical internship and residency was at Deaconess Hospital, Spokane; a Family Practice Residency at the University of Minnesota; a surgery internship at St. Peter’s Hospital, Helena; and an obstetric fellowship at Sacred Heart and Deaconess hospitals, Spokane. Mulcaire-Jones began his family medical practice in 1984 in Long Beach and Anaheim, California with the Mission Doctors Association, transferring to Cameroon, West Africa later that year. He returned to America in 1987 and continued his practice in the Seattle area before moving to Butte, Montana, in 1992.In 1997, he formed what eventually became Maternal Life International, a nonprofit organization providing training and resource support for AIDS prevention and care, and maternal health services to developing countries, mainly in Africa.While living in Butte, Dr. Mulcaire-Jones has been a little league baseball coach and a youth soccer league coach. George and his wife, Mary, have six children.
Staff Photo Gallery
|Jacqueline Mends – head nurse
| Marian Kondoh
| Aminata Swaray
| Victoria Togbie
| Veronica Kamara
|Benjamin Rogers –
Head Of Facilities
|Benedict E. Lansana -Accountant/Admin Officer
|Kabba Jalloh – driver
|Mohamed Kamara driver
|Fatmata Jusu – head caterer
|Kadiatu Samai – assistant caterer
| Safula Kamara – volunteer house
|Monica Kamura – assistant caterer
|Amara Koroma-head of laundry and volunteer house care take
| Baimba Lakai –
|Kadiata Sesay – ward cleaner
|Fennia Jarwarnia – WAFF Ambassador and Diversion Advocate
|Feremusu Marrah – WAFF Ambassador and Diversion Advocate
|Memuna Mansaray – ward cleaner – WAFF Ambassador and Diversion Advocate