Team

Lead Exposure Elimination Project

Our team

Dr Lucia Coulter

Dr Lucia Coulter

Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director

Lucia is a medical doctor. She has worked in acute and emergency medicine and has clinical experience in low-resource contexts. She has published peer-reviewed research in the fields of public health and global health and holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, and a Master’s degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge.

Contact: lucia@leadelimination.org

Dr Clare Donaldson

Dr Clare Donaldson

Co-Executive Director

Clare was previously Chief Operating Officer at the Happier Lives Institute, a nonprofit think-tank. She is an incoming trustee of Suvita, and was a research intern at the nonprofit Development Media International. She has a PhD in Earth Sciences from the University of Cambridge and has published multiple peer-reviewed papers in international journals.

Contact: clare@leadelimination.org

Julia Berg

Julia Berg

Head of Operations

Julia oversees operations, compliance, finances, and human resources at LEEP. She previously taught English language and literature at secondary school. Before that, she worked as a patent litigation paralegal. Julia holds a master’s degree in education from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr Bal Dhital

Dr Bal Dhital

Program Manager

Bal is a medical doctor. He has previously worked in hospital medicine in rural and metropolitan Australia. He is a founding member of Borne Clothing, a social enterprise tackling mosquito-borne diseases. Bal holds a Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Newcastle, Australia.
Dr Nasser Hassane

Dr Nasser Hassane

Research Assistant

Nasser is working with LEEP on a paint study in Niger. He is a medical doctor who currently works as a development counselor in Niamey, Niger. He is one of the first scholars from Niger to be awarded a Chevening scholarship by the UK government. He holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree from Alexandria University, and a Master of Science from the University of Chester.

Charlie Loudon

Charlie Loudon

Program Manager

Charlie was previously International Legal Adviser at Redress, an international advocacy NGO. Before Redress he was an associate at Freshfields, an international law firm, and a Steering Committee member of Oxfam Lawyers Against Poverty. Charlie has experience working in the Middle East, India and Africa. He studied Law at Oxford and International Law and African Politics at SOAS.

Dr Guillermo Olmedo Mendez

Dr Guillermo Olmedo Mendez

Bolivia Program Lead

Guillermo is a medical doctor and Head of Research & Development at a pharmaceutical company, based in Cochabamba, Bolivia. He has a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Texas, in the USA, and speaks fluent English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Charlotte Potts

Charlotte Potts

Program Manager

Charlotte previously worked in Partnerships at Beam, a social enterprise supporting disadvantaged individuals transitioning into sustainable employment and housing. Before that, she worked at the World Food Programme strengthening their targeting policy. She graduated from the University of Oxford with a bachelor’s degree in geography and the United Nations University – MERIT with a master’s degree in public policy and human development.
Philip Green

Philip Green

Paint Technologist (consultant)

Phil has 40 years’ experience working in the paint industry and has worked in 52 countries worldwide, including 21 in Africa. His expertise is as a formulator, research chemist, technical manager and production manager. Phil is Director at Mirmac PTY Ltd, a paint and research consultancy based in South Africa.

Advisory board

Dr Jerome Nriagu

Dr Jerome Nriagu

Advisor

Dr Nriagu is an environmental chemist, academic and researcher. He is Professor Emeritus in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA). Dr Nriagu is one of the most cited researchers in the field of environmental studies and was among the first to draw attention to emerging health risks associated with toxic metal exposure in Africa, including childhood lead exposure in Nigeria and South Africa. His field of research is transdisciplinary and covers the sources, behaviour and fate of toxic metals in the environment; risk science including exposure assessment, health effects and risk management; and environmental justice.

Professor Rose Kambarami

Professor Rose Kambarami

Advisor

Prof Rose Kambarami is a paediatrician, clinical epidemiologist, and Associate Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Zimbabwe. She is an experienced researcher, trainer, manager and leader across many public health roles in Zimbabwe and the Southern African region, having been President of the Paediatric Association of Zimbabwe and having presented and published widely on the topic of maternal, perinatal, newborn and child health. LEEP has been fortunate to benefit from Prof Kambarami’s vast expertise by forming a collaboration on the lead in paint project in Zimbabwe.

Nikita Patel

Nikita Patel

Advisor

Nikita Patel is the CEO and Co-founder of Fortify Health, an NGO aiming to improve lives​ by tackling anaemia and neural tube defects in India through the medium of flour fortification. Her focus on impact and cost-effectiveness lead to Fortify Health being awarded a GiveWell Incubation Grant. Nikita previously worked in global health communications at Malaria Consortium and as a Project Manager at Voenna Rampa Refugee Camp in Bulgaria.

Jack Rafferty

Jack Rafferty

Advisor

Jack is a co-founder of LEEP and served as its co-director for more than two years. Jack was previously Director of the Refugee Policy Institute, an Australian based policy organisation. Before that, he worked as a consultant with enterprise and nonprofits. He graduated from the University of Sydney with degrees in Philosophy and Environmental Science and has published peer reviewed research in international journals. 

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