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 a trustee of Suvita, an organisation which works to increase uptake of immunisations to combat vaccine-preventable diseases in India. 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 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.
Joseph Chreim

Joseph Chreim

Program Manager

Joseph previously worked as an Entrepreneurship Program Manager with different social companies and organisations across the Middle East, Mediterranean, and East Asia regions. He also has experience in Customer Success Management. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Management from the Saint Joseph University of Beirut. He is fluent in English, French, and Arabic.
Nafisatou Cissé

Nafisatou Cissé

Program Manager, Team Leader

Nafisa was previously Environmental Health Communication Specialist at the World Health Organization, where she coordinated WHO’s efforts for the elimination of lead paint in Africa. From 2017-2020 she was Projects then Partnerships Coordinator at UNEP’s Regional Office for Africa, where she oversaw several chemicals related projects including the SAICM Lead in Paint project in over 25 African countries. She is a Fulbright Scholarship alumnus and holds a Masters in Communication and a Graduate Certificate in Global Health from the University of Kentucky.
Tomos Davies

Tomos Davies

Chief Operating Officer

Prior to joining LEEP, Tomos worked at Frontline, STiR, and Teach For India as Chief Operating Officer. He has also been a Director at Teach For All and Teach First. Tomos is an alumnus of Cambridge University and a qualified science teacher. He has extensive experience of operations and successfully scaling startups.
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.
Joel Fraser

Joel Fraser

Program Manager

Before LEEP, Joel worked in public sector consulting across a range of areas, such as tackling health inequalities for disadvantaged groups and supporting integration of healthcare data. He has also had experience teaching English and working with young people in Belgium, Burkina Faso, and Peru. Joel holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and French from Oxford University. He speaks English, French, and Spanish.
Yujin Han

Yujin Han

Program Manager

Yujin is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. She implemented health interventions addressing the social and structural drivers of HIV and served as Chair of Peace Corps South Africa’s Diversity Committee. She has taught English internationally in Korea and Thailand. Formerly, Yujin worked in consumer insights in the media and advertising industry. Yujin studied Integrative Design at the University of Michigan and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from the University of Virginia.
Dr Nasser Hassane

Dr Nasser Hassane

Program Manager

Nasser is a medical doctor and previously worked as a development counselor with the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office 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.

Victoria N Krauss

Victoria N Krauss

Program Manager

Before LEEP, Victoria worked in philanthropy, strategy consulting, and as a Counsel in the Litigation/Controversy practice of WilmerHale, an international law firm. Victoria holds an MSC in Art, Business and Law from the University of Glasgow (Christie’s Education) and an L.L.B/J.D. in Law and Politics from the University of Montevideo, Uruguay. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Charlie Loudon

Charlie Loudon

Program Manager, Team Leader

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 Scott Kaba Matafwali

Dr Scott Kaba Matafwali

Program Manager

Before joining LEEP, Scott worked as a Technical Advisor for the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association. Scott has previously served as a lecturer at the Copperbelt University, and a pharmacist for the Ministry of Health and Board Member on the National Health Research Ethics Board in Zambia. Scott is a recipient of both the Chevening and Commonwealth scholarships. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the University of Zambia, Master of Science from Sheffield Hallam University, and PhD from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Dr Guillermo Olmedo Mendez

Dr Guillermo Olmedo Mendez

Program Manager

Guillermo is a medical doctor and was previously 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 DPPL 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. 

Board of directors

The Board of Directors of Lead Exposure Elimination Project, Inc consists of Anna Christina Thorsheim, Daniel Wahl, and Andrew Player.

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