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Ben Plumley

Ben Plumley

Chief Executive Officer

Ben Plumley is Chief Executive Officer of Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation. Ben’s particular expertise is in mobilizing partnerships between public, private, and community sectors, developed over 20 years in the global fight for AIDS.

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Ben Cheng

Ben Cheng

Vice President of Technology and Innovation

Ben Cheng is the Vice President of Technology and Innovation at the Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation. Prior to joining Pangaea, Ben was the Director of Advocacy and Communications at PATH and was the Deputy Director at the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research, a public private partnership housed in the School of Public Health and Health Services at the George Washington University in Washington, DC.

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Megan Dunbar, DrPH, MPH

Megan Dunbar, DrPH, MPH

Vice President of Research and Programs

Dr. Megan Dunbar, Vice President of Research and Programs at Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation, has primary responsibility for the planning, execution, oversight, and monitoring of Pangaea research and evaluation, technical assistance related activities and policy initiatives. Megan is a leader in global HIV efforts among women and youth. Her background and expertise is in designing and evaluating interventions that address the social and economic factors which increase HIV vulnerability, such as gender-based violence and inequities in educational and economic opportunities for girls and women. Formerly with the University of California, San Francisco, Megan has spent nearly a decade leading initiatives in Tanzania and Zimbabwe, where she lived for several years.

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Natalie Otten

Natalie Otten

Chief Financial Officer

Natalie Otten is the Chief Financial Officer of Pangaea, responsible for leadership and oversight of the Finance Department and all financial systems and functions of the organization, including accounting, budgeting, internal controls and the strategic management of the agency's resources. Before joining Pangaea in 2010, Natalie worked for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. She also has several years of experience as an auditor for a public accounting firm, performing audits and completing tax returns for partnerships, corporations and non-profit organizations.

In 2006 and 2007, Natalie was a small business development volunteer with the Peace Corps in the West African country Burkina Faso, where she focused on micro-credit financing and community project development. Her activities included conducting business training sessions with local women’s groups, as well as educational outreach projects focused on the prevention of HIV/AIDS and malaria.

Natalie received a B.A. in Business Economics and a B.A. in Global Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Beverly Burton

Beverly Burton

Administrative Travel Coordinator

Beverly Burton is the Administrative Travel Coordinator. In her position she manages travel and meeting logistics domestically and abroad for Pangaea and its partners. Additionally, she provides associated administrative support to Pangaea's senior staff.

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Olivia Chang, MPH, CPH

Research and Program Manager

Olivia Chang is Research and Program Manager at Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation. She provides support across projects and to in-country partners in the areas of data collection, management and analysis. In addition, Olivia supports both the implementation of Pangaea programs and development of research and program grants and publications.

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Barrot Lambdin, PhD, MPH

Barrot Lambdin, PhD, MPH

Senior Director of Implementation Science

Dr. Barrot Lambdin is Director of Implementation Science at Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation, and is an Affiliate Assistant Professor within the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington.

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Djibrine Mainassara

Djibrine Mainassara

Project Assistant

Djibrine Mainassara primarily provides administrative support to Pangaea’s projects. Djibrine is a community development professional with 10+ years of nonprofit experience and specialization in project management, accounting, financial analysis and cross-cultural communication.

Prior to join Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation, he was in Niamey, Niger at Group For Research and Technology Exchange (GRET), a French international non-profit as a Project Manager. He also worked with the Theater of the Oppressed to increase community awareness around HIV and STDs, young women education, hygiene and forced marriage.  Djibrine Mainassara worked as the Executive Director at the Nigerian Professional Microfinance Institutions Network (ANIP-MF), where he published the first newsletter of this organization as well as developed training annual program and provided event and program coordination. He has a Master’s in macroeconomics from Abdou Moumouni University of Niamey, and is fluent in French, Zarma, Hausa and Tamajec.

 

Imelda Mudekunye-Mahaka

Imelda Mudekunye-Mahaka

Country Coordinator

Imelda Mudekunye-Mahaka is the Country Coordinator of Pangaea's operations in Zimbabwe, including management of the newly established Pangaea Zimbabwe AIDS Trust office. Imelda supports the implementation of Pangaea programs, as well as serves as Director of the SHAZ! Project, a study that has been working with adolescent girls to address structural factors that put them at risk for HIV through economic empowerment and HIV/AIDS life skills education and integrated social support. Imelda‘s first degree is Social work and she is currently studying for a Masters in Development Studies.

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Jennifer Oliver Goodwin

Jennifer Oliver Goodwin

Director of Administration

Jennifer Oliver-Goodwin is the Director of Administration. Jennifer joined the organization in September 2013, and leads the building of Pangaea’s organizational capacity, human resources and strategic agenda.

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Mikaela Rejbrand

Mikaela Rejbrand

Program Manager

Mikaela Rejbrand is a Program Manager at Pangaea. She is managing the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant for identifying approaches to long-term and effective engagement in HIV health and support services in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Laura Ruiz

Laura Ruiz

Senior Accountant

Laura Ruiz is the Senior Accountant bringing extensive experience in nonprofit management, accounting and finance. Prior to Pangaea, she worked in the Philanthropic Services Division at the Tides Foundation in San Francisco. For many years she also managed La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley, where she served as the organization’s Financial Director and Visual Arts Curator.

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Nikki Smith

Nikki Smith

Manager, Executive Office

Nikki Smith oversees office management and administrative services for Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation. Nikki also serves as the Executive Assistant to the CEO, as well as general support to all of Pangaea's program managers. She has been with Pangaea since September 2011.

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Ifeoma C. Udoh, PhD

Ifeoma C. Udoh, PhD

Director – Monitoring and Evaluation

Dr Ifeoma Udoh is Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation, and the Research Director for Pangaea's Oakland NIH study. Ife has extensive experience in implementing international and domestic HIV/AIDS programming and monitoring and evaluation activities in low resource settings around the world, including the Caribbean, Asia, and the United States. She currently leads Pangaea’s projects in the Dominican Republic, China and Oakland, California.

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