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.
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.
As Chief Financial Officer at Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation, Natalie Otten is responsible for managing all accounting and financial systems and functions, including internal and external reporting and the development and implementation of Pangaea’s operating budget. She works closely with the CEO and Managing Director on all of the Foundation’s strategic decisions and acts as a liaison between the Board of Directors and CEO on all financial related matters.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.