Our Leadership

Our Leadership 2018-05-25T13:49:36+00:00

Staff

Our team is based in the United States and East Africa.

Andy Bryant
Andy BryantExecutive Director
Based in New Jersey
Andy is the guy tasked with overseeing the wondrous vision and ambition of our board and staff while keeping them tethered to earth. Fortunately, he often fails!
Beatrice Onyango
Beatrice OnyangoCoordinator, African Visionary Fellowship
Based in Kenya
Beatrice loves supporting African leaders to achieve their full potential, as well as reading all kinds of fiction.
Carolyn Kandusi
Carolyn KandusiProgram Officer
Based in Kenya
When not managing SFF’s Kenya and Uganda portfolio, Carolyn poses as an artist-wannabe in African print designing and abstract painting.
Dedo N. Baranshamaje
Dedo N. BaranshamajeDirector of Innovation
Based in Malawi
Dedo is a social butterfly and loves to meet new people—contact him to talk about SII, community-driven development strategies, responsible philanthropy, or if you love stinky cheese.
Denise Stripling
Denise StriplingFoundation Administrator
Based in New Jersey
Denise loves assisting our active partners in facilitating their grants, keeping the foundation organized, and tries to put a smile on her face when pulling weeds in her garden.
Gidibo Tindwa
Gidibo TindwaProgram Officer
Based in Tanzania
When he is not meeting with our partners in Tanzania and Kenya, Gidibo is training with his first division basketball team or volunteering with young athletes.
Gladys Onyango
Gladys OnyangoDirector of Programs
Based in Kenya
Gladys leads SFF’s Africa programs. She loves bringing old and young people together and is relentless in trying to get her nieces and nephews to believe she is cool.
Katherine Anderson
Katherine AndersonDirector of Operations
Based in New Jersey
Katherine enjoys geeking out over spreadsheets, data systems, and impact evaluation – and is always happy to answer questions about grant cycles, reporting requirements, and how best to smuggle hot sauce past airport security.
Katie Bunten-Wamaru
Katie Bunten-WamaruDirector of Strategy
Based in Boston
Katie loves to talk about all things Active Partnership and believes strongly in the power of local solutions. If she’s not chatting about our incredible partners, she’s probably bragging about her dogs, Mindy and Rocky.
Liana Nzabampema
Liana NzabampemaProgram Officer
Based in Rwanda
Liana is happy when she meets fellow French-speakers and discovers community-driven innovations; collecting friends is what she enjoys most.
Patricia Malila
Patricia MalilaProgram Associate
Based in Malawi
Patricia coordinates SII-Malawi and supports our Malawi portfolio. She loves to cook and is a huge foodie.
Rose Thuo-Ngunjiri
Rose Thuo-NgunjiriProgram Officer
Based in Kenya
Rose is easily excited by vanilla milkshakes, salsa dancing, South African House music, and supporting partners in Kenya and Uganda.
Sarah Gioe
Sarah GioeDirector of Communications
Based in New Jersey
Sarah loves sharing all the amazing news from our partners—from awards and media mentions to new initiatives and terrific photos—almost as much as she loves dark chocolate.
Virgile Bahujimihigo
Virgile BahujimihigoProgram Associate
Based in Kenya
When Virgile is not managing the Kenya office or supporting the team with logistics, catch him playing soccer or rooting for Arsenal FC.

Board

Our board includes three generations of Segal family members and individuals with decades of experience in the non-profit and private sectors.

Barry Segal
Barry SegalFounder
After 40 years of success as the founder of BradCo Supply, Barry retired and now chooses to devote his time and resources to philanthropy.
Martin Segal
Martin SegalManaging Director, Chairman of the Board
Martin serves as Managing Director. In addition to his role with SFF, he is a real estate investor and manages real estate partnerships.
Antoine Chiquet
Antoine Chiquet
After an international corporate career, Antoine co-founded Komo Learning Centres, providing community-based educational opportunities for vulnerable and disadvantaged children in Uganda.
David Auerbach
David Auerbach
David is a co-founder of Sanergy, which makes hygienic sanitation affordable and accessible in Africa’s informal settlements.
Dolly Segal
Dolly Segal
Dolly met Barry on the tennis court in 2005. They have been doubles partners ever since.
Evelyn Omala
Evelyn Omala
As former Director of Operations, Eve worked on the Segal team for four years. She now manages SFF’s impact investing portfolio.
Janis Simon
Janis Simon
Janis is Barry Segal’s daughter. She serves on the board of Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project and is a co-founder of Vital Health Africa.
Matthew Simon
Matthew Simon
Matt is Barry Segal’s grandson. He is a litigation associate focused on consumer class actions with Center For Science in the Public Interest.
Richard Segal
Richard Segal
Rich is Barry Segal’s son. He serves as an advisor for Powering Potential, a SFF partner.
Susan Davis
Susan Davis
Susan is the former president and CEO of BRAC USA, an organization that she co-founded to advance the global mission of BRAC, the world’s largest nonprofit.