From our CBO leaders across Africa, India and Guatemala, to our staff in San Francisco and across North America, to our donors, followers and friends the world over — our community is the foundation that enables us to drive change. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay in touch with everyone as we tackle challenges and celebrate successes. Have questions? Please contact us via email.  Or click to find Global Advocates.

Names are in alphabetical order.



Jane Body
Hannah Clyne
Erin Gilchrist

Jane Body

Global Advocate Program Strategy and Relationships Lead

Jane is responsible for developing and implementing strategy around the inter-cultural nature of the Global Advocate Program and strengthening relationships between advocates pairs, and partners and advocates in alignment with community-led development.

Lead: People’s People Circle, policy development.

Supports: Donor Engagement by leading the Change Agents program and Partnerships 360 in a Global Advocate information transfer advisory role.

Hannah Clyne

Programs Strategy Lead

Hannah is responsible for ensuring the alignment and effectiveness of Mama Hope’s programs. She works to integrate Mama Hope’s community led partnerships, movement building and Global Advocate work to ensure a common, strategic and community led direction across all areas.

Lead: Guatemala Partnerships, Partnerships 360

Support: Grants and Partnerships, Community Led Partnerships, Global Advocate Planning, People’s People, Partner Financials, Monitoring & Evaluation, Movement Building

Erin Gilchrist

Community Led Partnerships Lead

Erin works alongside Mama Hope’s community led partners across Africa to build strategic plans and develop tools for M&E and goal-setting. Through regular calls and visits, she helps ensure Mama Hope always has partners’ priorities at the heart of its activities. Erin also seeks to facilitate knowledge exchange amongst partners and build connections with other organizations that can grow the work of the Mama Hope Family.

Lead: Community Led Partnerships

Supports: Partnerships 360; Partner Financials; Monitoring & Evaluation; Grants and Partnerships; Donor Engagement; Movement Building

Julita Kessy
Lovisa Malmberg
Melissa Mecca

Julita Kessy

Global Advocate Program Local Resource Development Lead

Julita is responsible for mentorship provision to the advocates at MH partners, and identifying different local resources available in our communities.

Lead: Grant and partnership working on identifying local funding partners,

Support: Partnership 360 provision of information.

Lovisa Malmberg

Operations and Development Associate

On the development side, Lovisa conducts funder and prospect research. Together with Nyla, she coordinates donor outreach and follow-ups, and provides admin support as needed. On the operational side side, she research operational systems and processes that will increase efficiency for the organization. She also supports with financial day-to-day tasks, grant-writing and editing.

Support: Major Gifts, Donor Engagement, Prospect Research & Grant Application Development, Partnership 360 Support and Learning.

Melissa Mecca

Marketing Advisor

Melissa has helped Mama Hope to align on messaging, website, creative and vision for the future.

Support: Website, marketing, pitches, partner branding and messaging projects.

Jennifer Miguya
Denis Muwanguzi
Vincent Mwangi

Jennifer Miguya

Communications Lead

Jenn is responsible for Mama Hope’s communications strategy, both in engaging Mama Hope’s donors and leading campaigns around the power of community led solutions and the importance of ethical, locally led media and voices.

Lead: Communications

Support: Donor Engagement, Movement Building

Denis Muwanguzi

Evaluation and Learning Lead

Denis is responsible for the design, implementation and quality assurance of Mama Hope’s monitoring, evaluation and learning strategy. He leads the development and implementation of Mama Hope’s M&E system. He acts as a support to all of Mama Hope partners in designing their own unique context based M&E systems for their organizations.

Lead: Monitoring and Evaluation

Support: Grants, community led partnerships, organizational culture and partnerships advisory

Vincent Mwangi

Grants and Storytelling Associate

Vincent connects Mama Hope to the world through stories as told by our community led partners. He also facilitates grant applications and funding partnerships.

Lead: Grant Management

Support: People’s People Circle, Movement Building, Grants and Partnerships, Partnerships 360

Kyla Rathjen
Katie Remy
Nyla Rodgers

Kyla Rathjen

Global Advocate Program Management and Inclusion Lead

Kyla is responsible for Global Advocate Program communications, recruiting, curriculum development, and alumni engagement. She also leads the team’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Lead: Diversity and Inclusion

Support: Alumni donor engagement, disbursement of partner funds, Partnerships 360, and Mama Hope communications.

Katie Remy

Finance & Operations Lead

Katie facilitates org-wide strategic planning and builds consistency & alignment across the organization. In working towards organizational resilience, Katie oversees and contributes to the implementation of the organization’s financial and operational health activities. She is also responsible for the financial tracking, communication and disbursement of funds to Mama Hope’s partners.

Lead: Organizational Financials, Donor Engagement, Disbursement of Partner Funds; Grants and Partnerships

Supports: Major Gifts, Partner Financials

Nyla Rodgers

Founder and Business Development Lead

Nyla is the Founder and Business Development Lead. She is responsible for connecting Mama Hope to new funding opportunities and partnerships. Nyla also works with the Mama Hope team to develop ideas and strategies on how to build stronger partnerships and opportunities for Mama Hope partners globally. She also provides guidance and support to each program circle in order to nurture Mama Hope’s long term vision.

Lead: Major Gifts

Supports: Donor Engagement, Grants and Partnerships, Movement Building


Akili Girls’ School / Reilly Orton Foundation

Budondo Intercultural Center (BIC) / Suubi Health Center

Malkia Foundation

Nguzo Foundation


Our Lady of Perpetual Support (OLPS)

Queen Elizabeth Academy


St. Timothy’s (Tanzania Children’s Concern)

Tejiendo Futuros

Tropical Focus for Rural Development

United Hearts Children’s Center (UHCC)

White Orange Youth (WOY)