Dr Richard Kojan, President of ALIMA
Dr Kojan is an anesthetist specialized in humanitarian medical aid with over ten years of international experience. He began working for ALIMA in 2010 on a surgery project responding to the earthquake in Haiti. He went on to become medical coordinator at ALIMA’s headquarters in Dakar for four years before being elected President of the Board of Directors in 2015. Dr Kojan is from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Augustin Augier, Secretary General
Augustin Augier worked in the private and public sectors in France before joining Médecins Sans Frontières in the field in Angola, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo as administrator then field coordinator and head of mission. He was ALIMA’s Director General from 2009 to 2013. In 2014, he was elected secretary general of the Board of Directors.
Matthew Cleary, Director General
Trained as an emergency nurse, Matthew Cleary began working in humanitarian care in 2004 as a field coordinator. He works on numerous missions, including in Niger, Somalia, and Sudan. Before joining ALIMA in 2016, Matthew was managing director of an Australian organization that provided psycho-social support to drug addicts, the homeless and people with disabilities.
Dr Ali Ouattara, Deputy Director of Programmes
Dr Ali Ouattara, a medical doctor with a degree in specialty in public health, has worked with Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières for over ten years. He started as field doctor, then moved on to medical focal point and medical coordinator first in Ivory Coast than in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Cameroon and Malawi. He joined ALIMA in 2015.
Dr Moumouni Kinda, Program Manager
Dr Kinda graduated from the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and directs ALIMA’s programs in Chad, the DRC, Cameroon and Niger. He joined the organization in 2012 and has overseen medical interventions in Mali, Cameroon, Senegal and Burkina Faso, where he was also ALIMA’s country representative. Before joining ALIMA, Dr Kinda oversaw MSF medical operations in Haiti, Chad and the DRC.
Dr Nafissa Dan-Bouzoua, Desk Medical Manager
Dr. Nafissa Dan-Bouzoua graduated in medicine from Abdou Moumouni Dioffo University in Niger. She also have a Masters degree in Public Health (University of Anvers) and a degree in Humanitarian action (University of Geneva). She has nearly 10 years of experience in humanitarian medicine and specializes in issues related to child malnutrition in the Sahel, as she did multiple missions with MSF. She currently coordinates ALIMA’s medical activities in Niger, Chad, the DRC and Cameroon.
Vincent Mendiboure, Program Manager
Vincent Mendiboure has been overseeing ALIMA’s programs in Burkina Faso, Mali and the Central African Republic since 2015. He has over ten years’ experience coordinating humanitarian projects, especially in Pakistan, Nigeria, Uganda and Ivory Coast.
Dr Susan Shepherd, Medical Specialist
Dr Shepherd is a pediatrician with over 10 years of experience in child malnutrition, and has been working with ALIMA since 2013 on the development of new strategies for managing childhood malnourishment. She previously worked with the World Food Program and Médecins Sans Frontières in a number of sub-Sarahan countries.
Dr Gbané Mahama, Emergency Desk Medical Manager
Dr Mahama oversees support for ALIMA’s emergency operations. He holds a medical degree and a Masters in Public Health. He has managed emergency missions in Mauritania, Afghanistan and South Sudan.
Solenne Barbe, Research program manager
Solenne Barbe has been coordinating ALIMA’s research programs since 2016. She has extensive experience of emergency care and has coordinated missions in Haiti, the DRC, CAR, and Guinea, where she conducted a therapeutic trial with favipiravir, an antiviral medication to find a new treatment against the Ebola virus disease, in collaboration with INSERM, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research.
Mathieu Dufour, Finance and Administration Director
Mathieu Dufour holds a masters’ degree from the EDHEC Business School and worked in the private sector in Europe before joining Médecins Sans Frontières in the field as administrator in a hospital in Haiti, than as finance coordinator in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in Burkina Faso. He joined ALIMA in 2013.
Morgane Daumarie, Human Resource Director
Morgane Daumarie has extensive experience in HR and worked in the technology industry at Lycos and Nokia before joining the not-for-profit sector first with Médecins Sans Frontières then with Caritas and Actionaid. She worked both in the field in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in Niger and Somalia. She joined ALIMA in 2016.
Guillaume Le Duc, Development Director
Guillaume Le Duc is one of the cofounders of ALIMA. He started working for ALIMA in 2010 as program manager overseeing operations in Niger, Haiti, Mali, Chad and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2014 he became Director of Development and Communication . Since 2016, he is the Development Director based in Montreuil, France. Prior to ALIMA, Guillaume worked in the communication department of Médecins Sans Frontières USA and in the field as project coordinator than head of mission in the DRC and in Niger. Guillaume holds masters degrees from the Paris Business School ESCP, from the Institute of Political Sciences in Paris and from Columbia University (MIA).
Kris Torgeson, Founding Director of ALIMA USA
Kris Torgeson is a global health expert and the founding executive director of ALIMA-USA. She previously served as the Secretary General of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) from October 2008 to September 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland. She started working for MSF in 1998 and was Director of Communications for MSF-USA before joining MSF International.