doug.fountain (at) ccih.org
Doug Fountain serves as CCIH Executive Director. Previously, he served as Vice President for Strategy and Impact for Medical Teams International. Before coming to Medical Teams International, Doug served on the executive staff at Uganda Christian University, where he began in 2004 as the head of the Department of Health Sciences and later served as Deputy Vice Chancellor for Development and External Relations as the university grew to five campuses. He helped establish the Christian Journal for Global Health to promote evidence-based practice. He is an advisor on evaluation and strategy for the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations, a consortium of corporations and NGOs working on disaster response and health system strengthening. He also brings a diverse background in teaching health and wholeness, conducting applied research in behavioral health, and promoting community reforestation in Tanzania. Doug has been a member of CCIH since 2006 and served on the board for four years. He holds an MPA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.S. in Political Science and Economics from the University of Oregon.
Finance and Administration Manager
rhina.zavala (at) ccih.org
Rhina Zavala serves as the Finance and Administration Manager. Rhina has responsibilities in accounting, financial reporting, and human resources. Most recently, Rhina served as the Office Manager for International Christian Concern.
She has worked in administrative and financial positions in the medical and nonprofit sectors. She has a Bachelors in Business Administration from Liberty University and is pursuing a Masters in Human Resources. Before moving into finance, Rhina worked as a registered nurse in a pain clinic and maintains a strong interest in health and health care.
Finance and Administration Coordinator
kalkidan.mulugeta (at) ccih.org
Kalkidan Mulugeta serves as a Finance and Administration Coordinator for CCIH. She supports project management and compliance monitoring for CCIH policies and finance. Before joining CCIH, she worked as a finance officer in a non profit engaged in an agriculture learning development project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Kalkidan has a Bachelors in Business Management from Hawassa University and also a Masters in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Addis Ababa University.
mona.bormet (at) ccih.org
Mona Bormet, MPH, CHES serves as Program Director for CCIH, currently managing grants focused on family planning, MNCH, nutrition, and WASH and directs CCIH’s annual conference. Mona began working with CCIH as a individual member and volunteer, and since 2009 has been on staff, first focused on US advocacy efforts. Previously, Mona served as Advocacy Program Specialist for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum where she focused on national policy efforts to improve data collection and analysis for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations, efforts to collect and share individual’s health care stories in the policy arena, and facilitated advocacy trainings. Mona has an MPH from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and a BS from Illinois State University.
Deirdre Church, MPH, serves as Project Coordinator at CCIH, ensuring overall implementation of grant activities in maternal, newborn and child health and family planning. She also tracks and monitors subgrantees’ project activities against grant goals. Prior to joining CCIH, Deirdre worked at the NAACP national headquarters, addressing environmental and climate justice issues that impact communities of color. She also worked for Samaritan’s Purse in South Sudan, writing humanitarian aid grants for health, nutrition, water, sanitation, and hygiene, food security and livelihoods, and spiritual ministry services. She worked at The Food Trust, managing projects centered on improving access to healthy food retail for lower-income, underserved residents. Deirdre earned a master’s degree in public health from Drexel University and a BS in health information management from Florida A & M University.
carolyn.obrien (at) ccih.org
Carolyn O’Brien, MSPH serves as Project Coordinator for CCIH, monitoring project activities of subgrantees and ensuring overall implementation of all grant activities. Her work with CCIH is primarily focused on the areas of maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), family planning (FP), and community-based prevention and care. Previously, Carolyn served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Albania, working in health education and female empowerment. Carolyn has global health research experience in the fields of household air pollution (HAP) and road safety. Carolyn has an MSPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a BA from Calvin University.
kathryn.parker (at) ccih.org
Kathryn Parker joined the staff of CCIH in February 2017 as Project Coordinator to support the organization’s grants focused on different aspects of international family planning and nutrition/food security: advocacy in the US (through university engagement), advocacy in Africa, and engaging religious leaders in family planning. Most recently, Kathryn spent 10 years on staff at The Fall Church Anglican in the Discipleship and Outreach Department. She worked primarily with the outreach and mission programs, both locally and globally. Prior to that, she worked in Washington, DC on Capitol Hill both in a Congressional office and in grassroots and advocacy with a trade organization. Kathryn earned her BA in Political Science from Rhodes College and her MA in Spiritual and Pastoral Care from Loyola University. She is excited to be in a role where she will be able to draw from both of her degrees, and each of her previous work experiences.
Advocacy, Communications and Membership
kathy.erb (at) ccih.org
Kathy Erb serves as Communications Director for CCIH. She manages the organization’s digital and print communications, including its website, social media presence, member outreach, and media relations. She also supports CCIH’s grant-funded efforts to raise awareness of the importance of global health programs. Kathy began working with CCIH in 2012 on a series of outreach pieces to communicate the positive impact of family planning programs on the health of women, children and families. Before joining the staff at CCIH, she worked with IMA World Health on the development of sermon guides to help spiritual leaders in developing nations communicate healthy practices to their communities. Kathy has an MBA from the University of Maryland and a BA from the University of Virginia.
bob.noziglia (at) ccih.org
Bob Noziglia serves as the Advocacy Advisor, supporting CCIH’s efforts to advocate for global health programs from an evidence-based and Christian perspective. Previously, Bob was the Program Assistant for Legislative Affairs and Outreach with Lutheran World Relief, where he was responsible for assisting advocacy and educational efforts with policy makers on a wide variety of foreign assistance accounts including nutrition, food security, and global health. Bob received an MPP focusing on International Relations from Pepperdine University and a BA in Political Science from the University of Tennessee at Martin.
Reach out to us at membership (at) ccih.org for questions about membership.
Executive Director Emeritus
Ray Martin is Executive Director Emeritus for Christian Connections for International Health. He served as Executive Director from 2000 to 2014. He has 45 years experience as an international development and public health specialist managing the design, implementation and evaluation of large health and population programs. In a 25-year career with USAID, he was chief of the Health, Population, and Nutrition offices in Zaire, Pakistan, and Cameroon. He also served in Ghana and Morocco with USAID. From 1992 he worked several years on African programs as a public health specialist at the World Bank.
Ray Martin’s international career began as a Mennonite volunteer in community development in Somalia and in refugee development in Tanzania. He has a B.A. in economics from Goshen College, Indiana, an MPH degree from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He is fluent in French. In October 2012, Ray Martin received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Health Section of the American Public Health Association and in September 2013, he received the Johns Hopkins University Knowledge for the World award for alumni who exemplify the Johns Hopkins tradition of excellence.