Doug Fountain
Executive Director

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Doug Fountain serves as CCIH Executive Director. Previously, he was Vice President for Strategy and Impact for Medical Teams International (MTI). Before coming to MTI, 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. He helped establish the Christian Journal for Global Health to promote evidence-based practice. 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.

Rhina Zavala
Finance and Administration Manager

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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.

Kalkidan Mulugeta
Finance and Administration Coordinator

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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.

Program Staff

Mona Bormet
Program Director

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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
Project Coordinator

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 O’Brien
Project Coordinator

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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
Project Coordinator

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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
Communications Director

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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.

Hannah Fields
Communications Coordinator

hannah.fields (at) ccih.org

Hannah Fields serves as Communications Coordinator for CCIH, assisting in the management of the organization’s digital and print communications, social media and web presence, member outreach, and media relations. Prior to joining CCIH, Hannah worked primarily in higher education in the areas of marketing, publicity, and journalism. She has also worked on various publications, from children’s books to award-winning magazines, along with various publishers in the United States and the United Kingdom. Hannah has a BA in English from Lubbock Christian University and a MLitt in Publishing from the University of Stirling.

Bob Noziglia
Advocacy Advisor

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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.

Membership

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