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Danielle Naugle

Danielle Naugle

Executive Director

Danielle served as a Community Health and AIDS Prevention Peace Corps volunteer in Togo between 2007 and 2010. She worked first in the small village of Avassikpé teaching life skills and peer educator courses in local schools and promoting the cultivation and consumption of Moringa, a tree with very nutritious leaves. After two years in the village, she extended her service for a third year and moved to the capital city, Lomé, to work on a national family planning project implemented by Population Services International. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D in health communications at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in West Philadelphia.

 

Stephanie Palmer

Stephanie Palmer

Board Member

Stephanie currently works as a program officer in the Neglected Tropical Diseases program at Helen Keller International and provides programmatic and technical support to four Ministries of Health in West and East Africa.

Prior to joining Helen Keller International, Stephanie worked for 5 years in The Carter Center’s trachoma control program as the Program Coordinator and then Assistant Director and for one year as The Carter Center's technical adviser to the Guinea Worm Eradication Program in Niger. From 2001-2004, she served as a community health and AIDS prevention volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in Togo.

Stephanie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and religion from Cornell College in 2001 and a Master’s of Public Health degree from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in 2013. Her thesis, which she researched in collaboration with The Carter Center Niger and Niger’s National Eye Care Program, was selected as a finalist for the Charles C. Shepard Award which recognizes the most scholarly research among graduating students. Stephanie has authored or co-authored a number of scientific publications on trachoma.

 

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Patrick Roisen

Director of Development

As a recently returned Peace Corps volunteer with diverse global experiences, Patrick fully appreciates the power of education and the obstacles women must overcome to pursue their goals. He is currently a Master’s degree candidate at the Humphrey School of Public Policy, focusing on global development and access to education. He previously served as the Program Coordinator and Development Officer for Pathways Togo from 2012 to 2015. Patrick completed his B.A in Political Studies and History at St. Olaf College and currently lives in Minneapolis.

Meghan McCloskey Boydston

Meghan McCloskey Boydston

Board Member

Meghan is a returned Peace Corps volunteer who served in Sotouboua, Togo as a Girl’s Education and Empowerment volunteer from 2009-2011. Meghan has diverse experience working for international development non-profits and for both federal and state agencies as an investigator. Meghan attended Colorado College and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Meghan currently lives in Denver, CO where she is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning.

Joseph Mahach

Joseph Mahach

Board Member, President

Joseph Mahach grew up on the beaches of Northern California and served as a Girls' Education and Empowerment Volunteer in Togo from 2009 - 2011. He focused on reducing sexual harassment in the classroom in addition to teaching English and Sex Education. After service in the Peace Corps, Joseph worked in Baltimore for several small businesses before pursuing a masters degree in International Affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C.

Emily Goldsmith

Emily Goldsmith

Board Member

Emily served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo from 2010-2012, during which she acted as a Pathways Togo Conference Coordinator. Following her Peace Corps service, Emily pursued a Masters of Arts in Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. While in graduate school, she spent a summer interning with USAID in Liberia. After finishing her graduate studies in 2015, Emily began working as a project manager at Management Sciences for Health, supporting health programs in West Africa. She lives in her hometown of Boston, MA.