Every Child Fed has a team of dedicated staff comprised of experts in treating malnutrition, international development, consensus building, entrepreneurship, business administration, social work and pediatric medicine. Additionally, we are supported by a Board of professionals with years of experience in getting results in a wide variety of arenas including health, business, nonprofits, and philanthropy.
Rachael Watson, MA
President & CEO
Nonprofit administration and management professional with extensive experience working in ten countries in Africa and Latin America with a focus on a variety of children’s health and welfare issues. Holds two Masters’ degrees in International Development and International Child Welfare.
Director of Operations
Expertise in administrative oversight, policy development, and community outreach as a Congressional Staffer with the U.S. House of Representatives. Has experience in program development and management, volunteer coordination and fundraising.
Amitha Sampath, MD, MPH, FAAP
Director of Clinical Programs
Board certified pediatrician and public health physician, with experience working with vulnerable populations around the world, including serving in Africa with Médecins Sans Frontières as a pediatrician and medical team leader for SAM treatment.
U.S. Board of Directors
Dr. Mark Manary
Helene B. Roberson Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Director of Global Harvest Alliance, Founder of Project Peanut Butter, one of the world’s foremost experts on child malnutrition.
NFL quarterback with the Washington Redskins, philanthropist and community volunteer.
NFL linebacker with the Washington Redskins, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, entrepreneur, Founder of the Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation and Youth Learning Centers, motivational speaker and philanthropist.
Monique LaRocque, MPH
Public health expert with extensive experience in health strategy and program design, working in both government and private sector health initiatives.
Successful corporate executive and entrepreneur with over 30 years of domestic and international experience, humanitarian and community leader.
Over 35 years of successful entrepreneurial and business experience, mentoring young entrepreneurs and serving the community.
Zambia Board of Directors
Dalia Fam, JD
Former attorney with experience in human rights law, and publications editor for the Journal of Gender, Society and the Law. Currently lives in Lusaka, Zambia and works with the Coptic Mission and orphans and vulnerable children.
Kim Hedge, MA, PMP
Program and operations management professional with over 15 years experience in corporate management and international development in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and an expert in strategy, process engineering and capacity building. Served as ECF VP and first country director in Zambia.
Rachael Watson, MA
Mumeka Wright, MA
Experienced businesswoman in the manufacturing and agriculture sectors in support of developing Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in the private sector as a catalyst for growing the economy of African countries. She holds a Masters in Development Studies.
Board of Advisors
International business and energy executive with extensive experience in Africa and Latin America, including entity formation, joint venture negotiations, project financing, development and implementation and supply chain logistics.
Sandra Chadehumbe, MBA
Experienced executive working in Clinical Services and Strategic Wellness Solutions in South Africa, including experience in strategic operations and development for non-profit, public and private organizations in the Southern Africa region.
Chris L. Jenkins
Assistant Local editor at The Washington Post with extensive experience reporting local politics, development and social policy. Particular focus covering the African-American and Hispanic communities in the Washington area.
Khushali Parikh Shah
Experience in international affairs strategy, policy development and budget management with the UN and US government; subject matter expert in foreign assistance, international organizations, humanitarian assistance, development, global health and agriculture.