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Meet Our Team Working To Defeat Malaria

Our Leadership

Nothing But Nets is a global grassroots campaign to raise awareness, funds, and voices to fight malaria.

In 2006, sports columnist Rick Reilly wrote a column in Sports Illustrated challenging each of his readers to donate at least $10 to send insecticide-treated bed nets to protect families from malaria-carrying mosquitoes.

Margaret McDonnell

Executive Director

Margaret is the Executive Director of the *Nothing But Nets* campaign. She loves tackling complex problems to make the world a better place and taking adventures from Alaska to Guatemala to Rwanda. Margaret has three young kids, so she is particularly passionate about protecting children from malaria.

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Alison Oliveira Wheeler


Alison is the Director of the Nothing But Nets campaign, oversees resource mobilization, partnerships, communications and marketing. When she is not advocating for kids around the world, she is rooting for her son and daughter on the basketball court.

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Patty Sanchez Bao

Patty Sanchez Bao

Patty manages the implementation of the UN Foundation’s strategy to advance support for malaria elimination in the Americas. As an anthropologist, she is passionate about advancing human development for women, indigenous people and other vulnerable populations.

Sabine Bernard

Senior Associate, Malaria

Sabine helps build our campaign’s advocacy communications and resource mobilization strategy for malaria elimination in Haiti where she leads on engagement with Haitian government and Haitian diaspora counterparts to garner support for malaria in Haiti. Sabine enjoys international travel and binge watching HGTV.

Amma Boateng

Campaign Associate

Amma grows the *Nothing But Nets* volunteer network by developing exciting, inclusive programs and events to turn advocates into champions! Amma’s Top 3: Oprah Winfrey, Eleanor Roosevelt, Michelle Obama.

Catherine Calvo

Grassroots Development Officer

Catherine has the privilege of working alongside our campaign’s dedicated and creative grassroots fundraisers, as she helps manage our digital and direct mail portfolios. When not working to create a world free of malaria, she’s most likely heading to yoga or planning her next travel adventure.

Emile Dawisha

Development Officer

Emile helps keep our campaign sustainable and innovative by growing our portfolio of foundation and corporate grant funders. In past lives, Emile has been a journalist, dog walker, tour guide, and a failed vegetarian.

Wendy Dimas

Grassroots Advocacy Officer

Wendy equips and empowers our grassroots advocates across the country to take action in the fight to end malaria. When not working to create a malaria-free world, Wendy enjoys connecting with friends and family, watching documentaries and practicing yoga.

Jacci Guy

Senior Manager, Global Health Advocacy

Jacci manages and builds relationships with Members of Congress and their staffs to amplify the importance of the fight to end malaria. Not one for a light schedule, Jacci also coaches fitness classes and spends every available minute with her pitbull and husband (in that order, of course).

Elizabeth Ivanovich

Global Health Director

Elizabeth manages the campaign’s relationship with the RBM Partnership to End Malaria and oversees the *Nothing But Nets* grant portfolio. Previously, Elizabeth served in the Peace Corps in El Salvador, and worked in Refugee Resettlement and Monitoring and Evaluation of malaria programs.

Jonathan Kidwell

Partnerships Officer

Jonathan manages the portfolio of amazing corporate partners for the *Nothing But Nets* campaign. When he isn’t collaborating with companies to end malaria, he is most likely spending time with his family, on his bike, or baking.

Edward Young Lee

Senior Officer, Communications and Digital Media

Edward leads our campaign’s communication and digital media strategy. Previously, Edward was an Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement and Co-Founder of a Digital Media Company. Outside of work, he and his wife Jan enjoy making short films together, playing golf, and traveling the world.

Dana McLaughlin

Global Health Associate

Dana is a member of the UN Foundation’s Global Health team. She manages *Nothing But Nets*’ malaria grant portfolio and serves as the focal point for the UN agencies who receive grant funding from *Nothing But Nets* for malaria prevention and treatment. Outside of the office, you can find her on the soccer field trying to put the ball in the back of the net.

Chelsea Montes de Oca

Officer, Communications and Digital Media

Chelsea manages all things communications for Nothing But Nets: she runs our social media accounts, handles media relations and press pitching, and manages our blog and email communications. Previously, Chelsea served as a Global Health Corps fellow for a malaria elimination program in Zambia. When she’s not at work, you’ll probably find her traveling, kickboxing, or binging a great TV series.

Carly James

Carly James

Carly supports all things fundraising, including grassroots initiatives, corporate partners and major donors. She also manages select development projects, provides donor services and campaign coordination. Outside of the fight against malaria, you can find her teaching yoga or exploring Washington DC.

Amardeep (Deep) Shergill

Fellow, Communications & Digital Media

Deep is a graduate student at Georgetown University studying towards his MS in Integrated Marketing Communications. He hopes to gain experience in social media management and branding, while expanding his skills in working with large teams and internal comms. Outside of the office, you’ll find him playing soccer, golfing, playing drums, or traveling.

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