2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Adriana comes to Malaria Partners International from District 5320, where she has served as District Governor Partner, Ray Sanford, 2016-17, worked on the Grants Committee, served on the Leadership team and chaired the 2019 District Conference. She has attended International Assembly and the Zone Institute for the past several years. This year, Adriana serves as part of the Governor Elect and Governor Nominee administration/training team and the International Rotary Peace Conference Committee. As a 6-year member of the Rotary Club of Long Beach, Adriana chaired the Large Club Conference this past February, where she invited Malaria Partners International to do a keynote presentation. It was there that Philip Welkoff invited the Large Clubs of Rotary to join in the initiative to fight Malaria and announced the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation dollar match. Adriana is committed to continue to build strong strategic partnerships and raising funds and awareness in order to ensure the highest leverage can be attained in the malaria drive to zero in mortality and morbidity.
Frank is a Principal Business Development Manager at Amazon Web Services in Seattle, where he works on the Sprinter Team, a small group of senior business developers who lead short-duration, high-impact projects across the corporation. His professional expertise is in business development, product marketing, and project management, and he holds an Agile Certified Practitioner qualification from the Project Management Institute. He is passionate about planetary health, “the health of human civilization and the state of the natural systems on which it depends”, and to explore this interest he completed a BS in environmental science, and is currently on academic leave from public health program at the University of Edinburgh, from which he holds a Postgraduate Certificate in that discipline.
Sarah joined the Malaria Partners International Board after visiting Soroti and the Katakwi District in Uganda in 2017. She has been an active member of Seattle #4 Rotary since 2011. When not practicing law in Seattle, she enjoys traveling, spending time with Rotary members, reading, quilting, and corresponding with her new Ugandan friends.
Dr. Bill Hammond
Dr. William P. Hammond, is Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Divisions of Hematology and Medical Oncology, at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Bill is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology and a Fellow of the
American College of Physicians. Dr. Hammond serves as Secretary of the Board of Malaria Partners International. He began his board service at MPI in 2018, and is passionately interested in developing new approaches to the control of malaria.
Maureen Brotherton is a co-founder of Teens In Public Service (1997) and worked as its Founding Executive Director for over a decade. She continues to serve on the TIPS’ Board of Directors. Maureen currently sits on Seattle University’s Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors of Common Threads Project. After her initial trip in 2005 with fellow Rotarians to Ethiopia to participate in the annual efforts to eradicate polio, she has continued involvement both there and in Northern Uganda. She is a past board member of the Achon Uganda Children’s Fund which supports Kristina Health Centre in Northern Uganda. Past service includes President of Seattle Rotary Service Foundation Board and continued membership in Seattle IV Rotary since she joined in 1999. Maureen holds a BA in Society and Justice, from University of Washington and a Master’s in Not-for-Profit Leadership from Seattle University. Maureen and her husband, Joe, are the proprietors of Doe Bay Resort & Retreat located on Orcas Island.
Arielle, a long-time member of Rotaract, recently graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Bioengineering. While at the UW she performed undergraduate research at Paul Yager’s Laboratory. Yager’s Lab focuses on creating diagnostic devices for low-resource environments, often collaborating with PATH and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Arielle was awarded the Washington Research Foundation Fellowship Scholarship along with the Levinson Emerging Scholars Award.
James R. Moore
Jim Moore has been a member of the Rotary Club of Seattle for 20 years. He served as D5030 International Service Chair for three years, followed by District Global Grant Coordinator 2015 -2017. Jim was a founding board member and Vice Chair of Malaria Partners International and focuses on international partnerships and Rotarian efforts against malaria in Zambia. Jim’s international development interest began with 3 years of Peace Corps service in Nepal. Subsequently, he led multi-cultural project teams in 20 different countries of Asia and Africa, focusing on water, agriculture and infrastructure development. A 2009 recipient of Rotary International’s “Service Above Self” award for his international work, Jim was also a founding board member and board chair of Seattle NGO, Water 1st International. In private business, he is a former CFO and COO of small and medium scale manufacturing companies, worked in venture capital and currently serves on the boards of two private companies. Jim earned a BA degree in engineering and applied physics, an MBA and a Master in Regional Planning degree from Harvard University. To avoid an empty nest, Jim and his wife, Kristi, have hosted 30 international students in their home over the past 15 years.
Marsha is a trusted, accomplished leader who applies her collaborative skills in mobilizing actions and resources for working groups and service organizations e.g. Washington Global Health Alliance and various immigrant communities in the Pacific Northwest. Currently Marsha is a Senior Solution Manager on contract at Microsoft. Her prior professional background focused on management consulting with Accenture for Microsoft as well as Nordstrom and several other major companies in the Pacific Northwest. She holds a Bsc degree in Business Administration. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, gardening in her backyard and community gardens, live music events and spending time with her two children.
Roberta is the retired CEO of Lutheran Community Services Northwest, and a member of the Rotary Club of Seattle. She joined the Malaria Partners International Board of Directors after a service trip to Tanzania in the fall of 2014 where she visited Rotary-funded projects.
Marketing Committee Chair
Stacey Ogle is the President of Cole Graphic Solutions, Inc., a commercial screen print and digital print manufacturer of durable decals, signage, overlays, and other forms of custom graphics. Stacey and her husband/partner, Ed Ogle, have owned and operated the business for 30 years with the partnership of their skilled and dedicated team. Stacey has been a member of the Rotary Club of Tacoma #8 since 1990 and has been honored to serve as club Secretary, and Board Member several times as well as chairing and participating in several committees. Her current commitment is to the World Community Service committee which is where she learned of Malaria Partners International. Stacey traveled with Rotary to India in 2015 to visit Tacoma #8’s water projects and to participate in polio vaccinations and anticipates future travel to areas impacted by malaria. She has served as a board member for a number of Tacoma based non-profits and enjoys time with her family, church, skiing and enjoying a great community of friends.
María Nelly Pavisich
Maria is a citizen of Brazil, Bolivia, Croatia, and the United States. She is a Human Capital Generalist, Organizational Development Practitioner, Management Consultant and Humanitarian Grants Manager. She joined the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C. in 2011 and works as a HR Senior Specialist currently leading Talent Management Special Programs, focusing in attracting and developing young talent, the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the workforce and the Future of Work.
Rotarian since 1991, she has served as club president, board member, committee chair and international humanitarian global grants project lead in various areas of focus, including: disease prevention and treatment, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, water, sanitation and hygiene. Winner of various awards for her work in humanitarian service. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Washington, D.C. where she serves as International Service Committee Senior Advisor
My interactions with various Malaria Partners International members on several projects in the past year give me confidence that I can add innovative ideas and energy to help in the global elimination of malaria. I recently retired from my medical career and live in Aspen, Colorado. As a volunteer I participated in the October 2019 trip to the Copperbelt in Zambia, where I got a real flavor for the work Malaria Partners International is conducting currently.
I have had a lifetime connection with Africa, and worked on various tropical medicine programs. My training includes more than 30 years of experience in infectious diseases management and public health. I have enjoyed working at all segments of the healthcare system; from policy creation to executive healthcare leadership to opinion leader to innovator to direct patient care. I have served on the board of directors for multiple programs. My career was supported by my family and friends and 3 degrees (MD, MBA and MPH).
Finance Committee Chair
Jeff spent over 25 years in the financials services field, culminating as senior VP with US Bank overseeing Trust and Investment Management sales in eight western states. He transitioned to the non-profit arena in 2007 as the National Key Account Manager for Schwab Charitable’s $6 billion Donor Advised Fund. Thereafter Jeff served as the Director of Philanthropic Services at the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, followed by work at Bloodworks Northwest as their Capital Campaign Director. A long-time Rotarian, Jeff received his Bachelor of Arts degree fro the University of Southern California and an MBA from the University of California – Long Beach. Jeff has served on numerous boards including Bainbridge Island Community Foundation, USC Alumni Board Of Governors, YMCA Camping Services, and Washington Planned Giving Council. Jeff is a Certified Financial Planner, a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy and the author of six books and numerous articles related to personal finance.
Dr. Robert Porter
Dr. Porter is a member of the Rotary Club of Aspen and serves on their World Community Services Committee. He received a M.D. degree from the University of Toronto and holds the academic appointment of Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine and is dedicated to prevention of disease such as malaria in developing countries. Since July 2010, he has served as Chief Medical Director of ExamWorks, the world’s largest independent medical examination company and is nationally recognized as a leading authority on evidence-based medicine. When not working, he and his wife Linda enjoy Aspen activities such as skiing, cycling, hiking and the Music Festival.
A lifelong Oklahoman who has lived and traveled extensively around the world, Clayton brings more than 40 years of servant-leadership to the Malaria Partners International Board. He worked in the U.S. House of Representatives for 5 Members of Congress before spending more than 15 years in Corporate Management for McDonald’s Corp, Phillips Petroleum and Coastal Energy. Clayton founded the Taylor Group lobbying firm in Oklahoma City in 1994 and now jointly manages the Oklahoma Lobby Group with his oldest son Clay, focusing on Oklahoma legislation, regulations and election campaigns.
In 2010 he was elected Centennial President of Oklahoma City Rotary Club 29, perennially one of the largest Rotary Clubs in the world. Through Rotary, Clayton has been involved in project work in Guatemala, Panama, Peru, Kenya, Zambia, Latvia, Germany and Poland. He currently serves as Chairman of the Oklahoma Academy for State Goals. Clayton’s wife Marnie serves as President and CEO of the Oklahoma Center for Non-Profits. Their younger son Clark lives and works in Crested Butte, Colorado. All of the Taylor’s are generous with their volunteer time and resources.
Dr. Wendy Todaro Thanassi
Dr. Thanassi hails from Seattle and the Lakeside School. She was a Biology and African studies major at Yale, went to Stanford Medical School on a Swahili scholarship, and worked in East Africa, Thailand, Papua New Guinea and South Africa on rotavirus and tuberculosis. She worked intimately around- and has always been interested in- malaria and tropical diseases, and Africa is her first and truest love.
Her VA career focus has been tuberculosis diagnostics and the medical, operational and financial considerations of mass testing programs. As such, Dr. Thanassi participates with and leads national experts from the CDC, major academic centers and lung associations to write national tuberculosis testing policy and guidance for the US’s 18M healthcare workers. She remains Stanford affiliated faculty and is a Senior Fellow in the Global Health institute. She would be honored to resume malarial disease work and to contribute to Malaria Partners Internationals wonderful mission.
Lacey’s experience includes more than 15 years as a development and strategic partnerships professional. She has worked with both nonprofit and corporate organizations to increase funding and awareness and to develop and grow strategic partnerships. Currently, Lacey serves as Director of Private Sector Partnerships with USA for UNHCR, focused on bringing new, private sector corporate and foundation partners to the organization, and managing complex relationships that provide a range of support and resources. In this role, Lacey focuses on building and scaling national private sector support with an emphasis on mutual value and holistic, integrated partnerships.
Lacey received her M.A. from Villanova University in International Relations and a dual B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh in International Relations and Rhetoric and Communication. Lacey strongly believes that collaboration is the key to success, and she knows firsthand the impact that private sector partnerships can have for a cause and for a company.
Sala spent much of her professional career creating or managing affordable housing, including 14 years at the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. She served in the Peace Corps in Ghana in 1998-2000 and Ghana became her second home. In Ghana she has worked with health care providers and educators. In 2014 she co-founded a nonprofit, Grow Foundation for Ghana, and has been returning to Ghana for 2-4 months each year since 2013. Recipients of assistance from Grow Ghana include a college and a clinic of integrative medicine, a secondary school and art teachers in Kumasi. Sala has a passion for bringing better health to all people of Ghana and is looking forward to working with Malaria Partners International to eradicate or curtail malaria. Her desire to do this comes from face-to-face experience with friends and patients who she personally knows suffering from malaria. Sala was a member of Ballard Rotary in 2013- 2017 is now a member of University District Rotary. During a recent trip to Ghana she engaged with 5 Rotary clubs to bring them into this life changing initiative.
Drake Zimmerman of the Normal Rotary Club, District 6490 started The Malaria Project on 1 July 1993
when he saw a new medicine that cures malaria, artemisinin. He soon visited Rotary Foundation’s Polio
leaders, USAID in Washington and WHO’s Malaria unit in Geneva.
Drake cofounded the Rotarian Action Group on Malaria now RAM-Global as Vice Chair/Liaison with AMP
and other groups. AMP just celebrated the 2 Billionth net, November 2019. Drake joined Seattle-Based Rotarian Malaria Partners RMP board mid-2019, after helping the Rotarian Action Group restage. Together RMP and RAM-Global plan to “take malaria Rotary-wide, from
Grassroots to Grasstops” by expand membership and participation.
Drake’s 26 year commitment continues with a vision for MalariaPLUS – using the data systems for
malaria control to provide social networks and infrastructure to systematically provide deworming,
micronutrients, safe water/sanitation and education for all. Drake says Rotarians’ legacy of help with
Malaria control goes far beyond malaria.