Meet Our Team
A long-time Rotarian and past President of the Bellevue Breakfast RC, Jenny combines extensive non-profit development leadership with private sector entrepreneurial experience.
Prior to joining Malaria Partners International, Jenny served with several NGOs including Director of Global Engagement & Philanthropic Partnerships at PATH; Director of Community Partnerships with Overlake Hospital; and for eleven years led a website hosting software firm for healthcare organizations before successfully selling the firm in 2007. Jenny holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with an undergraduate degree in Biological Science Education.
Ariel has over a decade of expertise in organizational management and strategy implementation. She has demonstrated leadership and adept program management at organizations such as Grounds for Health, Planned Parenthood, and Adeso. Ariel played a pivotal role in initiating the Ethiopia and managing the Nicaragua Country Programs for Grounds for Health. Her contributions extend to successfully implementing cash-based programming, livelihood and emergency response initiatives in Somalia for Adeso (African Development Solutions). This challenging role, situated between conflict and development with a non-functioning government, stands out as one of the most profound and complex of her career.
Ariel served as community health volunteer for two years with the US Peace Corps in Tiznit Province in southern Morocco. Academically, she holds a master’s in sustainable international development from Brandeis University. As Deputy Director, Ariel supports the strategic, development, programmatic and operational goals of Malaria Partners International.
Beyond her professional achievements, Ariel is a passionate advocate for women’s education, serving on the board of trustees for Cottey College and being a member of the local Chapter HW of the P.E.O Sisterhood. In 2024, she joined the Seattle 4 Rotary Club.
Endogenous development in Somalia: Bridging the gap between traditional and Western implementation methodologies
Publication: Taylor & Francis
Beyond Tradition: Women-Owned Business at the Forefront of Telebirr Adoption in Ethiopia
Publication: Shega Media, November 2023
Digital Marketing and CRM Coordinator
Creative and Events Coordinator
Christina Leonidas is a dynamic creative professional with a specialization in graphic design and visual communication. Currently serving as the Creative and Events Coordinator at Malaria Partners International, Christina plays a pivotal role in enhancing the organization’s visual communication strategies and orchestrating impactful live events. With a background in both design and events,Christina brings valuable experience in program development, marketing, and visual communication to her current role.
Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Literature from American University and a Bachelor’s degree in Design from Seattle University, reflecting her interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving and creative expression.
Outside of her professional endeavors, Christina is an active member of the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club, where she takes on the role of PR Committee Chair. In this capacity, she leads promotional initiatives and strategic communications, contributing significantly to the club’s outreach efforts for both the club and its signature annual fundraising event, the All In for Autism 5K Run/Walk, demonstrating her commitment to community engagement and social impact.
Christina’s passion for design, coupled with her dedication to service and community involvement, defines her as a versatile professional with a profound impact on both organizational and societal fronts.
Small Grants Coordinator
Carly is the Small Grants Coordinator for Malaria Partners International, she oversees application review, documentation, and distribution of funds for sponsored projects. Carly is an alumnus of the University of Washington and has continued her career there as a Budget Fiscal Analyst. She has over 15 years’ experience working with non-profit and community organizations.
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