Felix Brooks-church
Felix Brooks-church
Co-Founding President & CEO

Felix has lived and worked across six developing countries, experiencing diverse cultures and seeing the difference the access to good nutrition has on families. Surveying hundreds of mills in at-risk communities across South Asia, East and Southern Africa, Felix has refined fortification technologies and developed economic models for sustaining rural fortification. Felix leads the overall organizational development, mission, and trajectory of Sanku. He also led all aspects of product development and engineering for the Sanku Dosifier technology, winner of the 2013 Grand Prize in the Ashoka Changemaker’s competition. Last year, the Mulago Foundation selected Felix as a Rainer Arnhold Fellow.

Kelvin Urassa
Kelvin Urassa
Region Manager

Kelvin firmly believes that good health comes from good food. Kelvin is an energetic and passionate new member of the Sanku team, who also recently joined us in early 2018. Kelvin supports millers across the Morogoro region with the training, tools and technology to properly fortify their maize flour. Armed with the knowledge that over 90% of his county’s people are eating foods from small scale mills, he is determined to make sure that all millers have the right equipment and training to deliver quality nutritious foods throughout the region. He wants to see the day when all food is fortified and improved across Tanzania.

Anne Wanlund
Anne Wanlund
Chief Operating Officer

Anne has a decade of experience working on international programs, with a focus on health and nutrition. She has worked on global health issues across Africa, Asia and Latin America/ the Caribbean in community-based, policy, private sector and research roles. Before Sanku, she directed an international NGO that uses integrated agriculture and nutrition interventions to address malnutrition in Rwanda. Anne joined Sanku because she strongly believes that every life should start with good nutrition. Anne holds a B.A. from the College of William and Mary and a MALD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Jane Maloo
Jane Maloo
Administrator

Jane is both a mother and an advocate of good nutrition. Whilst raising a family in Tanzania Jane has witnessed first-hand the devastating effect limited access to fortified foods has on a community, in particular a child’s development. Jane recently joined the Sanku team in early 2018 to lead all administration aspects of Sanku and brings over 9 years of experience to the role. Jane holds a Masters of Business of Administration (MBA) and BA of Art in Political Science and Public Administration. Jane wants her community and country’s mothers to have the access they deserve to good nutritious foods daily, so they can improve their family’s health and ultimately their lives to not only survive but thrive.

Mary Chowning
Mary Chowning
Cheif Financial Officier

Mary brings over 30 years experience with broad-based finance, operations and business focus across a range of large and small businesses in diverse industries and across many countries. Mary is pivotal to the leadership of our finances and guides the team on transparency with tight controls and systems. Mary holds a B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara and joined Sanku in 2016 to help strengthen our finance procedures as we scale. Mary is passionate about our work because she has experienced it to be one of the most cost-effective ways to fight malnutrition.

Stanford Ngasala
Stanford Ngasala
Mill Service Manager, Morogoro region

Stanford believes that good nutrition is a basic human right and must be prioritized in Tanzania. He is a local advocate for food fortification, educating members of his community after experiencing first hand the devastating affects of malnutrition has had on his own family. Stanford joined the Sanku team two years ago and has been essential in supporting small-scale millers to adopt fortification throughout Morogoro region. He previously worked for a USAID project named Tuboreshe Chakula, which is Swahili for improving food. Stanford is truly committed to ending malnutrition, and hopes to see this a reality in his lifetime.

Leah Kidd
Leah Kidd
Director of Communications & Development

After leading a green-focused building project in Cambodia for at-risk youths, Leah set her sights on improving the health of children in Africa. Leah spent four years as the In-Country International Director for a Cambodian NGO, where she was integral in scaling the organization’s programming, in particular the nutrition initiative to combat the stunting rates. Leah brings a wide range of knowledge and experience in development fieldwork, as well as ten years background working in Media throughout Australia. Based now in Tanzania, Leah leads all aspects of PHC-Sanku’s Communications and Development.

Mohammed Mwembe
Mohammed Mwembe
Dosifer Technician

Mohammed wants all families to have the choice of eating healthy nutritious foods. Mohammed has been working with Sanku for over three years now supporting our engineers with firmware and hardware updates to the Sanku dosifier equipment and technology in the field of Tanzania. He is currently assisting to upgrade all Sanku dosifiers with a cellular upgrade which will allow for easy monitoring and repair scheduling. He is thrilled to be part of a team that is using technology to help people fight illness and become strong against disease.

Josephine Kimario
Josephine Kimario
Food Technician & Nutritionist

Josephine has a passion for nutrition and science that shines through her work every day. Josephine recently joined our team after completing a nutrition project with World Vision as acting Project Manager. Josephine’s dedication to nutrition has taken her abroad to Belgium where she attended the Belgian Nutrition Society Congress- Adding value to nutrition research BNS- Brussels, Belgium. Josephine is committed to seeing the day when the critical change in her country to improve access to good nutrition for all people is here.