Using technology & medicine (telemedicine) to save lives in rural Africa
IAN KERR Chair Of Trustees
Ian co-founded international development charity ActionAid in the early 1970s. He has since worked extensively in the charity sector and started one of the UK’s leading fundraising consultancies.
Until recently, he worked with a charity in Nepal which rescues and cares for trafficked children.
HUW JONES - Founder & Executive Director
Huw has over 25 years’ experience working in Africa. He was a professional safari guide for many years, and subsequently worked in rural development and education e-learning development. He also consulted for the UN in Maastricht and for local government in Norfolk, UK.
Huw is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and holds an MSc in Environment and International Development from the University of East Anglia.
DR B. FUNDAFUNDA Zambia Office Bearer
Dr Boniface Fundafunda, Managing Director at Medical Stores Limited, provides guidance to the charity, particularly on engagement with the Ministry of Health.
As a resource on policy and operational system development for public health, Dr Fundafunda has over 20 years of work experience in both the public and private sectors, as well as the UN agencies.
MUYUNDA MUNYINDA Zambia Office Bearer
Muyunda is Enterprise Director at Airtel Zambia. He has many years of experience, largely in the private sector, in industries including corporate banking, energy, mining, transportation and FMCG.
Muyunda studied at the University of Zambia (BA Economics) and the University of Cape Town (MBA).
DR FRAN FIELDHOUSE Medical Director
Fran qualified as a doctor in 1998. In 2001, following a Diploma in Tropical Medicine from the University of Liverpool, she worked in a hospital in southern Zambia for six months. She has also worked in a refugee camp in Sudan, in Tunisia and as a GP in central London with a large immigrant population.
She currently works as a GP in Oxfordshire, where she also teaches medical students from the University of Oxford and trains junior doctors.
DR MINNIE LACAMP Medical and Educational Associate
Minnie qualified as a doctor in 1996 and trained in Paediatrics in the North East of England and has also worked in a government hospital in South West Zimbabwe. She loves the ability of Virtual Doctors to reach out and allow both education and knowledge sharing. Minnie is a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
ROS BIRD Head of Fundraising & Volunteer Ambassador
Ros has 20 years’ experience working in the not for profit sector and holds the Diploma in Marketing with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising with Institute of Fundraising (IoF), Ros’s particular interests are cross sharing of ideas and good fundraising practice.
Ros previously lived in Kenya.
TYRELL JUNIUS In-Country Project Manager
Tyrell moved to rural Zambia from Richmond, Virginia in 2012 with USA Peace Corps as a Community Health Development Volunteer. He worked with rural communities to support programs which improved health education and healthcare accessibility. His time in Pemba community instilled a passion for health innovation and connecting populations to quality healthcare services. Tyrell studied Health Services Management at Norfolk State University, USA.
DAVID DUTTON Trustee
David has been a hands on business angel in a number of small company start-ups, alongside working as an Executive Director for a major UK media company and several of its subsidiaries.
David studied at the University of Cambridge (BA Economics) and Harvard University (MBA summa cum laude).
GAVIN MARSH Trustee
Gavin is a Chartered Management Accountant, with over 20 years’ post-qualification experience. He has held a number of directorships and senior finance roles in subsidiaries of international blue chip engineering and commercial companies.
Gavin studied at the University of Oxford (BA Honours Chemistry).
LINA WOEHRLING Executive Business Assistant
Lina has a solid background in project management and account management for virtual events in the international corporate world. Lina has also volunteered for various organisations in the arts and charity sector in the UK, Europe and the USA.
Lina is multilingual and holds an MSc in Translation Studies from the University of Edinburgh and an MA in Art History from the University of St Andrews.
JAMES PHIRI Zambia Trustee
James is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and has held a number of senior finance roles in FTSE multinationals.
He is a member of the Rotary Club of Cranleigh and supports The Other Side Foundation Community School for orphans and vulnerable children in Matero, Lusaka, helping to establish a mentoring and reading project.
James studied at City University London (Management and Systems Science) holds an MBA..
IAN CLARKE Trustee
Ian has 30 years’ experience in the IT industry and is currently Chief Technology Officer for dmgi::land&property Europe.
Ian studied at the University of Manchester (Physics and Electronics).
DR MIKE THOMPSON Trustee
Mike has been a doctor for over 25 years. In the past he has worked in a rural Mission hospital in Zimbabwe and has 15 years’ experience as a UK charity trustee.
Mike studied at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Postgraduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine).
NAGGIB CHAKHANE Trustee
Naggib is a certified executive coach, international speaker and leadership trainer. A seasoned finance and corporate strategy professional, Naggib spent the last 20 years consulting with, or as part of the management team of various multinational corporations in the UK, USA, Central Asia, Japan and Africa. Naggib trained as a Certified Accountant in the UK, and holds an MBA from Surrey Business School.
STELLAH CHILEMBO Field Assistant
Stellah was born and grew up in Lusaka. Based in Bauleni compound of Lusaka, Stellah completed her Grade 12 education certificate this year.
Nicola Mccahill - Volunteer Operations Manager and Secretary to the Board
Nicola started working with Virtual Doctors a year ago as a volunteer helping with the newsletter. She's a lawyer and has worked in the UK and overseas. She has some experience working for charities, at the Children's Legal Centre and as a volunteer with IPSEA. She's looking forward to the challenge of helping Virtual Doctors expand into Malawi.