Staff

Spanning four continents, our staff shares a passionate commitment to social justice and sustainability.

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Alejandra Camacho
Program Manager
Alejandra (Alex) has field experience in Peru and Bolivia supporting and evaluating development projects in rural and indigenous communities.

Alex completed an M.A. in Global Studies at the University of Oregon and has a personal commitment to social justice and equity for underrepresented communities.

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Andrea Johnson
Executive Director
Andrea is a passionate leader with a background in international development and energy efficiency program implementation.

As the Executive Director, Andrea harnesses her management experience to lead fundraising efforts, support staff on program execution, and manage operations.

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Ashley Bonn
Communications Coordinator
Ashley Bonn is a community networker who honed her networking skills working for a nonprofit organization in Santiago, Chile.

Ashley holds a Master’s Degree in Sustainability Leadership, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management, from Portland State University. 

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Benaville Nagudi
Uganda Program Coordinator
Benaville has experience in WASH, clean energy development, and natural resource conservation with vulnerable populations in Uganda.

Benaville holds a bachelor's degree in Environmental Health Sciences and a post-graduate in Project Planning and Management. 

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Dan Frydman
Project Engineer
Dan is an electrical engineer by training and passionate about developing open-source technology for the renewable energy access sector.

Dan began his fieldwork with our partners in Malaysian Borneo via Engineers without Borders UK, and now works with our in-country partners to implement resilient systems. 

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Gabriel Sundoro Wynn
Energy Access Lead
Gabriel is an Indonesian native who has been developing off-grid clean energy systems in Southeast Asia since 2009.

Gabriel works with government, indigenous peoples, and researchers to scale renewable energy solutions in Indonesia and Malaysia through resource mapping and modeling.

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Geo Corneby
Southeast Asia Program Director
Geo is an international development professional passionate about social justice and finding solutions that honor local community leadership.

Geo brings her experience in sustainable finance, inclusive business tactics, and climate-positive value chains to support our programs in Southeast Asia.

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Joaquin Viquez
Program Innovation Director
Joaquin is a trained Agricultural and Environmental Engineer with hands-on experience in bio-gas & water and sanitation in Latin America.

Joaquin has led a biogas company, co-founded the Costa Rican Biogas Association, and serves as visiting faculty for EARTH University and consultant for SNV, USAID and GIZ.

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Karen Wilson
Finance and Admin Director
Karen brings almost 15 years of nonprofit financial and administrative experience to Green Empowerment.

Karen utilizes her Masters in Nonprofit Management and experience in federal government to enhance the operational efficiency and performance of Green Empowerment.  

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Katya Diaz Salcedo
Peru and Bolivia Program Coordinator
Katya is an environmental engineer with experience in environmental conservation and sustainable development in the Peruvian Amazon.

Katya has spent 10 years honing her expertise in geographic information systems, land and project management, and public and private institutions in Peru and beyond.

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Maria Espinoza
Nicaragua Program Coordinator
As our Program Fellow in Nicaragua, Maria supports the development of projects with our local partners, including our revolving loan funds.

Maria has extensive experience in rural sector microfinance in Nicaragua and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. 

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Mica Miro
Engagement Manager
Mica is a creative professional with a background in program management and arts education.

Previously, Mica served as Interim Managing Director and Responsible Tourism Manager for a small NGO that supports women entrepreneurs in Oaxaca, Mexico.  

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Nida Jafri
Energy Projects Coordinator
Nida is an Electrochemist with a PhD in Chemical Engineering and a passion for sustainable engineering solutions.

Nida’s research tested biomass-based materials for renewable energy generation, development of electrochemical energy systems, and innovative waste-to-energy technologies. 

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Olivia Nanfuka
Energy Analyst
Olivia holds a Master’s degree in Energy Engineering and has experience supporting clean energy sector in Uganda and beyond.

Olivia leverages her multi-layered background in analysis of energy systems from the community to the national level to also support the Power Partnership initiative.

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Osbert Atwijukye
Africa Program Director
Osbert is an environmental enthusiast who contributes his efforts through the promotion of renewable energy and efficient WaSH practices.

Osbert is attracted to our innovative programming such as local partnerships that empower communities and implementing different technologies and project methods to reach underserved areas.

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Paola Moreno Bermudez
Colombia Program Coordinator
Paola supports our existing partners and projects in Colombia with her strong gender equity lens and experience within the university system.

Paola has a degree in Biology, is a Specialist in education and environmental management, and has a Masters in Education. 

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Raven Walsh
Philanthropy Director
Raven consults for nonprofit organizations to strengthen fundraising and sustainable project planning efforts.

Raven has a unique combination of professional fundraising expertise and hands-on experience with WaSH projects as a Rotary volunteer. In her last role, Raven raised over $10.5 million to expand services for Oregon's unhoused population.

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Sam Liebich
Admin Coordinator
Sam joined Green Empowerment in 2021 as an Administrative Coordinator with a background in science and administration.

Sam is passionate about environmental activism and has spent time advocating for land conservation in the Southwestern United States.

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Sam Schlesinger
WaSH Technical Lead, Ecuador Program Lead
Sam brings extensive hands-on experience and training in civil engineering and rural community development to Green Empowerment programs.

Based in the Ecuadorian Amazon, Sam also provides direct support to local partner organizations.

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