Patience Mfune

Our Team

Nithya Ramanathan
CEO & Co-Founder
Martin Lukac
CTO & Co-Founder
Matt Saarima
Head of Business
Yemisi Adetunji
Head of Finance & Administration
Chris Mills
Head of Product
Amy Fowler
Director for Vaccine Programs
Cindy Ntambwe-Kalala
Director of Strategic Partnerships & Engagement
Megan Bomba
Senior Program Manager, Clean Cooking
Anita Sircar
Head of Operations, India
Hannah Mills
Vaccine Program Manager
Edward Gakuru
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Hosea Kintu
Project and Data Manager, Tanzania
Nelima Otipa
Project Manager, Advocacy and Learning
Subhasis Mukherjee
Logistics Manager, India
Amos Momanyi
Medical Equipment Project Manager, Kenya
Mariam Johari
Project Manager for Vaccine Systems Transport, Tanzania
Diana Harper
Senior Evaluation and Learning Specialist
Dharmendra Pratap Singh
Manufacturing and Development Manager
Megan Webb
Development Manager
Adam Saavedra
Product Designer
Nagham Sabah
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Terence Honles
Principal Software Engineer
Lucas Howell
Engineering Manager
Elizabeth Nave
People and Operations Generalist
Alex Lilienfeld
Communications & External Engagement Manager
Micah Fay
Software Engineer
Terry Chern
Software Engineer
Tom Mehoke
Senior Data and Informatics Specialist
Patience Mfune
Project Manager, Malawi
Jost Uwase
User Research & Partnerships Manager, Rwanda
Aayush Khanna
Software Developer
Tarang Arya
Android Developer
Sushanta Pradhan
Customer Success Engineer
Eric Wright
Data Analyst, Clean Cooking and Medical Equipment Programs
Anurag Mishra
Logistics Coordinator

Board Of Directors

Advisory Board

Cecilia Weckstrom
Senior Global Director, Diversity, Inclusion and People Innovation at LEGO Group
Wendy Prosser
Senior Technical Officer, Immunization Center, John Snow, Inc. (JSI)
Ryan Vinyard
Hardware Startup Consultant
Jim Fruchterman
Founder and CEO, Tech Matters
Lakshmi Karan
Co-Founder, Future Frontiers Institute
Doug Smith
Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Ben Fliegel
Associate, Reed Smith
Catherine Devereux
Emerging Technology Business Development Leader, Sales Operations, Advisor
Frank Nagle
Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School
David Watson
Chief Architect, Embark Trucks
John Dawson
Deborah Estrin
Associate Dean and Professor, Cornell Tech
Vinitha Watson
Founder, Zoo Labs

Patience Mfune

Project Manager, Malawi

Patience Mfune is the Malawi Project Manager at Nexleaf. His role provides strategic guidance to Nexleaf’s interventions in Malawi to engage the Ministry of Health and other vaccine partners to ensure that vaccines are safe to the last mile. He works in country with a global team to ensure that Malawi government has access to the data they need to effectively and equitably deliver potent vaccines to Malawians. Patience brings along to Nexleaf his long-term working relationship with the Government of Malawi and development stakeholders to make sure that discussions between policymakers, supply chain experts, and, health workers in Malawi are driven by data.

Prior to joining Nexleaf, Patience worked with both local and international health and communication organizations in Malawi in various capacities for over ten years. In these roles, Patience’s track record in designing health and communication advocacy initiatives, demand generation, and health – social behavior change communication strategies and models contributed to the success of multi-billion dollar projects.

Patience has worked in projects that are funded by multi-national donor agencies like USAID, DFID, OSISA, KFW, UNESCO, Nike Foundation among others where he designed and implemented game-changing human-centered designs and demand generation strategies that provided a continuum in the project life span while saving lives. In these projects, Patience worked with M & E teams to create data for action strategies to achieve project indicators and maximize results.

Patience is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with UNICAF University while holding a BSc in Mass Communications from ShareWORLD Open University, Diploma in Journalism from the University of Malawi, and Certificates in Community Development and Project Management by ABMA board.