Patience Mfune

Our Team

Nithya Ramanathan
CEO & Co-Founder
Martin Lukac
CTO & Co-Founder
Kevin Arts
Vice President, Operations & Finance
Andrew O’Keefe
Senior Manager for Business Operations & Finance
Elizabeth Nave
HR Business Partner
Amanda MacArthur
Head of Strategic Partnerships & Communications
Hannah Mills
Senior Program Manager, Vaccines
Anne Nyachomba
Director of Customer
Nelima Otipa
Senior Program Manager, Impact
Anita Sircar
Head of Operations, India
Susan Njenga
Head of Product
Ednah Kiome
Director, Emerging Products
Lucas Howell
Engineering Director
Nagham Sabah
Noelle Sernett
Operations & Finance Analyst
Erin Ross
Communications Director
Erin Sedita
Development Associate
Erick Mgonda
Technical Account Manager
Patience Mfune
Senior Project Manager
Edward Gakuru
Global Expansion Manager
Hosea Kintu
Senior Customer Operations Manager
Nassem Mohammad
Customer Support Manager, Hardware
Paul Mwarabu
Customer Support Specialist
Sushanta Pradhan
Customer Success Engineer
Audrey Lukela
Impact Consultant
Geofrey Gundah
Impact Consultant
Shaji Malik
Impact Consultant
Tisaye Kalua
Impact Consultant
Anant Kumar
Associate Warehouse Coordinator
Anurag Mishra
Logistics Coordinator
Dharmendra Pratap Singh
Manufacturing and Development Manager
Subhasis Mukherjee
Logistics Manager
Shashi Kant
Manufacturing Coordinator
Adam Saavedra
Product Designer
Amos Momanyi
Product Manager
Jill Moraa
Product Manager
Tom Mehoke
Senior Data & Visualization Specialist
Aayush Khanna
Software Developer
Brian Moenga
Software Engineer, Front-End
Chris Combs
Software Engineer, Back-End
Colin Groark
Software Engineer, Front-End
Innocent Kithinji
Software Engineer, Back-End
Mike Gichia
Software Engineer
Terence Honles
Principal Software Engineer
Terry Chern
Senior Software Engineer, Back-End

Board Of Directors

Advisory Board

Dr. Seth Berkley
Former CEO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
Deborah Estrin
Associate Dean and Professor, Cornell Tech
Laura Hattendorf
Senior Advisor, Mulago Foundation; Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Radhika Malpani
Founder, Google Images; Former Senior Director, Eng @ Google
Frank Nagle
Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School
Wendy Prosser
Senior Technical Officer, Immunization Center, John Snow, Inc. (JSI)
Russ Siegelman
Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Ryan Vinyard
Hardware Startup Consultant
Vinitha Watson
Founder, Zoo Labs

Patience Mfune

Senior Project Manager

Patience Mfune is a Senior 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.