our team

The Firelight team – based in eastern Africa, southern Africa, the United States, and Canada – raises capital to support community-based organizations (CBOs), finds and supports our CBO grantee-partners, analyzes evidence of their impact, and monitors the strength and strategy of Firelight as an organization.

Tomaida Banda

Program Officer

Adelia Barros-Parker

Accounting Officer

Nina Blackwell

Executive Director

Monica Dey

Learning and Evaluation Associate

Dua Kazimoto

Program Assistant

Ruth Kenyah

Program Assistant

Ronald Kimambo

Learning and Evaluation Officer

Jim Laske

Grants Manager

Debbie Murchison

Office Assistant

Carolyne Ng’eny

Program Officer

Shannon Rae

Operations Officer

Sadaf Shallwani

Director of Learning and Evaluation

Jane Stokes

Director of Finance and Administration