Our Teams

The Adara staff come from all walks of life. They share the same determination to bring quality health and education services to people living in some of the world’s remotest places.

Adara Development

Global Leadership Team
Adara staff: Madeline Vaughan
Madeline Vaughan

Chief Executive Officer

Daniel Kabugo
Daniel Kabugo

Uganda Country Director

Felipe Ferri

Chief Operating Officer

Adara staff: Heidi Nakamura
Heidi Nakamura

Global Health Director

Kimber Haddix McKay
Kimber Haddix McKay

Senior Advisor – Innovation & Best Practice

Pralhad Dhakal
Pralhad Dhakal

Remote Community Development & Nepal Country Director

Susan Burns
Susan Burns

General Counsel

Maternal, Newborn & Child Health Team
Adara staff: Anna Cunningham
Anna Cunningham

Clinical Programmes Manager

Brandie Giles
Brandie Giles

Clinical Programmes Assistant

Brooke Magnusson
Brooke Magnusson

Senior Manager, Global Health

Christine Otai
Christine Otai

Newborn National Trainer

Cornety Nakiganda
Cornety Nakiganda

Community Midwife

Emiko Rodarte
Emiko Rodarte

US Office Manager

Hilda Namakula
Hilda Namakula

Clinical Educator

Hope Asiimah
Hope Asiimah

Finance Assistant

Josephine Mbabazi
Josephine Mbabazi

Office Administrator (Uganda)

Margaret Nabaweesi

Social Worker

Racheal Hope Baluka
Racheal Hope Baluka

Housekeeping & Administration Assistant

Solomon Ndozereho
Solomon Ndozereho

Driver

Remote Community Development Team
Adara staff: Angjuk Lama
Angjuk Lama

Nepal Programme Manager

Bimala Nepali
Bimala Nepali

Office Cook

Dhana Shahi
Dhana Shahi

Junior Technical Assistant

Gagan Rokaya
Gagan Rokaya

Agriculture Coordinator

Hem Lata Ale
Hem Lata Ale

Office Coordinator

Kanjok Lama
Kanjok Lama

Education Manager

Kelsang Tsering
Kelsang Tsering

Amchi, Tibetan Medicine

Kumari Shrestha
Kumari Shrestha

Office Cook

Kyamma Lama
Kyamma Lama

Health Coordinator

Menuka Rai
Menuka Rai

Health and Medical Manager

Mun Bahadur Thapa
Mun Bahadur Thapa

Office Dai

Nutup Lama
Nutup Lama

Office Messenger

Pasang Sherpa
Pasang Sherpa

Kathmandu and Ghyangfedi Projects Manager

Pema Ramla Lama
Pema Ramla Lama

Youth Supervisor

Purna Bahadur Tamang
Purna Bahadur Tamang

Office Gardener

Pushpa Bam
Pushpa Bam

Bookkeeper & Office Manager

Ramesh Bhandari
Ramesh Bhandari

Technical Assistant

Resham Bahadur Khatri
Resham Bahadur Khatri

School Social Worker & Logistics Coordinator

Shankar Shrestha
Shankhar Shrestha

Office Driver

Sonam Tsomo
Sonam Tsomo

Finance Officer

Sunita Paudel
Sunita Paudel

Finance Manager

Surya Bahadur Tamang
Surya Bahadur Tamang

Office Messenger

Tsering Punor Lama
Tsering Punor Lama

Office Didi

Innovation, learning & evaluation team
Adara staff: Beatrice Niyonshaba
Beatrice Niyonshaba

Uganda Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Caitlin Barrett
Caitlin Barrett

Senior Programmes Manager

Dr Mohan Poudel
Dr Mohan Paudel

Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

Shubhadra Shashi
Shubhadra Shahi

Nepal Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Partnerships & Communications team
Adara staff: Jessica Millar
Jessica Millar

Senior Partnerships Manager

Lauren Swift
Lauren Swift

Partnerships Manager

Madalyn Busby
Madalyn Busby

Communications Manager

Rosie Gallagher
Rosie Gallagher

Partnerships Manager

Operations team
Adara staff: David Walker
David Walker

Head of Information Technology

Lauren Topper
Lauren Topper

MinterEllison Ambassador (Legal)

Miriam Sadler
Miriam Sadler

Administration Officer

Robyn Farrell

Senior Lawyer

Therese Ring
Therese Ring

CRM Data Entry Officer

Finance team
Adara staff: Michelle de la Porte
Michelle de la Porte

Deloitte Ambassador (Finance)

Nancy Shrestha
Nancy Shrestha

Accountant

Sarah Lecoutre
Sarah Lecoutre

Group Financial Controller

Shraddha Sapkota
Shraddha Sapkota

Assistant Accountant

Adara Development Board

Adara Board: Audette Exel AO
Audette Exel AO

Chair of all Adara entities

Adara Board: Andrea McCormick
Andrea McCormick

Director of Adara Development (Australia)

Adara Board: Dawa Lama Thapa
Dawa Lama Thapa

Director of Adara Development (Nepal)

Adara Board: Derek Stapley
Derek Stapley

Trustee of Adara Development (UK)

Adara Board: Cyril Engmann
Dr Cyril Engmann

Director of Adara Development (USA)

Adara Board: Dr Peter Waiswa
Dr Peter Waiswa

Director of Adara Development (Uganda)

Adara Board: Edith G Conyers
Edith G Conyers

Trustee of Adara Development (Bermuda)

Ilana Atlas AO

Director of Adara Development (Australia)

Jo Brennan

Director of Adara Development (Australia)

Adara Board: Kate Vacher
Kate Vacher

Trustee of Adara Development (UK)

Adara Board: Ken Finch
Ken Finch

Director of Adara Development (Uganda)

Adara Board: Laini Liberman
Laini Liberman

Director of Adara Development (Australia)

Adara Board: Philippe Rouja
Philippe Rouja

Trustee of Adara Development (Bermuda)

Adara Board: Richard West
Richard West

Director of Adara Development (Australia)

Adara Board: Sharmila Onta
Sharmila Onta

Director of Adara Development (Nepal)

Adara Board: Susan Burns
Susan Burns

Director of Adara Development (Uganda) Director of Adara Development (Australia)

Adara Board: Thomas Dickson
Thomas R Dickson

Director of Adara Development (USA)

Adara Board: Tom Glynn
Tom Glynn

Director of Adara Development (USA)

Adara Board: Uddhav Raj Poudyal
Uddhav Raj Poudyal

Director of Adara Development (Nepal)

Adara Board: Yangchen Lama
Yangchen Lama

Director of Adara Development (USA)

Adara Partners

Panel Members

Adara Partners crosses competitive boundaries and brings together some of the most senior leaders in the corporate advisory industry who jointly lead engagements as Panel Members. Undiluted access to these individuals working collaboratively on a mandate is not otherwise available in the market.

Core Adara Partners team
Adara staff: Audette Exel AO
Audette Exel AO

Chief Executive Officer

Adara staff: Andrea McCormick
Andrea McCormick

Director and Senior Advisor

Alex Gregory

EY Ambassador

Felipe Ferri

Chief Operating Officer

Adara staff: Laura Sampson
Laura Sampson

Corporate Advisory Director

Adara staff: Lauren Topper
Lauren Topper

MinterEllison Ambassador

Adara staff: Melissa Rourke
Melissa Rourke

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Adara staff: Susan Burns
Susan Burns

General Counsel

Peter Graf

Debt Specialist

Robyn Farrell

Senior Lawyer

Adara Advisors

Adara staff: Audette Exel AO
Audette Exel AO

Chief Executive Officer

Adara staff: Andrea McCormick
Andrea McCormick

Director and Senior Advisor

Felipe Ferri

Chief Operating Officer

Adara staff: Lauren Topper
Lauren Topper

MinterEllison Ambassador

Adara staff: Sarah Lecoutre
Sarah Lecoutre

Group Financial Controller

Adara staff: Susan Burns
Susan Burns

General Counsel

Robyn Farrell

Senior Lawyer