Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Carey Walovich
Co-Chair

Carey is a grants and program management professional. She previously worked at the Fistula Foundation to improve access to obstetric fistula repair surgery throughout Africa and Southeast Asia and with the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Research in Bangladesh to track the country’s cesarean delivery trends. She currently serves as Senior Practice Specialist, Global Health Division at Chemonics International. Carey completed her MPH from the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA and BA from St. Mary’s College of California.

Marissa Watkins
Co-Chair

Marissa works in public health research, and is a passionate advocate for evidence-based health programming and policy. Marissa currently works with Global Give Back Circle as their MEL Senior Lead, working on programs to advance girls’ and women’s socioeconomic empowerment in rural Kenya. Her previous positions include work around gender equity and health policy at UCLA’s WORLD Policy Analysis Center and at the Population Council in Zambia. She completed her LLM in Public International Human Rights at Universiteit Utrecht, her MPH at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health, and BA at University of California, Berkeley.

Alison Hayward
Assistant Chair & Founder

Alison serves as an emergency medicine physician at Brown University Emergency Medicine and Assistant Professor at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She has been involved in Uganda Village Project as co-founder since its inception in 2003 and served as Assistant Director and Director from 2005 to 2013. Alison completed her MD at Penn State University and her BA at the University of Rochester.

Alicia Majeau
Internship Chair

With a background in molecular microbiology, Alicia’s interests lie in combining laboratory-based approaches of disease control with hands-on public health interventions. Alicia served as a Healthy Villages summer intern with UVP in 2011 and returned to Iganga District in the summer of 2012 as a team leader. Following her experiences with UVP, she went on to receive her MS from Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health and is currently pursuing a PhD in Tropical Medicine at Tulane University.

Elise Davis
Development & Marketing Co-Chair

Elise serves as Global Health Specialist at Deloitte and previously served as a contractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), supporting programs on infectious disease outbreak response and building capacity of sub-Saharan African countries’ ability to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats. Elise completed her MPH with a concentration in Epidemiology and Health Systems and Design from Texas A&M University and BS in Neuroscience and Africana Studies from Augustana College.

Kristina Mani
Development & Marketing Co-Chair

Kristina has experience working in the life science industry, spending several years in strategy consulting, and interning in marketing at Pfizer. Kristina has always been passionate about improving community health, from standing up and running local Memory Cafes for Alzheimer’s patients to partnering with a nonprofit in Thailand focused on equitable healthcare access for Burmese refugees. Kristina completed her MBA at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and BS in Neuroscience and Global Health from Dartmouth.

Kim Lomax
Interim Treasurer, Member-At-Large

Kim has volunteered with UVP since 2014, most recently serving as Board Chair. She is an experienced nonprofit development manager and project manager. In addition, for more than ten years, she has run a small business with her spouse, managing strategy, operations, finances, and marketing. Kim completed her MPA at Portland State University and BA at the University of Delaware. While completing her MPA, she developed a service-learning program that matched graduate students with international development NGOs.

Brian Ourien
Member-at-Large

Brian currently serves as Director, Brand Marketing and Communications at the Bowery Mission. A communications specialist, he als0 previously worked at International Justice Mission in Uganda where he led public information campaigns and high-level advocacy engagement to galvanize community leaders, the police force, and the judiciary to stop forcible eviction and land grabbing in Uganda. Brian completed his BA in Journalism and Mass Communication at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.

Sarah Szubowicz
Member-At-Large

Sarah currently works as the Director of Project Management for Mass General Brigham Global Advisory. She has an extensive project management background, previously working for Emergency Medicine International and in the clinical research industry. Sarah was a UVP Healthy Village summer intern in 2010, serving as Team Leader for the Health Centre team. She earned a MPH in 2011 with a concentration in International Health and Development. Outside of work, Sarah is passionate about animal welfare and triathlon. 

Stephanie Ullrich
Member-At-Large

Stephanie is passionate about the intersection between food security, forced migration, livelihoods, and innovation. She is a results-oriented development practitioner with experience working internationally and in the U.S., with multilaterals, government agencies, universities, and nonprofits. She currently serves as Foreign Service Officer at USAID and recently worked with the United Nations migration agency IOM, the U.S. Congress on agriculture and oversight, and with the United Nations Development Programme supporting environment and disaster risk reduction projects. Stephanie completed her MPA at Columbia University and BA at University of California, Berkeley.