Board of Directors
KNOWLEDGE SET: Sustainability & General Management
KNOWLEDGE SET: Media Management & Law
KNOWLEDGE SET: Entrepreneurialism & Law
KNOWLEDGE SET: Business & Non-profit Management
Operational Leadership Team
CEO: Abbey Wemimo
Abbey has gained valuable experience interning with Accenture and the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City. He has consulted for EuropeAid on local development and currently works for Goldman Sachs. Abbey is a graduate of the Non-Profit Management program at New York University’s Robert F. Wager School of Public Service.
STAKEHOLDER LIAISON OFFICER – Namon Freeman
Namon is an Urban Planner and Architect whose passion lies at the intersection of people and planning. He is a graduate of Hampton University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a Master of Architecture. Namon is currently a student at New York University, where he is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning.
MARKETING OFFICER – Drew Yukelson
Drew draws upon three years of work experience in market research at ESPN to help formulate CWFE’s marketing strategy. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management and marketing from Penn State University, and is currently enrolled in a master’s degree at NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service.
PROGRAM OFFICER – Emmanuel Amoa
Emmanuel is a development oriented professional with a passion for community engagement. He has worked with several NGOs in Ghana. Emmanuel holds a degree in Integrated Development Studies, and is currently undertaking his master’s degree at the Institute of Local Government Studies in Environmental Policy and Management.
FINANCE & SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER – Rob Henning
Rob is a focused and flexible business professional with a global outlook. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and has worked internationally for PwC. Rob is a graduate of Harvard’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Program, and is passionate about business models that promote sustainable development.
John Gershman – Clinical Associate Professor of Public Service and the Deputy Director of New York University’s MPH Program.
Paul Smoke – Professor of Public Finance and Planning and Director of International Programs at New York University.
Scott Taitel – Chief Operating Officer at Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership.
Charles Downs – Adjunct Professor of International Public Management at New York University.
Indispensable Team Members
John Boucha – Web and graphic design.
Tashi Gurung – Water agent in Nepal.
Nqobile Chitimbire – Water agent in Zimbabwe.