TEAM

Muluneh Yimer, MD

Project coordinator

Muluneh completed his medical school training at Addis Ababa University and practiced at Jimma University, Ethiopia. After immigrating to the USA, he had pediatric residency and pediatric cardiology training before becoming board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics. He currently practices pediatric cardiology in the Sacramento area of California
 

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Abraham Tibebu, PHD

Deputy coordinator

Abraham has a Phd in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Currently he is a lead data scientist with more than 5 years of industry experience in data science and software development in a financial industry. In his role as a data scientist he applies cutting edge machine learning algorithms to extract, sense and interpret patterns in a data to assist business decisions. 

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Teferi Abere, MSc

Secretary

Teferi holds BSc and MSc in Civil Engineering. He attended his bachelor’s degree at Addis Ababa University and his master’s degree at San Jose State University. He is currently a Principal Project Manager at Mott MacDonald. He serves as an Associate Treasurer of American Public Works Association Silicon Valley Chapter. He is founder and current secretary of Wonfel Aid

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Mulusew Yayehyirad, Bsn

Fundraiser

Mulusew holds a BSN (BSC of Nursing). She worked in several positions as nurse in ICU and oncology units at University of Wisconsin Carbone cancer center. She currently works in outpatient surgery at Emory university hospital. Mulu is also the founder of a nonprofit organization called Clinic At a Time that works to improve rural area clinics in Amhara region. Mulu is founder and board member of Wonfel Aid.

Abiyu Aynalem, Msc

Public Relations

Abiyu received his BSc and MSc degrees in Earth Science from Addis Ababa University. He also received MSc degree from School of Civil Engineering New Castle University, UK. Abiyu worked in different private sectors, non-government organizations and UN agency in Africa, Spain and US. Currently, Abiyu is the founder and CEO of Empire TP Inc based in Buffalo, NY and his Company won an entrepreneurship award in 2017.

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Yihun Dilla, PHD

Audit and Evaluation

Yihun received his Ph.D. degree in Hydrology and Water Management from Stockholm University, Sweden. His MSc degree is in Water Resources Engineering from Lund University, Sweden. He studied his BSc degree in Hydraulic Engineering from Arba Minch University. Currently, he is working as a Research Scientist at the Texas A&M University.

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Mekdes Asrat, MA

Media and IT

Mekdes holds MA and has done a course work towards a PhD in Applied Linguistics and Development at AAU. She was a former lecturer at Adama University. She served as a Program Specialist and Workforce Developer at ECDC and Catholic Charities respectively, both refugee resettlement agencies here in USA. Mekides is founder and board member of Wonfel Aid.
 

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Yingus Yigzaw, PHD

Finance

Yinges holds a PhD in Biochemistry. For the last 16 years, Yinges has worked in several biotechnology companies including Amgen and currently works as a Sr Scientist at Genentech. Yinges is the founder of the nonprofit DreamBig & Connect Inc that supported outstanding students in Amhara region and currently raising funds to rebuild elementary school in Ashuda, Gojjam. Yinges is founder and board member of Wonfel Aid.