Robert Alibo - Country Manager

Robert started his career as a  professional teacher, later joining the not-for-profit arena in 2006. He has close to sixteen years’ experience in development work.

Before joining VAO in March 2022,  Robert was the Country Manager – Ghana for Vision for a Nation Foundation for over three years. He also worked in various roles with World Vision Ghana, PATH, and JSI Inc and led teams in implementing flagship USAID projects including the USAID-MalariaCare and USAID-Strengthening Partnerships, Results and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) Projects in Ghana.

Robert has a BA in Social Work from the University of Ghana and  a postgraduate degree in International Public Health Nutrition from the University of Westminster which he undertook under  the Westminster University International Scholarship award.

To contact Robert, email [email protected] 

 

 

 

 

Team members


 

Peter Kempaa Mba - Finance and Administration Officer

Peter is an experienced development Finance Practitioner who has worked in the international development sector for the past 16 years. He is the immediate past Finance and Administration Officer of Vision for Nation in Ghana where he supported implementation of VFAN’s program on the ground by managing the Finance function in Ghana, including administration and logistics, and supporting fund raising work.

 

Peter had previously worked with World Vision International where he rose to become a Regional Finance Manager of the Northern Ghana Sub-Office. He also worked with Care International in Ghana as a Grant and Finance Manager on a USAID funded Northern Ghana Governance Activity, a project implemented by a consortium of four NGOs including Care International, ActionAid Ghana, SEND Ghana & West Africa Network for Peace Building. Peter holds a B.Com degree of the University of Cape Coast and an MBA in Accounting  from the Kings University College in Ghana.

To contact Peter, email [email protected]

 

Charles Koduah - Eye Health Lead

 

Charles joined VAO in March 2022. He is a trained optometrist with over 8 years clinical experience from working in a district hospital. He is also a certified WHO Primary Eye Care (PEC) trainer and very passionate about fighting avoidable blindness in the poor and marginalised communities.

Over the last 3 years, Charles has been working with Vision For a Nation (VFAN) as the eye health lead, coordinating the school eye health programme and the PEC trainings across 10 districts in the Central and Upper East regions of Ghana.

Charles has also been coordinating with the National Eye Care Unit (NECU) and the other Eye Health NGO’s in Ghana for the implementation of the VFAN’s nationwide PEC programme.

To contact Charles, email [email protected] 

 

Joyce Asabea Odame - Eye Health Officer

Joyce joined Vision Aid Overseas in March 2022, Previously, she worked with Vision for A Nation, as an Eye health Officer helping provide affordable eye care services to communities across the country through training of nurses and coordinating school eye health screenings.

Joyce is an Optometrist by training and has had over six years of clinical experience working in both government and private sectors before joining Vision for A Nation.

She is currently pursuing an Msc Public Health degree and committed to bringing her experience to help Vision Aid Oversees achieve its mandate of helping people access affordable glasses and eye care in Ghana.

To contact Joyce, email [email protected]



Isaac Donkor – Eye Health Officer

Isaac Donkor is an Optician by profession with 19 years’ experience in the eye care industry. Isaac joined Vision Aid Overseas in March 2022 as an Eye Health Officer, before joining VAO, he had worked with Vision for a Nation Ghana (VFAN) as an eye health officer and Ghana Red Cross Health Services AS AN Optician/Manager. He is responsible for training Ghana Health Service staff on Primary Eye Care (PEC) according to the WHO standard, to achieve the Vision Aid Overseas’ Ghana programme to support its mission of enabling people living in poverty to access affordable glasses and eye care. Isaac reports to the Eye Health Team Lead.

Isaac is a graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi Ghana where he obtained a degree in public health and has several certifications in Optics and other eye care related courses. Isaac’s interest, contribution, responsibilities in the eye care industry in Ghana has resonated in his current position as the national president of the Opticians Association of Ghana (Mandate up to December 2025)

To contact Isaac, email [email protected] 

Reina Marie-Antoinette Der – Meal Lead

Reina Marie-Antoinette Der is a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning professional with over 9 years of work experience in the developemtn sector focusing on project implementation, monitoring, evaluation and learning and data management. Her work experience has evolved around a blend of project design and implementation of public health interventions such as HIV/AIDS, Hypertension and Eye care, digital health interventions, health systems strengthening and Research Reina, holds a masters in Public Health and is passionate about ending Non-communicable diseases and Neglected tropical diseases. Reina has a backgrond in Public Health, Programme Management, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Digital Health and Non-Communicable Disease.

To contact Reina, email [email protected]





Titus Oosterink Alzumah - Regional Coordinator-UER

Titus is a development expert with over Ten (10) years’ experience in program planning and implementation. He has a background in Development Studies and Sociology and has worked most of his working life in Public Health. Titus is a self-motivated and a results-oriented person who is interested in contributing to the development of Vulnerable groups especially women and children and supporting the vulnerable people to achieve their full potentials in life.

Titus started his development career with Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization as a Regional Coordinator for malaria and HIV/AIDS, He also worked with John Snow Inc. Research &Training Institute’s SPRING project as a District Coordinator in its nutrition project funded by USAID, then to PLAN International Ghana as a Field Education Officer and a Programme Manager at Youth Harvest Ghana in Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive health, he also worked with Vision for A Nation Foundation’s Primary Eye Care Programme as Regional Coordinator-Upper east Region. Titus Currently works with Vision Aid Overseas as a Regional Coordinator for the Upper East Region, working closely with key stakeholders like the Ghana Health Service, Ghana Education Service, and other relevant actors in Primary Eye Care.

Titus brings on board his strength in community mobilization and collaboration, working with stakeholders and volunteers.

To contact Titus, email [email protected] 

Michael Oboo-Gyan - Health Promotion Lead

 

Drawing upon 10 years of experience in the development field, Michael possesses a unique combination of in-depth knowledge in Social Behavioral Change Communication matched with Community Based Engagements and Media Campaigns.

He has worked on marketing and communication strategies development for varying audiences, from youth to rural women to marginalized groups, and in health areas as diverse as sexual and reproductive health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Maternal and Child Health, Eye Health, Gender based violence, Child Protection and Safeguarding.

He contributes extensively to teamwork and always pays attention to details when analyzing marketing strategies and Social Behavior Change Communication campaigns.

He enjoys travelling for sight seeing with family and friends during his free time.

To contact Michael, email [email protected]