Meet Our Team


The staff of Medical Journeys is complemented by the work of the Ugandan staff of Imaging the World Africa. Together, we ensure that your entire volunteer experience is seamless, from the moment you apply to the time you step back on the airplane, leaving Africa.

The connections between our organizations and the close cooperation of our staffs is what ensures your volunteer experience is both memorable and transformative.

 
 
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Tyler rowe

Tyler is the President and co-founder of Medical Journeys. He was a former ski shop owner who changed his career path when he spent four months in a medical volunteer program in Arusha, Tanzania. With his background in business and customer service and his experience a medical volunteer in Africa, Tyler is passionate about creating an experience for volunteers that is unequaled.

Dr kristen Destigter

Kristen is the president and co-founder of Imaging the World and cofounder of Medical Journeys. She is the Chair of the Department of Radiology at the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.  She oversees the day-to-day operations of Imaging the World and is the leading subject matter expert on all facets of ultrasound program implementation. 


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Bruce Bagley

Bruce is the program coordinator for Medical Journeys. He earned his Ph.D. from UW-Madison in Pharmaceutical Sciences and has conducted pre-clinical and post-marketing drug safety testing. He is an avid traveler and loves the outdoors.


 

Shadrack picho

Picho is logistics coordinator for Imaging the World Africa and Program Coordinator for Medical Journeys.  He received his Bachelor in Arts from Makerere University with a major in Communications and a minor in Organizational studies.  He joined Imaging the World in 2009 and his attention to detail and responsible nature makes him the perfect for the role in managing the logistics for all the volunteers.

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Owani collins frank

Mr. Frank completed his bachelor’s degree at Makerere University, Kampala, majoring in organizational studies and philosophy, and is currently the head of operations for Imaging the World Africa. He comes from a family of 5 kids in a rural region of northern Uganda called Dokolo and is a member of the Langi tribe. Currently he lives in Kampala. Collins has been consulting for imaging the World in Uganda since September, 2009, and is the co-leader of the ITW Logistics Team directing the pilot project based in Kamuli District.

 

asiimwe allan

Mr. Asiimwe Allan is an IT expert who has been the Information Technology lead since 2010. He currently oversees all IT related programs including implementation and providing informatics support to the clinics working with ITW Africa. He completed his bachelor's degree at Makerere University, majoring in Information Technology and Human Resource Management. Later he worked with the Uganda Electoral Commission in the IT department. 

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ssembatya renny

Mr. Ssembatya Renny has been with ITW Africa since 2012 and is the Data Lead for all of the research projects running in Uganda. He received his undergraduate degree in economics and statistics from Kyambogo University in 2011. Currently he is undertaking a postgraduate degree (MPH) in public health- population and reproductive health. His main interest is in maternal and child health.

 

Sister mary angela njeri

Sister Mary Angela Njeri is a catholic nun from the congregation of Daughters of Mary Bwanda (Uganda). She completed training as a midwife at Kamuli training school of midwifery in 2001, after which she worked for 2 years in Kitovu Hospital. She continued her education at the Rubaga school of midwifery and nursing and graduated with a diploma in 2005 and then worked in Western Kenya as an in-charge for 4 years. In 2010 she was appointed to work in Nawanyago as the in-charge, where she became involved with the ITW research project. She feels proud to work with ITW which has really which has brought hope to the rural community by saving lives of mothers and babies.

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