Who we are » Meet the Team
There are many people who help to support the work of Bridge2Aid, both in the UK and Tanzania. Whether directly involved in the programmes themselves or working at Hope Dental Centre (HDC), they are all vital to deliver the dental training programmes and change lives in East Africa.
Joins the Dental Team as a Dental Programmes Administrator. He will be working with Government officials to organise DVPs and will also work with the teams when they do the training in Tanzania. He is a great asset to the team.
Our team working in Tanzania:
Buildings & Maintenance Officer
Admin & Community Development Assistant
Hope Dental Centre Team
Abed Mafwele, Mohamed Khalfan, Sophia Bakari, Mary Nchimila, Kasaka Mafwele, Mariam Alphonce, Rosemary Msekela, Jacqueline James, Grace Godfrey
Dan Tanner, Hillary Lyabandi, Bill Geach, David Weston
They are a fantastic group of individuals whose local knowledge is invaluable in shaping our plans for the future. They are great at troubleshooting, and their practical assistance with difficult situations has been crucial.
Our team working in the UK:
Dr Ian Wilson BDS
Co-founder & Clinical Director
Site Clinical Leads Team
Our team of Site Clinical Leads give their time to volunteer on DVP, speak on our behalf, interview potential volunteers, take part in our SCL Forum to develop DVP and lots more!
Patron – Professor The Lord McColl of Dulwich CBE
Lord McColl became our patron in February 2011 after visiting Tanzania to view the DVP and our work at Bukumbi.
Bridge2 Aid is doing an amazing work by greatly increasing access to pain relief which is vital in the developing world where so many people are suffering from untreated dental disease.
By training local personnel to provide emergency pain relief, Bridge2Aid are providing a way out of excruciating agony and suffering for people living in already tough conditions. The focus on empowerment and sustainability, as well as the professionalism and dedication of the team are commendable marks of the organisation.
I am proud to be Patron of an organisation committed to relieving suffering in such a simple, innovative and sustainable way.
Alan Frampton (Chair), Dr Katherine Opie-Smith, Andie Wilson, Caroline Havers and Dr Simon Roland
The Trustees keep everything legal and above board in the UK. They are also a very wise group, providing advice and practical help with various aspects of the organisation. They are both supportive and challenging and keep us all on our toes!