Meet the people who work at Women and Children First to help support local communities.


Mikey Rosato

Mikey’s expertise is in empowering local communities to find solutions that help prevent mothers and babies dying from preventable conditions.

He has a PhD in Global Health. Mikey is responsible for overseeing the charity's strategy and development and providing technical advice on community-based approaches.


Joanna Drazdzewska
Grants Manager

Jo has significant experience in implementing reproductive health programmes in developing countries. Her focus is on increasing demand for health services, reducing gender inequality, and advocating for accessible quality care.

Jo holds a Masters degree in Development Studies from SOAS. She provides technical advice and management of our grants.


Mark Mina
Fundraising and Communications Manager

Mark has over 10 years’ experience with charities, supporting them with their fundraising, communications and research needs. 

He is passionate about the cause, planning and implementing strategies to save the lives of mothers and children in the world’s poorest communities. This includes abseiling to raise vital funds!



Melanie Smith
Fundraising and Communications Officer

At Women and Children First, Melanie spends her time fundraising vital funds for the charity, her activities include copy writing, completing research tasks, looking after donors and fundraisers and assisting on campaigns.

She's passionate about feminism and social equity and studies MA Global Ethics at Kings College, London.



Annemijn Sondaal
Technical Officer

Annemijn’s key interest and expertise is in using community-based approaches to develop sustainable health projects within developing countries. She has a Masters degree in Global Health and Development.

She provides technical advice on the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of community-based approaches.


Jo Talbot
Freelance Finance Officer

Jo is an experienced specialist in providing accounting, management and administration services to charities.

She has worked with Women and Children First for several years, giving useful advice and driven by an underlying passion for supporting mothers, babies and young children in some of the world's poorest communities.


Internships and volunteering opportunities

Women and Children First is looking for possible interns for the charity. This will support the Fundraising and Communications Team in generating the vital income needed to help women and children survive and thrive worldwide.

If you are interested, please email with your CV and a short covering letter to explain why you would like to help.


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