Safe Mothers, Safe Babies is able to accomplish its work through the hard work, dedication, and support of our volunteer staff. We are immensely grateful to have a full team of capable, passionate, and experienced young public health leaders involved in leading the organization. To learn more about our some of our people, read below. If after reading the biographies, you either want to contact one of our staff members or volunteer for the organization yourself (to join the ranks of our fabulous team!), please contact us.
Jacquie Cutts, MPH
Founding President and CEO
Jacquie is SAFE's Founding President and CEO. An honors graduate of both Vassar College (BA in Political Science) and Emory University Rollins School of Public Health (MPH in Global Health and Certificate in Maternal and Child Health), Jacquie's greatest passions are the sustainable improvement of maternal and child health in empowering ways that marry community participation with scientific evidence of what works. As a wife and mother of three great kids, maternal and child health are always on her mind. Jacquie is a social innovator and problem-solver, a fierce advocate for women's rights and health, and a dedicated mentor to aspiring public health leaders. Contact Jacquie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stephanie Hackett, MPH, PA-C, MMSc
Stephanie is SAFE's Vice President. Stephanie received her MPH in Global Health and Physician Assistant degrees from Emory University, and brings an extraordinary amount of knowledge and experience to SAFE, having worked in several countries on different continents on MCH projects. In her own words: "Pregnancy and birth are events that should be celebrated and yet due to a lack of accessible healthcare and established cultural norms that leave families in fear of medicalized births, 800 women die every day due to preventable causes surrounding pregnancy and childbirth. With proper prenatal care and skilled attendance at birth, not only can health outcomes be dramatically improved for women and children, but so can the livelihood of the community." In daytime hours, Stephanie maintains her clinical practice as a Physician Assistant in pediatric HIV in Atlanta, GA, and enjoys spending time with her husband, Ryan, and son, Foster.
Mukalu Mohamed, BA, MPHc
Mukalu Mohamed (Medie) is the Safe Mothers, Safe Babies Program Director. He is responsible for managing and executing all in-country projects in consultation with SAFE officers, and oversees the international internship program in Uganda every year. Medie is one of the most passionate people we have ever met; he is dedicated to ensuring good maternal, child, and community health for the longterm future of his country. Medie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from St. Lawrence University in Uganda, and is currently pursuing his Master of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health Leadership through the Save the Mother's Program at Uganda Christian University. Medie has a beautiful daughter, Hanifer, who is a light in Medie's life. In his spare time, Medie also helps run a local youth organization in Iganga, Uganda called +256 Youth Platform.
Whitney Williams Skowronski, MPH
International Operations Director
Whitney is SAFE's International Operations Director. In this role, she helps plan and execute SAFE's international programs through managing our international staff and volunteers. Whitney holds a BA from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and an MPH in Global Health form Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. Along with her extensive domestic and global experience in reproductive, maternal and child health, Whitney brings her intense passion for maternal health, knowledge of the field, and human resources management skills to the organization and our team! Whitney currently lives in Manila, Philippines with her husband, Greg, who works for Habitat for Humanity. Whitney is also volunteering in a birth center and learning more about the clinical and support side of birth--go Whitney!
Jamie Hill, MSA, CRPC
Chief Financial Officer
Jamie is SAFE's CFO. A passionate, experienced, and well-educated accountant holding both bachelor and master degrees in the field, Jamie brings organization and financial planning skills to SAFE. Also having led her local church organization's young women's program, Jamie is passionate about the empowerment of women and young girls. She is excited about using her organizational, business, and accounting skills to add to SAFE's long-term financial planning and sustainability plans. Jamie is married to an equally amazing accountant, husband Shannon, and both are avid adventurers.
Richard Cutts, MDc
Richard is SAFE's Technical Director, charging him with all things related to technology. This includes both domestic management of SAFE's photos, video, website, and social media sites, and with international programming related to the deployment of solar, information, and communication technologies. Richard is married to founder, Jacquie Cutts. Together, they have three children and live in Atlanta, Georgia, where Richard is a 3rd year medical school student at Emory University School of Medicine.
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