Our Team

ReachAnother’s work would not be possible without the tireless dedication of the Board of Directors, unwavering commitment of our Ethiopian partners, strategic collaboration with global peer organizations and above all support from our sister organization ReachAnother Netherlands, and our small but mighty staff.

Board of Directors

Marinus H. Koning, MD, FACS

Marinus H. Koning, MD, FACS

Founder + Board President

Read Dick’s full bio here.

Monica O’Neill

Monica O’Neill

Board Member

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Mark Sternfeld, MD, PHD

Mark Sternfeld, MD, PHD

Board Member

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Patricia O'Neill, PHD

Patricia O'Neill, PHD

Board Member

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Lewis Sperber

Lewis Sperber

Treasurer

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David Morrissey

David Morrissey

Secretary

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John Moseley, PHD

John Moseley, PHD

Vice Chair

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Joanne Mathews

Joanne Mathews

Board Member

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Ryan Kelley

Ryan Kelley

Board Member

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Advisory Board members

  • Patricia O’Neill, Chair
  • Ashley Evert
  • Susan Fowles
  • Gabby Glenn
  • Godfrey Oakley
  • Tom Ryder
  • Sara Stafford
  • Hans van den Houten

HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS

  • Patricia O’Neill, Chair
  • Dr. Mersha Abebe
  • Ephrem Bililigne
  • Dr. Hagos Biluts
  • Rodney Huey
  • Pam Steinke
  • Toni Sternfeld

Staff

Chloe Honaker Richon

Chloe Honaker Richon

Executive Assistant

Read Chloe’s bio here.
Ashley MOHNI

Ashley MOHNI

Communications + Engagement Coordinator

Leah Llewellyn

Leah Llewellyn

Videographer + Media Specialist

ReachAnother US works closely with its sister organization ReachAnother NL to save the lives of babies born with neural tube defects in Ethiopia. We share a common mission and vision and collaborate on all of our projects.

Visit us online for more information about ReachAnother Nederland.

Efforts to expand pediatric neurosurgery capacity and prevent the prevalence of neural tube defects would not be possible without ReachAnother’s partners in Ethiopia.


  • Dr. Mersha Abebe – Neurosurgeon
  • Dr. Hagos Biluts – Neurosurgeon
  • Dr. Kibruyisfawe Zewdie – Neurosurgeon, Zewditu Hospital, Addis Ababa
  • Dr. Zelalem Chemdesa – CEO, Zewditu Hospital, Addis Ababa
  • Dr. Yordanos Ashagere – Neurosurgeon, Thibebe Ghion Specialized Hospital, Bahir Dar
  • Dr Yeshigeta Gelaw – CEO, Bahir Dar University, Thibebe Ghion Specialized Hospital, Bahir Dar
  • Dr. Esayas Adefris – Neurosurgeon, Gondar University Hospital, Gondar
  • Dr. Ashenafi Tazebew – CEO, Gondar University Hospital
  • Dr. Tony Magana – Neurosurgeon, Ayder C.S Hospital, Mekele
  • Dr Haile Amanuel – CEO, Ayder C.S Hospital, Mekele
  • Dr. Dagnachew Yohannes – Neurosurgeon, Hawassa University Hospital, Hawassa
  • Dr. Anteneh Gadisa – CEO, Hawassa University Hospital
  • Dr. Abdi Ermolo – Neurosurgeon, St Peter’s Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa
  • Dr. Yakob Seman Ahmed – Director, Clinical Services Directorate, Ministry of Health
  • Dr. Masresha Tessema – Director of Nutrition, Ethiopia Public Health Institute
  • Ethiopian Public Health Institute

ReachAnother collaborates with peer organizations around the world to create a multiplier effect to reach further and have a greater impact on the ground in Ethiopia.


  • International Federation of Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus – Brussels, Belgium
  • Child Help International – Brussels, Belgium
  • CURE-Neuro – M’Bale, Uganda
  • Neuro Kids, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Center for Spina Bifida Research, Prevention and Policy – Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Nutrition International – Ottawa, Canada
  • Food Fortification Initiative – Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Children’s Hospital of Alabama – Birmingham, Alabama, USA
  • Rotary International – Evanston, Illinois, USA
  • Action for Hydrocephalus – London, UK
  • Light for the World – Vienna, Austria