Our Staff 

Richard Fuller President and Founder

Karti Sandilya Senior Advisor

David Hanrahan Principal Technical Advisor

Jack Caravanos, DrPH, CIH, Director of Research

Bret Ericson  Director of Operations

Andrew McCartor Regional Director - East Asia and South Asia

Sandra Gualtero Regional  Director - Latin America

Petr Sharov Regional  Director - Former Soviet Union

Russell Dowling Research CoordinatorProgram Assistant

Anthony Rivera Program Associate - Southeast Asia

Lina Hernandez Research Associate - Latin America

Rachael Vinyard Director, Strategy and Development

Rachel Folkerts Development Associate 

Jen Marraccino Senior Director of Development

Angela Bernhardt Executive Director, Communications

Magdalene Sim Director, Communications

Anissa New-Walker Director, Outreach

Eric Fecci CFO

Corinne Ahearn Financial Manager

Askia El Amin Bookkeeper & Financial Assistant

Steve Laico Web Administrator

Sandra Page-Cook Managing Editor, Blacksmith Journal of Health and Pollution


Regional and Country Program Coordinators

  • ASIA

Leyan Wang — China
Sun Xuebing— China
Budi Susilorini — Indonesia
Larah Ibanez — Philippines
Marlo Mendoza — Philippines
Promila Sharma — South and Southeast Asia
Duong Thi To — Vietnam


Yaw Osei —Ghana
Kitan Ogungbuyi — Nigeria
Amadou Diouf — Senegal
Abdallah Mkindi — Tanzania
Fatou Sow — West Africa


Varduhi Petrosyan —  Armenia
Rovshan Abbasov — Azerbaijan
Petr Sharov — Central Asia & Russia Far East
Dmitriy Tereshkevich — Kazakhstan
Indira Zhakipova — Kyrgyzstan
Erdene Naidansuren — Mongolia
Vladimir Kuznetsov — Russia
Umed Ulugov — Tajikistan
Sergey Shaparenko — Ukraine
Rostom Gamisonia — Georgia


Gaspar Corra — Argentina
Guido Condarco — Bolivia
Lilian Veas (Fundacion Chile— Chile
Daniel Estrada — Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean
Johny Ponce — Peru
Lillian Corra — South America (Government Relations Advisor)
Amalia Laborde — Uruguay

 Read about some of our global team in the Pollution Blog

Blacksmith Institute Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The Blacksmith Institute is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age or disability. The Institute will not, under any circumstances, condone or tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment. We are committed to equal employment opportunity principles and practices in all of our management decisions and personnel practices.