Mali + Utah Staff

Our Mali Team

Our Malian staff works out of our office located in Ouelessebougou. They are the key to our success. They work diligently with the villages to deliver our programs and help each community reach their health and education goals. 

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Dijba Soumaoro
FIELD DIRECTOR
Teningnini Diakite PROGRAM MANAGER
Boubou Traore PROGRAM ASSISTANT
Sekouba Traore GROUNDSKEEPER
Modibo Doumbia NIGHT GUARDIAN
Anounou Sissoko
MALARIA PROJECT MANAGER

Our Utah Team

Our Utah staff works out of our office in Salt Lake County. The team is kept small to minimize administrative costs. They work closely with the Malian staff, create and evaluate projects, raise funds, and educate the Utah community about Ouelessebougou.

Jen graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Public Relations. Soon after graduation Jen worked for the Utah Food Bank and then in 2003 she began her work for the Ouelessebougou Alliance. Jen was the Executive Director for eight years. She has been married for 15 years and is enjoying motherhood with her three children. Jen has been working part time as the financial manager for the Alliance. She is stepping in as the role of Interim Executive Director while the board searches for a permanent replacement. Jen has a love for the people of Mali and a great respect for the work of the Alliance as it continues to help the villagers of Ouelessebougou become self-sufficient.

Jen Beckstead
INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR