Dr. Jules Millogo
Dr. Jules Millogo, MD, MSc, is a public health physician with more than 30 years of experience working in developing countries at national and international levels in support of primary healthcare, immunization and injection safety. Dr. Millogo has been empowering citizens from Konkourona Burkina Faso to escape poverty for over 30 years through support of education, healthcare and business development. In 2019, Dr. Millogo co-founded the Konkourona Alliance Foundation (KAFO), Inc. to expand his empowerment efforts to include improvement of primary education for all children in Konkourona, support for more secondary education for those children who progress to middle school, provide access to healthcare, and provide access to clean water and sanitation. He holds a Medical Degree from the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and a Master of Science (MSc) in Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom.
Secretary and Treasurer
Catherine Hoath is the Director of an international regulatory team leading global registration activities for vaccines to prevent many infectious diseases. She has supported many international efforts to make progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to end extreme poverty, reduce inequality, and protect the planet by 2030, but was unsure what impact that support was having. In 2019, Catherine co-founded the Konkourona Alliance Foundation (KAFO), Inc. to ensure greater traceability between the support she provides and the measurable results. She is eager to empower the citizens of Konkourona to make improvements in education, health care and access to water and sanitation as a proof of concept, and expand to other villages, once successful. Catherine holds a B.S. in Biology from Ursinus College, Pennsylvania, United States, and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Keystone Opportunity Center in Souderton, Pennsylvania, dedicated to empowering community members in the United States to be self-sufficient. Further, she is a member of the Souderton-Telford Rotary Club dedicated to "Service Above Self."
Board of Directors
Gail Houseman, RN, CNS-BC, is a registered nurse with almost 40 years of experience in direct patient care and education of prospective nurses. For the past 20 years, she has been working in a non-profit organization dedicated to helping patients with ALS. She has also supported many volunteer efforts to improve health care and education in the United States throughout her life and has had a lifelong desire to support development in Africa. Gail has two adopted daughters, one from China, and one from Guatemala and views the world without boundaries between people. She is committed to helping others live their best lives possible. Gail is a founding member of the Konkourona Alliance Foundation (KAFO), Inc. Board of Directors and helps provide strategic and financial oversight of empowerment projects in Konkourona.
Field Program Director
Victorien Millogo was born in Konkourona, Burkina Faso and is Dr. Jules Millogo's brother. Unlike Jules, Catherine and Gail, Victorien currently lives in Konkourona and is overseeing development projects to ensure they are successful.
Irène Millogo was born in Konkourona, Burkina Faso, and is the first girl from the village to complete college. She is serving as a volunteer for KAFO, connecting fund raising operations in the United States with the needs of the people in Konkourona.