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Peek Vision team

Andrew Bastawrous

CEO & Leadership

Andrew is an Ophthalmologist (Eye Surgeon) and Associate Professor in International Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He has worked and undertaken research in over twenty countries including two years living in Kenya where he led a major eye disease study and the development and testing of Peek. Andrew has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles, is a TED Fellow, Ashoka Fellow, Rolex Laureate, UBS Global Visionary and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

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Melissa Kuecker Witte

Leadership

Melissa supports Peek on its organisational strategy, ensuring our focus remains on strengthening eye health systems to improve the outcomes of individuals with eye health problems. She has experience in international development and eye health working for various US International NGOs, most recently leading Combat Blindness International.

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Jeanette McKenna

Leadership

Jeanette works with organisations and individuals who are supporting Peek to become fully self-sufficient. From her previous roles in large companies (e.g. Tata Consultancy Services) and international NGOs (e.g. Plan International), her experience includes business development, marketing and fundraising. She was first introduced to Peek when she was Head of Seeing is Believing, Standard Chartered Bank’s USD 100 million community investment programme focused on tackling avoidable blindness.

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Farhana Rehman-Furs

Leadership

Farhana supports and develops our partnerships with Peek's global NGO partners. She is an experienced and accomplished professional in the humanitarian sector, with over 16 years of experience leading a global charity. She has a background in partnership management, development initiatives and managing international teams. She is a graduate in business administration and is currently studying a Masters degree at SOAS University of London. She also sits on the Advisory Board for A Fresh Chapter, a US cancer advocacy charity.

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Cosmas Bunywera

Programmes

Cosmas has been working with Peek since 2012 when it was a research project in Nakuru, Kenya. Originally helping maintain the hospital equipment transported to over 100 locations, Cosmas now manages the day to day running of the school eye health programme in Kenya as well as providing training and support to Peek programmes internationally.

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Sergio Latorre Arteaga

Programmes

Sergio supports the delivery of eye health programmes in several countries and is the lead for Peek in Pakistan. He is an optometrist and researcher with a passion for public health, and is also Assistant Professor in the Optometry Department of the University of Lurio in Mozambique. He has a PhD in Health Sciences and a Masters in Sustainability and Social Responsibility. His research has been published in numerous scientific journals including the Bulletin of the World Health Organisation.

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Grace Mwangi

Programmes

Grace is the lead for Peek Programmes in Zimbabwe. She is an experienced Public Health professional with over six year’s experience in designing, implementing and managing eye health projects across sub-Saharan Africa. Over the years, she has worked closely with governments, local and international NGOs, private sector players and various multi-national donor agencies including USAID, European Commission and DFID among others, on projects geared towards eliminating avoidable blindness. She holds a Masters degree in Public Health (MPH) from University of Cape Town, South Africa.

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Hulda Nduru

Programmes

Hulda Nduru has worked in projects aimed at preventing avoidable blindness in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa for over 6 years, working closely with governments and international NGOs, including CBM, Sightsavers, The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, The Fred Hollows Foundation and Orbis. Hulda is a graduate in actuarial science and her aspiration is to utilise her skills and expertise in project management to contribute to the elimination of avoidable blindness in Africa and beyond.

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Judith Shongwe

Programmes

Judith brings a wealth of experience to Peek and the Botswana national school eye health programme. She has worked in a variety of roles within the Government of Botswana, including as a policy advisor on monitoring and evaluation, heading the demography unit of Statistics Botswana, before spending 10 years with the UN leading in the monitoring and evaluation of programmes as well as the management implementing partners. She then returned to the Botswana Ministry of Health and Wellness to support the monitoring and evaluation of health programmes. Judith holds a Medical Demography MSc from LSHTM, a BA in Statistics and Demography from University of Botswana, and certificate in monitoring and evaluation of Health Programmes from University of Pretoria.

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Nam Thaker

Programmes

Nam has over 10 years of experience delivering projects that tackle a wide range of public health and health systems management issues. These include working with NGOs on increasing the number of health professional graduates in areas of need, with NHS England and its partners on setting up London's Operational Delivery Networks, with Healthy London Partnerships on tackling the mortality gap for those with severe mental illness and most recently with Imperial College Healthcare Trust on their Pharmacy Workforce Strategy. She is an alumnus of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

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Keitumetse Thamane

Programmes

Keitumetse is a graduate of the University of Botswana and is the key liaison between Peek and the Botswana Ministry of Health and Wellness, working within the National Eye Health Office. Prior to joining the Peek team, she worked in the Ministry of Health and Wellness for two years, where among other activites she co-led the 2016 Peek Pilot Project in Goodhope, Botswana. She also works to deliver Peek Solutions to different countries by providing training and project delivery support.

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Nigel Bolster

Research, design & development

Nigel supports research partnerships with various institutions and works on hardware development and service support. He is an optoelectronic engineer, and has been developing smartphone-based hardware for eye care for the past three years, including the technology involved in the early prototypes of Peek Retina.  He has also been involved in health systems research and is currently studying for a PhD in biomedical engineering.

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Marzieh Katibeh

Research, design & development

A medical doctor and ophthalmic researcher, Marzieh holds a masters degree in Public Health for Eye Care from LSHTM, as well as a PhD in designing and evaluating mHealth screening programmes from the Centre for Global Health at Aarhus University. As the contact person for the WHO collaborating centre for eye health and prevention of blindness in Iran as of 2011, Marzieh has participated in national and regional programmes to improve eye health. As a health systems innovations researcher, Marzieh works in the design, implementation and evaluation of global Peek programmes

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Priya Morjaria

Research, design & development

Priya has over 12 years of experience in the field of public health. She is a trained optometrist who is now at the forefront of public health optometry. She practiced community and hospital optometry for several years, before joining the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to pursue her interest in public health full-time. She is an Assistant Professor at LSHTM, has worked on eye health research in multiple countries (Africa and Asia), and has a PhD in child eye health with a focus on school eye health services. Her work has been recognised by the World Council of Optometry with the 2017 Paul Berman Young Leader Award.

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Hillary Rono

Research, design & development

Rono is an eye surgeon, advocate and public health researcher who leads the Peek mission in Kenya. He has overseen the creation and renovation of eye health facilities and teams in Trans Nzoia county, Kenya, including Kitale Eye hospital, serving a population of 1.6 million people.  Rono is currently completing a PhD on the utility of Peek for comprehensive Community Eye Health Programmes. He was featured by the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust in their inspirational film “Double Joy” and has been named an “Eye Health Hero” by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).

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David Hayward

Training & Support

David works within the software development team to enhance the effectiveness of the testing team. David's goal at Peek is to make other peoples work easier and more effective where possible. David originally comes from an engineering background, but transitioned to software development early in his career. Over time David focused on automated and manual software testing in the investment and merchant banking arena.
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Itumeleng Kgwelokgwelo

Training & Support

Itumeleng first joined Peek in 2018 before taking on the role of QA & Technical Support in 2019. Sitting within the Training & Support team, Itumeleng assists in the delivery and maintenance of high quality software, as well as supporting Peek customers in its use. Having pursued a path in tech, Itumeleng holds a Bachelors degree in Computing, with a specialisation in Software Engineering.

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Malcolm Kiilu Jr.

Training & Support

Malcolm works as Peek's system testing lead with the software development team, ensuring that the delivered solutions meet the best user experience possible. A graduate of the University of Botswana with a major in Computer Science and minor in Finance, he also uses his technical expertise to assist in delivering Peek Solutions in different countries.

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Cynthia Mautswe

Training & Support

Cynthia works as a Peek Lead trainer to deliver training on Peek Solutions in Botswana and other countries, ensuring effective and efficient use of Peek technology. She graduated from Botho University with BSc (Hons) in Health Information Management.

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Sharon Shagwa

Training & Support

Sharon is an ICT Systems Training and Support professional with extensive experience of providing training that encourages user participation of different audiences. Prior to joining Peek, Sharon began her career with public health systems when she joined Botswana Harvard AIDS Partnership under the Patient Information Management System (PIMS), a nationwide health informatics system project to provide e-services to clients in health facilities. 

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Karen Sparrow

Training & Support

Karen oversees global programme training and development for new programmes at Peek, building up knowledge in the field and translating it to enable successful and sustainable implementation and scale up. She is a trained optometrist and has substantial national and international senior clinical and management experience. Karen is also an alumnus of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine with a Masters in Public Health in Eye Care, a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and member of their Public Health section. She is also a member of the World Council of Optometry.

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Richard Evans

Software development

Richard sets technical strategy at Peek to meet the needs of our users, programme managers and partners. He architected the platform that now underpins Peek screening applications. Richard has extensive experience in software development.  He led the technical team that delivered Lloyds Bank’s first Internet Banking product and later co-founded a software company where he served as Technical Director for over 10 years.

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Vince Hewitt

Software development

Vince develops and maintains Peek applications for mobile and web platforms. He designed and built our community outreach apps, produced the latest Peek Acuity releases as available on the Google Play Store and is part of the team currently developing our screening platform, Peek Capture. Vince has over 20 years experience in IT working for organisations such as Vodafone, Samsung, Prudential and Barclays Bank.

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Adam Klosowski

Software development

Adam is a software developer working with Peek's web and mobile applications. He holds a degree in Computer Science and has 7 years of software engineering experience gained from a range of industries – finance, education and e-commerce.

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Francesco Merletti

Software development

Francesco is a software engineer helping build web and mobile applications for Peek since joining in 2019. He has previously worked in the broadcast industry, managing media archives and developing and integrating software solutions for content delivery. He has worked for companies including Olympic Broadcasting Services, Sony and BBC. He has 10 years of software engineering experience.

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Mitja Stepan

Software development

Mitja is a senior full-stack software engineer, with over a decade of web development experience. In the past he has worked in various industries, ranging from advertising, e-commerce, fintech and the industrial internet of things. At Peek, he contributes to developing and maintaining software products.

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Alex Richards

Software development

Alex is a Senior Software Engineer at Peek, creating Peek solutions applications that help field staff to gather medical observations quickly and accurately, connecting remote patients with eye care services. Alex has been writing mobile applications for the last 10 years starting in Cambodia and now living in Bhutan.

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Allison Burgess

Resource management

As Office Manager for Peek, Allison’s role encompasses the development and implementation of our administrative procedures, employee engagement, facilities management, and more. Her previous work includes roles in publishing, arts and heritage, financial marketing and events planning. She’s recently worked for the House of Illustration, Wolters Kluwer Medical Publishing, and the XPrize Foundation in Los Angeles, CA.

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Arabella O’Hara

Resource management

Arabella O’Hara manages invoicing and cashflow management for Peek as well as liaising with our accountants. She has worked in accounts for 10 years, previously at ICSA: The Governance Institute and Absolute Applications Limited.

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Zambo Dikai

Resource management

Zambo is a health informatics professional who oversees the resourcing and delivery capability of the Peek team in Botswana. He has substantial experience of implementing mHealth interventions in low resource settings, using different clinically validated data collection, screening and analytic tools and also supporting clinical research. Zambo has been involved in several different projects in Botswana, cutting across different health specialities, and his interests include improving health care delivery utilising low-cost high-impact technologies and evidence-based decision making.

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Jamie Wallis

Resource management

Jamie oversees risk and compliance strategy across all areas of Peek, including company governance, data privacy and data security. He has implemented an information security management system that has led to Peek becoming an ISO 27001 certified company. In previous roles Jamie has worked for GroupM, the world's largest media investment group, where he implemented and managed IT audit programmes and risk management frameworks.

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Candy Tricia Khohliwe

Resource management

Candy is responsible for ensuring that the company's resources are used effectively and efficiently. Her role involves working on various projects within Peek and supporting the Resource Management team as well as other Peek teams. She previously worked with the Communications team where she was responsible for developing content and assisting with website content management. Candy has a BSc (Hons) in Computing from Teesside University (UK) and is a secretary of the local committee in Botswana for Health Informatics in Africa 2019

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Oliver Wells

Resource management

Oliver ensures Peek operates with visibility and processes that ensure accountability. He is an experienced Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer having successfully built organisations himself.  Oliver has built up an effective and cutting-edge tool kit in the area of financial management that is grounded in practical application. His years as a founder and CEO enable him to effectively connect with the leadership team.

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Jenny Orton

Communications

Jenny ensures we effectively communicate our vision and work to our partners, supporters and beneficiaries, and the wider community. Her previous work includes managing media relations and wider communications activities for the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and press and PR roles in the cultural and heritage sectors.

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Marie Claire Boyle

Communications

Marie Claire works to enable Peek’s long-term sustainability by creating compelling proposals and impact reports for donors and researching new income streams. She has worked in eye health since 2016 in fundraising and communications roles for organisations including St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group, Sense Scotland and the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers.

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Robin Percy

Peek Foundation

Robin works for the Peek Vision Foundation. Her role covers charity governance, financial and grant management, as well as supporting fundraising, organisational development and strategic planning. She has worked in the eye health field since 2003 with roles at Orbis UK, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and the International Centre for Eye Health at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

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“When you meet people and you can solve their problem, it’s a great feeling - it is not just my joy, but the joy of the patient. And when you share their joy then that is double joy.”

Dr Hillary Rono

Ophthalmologist and Peek Kenya Country Manager