OUR TEAM

Board Members

Executive Director

Executive Director

Danielle Naugle

Danielle served as a Community Health and AIDS Prevention Peace Corps volunteer in Togo between 2007 and 2010. She worked first in the small village of Avassikpé teaching life skills and peer educator courses in local schools and promoting the cultivation and consumption of Moringa, a tree with very nutritious leaves. After two years in the village, she extended her service for a third year and moved to the capital city, Lomé, to work on a national family planning project implemented by Population Services International. Danielle joined the Pathways Togo Board of Directors in 2013 and has been serving as the Executive Director since 2014. She works at the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs as a Research & Evaluation Officer and lives in Togo with her husband and four children.
Board President

Board President

Joseph Mahach

Joseph Mahach grew up on the beaches of Northern California and served as a Girls' Education and Empowerment Volunteer in Togo from 2009 - 2011. He focused on reducing sexual harassment in the classroom in addition to teaching English and Sex Education. After service in the Peace Corps, Joseph relocated to Baltimore, MD and worked for several small businesses. He teaches 9th grade math in Baltimore City Schools.
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Vice President

Brittany Touchon

Brittany is a returned Peace Corps volunteer who served in Togo as a Community Health and AIDS Prevention volunteer from 2008-2010. Brittany earned a Masters in Social Work degree from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 2016. Brittany is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker whose career has focused on assisting individuals with optimizing their mental and physical health. She worked most notably at Community Connections - Washington, DC's largest mental health agency and at JPS Health Network - a public hospital system in Texas that was rated the number one hospital in the United States. In 2020, Brittany became a mother to her son, Henry, and is currently a stay at home mom in Hurst, Texas.
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Board Treasurer

Elizabeth Cabell

Elizabeth is a resident of Napa, California with over 18 years of experience in public and private sector accounting. She was the Lead Accountant at the University Corporation of the California State University at Monterey Bay, the Senior Accountant for the City of Santa Cruz and is currently the Finance Manager for the City of Napa. Elizabeth believes that education creates opportunities and enjoyed sharing her passion and knowledge of Math and Accounting as a teacher at Heald and Cabrillo Colleges for over 10 years. She holds a Masters of Science degree in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics with a minor in French language and literature. She is active in the non-profit organization, Leadership Napa Valley and works with Teens Connect to link teens with volunteer opportunities in the Napa Valley.
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Board Secretary

Daniel Ryave

Daniel is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served as a Community Health and Malaria Prevention advisor in Togo from 2016-2018. While in Togo, Daniel led the Malaria Action Committee, served as a Regional Coordinator for the Monitoring & Evaluation Task Force, and co-directed a camp for children with special needs along with fellow board member Austin Maggard. Daniel holds a BA in Cognitive Science from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA and MS Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. He is currently an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton, a consulting firm based in Washington, D.C.
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Ryan Blackwell

Ryan is a returned Peace Corps volunteer who served in Togo from 2017-2020 as an English and Gender Education volunteer and English Advisor. Before joining the Peace Corps, he earned his TESOL certification and taught English in Cambodia. Ryan graduated from the College of William and Mary with a degree in Government in 2012. He worked at an immigration law firm and a social services agency before moving abroad and developing a passion for teaching and community service. Ryan is currently serving as a Reading Tutor with AmeriCorps in Delray Beach, Florida and plans to start a teaching fellowship with the Mississippi Teacher Corps in Fall 2021.
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Ann Bevilacqua

Ann Bevilacqua is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Kpalimé, Togo from 1973 to 1975. She worked as an English and Art teacher at the Collège Protestant de Kpalimé where she established the school’s first lending library with gifts from the US and French embassies. After returning stateside, she earned an MS in Information Science from Drexel University and an MA in French from Middlebury College. She worked as a Computer Literacy Instruction Librarian at Columbia University and New York University in the 80s and left librarianship to found Upper Broadway Bodega Software in the 90s. She is currently retired and living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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Austin Maggard

Austin graduated from Miami University with a B.S. in Business in 2016. He accepted an invitation to serve in the Peace Corps in Togo from 2016 - 2018 as an English and Gender Education (EGE) volunteer. Aside from teaching English at the local middle school, he led malaria trainings, designed a financial literacy program, organized a camp for Togolese youth with disabilities, and volunteered as a development officer for Pathways Togo. Austin currently resides in Chicago where he spent 4 years with Deloitte and is currently a Mergers & Acquisitions advisor at Alvarez & Marsal. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) and a member of the AICPA.
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Yasmine Boumaiz

Yasmine graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Neurobiology and Physiology and a B.S. in Psychology in 2020. As an undergraduate, Yasmine served as a Mentor and Mentor Leader for America Reads and Partners in Print,  which was an organization that provided after-school mentorship for elementary school students and their families in Prince George's County. After graduating, Yasmine became a Teach for America Corps member and taught  Algebra I for ESOL and newcomer high school students. Currently, Yasmine is working as a Clinical Research Assistant at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
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Kokou Alphonse Sodjinsi

Kokou Alphonse Sodjinsi was born in Lomé, Togo. He completed his Master in French Literature & Communications at the Université de Lomé, and taught French in high schools for a while before coming to USA in 1999. In USA Kokou received a Bachelor and a Master’s degrees in Information Technology from Regis University. He currently works as one of the IT Managers for HDR, an Engineering and Architecture company in Denver, Colorado. Kokou is passionate about providing technology awareness, and (ICT) Information & Communications Technology trainings for young ladies and women in Togo.
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Stephanie Palmer

Stephanie currently works as a program officer in the Neglected Tropical Diseases program at Helen Keller International and provides programmatic and technical support to four Ministries of Health in West and East Africa. Prior to joining Helen Keller International, Stephanie worked for 5 years in The Carter Center’s trachoma control program as the Program Coordinator and then Assistant Director and for one year as The Carter Center's technical adviser to the Guinea Worm Eradication Program in Niger. From 2001-2004, she served as a community health and AIDS prevention volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in Togo. Stephanie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and religion from Cornell College in 2001 and a Master’s of Public Health degree from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in 2013. Her thesis, which she researched in collaboration with The Carter Center Niger and Niger’s National Eye Care Program, was selected as a finalist for the Charles C. Shepard Award which recognizes the most scholarly research among graduating students. Stephanie has authored or co-authored a number of scientific publications on trachoma.
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Saha Yelebo

Sahaletou Yelebo Marie (Saha) was born and raised in Togo, West Africa. In 2013, Saha joined the Integrated Health team in Togo where she worked as a community outreach coordinator and then was part of the team that launched the maternal and child health pilot program. Eager to explore her love for women's empowerment, Saha joins Pathways Togo in 2015, where she led the middle and high school program. While assisting young scholars and advocating for their educational rights, Saha saw firsthand the challenges girls face due to societal perceptions of women's roles in society. This experience motivated her to attend graduate school to strengthen her skills in human rights advocacy. She moved to the United States in 2017, hoping to achieve this goal. Saha is completing her Master's in Human Rights Practice at the University of Arizona and hopes to graduate in the fall of 2022 while continuing to work with Integrate health as the Development and Communication Coordinator. Saha is excited to have the opportunity to continue helping Togolese girls from afar.

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