Meet Our Team

The DoW team comprised of a broad mix of specialists with sector specific knowledge and experience as well as generalists and facilitators who understood and worked to influence market systems development…

Hermella Wondimu

Co-Founder and General Manager

Civil Engineering graduate, passionate about community impact through provision of clean water supply. Strong attention to detail with considerable leadership abilities. Played a crucial leadership role in reaching more than 30,000 people living in more than 70 communities – with access to clean water, sanitation and proper hygiene.


Elfaz Kassa

Programme Director

Elfaz earned a BSC in Heritage Conservation from Mekelle University. During his pursuit in achieving his second BSC degree in Management, Elfaz become a volunteer at DoW. Here in DoW, he said he founded his true calling. With the Management knowledge he was able to expand the organization structure, professionally interact with people and generally improve his leadership skill for the sake of DoW. Elfaz has been working tirelessly ever since to help DoW grow into a leading University student volunteer based organization that successfully provides potable water, adequate sanitation and hygiene to each developing African country.


Ethiopis Tadesse

Ethiopis is a Communications practitioner working in the areas of Development Communications, Marketing and Community Development. She has 7+ years of experience in Development Communication work as well as larger-scale Corporate Marketing. In addition, she is YALI RLC fellow and a Global Shaper – who sincerely enjoys working with the youth on community projects.

Mekedela Mekuria

Mekedela is a Marketing professional currently lecturing at St. Mary’s University. He is also a Business and finance coach for an MBA program,a certified public speaker, the Vice president of the newly reinstated Ethiopian Marketing Professionals Association and an overall marketing and branding guru with frequent media appearances.

Dr Taye Alemayehu

Dr. Taye has a PhD in Groundwater Hydrology, an MSc in Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation with specialization in Geological Resource Management and Environmental Geology and BSc in Geology. Dr Taye’s key qualifications are: Land Use Mapping and Planning, Geological and Hydrogeological survey, Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System, Water Supply and Water Resources Management and Environmental Impact Assessment.

Gelila Teame

Gelila is a Human rights expert working on Gender and Child Rights, as well as a PhD candidate at the Center for Human Rights at Addis Ababa University Law SchoolIn addition to Human rights, she has expertise in good governance and program management with 8 years of experience in implementing projects and conducting research.

Robel Tsegaye

Robel is a Construction Management expert with over 15 years of experience in the Middle East as a Project Manager and was involved in the execution and management of high profile mega scale construction projects. Robel has a BSC in Civil Engineering and Masters in Law LLM Construction Law and Arbitration.

Haimanot Tesfaye

Haimanot Tesfaye is an expert in Event Management, Marketing and Communications. She is the Managing Director of a renowned Advertising and Communication company. Her motivation to join the board is mainly due to her belief in such noble causes. Haimanot has keen skills in Communications and developing Promotion strategies.