Project Peanut Butter USA
Photo by Lindy Drew Photography.
Dr. Mark Manary
Founder and CEO. Dr. Manary currently serves as the Helene Roberson Professor of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Manary has committed his life to solving the problem of child malnutrition. He devotes several months each year to overseeing RUTF production at Project Peanut Butter's factories in Africa and travels from village to village treating thousands of malnourished children.
In addition to his professorship in the United States, Dr. Manary also serves as a Senior Lecturer in Pediatrics at the Medical College of Malawi in Blantyre, Malawi. He has worked intensively in Africa for the past twenty years and has an extensive list of publications reflecting his commitment to developing treatments and preventions of malnutrition.
Dr. Manary received the 2007 World of Children Health Award, as well as the distinguished award of Academic Humanitarian Physician of the Year by the American Association of Medical Colleges for his outstanding work. Dr. Manary is a graduate of MIT and Washington University School of Medicine and currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife.
Administrator. Mardi is also a Registered Nurse. She is Dr. Manary’s wife and has spent many years traveling and living with him in Africa.
Director of Operations. Martin has worked in the St. Louis office since September 2010. He has a BA in Education from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, VA. He specializes in peanut processing and RUTF production.
Director of Quality Systems. Dessa has worked in the St. Louis office since July 2015. She has a BA in Anthropology from Boston University and a Master of Public Health & Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis. She specializes in RUTF food safety and quality control.
Communications Officer. Maleeha has worked in the St. Louis office since December 2015. She has a BA in Photography and Psychology and is working on her Masters in Global Health at Washington University in St. Louis. She specializes in social media and public relations.
Project Peanut Butter Malawi
Managing Director. Alima has a background in business and management and began working in her current position in 2010.
Production Manager. Linda has been with PPB since 2009.
Quality Manager. Jane has a degree in Environmental Science and Technology from the Malawi Polytechnic University in Blantyre.
Other Staff Include:
Office Manager: Eliza Phillipo
Assistant Quality Manager: Shadreck Chimndozi
Quality Officer, Field: Mbadya Kamwachale
Factory Engineers: Innocent Nkhoma, Michael Paseli
Production Team Leaders: Regina Senenje, Teliwe Makumba
Production Staff: Diana Nkando, George Grant, Henry Kapalo, Magret Mkaipilana, Chimwemwe Mhango, Thoko M. Maere, Zione Kapapa, Christina Katsonya, Happy Mainga, Linda Somba
Factory Drivers: Imraan Msosa, Davie Kambendera
Guard Supervisor: Simon Magombo
Guards: Yamikani Galimoto, Limbani Eneriko
Project Peanut Butter Sierra Leone
Dr. Tabita Kamara
Quality Manager. Dr. Tabita has a PhD in Food Science.
Other Staff Include:
Production Foreman: Alie Bangura
Administrative Officer: Frederick Amara
Office and Field Assistant: Lamin Sesay
Cleaning and Sanitation Officer: Alimamy Kamara
Production Staff: Marian David, Florence Kpakima, John Langba, Umar Fofanah, Mohamed Sesay, Adama Manseray
Project Peanut Butter Ghana
Country Director. Carly has a Master’s degree in International Development and Social Change and has worked in Ghana on and off since 2000.
Quality Manager. Jonas has an MPhil. in Food Science and a BSc. in Nutrition and Food Science.
Other Staff Include:
Quality Officer: Catherine Kwamena
Production Officer: Obed Owusu
Production Staff: Daniel Sawin
Production Staff: Evans Adusei
Production Staff: Edith Tuffour
Production Staff: Albert Aberinga
Production Staff: Francis Yeboah
Field Officer: Isaac Akwabeng
Field Staff: Shadrack Ofori
Cleaning Staff: Dinah Tiwaah
Cleaning Staff: Philomina Adjei
Security Guard: Victor Asare
Board of Directors
Director: Dr. Indi Trehan
Associate Director: Paul Schmidt
Secretary: Jennifer Stauber
Treasurer: Roy Sievert
Member-at-large: Joan Sievert