The Team

Tom Cairnes

Country Director

Tom has been working in Sierra Leone since 2004. He is the founder of ManoCap, a private equity fund manager focused on making investments in post-conflict and other emerging economies. He has worked for Lansdowne Partners, a UK-based hedge fund manager focusing on UK equities and as a management consultant for Marakon Associates in London, New York, Amsterdam and Mexico. He has an M.Phil in Development Studies from Cambridge University, and a BA in Human Sciences from Oxford University.

Leanne Greenfield

Fundraising Manager

Leanne is Welbodi Partnership’s Fundraising Manager and leads the organisation’s fundraising and operations activities. In her professional and academic work, Leanne focuses on gender-related issues and international development. She has previously worked at AdvocAid, the only organisation in Sierra Leone to provide women with legal aid and representation and, prior to this, was a Correspondent for the Organization for World Peace in New Zealand.

Leanne holds a Bachelor’s in Film from the University of Bristol and a Master of Philosophy degree from the University of Cambridge.

Tracy Kelly

Lead Paediatric Nurse Educator

Tracy joined Welbodi Partnership in July and leads our paediatric nurse training programme in the Ola During Children’s Hospital. Before joining Welbodi Partnership, Tracy worked as a Paediatric Clinical Mentor in Rwanda, a Nurse Practitioner at the Duke University Medical Center and School of Nursing, and as a Clinician and Trainer for Partners in Health during the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. Tracy is a paediatric nurse who is passionate about global health and has worked in a number of other countries including: Mauritania, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Tanzania.

Tracy holds a Bachelor’s in Nurse from Georgetown University, a Master’s in Nursing from the University of Virginia, and recently graduated from Yale University with a PhD in Nursing Practice.

Francess Kpaka

Finance Officer

Francess joined Welbodi Partnership as Finance Officer in 2016. She previously worked as a gender activist with a variety of different projects promoting human rights.

Francess has undertaken training courses in leadership, monitoring and evaluation, book keeping and quality documentation. She has also participated in courses including advocacy and networking, gender property rights, and literacy rights. 

Francess holds a Bachelor of Arts in Community Development Studies from the Evangelical College of Theology in Sierra Leone, a Higher National Diploma and National Diploma in Accounting from the College of Business Studies, Freetown and Certificate in Business Studies at SADIAC Bo, Sierra Leone. 

Amber Clarke

Programmes Intern

Amber recently joined Welbodi Partnership as Programmes Intern. Amber has research experience in food security and nutrition and has previously worked for charities with a HIV-nutrition focus in both Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK. In her academic work, Amber has focused on global health systems, structures and policy.

Amber holds a BSc in Nutrition from the University of Leeds and an MSc in Nutrition for Global Health from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Alusine Kamara


Alusine joined Welbodi Partnership 6 years ago as a Driver.

Mamadou Bah


Mamadou joined Welbodi Partnership 2 years ago as a Driver.