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

Grants & Operations Manager

Leanne is Welbodi Partnership’s Grants & Operations Manager and leads the organisation’s financial and operational activities. Leanne has been working in Sierra Leone since 2017 and previously worked at AdvocAid, the only organisation in Sierra Leone to provide women with legal aid and representation. Prior to this, Leanne 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.

Roderick Labicane

Paediatric Nurse Training Co-ordinator

Dickya joined Welbodi Partnership in April 2019 as the Nurse Training Co-ordinator to lead Welbodi Partnership’s Paediatric Nurse Training Programme in the Ola During Children’s Hospital. Dickya has worked for more than 5 years in Sierra Leone, in different capacities. He started as a VSO Volunteer in 2011, attached to the Eastern Polytechnic School of Nurses in Kenema as a Clinical Nurse Tutor. He then joined Welbodi Partnership from 2012-2014, as the Paediatric Nurse Educator. Since, Dickya has volunteered as a Paediatric Nurse for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (National ETAT+ Programme) for six months in Kailahun Government Hospital and, in 2018, he worked as the Clinical Project Co-ordinator for ReSurge Africa in the Holy Spirit Hospital, Makeni, for 14 months.

Dickya is passionate about training and education. Dickya is a Registered Nurse from the Philippines, with Master’s Degree in Nursing, and a major in Clinical Supervision from the University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Philippines.

Aminata Lahai

Paediatric Nurse Trainer

Aminata is a Sierra Leonean State Registered Nurse (SRN) with a Diploma in Nursing, Diploma in Nursing Education, International Postgraduate Paediatric Certificate, and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Nursing. Aminata graduated as an SRN 11 years ago and has since been a Nurse Trainer at the children's hospital and a part-time Lecturer at the College of Nursing at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sierra Leone.

Aminata joined the Welbodi Partnership team in May, 2019, and will support the implementation of our Paediatric Nurse Training Programme in the Ola During Children's Hospital in Freetown.

Massah Samba

Paediatric Nurse Trainer

Massah holds a Certificate in Nursing as a State-Enrolled Community Nurse and she completed the BSc (Hons) programme for Nursing at the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, Sierra Leone, in 2018. Massah started working at the Ola During Children's Hospital in 2008 and was the In-Charge Nurse for the Emergency Unit for several years. Massah facilitated ETAT training 2009-2012 and has received awards for her work, including Best Mentor in 2012. In her spare time, Massah enjoys reading and spending time with her friends.

Massah joined the Welbodi Partnership team in May, 2019, and will support the implementation of our Paediatric Nurse Training Programme in the Ola During Children's Hospital, Freetown.

Joseph Bengeh

Logistics Officer

Joseph joined the team in May, 2019 as Welbodi Partnership’s Logistics Officer.

Joseph has significant experience in operations and logistics and has spent the past 14 years working for a range of non-governmental organisations, including: Care International, VSO, and AGI (the Tony Blair Institute). Joseph has a diploma in Stores Management and Logistics and a passion to render his services in humanitarian work.

Mohamed Kamara

Finance Officer

Mohamed joined the Welbodi Partnership as Finance Officer in May, 2019. Previously, Mohamed worked for EducAid Sierra Leone, taking up a variety of roles and responsibilities within the organisation including teacher, exams officer, and Head of Department. Whilst at EducAid Sierra Leone, Mohamed completed a range of training courses on emotional intelligence and leadership.

Mohamed holds a Higher Teacher's Certificate from the Port Loko Teacher's College, Port Loko, and also holds a certificate in career development and self-employment.

Mamadou Bah


Mamadou joined Welbodi Partnership 6 years ago as a Driver.

Abdulai Kamara


Abdulai joined the Welbodi Partnership in April, 2019. Born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Abdulai learnt to drive in 2009, first become a private driver and then a commercial driver. Previously, Abdulai hasworked for the World Health Organization (WHO) and Easy Solar.