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      FACE Nepal: Meet the Team

Board of Directors

Ann Bartholomew, Chair
Ann Bartholomew
Designation: Chair of the Board

Ann came to Patihani as a volunteer in 2009 for five months and again as a member of the BOD in Oct/Nov 2010, a visit she has since repeated many times. During her first time in Patihani she learnt how FACE Nepal was set up, how it operates and also grew attached to the beautiful people there. Ann's role within the organization involves general support with particular responsibility for the Child Sponsorship Programme.

Country of residence: United Kingdom
Daniel Lawrence
Daniel Lawrence

Designation: Member of the Board

Daniel is a former volunteer who came to Nepal for six months during 2010-11. He holds a Bachelor's degree in politics from the University of Durham and an MBA from the University of Manchester. He works as a Director in the Transport sector for a big four accounting firm and is based in London.

Country of Residence: United Kingdom
Zoë Dryden
Zoë Dryden

Designation: Member of the Board

Zoe Dryden is one of the founding members of FACE Nepal and has prior experience of aid agencies in Nepal as a volunteer. Zoe holds a BCA honors degree in Marketing and Management and has owned and run private companies in New Zealand and Australia. Zoe's particular role within FACE Nepal is volunteer support and liaison.

Country of Residence: New Zealand
Philippine Malandain
Designation: Member of the Board

Philippine came to Patihani for five months in 2018 after she finished her studies. She holds a Masters degree in Chemistry and Techniques of Commercialisation. Initially coming as a volunteer, she continued to be involved in FACE Nepal when she returned to France. She is responsible for projects within FACE Nepal.

Country of Residence: France
Vinita Schuerch
Designation: Member of the Board

Vinita comes from India and volunteered as a teacher of English on four visits to Nepal in the Saptari district and later, for FACE Nepal, twice in Ganganagar. She has a Master's degree in Education from Syracuse Universtiy, USA. For over 35 years, Vinita has been teaching English as a foreign language and working on teacher-training programmes in Switzerland

Country of Residence: Switzerland
Miguel Gonzalez
Designation: Member of the Board

Miguel came to Nepal in 2017 with his girlfriend, Carrie who had volunteered with FACE Nepal 10 years prior. During his visit he spent time learning about the history of FACE Nepal, how it operates and visited schools. Miguel is the Director of a school in the United States and hold a B.A. in English and a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership.

Country of Residence: United States of America
Sarah Rice
Designation: Member of the Board

After a long career in the TV Advertising sales industry, Sarah retired to concentrate on gardening and studying Horticulture. She was introduced to FACE Nepal by Ann Bartholomew and visited Nepal in 2017 where she was impressed with what the charity was achieving there and charmed by the country and the Nepalese people. She was pleased to be invited to become a trustee of the charity and assists in the area of child sponsorship, both administration and fundraising.

Country of Residence: United Kingdom
Andrea Ferrer Fernández
Designation: Member of the Board

Andrea originally volunteered with FACE Nepal in 2014 for 5 months, teaching English in Jutpani School. There she discovered her interest in Nepali culture as well as the values and mission of FACE Nepal, which she shares. She has since participated in trying to promote FACE Nepal within the UK through universities. Andrea is a Registered Nurse and has previously worked in different services including oncology, palliative care and occupational health. She has now focused her career on public health in low and middle income countries, and is currently working towards a diploma in Tropical Nursing.

Country of Residence: United Kingdom

Nepal Based Team

Sheeram Devkota
Sheeram Devkota
Managing Director

Outside of his work as MD, Shreeram is also a social worker and principal of a Government school. Shreeram has worked closely with the local communities for more than 10 years and continues to support and advocate for them and their enviroment. Shreeram holds a masters degree in Education

Ashok Lamichhane

Programme Co-ordinator

Ashok is responsible for managing all volunteers on the ground. He provides them with support from the moment they land in Nepal. He is also responsible for accounting, financial management and monitoring projects. He provides general support to Shreeram in the mangement of the charity. He has a BBS (Bachelors in Business Studies) and is now working towards a Masters while continuing his work for FACE Nepal.

Advisory Board

Chuderaz Timilsini


Chuderaz holds a Bachelors degree in English and is a multilingual language teacher. He assists volunteers in their Nepali language studies as well as providing insight into the needs of local schools.

Jitendra Mohato


Jitendra received a Bachelors degree in Hotel Management, is multilingual and a prominent and proactive member of the Kumiya/Tharu community.

Tara Bista Member

Tara is the chairwoman of the Ganga Mothers Group in Chitwan and represents the needs of various community groups on the board.

Bavanath Adhikari Member

Bavanath holds a Bachelors degree in Science and is a prominent member and advocate of the community, particularly in areas of environmental concern.

Shova Rijal

Shova owns and operates a village shop in Patalahara. As a mother of one of our sponsored children, Shova represents the interests of sponsored children on the advisory board.