Meet the team behind Archimedes Project.
Faith Wallace-Gadsden, Ph.D. founded the Archimedes Project in 2013 and serves as its full-time managing director. As part of her doctoral studies in molecular microbiology, Faith traveled to Haiti at the start of the cholera outbreak and saw first hand the failure of the international community to distribute simple and low cost technology to stop the spread of disease. She committed herself to stopping the spread of diarrheal disease by finding and implementing scalable business models that meet the desires for low-income families to protect themselves and their children.
Angela McIntosh joined the Archimedes Project in September 2013 and is the part-time events coordinator. She is a organizational mastermind who is passionate about collaborating and engaging with communities to build their capacity to thrive.
Laura Carpenter joined the Archimedes Project in September 2013 and is the part-time operations coordinator. Laura loves to tackle big challenges and is passionate about creating positive social, environmental and economic change via social enterprise.
The board of directors help guide the development and expansion of the Archimedes Project. These directors represent the diverse needs of the organization and are committed to the Archimedes Project’s vision.
Director of the MassCEC Water Innovation program with both a domestic and international focus on water resources and innovations in the water technology sector that aim to intelligently add water jobs, reduce energy consumption related to water needs and improve the use, reuse and access to global water stores.
Enjoyed four years at the World Bank supporting the Water Supply and Sanitation sector’s $2.5 billion portfolio, covering the Latin America and Caribbean region while carrying out operational, open-source media and knowledge management roles. I have co-authored reports for both the World Bank and the Pacific Institute on Green and Inclusive Growth in the Water sector, Integrated Urban Water Management, and the growing risks to business and investors posed by water scarcity and climate change. During two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia, I worked in a remote Amazon village to improve access to safe water. I hold masters degrees from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Business Administration and Environmental Policy while also holding a bachelor of science in Biology.
Sujatha thrives on helping mission-driven leaders engage in transformational conversations for positive change.
Through her work as a social impact consultant, network builder, and facilitator she supports corporate, philanthropic, and nonprofit actors in designing effective programs that produce deep social benefit for communities around the world.
Sujatha grew up in a multi-cultural household, the proud daughter of an immigrant entrepreneur and a midwife. She brings a diverse background in community development, impact investing, and education to her work. In addition, she is a seasoned nonprofit leader, strategic planner, and capacity builder.
Leandre is a native Rwandan pursuing a master's degree at Carnegie Mellon University. He is passionate about the development of his country and believes that creative entrepreneurship is the solution to the Rwanda’s development challenges.
Phyllis is a native Kenyan who is passionate about contributing to the positive growth of her hometown of Nairobi and hopes to drive change towards a cleaner, more sustainable and innovative city.