LUCIANO MOCCIA, CEO and Founder.
Luciano Moccia, born in Trento, Italy, is an expert in global health and international development, and has led newborn health programs in Asia and Africa for fifteen years. As the International Director of the Breath of Life Program of East Meets West Foundation, in nine years Luciano Moccia directed the implementation of comprehensive programs (equipment, training, capacity building) in more than 500 hospitals in 23 countries across Asia and Africa, leading to the treatment of more than 450,000 newborns. He is also a Board Member of MTTS Asia since 2008. Luciano Moccia holds a MS degree in Political Economy from the University of Trento, Italy, an MA in Science and Technology from the University of Roskilde, Denmark, and a GNE Certificate from Harvard Business School. Luciano Moccia has co-authored more than 10 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals on the subject of intensive newborn care in low resource countries.
GREGORY DAJER, Board Member.
Gregory Dajer, born in Slupsk, Poland, has been the CEO of MTTS since 2006, carrying the company through a successful transition from a start up to a mature and solid social enterprise. He successfully development several CE Mark certified newborn health technologies, including the Firefly phototherapy device, the Dolphin newborn CPAP, the Colibri overhead phototherapy device and the Wallaby Warmer. Gregory Dajer is experienced professional in the field of design, production and international regulatory standards for medical devices, and of production processes that include outsource manufacturing partners in China, Taiwan, Korea and Vietnam. In 2017, Gregory Dajer was named a Fellow for the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. He holds a MS degree in Economics from the University of Gdansk, and completed from the Santa Clara University Global Social Benefit Incubator Accelerator program in 2014.
LOVE POTYA, East Africa Regional Director
Love Potya, born in Tabora, Tanzania, has over ten years in the humanitarian development and aid to Africa. As the East Africa Regional Director, Breath of Life Program in East Africa, Love Potya has directed the implementation of comprehensive programs; training of clinicians, biomedical engineers and capacity building in improved neonatal healthcare in low resource environment with over 15 hospitals and effected clearance and donations of medical equipment to various hospitals in Uganda. She has set up the operation of Day One Health in Uganda with the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders in East Africa. Love has also worked with the EOTAS Foundation Netherlands as the Deaf Awareness Coordinator for Tanzania as a whole. During her time with EOTAS Foundation, under the Deaf Awareness drive, she was involved in the implementation of some USAID project in Zanzibar. Love Potya holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Development from Makerere University Uganda.
KUSHAL THAPA, South Asia Regional Director
Kushal Thapa, born in Pokara, is a 37 years old expert in international development and cooperation. After completing High School degree in Nepal in 1998, he then specialized in Humanities & Social sciences for the following 2 years. He completed his studies abroad with one semester at the International People’s College of Copenaghen, in Denmark, with particular focus on Sustainable development. He has been Managing Director “Nepal Readers Club”, an organization involved in providing books and literature to the needy young generation ,from 2009 to 2012. In the following 3 years, he managed several local organization involved in human and social development in Nepal, and since 2015 he is the Nepal Director of the newborn care program supported by Day One in the country.
NGUYEN THI XUAN HOI, South East Asia Regional Director
Hoi Nguyen, born in Hanoi, Vietnam, has over 6 years working for social health developing projects. Right after her graduation in 2011 she started her career with East Meets West Foundation, a leading INGO pioneering evidence-based programs and technologies in health, water and sanitation, and education. As a Program Officer of the Breath of Life Program, she is responsible for implementing all newborn health programs with more than 250 hospitals of various levels throughout the country. So far, she has run hundreds of projects by sending new medical devices to hospitals, holding national conferences on newborn care and setting up training courses for doctors and nurses. Besides, she also has a remarkable knowledge and professional skill in designing and carrying out clinical researches. She has co-led some clinical studies on testing effectiveness and impact of new medical equipment in newborn care and treatment among Vietnam hospitals. She graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Languages at the Hanoi University of Science and Technologies.
ALESSANDRA ALBERTINI, Communication Manager
She studied Art in Verona (ITA), Salamanca (ESP) and finally graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence (ITA). she has attended courses in audiovisual, photography, design and graphics. For the past 11 years she has been working as a video technician for a local Italian television and as a freelance videomaker for several companies, organizations and national and international organizations. She is the director of all communication on Day One Health