Solthis Solidarité Thérapeutique et Initiatives pour la Santé

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Head Office Transversal Team

Executive Direction
Dr. Louis PIZARRO, Chief Executive Officer. Doctor of the Faculty of Medicine Cochin Port-Royal (Paris V, 1992-1999), he also holds a Master of Science-Policy and International Relations (Sciences Po Paris in 2004). He served as Head of Mission in Niger for 2 years before joining the headquarters as Chief Executive Officer in 2006.
Development Department
sophie calmettes Sophie CALMETTES, Development Director. Graduated from ESSEC, she also holds a Master in Public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She spent three years on the field with Action against Hunger as a Responsible administration-finance. She then spent four years as Head of microfinance programs and peasant economy for Latin America, in Group Development. She joined Solthis late 2007 as the Director of Operations in charge of coordination, monitoring and programmes’ evaluation and to develop the research of funding. .
caroline gallais Caroline GALLAIS, Project Development Manager. Caroline graduated from Sciences-Po Paris. During a gap year, she worked for Solthis. After 6 months of training at headquarters in the lead, she attended for a year the Head of Mission in Niger, among others on the Niger program evaluation, and drafting of requests from the Global Fund. In August 2011, she has assumed the position of responsible for relations Donors and institutional funding.
Programs Department
Antoine Foucher, Programs Director
Holding a Msc degree in Development Studies (University of London – School of Oriental and African Studies) and a Master’s degree in Finance, Antoine was Head of Mission, Program Manager and Head of Regional Unit for  Doctors Without Borders, Action contre la Faim  and Alima for nearly 15 years. As a consultant in negotiation and crisis management, he has also worked on mediation and dialogue support missions in Central Africa (Essec, WWICS), environmental advocacy (Greenpeace) and crisis management (Axa Assistance).He joined Solthis as Director of Programs in 2018.
bertrand Bertrand VAGNON, Country Coordinator. Journalist who graduated from Bioforce Institute, he has 7 years of humanitarian experiences both on the field and at headquarters. He was Project Manager and Head of Mission in Tanzania, Lebanon and Yemen. Between 2011 and March 2014, Bertrand was a Desk Manager especially for Africa in different French NGOs. Since August 2014, he is in charge of the security and of coordinating, monitoring and evaluating Solthis'programs.
Guillaume breton Dr Guillaume BRETON, Scientific Director.  Holding a medical degree, a Diploma in Internal Medicine, in infectious diseases and a Master on communicable and tropical diseases, he was clinical fellow at the Infectious and Tropical Diseases' Department of the Bichat Hospital in Paris. Since 2004, he is a hospital consultant in the Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Immunology at the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital in Paris. Former member of Solthis' Board, Guillaume was particularly invested on HIV / AIDS and tuberculosis issues and has already conducted several field missions in particular in sub-Saharan Africa. He has joined us in november 2015 to develop our scientific research activity in connection with the field teams and partners.


etienne guillard Etienne GUILLARD, Health Systems and Services Strengthening Director. After a clerkship in Pharmacy at the Pitie-Salpetriere hospital in 2000, he completed the Master in Environmental Research Health. After becoming a specialist in humanitarian pharmacy, he left in 2004 for Haiti and then Ecuador with Pharmacy and Humanitarian Aid. Two years later, his career took him to hospital pharmacy in France, where he specialized in HIV / AIDS. He joined Solthis late 2007 as a Pharmacy manager. Since 2015 he runs the Health systems and services strenghtening department.
sophie ouvrard 2 Sophie OUVRARD, Pharmacy and Laboratory Project Manager.Graduated in Pharmacy with a specialization in medical management at ESCP-EAP in 2002, she firstly worked in clinical development. In 2009, she joined Solthis as Phamacy Manager in Niger. In 2011, she joined the headquarters to work on pharmaceutical activities in Niger and Sierra Leone and  on projects about laboratories activities. In 2015, she became Pharmacy Manager.
Sanata DIALLO, Health Services Project Manager. Medical Doctor, specialist of HIV, she joined the Solthis’ team in Niger, after a career with the United Nations. She started as Medical Coordinator in 2008 before becoming Head of Mission in Niger. In July 2015, she became Health Services Manager at the headquarters of Solthis in Paris, with frequent field trips.
Céline BAYAC, Health Promotion Manager. Graduated from ISPED in Engineering of Health Actions and Health Promotion, she also holds a master’s degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology, and she's specialized in community health and local development capacity building. She worked on the associative mobilization of PLHIV in Guadeloupe, she was project coordinator and consultant of projects on specific health issues such as HIV and HVC or on global health and health promotion. She has a background in guidance and technical support for populations, institutions and healthcare and social workers. She joined Solthis in 2016. Replaced by Mélanie VION for maternity leave
Administrative and Financial Department
  Alexandra LEVY, Chief Financial Officer.  Graduated from Paris-Dauphine University and expert accountant , she worked as a financial auditor and consultant at PwC, mainly with associations, foundations and public organizations in the health and social protection sector. She completed this field experience with the NGO InterAide as a health micro insurance program manager in India for two years. She joined Solthis in 2018.
nicolas photo site 2 Nicolas GUIGNARD, Administrative and Financial Coordinator for Guinea and Sierra Leone. Graduated in SME/SMI management, Nicolas worked in the automobile industry as financial controller until 2004. From 2004 to 2007, he worked for Action Against Hunger (ACF) in Sri Lanka and Liberia as administrative and financial coordinator. Then he joined Médecins du Monde headquarters in 2007 and undertook the function of Field Finance Officer for Asia and subsequently joined ACF again performing the same function for West and East Africa until 2012. In 2013, he became Head of Field Finance control for Action against Hunger in New York under the supervision of the Chief Finance Officer. He supervised a team of field financial officers and was responsible of the overall financial and grant management of Action against hunger field offices. In August 2017, Nicolas joined Solthis as the administrative and financial coordinator for Guinea and Sierra Leone.
photo gwenaelle 3 Gwenaelle MONTABROUD, Administrative and Financial Coordinator for Mali and Niger. Gwenaelle holds a Master 2 degree in MBA from IAE Caen (Institute of Business Administration in Caen) and another degree in Logisticien de la Solidarité Internationale from Institut Bioforce.

She spent 10 years working in the field as administrative, financial, human resources and logistic manager for different humanitarian organisations in Asia and Africa. She joined Solthis in 2017 as the administrative and financial coordinator for Mali and Niger.

photo charlotte nb2 Charlotte WALSH DE SERRANT, Human Resources Manager. Graduated in International and European Law from FACO (law university in Paris), she also has an LLM from Vanderbilt Law School (USA) and a Master in Human Resources Management in Caen (France). She worked as the Legal and Human Resources Manager for the French association “Vaincre l'Autisme” (Fighting the Autism) during 4 years, before joining Solthis’ Headquarters in July 2015.
Communication Department
Rachel DOMENACH, Head of communications and fundraising. Graduated from Sciences Po Paris (School of Journalism), she worked in associative structures and in a communications agency where she was in charge of institutional budgets (Ministry of Finance) and then joined Alstom Group (institutional relations). This experience in both public and private sectors has then led her to work on issues of philanthropy and fundraising. She joined Solthis in January 2014 to support internal and external communications.
Jasmine IRAKOZE, Communications and fundraising officer. Graduated in strategy and communication policy from Bordeaux Montaigne University (ISIC), she joined Solthis communication department as an intern in 2016 before working as a marketing and communication assistant for CAMECA (designer and global supplier in metrological and micro analytics solutions). Since February 2017, Jasmine works as a communication and fundraising officer at Solthis, mainly in charge of Solthis projects communication.

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