MEET OUR EPIC TEAM

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

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SARAH IRELAND

Sarah is One Girl’s CEO. She has over 10 years experience working across the humanitarian and development sectors. Sarah has worked on the frontlines of some of the worst humanitarian crises of recent years in the Philippines, Iraq, Syria and Myanmar. When she’s not working hard at changing the world, Sarah loves getting a regular dose of ‘vitamin sea’ on weekend surfs, and hanging out with her curious (and hilarious) 18 month old daughter.

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LARISSA OCAMPO

Larissa is our Chief Wordsmith and Communications Guru. She manages our online presence and is the gatekeeper of all our communications and content – so if you’re reading or hearing about One Girl somewhere on the interwebs or out in the world, Larissa is probably behind it! She’s a big fan of sleeping in, caffeine (in all its forms), and telling stories that matter.

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KATY LE GALL

Katy is our Fundraising and Relationships Manager. In 2015 she left behind a 15 year career in advertising to join our team. Her role involves devising fundraising strategies and ensuring our amazing supporters know how much we love them. She loves classic 80s pop, grunge music from the 1990s and cheese (though not necessarily in that order).

Micaela

MICAELA LEDIN

Micaela is our International Program Coordinator for Sierra Leone. She spends her days managing relationships with our amazing program partners, making sure our programs are running without a hitch, and finding innovative ways to make sure we’re having an awesome impact. When she’s not travelling the world, she loves coffee, a good book, trashy TV…and more coffee.

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ERICA BERTHELSEN

Erica is our Director of International Programs. It’s her job to make sure all the funds we raise are making a lasting difference to girls in Africa. She works alongside our partner organisations to design, co-ordinate, and monitor our programs, to ensure they have the impact that they should. Erica grew up in the Yarra Valley which has instilled in her a life-long love of trees, animals, and cheese.

OUR SIERRA LEONE TEAM

Emmanuel

EMMANUEL KAMARA

Emmanuel started as volunteer for One Girl Sierra Leone in 2013, before coming on as our full time in-country Program Coordinator in 2014. He oversees our Scholarships and LaunchPad projects on the ground in Sierra Leone and works tirelessly to build exceptional relationships with our project communities and stakeholders.

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ZAINAB KALLON

Zainab began as a volunteer assistant on One Girl’s Scholarships Program in 2015, and since 2016 has become our LaunchPad Project Officer, playing a crucial role in our expansion of LaunchPad across more communities and in schools, coordinating the training of new champions, and monitoring and measuring the program’s successes.

Christiana

CHRISTIANA KAMARA

Christiana also began as a volunteer assistant for One Girl’s Scholarship Program in 2016, and in 2017 was brought on as a full time Alumni Project Officer. She establishes close relationships with One Girl scholars and their families, and plays a supporting role in the selection of new scholars.

OUR CO-FOUNDERS

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CHANTELLE BAXTER

During a life-changing trip to Sierra Leone, Chantelle was struck by the challenges that women and girls face everywhere and committed herself to doing something about it, co-founding One Girl in 2009. As Chief Inspiration Officer, Chantelle inspired our community to get off their ass and start making a difference – sparking the grassroots movement that allowed us to grow, and crafting the passionate, real, and fiery voice that One Girl has become known for.

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DAVE DIXON

After traveling through Africa and meeting just some of the 60 million girls around the world out of school, Dave knew he wanted to do something about it. So he co-founded One Girl in 2009, and helped set up the structures that have allowed us to grow rapidly as an organisation. Dave was also the creative brain behind much of our videos and photography, bringing to life the authentic and compelling storytelling that has become our signature.