Danielle served as a Community Health and AIDS Prevention Peace Corps volunteer in Togo between 2007 and 2010. She worked first in the small village of Avassikpé teaching life skills and peer educator courses in local schools and promoting the cultivation and consumption of Moringa, a tree with very nutritious leaves. After two years in the village, she extended her service for a third year and moved to the capital city, Lomé, to work on a national family planning project implemented by Population Services International. Danielle joined the Pathways Togo Board of Directors in 2013 and has been serving as the Executive Director since 2014. She lives with her husband and daughter in Baltimore and works at the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs as a Research & Evaluation Officer.
Joseph Mahach grew up on the beaches of Northern California and served as a Girls' Education and Empowerment Volunteer in Togo from 2009 - 2011. He focused on reducing sexual harassment in the classroom in addition to teaching English and Sex Education. After service in the Peace Corps, Joseph relocated to Baltimore, MD and worked for several small businesses. He now works in local and national politics.
Meghan McCloskey Boydston
Board Vice President
Meghan is a returned Peace Corps volunteer who served in Sotouboua, Togo as a Girl’s Education and Empowerment volunteer from 2009-2011. Meghan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Colorado College in 2008 and a Master’s of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado, Denver in 2018. Meghan currently works as a transportation planning consultant for HDR and works to shape healthy, equitable, and connected places. Meghan lives in Denver, CO.
Elizabeth is a resident of Napa, California with over 18 years of experience in public and private sector accounting. She was the Lead Accountant at the University Corporation of the California State University at Monterey Bay, the Senior Accountant for the City of Santa Cruz and is currently the Finance Manager for the City of Napa. Elizabeth believes that education creates opportunities and enjoyed sharing her passion and knowledge of Math and Accounting as a teacher at Heald and Cabrillo Colleges for over 10 years. She holds a Masters of Science degree in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics with a minor in French language and literature. She is active in the non-profit organization, Leadership Napa Valley and works with Teens Connect to link teens with volunteer opportunities in the Napa Valley.
Stephanie currently works as a program officer in the Neglected Tropical Diseases program at Helen Keller International and provides programmatic and technical support to four Ministries of Health in West and East Africa. Prior to joining Helen Keller International, Stephanie worked for 5 years in The Carter Center’s trachoma control program as the Program Coordinator and then Assistant Director and for one year as The Carter Center's technical adviser to the Guinea Worm Eradication Program in Niger. From 2001-2004, she served as a community health and AIDS prevention volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in Togo. Stephanie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and religion from Cornell College in 2001 and a Master’s of Public Health degree from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in 2013. Her thesis, which she researched in collaboration with The Carter Center Niger and Niger’s National Eye Care Program, was selected as a finalist for the Charles C. Shepard Award which recognizes the most scholarly research among graduating students. Stephanie has authored or co-authored a number of scientific publications on trachoma.
Priya has a background in public and global health. She graduated from Indiana University with B.S in Public Health in 2012. From 2012-2014 she served as a community health volunteer in the Community Health and AIDS Prevention program in Peace Corps Togo. She brings program coordination experience from her two years with Partners In Health in Boston. There, she supported the Ebola response in 2014 and later coordinated TB and HIV efforts in, primarily, Rwanda and Haiti. She is currently in the Masters of Science in Nursing Program at Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University.
Winter served in Togo as an Environmental Action and Food Security volunteer from 2012-2014. Following her service, she spent four months bicycling across the United States; in the process she and her friend raised almost $5,000 for Pathways Togo. In addition to the funds, the trip resulted in a lot of meaningful connections and conversations surrounding Pathways - she thinks back on that summer often and the great memories she made. The bicycle trip ended in Seattle, WA where Winter currently lives and works at the Amazon.com headquarters. She actively volunteers with several Amazon affinity groups that focus on women's leadership/gender diversity, sustainability, and LGBTQ communities.
Melissa is a returned Peace Corps volunteer who served in the Girls' Education and Empowerment program in Togo from 2011-2013. During this time she worked to increase girls' access to education and persistence at school, including serving as the Pathways Togo National Coordinator. She has held a variety of positions in the non-profit and philanthropic fields with a particular focus on education. Melissa earned a Bachelors in Communication and Women's Studies at Saint Louis University and currently lives in Boston, MA.
Austin graduated from Miami University with a B.S. in Business in 2016. He accepted an invitation to serve in the Peace Corps in Togo from 2016 - 2018 as an English and Gender Education (EGE) volunteer. Aside from teaching English at the local middle school, he led malaria trainings, designed a financial literacy program, organized a camp for Togolese youth with disabilities, and volunteered as a development officer for Pathways Togo. Austin currently resides in Chicago where he is an International Tax Consultant for Deloitte. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) and a member of the AICPA.
Kokou Alphonse Sodjinsi
Kokou Alphonse Sodjinsi was born in Lomé, Togo. He completed his Master in French Literature & Communications at the Université de Lomé, and taught French in high schools for a while before coming to USA in 1999. In USA Kokou received a Bachelor and a Master’s degrees in Information Technology from Regis University. He currently works as one of the IT Managers for HDR, an Engineering and Architecture company in Denver, Colorado. Kokou is passionate about providing technology awareness, and (ICT) Information & Communications Technology trainings for young ladies and women in Togo.
Brittany is a returned Peace Corps volunteer who served in Togo as a Community Health and AIDS Prevention volunteer from 2008-2010. Brittany earned a Masters in Social Work degree from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 2016. Brittany is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker whose career has focused on assisting individuals with optimizing their mental and physical health. She worked most notably at Community Connections - Washington, DC's largest mental health agency and at JPS Health Network - a public hospital system in Texas that was rated the number one hospital in the United States. In 2020, Brittany became a mother to her son, Henry, and is currently a stay at home mom in Hurst, Texas.