Meet the Team

Well Grounded offers organisation development services to civil society groups in Africa so that they have the information, skills and resources they need to do their work.

The services that we offer are often in the form of facilitation, training, coaching and mentoring. This means that our core resources are our human resources: in other words, what we mainly offer to our clients is the time and expertise of the different members of the Well Grounded team.

The Well Grounded team is made up of staff members (core team), associates and board members.

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Core Team

They do the day to day work of the organisation and  make strategic decisions collaboratively and involve associates.

Emma Almeras
Emma has been with Well Grounded since April 2012 and joined the team as it was setting up the office in Yaoundé, where she remained for her first year. She is currently co-directing the organisation.
Mireille Kayijamahe
Mireille joined Well Grounded in 2012 and was the driving force behind its establishment in Cameroon. She has worked as a change facilitator with CSOs, and specializes in governance and financial management. She is currently co-directing the organisation.
Ali Muhammad
Ali joined Well Grounded in late 2018 as Finance & Grant Manager. He has a strong background in accounting & finance and brings his financial expertise to centralise the organisation's financial management following the adoption of a new organisational structure.
Stephany Kersten
Stephany joined Well Grounded in April 2017 and is based in the Yaoundé office. She has a long term history in the region, working with different organisations. The red ribbon through her career has been setting up participatory processes.


An associate is an independent professional committed to strengthening African civil society. He or she is an organisational development practitioner and shares our values and approach. An associate is involved in Well Grounded’s development and governance bodies as well as in the implementation of activities and adheres to the value of equity which is the basis of shared governance.

Doudou Kalala
Doudou Kalala joined the Well Grounded team in March 2014 and is based in Yaoundé, Cameroon. He is an accomplished community development practitioner and youth empowerment programming expert.
Guillaume Soto
Having spent 10 years working as an engineer and project manager in different parts of the world, he settled in Yaoundé in Cameroun in 2012, where he established the company Shauri Conseil & Coaching (Shauri-CC).
Hermine Nkuintchua
Organisation and Community Development Practitioner
As a sociologist, Hermine has a long experience of working with formal and informal community groups. She has completed professional training in the fields of social responsibility, forest management and conservation.
Marcienne Emougou
Organisational Development Practitioner
Marcienne is an Urban Planning-Environment Engineer with a seven-year career in the environmental monitoring of infrastructure projects and urban and environmental studies. Marcienne has proven expertise in environmental assessment.
Audrey Ibin
Facilitator and Organisational Development Practitioner
Audrey holds a degree in History, Social Economy and International Relations. Audrey worked in the private sector at the beginning of her career and soon became interested in personal development through coaching and leadership development for women.

Consultant Network

A Consultant is an independent professional who has a trusted and privileged relationship with Well Grounded. Our consultants are essential to the implementation of activities as they expand our capacity for action and our expertise. They are solicited for missions and interventions related to their expertise without being subject to a competitive call for tenders. They adhere to Well Grounded’s participatory, client-centred, and change-oriented approach and participate in our collective learning.

Emily Wilson
Emily has been working with Well Grounded since June 2012; she joined the team when the Yaoundé office was opening, and was appointed Executive Director in 2017. She has been working as an Associate since April 2019, on issues of gender, community development and organizational change.
Fidele Yobo
Fidele has spent over 10 years facilitating change processes for civil society organisations in several african countries and is the co-founder of YALEF foundation Cameroon.
Mathilde is a graduate in foreign languages and international relations, and holds over 13 years of international experience. She now supports CSOs in Africa and Europe as a free-lancer based in France. She joined Well Grounded in early 2019.
Hilaire Kuate
Organisational Development Practitioner
As a biologist, Hilaire has carried out various studies with communities. He has specialised in the planning, monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian and development projects.
Danny Mungamuni Bombay
Organisational Development Practitioner and Trainer
With a Master’s degree in Community Health and Health Systems Financing, Danny has more than six years of experience of supporting civil society organisations.
Katie Kiddings
Katie is an educator, coach and facilitator Katie has a Master’s in Organisational Systems and Leadership. She brings experience from both the private and public sectors as well as from non-governmental organisations.
Nadine Sayiba Mbila
Lawyer and safeguarding professional
Nadine Sayiba is a lawyer with nine years of experience in the legal field in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She has collaborated with several international organisations as a consultant on the prevention and repression of sexual crimes.
Luca Turconi
Luca holds a BA in Business and Management, a Master’s degree in Organisational Psychology and an accreditation in Executive Coaching. Luca is a leadership development consultant and coach with fourteen years’ experience in a client facing, consulting environment.