Our People

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Dr. Nzeyimana N. Innocent 

A Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of HPR. He made HPR the only member of the Global Alliance of NGOs for road safety in Rwanda and established a partnership with Rwanda National Police. He holds an MD from the National University of Rwanda and specializes in Urology surgery. 

Dr. Ndoli Diane Andrea

Co-founder of HPR, she has contributed to its expansion in different roles in the executive committee. She holds an MD from the National University of Rwanda and is currently specializing in clinical oncology. 

Dr Jean Christophe Rusatira

Founding Director

A transformational leader who has taken HPR from being a small student-run project to an internationally recognized organization. He holds an MD from the National University of Rwanda and an MPH from the Johns Hopkins University. 

Dr. Dieudonne Rutagumba

As Co-founder, and current monitoring and evaluation officer of HPR, he has contributed to its expansion by leading projects in tobacco control and road safety with a special focus on children safety. He holds an MD from the National University of Rwanda and specializes in Pediatrics.

Ms. Alice Gisaro

Administrative assistant of HPR, who coordinates logistics, assists with project management and supports the research development work. She holds a Bsc in Dental Health from the University of Rwanda.

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Dr. Alice Muhoza

She is the current HPR Administrative assistant of the conflict resolution committee. She holds an MD from the University of Rwanda and several professional certificates in health promotion.

Mr. Steven Muvunyi

He is the current HPR project, communication specialist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communication from the University of Rwanda and has previously worked with renowned Africa’s TV channels like CNBC Africa. 

Dr. Jean Berchmans Uwimana

Berchmans was the youngest founding member of HPR. Currently, as Program Director, his work in advancing quality and innovation in HPR’s program is remarkable. Berchmans holds an MD the University of Rwanda and several professional certificates in health promotion and project management 

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Dr. Charles Nkurunziza

Member of the founding team and a global health advocate, he currently serves as HPR Project manager. He holds a Master of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and a Master of Science in Global Health Delivery. 

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Mr. Joseph Dushime

HPR Finance officer, who assists in preparation of financial documents and internal audits. He holds a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Lay Adventist Of Kigali. 

Ms. Gaudence Mukangabo

As HPR Financial assistant, she prepares financial forms for internal and external auditing; and financial reports. Ms. Gaudence holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Rwanda. 

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Dr. Ami Nkumbuye

HPR media and communication officer, who advances social media advocacy in road safety and First aid. He holds an MD from the University of Rwanda and has 2 international certificates in road safety and First aid communication. 

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Dr. Vincent Ndayiragije

Current Deputy Director of the Conflict Resolution Committee, and has served in multiple positions in HPR since its inception. Dr. Vincent holds an MD from the University of Rwanda. 

Ms. Elise H. Musabimana

Elise is the current HPR program and development officer. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health Sciences from School of Public health of the University of Rwanda. In her role at HPR, she has led several initiatives and new projects and runs all daily activities of the organization while serving as the go-to person for local and international partners of HPR.

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Dr. Theophile Niyigena

He serves as the current HPR Logistics officer and assists with the planning and management of health promotion activities. He holds a Bachelor's in General medicine and surgery from the University of Rwanda. 

Our Partners

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Dr Elizabeth Krebs

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Dr Elizabeth is the Deputy Director of the Jefferson Center for Injury Research and Prevention. She is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and has been working with HPR providing road safety research designs and implementation expertise. She is also the focal person of Thomas Jefferson University - HPR partnership.