Board Members


KateKate Horrigan

President and Founder

Kate has worked full-time since 2004 to support children’s health in Burkina Faso and develop this program. She has worked with a variety of organizations in the process including Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Washington University, Sheltering Wings, New City Fellowship, and Friends of Burkina Faso.

Kate has worked for 30 years with children’s needs in the areas of adoption, child abuse, education, interracial and intercultural issues, and disabilities of various kinds. Kate and her husband Kevin live in St. Louis, MO, and are parents of a multiracial family. They have three adopted children, and three grandchildren.


KevinKevin Horrigan


Deputy Editor of the editorial page and columnist, St. Louis Post Dispatch. Kevin has worked in radio as well as print journalism in St. Louis – as a talk show host with both KMOX and KTRS. He is a former sports columnist for the Post Dispatch, and was a news columnist for the short-lived St. Louis Sun.

Kevin has worked to support the project in Yako for several years, serving on the boards of two organizations that work with Les Ailes de Refuge. He and his wife Kate are parents of an adopted, multiracial family.


Pulcherie Guissou Pulcherie D. Ada-Guissou

A citizen of Burkina Faso and current inspector at Pfizer, Pulcherie graduated at the University of Missouri in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, as well as her certificate in Biotechnology. She completed 3 of 7 years of a medical doctorate education in Burkina Faso at the INSSA Institute of Science and Health, and her training included 3 years of medical residency at the Souro Sanou University Hospital in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. After she moved to the United States, Pulcherie worked as a community living coach for United Cerebral Palsy Assn. of Georgia, and was a medical assistant in a family medicine practice in Savanna before she went to St. Louis to finish her medical training.


SallySally Pinckard

Sally is Associate Director of the Olin School of Business Career Center at Washington University and an instructor in the business school. Sally also works as a coach and consultant on leadership, specializing in education and non-profit organizational consulting.

She is on the board of Logos School and also a docent and former Benefit Chair for the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park Conservancy.


Charles Lahey

Charles is a business planner and attorney with wide experience in both business and government. Currently a network services planner at CenturyLink, he has served as Regulatory specialist for the Coast Guard Environmental Protection Program; Deputy Commissioner of Labor for Virginia in charge of Occupational Safety and Health, Labor Law enforcement and boiler safety programs; attorney and consultant for federal environmental agencies and the Social Security Health Care Advisory Board, and as a Coast Guard officer in a variety of operational and strategic planning positions, including developing requirements for the Coast Guard’s Health Services program. Charles lives in Fairfax, VA, with his wife and two sons.


A. BamogoAnatie Bamogo

Country Director

Anati Bamogo is the Country Director for Small Rain and a citizen of Burkina Faso. She received her Master’s degree in Economics and Business Management at the University of Ouagadougou in 2008, and during her education held several internships at the National Fund of Social Security, the Société Générale Bank of Burkina, and the Coris Bank International. After graduation, she served for three years as the director of a secondary school in the Tiebélé district of Burkina Faso. See more…


Dr. Angelo TomediDoctor Angelo Tomedi

Medical Adviser

Dr. Tomedi has 25 years’ experience in international medical work, including personal experience training community health care workers. He has been the president of Global Health Partnerships — a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide humanitarian aid and health care for the poor in Africa —  since 2006, and has earned numerous prestigious medical and humanitarian awards, including the International Human Rights Award, and a “Community Hero” award. Tomedi has twice visited Burkina Faso, and was deeply involved in the design of Small Rain’s Community Health Worker program. He will continue to provide oversight for the program, and make regular visits to evaluate its quality as the work progresses. See more…


Isaac_L_AdaIsaac Louka Ada

Isaac is the founder and director of Porgramme Villageouis Developpement, a Burkinabé NGO in the Tiébélé region. Small Rain has developed a partnership with his organization, as well as the Burkinabé ministry of health, to provide training for clinic staff and the village workers recruited for the CHW program. He received his Master’s in Linguistics at the Université de Ouagadougou, his certificate in Physical Sciences at L’Ecole Normale Superieure de Koudougou, and numerous certificates in biblical translation and comprehension. He worked for years as both a mathematics and physics professor, and currently serves as an advisor on secondary education to the Burkinabé government.


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