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WHO WE ARE

About the INMED ASE

The INMED Aquaponics® Social Enterprise (INMED ASE) is a program of INMED Partnerships for Children, an international humanitarian development organization that has improved the lives of vulnerable populations in more than 100 countries since 1986. INMED’s affiliates in Latin America, the Caribbean, South Africa and the U.S. all have long and successful track records of leveraging the power of partnerships and pioneering solutions to build pathways for vulnerable children, families and communities to achieve well-being and self-reliance.

The INMED ASE is INMED’s latest revolutionary approach to mitigating the interrelated issues of poverty, food insecurity, malnutrition, economic development and exclusion, by equipping subsistence producers and their communities to adapt to climate change while conserving natural resources and increasing access to economic and technical assets. Using aquaponics farming as the springboard, the INMED ASE builds a network of agro-businesses that receive training and support from a hub incubator with the aim of becoming satellite ASE hub farms to bolster economic development regionally and nationally. The INMED ASE national teams also collaborate and share best practices to scale the model internationally. 

For more information about INMED Partnerships for Children’s programs and partners, visit https://inmed.org.

Leadership

INMED ASE Global Leadership Team

Linda Pfeiffer, Ph.D.

Linda Pfeiffer, Ph.D.

President and CEO

INMED Partnerships for Children

Thad Jackson, MS, Ph.D.

Thad Jackson, MS, Ph.D.

Aquaponics & Public Health Technical Advisor

Former Field Director International Center for Medical Research and Training (ICMRT), Indian Subcontinent, Johns Hopkins University. Immunologist

Kristin Callahan, MS

Kristin Callahan, MS

Chief Operating Officer

INMED Partnerships for Children

INMED ASE South Africa Team

Unathi Sihlahla

Unathi Sihlahla

Programme Director

INMED South Africa

Janet Lee Ogilvie

Janet Lee Ogilvie

Operations Manager

INMED South Africa

Dr. Sandra Pretorius

Dr. Sandra Pretorius

Programme Manager

INMED South Africa

Kararegra Mashava

Kararegra Mashava

Farm Manager IASE Centre

INMED South Africa

Pontsho Chiloane

Pontsho Chiloane

Sales Manager INMED ASE

INMED South Africa

Petrus Tsotetsi

Petrus Tsotetsi

Facilitator and Trainer

INMED South Africa

INMED ASE Caribbean Team

Sherica Campbell

Sherica Campbell

Programme Manager

INMED Caribbean

Paul Barrett

Paul Barrett

Sr. Regional Technical Officer

INMED Caribbean

Keisha Tracey

Keisha Tracey

Project Administrator

INMED Caribbean

INMED ASE Peru Team

Fernando Pérez Lastra

Fernando Pérez Lastra

National Director

INMED Andes

Zarela Bravo Castañeda

Zarela Bravo Castañeda

Director of Programs

INMED Andes

Roger Peña

Roger Peña

Aquaponics System Operator

INMED Andes

Become a Partner

The INMED ASE relies on a variety of multi-sector partners to accomplish its mission–from in-kind gifts of resources and expertise to financial support. We invite you to learn more about becoming a partner. Join our team! Email contact@inmed.org to learn how.

Meet Our Farmers

INMED Aquaponics: Adaptive in More Ways than One

Mary Mkithika (age 49) is a paraplegic aquaponics farmer at the Lentsweleng co-operative in Kroonstad, Free State, South Africa. New to the agriculture sector, she loves farming with all her …

Strengthening Food Security & Livelihoods in the Peruvian Amazon

Jersy Tangoa Garcia is an instructor at a bilingual training institute for indigenous teachers in Yarinacocha in the Ucayali region of Peru and a member of the indigenous Shipibo-Conibo tribe …

Women in Jamaica Embrace Sustainable Agriculture

Agriculture has been an integral part of the Jamaican economy, and for many years, local agriculture accounted for most of the food consumed in the country. As climate change disrupts …

Backyard Farmer in Jamaica Digs INMED Aquaponics®

As Jamaica experiences increasingly severe impacts of climate change and food insecurity, more of its farmers and backyard gardeners are turning to environmentally and financially sustainable farming practices. Louis McLaren, …

INMED ASE South Africa Trainers

Members of the all-female Pella Food Garden Cooperative struggled to farm their land for eight years but could not generate enough income to utilize all their land or buy inputs. …