Dr. R.L. Walley founder and executive director of MaterCare International, is an emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada, a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of England, and has a Masters degree in International Health from Harvard University.
Simon Walley, BA, MCPM, has been employed with MaterCare International since 2000, beginning as Public Engagement Coordinator responsible for promoting MaterCare and its projects related to maternal health in developing countries. Over the years, his responsibilities included fundraising, public awareness, volunteer coordination, initiating, editing and producing resource material, organizing international conferences and preparing national and international proposals and budgets.
I started working at MaterCare in September 2003 as administrative assistant to the Executive Director. Since 2009 I have been responsible for all aspects of the accounting department at MaterCare processing donations, ensuring charitable tax receipts are issued according to CRA regulations as well as receiving, transferring and overseeing funds for our projects, most recently our Project Isiolo in Kenya.
I graduated from Keyin College in October 2005 with a diploma in office administration. I started with MaterCare International on February 22, 2010. My responsibilities include, maintaining the filing system, ordering supplies and answering phones. I also book travel when required. I arrange meetings for both boards and assist the accounting clerk when required. I am also responsible for making sure our records for donors are up to date and sending out appeals three times a year. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my son and family.