Leadership Team


Peter Kyalo

Chief of Programs and Services / Operations

Peter Kyalo serves as the Chief of Programs and Services providing oversight to hospital operations in Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Niger, Ethiopia, Zambia, and the Philippines. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, he previously served as Executive Director of CURE Kenya, CURE Zambia, CURE Malawi and Interim Executive Director of CURE Uganda.  Peter holds two Master degrees: one in Global Healthcare Management and Leadership and an MBA from the United States International University. Outside of work, Peter spends his time with his four children and serving at his church mentoring young couples.

Dave Helman

Director of Finance / Finance

Dave Helman serves as the Director of Finance at CURE International. In 2013, he joined CURE as the Manager of Financial Reporting, and in 2017, was promoted to the Director of Finance. In his current role, he provides oversight to the finance and technology departments and has visited each of CURE’s hospitals. Dave is passionate about the mission of CURE and has enjoyed the opportunity to serve alongside many amazing co-workers and volunteers all around the globe. Before joining CURE, Dave worked in public accounting as an auditor specializing in non-profit organizations.

Dave, his wife Laura, and their adorable dog Surrey moved to Grand Rapids, MI when CURE relocated the Mission Support Center. They enjoy playing games, visiting local coffee shops and spending time with friends and family.

Adey Abate

Executive Director / Ethiopia

Adey Abate has served as the Executive Director of CURE Ethiopia since September 2007. She was integral in opening the hospital and overseeing its operations since the facility’s first surgery in January 2009.

Adey is originally from Ethiopia but had lived in the United States since high school. She moved back to her birth place to serve with CURE in Addis Ababa. Adey is very grateful for the opportunity to give back to her birth place and be part of CURE’s mission. Adey has a bachelor’s degree in Finance and a master’s degree in Applied Economics. Her experiences before joining CURE and returning to Ethiopia include roles as a Cost Management Analyst at Boeing Commercial Airplane, then with Boeing Defense as a subcontract manager on the Missile Defense Program, managing several subcontractors. She then went on to work with Booz Allen Hamilton, one of the largest US federal government contractors, as a Senior Consultant.

Adey enjoys traveling and experiencing different cultures. She also enjoys the outdoors and sports. She is an avid tennis player, and played competitively both in high school and college.

Abed Milelu

Abed Kilonzi

Executive Director / Kenya

Abed Kilonzi serves as Executive Director at CURE Kenya. In this position, Abed oversees the overall operations of the hospital and all other CURE programs in Kenya.

Abed joined CURE Kenya in 2012 as the Financial Controller and served in that position until April 2016, when he was promoted to the position of Executive Director. Prior to joining CURE, Abed worked in both corporate and humanitarian organizations. He has a rich portfolio of experience from the health, financial, commercial, and NGO sectors.

Abed holds a Global Executive Masters in Business Administration from United States International University, a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Moi University, and a Diploma in Project Management from Kenya Institute of Management. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and a member in good standing of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).

Abed is happily married to Grace, a communication specialist, and they are blessed with two children, Teddy and Tiana. He also serves as a Deacon at his local church.

Elly Chemey

Elly Chemey

Executive Director / Malawi

Elly Chemey began service as the Executive Director at CURE Malawi in 2019. Originally from Kenya, Elly is no stranger to the country of Malawi, having served there with various mission organizations and NGOs for 17 years prior to joining CURE. Elly most recently worked for Child Legacy International, and previously for Clinton Health Access Initiative, Catholic Health Commission, and Trinity Mission Hospital.

Elly trained and practiced as a Clinician in Malawi before earning his bachelors degree in HIV/AIDS Management from International University of Management (Namibia), and later attained graduate degrees from Stellenbosch University (South Africa) and United States International University (Kenya).

Elly and his wife, Maggie (a Registered Nurse & Intellectual Property expert), have two sons, Ethan and Keagan.

George Găvruș

Executive Director / Niger

George Găvruș began serving as the Executive Director of CURE Niger in 2018. Previously, he served in the same roll for CURE in Afghanistan, from 2014-2015. Between his CURE assignments, George provided leadership to Fundatia APME in Romania. With a passion for empowering others and ​a ​heart for education, George’s career has seen these threads interwoven through a variety of projects and settings, from leading a school for impoverished children to running a business incubator that taught job skills in a war-torn country. George has served with a number of organizations, including Shelter Now International, and has also held professorships a​t​ several educational institutions.

A native of Romania, George holds a BA in Pastoral Theology and Education from the University of Bucharest, studied at the Institute of Islamic Studies at Asia Pacific Theological Seminary in the Philippines, received an MA in Biblical Studies from Continental Theological Seminary in Belgium, and is working towards an MBA from Hull University in the UK. George and his wife, Georgi​a​na, have three children.

Mike Hulland

Executive Director / Philippines

Mike Hulland serves as Executive Director of the Tebow CURE Hospital. Mike earned his BSc in Prosthetics and Orthotics from the University of Salford and his MBA from the University of Ulster. He started his career in prosthetics and orthotics. For several years he worked in Sri Lanka for an international NGO as a specialist advisor, responsible for the development of prosthetic and orthotic services in the post-conflict North and East of the country.

In time, Mike transitioned into management consultancy and was employed as a Strategy Consultant for a leading multi-national firm, specialising in both international development and healthcare projects. Prior to joining CURE, Mike worked as the National Lead for Research and Development for the largest prosthetic and orthotic company in the UK.

Mike and his wife, Rachel, are from Northern Ireland. They have two sons, Joshua and Isaac. Outside of work Mike is an avid kitesurfer and keen cyclist.

Tim Erickson

Executive Director / Uganda

Tim is the Executive Director of the CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda. CURE Uganda is one of the world’s leading hospitals for treating children with hydrocephalus, spina bifida, and other neurosurgical conditions.

Tim joined CURE in 2006 and has served in a variety of roles, including VP of Development and Sustainability as well as Operations Director for CURE Hydrocephalus. In 2011, Tim helped launch the CURE Hydrocephalus program, which currently includes a network of hydrocephalus treatment locations around the world. Tim became Executive Director of CURE Uganda in 2015. Through these experiences working with vulnerable children battling hydrocephalus, Tim and his family developed a unique burden for these suffering children and their families.

Tim has a BA in Economics and Accounting from Gordon College and an MBA from Penn State University. He is an avid reader, golfer, water skier, and guitar player. Tim and his wife Kiera are blessed with three energetic young kids – Isaiah, Isabel, and Micah. They deeply appreciate your support for CURE and look forward to hosting many visitors at CURE Uganda!

Steve Hitt

Executive Director / Zambia

Steve Hitt has served in healthcare administration and consulting for over 30 years, including time in health systems in Florida and North Carolina. A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Steve also holds a BA in political science from George Washington University and an MA in health care administration from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Steve and his wife Else hail from Gainesville, Florida.