FSMA Staff

Jennifer Williams

Executive Director
Chair, Management Board

Jennifer Williams has over 10 years experience working in non-profit organizations in various capacities. She has worked in non-profit governance, resource mobilization, event planning, and donor relationship management. Her most recent position before the FSM Alliance, was on the Water, Sanitation & Hygiene team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; where her passion for sanitation, FSM, and non-sewered sanitation began. She has worked on both the FSM4 and FSM5 conferences as the lead project manager. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington in Political Science and Sociology.

Gerard Drost

Managing Director

Gerard Drost brings more than 10 years of experience working as finance business partner and entrepreneur. Having worked for and with a broad range of businesses in various stages of development, he has a solid understanding of how to develop ideas and successful business models around new initiatives. His experiences in building teams and organizations as well as his legal and financial acumen will support further professionalisation of the Foundation. He is keen on leveraging his background in mainly for profit organizations to his new role in the FSM sector. Gerard holds a Masters degree in Finance from Erasmus University Rotterdam.


Eva Mary

Program coordinator
programs and administration

Eva has worked in the WASH sector since 2012. She has 4 years’
experience in non-profit sector and has a technical background,
with a master’s in Chemistry from University of Mysore and her
PhD work focusing on the biorefinery products from human
faecal matter from University of KwaZulu Natal. She has
previously had career roles in research, capacity building,
project coordination and in policy dissemination spanning India
and South Africa.

She has worked previously with CDD Society, India and
Pollution Research Group, South Africa before joining the FSM

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Michaela Rose


Michaela holds a Masters degree in International Development, and has over 2 years experience in development communication. She specialises in social media communication, engaging stakeholders and representing marginalised voices. Michaela is interested in advocating for/ communicating FSM research and new technologies that exist, as well as understanding how the work of sanitation workers can be improved according to particular contexts. Michaela also holds a Bachelors degree in Politics and International Relations. She enjoys travelling the world,  immersing herself in new cultures, and telling stories from unique perspectives.

We envision a world where people, everywhere, enjoy equitable access to safely managed and dignified sanitation services.