about us


Madami is

a social impact agency specializing in gender, female and menstrual health

Our work focuses on bridging the gap between the public and private sectors. We do this through strategic consulting services, social impact projects and our knowledge and networking platform, the Menstrual Health Hub

Madami's mission:

To design, catalyze and strengthen public and private sector solutions that improve the ability of women and girls* to have their health needs met

Our guiding principles

Inclusive & Intersectional
Think across the life-cycle
Use a human rights lens
Women-Centered Design
Lead with ideas
Think globally, act locally

Meet the Madami Team

Did you know? 

Our name ‘Madami’ comes from the first two letters of our Managing Partners’ names: MarianaDanielle and Milena – Ma da mi 


Mariana de la Roche

Danielle Keiser

Milena Bacalja Perianes

Managing Partner
Operations and Compliance

Mariana is an experienced project manager, specialist in human rights and humanitarian law with a commitment to helping solve structural problems, especially around issues related to social justice, child protection, and gender inequality. She has a Law diploma of academic excellence (Colombia), a specialization in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (Colombia), and currently is completing an Executive Master in Public Administration (Germany). As a lead project manager and human rights consultant, Mariana has worked for government agencies, Terre des Hommes and currently for the IOTA Foundation.
Managing Partner

Danielle is a bridge-builder and collective impact instigator in the world of menstrual health. Since 2013, she has been advocating for collective impact on menstrual health at all levels first through helping launch and grow Menstrual Hygiene Day (28 May) with WASH United and then founding the MH Hub in 2016. Most recently, she served as the Menstrual Health Innovation Consultant for the Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator. Danielle holds a BA in Politics with Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz (USA) and a Masters in Global Visual Communication from Jacobs University (Bremen, Germany).
Managing Partner

Milena is a female health expert, social impact innovator, and gender-lens investing specialist. Milena has a unique technical skill set in applying quantitative and qualitative research methods to understand and design female health solutions. Our resident facilitator, she creates and runs tailor-made workshops on everything from technical female health issues, Women-Centered Design, to strategy sessions.. Milena has a BA in International Politics and History from Monash University (Aus), Masters in International Development from RMIT (Aus), and an MPhil in Multidisciplinary Gender Studies from the University of Cambridge (UK).
Nikki van de Veerdonk
Project Manager and Researcher


Aurelia Auerbacher
Project and Operations Manager
Maria Camen Punzi 
Education and Innovation Advisor

Tyler Donahue 
Communications Intern


Nicole Kruszka
Community Management Intern


Kirsty Nash
Social Impact Intern




Madami Job Opportunities

There are currently no opportunities at this time. Please check back at a later time. 

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