(in alphabetical order)
Jana holds a B.A. in Government from Claremont McKenna College and a JD from Stanford Law School. Before joining AfricAid, Jana founded and led Inherit Your Rights, a non-profit organization focusing on women’s property rights and inheritance law in Tanzania. Under her leadership, AfricAid has grown from 5 employees and 180 beneficiaries in 2012 to 46 employees and over 4,000 beneficiaries in 2018. Learn More.
10 years of experience in the areas of health systems. Learn More.
James was trafficked as a child fisherman between the ages of six and 13, when he finally escaped and returned home. He managed to complete his university education and worked at Barclays Bank of Ghana for five years before he left the bank to establish Challenging Heights. James is an experienced social entrepreneur, a social justice advocate, and a media practitioner. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Ghana, as well as a Masters of Philosophy Degree in Communication and Media Studies from the University of Education, Winneba. Public speaker and strategist currently sitting on several international boards, leading in the development of children’s rights and anti-trafficking organizations across the globe. Learn More.
Mario is a graduate of SCLN’s Leadership, LA and a recipient of the Comcast NBC Universal City Year Alumni Leadership award 2013. Mario has been engaged in developing effective community programing while serving on multiple boards refining college access programs for girls in South Central and recreation programs in Pico-Union. Learn more.
Editor of FOCUS Magazine. President of the Junior League of London. Trustee of the Hackney Pirates, an enterprising charity working to develop the literacy, confidence and perseverance of young people in Hackney, London. Learn More.
Over the past ten years Andy has worked with underprivileged students in major Taiwanese cities, an impoverished Chilean desert town, and a marginalized indigenous Panamanian island. He draws from over seven years of in-school instructional and management practice. Learn More.
Ashanti found his passion for teaching while tutoring struggling students. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering and an M.Ed. in secondary mathematics instruction. He is a recipient of the Fulbright Teacher Exchange to India and Stanford.d. school K-12Project Fellowship. Know More.
Lyndsay Morris, M.ED, RYT-200, founded Generation Wellness in 2014, after almost a decade serving in public education as both a teacher and school counselor. She is the recipient of Outstanding Educator of the Year Award in 2011 for her innovative, active, and relational ways of teaching life skills and counseling children and teens. Know More.
Successful career in Procter & Gamble managing many of its global brands. Lost 40 of her relatives and friends during the tsunami. This personal loss compelled her to establish GiveLight Foundation with the mission to help orphans globally. Today, GiveLight is supporting close to 1000 orphans in 11 countries. Recipient of several humanitarian awards and a Public speaker. Appeared on Television, Magazine and Radio Talk in Indonesia. Learn More.
A social entrepreneur and a champion for vulnerable children, Gloria Benny became a social entrepreneur at the age of 20, a firm belief in the right of every child to have access to a great childhood is what drives her mission. Guardians of Dreams is an incubatee of IIM-B’s social incubator supported by Michael and Susan Dell Foundation.
Swetha Guhan is passionate about working with teachers and takes a keen interest in curriculum and innovative practices in the classroom. Swetha has completed her masters in Elementary Education and has worked on building quality academic and training programs at Agastya International foundation, Royal Society of Chemistry and Experifun Educational Solutions before she Co-Founded Key Education Foundation.
PhD in Cognitive Science from UC San Diego. Co-founder of Learning Equality. Product Manager and a Software Developer for the Kolibri learning platform. Dissertation research focused on the impact of forgetting on the time course of effective Mathematics learning. Learn More.
Co-Inventor of TickTracker. More than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. A current subcommittee member of the Health & Human Services Tick-Borne Disease Working Group, “Access to Care & Patient Support,” Holiday is a board member of the MSIDS Scientific Research Board in New York. Learn More.
Doctorate in Educational Technology and Leadership. Taught as an adjunct faculty at the University of Washington Computer and software systems, worked at Microsoft for several years, and more recently at Avanade, a high tech consultancy . Founding members of Mona Foundation. Learn More.
Rosie oversees the design and implementation of all our work in the field. She’s not a puppeteer herself but over the years has learnt to love and profoundly respect them in all their myriad forms! Rosie has been with No Strings for more than 10 years, having previously spent many years as a newspaper and radio journalist in the UK.
Currently studying towards an Honors Degree in Business Management. In 2017 she was part of the Red Bull Amaphiko academy and Ygap/spark international Accelerator program. Won Engen pitch and polish (Umtata), GIBS Festival of ideas. Learn More.
Spent most of his adult life working with non-profit organizations. Charles is a member at Bryant Temple AME in Los Angeles where he works with young males under the ministry, “Bryant Temple Men or Boys to Men,” where he was recognized as the “Man of the Year,” in 2012 for his work with the youth. Learn More.
Spoken at The United Nations, Ford Foundation, Columbia University, Bloomberg Philanthropies, New York University, and Women4Climate. Been published by HuffPost and Why Women Will Save the Planet. Serves on the Advisory board for the Open Heart Big Dreams Fund, the Advisory Board of the Cordaid US Leaders Council, and the Aspen Institute Society of Fellows New York Vangaurd Leadership Board. Won Miss Ethiopia in 2005 and represented Ethiopia in the Miss Universe pageant. Learn More.
Sharon Webb is passionate about education – particularly for girls. For more than 10 years she has been flying the flag for education for underprivileged families and leading programmes to tackle the barriers to education in Uganda. She is also an advocate for rewriting the narrative about Africa and how the continent is perceived from the outside.
Over ten years working in social and change programs in African Education and Conservation. Previous director of Kasigau Wildlife Trust. Consults for Ten Senses Africa, the world’s first fair trade exporter of macadamia nuts with a network of over 35,000 farmers in Kenya and Rwanda. Learn More.
Board member and Chief Learning Officer for the past 4.5 years at Practice Makes Perfect, a nationally recognized summer learning organization. She is a Teach for America alum, NY certified teacher. Taught at both the high school and middle school level first at the International Leadership Charter School and then Democracy Prep. Learn More.
Master’s degree in Educational Technology from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Mexico Innovative Health Project Management certificate from INCAE. Learn More.
Tessa is a Social Entrepreneur and Young Leader in the field of International Development and non-profit management. She completed a double degree in 2013 at the University of South Australia in Social Work and International Relations, with an Associate Degree in Languages and Culture Studies, majoring in Spanish. Learn More.
Masters in Management in Business and Economics Bachelors of Arts in Human Ecology. Learn More.
BS Parks, Recreation and Tourism, North Carolina State MA Education, Concordia University. Learn More.