Board members were selected for their 501c3 non-profit support experience, as well as their knowledge of the service project needs of Tanzanians.
MENLO PARK, Calif., (PRWEB) January 25, 2016
Lalafofofo.org, a 501c3 nonprofit organization developed to raise funds for affordable, small-scale service projects in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania, has announced its staff members and boards of directors in Tanzania and the U.S.
All staff and board members were selected for their 501c3 non-profit support experience, as well as their knowledge of the service project needs of Tanzanians.
Lalafofofo.org’s Tanzanian Staff:
Gaudencia “Gaudy” Malango Mtunga, project manager in Moshi
Gaudy Mtunga, a Moshi, Tanzania resident, has been Lalafofofo’s Program Manager since the organization began in 2015. She has a degree in accounting, and is pursuing further education in social work. Mtunga, an experienced translator, is familiar with the impoverished areas of Kilimanjaro and has served as a women’s advocate in Boma Ng’ombe.
Steve and Anne Street, advocates in Moshi
Steve Street and his wife Anne live in Moshi, and have been advocating for the poor in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania for more than three decades. Steve Street is a retired science teacher and Anne Street is a nurse. Together, they have built houses, improved schools, set up food programs, built bridges and worked on behalf of the local community. Their latest effort includes running a model farm to educate locals on sustainable growing practice. The Streets have been actively involved in Lalafofofo projects since its inception in 2015.
Abraham Molel, community liaison in Moshi
Abraham Molel is a respected Maasai village elder in Boma Ng’ombe, a village near Moshi. His family lands are adjacent to Sanya Station public school, a beneficiary of several Lalafofofo –funded projects, Molel regularly visits Mlima Shabaha School and Sanya Station School, two of the government primary schools where Lalafofofo runs lunch programs.
Lalafofofo.org Tanzanian Board Member:
Krupa Patel, Strategic Advisor
Krupa Patel is a strategic advisor for Lalafofofo. Patel is well regarded for her innovative solutions to local challenges in the community of Kilimanjaro. She is the founder and CEO of Anza, a business incubator that provides a range of services to start, support and scale social impact businesses in Tanzania.
Lalafofofo.org International Board Members:
Laura Vaughan, Founder and CEO
Laura Vincent Vaughan founded Lalafofofo.org after living with her three sons in Moshi, Tanzania in 2015. A burgeoning travel writer, she publishes a travel blog on the Lalafofofo.org website fostering raising global citizens through family global travel and service projects. One hundred percent of the proceeds from Vaughan’s writing go to fund micro-grants for schools in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania.
Carla Funk, Strategic Advisor & Secretary
Carla Funk specializes in nonprofit management and resource mobilization; she is currently completing a doctorate on the topic of privately funded international development aid. Funk lived in Moshi during the winters of 2014 and 2015 as she interviewed recipients and donors of 20 nonprofit organizations for her case study research. She looks forward to working with nonprofit organizations, putting in to practice some of the key findings of her research.
Beth Davis, Vice President
Beth Davis is the co-founder and CEO of the PAR Framework. She has a proven record of bringing technology products to market, having previously served as the vice president and general manager of Macromedia, Inc., as well as managing partner at Sage Road Solutions, LLC,. With PAR, she has assembled a team of professionals to bring this high-tech, high-touch project to the higher-education market.
Connie Steube, Treasurer
Connie Steube has a background in management consulting and finance; she has worked for McKinsey and Company and for The Exxel Group. a leading private equity firm in Argentina. Coming from a German family and having lived in Argentina, the US and Hong Kong, Steube is an avid traveler and relates easily to a wide array of cultures and people.
Jennifer Doettling, Asst Secretary
Jennifer Doettling is a communications professional with more than 25 years of experience in high tech, non-profit and small business marketing and communications. She has held positions in public relations at Sun Microsystems, Netscape and AOL, and as communications director at Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco. Doettling is currently serving as publications analyst at Visa, Inc., and is the owner of a small part-time European cake business.
Linda Beck, PhD
Linda Beck is a professor of political science specializing in African politics, civic engagement and environmental activism. Beck lived in Moshi, Tanzania during a recent sabbatical in 2015 while conducting research on environmental activism and ecotourism. She plans to summit Kilimanjaro next summer when she will bring a group of undergraduates on a travel course.
Erin Glanville is a community volunteer, freelance writer, and former Silicon Valley professional, having worked at Cisco Systems and Tandem Computers. She has also worked as a writer for local newspapers, as well as with multiple non-profits. Glanville is an avid community activist and considers the specific, tangible projects that Lalafofofo engages in is right in line with her family’s values.
Lorna Harding Bradley, PhD
A statistician, Lorna Harding has been working on behalf of Irish, British and US companies as a consultant for over 15 years. She graduated with a PhD from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in Statistics, and has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Social Science and Law. Bradley has had a long-standing interest in issues of international development, especially as it relates to the provision of education and opportunity for children.
Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MFT
Manuela Mischke Reeds, is a published author and international teacher of mindfulness-based somatic psychology. A meditation practitioner for over 25 years and co-director of the Hakomi Institute of California, Mischke-Reeds lectures, consults and trains professionals in mindfulness, attachment, trauma, and movement therapy. A travel enthusiast, Mischke-Reeds looks for opportunities to explore the world with her two teens and husband.
Lalafofofo received 501c3 non-profit status in December 2015.
To find out more about Lalafofofo’s affordable, small-scale service projects in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania, or to make a donation, visit the lalafofofo.org website, email info(at)lalafofofo(dot)org, or call 650.218.3027.
Lalafofofo (a Swahili expression for “sleeping peacefully”) is a 501c3 charitable organization created by Laura Vaughan of Atherton, California. Lalafofofo is set up to be a source of affordable, small-scale service projects in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania, East Africa. Lalafofofo links individuals, youths, families and groups directly to much needed projects in Kilimanjaro, ranging in cost from $500-$2,500 for financial sponsorship.