Africa Bridge

OUR TEAM

Meet our dedicated staff members below:

Africa Bridge’s headquarters are located on the campus of Marylhurst University in Lake Oswego.  Our field office is located in Tukuyu, Mbeya Region and is staffed by five employees, all of who are Tanzanian.

Martha Mmbando
Program Manager, TZ
Medard Mwebesa
MVCC Coordinator, TZ
Willick Siingwa
Bookkeeper, TZ
Noel Msuha
Co-op Coordinator, TZ
Alexander Chester, MIA
Finance and Operations Manager, US
Yona Kayombo
M&E Coordinator, TZ
Kristin Barber
Executive Director, US
Ellen Worcester
Interim Program Director, US
Barry Childs
Founder, Africa Bridge
Dr. Mark Jacobsen
Director, Selian Luthern Hospital (TZ)
Dorothy Keville
Political and Healthcare Consultant
Dr. Kenneth Lema
HIV/AIDS and Health Systems Consultant
Sobonfu Some
Author, Teacher and Activist
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Social Rights Activist
Margaret Wheatley, Ed.D.
Organizational Consultant
Mark Morford, Chair
Attorney, Stoel Rives
Reola Phelps, Vice Chair
Founder and President, Headwaters Leadership Group
Susan Stewart, Secretary
Retired VP of Engineering, Blount International
Don Schmidt, Treasurer (non-director)
Retired Partner, Hoffman, Stewart & Schmidt CPAs
Roger Woehl, President
Retired Superintendent, West Linn-Wilsonville School District
Gary Grossman, Director
Vice President, Edelman
Kevin O'Donnell, Director
Senior Marketing Manager, Microsoft
Jeff Walter, Director
Social Innovation Manager, Hewlett-Packard
Linda Carpenter, Director
Owner and CEO, Carpenter-Smith Consulting
Joy Rich, Director
Independent Education Management Professional
Katie Wire, Director
Communications Consultant
Oliver Muggli, Associate Director
Undergraduate Student, Willamette University