Africa Bridge


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 whom are Tanzanian.

Martha Mmbando
Program Manager, TZ
Medard Mwebesa
MVCC Coordinator, TZ
Willick Siingwa
Bookkeeper, TZ
Noel Msuha
Co-op Coordinator, TZ
Alexander Chester
Finance and Operations Manager, US
Yona Kayombo
M&E Coordinator, TZ
Kristin Barber
Executive Director, US
Sobonfu Some
Author, Teacher and Activist
Dr. Mark Jacobsen
Director, Selian Luthern Hospital (TZ)
Margaret Wheatley, Ed.D.
Organizational Consultant
Dr. Kenneth Lema
HIV/AIDS and Health Systems Consultant
Dorothy Keville
Political and Healthcare Consultant
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Social Rights Activist
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
Roger Woehl, Treasurer
Retired Superintendent, West Linn-Wilsonville School District
Barry Childs, Founder
Retired Executive, Abbott Labs
John O'Lear, Director
Venture Capitalist
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
Stephanie Fowler, Director
Psychotherapist and Counselor, William Temple House
Oliver Muggli, Associate Director
Undergraduate Student, Willamette University