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 who are Tanzanian.

Martha Mmbando
Program Manager, TZ
Noel Msuha
Co-op Coordinator, TZ
Yona Kayombo
Assistant Program Manager, TZ
Abeid Lema
M&E Coordinator, TZ
Alexander Chester
Acting Executive Director, US
Ellen Worcester
Program Volunteer, 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
Retired Partner, Hoffman, Stewart & Schmidt CPAs
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
Ashley Hayden, Director
Ophthalmologist, Devers Eye Clinic
Oliver Muggli, Associate Director
Undergraduate Student, Willamette University