Amsha Africa Foundation is an all volunteer organization.
Directors and senior staff volunteer their time and expertise because they believe in the charitable cause of the organization.
Below are the profiles of our dedicated and cherished staff.
Agneta is a director with AAF. She brings to AAF years of experience having worked within the Kenyan Government for 30+ years.
She has extensive knowledge of sustainable community development programs, provincial administration, and working with other non profit organizations and government departments.
Agneta is involved with numerous community development programs in Kenya and helps AAF with crafting out policies for it's operations with communities and governments
Christian Lambrechts is a director with AAF and worked as UNEP's Policy and Programme Officer in the Division of Early Warning and Assessment in Nairobi, Kenya. Chris also works as a Technical Adviser on Resources Mobilization with the Interim Coordinating Secretariat (ICS) for the Restoration of the Mau Forest Ecosystem. which was established in the Office of the Kenyan Prime Minister. He has a Master Degree in Applied Science and a Post-Doctoral Degree in International Law.
Chris is involved in the application of ecosystem assessment methodologies, in particular on forest ecosystems in East Africa. The results of such application are policy-relevant assessment reports. A number of those reports have already triggered very positive policy responses.
In addition, Christian Lambrechts is an active member in a number of trusts or NGOs, including Elephant Research Fund of Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Forests Working Group of the East African Wildlife Society, Kipini Wildlife and Botanical Conservancy Trust.
Christian Lambrechts is also a legal adviser to the Belgian Navy, in his capacity of reserve officer, on issues related to the 1973/78 Marpol Convention.
Katie Burke a is a director with AAF and is in charge of the Dear Friend Program. Katie is also a family law attorney, mediator, and writer, who lives and practices in San Francisco. Prior to entering law school, Katie earned a master's degree in counseling. She wrote a letter that was published in Letters to a Bullied Girl: Messages of Healing and Hope (HarperCollins, 2008). She wrote a KQED Radio Perspectives piece and read it on air in April 2009.
Katie has published various articles, essays, and letters in the following publications: The Journal of Law and Social Challenges, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Fairfield Citizen-News, The SoMa Literary Review, Women's Voices, The Sitting Room, The Compass, Culture-Voice, and The Street Spirit. In October, 2009, Katie read a personal essay at Litquake's "Barely Published Authors" event.
Katie writes a divorce column for the San Francisco Examiner. She also writes at Oh Africa, a blog about her work in Africa. Katie is currently revising her forthcoming book, about finding her voice through community.
Monique Young is a member of the board of directors for AAF. For several years she has been an active participant in non-profit and volunteer activities which focus primarily on educating underprivileged youth in the area of law.
Ms. Young is also an attorney who represents property management companies and owners in landlord-tenant and Real-estate matters. Her experience also includes representation of management in labor and employment litigation and extensive experience in commercial litigation.
Charles is AAF's Country Director for Nigeria. Charles is in charge of supervising programs and projects and is responsible for managing all the resources of the organization in Nigeria. Charles also responsible for developing AAF's strategic plans and ensures that the operational and strategic plans of the organization are met.
Charles is also an experienced telecommunications engineer and worked in senior engineering & managerial levels with some of the largest telecommunications companies in the world. His passion to help the less priviledged and his vast experience in business development, management, strong customer service, and relationship building while delivering the highest quality of services are an added bonus to his role at AAF.
Janet is a is a director with AAF and is responsible for it's operations in East Africa. Janet has extensive experience in business administration and is a graduate of Kenya Methodist University in Nairobi, Kenya.
Janet is also the Managing Director of Sakina Safaris and is an active member of a number of trusts and NGO's.
Kim is AAF's PR face in the U.S. She has been with AAF since October 2008 and is responsible for public relations, especially in the social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. She also contributes to writing and reviewing AAF proposals.
Kim is also a corporate lawyer and is based in Houston, Texas.
Auldridge is AAF’s Country Representative in Livingstone, Zambia. He is in charge of community projects and activities for AAF and is involved in the strategic planning, implementing, and management of AAF's overall activities in Zambia.
Auldridge has wide experience in community based projects ranging from Socio-economic, Health, Sanitation, Environmental, Youth and Intercultural projects and activities. He has great understanding and passion for community work that is directly impacting the impoverished communities in Livingstone and beyond.
Auldridge has trained in various community related studies in Agricultural Cooperative Development, Community Mobilization, HIV/AIDS Management, Project Management, Psychosocial Counseling, Trainer of Trainers in Life Skills, Travel and Tourism, Organic Farming, Systematic Theology, Youth Work, and other community development studies.
Simon & Bibyana Barclay
Simon and Bibyana are based in Cornwall, England. They are volunteers with AAF and are AAF's U.K representatives. Simon and Biby are involved with fundraising in the U.K for AAF and working on the setting up and developing the Dear Friend Pen Pal program in the U.K.
Erin Haynes is based in Dallas, Texas. She is a volunteer with AAF and helps with the day-to-day administrative work. She works closely with AAF's Executive Director and Special Programs Director.
Erin joined AAF in 2009 and has been actively involved in a number of projects that AAF has undertaken such as the Dear Friend Pen Pal program and the Tom Thumb project.
Eddy is AAF's Program Director and contributes to the WASH program. He holds a Master's degree in Public Health from the University of Liverpool - UK with a focus in international and public health research.
Eddy has vast knowledge and experience in the public health field and has done extensive work including publications in the field of Epidemiology and Public Health. Most recently, he published a study highlighting the effects of certain treatment and management practices of diabetes on the quality of lifestyle achieved by different demographics in Texas, which if implemented, may in turn help improve the health of diabetics significantly
Eddy is affiliated with the American Society for Microbiologists, American Public Health Association, and serves as Board member for Laibon USA Alumni - A high school alumni association involved in rebuilding and improving the standards of education in Kenya.
Bedan is based in Nairobi, Kenya. He is AAF's project coordinator in East Africa. He is responsible for developing and maintaining detailed project schedules which includes administrative tasks and all sites involved in the project. Bedan is also tasked to monitor field work, including contract work, to ensure compliance with company standards, procedures, specifications and codes.
Festus is AAF's project coordinator and is responsible for developing and maintaining detailed project schedules which includes administrative tasks and all sites involved in the project.
He is actively involved AAF's Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse and Neglect program.
Tony is the founder and Executive Director of Amsha Africa Foundation. He is a native of Kenya and has travelled extensively around the world.
Tony is a certified professional telecommunications engineer, and has worked with some of the largest telecommunications companies in the world. He is also an investor and a member of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) in the U.S.
Tony is an active volunteer in a number non profit organizations such as the Junior Achievement, Humane Society, JDRF, Habitat for Humanity, ARC, etc.
Tony was the June 2009 featured Alumni by his alma mater's magazine. His work with the foundation gave him the opportunity to meet former President Bill Clinton and other high ranking dignitaries from around the world.