Board of Directors
The Africa Project Board of Directors is the governing body of the organization. The board sets policies and works to ensure the monies received from our donors support programs that benefit children and families in Nkandla, South Africa.
Eric Bianchi, MPA – President
Nancy Colocino, PhD – Vice President
Heather Schumacher – Treasurer
Nancy McGinn, MSN, RN, FNP – Parliamentarian
Debra Bianchi, MPH, MS – Director
Levick Bagdasarian, MD
Diana Covey Keating
Kahlah Macedo, MA
Lindsay Miller, CPA
Laura Mitchell, PhD
Darcy Purvis, MPA
Susana Sarmiento, MS
Nkosazana Dlamini, Coordinator, Sizanani Outreach Programme
Sr. Maria Lindner, MD, Director, Sizanani Outreach Programme
Sr. Hedwig Maphumulo, MSW, Duduza Care Centre
S. Joshua Swamidass, MD, PhD, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
By Peggy Goetz, Africa Unfinished
Africa began for me on
a Thursday morning in January,
a discouraging day. No one
wanted a woman my age on a new
project. The phone rang
on my cluttered desk. We need
you, she said, come to Africa,
write about our project. I had
never dreamed of Africa like some,
thought it too dangerous, full of war
and disease, not a continent for me.
Come, she said again, we need you.
Without thought I said, yes.
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Your Monthly Donation of Just $25.00 will make a tremendous impact in the lives of the children and families we serve. You may even elect to support Safety, Health Care, Education or Nutrition projects specifically!