Board and Staff

Key Staff

 

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Susan Bachar

Executive Director

 

Susan is responsible for all aspects of organizational management and strategic planning for ASAP, including program design and execution, fundraising, financial oversight and external partnership development.

Zach Swett

Africa Project Director

 

Zach is directly responsible for all ASAP operations in Africa, including school construction, program implementation, government and community relations and logistics for annual volunteer trips.

Jackson Nzemya

Regional Project Coordinator

 

Jackson ensures the smooth operation of ASAP projects in Tanzania’s Lake Region, overseeing construction, arrangements for ASAP volunteer trips and community relations in the villages where ASAP operates.

Violeth Villon

Kupanda Project Manager

 

Violeth manages all aspects of ASAP’s Kupanda Project for Girls, our initiative to increase secondary school completion rates for rural Tanzanian girls, and teaches our girl’s leadership and empowerment curriculum.

 

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Board of Directors

 

 

 

Lorez Meinhold, Chair

Lorez brings over fifteen years of health care policy experience as a director of multi-lateral initiatives involving the public, private and civic sectors, working at the local, state, and national levels. Lorez has worked in many capacities implementing and integrating health programs, connecting early childhood and health communities, delivery and payment system reforms, and efforts that required statewide stakeholder engagement. Prior to joining The Keystone Center, Lorez served as the Deputy Executive Director and Director of Community Partnerships for the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. She also served as a Senior Policy Advisor for Governor Hickenlooper and Senior Health Advisor for Governor Ritter. Prior to her work at the state, she served as a Senior Policy/ Program Officer at the Colorado Health Foundation as well as serving as the founding Executive Director of the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative.

 

Charles Musiba, PhD, Vice Chair

Charles is associate professor of biological anthropology in the department of anthropology at the University of Colorado Denver. He is also an adjunct professor, department of anatomy at Saint Francis University College of Health and Allied sciences in Ifakara, Tanzania. Charles is a native of Tanzania, born and raised on the shores of Lake Victoria in Mwanza town. After completing his undergraduate studies at the Institute of Anthropology of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität in Frankfurt, Germany, Charles returned back to Tanzania and worked as an Assistant Conservator of Antiquities in the Department of Antiquities in the Ministry of Natural Resource and Tourism until 1986 when he was awarded a two years Demokritos Foundation fellowship to join the Anthropological Museum of Xanthi as a research fellow and trainee, which was followed by a master’s degree in human ecology at the Free University of Brussels in Belgium in 1991. Charles passion has always been in prehistory, especially biological anthropology and as a result he received his second master’s degree in biological anthropology in 1995 followed by a Ph.D. in 1999 from the University of Chicago. Currently Charles is serving as a member of International Council of Archaeological Heritage Management scientific committee and a member of an International committee that is helping Tanzania to build an on-site museum at Laetoli as a sustainable conservation solution for the 3.6 million years old pre-human footprints at Laetoli.

 

David Falicia, Treasurer

David’s bio is coming soon.

 

Erika Hollis, Secretary

Erika Moore Hollis joined Regis as vice president and general counsel in July 2013. She works on all University legal matters, including real estate, employment, transactions, compliance and risk management. Hollis holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa as well as an MBA from University of Colorado – Denver. She joined the Colorado Bar in 1997. Prior to joining Regis, Hollis served entrepreneurs and higher education clients in a private practice that included litigation and transactional work at Jackson Kelly PLLC.  In the community, Hollis currently serves on the board of directors for Africa School Assistance Project and Read12. She previously served as a member of the board for the Denver Metropolitan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Hollis also is a member of the 2012 Leadership Denver class.  Hollis resides in Denver with her husband and two young daughters.

 

Mark Eddy, Board Member

Mark is Owner of Mark Eddy Communications, a strategic communications/messaging/public education firm specializing in public policy issues.  Eddy is an expert at assessing and quickly understanding complicated issues, synthesizing large amounts of information, team building, project management, strategic planning and visioning on an organization-wide basis, strategic communications, public education and political campaigns, policy development, local and statewide messaging, writing and editing, advocacy and crisis communications.  Eddy works with a number of foundations and non-profit groups as well as for-profit companies ranging from a two-person disability rights law firm to an $18-billion multinational corporation.

 

Carrie Curtis, Board Member

Carrie Curtiss is Vice-President of External Relations at Global Greengrants Fund. She has worked with nonprofit organizations for 20 years, most recently as the Deputy Director of Conservation Colorado, the largest state-based environmental organization in Colorado. Previously Carrie served as the Associate Director of Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, the Program Director of Colorado Women’s Agenda, and a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Morocco. She earned her B.A. from Ohio University and her M.A. in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis.

 

Sofia Rainaldi, Board Member

Sofia’s bio is coming soon.