We believe the richest experience we can have is giving of ourselves without the expectation of return.
None of our U.S. board members receive a salary. In Tanzania, they work with students and teachers. In the US they raise funds, run in-kind drives, hold fundraisers, meet with individuals and groups to tell our story, design our materials, and handle a myriad of administrative tasks facing a US organization working internationally.
Mary Dupont 
Founder, President, Chair

An attorney and CPA, Mary is a retired partner of KPMG, LLP, the global accounting firm. She is a founding partner and managing director of Whittier Associates, a family investment firm; a member of the Boston College Law School Board of Overseers; and a former board member and volunteer of The Jim Arden Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps Tanzanian orphans.  She is also a former board member of a number of other non-profit organizations, including the United Way of Westchester and Putnam and the Westchester Council for the Arts, both located in New York.


Sheryl Seyfert 
Founder, Vice President, Marketing Director

Sheryl is a retired marketing and public relations executive who, most recently, worked for Nauset, Inc., a non-profit organization for disabled adults. She also worked as a journalist, writing for the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald. She is a former board member and volunteer with The Jim Arden Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps Tanzanian orphans.


Bebe Dudley
Founder, Enrichment Activities Coordinator

Bebe is a retired public school educator. She is very active in her community, serving as the volunteer secretary for the Christian Activities Council; a puppet ministry and conference delegate for Buckingham Church in Glastonbury, CT; and the coordinator for the Milner School tutoring program. She is also a member of the Friends of the Library in Hebron, CT and and a board member and volunteer with The Jim Arden Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps Tanzanian orphans.


Fred Dudley 
Founder, School Supplies Coordinator

Fred is a retired Vice-President of Marketing and Sales at Gerber Scientific, a board member and volunteer with The Jim Arden Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps Tanzanian orphans and a board member of Heads Up! Hartford Operations. He is also the Chairman of Christian Outreach of Buckingham Church in Glastonbury, CT.


Robert Decelles 
Corporate Secretary

An attorney and CPA, Bob is a retired partner of KPMG, LLP, the global accounting firm; a founding partner and managing director of Whittier Associates, a family investment firm; a member of the Boston College Law School Board of Overseers; and a past board member of a number of non-profit organizations including The Boys and Girls Club of New York and the International Center in New York.


Dennis Conry 
Volunteer Counsel

An attorney licensed to practice before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the United States District Court, Dennis is the founder of Conry Law, a legal firm located in Wareham, MA. He is a current member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, a former member of the Executive Committee of the Plymouth County Bar Association, and a former pro-bono advocate for the Plymouth County Bar Association.


Katherine Decelles 
Treasurer, Orphanage Boys Scholarship Coordinator

A CPA, Katherine is an associate controller at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and a former senior associate at KPMG, LLP, the global accounting firm. She is a former board member and volunteer of The Jim Arden Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps Tanzanian orphans, and a regular volunteer at the TACODA Children's Center in Arusha, Tanzania.


Isaya Oleporuo
Maasai Girls Scholarship Coordinator

A leader and organizer in the Maasai community in Tanzania, Isaya was responsible for bringing the priceless gift of fresh water to his remote village of Eluai. He was the first Maasai warrior to work in a UN sponsored HIV/AIDS awareness program in his community, to run in a London marathon and to be invited to the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is the founder, president and board chair of The Warriors Organization, a non-profit organization, that is helping preserve the cultures of the indigenous tribes of Tanzania. He is currently both a student at Mass Bay Community College and an employee of Trader Joe's.


Pam Clapp Hinkle
Director

Pam is the Director of Development at Falmouth Academy, an independent, co-educational day school serving grades seven through twelve. Prior to assuming that position in May of 2016, Pam was employed by the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, MA. During her tenure at MBL she held various positions, including chief of staff, director of external relations, director of development, and director of communications. In each of these positions, Pam was responsible for fundraising, communications, and relationship management with other agencies. Pam is a graduate of Mary Washington College.

Gregory Hinkle
Director

Greg is the Director of Research and Head of Bioinformatics and RNAi Lead Development at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, MA. Prior to joining Alnylam, Greg was an Associate Scientist at the Dana Faber Cancer Institute and Broad Institute. Greg is also an inventor and holds five patents in the United States and has ten more which were filed through his previous work at Monsanto Technology LLC. He is also the author or co-author of many papers involving various research areas. Greg received his Bachelors degree from Colgate University and his PhD from Boston University.


Nguvu Lukumay
Tanzanian Volunteer

A responsible, hard-working young Maasai man, Nguvu has been providing services to international and domestic non-profits working in Tanzania for over ten years. He has ensured the security of volunteers working in remote areas of the country, helped volunteer researchers gather wildlife conservation data, and currently facilitates and coordinates the work of The Warriors Organization in Tanzania, and provides safe transport for EfforTZ Maasai scholarship girls in traveling to and from the Emusoi Centre several times a year. Nguvu has completed both primary and secondary school in Tanzania and earned a Certificate in Tourism and Tour Guide Management from Sinon College in Arusha, Tanzania.



EfforTZ Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity. 
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