OUR TEAM: BOARD & STAFF

Todd Fry

Executive Director

Todd has served as a teacher and social entrepreneur for over 30 years. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1986 and has worked at Milton Academy, the Boston Redevelopment Authority, the Boston Center for Community and Justice, and the Deshpande Foundation.  Todd started community programs including Youth Outreach Weekends, The City School, the Merrimack Valley Sandbox, and Mill Cities Leadership Institute.   He began to visit Rwanda in 2006 and over the years has worked with organizations including the Rwanda Youth Healing Center, Bright Future Cornerstone, and the Business Professionals Network. He currently serves part time as a volunteer with Rungano-Ndota Initiative and the Rwanda Youth Partnership.
 

Sally Muiruri

BOARD MEMBER

Sally Thitu Muiruri is a documentary filmmaker based in Boston, Massachusetts. She has a bachelor’s degree in Communication, Film, Video and Media studies from Bridgewater State University and a Diploma in Public Relations from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Currently, Sally  produces documentaries about human stories and short film which seek to address issues that are faced by Kenyan immigrants and African immigrants at large. Sally also provides video production services to small business owners. Services involve corporate video production, promotional videos, training videos and safety videos. Other services include video editing and photography. Sally has worked for various media companies including; Bridgewater Television and Boston Neighborhood Network, as well as small companies including; Appframe Code Academy and associates as a video producer. Currently, she works as a video producer for National Coating Corporation. She has also worked for several independent film production companies in Massachusetts as a production assistant. Please visit: www.thituproductions.com for more information.

Monica L. Zeno-Martin

BOARD CHAIR

Monica’s commitment to addressing inequities for marginalized populations has allowed her to collaborate with the most amazing innovators and activists. She currently works with YouthBuild International, a global network of programs dedicated to reaching, inspiring, preparing, and connecting unemployed young people to viable livelihoods and leadership opportunities.  Prior to her role with YouthBuild International, Monica served as chief program officer of YouthBuild USA. Monica has managed federal workforce development contracts and youth development grants, coordinated program replication, and led program and staff development for social justice, employment, and education programs. She has also served as a member of the board of directors for organizations serving residents facing homelessness, incarceration, and unemployment. Monica holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Florida A&M University, and an Ed.M. from Harvard University. She and her husband and their two daughters reside in Boston, MA.

 

Amy Kazakoff

BOARD Member

Secretary

Amy Kazakoff is a retired engineer and program manager who spent her career in the semiconductor manufacturing and design industry. She holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska, and the Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute. Her interest in travel has brought her in contact with the Rwanda Youth Partnership, and she has joined the board because of the importance and promise of its mission.

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Jackie Rwibasira

BOARD Member

Jacqueline worked at Accons Accounting Services in Mbabane, Swaziland as personal assistant to the CPA and also office manager.  She has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  After coming to the Boston area, she worked for H&R Block and then decided to train as a nursing assistant.  She has worked for a home health care agency for the past 6 years, and she is now the president of her own home care company. 

Vladamir Saldana

BOARD Member

Treasurer

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Abdul Tahlil

Marketing & tech Consultant

BOARD Member