Who We Are
Africa Exchange Project is 100% volunteer organization. This mean your donations make a huge impact for the people we help!
Meet our Board of Directors
Rob is retired from a 40 year career in higher education. He received his Ed.D. from Boston University and M.A. in Sociology and M.Ed in Instructional Media from Boston College. He has worked as an educational consultant internationally helping establish public health training programs in India and Tanzania. He joined the AEP after his first trip to Tanzania with his son in 2007. Since then he has returned more than 20 times. Rob is also a member of the Development & Finance Teams.
Originally from the UK, Martin has spent over 30 years in various marketing and communications roles, volunteering at ActionAid in London, founding iJack Communications, a digital communications agency in London, and founding and acting as CEO of March Communications, a tech PR and content agency in Boston.
Martin earned a BA in Geography from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, which included studying Development at London’s SOAS College. Martin joined the board in 2020 and is a member of the Development Team.
Jen is an accomplished Human Resources Leader with over 20 years of experience in global organizations, including Bose Corporation, ThermoFisher Scientific and now at IPG Photonics. She holds a BA in Business from the UMASS, Isenberg School of Management, and an MBA from Bentley University. She has served as a volunteer in a variety of non-profit organizations including a role outside of Arusha, Tanzania. Jen has a passion for emerging herself in new cultures and communities where she can create meaningful experiences bringing people together to learn and grow. Jen joined the Africa Exchange Project in 2022 and serves on the Development Team.
Sam Omokhafe Yusuf
Samuel is an innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem builder with a strong background in driving innovation programs, developing digital products, and managing impact-driven projects.
Currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Science and Technology for Innovation in Global Development at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Samuel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from the University of Benin as well as a Certificate in Digital Business Management from the Lagos Business School.
Samuel has worked as a program manager, project manager, and product manager across various sectors, including technology, manufacturing, non-profit, education, and banking and acted as a mentor and consultant for multiple tech startups in his community.
Paul is an experienced marketing professional and for the past 14 years has been self-employed providing marketing services to mid-sized companies across North America. He received his BS in Economics from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from Babson College. He has been involved in several non-profit organizations. Most recently supporting the building of houses in El Salvador with Habitat for Humanity, Global Village. Paul just recently joined the board in 2023 and works with the Marketing/Communications and Development Teams.
Meet Our Local Partners
When you are more than 2,000 miles away, it takes local leaders that you can trust to make our shared vision a reality. We have recently established an advisory board comprised of local leaders and local subject matter experts to help provide us guidance and to ensure that your donation is being used in the most effective, efficient way. Below are some of the people that help these dreams come true.