Our Team

Theresa M. Grant
Executive Director & Founder

Executive Director and Founder, Theresa has dedicated most of her life to helping disadvantaged children have equal access to quality education. In 2005 she quit a promising marketing position in the Silicon Valley to fulfill a calling to make a difference in Africa.

Grant is in charge of MAD’s fundraising, events and development. She holds a BS in International Relations and a BA in Spanish from Boise State University, an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from MIT, as well as an Executive Certificate in Leading Successful Social Programs from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government. Grant has supervised hundreds of volunteers from around the world including Australia, Belgium, China, Denmark, India, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Sweden, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, UK, USA and Zambia.

Renee Beal
Bookkeeper (USA)

Renee is our numbers and data guru. She helps MAD by preparing quarterly financial reports, sending out receipts to our incredible donors, updating our database with our executive director and working with our accountant and treasurer on filing our taxes. If you have a financial question about a donation or program, contact Renee and she would be happy to help.

Renee also works for Make A Wish and is raising three beautiful children.

Janeth Evaristi
Janeth Evaristi
Administrative Assistant (Tanzania)

Janeth joined MAD in 2015 and loves using her administrative experience to support MAD’s goals. Previously she spent several years working with other NGOs in the Kilimanjaro region who help children attain educational opportunities. The work not only inspired her but helped her realize how unique MAD is in making a difference.
Janeth is a Tanzania citizen who holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and entrepreneurship development.

Agrapina Massawe
House Assistant (Tanzania) for Volunteer House

Agrapina, also know as “Pina”, came to us with six years of working experience helping various households. She can be found cooking delicious traditional Tanzanian meals at our guest house for the children, our volunteer teams and local staff. She is also able to cook Indian, Italian and Mexican food. She is our young house mama who cares for all and makes sure that everyone feels welcome. She can often be found singing in the kitchen or outside while doing laundry. Her help is invaluable.

Daudi Samwel Mdoe
Security Guard (Tanzania) for Volunteer House

Daudi is our most senior security guard. He can do an unlimited amount of push ups and shoot an arrow faster than you can scream, “Help”. Daudi watches over the guest house nightly and also works on maintaining our MAD Garden which supplies the children, volunteers and our staff with vegetables

Special Thanks

Make A Difference would like to thank Michael Blood for his hosting support;
The Site Vamp, Ifrone, Inc. and Nancy Grant for their website development efforts;
and Moore Media Design for their assistance with graphic design.

We couldn’t do what we do without the help of the wonderful people above who have
graciously offered their professional skills to help children in need.

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