Our Team

Theresa M. Grant
Executive Director & Founder

Theresa has dedicated most of her life to helping disadvantaged children gain equal access to quality education. In 2005 she left a promising marketing career in the Silicon Valley to fulfill a calling to make a difference in Africa.

Theresa is in charge of our 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 over 300 volunteers from around the world including Australia, Belgium, Canada, 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 will be happy to help.

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

Ha Khan
Marketing Communications Intern

Ha helps us with our social media while also studying Public Relations and Nonprofit Management at Boise State University.

She is a Peer Advisor at the International Student Services, and a Peer Mentor at Trios Rising Scholar Program where she helps international, first generation and low income students so they can have more support while staying in school, and have someone to reach out to when they have problems. She has interned at International Rescue Committee (IRC) during the 2017 summer as an Employment Intern.

“I feel very close to MAD’s vision and mission, because of being from Vietnam and my experience with education in developing countries. I decided to join MAD so that I can help make the vision that we share become more possible.”

Janeth Evaristi
Janeth Evaristi
Administrative Assistant (Tanzania)

Janeth joined MAD in 2015 and loves using her administrative experience to support MAD’s goals. She previously 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 BS 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 guesthouse 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

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