Board & Staff

Africare's Board of Directors and senior staff may be contacted through the Africare headquarters: Africare, Africare House, 440 R Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001-1935, USA. In addition, Africare has some 25 field offices in Africa.

In memoriam:
Oumarou G. Youssoufou

Former OAU (now, African Union) Ambassador to the U.N.One of the founders of Africare and a member of Africare's Board since 1971, Ambassador Youssoufou passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2007.




Honorary Chairman:
Nelson R. Mandela

Honorary Vice Chair:
Maria Walker

W. Frank Fountain
Senior Vice President, External Affairs and Public Policy, DaimlerChrysler Corporation

Vice Chair:
Valerie L. Dickson-Horton
Former Deputy Assistant Administrator for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development

Larry D. Bailey, CPA
President, LDB Consulting, Inc.

Joseph C. Kennedy, Ph.D.

Other Directors:

Stephen D. Cashin
Chief Executive Officer, Pan African Capital Group, LLC

Alexander B. Cummings, Jr.
President, Coca-Cola Africa

Alice M. Dear
President, A.M. Dear & Associates

Alan Detheridge
Associate Director, The Partnering Initiative
Former Vice President, External Affairs, Shell International Limited

William R. Ford
Former President, African Development Foundation

William H. Frist, Sr., M.D.
Former U.S. Senator (Tennessee)

George W. Haley
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Gambia

James A. Harmon
Chairman, Harmon & Co. LLC
Former Chairman and President, Export-Import Bank of the United States

Luddy Hayden, Jr.
Former Manager, International Government Relations, Chevron Corporation

Howard F. Jeter
Executive Vice President, GoodWorks International

William O. Kirker, M.D.

C. Payne Lucas, Sr.

Gay J. McDougall
Former Executive Director, Global Rights

Barbara A. McKinzie
International President, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Philip W. Pillsbury, Jr.
U.S. Foreign Service Officer (Ret.)

Clyde B. Richardson
President and CEO, Loriche Publications

The Rev. Yvonne K. Seon, Ph.D.
Distinguished Visiting Director, Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center, Wright State University

Rodney E. Slater
Partner, Patton Boggs LLP
Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Louis W. Sullivan, M.D.
President Emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine
Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

F. Euclid Walker
Managing Director and Founder, Renascent Capital Group

J.C. Watts, Jr.
Chairman, J.C. Watts Companies
Former Member of Congress (Oklahoma, 4th District)

Curtin Winsor, Ph.D.
Chairman, American Chemical Services Company

Howard Wolpe, Ph.D.
Director, Africa Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Julius E. Coles
President, Africare

George A. Dalley, Esq.
Former Chairman, Africare
Counsel, Congressman Charles B. Rangel

Donald F. McHenry
Former Chairman, Africare
President, IRC Group
Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, Georgetown University
Former U.S. Representative to the U.N.


Julius E. Coles

Jeannine B. Scott
Senior Vice President

Jack Campbell
Vice President of Finance and Management

Nancy Devine Kyger
Vice President of Marketing and Development

Ruth Mufute
Acting Director, East and Anglophone West Africa Region

William P. Noble
Director, Francophone West and Central Africa Region

Peter M. Persell
Director, Southern Africa Region

Charles DeBose, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.P.A.
Director, Office of Health and HIV/AIDS

Clarence S. Hall, Dr.P.H.
Deputy Director, Office of Health and HIV/AIDS

Harold V. Tarver
Director, Office of Food for Development

J. Margaret Burke
Director of Management Services

Jean Denis
Director of Management Information Systems

Carolyn W. Gullatt
Director of Human Resources