Trustees, Advisory Board and Staff


Wendy Wood

Executive Director, Africa Foundation (USA)
Friday Harbor, WA

Wendy Wood has held the position of Executive Director of Africa Foundation (USA) since 2002 and is responsible for overseeing all fundraising and grant making activities, including the governance and day to day operations of Africa Foundation (USA).

Prior to her position at Africa Foundation (USA) she worked for Conservation Corporation Africa (now &Beyond) as the Lodge Operations Manager for Phinda Forest Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and then for Africa Foundation (South Africa) as their Donor Relations Manager. She has 25+ years of experience working in and in partnership with rural African communities bordering conservation areas in Eastern and Southern Africa.

She holds an MSc in Community Development from UC Davis. Her graduate research directly addressed issues related to water access, gender issues and remote rural development in South Africa.

Kate Brumsickle

Development and Communications Associate, Africa Foundation (USA)
Friday Harbor, WA

Kate Brumsickle is Africa Foundation (USA)’s Development and Communications Associate. She started working with Africa Foundation (USA) in 2019 shortly after graduating from the University of Washington School of Public Health where she focused on global health, epidemiology and healthcare inequity.

Kate is responsible for the administrative functions of the Africa Foundation (USA) office, communicates with partners and donors, and assists with organizational development.


Jane Ibrahim Gaito
San Francisco, CA

Alexandra Lyon
San Francisco, CA

Ron Briggs
Alameda, CA

Jan D. Moehl
Boston, MA

Robert Irmas*
January 2015
In Memoriam

Advisory Committee

Nicolette Beck

Susan S. Briggs
Alameda, CA

Keri Close
Bend, OR

Mark McCollough
St. Louis, MO

Christine Menard
Scottsdale, AZ

Anthony Woodcock
Palos Verdes, CA

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