Meet Our Team

Our team is made up of staff that strive for positive and sustainable change within all the communities we work in.

Barbara Sakala

Sponsor a Child Administrator

Originally from the Northern Part of Zambia, Barbara graduated from university with a diploma in project management and then later pursued a bachelor’s degree in the same field. Barbara joined African Impact is 2019 as a Volunteer Coordinator, and is now working with the African Impact Foundation as the Sponsor a Child Administrator.

As a Zambian native, her main drive is to create a lasting impact within the communities of Zambia.

Denise Sholtz

Finance

Denise joined our team in November 2014 as the Finance Coordinator. Denise has a financial background which has been invaluable in her new role. Denise is enjoying her work and loves seeing the impact the Foundation has on the communities and individuals it serves. One of her favourite quotes by Dr Minor Myers Jr. sums up why she wants to make a difference,“Go into the world and do well, but more importantly, go into the world and do good.”

Memory Mundia

Project Coordinator, Livingstone

Born and raised in Mongu, Western Province, Memory received an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration and Management Studies from Evelyn Hone College in Lusaka. With a love of mathematics she is currently pursuing her degree in accountancy. She has been with the Foundation since March 2010 as a sponsor A Child Coordinator and later in 2013 she was appointed as the Project Coordinator. She truly believes that education is key to success and enjoys encouraging students to pursue their education. She loves that she gets an opportunity to meet different kinds of people with different attitudes and behaviors.
Masuzyo Kalumbi

Masuzyo Kalumbi

Youth Insaka Coordinator

Originally from the Eastern part of Zambia, Masuzyo has always had great passion to interact with different people from all works of life, more especially the Youths and because of this, she did early childhood care and Development. And because of the love she has for Young people, knowing they are the future leaders, she thought of advancing further, currently pursuing a degree in Development Studies with Cavendish University.

Masuzyo loves working with youths and has great hope that each and every young person out there can contribute positively to the development of a developing country, only if they can be given an opportunity and good guidance. This is the major reason when it comes to working with youths I dedicated myself whole heartedly.

Michelle Procter

Executive Director

With years of business, travel and volunteering experience behind her, Michelle Procter has finally found her dream job. Originally from the UK, Michelle worked in Human Resources and People Development before packing it all in to move to rural St Lucia on South Africa’s East coast to manage an African Impact volunteer project for three years. Now Executive Director of the African Impact Foundation, Michelle is motivated by the knowledge that every challenge overcome, every lesson learnt and every cent (or penny!) raised is another step closer to a better life for an adult or child in need. “My passion for Africa’s people, wildlife and environment has been part of me since I first visited Kenya in 2001. Helping to make a difference in people’s lives in rural Africa is a wonderful and humbling job.”

Sasha-lee Moolman

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Sash’s eye for detail is behind all things digital at African Impact Foundation. Her passion for community development, communication, and good design has led her to hone her skills in the NGO sector for close to ten years. Working on everything from strategy to implementation, she is driven by the possibility of seeing young people’s untapped potential come to fruition.

Run to the rescue with love and peace will follow. - River Phoenix

Yonela Avene Mhlauli

Team Administrator & Intern Supervisor

Yonela provides administrative support to the African Impact Foundation Team and supervision our interns on the NGO internship program.

She has a background in administration and sales with design and textile companies and has a degree in surface design. Apart from providing support and supervision – Yonela aims on creating an environment for interns to thrive while helping the foundation team continue to make an impact. Yonela developed a strong sense of devotion for the nonprofit sector after spending a year as a Team leader on the Desmond Tutu Foundation Youth Program. This experience gave her a deep appreciation for how non-profits seek to improve the quality-of-life in communities.

Carol

Carol Shikombelo

Sponsor a Child Coordinator

My name is Carol Shikombelo, I was born and raised in Lusaka. i am a Social Worker by profession.

I have always had a passion to interact with different people from all works of life and at a tender age, I volunteered whilst in school to take up leadership roles which lead me to study social work.

I love to read, listen to music and spend time with family as a hobby. I am driven to work towards mentoring young people to attain their dreams and aspirations in the best way I can.

UK Board Members

Jacqueline Scott

Jacqueline Scott

Trustee

Jacqui’s corporate career has spanned a variety of sectors, giving her insight into the worlds of finance, fine art, law, and the motor industry. Her experience in the arena of Corporate Social Responsibility cemented her long-held belief that her passion lies in helping to improve the lives of others, and she felt honoured to be invited to join the board of African Impact Foundation in 2021.

Jacqui is currently working on the Foundation’s CSR strategy, with a view to working with the team to develop strategic partnerships that will enable a natural alignment between corporates and the Foundation’s key programs, with the intention of securing funding for specific projects. After a spell in the Caribbean almost 20 years ago, Jacqui now finds herself back in the Cayman Islands with her family, where she is continuing her volunteer work with various organisations to help protect the heritage, culture and environment of these special islands that she now calls home. She is a keen animal lover and is delighted to be able to play her part in being involved with the animal shelters and charities in Grand Cayman.

Bob Sheldrick

Bob Sheldrick

Secretary

After retiring from a long career as a senior research scientist in the biopharmaceutical industry, Bob joined the Foundation in 2016 in a voluntary role as their UK Administrator. In this role, Bob manages our information with The Charity Commission, Companies House and our UK bank. Bob also supports the Foundation’s team on many other aspects of their work, especially reviewing reports and written communications, and researching grant opportunities. In June 2021, Bob was invited to join the UK board as a trustee, where he has taken on the role of secretary and is overseeing the Foundation’s governance. From Bob’s scientific career, he brings great experience in data analysis and interpretation, editing and production of proposals and reports, literature research and people management.
Lindsay Henley

Lindsay Henley

Chair

Lindsay currently serves as the Interim Board Chair of the African Impact Foundation. In this role, she supports the leadership of the organisation in their key performance areas. This includes fundraising, strategic planning, budgeting and pivot planning based on the many challenges we are facing as an organisation due to the continued effects of COVID.
As someone who has 20 years' experience in the non-profit sector, Linsay's hope is to serve as a catalyst for change by sharing whatever resources and knowledge she has gained over the years to the betterment of the organisations she works with. Her professional experience in Marketing and Fundraising for programs throughout Southern Africa makes her uniquely suited to the needs of the African Impact Foundation.
Michelle Procter

Michelle Procter

Executive Director

Michelle is originally from London and had a corporate career ranging from Finance, Change Management, HR and Leadership. After a 16 years career Michelle decided to travel and volunteer in various amazing places around the world on a 9 month life changing trip with her husband. This was the catalyst for joining African Impact in 2008 and moving to South Africa to start projects in a rural Zulu community in South Africa.

Michelle has led the African Impact Foundation since 2011, with the vision, team and continuous drive to change lives for people living in challenging circumstances. With a growing passion and understanding for gender equality and the belief that young people can break the cycle of poverty, Michelle is excited about this what the Foundation can achieve over the coming years.

Talal

Talal Almoayed

Trustee

Talal applied to become a board member after volunteering on an education project in Livingstone Zambia. His particular focus is empowerment through education. Chairman of Almoayed Schenker Logistics, Board Member of the Bahrain School BISA, Chairman of Tawfeeq Almoayed & Sons Investments and Managing Director of Almoayed General diversified business group; he is well placed to support the Foundation's sustainability strategy. He also draws on his deep understanding of Philanthropy as an Honorary Member of the Bahrain Voluntary Work Society, and work with Bahrain Philanthropic Society.
Greg Bouws

Greg Bows

Trustee

Greg is one of the founding members of African Impact and has only recently moved on from working for African Impact after 12 years. Greg has been a fundamental part of the journey and growth of African Impact and has a wide network in the youth travel, luxury travel and volunteer sectors in Africa and overseas. Greg was Marketing Director and Managing Director at African impact and has always shown a passion for the Foundation to do well and passes on contacts that may want to get involved. Greg is a board member of African Impact.