Meet Our Team

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

Michelle Procter


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.”

Denise Sholtz


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.”

Sharon Siamani

Sponsor a Child Coordinator

Sharon has lived in Livingstone, Zambia, her whole life. She joined African Impact in June 2007 as a chef and since then has been working from department to department within African Impact until 2013 when she joined the African Impact Foundation. Sharon is passionate about children and strives to improve their lives now and their future to come. “I love being around children and interacting with them. Its important to advise and encourage our sponsored children to be good and work extra hard in their education.”

Sarah Nielsen

Impact Manager

Originally from Canada, Sarah joined the African Impact Foundation in September 2019. After volunteering during her first visit to South Africa in 2015 she developed a love for the continent and a passion for community development, including youth health. This lead to her pursuing post-graduate studies in fundraising and non-profit management and gaining international experience in the NGO space. Working for a variety of organizations in a variety of roles has helped her to gain insight into sustainable project development and funding opportunities.

Sarah is dedicated to shaping the international development sector into one that allows communities to be the decision-makers.

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.

Sasha-lee Moolman

Marketing Coordinator

Sash is a passionate graphic designer with many years experience in the NGO sector. Having worked previously for The Sozo Foundation in Vrygrond, Muizenberg Sash honed her skills in social media, design and marketing. Sash is passionate about community development and enjoys living near the sea where she can surf on her days off!

Claudette Robinson

General Fundraising & Marketing Manager

Claudette moved to Cape Town after spending 12 years in London. She discovered her passion for social development while managing a charity art auction.

She joins the all women African Impact Foundation team bringing 18 years experience from the art and property industries, and derives great meaning from potentially empowering many individuals at the opposite end of the economic spectrum.

Claudette is a custodian of the brand and is excited to expand the positive impact in communities, the environment and conservation of wildlife.

Yonela Avene Mhlauli

Team Administrator

Yonela is our Foundation Team Administrator. She assists with finance, fundraising and collecting data on how we measure our impact, amongst other support tasks.

Yonela has a background in administration and sales with design and textile companies and has a degree in surface design. She also spent a year as a Team Leader on the Desmond Tutu Foundation Youth program. Yonela lives in Muizenberg and enjoys photography and being creative.

Professional Volunteer

Bob Sheldrick

UK Administrator

With a keen interest in African wildlife from early childhood, Bob developed a passion for Eastern and Southern Africa after many visits spanning 25 years. So, after a long career as a research scientist in the biopharmaceutical industry, Bob was delighted to join the Foundation in 2016 as their UK Administrator. In this role, he works closely with our team on many aspects of the Foundation’s work. As well as their African safaris, Bob and his wife, Alison, have enjoyed many walking and sailing holidays, and have travelled to the Arctic on several occasions, including trekking to the North Pole in 2003. Nowadays, they spend their holidays exploring the UK with their African-named dogs, Zanta and Zuri.