CWB is an all-volunteer organization with the exception of our Field Operations Manager located in Zambia.
We have a US and Zambian Board of Directors composed of professionals in the fields of medicine, law, finance, education, social work, international relations, government, and business.
US Board members are:
Richard Bail, Founder & Chair; M.D. Harvard Medical School, M.P.H. Harvard School of Public Health, Preventive Medicine physician Mt. Auburn Hospital
Barney Freiberg-Dale, Treasurer; Owner & Director, Visiting Angels, Newton and Canton, MA
Peter Smith, Clerk; Principal, Global Urban Solutions, Advisory Council United Nations of Greater Boston
Amy Archibald, Chief Operating Officer; Teacher, Billerica, MA
Theresa Lungu is a native of Luanshya, Zambia, in the Copper Belt. She is the founder of Books for Zambia, and the author of novels Twilight in the Morning and Torment of an Angel. Theresa is a graduate of Boston College and a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Creative Writing. She is currently an employee of Harvard University.
Louis F. Licht III is a retired U.S diplomat who has represented the U.S. in American embassies in five countries in various capacities including chargé d’affaires.
Debra Minard, Chair of Communications Committee; Debra is a retired software engineer and a serious amateur cellist.
Jeff Bail is a Principal Software Engineer who joined the board to assist with technology. He went on the 2005 summer trip to Zambia.
CWB-Z local board of directors in Zambia, are:
Sekani Nkhata, Chair; Manager for Zambian signage company
Patrick Mvunga, Honorary Position; Electoral Commission of Zambia, Attorney-at-law, Mvunga Associates
Edna Mudenda, Director; Director Bank of Zambia
Mukachilima Chuikuba, Director; M.D., Chief of Party for Support to HIV/AIDS Response in Zambia (SHARe/SHARE II)
Sula Mahoney, Director; Manager, Business Outsourcing, BDO Zambia
Mrs. Evita Phanor, Director
CWB Field Operations Manager: Jessie Phiri
Jessie works closely with the entire CWB board to ensure that the activities in Zambia reflect the goals set by the board. She provides weekly reports of activities, oversees expenditures in Zambia, purchases materials for students, and works with local stakeholders to ensure the success of the CWB mission on the ground. Jesse also serves on the board of directors of Communities Without Borders Zambia (CWBZ), and as the link between CWB and CWB-Z.
She received her Certificate in Teaching at KAM Early Childhood Teacher Training & Consultancy in 1999, a Certificate in Management at ASTIM in 2006 and has continued her professional education in best practices, health promotion and community school teaching skills. Jesse has been a teacher since 1998 at the community school in Bauleni, and also worked as a field worker for the Society of Women Against AIDS in Zambia (SWAAZ) from 2000 to 2002.