Neema is an indigenous work, led by local Kenyans partnering with a US based Executive Director and Board of Directors.
Faith is the Executive Director of Neema Project. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, and a Master’s Degree in International Development from Eastern University. She lives with her husband, Rick, and their daughter, Neave and son, Lochlan in Downingtown, PA.
Anne has been a leader at Neema Project from the time it was a vision and a dream. She is a skilled social worker and enjoys helping people. She is widely recognized for her years of dedicated social work around Kitale. Anne loves, nurtures, and leads the Neema girls and staff team with commitment and joy. Anne is also a wife, mother of 2 beautiful daughters, a musician, and a faithful servant of the Lord.
Emanuele Madanat - Chairman - Emanuele Madanat is currently the Executive Pastor of Providence Church in West Chester, PA. He also has served as a Director of Retail Delivery for a large financial institution in the region and in various capacities of management and Human Resources. Emanuele holds a bachelors degree and masters degree in business from Eastern University and also a masters degree of ministry from Lancaster Bible College. Emanuele is blessed to be married to his wonderful bride, Wendy, and has four amazing and energetic children. Emanuele serves on the board of the Neema Project as well as on various other boards in the region.
Faith Wise - Executive Director - Faith Wise is the Global Initiatives Director at Providence Church (West Chester, PA), where she has served since 2009, and the Executive Director of the Neema Project. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, and a Master’s Degree in International Development from Eastern University. She lives with her husband, Rick, and their daughter, Neave, in Downingtown, PA.
Melinda Snow - A positive, dependable leader with solid experience across a wide variety of charitable and educational organizations, Melinda has been a part of the Neema Project since 2011. She takes a practical straightforward approach to leading teams and delivering results. Melinda is well traveled, adventurous and currently resides with her husband, David, in West Chester, PA. They are proud parents of four daughters.
Rebecca Howell - Rebecca serves on the Neema Board with a background in Human Resource Management and Non-Profit Leadership. Previously, she worked as an Analyst for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals where she was responsible for official analytical and historical reporting for data adhering to global headcount, turnover, employee demographic and additional HR data. She has played a key role in facilitating funding for a small non-profit in India serving orphans and widows. Also, she has worked with a team to run a community outreach program in Bridgeport, PA offering monthly free-meals in addition to other outreach programs. Lastly, she served as a board member for a start-up transitional housing program. She holds a bachelors degree in Communication Studies with a Minor in Latin American Studies from West Chester University, and a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University.
Lindsay McIntire - Lindsay is a gifted artist and designer and resides in Downingtown, PA with her husband and two sons. She uses her gifts to make real life stories tangible to audiences half a world away. Her passion is to help those in need and be an advocate for them. She is part of the Neema Board as well as holds various leadership and service positions in other organizations in the area.