“Never doubt a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead

Founders

Susie Rheault

PRECIOUS PROJECT CO-FOUNDER

Susie Rheault works throughout Africa for the Clinton Foundation. She develops and oversees the strategic direction for Precious. In collaboration with her husband Gil Williams, she serves as a key advisor and advocate for Precious, which has been instrumental in the Project's success.

Gil Williams

PRECIOUS PROJECT CO-FOUNDER

Gil Williams, a retired school principal, spends over 5 months/year in Nshupu with his wife Susie Rheault providing oversight (and helping hands!) in Precious' work. They spearheaded the successful build of a new children's home and a primary school to educate those who can't afford it.

Board Members

Chuck Phillips

Chairman of the BOARD

Chuck Phillips is an internationally recognized organization development consultant. He has over 40 years of experience in operating roles, internal and external consulting business, industry and non-profit organizations. Chuck has worked extensively in Africa and travels annually to Precious in Nshupu.

Elliot Kronstein

President of the board

Dr. Elliot Kronstein has been involved with Precious Project since its beginning and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, facilitating its rapid growth and success. Having served as Chairman of the Board for the past two years, he now serves as the U.S. Director of Precious Project, overseeing the staff. He visits the Precious Campus every year with his wife, May Baldwin. Dr. Kronstein is a prosthodontist and a founder of The Restorative Dental Group of Cambridge. He lectures globally at dental schools and conferences.

Susie Rheault

PRECIOUS PROJECT CO-FOUNDER

Susie Rheault works throughout Africa for the Clinton Foundation. She develops and oversees the strategic direction for Precious. In collaboration with her husband Gil Williams, she serves as a key advisor and advocate for Precious, which has been instrumental in the Project's success.

Gil Williams

PRECIOUS PROJECT CO-FOUNDER

Gil Williams, a retired school principal, spends over 5 months/year in Nshupu with his wife Susie Rheault providing oversight (and helping hands!) in Precious' work. They spearheaded the successful build of a new children's home and a primary school to educate those who can't afford it.

Matt Gardner

treasurer of the board

Dr. Matthew Gardner is Founder & Managing Partner of Sustainserv, a firm based in the US & Switzerland that works with public & private organizations to design and implement sustainability strategies, program & communications. He teaches at the Sustainability and Environmental Management Program at Harvard's Extension School.

Jules Clark

Board Member

Jules is a Director of Life Science Partnerships at Allscripts Health, working and living in San Francisco, CA. His interest in medicine, African affairs and philanthropy, led to his involvement with the project years ago. A recent trip to the Precious Campus in Nshupu sparked a more intimate collaboration with the Precious team and the students.

Jim Logan

Board Member

Jim Logan is currently a Manager of Data Solutions at ZoomInfo a B2B data company. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Berklee College of Music. His passion is leveraging the social and cultural qualities of art and most specifically music to impact the outcome of development initiatives, which has led him to do this work in Mexico, Uganda, Haiti and the Precious Project in Tanzania.

Barbara Hazard

Board Member

Barbara previously served as the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at the University of New England. She has engaged in various educational and non-profit efforts. Barbara has been a sponsor and friend to Precious Project since its inception, and has visited the Precious Children's Home and English Medium School in Tanzania. Her connection with the children, staff, and administrators at Precious influenced her passion and support for the Project’s mission.

W.Ed Wood

Board Member 2014-2020

Ed Wood was a retired business and philanthropy executive. He recently retired for the third time after careers in journalism, state government, international business consulting, corporate executive positions and management of non-profit institutions. Most recently, he was acting CEO of the Clinton Foundation Health Access Initiative.

Administrative Staff

Jennifer Wysocki

Development Director

Jennifer brings over 10 years’ experience in fundraising, strategic development and marketing operations working for a national nonprofit organization serving U.S. military families. Jennifer is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Jennifer has exceptional strength in leading a dynamic team and creating unique collaborative partnerships that brings synergy between partners, community organizations and foundations.

Rachael Harris

Director of Finance and Operations

Rachael has over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, developing and managing dynamic programs that aim to build capacity within communities of greatest need. With degrees in Anthropology and Sustainable Development, Rachael is especially compelled by grassroots, participatory approaches that enable people to gain greater control of their own destiny. Rachael is very proud to uphold the mission of Precious Project by strengthening its internal capacity in the US and in Tanzania.

Ina Orenstein

Bookkeeper

Ina Orenstein was a kindergarten and first grade teacher in her earlier career. She has worked for Precious for the past 5 years as bookkeeper and makes sure that all the many donation details are in place.

Volunteers

Allan Andersen

ICT & STEAM Projects; Website Design & Development

Allan Andersen is a seasoned software executive with 20 years’ experience in automation and artificial intelligence. With his wife Ina, they build and maintain our website and started and run the ICT (Digital Learning) and STEAM programs at the Precious School. They go to Nshupu twice a year to advance these educational projects.

Laury Binney

TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM

"Binney" is a former principal from The Oak Bluff's School in Martha's Vineyard. He faithfully spends a month every year in Nshupu training the teachers in experiential and cooperative learning, having developed a passion for Precious English Medium Primary School.

Ina Ghaznavi

Technology & Media Advisor; ICT & STEAM Projects

Ina has 30+ years’ experience in high tech, and with her husband Allan, has helped Precious since its founding. They design and maintain our website, provide photos and content for donor communications, and advise on use of tech to improve our efficiency. Their passion is to inspire our students, visiting Nshupu biannually to advance our Digital Learning and STEAM programs they developed and run.