“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

Elliot Kronstein

President of the board

Dr. Elliot Kronstein has been Board Chair of the US-based 501c3 for over two years and is now serving as President. Elliot and his wife May travel to Nshupu spending time with the Tanzanian team and kids. He deeply believes in Precious’ vision and mission. Dr. Kronstein is a prosthodontist and a founder of The Restorative Dental Group of Cambridge. He lectures globally at dental schools & conferences.

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.

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.

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.

W.Ed Wood

Board Member

Ed Wood is 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

Cyndy Brown, CAP®

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Cyndy is in charge of fundraising and communications at Precious Project. She has over 20 years experience raising money for nonprofits including Oxfam America, Wheaton College, and PlanUSA . Cyndy has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology from the University of Rochester and advanced certification as a Chartered Advisor of Philanthropy specializing in major and planned giving.

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.