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Prisca Nemapare, above left, is vice-president of the Zienzele Foundation, and Nancy Clark, right, is its president. Blessing....., center, is Zienzele's only paid staff member. He is an indispensable jack-of-all-trades who helps Prisca and Nancy when they are doing field work in Zimbabwe.

All others who work with the Zienzele Foundation are volunteers, including Prisca, Nancy, and the Board of Directors, below.

Nancy Clark, president of the Foundation, lives in West Topsham, Vermont, with her husband Jim.  She has worked for many years as a visiting nurse tending to the needs of new families and families facing difficult challenges.  She is currently a care manager at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph VT. and at the South Royalton Health Center.  She can be reached via email at npclark@tops-tele.com or 802-439-6196.  Nancy typically spends the months of September and April in Zimbabwe working with Prisca.

Prisca Nemapare, vice-president, lives in Harare Zimbabwe.  After retiring from her professorship in nutritional science at Ohio University she returned to Zimbabwe to further pursue the nutritional needs of mothers and infants in rural areas.  Prisca and Nancy co-founded the Zienzele Foundation in 2000.  She can be reached at noliwa@zol.co.zw  

James Clark, secretary-treasurer, lives in West Topsham Vermont.  He works as an ocean engineering consultant for Science Applications International.  When not at sea, Jim can be found renovating an old farmhouse or tending antique apple trees in the hills of Vermont.  Jim also acts as secretary treasurer for Zienzele and can be reached at jimclark@tops-tele.com or at 802-439-6196.

Dawn Carey lives in Norwich, Vermont. She spends most of her time at the Global Health Council, where she is the Awards Program Coordinator. During her free time, she is an avid rower, reader, tennis player, and community volunteer. You may contact her with any questions about the Zienzele Foundation at dcarey@globalhealth.org.

Michelle Champoux, LICSW, ACSW, lives in Berlin, Vermont. Michelle’s clinical social work has included work with families, children and elders. She has been involved in clinical and organizational ethics and in community ethics discussion projects. She is experienced in program and curriculum development and has taught professional and college courses and workshops. Email to champoux@myfairpoint.net.

Prue Fisher has lived in Lyme NH for the past 27 years, raising four children who have now left the nest. Prue loves working for a Vermont Parent-Child Center as a service coordinator for families with children, birth to three years, who are experiencing developmental delays. Contact via email: pruef@hotmail.com.

Tim Fisher lives in Lyme, NH. When not weeding his garden, feeding his chickens, cutting firewood, or driving his tractor, he can be found at his office at Brendel and Fisher Wealth Management, where he prepares comprehensive finanical plans and helps clients prepare for retirement. Email Tim at tim@brendelfisher.com.

Carola Lea lives in Lyme, NH. She is outreach co-ordinator for a variety of non-profit organizations and individuals, international and local. She can be contacted either by phone (603 795-4127) or email carola.lea@valley.net.

Meg McLean is a painter and children's illustrator and author. She lives on a small farm in Lyme, NH, with her daughter, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 8 sheep, 2 donkeys, and 1 horse. She can be contacted by email, meg@megmclean.com.

Jackie Simpson, a native Vermonter, lives in Norwich,Vermont and has known Nancy Clark since 1966. In her professional life Jackie is a Registered Nurse working at two small birthing centers. She can be reached via email, simpson.jackie@gmail.com.

Wallace Smith of South Strafford, Vermont, is trying to retire after years as a teacher, journalist and writer. He worked in Zimbabwe for three years in the 1980s, teaching for the World University Service. An avid cyclist, he and his wife Barbara are co-authors of Bicycling Cuba. You can email Wally from his website, www.wallyandbarbara.com.

Vicki Swenor


Madelaine Daniel Wigglesworth lives in Bethel, Vermont with her husband Neil and two sons. When she is not managing properties in Barnard, she can be found at Lukana's Dream in Bethel, a non-profit global exchange store that she founded in 2005. Proceeds from the store support local Vermont projects and self-sustaining initiatives in impoverished communities abroad. She can be reached at madphotochick@wildblue.net.

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