There are currently 7 board members who make up our Board of Trustees.
Cindy has more than 9 years experience in the Development Sector within South Africa, working in areas of Organisational, Personal and Leadership Development. Her passion for continuous personal learning and development, and her desire to help others empower and develop themselves, ignites her work as the director of Dragonfly Consulting. Through consulting and partnering with her clients, she provides organisational development at all levels. Her focus includes the designing and implementation of training, and specializes in the facilitation of safe learning spaces, for individuals, teams and organisations. Her previous years of experience in marketing and corporate communications allows her work to comfortably straddle both the corporate and development sectors.
Richard is the Founder and Managing Director of On-Site Training. He also serves as the Chairman of King David Schools Foundation. He has a background in business development and IT and brings his financial and business management skills into the organisation. He is Mamelani’s Treasurer.
Lisa brings with her over 10 years experience in the area of finance. She is currently employed by Investec Property, heading up its Cape Town entrepreneurial, development and trading operations. Her professional background is in investment banking and finance, and she holds Commerce Honours and Legal Masters qualifications from UCT. She has experience in the philanthropic world through serving on the Board of the Investec Community Fund and as a mentor on Investec’s panel for young students and entrepreneurs. She has also done volunteer work at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital.
Allan is an education and organisational specialist and has over 30 years of experience in the field of human resources, organisational design, education and non-profit funding. Previous appointments included that of Senior Special Adviser (to the Minister of Education, after the second democratic General Election in 1999 by Professor Kader Asmal. Since March 2010 Allan Taylor has been working as an independent specialist in the field of human resources, organisational design and non-profit funding. Before that he had been the CEO of a large South African trust that funds programs and projects in the education, environment and social development sectors.
Melanie presently works in health sciences education and her focus areas of work are in staff professional development for best practice in teaching and student learning in the clinical situation, problem-based learning and community-based education/community-based service learning. Before working in tertiary education she worked for NGOs as a health activist and in rural and urban development for 15 years.
Sue is a social and organisation development practitioner, researcher, teacher and writer. She is the founder and former director of the Teacher In-service Project and author of numerous books including: The Learning School – an Organisation Development Approach, The Courage to Lead and Valuing Teachers through Appraisal and Changing Your Teaching: The Challenge of the Classroom. Sue is a social and organisation development practitioner, researcher, teacher and writer. She is the founder and former director of the Teacher In-service Project and author of numerous books including: The Learning School – an Organisation Development Approach, The Courage to Lead and Valuing Teachers through Appraisal and Changing Your Teaching: The Challenge of the Classroom. She is currently learning processes and conversations for individuals and groups in the social sphere through the Proteus Initiative.
Thandi Puoane has extensive experience in nursing, research, nutrition and chronic diseases. Before joining the School of Public Health, she was a researcher at the MRC. She has been researching non-communicable diseases in peri-urban women, using a participatory action research approach, and has experience in running training on nutrition and in the monitoring and evaluation of Programs. She is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape (UWC).