Our Team

  • Nancy Van Sciver


    Nancy and her husband, Rod, are the heart and soul of EFAC. With a successful career in education and commercial real estate under her belt, Nancy channeled her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for making a difference to start EFAC in 2008. She wears many hats with the organization as a Founder and Trustee in the US and Kenya. Nancy graduated from the College of William and Mary.
  • Rod Van Sciver


    As co-Founder of EFAC, Rod joins his wife Nancy as the inspiration behind the organization. He serves as EFAC’s Treasurer in the U.S. office, and shares financial stewardship duties with Kenyan CFO John Opiyo. Rod’s distinguished business career includes owning and operating the TimberTech Company for over 25 years. He received a MBA from Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business and a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Trinity College.
  • Blair Demers

    Executive Director
    US Office

    Blair oversees EFAC’s U.S. team with a focus on fundraising and strategic partnership development. She brings strong nonprofit management experience and a passion for international development to her position. A graduate of Princeton University, Blair holds a BA in History and African Studies and has volunteered, studied, and traveled extensively throughout Africa.
  • Mary Kiguru

    Country Director
    Kenya Office

    Mary is the Director of our Kenyan office, stewarding every aspect of our program and operations in country. She is a learning development specialist and an expert in youth employment training. Mary holds an MSC in Vocational Education from the Dresden University of Technology, and certificates in Leadership & Management from the Univ. of Oldenburg and in Academic Practice from York St. John University.
  • Sheila Kelly

    Director of Operations
    US Office

    An integral member of EFAC’s US team, Sheila is responsible for a broad range of operational duties, including database and technology management, overseeing special projects, and sponsor/donor support. She has over 20 years of experience both teaching and managing computer systems for schools and businesses. Sheila is a graduate of Stanford University and has a Masters in management information systems from the University of Virginia.
  • Benson Masero

    Program Manager
    Kenya Office

    Benson manages EFAC’s high school and post-secondary programs, including student recruitment, academic performance, post-secondary placements, mentoring programs, and the Bridge Workshops. Benson received a MBA in Strategic Management from the University of Nairobi, and a BS in Education from Kenyatta University.
  • Mumbi Karanja

    Communication and Career Development Manager
    Kenya Office

    Mumbi focuses on raising EFAC’s profile in Kenya to expand our network of potential employers for students. She has an extensive career in marketing and communications for a range of businesses and brands. A graduate of Daystar University, Mumbi holds a BA degree in Communications and a diploma in print media. She is passionate about brand management, education, and mentoring young people.
  • Tracey Melchior

    Donor Relations Manager
    US Office

    Tracey brings considerable experience as a non-profit board member and volunteer to her role as our donor relations manager. She works closely with current and prospective EFAC sponsors to support their involvement with our program. Prior to EFAC, Tracey had a career in financial services. She holds a BS in business administration from the University of Rhode Island.
  • Sam Amwai

    Program Assistant
    IT & Data Management
    Kenya Office

    Samuel oversees data management in the Kenya office, and works closely with the US Director of Operations to oversee the collection, monitoring and evaluation of EFAC programs. An EFAC alumnus and active mentor, Sam holds a Bachelors Degree in Business and Information Technology from Africa Nazarene University.
  • Charity Wanjiku

    Program Assistant
    High School Program
    Kenya Office

    Charity works closely with our secondary students and partner schools, coordinating placement, mentoring, workshops and monitoring academic performance. An EFAC alumna and active mentor, Charity holds a diploma in Community Development from Zetech University, and is currently pursuing a BA in Gender & Development Studies at Kenyatta University. She worked at Digital Divide Data for 5 years while in university.