Nancy Van Sciver
Co-FounderNancy 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
Co-FounderAs 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.
US OfficeBlair 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.
Kenya OfficeMary 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.
Director of Operations
US OfficeAn 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.
Program Manager: Post-Secondary Program
Kenya OfficeBenson manages EFAC’s career development programming and works with graduates to develop our alumni network. He has broad experience with business, non-profit and government organizations in Kenya, particularly those focused on internships and job placement for young people. Benson received a MBA in Strategic Management from the University of Nairobi, and a BS in Education from Kenyatta University.
Program Manager: Secondary Program
Kenya OfficeCaroline oversees EFAC’s secondary programs, working closely with students and partner schools. She manages student recruitment, mentoring, workshops, and academic performance. Caroline is an experienced learning facilitator, project manager and youth mentor. She holds certification from the African Leadership Academy and is a fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative and Queen’s Young Leaders program. She has a B.A. from Mount Kenya University and a diploma from the Technical University of Mombasa.
Director of Communication
US OfficeA seasoned communications, marketing and development professional, Nana has worked with a range of non-profit and professional services organizations. She leads EFAC’s communications and marketing efforts from the US office, helping us tell our story to a growing audience. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Nana is the recipient of two national awards from the Society for Marketing Professional Services.
Donor Relations Manager
US OfficeTracey 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.