Tanya Weaver, Executive Director (full time)
Tanya Weaver joined American Foundation for Children with AIDS (AFCA) in 2005. In addition to directing AFCA’s day-to-day activities, Tanya frequently speaks about AFCA and AIDS to students, community organizations and religious organizations. In 2007, Tanya created and held the first Climb Up so Kids Can Grow Up, an international series of outdoor events that raises funds for AFCA.
She has spent much of her life abroad involved in international development. Prior to joining AFCA, Tanya worked in Afghanistan as a Project Supervisor and later as Interim Country Director for Shelter for Life International, a global organization that provides assistance building homes and other shelters for those in need. Previously, Tanya worked with Habitat for Humanity International in Romania, Portugal, Kyrgyzstan, Hungary and Russia.
Tanya’s involvement with international development began early in her life. Raised in Colombia, she worked in orphanages in Colombia, Brazil and Jamaica during college summer breaks, further broadening her world view.
Tanya has a Masters in Art Therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently resides in Harrisburg, PA with her husband Eric, her daughter Julia and her son Aiden.
Michelle Miller, Executive Assistant / Finance Director (part time)
Michelle started in the construction field right out of high school. She enjoyed a 25 year career in accounting, human resources and office management. In addition to office management, Michelle loved guiding homeowners through the selection process in building their dream home. The housing economy sent her searching for a new adventure, which brought her to us.
Michelle and her husband, Ron, have been married for 12 years and live in Lebanon, PA. They have been blessed with a daughter, Megan, who is 8 years old. Michelle and her family are active members of Grace United Church of Christ, where Michelle serves as a deacon.
Jacqueline Johnson, Graphic Designer (volunteer)
Jacqueline Johnson holds a degree in Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin Madison. Currently she lives and works in Appleton, Wisconsin as a full time Graphic Designer. Jackie, together with her husband of 8 years, are grateful to give their gifts to local and international non profits such as AFCA.
Yasmina Rais el Fenni, Amazing Volunteer
Yasmina Rais El Fenni hails from Tangier, Morocco, but calls the world her home, as she has spent much time in Denmark and is married to an Italian man, with whom she lives in Pretoria, South Africa.
For the past three years, Yasmina worked with the United Nations in human resources and donor relations. Yasmina's first experience with children began with volunteering at a local orphanage in Tangier, Morocco. This confirmed her passion in development and in helping underpriviledge children.
She holds a Bachelors in International Relations and a Masters in Public Administration.
Betsy Dorsey, Warehouse Manager (volunteer)
For the past few years, Betsy has dedicated herself to helping AFCA's children through managing the warehouse where medical supplies are sorted, packaged, inventories, and shipped to our partner hospitals and clinics in Africa. Without her brilliant and "cool as the other sie of the pillow" leadership, AFCA's warehouse would not run as efficiently as it does.
Betsy holds a Bachelor of Science from West Virginia University and lives in Lebanon, PA with her husband, Patrick, and their 5 children.
Pilar McQuirter, Project One Million (volunteer)
Currently, Pilar is a student at Columbia College Chicago studying Marking and Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. Her work with AFCA began in high school when she helped her class run a fundraiser in support of AFCA that raised around $2,600 for the charity. Now she is concentrating on raising funds for Project One Million. "Helping AFCA is a ‘no brainer’ for me, the children, families and adults need our help"