Staff

Hope is the Spark that Changes Lives

Tanya Weaver, Executive Director (full time)

Tanya WeaverTanya 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 MillerMichelle 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.

 

 

 

Alyson Lawrence, Graphic Designer (volunteer)

Alyson LawrenceAlyson Lawrence grew up in northern New Jersey. She is a graphic design major, photography minor at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA. Aside from studying and enjoying art and design, she is also involved in Kappa Delta Sorority, Catholic Campus Ministry, and the Women's Rugby Club at Susquehanna. She is honored to be working with AFCA as a graphic design volunteer, and happy that her designs are going to such a good cause.

 

 

 

 

 

Jackie Johnson, Graphic Designer (volunteer)

Jackie JohnsonJackie has always been an obsessive creator and communicator. Growing up in Wisconsin and graduating from UW-Madison with a Fine Arts degree, she has spent the last 15 years honing skills as a Designer and Art Director working with a myriad of clients. But what really drives her is to share stories and bridge connections through thoughtful communication. She’s honored to work with AFCA’s staff and children across the globe to share their important story.

Jackie lives in Neenah, WI with her husband and son in a little mid century modern house that they built themselves. A hoarder of hobbies. Nose often in a book. Coffee mug often in hand. Totally crazy about kids and animals. Lover of laughter, people with passion, and connecting at a deep level.

 

 

Betsy Dorsey, Warehouse Manager (volunteer)

Betsy DorseyFor 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.

 

 

 

 

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