Tanzanian Team

John Migila

COUNTRY DIRECTOR
John is from Iringa, Tanzania. He earned his degree in Business Administration from the University of Iringa and worked as a program intern with Under The Same Sun before coming to serve with Shade. As a person with albinism himself, John brings his first-hand experience to his work in order to lead the charge for change.

Debora Daud

TEACHER
Debora is from Kigoma, Tanzania. She earned her certificate in Education from Musoma Utalii College and her diploma from St. Joseph’s College. She has a passion for teaching pre-primary-aged children, as well as a deep passion for Jesus.

Janeth Renatus

TEACHER
Janeth is from Meatu, Tanzania. She holds a certificate in Early Childhood Education from the Dar Es Salaam College of Hotel and Business Studies and a diploma from St. Joseph’s College. Her passion is teaching and loves working with Shade’s youngest ones.

Mecktilda Mbogo

ACCOUNTANT
Mecktilda is from Shinyanga, Tanzania. She holds a degree in Co-Operative Management and Accounting from Moshi Co-Operative University. Mecktilda also serves as the Human Resources representative for Shade.

Martina Byeilango

SPIRITUAL OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Martina is from Bukoba, Tanzania. She earned her diploma from Buhare Community Development Training Institute in Musoma. She heads up Shade’s newest program, leading spiritual outreach efforts in our community.

George Makoye

HEAD OF SECURITY
George is from Bariadi, Tanzania. He serves as the head of security for the Shade campus, overseeing the guards and all of Shade’s property. He currently lives with his family in the guard house on the Shade property.

U.S. Team

Claire Fedele

INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Claire earned her degree in Psychology and K-8 Education certificate from Seattle Pacific University. She taught in Louisiana before moving to Tanzania to start Shade, which she led with her husband Mike from 2014-2018. Claire now serves in the U.S.

Jack Grubbs

CHAIRMAN
Rev. Grubbs is an Anglican priest serving at Church of the Resurrection in Maryland. Jack is a graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary and has a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California. Prior to being ordained, he worked in the nonprofit sector.

Carolyn Cuppernull

TREASURER
Carolyn is a communications, public policy and business development executive with 30 years of ex­perience working with corporate, government and nonprofit organizations. Carolyn is a graduate of Ohio University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism.

Robyn Magee

BOARD MEMBER
Robyn has been teaching piano for the past 8 years. Prior to that, she worked for over 30 years in executive, administrative, and legal assistant positions. Robyn attended Berkshire Christian College for music and is a graduate of Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School.

Esme Farley

SECRETARY
Esmé received her doctorate in Immunology from Plymouth, UK and came to the United States for a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. She later moved into vaccine research where she has worked for many years. Esmé was born in Tanzania.