U.S. Team

Board of Directors

Claire Fedele, International Director
Claire earned her degree in Psychology and certificate in K-8 Education from Seattle Pacific University. She taught in New Orleans, Louisiana before being called to leave everything behind and move to Tanzania to start SHADE from the ground up. Claire led SHADE in Tanzania with her husband Mike from 2014-2018. Claire continues as SHADE’s International Director from the US. She and Mike live in Washington state.
Rev. Jack Grubbs, Chairman
Rev. Jack Grubbs is an Anglican priest serving at Church of the Apostles in the City, an urban congregation in Baltimore, 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 non-profit sector promoting micro-enterprise programs in developing countries.
Carolyn Cuppernull, Treasurer
Carolyn Cuppernull 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.
Susan Grubbs, Secretary
Susan Grubbs earned her degree in Developmental Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her work experience includes a number of ministries and non-profits.
Esmé Farley, Board Member
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.