Board of Directors

 Angela has over thirty years of experience in the field of Real Estate and Construction Management. Prior to her tenure at Covenant House International, she was the Managing Director of the Culture, Health and Education Practice of Jonathan Rose Companies. Her experience has largely been with the public sector and non-profit entities to strategically plan, program, design, finance, construct and asset manage civic, cultural, institutional, and educational buildings. 

Prior to rejoining Jonathan Rose Companies, Ms. Howard served as the Senior Director of Project Management for the Battery Park City Authority with responsibilities for capital planning, budgeting and project management for its large capital projects. She has also worked in the Capital Projects Department at Columbia University as well as for the Dormitory Authority of the State of NY and as a Construction Manager for Skanska and AJ Construction. 

Her portfolio of projects includes restoration of the Irish Hunger Memorial and Battery Park, Post-Sandy restoration of the Athletic Fields at Battery Park City, Columbia University’s Butler Library, Starr East Asia Library and Lenfest Hall (Law School Residence), Safe Horizon 50 Court Street Project, Safe Space Jamaica and Rockaway centers, OWN Charter School, FDR Four Freedoms Park, Rockefeller Center Concourse renovation and the renovation of the Public Catalog and Main Reading Rooms at the New York Public Library among many others. 

Angela performs Gregorian Chant in a schola and is a long standing member of Radoes Steel Orchestra in Brooklyn. 

She also serves asVice Chair and founding Board member of Academy of the City Charter School, Board Chair at TAWAH Tanzania and education advisor to the 14+ Foundation, as well as Parish Council member at St. Augustine’s RC Church in Park Slope. 

Angela Howard (Board Chair)


Winnie Terry is passionate about making a difference and developing solutions to social and economic problems to low income people. She has almost 12 years’ experience in microfinance while working with FINCA Tanzania and Tujijenge Tanzania in different capacities. She has attended numerous short courses on microfinance, management and leadership locally and internationally. She is currently working with Tanzania Association of Microfinance Institutions (TAMFI) as an Executive Director. TAMFI is a not for profit umbrella organization which brings together more than 120 Microfinance Institutions in the country. Winnie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from University of Dar es Salaam and a Master Degree in International Development (Economic Policy) from University of Ohio, USA.

Winnie Terry (Vice Board Chair)


Mr.Mwamanga currently the Executive Director of Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF) under the President Office State House, a post held for Six years now. TASAF is now implementing TASAF III, a Productive Social Safety Net (PSSN) covering 161 operation areas (local government authorities) and enrolled over 1.1 million extreme poor households who are benefiting with cash transfers and engagement in livelihood initiative. He has worked with TASAF since its design of the pilot in 1999 as an information systems consultant; and worked in different capacities from TASAF I, in 2000 to 2004 and TASAF II, from 2005 to 2012. Before joining TASAF he worked with Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) from 1982 to 1984, the National Bank of Commerce (NBC) from 1987 to 1994 and the Oil Marketing Company, Total Tanzania Limited (1994 – 1999). He is a holder of Master’s Degree of Business Administration majoring in Information systems and Management from the Netherlands and graduated in 1993. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Computing from University of Dar es salaam graduated in 1987 and Diploma in computer studies and Strategic Information Systems at the ICL training Centre in Dar es Salaam 1989 and the Institute of Information Systems and Policy in Singapore in 2006. He has attended several national and international trainings and workshops on Social Protection, strategic management, Poverty analysis and information systems in different countries.


Ladislaus Joseph Mwamanga(Board Member)

Executive Director Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF)

Helen Lauer is a full professor in the Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, College of Humanities, University of Dar es Salaam, where she joined the faculty in December 2015. In 2008-2012 she was the head of the Department of Philosophy and Classics at the University of Ghana where she had taught full time since 1988, after one year of post-doctoral work with the faculty of philosophy at Oxford University, UK. She received her BA degree in comparative religion (summa cum laude) from City College and Hunter College in New York (1976), which involved two years’ research work in India and Nepal. She received a second BA in mathematics (2000) while teaching philosophy at University of Ghana; her MPhil (1983) and PhD (1986) are in philosophy from the City University of New York Graduate Center. She has compiled several anthologies of African scientists and humanities scholars with support by the World Bank for accessibility to innovative resources on the African continent—the most recent has been translated into Portuguese (2016) by FUNAG under the auspices of Brazil’s Foreign Affairs Ministry. She has published several anthologies and textbooks for African scholars under the banner of Hope Publications in Ibadan, with funding from the Swiss Embassy and UNESCO. She was a columnist and featured editor (2003-2006) for the oldest independent newspaper in Accra, The Statesman. Helen was inducted as a Fellow in the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015.

Helen Lauer (Board Member)


Sabasaba Kitewita Moshingi joined TPB in 2011 as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this Sabasaba was Regional Head of Consumer Banking Operational Risk and Sales Governance in Northern Gulf, Levant and Oman based in the Kingdom of Bahrain for Standard Chartered Bank from 2007. Sabasaba, a seasoned banker, is also a Board Member and President of the Africa Regional Group, Vice President for Presidents Committee of the World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium), Governing Council Member and Representative in East African Community of the Tanzania Bankers Association, Governing Council Member and Chairman of the Education Committee of the Tanzania Institute of Bankers, Board Member of the Association of Savings Banks of East Africa, Board Member and Vice Chairman of the Umoja Switch, Board Member Association of Tanzania Employers (ATE), an Advisory Board Member of AIESEC Tanzania and an Eisenhower Fellow. He is a certified chartered banker with a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Dar es Salaam.

Sabasaba Kitewita Moshingi (Board Member)


Fortunata Songora Makene is an Associate Professor of sociology, Senior Researcher and Head of Strategic Research and Publications at ESRF. She has taught Sociology, Global Studies and Women Studies in the United States. Fortunata worked at ESRF in the 1990s and she was in the secretariat that crafted the Development Vision 2025 for Tanzania. In the USA she managed the Commission on Status of Women for St. Cloud State University and East African immigrant experience in the United States research project at the University of Minnesota. Her research interests are social protection and human rights (specifically children rights and women’s rights), globalization and development, immigration, sociology of law, and transnational institutions (international finance, governmental and nongovernmental organizations). In particular, her work is rooted primarily in sociology, but incorporates important elements of law and anthropology. To date, her research has focused on how laws and policies are experienced on the ground by vulnerable populations, especially children in non-industrialized countries. She is currently managing various research projects using qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

Fortunata Songora Makene (Board Member)


Hannah is a qualified Architect (MAA, ARB) and Project Manager with expertise in creating sustainable and healthy buildings and landscapes. She has 3 years experience living and working in Tanzania, 2 years in the UK and 3 years in Denmark and is currently employed at SLA Copenhagen and as a teacher at the Royal Danish Academy on the MA Architecture program. Hannah’s practice is driven by an interest in innovative solutions and a scientific curiosity and she recently co-authored academic papers in Cities & Health and PLoSMED journals, among others. Hannah was a mentor in the TAWAH Women in Construction mentorship programme 2019-21 and has been a TAWAH board member since 2020.

Hanna Wood (Board Member)

Architect in both the EU (MAA) and the UK (ARB, RIBA)

Samuel Killewo has keen interest in developing practical strategies for institutions and establishing industrial capacity in Tanzania. He is the co-founder and chief executive of Samora Ventures, a diversified agro-processing and trading company in Tanzania. The company, among other things, is growing a vertically integrated meat processing business that caters to both local and export markets. Prior to this, Samuel was a senior consultant with Dalberg Advisors, a global strategy consulting firm that focuses on international development. Through Dalberg, Samuel engaged various government, multi-national, donor and private sector clients in multiple sectors including agriculture, industrialization, financial inclusion, fintech, and energy. Samuel holds a degree in Engineering from Harvard University in USA

Sam Killewo (Board Member)

co-founder and chief executive of Samora Ventures, a diversified agro-processing and trading company