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U.S. Volunteers & Staff

Frank Ruff, Accountant
Jody Christianson  Moringa USA Bookkeeper & Donor Services   
Megan Riefer  Press and promotions volunteer
Martha D. Bruch,  Grant research consultant 
Jeremy Lejeune  IT Services, Consultant, and Digital Network Support 
A short note about our Moringa Core of Volunteers. Moringa has enjoyed the help of at least (11) eleven  helpful volunteers from the date of our inception in 2008.  It would be wrong of us to not honor those that have served and sought to help us over the past couple of years of our NGO's existence. To all of you who have helped at one time or another we thank you. Effective 2011, I've chosen to cull, this, our US Volunteers page, down to our core group of truly "Active" volunteers that serve Moringa not just in name but in action and deed today.  To be clear, Moringa USA truly is made up of just a total of (9) nine people.  These being (4) four Active Board Members and just (5) five active and current volunteers.  To our core group of active - "Oar in the water" volunteers of Frank, Jody, Megan, Martha, & Jeremy, God bless each of you for the work you do and for sticking it out in a truly dedicated way to  MoringaCommunity.Org   We could not manage without you. 

FrankFRANK RUFF
Moringa's Certified Public Accountant

Frank Ruff is a Certified Public Accountant from Florida who actively assisted us in gaining our own 501-C3 non-profit status, which enables supporters make tax deductible donations directly to Moringa Community. Frank’s guidance has helped us immensely through this difficult and time consuming process. We would be lost without Franks able and effective help every step of the way.

Jody Christianson Jody Christianson   
Moringa Bookkeeper and Donor Liaison

Jody of Bozeman Montana is Moringa's bookkeeper volunteer effective January 2011.  Jody and husband Mike have been huge supporters of the Moringa Project since the very beginning and this means the very beginning.  Jody and Mike were one of the first people to step up to help Jeff and Linda Lohr fund Abu's travel to the USA at the birth of this remarkable project even before the project incorporated and actually became a living breathing entity.  Now in 2011 Jody has kicked her support up a remarkable number of notches by taking over our books and actually fully relieving Jeff Lohr (president, treasurer, webmaster) of this enormously time consuming but quite necessary and detail oriented job.  We cannot thank Jody enough for this enormous act of kindness and true spirit of volunteerism.  Jody's selfless action here will finally free Jeffry to more heavily focus on administering the organization and finally freeing more time for making the long overdue updates to this web site in addition to what Jeffry has always done best, fundraising.   Thanks Jody! 

MegMEGAN RIEFER  
Press & Promotions Volunteer.

Megan is without a doubt among our most valued current volunteers. 
Megan does not just talk the talk, she walks the walk by producing useful and truly helpful work product.   Meagan's most recent project, (among many other things) has been the development of press kits we use to solicit help from corporate organizations and foundations for funding and support.  With a strong marketing background, Meg is a highly valued addition to the Moringa Core of Volunteers.   Thanks for joining us Megan, and more importantly, thanks for sticking with us! 

Martha Bruch MARTHA D. BRUCH
Grant Research & Writer Assistant

Martha Bruch is a PH.D -Professor of Physical Chemistry at Oswego State University of New York.  With her life long commitment to science and research, Dr. Bruch comes to us with valuable expertise in grant writing research and development.  Anyone affiliated with a company, foundation, or organization that offers financial support for high quality grassroots projects like the Moringa Project, please email Martha at: mdbnmr@aol.com

Jeremy LejeuneJEREMY LEJEUNE
IT Consultant & USA Office Computer Networking Systems Developer

Jeremy Lejeune has majorly assisted the Moringa USA Office computer systems set up, repair, and establishment of our secure networking for interoffice communications.  Jeremy's effectiveness in this role has been enormously valuable to the workings of our business office, file and data transfer and record keeping.  Jermey's day job is systems manager and IT director of River Crest Golf Club located in nearby Phoenixville, PA.  We would be lost here in our Moringa USA office without his skilled help.