MEET US

Luke Dolby

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Luke is an English teacher - from England - who has worked extensively in Africa.  He is currently completing his PhD in peer networks and was the founder and chairman of UK charity Build A School.

Charlie Appel

CURRICULUM DIRECTOR

Charlie is a social studies teacher with over a decade of experience.  He has taught a variety of courses and been heavily involved in developing curriculum at the high school level.

Julie Ely

TREASURER

Julie is a Certified Public Accountant with over 15 years of experience in both the public and private sector.  She is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and President of the local Parent Teacher Association.

Ashley Rillo

SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISOR

Ashley is an English Special Education teacher with experience in General Ed., Co-Taught, and Resource Center settings. She advocates for inclusive education, mentoring individuals with cognitive and physical struggles through New Jersey All People Equal (NJAPE).

Francis X. Nolan IV

ATTORNEY

Frank is an associate in the New York office of international law firm Eversheds Sutherland.  Frank previously worked as a policy analyst for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisitions and the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisitions.

Zizi Massa

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Zizi is the operations manager for Peer Village Malawi and worked as an accountant for the Bambino Foundation, operations manager for Build A School Malawi and holds a business management degree from Malawi College of Accountancy.  Zizi is fluent in English.

Julie Gordon

FUNDRAISING DIRECTOR

Julie is a multidisciplinary Special Education teacher with more than a decade of experience in General Ed., Co-Taught, and Resource Center settings. She has travelled extensively, and supports the Peer Village mission through fundraising efforts with both corporate and foundation partners.

Michael Saulpaugh

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Michael is a high school social studies teacher with 8 years of experience. In addition to his educational background, he owns a marketing company that works with some of the largest brands in the world. His focus is on bringing the Peer Village mission to creative life.

Grieve Massa

PEER VILLAGE ELDER

Grieve is originally from Zimbabwe and has extensive experience building schools and managing social projects across Malawi.  As a deeply respected ‘agogo’ (elder), Grieve plays a vital role forging school, government and community relationships throughout the country.

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