Kisoro Children's Foundation Team
Board of Directors
President: Ellen K. Williams, M.D., M.Ed.
Ellen Williams is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Education. She worked for many years as an internist at the Massachusetts General Hospital and a faculty member at Harvard Medical School. She has been a teacher of high school biology and special education, co-founded a charter school in Boston, and served as a board member of several schools.
Clerk: Karen Meyerhoff Sweet
Karen Meyerhoff Sweet is a graduate of Harvard College and the Shady Hill School Teacher Training Course. She worked for years as a dealer in contemporary art and more recently as a teacher of French and Spanish. Karen is an active volunteer in a number of organizations that focus on the health and education of children.
Treasurer: Lawrence G. Miller, M.D., M.P.H, M.Phil
Larry Miller is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge University in the U.K., and the Boston University School of Public Health. He has worked with a large number of start-up companies in the area of biotechnology. He is currently the CEO and Board Chair of Apnimed, Inc.
David Grey received his B.S. in economics from Northeastern University. He is the former President and CEO of Ipswich Bank and is currently the President of Family Fiduciary Services, a Registered Investment Advisor in Beverly, Massachusetts.
Robert W. Sweet, J.D.
Robert Sweet is a graduate of Harvard College and Northeastern School of Law. He retired as a partner of Foley Hoag LLP in Boston after a 37-year career as a corporate lawyer. He is a trustee of the Boston Medical Center Health Plan, a member of the Audit and Compliance Committee of the Boston Medical Center System Board, and a trustee of Bridge Boston Charter School.
James S. Miller, M.D., M.P.H.
Jay Miller is an Internal Medicine resident in the Global Medicine track at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Medical School, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has spent several years living in Uganda, where he has worked on community health worker programs with Doctors for Global Health and with MGH Global Health.
We are deeply grateful to our pro bono attorneys at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo, P.C. for preparing the necessary documents for our incorporation and for the filing of our materials with the Internal Revenue Service. We truly would not exist without them.
We are also grateful to Stephen Bonder and his colleagues at BlumShapiro who provide pro bono tax and accounting advice and who have donated laptop computers for the school. We are grateful to Ann Kirchner for the graphic design of our beautiful brochures. We greatly appreciate Raj Vatsa for designing and creating our website pro bono.
We are grateful to the Shady Hill School in Cambridge for providing funding for two teachers to travel to Kisoro to work with the teachers at Ineza Parents’ School in the summer of 2019. The contributions of the Shady Hill teachers will be felt at Ineza for a long time to come. In addition, the teachers spearheaded a book drive that resulted in 3000 books being donated to the Ineza Parents’ School.
We are also grateful to Herz und Verstand eV, the Lebmeier Family, Mgahinga Community Development Organization, and Virunga Engineering Works for providing financial, logistical and engineering assistance to outfit the kitchens at Ineza with clean burning, high efficiency, institutional cook stoves.
Lastly, thanks to Accountants for International Development, based in London, for providing us with fabulous accounting support through a two-week placement of a volunteer accountant in Kisoro.