Manyatta Committee

Committee Chair

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Amadeus

Treasurer

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Christine

Secretary

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Rueben

Board Member

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Grace

Board Member

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Leah

Board Member

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Leah C.

Board Member

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Mary R.

Board Member

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Mary

Board of Directors

Carolyn Tague, President

President

Carolyn Tague

Anchorage, Alaska, USA


Carolyn was a Special Education teacher for thirty-two years.  Her  sense of adventure brought her to Alaska in 1991. The Lemong'o Project  began with Carolyn's life-long draw to Africa and her dream of helping  children there. In the summer of 2005 she  visited for the first time to volunteer with a service group. Each year  thereafter, she returned to volunteer, and in 2007 her journey led her  to the village of Lemong'o. She formed the non-profit organization, The  Lemong'o Project, in 2011 to address the  educational, medical, health, and economic needs of the village. The  beautiful people of Lemong'o have become her African family.

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Vice President

Emily Karr
Saudi Arabia


Emily was born and raised in  Portland, Oregon.  Always in search of a little adventure, Emily drove  to Alaska in her mid-twenties where she received  her Master of Arts in Teaching at Alaska Pacific University.  She taught for 7 years in Anchorage, Alaska (where she met and worked with Carolyn) and is currently working in Saudi Arabia. Emily has a strong commitment to children and the underprivileged which led her to visit Lemong'o for the first time in 2012.  She  has since traveled to Lemong'o every year and plans to visit often in the future.

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Treasurer

Bryan Stenehjem
Anchorage, Alaska, USA


Bryan is Carolyn’s husband and he strives to support her in any and all aspects of The Lemong'o Project.  He sees the joy and fulfillment Carolyn receives from  working with and giving to the people of Lemong'o. He knows that her  life would be incomplete without this opportunity to help those that  truly need assistance. Bryan’s involvement with the project has been  through providing support from the States, but he does plan to  visit the village soon. 

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Secretary

Mike Concannon
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, just 2 doors down from  Carolyn, Mike has been a lifelong friend to The Lemong’o Project, only  recently getting involved as an active board member. As Secretary of the  Board,  Mike hopes to bring some of his 30-plus years in experience in  the business world to this very important non-profit organization. Mike  is especially interested in helping The Lemong’o Project with long term  planning and  sustainability initiatives. In his day job, Mike works in the international business industry.

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Director

Doug Tague
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

 

Doug is a lifelong horticulturalist, who serves as a Therapeutic  Recreation Unit Leader, caring for nursing home residents. He became  involved with The Lemong’o Project in 2012 after hearing first-hand  accounts of the villagers’ struggle to meet the most basic needs of food,  clean water, health care, and education for their children. Our  involvement is proving how regular folks, living thousands of miles  away, can make a difference in the lives of needy children.