Marlene Anderson

Marlene Anderson President and Afrika Liaison

Marlene Anderson, MA, MSW is a co-founder of the Imani Project. She is Executive Director and President of the Board. Along with Francis Kahindi and the African Volunteers she has worked for the past 14 years developing the Imani Project into a highly successful, creative, and innovative model for the caring and support of HIV/AIDS orphans, and HIV/AIDS survivors, and HIV/AIDS education, awareness and prevention in the rural villages on the coast of Kenya. Marlene has a Masters Degree in Biology from Indiana University, and an Masters in Social Work from University of Michigan. She is in private practice in Portland, Oregon.

Ann Draper

Anne Draper Secretary

Anne has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Imani Project for many years. She has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations and Unitarian churches. She has a master’s degree in management from the Atkinson School at Willamette University and has been a manager at Bonneville Power Administration for many years.

Kimberley Lewis

Kimberly Lewis Treasurer

Kimberly Lewis is an Executive Assistant at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU), Partnership Project which provides an array of comprehensive services to people living with HIV/AIDS, their families and those at-risk. With extensive experience with OHSU financial operations, Kimberly is the Imani Project Treasurer. She has lived in Portland, Oregon since 1960 and has been an Imani Project orphan sponsor since 2009. 

Earline Anderson

Earline Anderson Maternal and Child Health Coordinator

Earline is the Chair of the Imani Project Maternal and Child Health Committee. She has served as a consultant for the Imani Project in the Seattle area since it's inception. She hold a Doctoral Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Masters Degree in Public Health with a specialization in Maternal and Child Health. Earline maintains a private psychology practice in Seattle, and is an advocate for a world community and social justice issues.

Dana Smith Hawkins

Dana Smith Hawkins Board Member at Large

Dana is a board member at large. In 2008, she taught classes on HIV/AIDS awareness, education, and prevention and assisted in several medical clinics with the Imani Project in Kenya. She has a Masters degree in education and taught in public schools in Oregon for 34 years. In addition to the Imani Project, Dana volunteers with the Portland Food Project, Make a Wish, and her church.

Dana Smith Hawkins

Elizabeth Rice Board Member at Large

Elizabeth Rice is a retired computer chip designer, an active emergency medical technician and a board member of the Oregon Professional Photography Association. As a child, she lived in Kenya and traveled throughout East Africa. Beth has returned to Africa several times to help teachers implement technology in rural villages in Namibia, and to assist with Imani Project programs.