Who We Are
Tina Kampor - Founder, President & CEO
Tina Kampor moved to the United States in 2003 from Togo, West Africa. Since then she has lived in Pasadena, California and has pursued a career in nursing. She has worked hard throughout her years of study, and she has always appreciated the opportunities she has received. Tina wanted to pay forward her good fortune, and she could never forget the girls she knew were struggling back home.
Having previously served as a teacher and role model for underprivileged girls in Togo, Tina knew that these were the beneficiaries she most wished to reach. She decided that assisting girls with school fees was how she could make the greatest impact, and she then proceeded to donate much of her own hard-earned money.
Kathleen Hanna - Ambassador
Kathleen Hanna is a musician who gained notoriety in the 90’s as a singer and activist. Co-founder of the Riot Grrrl Movement, Kathleen has long been interested in the empowerment of young women and girls and is excited to be a vital part of the PEACE SISTER’S mission.
Lara Eldredge Schott - Vice President, Secretary & COO
Lara Eldredge Schott is from the Washington, DC area and has a background in education and international development. She first met Tina when she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the same region of Togo where Peace Sisters currently operates. Lara earned her Masters degree from Columbia University while working as a teacher for NYC public schools, and she later returned to West Africa to work as a Program Manager for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Liberia.
Fiona Burgos - Chairperson
Fiona Burgos first met Tina while serving in the Girls’ Empowerment and Education program within the Peace Corps, in the same region of Togo where Peace Sisters currently operates. Fiona is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Colorado at Boulder. She currently works as a licensed clinical psychologist, and lives in Southern California.
Elizabeth Isenberg - Treasurer
Elizabeth Isenberg has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 9 years and is currently at World Vision International, where she supports the organization’s national boards to enhance their governance effectiveness. Elizabeth is passionate about seeing girls grow intellectually and spiritually, and spent 6 years mentoring young girls at her church. She attended the University of Southern California and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. Elizabeth lives in Southern California.
Alastair Greeves - Board Member
Alastair Greeves originally hails from the United Kingdom. With a background in sociology and development management, he is also experienced in audit and compliance. He is Treasurer and Board member of his school alumni Foundation and is active in Pasadena's Ten Thousand Villages non profit store and his local Episcopal church in Pasadena, California. Alastair has worked in various countries and organizations in Africa, including West Africa, for about ten years. Alastair previously worked for World Vision.
Melissa Gordee - Financial Compliance Officer
Melissa Gordee is from Wisconsin, where she currently works as a corporate tax accountant. She earned her bachelor’s degree of business administrations with a double major in accounting and finance from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. Melissa also earned her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification in 2012.
Jennifer M. Kanady - Board Member
Jennifer migrated from the Southeast to the Midwest and has been practicing law for over twelve years. Like others, she first met Tina when she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the same region of Togo where Peace Sisters currently operates. She is in-house counsel for design professionals with offices nationwide focusing on transactions and risk management. She has continued to volunteer at various organizations since returning from her Peace Corps service. She is currently located in Madison, Wisconsin.