Meet Our Staff

United States staff

PHIL LILIENTHALFOUNDER & PRESIDENT

Philip Lilienthal founded Global Camps Africa in 2004.  He was a Reston attorney Phillip Lilienthal, who, for 30 years, was the owner and director of Camp Winnebago in Maine. Mr. Lilienthal, who joined the Peace Corps following law school, started Ethiopia’s first residential summer camps in 1967 and 1968. Phil was with his wife, Lynn, a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia, and on the Peace Corps staff in Washington, DC, the Philippines, and Thailand. He then moved back to the U.S. to start his law practice and raise a family.

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Emily Crowder, Executive Director

Emily Crowder joined Global Camps Africa (GCA) in 2010 to continue her work supporting children affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa. In her role as Executive Director at GCA, she is responsible for organizational and Board development, operational management, and the strategic coordination of fundraising and communications activities. Prior to joining GCA, Emily served as the Executive Team Lead at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, where she facilitated the organization’s global strategic planning efforts, co-produced a documentary film about the Foundation’s work, and managed the Executive Office of the President and CEO. She received her graduate degree in global health policy in 2011.  Emily serves on a number of Boards of Directors, including Churches for Urban Ministries (Camp Timothy) and Camp Kum-Ba-Yah in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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BETH MILNE, Office Manager

Beth Milne joined Global Camps Africa in 2017 as the Office Manager. She graduated from The College of Wooster in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in History, and is now pursuing her Master's in International Education at George Washington University. Prior to joining Global Camps Africa, Beth was the National Giving and External Relations Associate with an education advocacy nonprofit, 50CAN. Now in her role as Office Manager, she is responsible for the daily management of donor relations and other administrative coordination. Beth decided to dedicate herself to education and community health after teaching English at a public high school in a low-income neighborhood of Madrid, Spain. 

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Ann Granger, Special projects Consultant

Ann Granger has spent more than 30 years in the nonprofit world, both professionally and as a volunteer, and has had a keen interest HIV/AIDS since the epidemic began.  She has experience in all aspects of development including event planning, volunteer management, communications, and grants.  Before coming to Global Camps Africa, she was Development Manager for Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry, an HIV prevention program for young people in Northern Virginia. As part of a Foreign Service family, Ann has gained a love and appreciation of other cultures and a deep concern for the effects of the AIDS pandemic worldwide.  While living in Guatemala, she created a panel for that country’s AIDS quilt.  When not working for GCA, Ann enjoys working in her home pottery studio.


south africa staff

 

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KABELO MALEFANE, PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Kabelo Malefane has been part of the NGO world since resigning from his job as a diamond polisher in April of 2007.  He went on to become a volunteer for the Elton John Masibambisane Centre for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Eldorado Park.  It catered to children from Kliptown and Eldorado Park and ever since then, his passion for working, designing and implementing child and youth care programmes has grown. He was introduced to Camp Sizanani through Youth Clubs and he attended his first camp in March/April of 2008. He has been actively involved with camp since then. He has held several roles including a Team Leader at Youth Clubs and member of the Training Team at camp.  He has also worked at camp in the United States as part of an exchange program facilitated by Global Camps Africa. In 2014, Kabelo participated in the Sidney J. Parnes Global Fellowship program, which helps emerging community leaders develop as creative thinkers and innovators, while tackling major challenges to advance the common good and improve lives in their communities.

KIM POSTHUMUS, operations director

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Kim Posthumus joined Global Camps Africa in 2014, first as an intern, then worked as the Office Manager and Program Associate in the US.  In 2016 she took on the role of Program Officer, and now lives and works with Camp Sizanani in South Africa.  She graduated from George Mason University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution.  Kim was born in South Africa, and raised in the United States.  In her many visits to South Africa, she developed an interest in working toward a better future for South Africa.

LINDIWE DHLAMINI,  PROGRAM ASSISTANT

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HAPPINESS MDINYANE, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Vochellis (camp counselors)

Aphiwe Khosa

Aphiwe Khosa

Kabelo Prince

Kabelo Prince

Lunga Mahkanya

Lunga Mahkanya

Lebogang Koloane

Lebogang Koloane

Lerato Nkosi

Lerato Nkosi

Siyabonga Mayaba

Siyabonga Mayaba

Zinzile Mdlalose

Zinzile Mdlalose

Belinda

Belinda

Buti Skozana

Buti Skozana

Justice Mahlangu

Justice Mahlangu

Kgotso Mathebula

Kgotso Mathebula

Lwazi Joja

Lwazi Joja

Noluthando Malaza

Noluthando Malaza

Lefa Motshegoa

Lefa Motshegoa

Kitchen Staff

Kitchen Staff

Dennis Matsholo

Dennis Matsholo

Kutlwano Phatlane

Kutlwano Phatlane

Nomfundo Khumalo

Nomfundo Khumalo

Philisiwe Mthimkulu

Philisiwe Mthimkulu

Lehlogonolo Maleka

Lehlogonolo Maleka

Nomonde Dlamini

Nomonde Dlamini

Sifiso Tawane

Sifiso Tawane

International Volunteers

Julian Laurent

Julian Laurent

Eric and Eveleen Sass

Eric and Eveleen Sass

Linda and Paul Sheridan

Linda and Paul Sheridan

Lisa Brodrick

Lisa Brodrick

Stephie Daquioag

Stephie Daquioag