Tamara WhiteCo-Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Tamara White earned her Bachelors degree in History with a concentration in African Studies at Rutgers University in 1995 and is completing her Masters in Instructional Design at Western Governors University. She taught Social Studies for 17 years and during the last six, wrote and taught a full year African Studies curriculum. In 2007, AsOne was conceptualized by her students upon her return from her first trip to Uganda in the spirit of ubuntu; the sub-Saharan philosophy that we are diminished as human beings when one person suffers. After much research and several more trips to Uganda, she incoprorated international development and sustainablity into her African Studies course. AsOne immediately began work on two projects: construction of a piggery to erradicate child labor at St. Lawanga Kalooli Senior Secondary School in Mulajje Village of Luweero District and the Nsmabya Women's Project to generate income for a group of HIV positive widows and their children. Tamara has since stopped teaching as is currently devoting all of her energies to AsOne Global.
Mary Lang Mindas Chief Operating Officer
Mary Lang Mindas recently retired from public service after 27 years as a Music and Special Education Teacher at Monmouth Regional High School in Tinton Falls, New Jersey; seven years as a Music Teacher at Memorial Middle School in Eatontown, NJ; and four years as a Music Teacher at the Eatontown Pre-School in Eatontown, NJ. She received her B.A. in Music Education from St. Mary of the Woods College in Indiana, her Special Education certification through her post-graduate studies at Georgian Court University and her Autism certification from post graduate studies at the University of North Dakota. She studied advanced acting and vocal music at Rutgers University as well as at HB Studios in New York City. She currently teaches private voice and piano. Her most recent endeavors include performing vocally with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood (Lenox, Ma.) as well as in Boston at Symphony Hall. For many years Ms. Mindas was a state recognized labor leader of the New Jersey Education Association as well as a classroom teacher. She is excited to bring her many years of experience in both of these capacities to her position as Chief Operating Officer.
Jordan JonesDirector of Marketing
Information with an emphasis on public relations and marketing and a minor in psychology, Jordan’s current work is highly focused and disciplined in the world of marketing and public relations. She is currently an Assistant Account Director at Percepture, Inc., a boutique public relations agency in New York. Jordan is also a second-degree black belt in martial arts and currently holds two World Titles in forms and sparring.
Farrah Alkhaleel Co-Founder, Board Member
Farrah Alkhaleel is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A in Biology and a minor in Psychology. She currently serves as a Research Specialist at the Department of Cancer Cell Biology at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. During her sophomore year of high school, Farrah was integral in obtaining 501c3 status for AsOne and spent much of her spare time fundraising on behalf of Ugandan child laborers and selling jewelry for the Nsambya Women's Project. Through AsOne Global, she hopes to inspire others to spread awareness about global health issues and help those in need.