Our Team

Our Team consists of a lot of different international members which work together to fight injustice and poverty  mainly in Tanzania but also all around the world.

Board Members

Jessica Genova - Board chair 

She is an Italian professional in the field of international cooperation. Her academic background is in Philosophy (bachelor), Human Rights (MA) and Global Health (Post-graduate). She worked in different countries: Italy, Nicaragua, Tanzania, Turkey, Bulgaria, Kenya, West Bank.
She is particularly interested in the promotion of human rights, sustainable human development and global health.

Lisa Leandri - Board chair

She is a Social worker, a Community Development Instructor, and an active volunteer in the fight against poverty. 
After working on development projects in Tanzania, Kenya and Malawi, she is now pursuing a Master degree in Global Development and Planning.  Her aim is to keep investigating on the issues she has studied and experienced, in order to find creative solutions to the problem of poverty.

Rebecca Zak - German Hekima Representative

Rebecca Zak is a German student of ethnology.  She worked with different social projects focusing on vulnerable children and youth in Germany, Spain, Tanzania and Kenya. Her motivation is to improve the living conditions of Children and youth worldwide by focusing on sustainable projects to prevent poverty, illness and violence.  She is the official representative of HEKIMA in Germany and the contact person for German requests.