NIBAKURE

Education

“For every one of us that succeeds, it’s because there is someone there to show you the way out. The light doesn’t always necessarily have to be in your family; for me it was family and school” ~Oprah Winfrey

Sustainability

“Sustainability, ensuring the future of life on Earth, is an infinite game, the endless expression of generosity on behalf of all.” ~Paul Hawken

Integrity

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OUR TEAM

U.S. BOARD
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Floriane Marie Nibakure

Founder and Executive Director
Founder of NCV and serves as its Executive Director. A native of Rwanda, she has lived in the US since 1988. Before moving to the US, Floriane attended school in Belgium; worked as a radio broadcaster in her native country; served as a bilingual executive assistant for UNDP and UNICEF; and worked as an English teacher at the American Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda. Floriane has a master’s degree in counseling psychology. She maintains strong relationships in Rwanda and makes frequent visits on behalf of NCV.
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Kim Raymond

Board Chair
Kim is a licensed architect who owns her own firm in Aspen, Colorado. She is NCV’s pro-bono architect, providing countless hours of consultation. She has worked passionately to refine the plans for the village and coordinates the work with the NCV’s Rwandan architect. She has traveled numerous times to Rwanda to review and advise work at the village site.
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Robert Margolis

Vice Chair
Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Department of Otolaryngology, Adjunct Professor in the Arizona State University Department of Speech and Hearing Science, and President of Audiology Incorporated, a research and development company dedicated to the development of automated diagnostic hearing tests. His research career has focused on diagnostic hearing testing and development and validation of automated hearing tests.
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Radhika B. Page

Treasurer
Radhika holds her MBA from the University of Northwestern – St Paul, Minnesota. She has held various positions as a Controller, Human Resources Officer and an Accountant. Radhika’s experience spans from helping prepare for audits and tax returns, administering 401(k) and profit sharing programs; to helping create a business plan for a small family owned business. In addition, she helped plan a trip to NCV and is involved with her church activities and the community.
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Clint Robins

Secretary
He is a third year Masters and Ph.D. student in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) and is studying how the transition from wildland to urban environments shapes puma hunting behavior. In Washington, pumas occupy landscapes in or near residential development.
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Kabby Kasoro

Director
Kabby is high energy, results-oriented IT services leader and relationship builder who’s had progressively increasing responsibilities across a number of disciplines – Global Service Desk Startups, Managing Teams, Mentoring Teams, Process Improvement, Diversity & Inclusion initiatives, System Upgrade coordination and Training.
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Steve Noah

Director
Native of Charles City Iowa and a graduate of Wartburg College in Waverly Iowa is widely recognized for his work in economic development, politics, entrepreneurship and international trade. He served as the Vice President for Government Relations and Special Projects at William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa, as well as a partner in Iowa International Minerals LLC, and as an associate of The Clark Group, now Vela Environmental LLC in Washington, D.C.
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James Magee

Director
James has spent the last 6 years of his life as a kindergarten teacher and he has loved every second of it. That is what brought him to work with NCV. James got into education as a calling, and when he met Floriane, he felt that calling expand to Rwanda. He helped lead a team of volunteers to fundraise for and construct two greenhouses which are now being used at NCV in Rwanda.
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Elsa Robins

Director
Elsa is the daughter of the founder of Nibakure Community Village (NCV), Floriane Marie Nibakure. Elsa Robins is a multimedia journalist and TV news reporter, currently in Green Bay, Wisconsin.Before returning to Wisconsin, Elsa worked as a multimedia journalist and fill-in anchor on mornings and weekends for KBJR 6 and Range 11 News in Duluth, Minnesota. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison where she produced and broadcast the news on award- winning WSUM student radio. Elsaʼs career as a professional MMJ began immediately after graduation and followed her internship the previous summer at the Minneapolis-based CBS affiliate, WCCO-TV.

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