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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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Clint Robins

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

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

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

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

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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