Tish is from Mbuji Mayi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She went to Roxbury Community College for a degree in nursing, then to Salem State for a BSN and to the University of New Hampshire for an MSN in their Family Nurse Practitioner Program, graduating summa cum laude. She worked at Spaulding, Kindred and Union Hospitals, as an instructor at Roxbury CC and is currently at PACE-Element Care in Lynn. Tish has cross-cultural skills and a passion for supporting patients and their families.
Leslie has lived in the Highlands for 49 years. She ran neighborhood cleanups and worked with Fair Share. She is the Chair of the Lynn Health Task Force – working to keep healthcare services. She was President of My Brother’s Table and was the Lions Club Woman of the year. She retired as a special needs assistant from Lynn English High School .
Bawa worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Ministry of Labor & Social Services before moving to Lynn in 1973. He obtained BS/BA degrees from Salem State College, an MBA in finance from Suffolk University and a Masters in International Administration from the School for International Training. He taught at Roxbury Community College. At Mass. Department of Environmental Protection for 33 years, he is the Director of Fiscal Manage-ment. He lives in the Highlands with wife Tish.
International Project Director
Raised in Lynn, David went to Antioch College in Ohio, participating in the civil rights and anti-war movements. His goal was to be a community organizer. He worked 10 years in machine shops in Cleveland in the labor movement. He graduated with a BA in American history in 1983.
A human rights activist, social worker, HR advisor and film maker, For 15 years he worked with United Nations agencies, USAID and government organizations, raising awareness about crimes against women and children. He founded South Asia Peace Institute for Conflict Management. He manages large teams and humanitarian projects. He has masters degrees in Mass Communication and Computer Science. He founded (Pakistan Human Resource Network), specializing in the human aspect of planned change and the American Refugee Council. Read more on his Official Website