Martha Hopewell, Executive Director

Executive Director
Martha comes to Save One Life with more than 25 years of experience in building organizations and leaders – as an executive director, organizational consultant, and leadership coach. Ever since her childhood, Martha has held a sincere interest in the world and concern for the welfare of its inhabitants. Martha earned a BA in Economics and Urban Studies from Wellesley College and an M. Sc. in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics. Martha served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tunisia, North Africa, and later as a Field Director for Foster Parents Plan International in Haiti and Senegal, West Africa. After living overseas for almost 10 years, Martha returned to the US in 1994 and began to consult to nonprofit organizations – primarily in the areas of education and youth development. Clients included the Pearl S. Buck Foundation, a child sponsorship agency addressing the needs of Amerasian children living in Okinawa, Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand. In 1999 Martha’s career took an unexpected turn when she served as the executive director for the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, New York. As the only full-time employee, she wore virtually every hat to successfully lead this international residency program for established and emerging writers, composers, and visual artists. In 2003, Martha came to Boston to work at World Education, and later returned to consulting full time. She is certified in Professional Co-Active Coaching, and recently became a certified Practitioner of the EQ in Action Profile. Coming to Save One Life is an exciting opportunity for Martha to grow Save One Life and bring its mission to more deserving families around the globe. Martha can be contacted at