Martha has built organizations, created innovative programs and developed leaders in the nonprofit sector as an executive director, organizational consultant and leadership coach for more than 35 years. 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 ten years, Martha returned to the US in 1994 and began to consult to international and local nonprofit organizations providing services in the areas of education, youth development and health. Martha served as the executive director of the Millay Colony for the Arts, an international artist’s residency in Austerlitz, New York from 1999 until 2004 when she moved her family to Boston, Massachusetts to take an assignment with World Education. She continued to consult and became a certified executive and life coach in 2007. Martha joined Save One Life in 2009.
Martha earned her BA in Economics and Urban Studies from Wellesley College and her M.S. in Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics. She is the mother of two adult sons.