Malaria Partners International Speakers’ Bureau
We are a group of Rotary members from around the world who believe that Rotarians hold the power to unite resources, partners, and energy toward the elimination of malaria! We are excited your club is interested in engaging with the fight and we are eager tell our story, and provide you with the resources to get more involved. Our presenters are board members of Malaria Partners International and we would love the chance to meet with your club, currently via ZOOM.
Rotary Bellevue Breakfast Club
Jenny has been a Rotarian for nearly 25 years and became passionate about International Service in 2005 on her first trip to Ethiopia to immunize against polio. Since then Jenny has participated in international service projects in Ethiopia, Uganda, Zambia, South Africa, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Turkey and Antigua. Jenny serves as the executive director of Malaria Partners International.
“Nothing could give me greater pleasure at this point in my career than working with amazing Rotarians to end the scourge of malaria.”
Rotary Club of Federal Way
Bill Feldt’s 30+ years as a Rotarian, the last 19 as a member of the Rotary Club of Federal Way Washington, has enabled him to focus on his passion for international service. He is a founding member of Malaria Partners International. Bill has driven Rotary Global Grants, for clean water and sanitation and/or malaria prevention, in Namibia, Ghana, Nicaragua, Bolivia and several in Zambia. In 2020, Bill led his Rotary club in receiving Rotary International’s first Programs of Scale Grant, “Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia”, which begins implementation in 2021. Bill and his wife, Rotarian Karen Feldt, enjoy great friendships with Rotarians from around the world and work with Zambian Rotarians to eliminate malaria.
Rotary Club of Tacoma #8
Stacey joined the Rotary Club of Tacoma #8 in 1990, but it was years before she found her way to their International Service Committee. A deeper awareness of international service projects lit a fire in her Rotary experience and inspired her focus on serving the less fortunate in developing countries.
On a trip to India, to visit her club’s water projects and give polio drops to children, she experienced friendships with Rotary members and saw firsthand the impact of linking arms across the world to combine resources and make real change. After joining the board of Malaria Partners International in 2019 Stacey traveled to Zambia to meet local Rotarians and learn about the impact of malaria.
“I can’t imagine a more powerful force to stop the devastation of malaria than global Rotarians working in unity!”
Jim’s passion for malaria elimination and international development work began with three years of Peace Corps service in Nepal. Subsequently, he led multi-cultural project teams in 20 different countries of Asia and Africa, focusing on water, agriculture and infrastructure development. He is a 22-year member of the Rotary Club of Seattle and a 2009 recipient of Rotary International’s “Service Above Self” award. That, combined with his roles as D5030 International Service Chair and as District Global Grant Coordinator, resulted in his joining the Rotary Malaria Steering Committee (RMSC) when it was founded in 2009. RMSC soon became Rotarian Malaria Partners–now MPI– with Jim as a founding board member. A past Vice Chair, he focuses on international partnerships and Rotarian efforts against malaria in Zambia and West Africa.
To avoid an empty nest, Jim and his wife, Kristi, have hosted 35 international students in their home over the past 15 years.
Seattle Rotary #4
A long-time Rotarian, Pritchard spent over 30 years in the financial services field and has authored six books related to personal finance. He joined the Board of Malaria Partners International in 2016 and currently serves as Board Chair. Jeff has travelled to Africa numerous times related to malaria projects and has shared the vision of malaria elimination with dozens of Rotary Clubs.
Jeff fervently believes malaria elimination represents a world-changing, transformational opportunity for Rotary, transcending politics and borders, and a challenge that will inspire an entire new generation of Rotarians.
Seattle Rotary #4
It was only by traveling with Rotarians that I really got to know wonderful people in Zambia and Uganda. And nothing says “you’ve arrived” like a home stay with a local Rotarian and the resident rooster for an alarm clock. Visiting rural health clinics and meeting the community health workers really brings home the life-saving difference that we are making alongside our Rotary friends at Malaria Partners Uganda and Malaria Partners Zambia. I currently serve as the treasurer of Malaria Partners International and have been a Rotarian for 15 years and a member of Seattle 4 for the last 10.
Watch our past Webinars to learn more about the fight against malaria.
The Malaria Partners International Webinar Series was created in an effort to increase the dialogue around malaria, specifically around subjects that are under-addressed on a wide scale. We seek to amplify voices and build connections within the global health community centered around malaria.