Nancy Thompson Mahler, Founder
Nancy Mahler founded Wananavu Kadavu~Water Project in 2009 in order to bring clean drinking water to rural villages of the Fiji Islands. The genesis of Wananavu Kadavu came while Nancy was visiting Kadavu Fiji in 2009. Through the friendships Nancy cultivated with villagers she learned that their greatest need is access to clean drinking water; and lack of access to safe drinking water is still a significant health concern.
With a life-long dedication to community service, Nancy has served as the President of the Utah Festival Opera Guild in Logan, Utah as well as volunteering with Summerfest, Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse (CAPSA), and the Salvation Army. Professionally, she brings the broad range of experience and skills needed to successfully manage and organize the day-to-day operations of Wananavu Kadavu including work in sales, administration, and customer service in retail, hospitality and banking industries as well as starting and managing her own business for over 13 years. In addition to spear heading the efforts of Wananavu Kadavu in Fiji, Nancy is a member of the Utah Holladay Rotary Club, Rotary where she stays involved in both local community and international service.
”In Fiji ‘wananavu’ means everything is good, Kadavu is the name of the island in Fiji where our water project became a reality,” explains Nancy. Wananavu Kadavu~Water Project is the perfect name for our water project, everything is good and we hope to help make it better.”
One village at a time...
Craig Jacobson, Vice President
Craig Jacobson has worked in the investment industry since 1994. Beginning as a broker dealer in Chicago, he moved to Denver and was hired at Janus Capital LLC in 1995. At Janus, he worked as an Investor Representative and Fixed Income Trader, and eventually as Analyst and Senior Analyst of the Money Market Division. He was promoted to Portfolio Manager in 2003, managing over the course of his career funds as large as $23 billion in assets. Craig left Janus in 2009 and now is a Portfolio Manager for Roads Capital LLC. He has a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in Finance from the University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign. He also has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Kelly Wilson, Treasurer
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Rebeca Bishop, Development Director
Rebeca Bishop has over ten years of experience as a project manager, strategist and consultant in the non-profit, financial services and publishing sectors in New York City. Among the organizations she has worked with are the International Fund for Animal Welfare, People for the American Way, Fortune, Standard & Poor’s, Royal Alliance, FSC, SagePoint Financial, MorganStanely and Seventh Generation. Passionate about environmental and sustainable development issues, she is a member of the Park Slope Food Coop as well local area environmental groups.
Debbie Anderson, Secretary