FOUNDER & LEADERSHIP STAFF

Tommy Clark

Tommy Clark // Founder & CEO

Tommy Clark is a pediatrician and former professional soccer player. Tommy conceived the idea for Grassroot Soccer after living and playing soccer in Zimbabwe. Tommy was born in Scotland and moved to Zimbabwe at age fourteen where his father Bobby Clark was coach of the Highlanders Football Club. He attended Dartmouth College where he was captain of the soccer team. Following graduation, Tommy returned to Zimbabwe to teach English and play professional soccer. Tommy attended Dartmouth Medical School and completed residency in pediatrics at the University of New Mexico where he was twice named the Resident Teacher of the Year. Following residency, Tommy was a research fellow at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at the University of California at San Francisco. Tommy has been awarded the American Academy of Pediatrics Annie Dyson Child Advocacy Award, the Dartmouth College Martin Luther King Junior award, the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care Nkosi Johnson Award, the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award, and was named to the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical society.

Ethan Zohn

Co-Founder

Ethan Zohn is a co-founder of Grassroot Soccer and a member of our business development team. In 2002, Ethan was the winner of CBS’s television prog...Read more

Kenneth Bhauti

Director of Global Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

Kenneth "Kenny" Bhauti has worked for international NGOs since 2000, including PSI Zimbabwe, CNFA, and Grassroot Soccer, among others. In his second s...Read more

Ilana Cohen

Director of Programs

Ilana Cohen is the lead for Grassroot Soccer’s partnerships and programs in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Malawi and is responsible for managing the organiza...Read more

Andy Dallos

Director of Strategy and Innovation

Andy Dallos oversees Grassroot Soccer's global go-to-market strategy for GRS SKILLZ products and technical assistance services and supports the evolut...Read more

Jeff DeCelles

Technical Director, Curriculum & Training

Jeff has worked for GRS since 2003 and oversees curriculum development, research, and monitoring and evaluation across more than 20 countries. In 2008...Read more

Melissa Densmore

Global Controller and Grant Manager

Melissa Densmore is responsible for overseeing all financial management and reporting functions of Grassroot Soccer, both internally and externally. P...Read more

Lisa P. Kable

Chief Strategy Officer

Lisa Kable leads the development and execution of Grassroot Soccer’s global strategic plan. Prior to joining the GRS team, Lisa spent 25+ years work...Read more

Stacy Kramer

Director of Marketing and Business Development

Stacy came to GRS from Johnson & Johnson, where she worked on the Global Community Impact team managing partnerships with NGO, government, and private...Read more

Mbulelo Malotana

Managing Director, GRS South Africa

Mbulelo oversees strategy, programs, operations, and business development for GRS South Africa. He joined Grassroot Soccer in 2015 as a Provincial Pro...Read more

Boyd Mkandawire

Managing Director, GRS Zambia

Boyd joined Grassroot Soccer as a Business Development and Communications Manager, now holding the role of Managing Director of GRS Zambia, overseeing...Read more

Bhekimpilo “Bheki” Moyo

Managing Director, GRS Zimbabwe

Bheki Moyo leads Grassroot Soccer Zimbabwe, overseeing strategy, operations, programming, and business development. Bheki joined Grassroot Soccer in 2...Read more

Fiona Shanks

Regional Director

Fiona Shanks is responsible for managing Grassroot Soccer’s four Impact Teams: GRS South Africa, GRS Zambia, GRS Zimbabwe, and GRS Partnerships. Pr...Read more

Sara Sykes

Senior Director of Development

Sara Sykes leads development at GRS through major gifts fundraising. Prior to joining GRS, Sara led development and strategic partnerships at Sandy Ho...Read more