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We all start somewhere.  
Everyone has a story to tell. so, check out our bios,
see where we've been and what we are up to now.
That's our story and we're sticking to it.

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In 2008, Leeza was awarded a private foundation grant to study women's and children's rights in Southeast Asia.  This led to founding a playground project in June 2009 and to the formation of Cup of Change in 2010.  

Leeza Schaul,
Leeza likes three-legged cats and Asia CNN, but dislikes monsoon season without an umbrella.

Chaska Conrow leads PN!N operations in San Francisco. As a former elementary school teacher, she attests to the importance of playgrounds to help children develop into the best people they can be. 

Chaska Conrow,
Chaska likes fresh lemon sodas and reusable grocery bags, but dislikes power outages. 
Assistant Director

Andrea Brown leads operations based in Virginia and coordinates our movements on the other side of the globe.  Andrea is in charge of keeping our projects focused, task-oriented and deadline driven.   

Andrea Brown,
Andrea likes her nephew Squish and serving others, but dislikes mega-commercial retailers.

Project Coordinator

Nathan Tierney leads operations at our headquarters in Nashville.  Besides understanding math and being a superhero, Nathan doubles as our short documentary film producer. 

Nathan Tierney,
Nathan likes swimming and Anderson Cooper 360, but dislikes Monday mornings without coffee.
Financial Officer

Renu is president of the Women's Foundation founded in 1988. She has ceaselessly worked to help thousands of women and children in Nepal.  Without the commitment of this local NGO, CUP would not exist.

Renu Sharma,
Renu likes dogs named Lucky and motorcycles, but dislikes butcher shops.
Local Partner President

Harka has overseen the cooperative for years and ensures all scarves are traded fairly and women are justly paid.  A portion of Maheela scarve sales support our Playground Now! Nepal project.

Harka Jee,
Harka likes dal bhat and traditional Nepali dhakas, but dislikes nose rings and dismal sales.

Maheela Director

Ram Hari holds this title and knows Kathmandu like the back of his hand, or atleast that's what he says!  Ram provides advice on anything related to Kathmandu from connections to directions to where to eat lunch.

Ram Hari,
Ram likes Suzukis and omelettes, but dislikes red lights and getting lost.

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