Leadership



Will Galvin

Executive Vice President

Will Galvin has been Executive Vice President of Self Help Africa since 2009, providing strategic direction for the organization generally but with a particular focus on innovative partnerships between farming communities in Sub-Saharan Africa and the private sector.

Prior to joining Self Help Africa, Will enjoyed careers as a trial lawyer and as a journalist, both based in Ireland, and as an emergency humanitarian worker, spending time in over 10 countries across Africa and Asia. He holds primary and masters degrees from Trinity College Dublin and a degree of Barrister At Law from the Kings Inns, Dublin. He now lives in New York City.


Kerry McGlade

VP, Business Development, NY & Boston

As the Vice President of Business Development at Self Help Africa, Kerry nurtures enduring partnerships with business leaders through event management and fundraising campaigns.
Before beginning her career at Self Help Africa in 2017, Kerry worked in non-profit marketing, fundraising, and development, both with community and international organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Holocaust and Genocide Studies and a Masters in Public Administration from Clark University.

Kelly Fitzpatrick

VP, Business Development, Chicago & U.S.

Based out of Chicago, Kelly oversees the set-up, build and development of the SHA organization in the Midwest & Western region of the U.S. With a  background in brand marketing and strategy, it was Kelly’s passion for and proven track record at building entrepreneurial opportunities for vulnerable women that drew her to SHA.
As the Vice President of Business Development, her focus is on growing the exposure in the US through the recruitment and collaboration of highly motivated advisory boards of c-suite and senior executives. She works to continue growth in funding and partnerships with both private and corporate sources to support Self Help Africa’s mission.