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US Board Members

Audrey Marie DiMambro-Caputo; (known as Audra)

is the CEO of Wind of Africa, Inc in California, USA and a Co-Founder, Co-Director of Winds of Africa Foundation in Arusha, Tanzania, East Africa. She was a previous resident of eighteen years in Tanzania and resides in Arusha during her stay.  

She worked in Mental Health Care and Psychiatric Hospitals during her career in San Diego and continues to have affiliation with select facilities.

Audrey volunteered in Zimbabwe, Africa in January 1996 for one year with Visions in Action which then brought her to Tanzania in 2001.

She devotes her attention to encourage change for the better in education and health and to be a witness in progress.

Her favorite pastimes are surfing, skiing, hiking, writing and travel.


Mr. Anthony J. Caputo

Tony is the legal advisory to Winds of Africa, Inc, a Californian non-profit corporation and Winds of Africa Foundation in Arusha, Tanzania. He is a resident of San Diego, California, USA.  In both countries he is significantly involved in all aspects of the organization and its projects.

Tony practiced law in San Diego, California for 40+ years with an emphasizing on civil and business law including litigation. He is now retired, enjoying his time surfing, skiing, bicycling; mostly seeking new adventure while meeting new people by traveling the USA and other countries.

Associations- World Wildlife Fund, Nature Conservancy, Smithsonian, National History Museum, Sierra Club.



Ms Susan Munger

WoA Director/ Secretary Winds of Africa Inc.

Susan has worked as Tony Caputo’s secretary and as an experienced paralegal in San Diego for over 30 yrs. She is responsible for imparting the vision of the organization and administrative duties; keeping the record of the minutes of the meetings of the directors, responsible for all corporation’s paperwork, and oversees the activity of the annual fundraiser.

Susan is a dynamic woman, she enjoys spending special time with her husband and two sons. Susan also volunteers her time as the secretary for PTA of local middle school.  


Mr. Richard Barsell

WoA Director

Richard established and is the owner of a business development company for over 40 years and still going strong.

Rich agreed to be a Director after visiting, twice now, the activities of WoA programs in Tanzania with Tony and Audra. He continues to impart the vision of the organization and overseeing its fund-raising operations; using business experience to assist the organization in making decisions, including those concerning budgeting and most efficient use of funds.

Richards favorite pastimes are traveling different countries, biking riding, and seeking unique fine art. His daughter and son are his best buddies.


Mr. Charles W. Giacomini

Jack has been a connected to WoA since 2001, after Audra and Tony traveled to Tanzania. He believes heart fully in WoA cause. Jack is an experienced Hotel Operator who is a co-owner of Hotel Managers Group. A company that operates several Hotel Establishments as well as several in-dependent Hotels.  He is or has been on the board of directors of National and State Hospitality Associations, the San Diego Hotel and Motel Association as well as the San Diego Convention Center. Jacks skillfulness in Hospitality continues to help Audra with the WoA Hospitality programs and village programs that implement new ways of teaching.

Jack is devoted to family and enjoys travel.