TNSP Organization

The Tanzania Nursing Scholarship Program is made possible due to the efforts of many in both the United States and Tanzania. Below are just a few of the people who make this program possible.


United States

Linda van WerkhoovenLinda van Werkhooven RN BSN

A retired community nurse, Linda has been very active in her hometown with issues related to the elderly.  She also enjoys her gardens and flowers.




Wendy Tryon RN

Wendy is currently employed as a registered nurse in Western Massachusetts.





tonyTony van Werkhooven PhD

A retired consulting actuary, Tony enjoys work around his farm, which produces hay, firewood and lumber from a sawmill.





Gail Roberts RN
Board Member

Gail currently works as a nurse on the Behavioral Health Unit at Holyoke Medical Center, Holyoke, Massachusetts. She also enjoys her 7 grandchildren, gardening and traveling.




judyJudy Conway
Board Member

A retired nurse practitioner, Judy lives in the Phoenix area of Arizona. In retirement she enjoys golf and travel, and also volunteers as a reading tutor to local first graders. Judy responds to monthly emails from the TNSP-sponsored nursing students, and thoroughly enjoys her interactions with them!




Cherie Walton
Board Member

Cherie currently teaches at at Central CT State University, University of Hartford and Tunxis Community college. True to the synchronicity of life, she mainly teach the prerequisites for folks on their path to becoming nurses! Microbiology is her favorite.

Cherie lives in Burlington, CT with Steve, her partner for nearly 10 years. He runs an organization for folks with intellectual disabilities.


Heather van Werkhooven MSc
Program Assistant

Heather supports TNSP in her free time, managing our website.






EdithEdith Aloyce Macha
Student Coordinator

In her role as coordinator, Edith works with TNSP students and responds to any student issues that may arise. Edith is employed in the Ophthalmology Department at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center. She enjoys reading and swimming.