ABBEY KOCAN
Executive Director
Kupona Foundation

Ms. Kocan is the Executive Director of Kupona Foundation, a non-profit improving the lives of millions of women, newborns and people with a disability in Tanzania. Kupona works with singular focus to directly strengthen the capacity of its implementing partner, CCBRT. After nearly a decade of "climbing the ladder" in the for-profit sector, Abbey had the opportunity to live in Tanzania and work with CCBRT for five months. Struck by the impact CCBRT was having upon individuals and communities, the challenges that existed, and the magnitude of change that was possible, Abbey remained connected to Kupona following her return to the USA, taking over leadership of the organization in 2013.