For Immediate Release
October 28, 2013
Contact: Terese Lilly
(Washington, DC) The Maasai Girls Education Fund (MGEF) announces the addition of a new member to the organization’s Board of Directors. Tracey Pyles, M.D., joins the board and will help fulfill the mission of her mother Barbara Shaw who founded the organization. “Tracey has been a longtime supporter of MGEF. She brings commitment and passion to our mission of educating Maasai girls and will be a strong addition to the leadership team,” said MGEF Board President Terese Lilly.
“My mother was committed to empowering Maasai girls and helping them to get the education and skills they need to support themselves and their families in Kenya. She was devoted to these girls, and I am honored to join the MGEF Board to fulfill my mom’s legacy.” Dr. Pyles is an Emergency Physician in the Washington, DC area. She lives with her daughter Cassidy who shares a dedication to her grandmother’s legacy.