Sara Stender & MaryLynn Barrett ~ Africa Healing Exchange

Sara Stender is the Founder and Executive Director of the U.S.-based nonprofit organization Africa Healing Exchange (AHE) and the owner of 3 Mountains TÎma Tea. She has been working with Rwandans since 2007 when she was helping to create a fair trade campaign in the U.S. and she was introduced to the excellent coffee and tea coming from Rwanda. Since spending time in Kigali in 2009, helping to create a culinary arts and customer service training program in a local restaurant, she made a commitment to create a mutually-beneficial, multi-national exchange that could help people suffering from trauma and related illnesses.

MaryLynn Barrett, LCSW, MPH, has dual master’s degrees in social work and public health from the University of Washington. She is the Director of Behavioral Medicine in the Family Practice Residency Program and MAHEC’s Family Health Centers. Mary Lynn is part of the leadership team of resiliency trainers who started the local non-profit agency, Resources for Resiliency. She is fluent in Spanish and has taught nationally and internationally, most recently in Rwanda and Tanzania. Locally, she participates in Buncombe County’s ACE Collaborative and is a board member of the African Healing Exchange.

Enjoy this one-hour Living Well where Sara and MaryLynn Barrett shares how we can build resiliency within ourselves and our communities that supports our best selves  and promotes proven skills for managing the many stresses of life

Living Well with Sara Stender and MaryLynn Barrett on AshevilleFM, February 5, 2018