Muchila Access Project

The Muchila Access Project (MAP) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation aimed at providing access to maternal and dental health, nutrition, education, and microeconomic services to families living in Muchila, a rural and geographically isolated settlement in Southern Africa.


Funds raised will be used to support the joint priorities of the village leadership and community. The leaders in the Chiefdom have prioritized the needs of Muchila as water, health care (in particular maternal health), education (especially for orphaned children who live with extended family members) and microfinance assistance to help the women who have handicraft skills generate family income.  

Board Members
John Morgan, D.D.S., M.S.


Patricia Campbell, M.L.S, M.P.H.
Treasurer & Secretary


John is Professor and Director Special Projects and Global Service Learning at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr Morgan has expertise in hospital dentistry, public health initiatives, and the development and management of oral health access programs for vulnerable populations domestically and abroad. Dr. Morgan has been working to build oral health prevention and disease management programs in Zambia since 2004.

Patricia is the Executive Vice President of Tufts University, a positon she has held since 2007 having previously served in senior administrative and finance positons in Boston nonprofit organizations and in government in New York State.  Patricia has two master’s degrees one in Public Health from Tufts Medical School. She has traveled and volunteered extensively with service projects in Africa.  Additional volunteer activities include serving on the Hallmark Health Systems Board of Directors, and as a member of the Cambridge Health Alliance Foundation Board.

Sarah Primeau, M.S.W, M.P.H.



Gerard Kugel, D.M.D., M.S., Ph.D.


Sarah holds two Master’s degrees in Public Health and Social Work from Boston University and is passionate about addressing healthcare disparities among vulnerable populations. In her current position at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a regional safety net health system, she manages community relations and serves on the Cancer Committee and Co-Chairs the Patient Family Advisory Council. She has a wide range of experience in healthcare education and in community organizations in both research and direct client care programs. During her undergraduate career at St. Lawrence University she studied abroad in Nairobi, Kenya where she studied healthcare.

Gerard is Associate Dean for Research, and Professor of Comprehensive Care at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.. Dr Kugel is on the Board of Directors of the CR Foundation and he has done numerous dental mission trips to Ecuador, Dominican Republic as well as within the US. Dr. Kugel has his Ph.D. in Dental Materials and his Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Dr. Kugel has published over 120 articles and over 300 abstracts and has given over 400 lectures both nationally and internationally. Dr. Kugel is part of a group practice, the Trinity Dental Center, located in Back Bay, Boston.