Contact Us

For any inquiries, email Ellie or give her a call (518) 310-7710.  

The MoonCatcher Project

PO Box 9443

Schenectady, New York 12309.

Meet our Board of Directors and Partners

  Ellie von Wellsheim, Founder and Board President   Ellie is an entrepreneur, artist and long-time activist. She founded the MoonCatcher Project in 2011. She lives in Schenectady, New York. Contact:  ellie@mooncatcher.org , (518) 310-7710

Ellie von Wellsheim, Founder and Board President

Ellie is an entrepreneur, artist and long-time activist. She founded the MoonCatcher Project in 2011. She lives in Schenectady, New York. Contact: ellie@mooncatcher.org, (518) 310-7710

  Phoebe Nabwami: MoonCatcher Project Uganda   Phoebe is our partner in Uganda. She is an educator and has worked with the MoonCatcher Project since 2014. Since that time, she has helped to establish five sewing cooperatives and one soap-making cooperative.

Phoebe Nabwami: MoonCatcher Project Uganda

Phoebe is our partner in Uganda. She is an educator and has worked with the MoonCatcher Project since 2014. Since that time, she has helped to establish five sewing cooperatives and one soap-making cooperative.

  Mary Khumbanyisa: MoonCatcher Project Malawi   Mary is our partner in Malawi. She is working hard to help our sewing cooperative there to produce MoonCatcher kits.

Mary Khumbanyisa: MoonCatcher Project Malawi

Mary is our partner in Malawi. She is working hard to help our sewing cooperative there to produce MoonCatcher kits.

  John Doyle: Board Member   John is an attorney who lives in Walker Valley, New York.

John Doyle: Board Member

John is an attorney who lives in Walker Valley, New York.

  Ginger Ertz, Board Secretary   Ginger is a retired Museum Educator from the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. She lives in Niskayuna, New York.

Ginger Ertz, Board Secretary

Ginger is a retired Museum Educator from the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. She lives in Niskayuna, New York.

  Pisie Hochheim: Board Member   Pisie is a film editor who lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is also Ellie’s daughter.

Pisie Hochheim: Board Member

Pisie is a film editor who lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is also Ellie’s daughter.

  Laura Kikuchi, Board Member   Laura is a program director for the Riley’s Way Foundation and lives in Brooklyn, New York

Laura Kikuchi, Board Member

Laura is a program director for the Riley’s Way Foundation and lives in Brooklyn, New York

  Agnes Pala-Bukhala   Agnes is our newest Board Member. She is a Domestic Violence Program Specialist and Adjunct Professor living in Clifton Park, New York. Agnes is originally from Kenya.

Agnes Pala-Bukhala

Agnes is our newest Board Member. She is a Domestic Violence Program Specialist and Adjunct Professor living in Clifton Park, New York. Agnes is originally from Kenya.

  Linda Wistar, Board Treasurer   Linda is a retired School Administrator who lives in Slingerlands, New York

Linda Wistar, Board Treasurer

Linda is a retired School Administrator who lives in Slingerlands, New York