Staff


Stacy James – Co-Founder/Executive Director  

Stacy James is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Dazzle Africa, a 501c3 charity based in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is a visionary and oversees solution-based, sustainable and innovative projects in rural Zambia that protect endangered wildlife, provides opportunities for economically disadvantaged students, and engages in community development projects, such as funding boreholes within villages with no access to clean water.

She graduated from Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR, with a MAT and worked as an educator for more than a decade with students, teachers, administrators, and superintendents to increase success within schools in the U.S. public education system.

She also has an interest in government policy and negotiation and co-created Nevada’s wildlife trafficking bill, SB194, that became law in January 2018. This bill prohibits the sales of 15 species, including ivory, rhino horn, and shark (fin).

Born in Iowa, wildlife is in her DNA, as her father had a professional guiding business in Canada and Stacy spent a good portion of her younger years with her family traveling amidst nature and diverse wildlife. She continues to focus on her love of nature by living a life committed to the environment and empowering others to take action to conserve our natural resources.

Stacy lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, with her husband Chip and their four rescue cats and dogs, loves hiking, yoga, reading, and never tires of adventurous travel!

She believes that people truly want to make a difference and together, with passion, dedication, and teamwork, we can achieve seemingly impossible goals.

Stephanie Lemus – Executive Assistant 

Stephanie Was born in Southern California and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is a senior at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, majoring in political science. After college, she plans to either join the Peace Corps or attend law school.

Stephanie became Dazzle Africa’s first intern in January of 2017. Since then, she has worked alongside Founder/ Executive Director, Stacy James. After a year and a half of growing closer to Dazzle Africa, Stephanie was given the title of Executive Assistant.

With a deeply ingrained passion in human and animal rights, Stephanie has received a great amount of self-fulfillment while working with Dazzle Africa.

Lisa Ladelfa – Program Coordinator  

Lisa La Delfa joined Dazzle Africa as Project Coordinator in 2018. As Project Coordinator, she organizes and oversees educational projects including the Clean Water Project, which provides clean water to families in rural Zambia, while also providing educational opportunities to college students.
Prior to joining Dazzle Africa, Lisa owned her own salon business for 32 years while also serving as the Teen Leadership coordinator at Choice Center for 7 years, where she empowered teens to live their best life through integrity, responsibility, and service.
Lisa was born in Boston, Massachusets and lived in Rochester, New York for much of her childhood. In 1980, she moved to Las Vegas with her family, where her passion began for nature, travel, art and giving back to her community.
Lisa still lives in Las Vegas with her son Bailey and their three rescue dogs and two cats. Their home often bustles with the sound of teenagers. She loves art, flea marketing, and is a self-proclaimed foodie.
Lisa believes every creature on earth matters. She believes everyone deserves to have their voice heard. And, when one can speak for themselves, she believes we have a responsibility to step up and speak up. Lisa strongly believes we can have a world that works together to make a difference for everyone.