Beautiful Life Team

Wendy La Vita

Position: Founder/ Director

Profile Wendy La Vita holds a BA Honours degree in Counselling Psychology from UNISA and a Masters Degree in Research Psychology from Stellenbosch University. She has a world of knowledge and experience in community development and is passionate about education and believes in life-long learning. Our motto “shaping a generation together” is her ideal for South Africa as a Nation. Wendy La Vita holds the office of Executive Director of Beautiful Life and offers her services on a voluntary basis along with a team of dedicated volunteers who assists in the area of administration, accounting, fundraising, marketing, publicity and community work.

Mary Percent

Position: Associate Director

About Mary has an Associate In Management Diploma(AIM) from UCT Graduate School of Business. And 34 years experience in financial management in the Commercial Sector. She is community orientated and enjoys sharing her faith with others. She distributes Bibles to the community in Beaufort West in her own capacity. Children and the elderly are very dear to her heart. Mary loves to encourage others to develop their potential and to improve their circumstances. Mary will be offering her services to Beautiful Life (TCDA) in the areas of Financial Administration and Community Development.

Gisele La Vita

Position: Media & Publicity Assistant

Patrick Cowan

Position: Honorary Accountant

Bronwynn Weeks

Position: Marketing & Media Assistant


Carlos Chileshe

Position: Pastoral Care & Community Development.

Attended: Corner Stone University, Cape Town

Desmond Koopman

Position: Community Development Associate
Professional Educator

Melvyn Fortune

Position: Admin Support/Photographer

Leana Pieters

Role: Community Development and Partnership Co-Ordinator

Marette Vorster

Position: Admin Support


Position: Fundraising & Marketing Assistant to Project Director

Josie Makkink

Position: Counselling & Editorial Assistant

Marie Bienvenu

Role: Online Language Teacher

Amber Paulse

Role: Fundraising and Admin Assistant