Katie Hilborn, M.ed
Founder & Executive Director
Since 2006, Katie's travels to twenty-eight countries and six continents have inspired her to help create positive change by being of service to those living in poverty and struggling in the developing world. For her hard and inspiring work, she was awarded as the runner-up for Millennial Week's Changemaker of the Year. Her humanitarian work has been featured on the ABC Morning Show and in various media outlets around the country.
Katie holds a Master's in Education and a Bachelor's in Mass Communications with a Political Science emphasis.
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Dennis hails from Poulsbo "Little Norway", Washington and has a Masters of Management degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He served in the U.S. Navy as a naval aviator and NROTC instructor for eight years. He then joined an international bank, working in management positions at overseas and U.S. offices. Dennis also worked for a well-known international consulting firm, managing a diverse range of financial related projects, before purchasing a business from which he retired.
As a member of Lions International for over twenty years, Dennis has three times served as a club president as well as club secretary finance and accounting.
Jessica is an International Yoga Instructor and Transformational Lifestylist with a diverse 13-year teaching background. Although a purist at heart, she loves tailoring her teachings to fit the needs of her diverse international clientele. “My dharma is to spread my light in order to help others in this World," says Smith.
Jessica has worked with Global Orphan Prevention first-hand in Nepal to address child sex trafficking and understands the demographic well. Her knowledge of our programs combined with her desire to transform the livelihoods in which she helps will be instrumental in furthering our mission.
Young Professionals Leadership Board
Young Professional Board Members At-Large
Left-to-right: Lincoln Jones, Josh Whitaker, Grace Juba, Brad Dober, Kevlyn Walsh, Kate O'Connell, Jenna Porter, Eva Wilke, Brian Kell, Ryan Van Winkle, Dikshya Ban, Eric Sutfin, Katie Hilborn, Jeff Howard
Not Pictured: Tanya Pomirchy, Kara Flynn, Chelley Canales, Michelle Marin, Melissa Murphy, Camille Claussen, Chantelle Wilkerson, Tim Bearden, Trish Mittelstadt, Kate Green
Volunteers & Colleagues
We could never do what we do without our wonderful volunteers! Some have traveled to the field with the sole purpose of helping; others were already in country and happened to serendipitously join us on our mission. Some volunteers have offered assistance back home helping raise funds or with graphic design. We cannot thank them enough for their selfless servitude to others and making the world a better place!
Simon Johnny Feixn
Oren M Gordon
Nancy Joyce Hunter
Aaron Dixon & Co
The Pine Beetles
The Oak Creek Band
Leigh S. Chambers
Dustin Kyle Brooks
Do Hong Phuc
Brian Smith (HAND)
Sarah Abou Jaoudeh (Photographer)
Shelby Bay (Nurse)
Ian Bellows (Photographer)
Laxmi Tamang (MIDSON)
Kala Kluender (Midwife)
Absame (Ali) Husein Omar Waafeer
Derek Freal (Videographer)
Mingmar Tamang (project consultant)
Terry Lesyk (project consultant)
Ryan Van Winkle