Katie Hilborn, M.ed
Founder, Director, Board president
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, Women of Denver, and in various media outlets.
Katie holds a Master's in Education and a Bachelor's in Mass Communications with a Political Science emphasis.
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board of directors
Dominick is the Managing Principal and Chief Investment Officer of IPS Strategic Capital in Denver. He received his Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) through the Wharton School of Business and completed the College for Financial Planning’s CFP certification program. In his spare time, he's an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver where he frequently lectures on the real-world use of derivatives in risk-defined money management.
His life’s work to deliver a risk management solution will help Global Orphan Prevention's success in financial and strategic planning.
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 for 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.
Cathren is a small business management and strategic marketing consultant. She has over 15 years experience working with companies from independent consultants, to service-based, trades organizations, and is adept at assisting companies in start-up phases, as well as, creating sellable businesses.
Cathren graduated with a B.A. from Columbia College Chicago, has earned the Certified Trade Show Marketer (CTSM) designation from EXHIBITOR/Northern Illinois University Outreach and is also a HeartMath® Certified Coach.
frank chavez, M.B.A. & M.S.
Frank Chavez is a strategy consultant and advisor with nearly 15 years of experience, serving senior executives across multiple Fortune 500 organizations through to start-up companies in the life science, healthcare, and technology spaces. His work focuses on innovation, growth strategy, and operational excellence. Frank received degrees from Duke University – The Fuqua School of Business (M.B.A.), California State University (M.S.), and Claremont McKenna College (B.A.).
Frank looks to bring his experience growing and building businesses to Global Orphan Prevention to furthering its impact on those children and families, in Nepal and domestically, that live through the challenge that is orphan trade and child sex trafficking.
Allana Farley, M.B.A.
Allana Farley is a senior-level leader and educator with specific expertise in instruction, career development and community development She holds an MBA and is a Global Career Development Facilitator Instructor. She brings more than 10 years of career and entrepreneurial training as an educational and career counselor and Peace Corps volunteer. Her work in higher education and with community-based organizations led to the development of innovative curriculum in technology, business, and career program which have been used as “best practices” nationwide.
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