In 2008, from the couch of his apartment Justin founded These Numbers Have Faces by helping one friend from South Africa attend university. Justin holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from Westmont College and an MA in International Conflict Resolution from Portland State University. He writes at justinzoradi.com where you can pick up his book, Doing Work That Matters. An obsessive soccer fan and weekend landscaper, Justin lives in Portland, Oregon with his lovely wife Trisha, daughter Josephine, and their backyard chickens. Read more about our founder.
Jim brings a wealth of experience to his role as Executive Director. He began his career serving as a linguist and Bible Translator among the Ekajuk people in rural Nigeria and worked as a management consultant for several years. He has spent the last twenty years in executive leadership roles in higher education and faith-based non-profits. Jim is thrilled to be serving These Numbers Have Faces because it combines his passion for working with university students and young adults with his deep love for Africa. He holds a B.A. degree in Greek and Hebrew from Concordia University, Ann Arbor and an M.Div. degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Jim lives in Lake Oswego, OR with his wonderful wife, Linda, and their two children, Abby and Zechariah
Managing Director of These Numbers Have Faces
Scovia is a graduate from National University of Rwanda and has experience working with local and international aid organizations. Scovia loves to interact with people, which is why she is a perfect fit for These Numbers Have Faces, where she said she is living out her dreams to help empower others.
Accelerate Academy Program Director
Violet was born in Uganda and is one of 10 children. She graduated with a degree in business administration and hopes to further her studies in international development. For seven years, Violet has been working with international and local development programs, and helped create more than 500 jobs in Uganda, Malawi and Rwanda! Violet loves dancing and singing, but admits she sometimes sounds like a frog.
Director of Global Impact
Born and raised in Indiana, Lauren finally fulfilled her dream of moving to the northwest 4 years ago and hasn't looked back. She loves Africa, long road trips, and dancing in the kitchen. On her off time you can find her exploring the streets of Portland or enjoying the great outdoors with her husband, Levi and daughter, Hatley.
Program Associate - Rwanda
Jackie has been part of the These Numbers Have Faces family since she became one of our Rwandan scholars in 2011! After graduating from the School of Finance and Banking with a degree in accounting, and a short time in our office as an intern, she joined our staff as a Program Associate - working with our students, and helping to coordinate our donor trips.
Entrepreneurship Mentor Manager - Rwanda
Olivier’s vision is to see Rwanda rise. An entrepreneur to his core -the founder of two companies, one in IT and one in agriculture- Olivier is excited to work with young people in his country to become the next generation of creative business leaders. Outside of work, Olivier enjoys watching movies, reading and cooking.
Finance Manager - Rwanda
From an early age, Francoise watched her single mother work hard to provide for her children and send them to school. Francoise credits her family, community, and the support of non-profit organizations for where she is today -- in a position to help Rwandan students rise up to be the leaders they were born to be!
Keana originally joined the team in 2015 as an intern. She grew up outside of Seattle, and has always lived in the beautiful Northwest. After spending a year backpacking the world, she settled in to Vancouver, Washington where she lives with her husband and two cats. Her free time is consumed with adult ballet classes, the Portland Timbers, and all things Harry Potter.
Board of Directors
Sales Executive at Fidelity National Title
Brian has been in the financial industry for over 10 years and brings experience from other non-profit boards with him to These Numbers. When he’s not busy being a husband, father to a beautiful baby boy, and working at Fidelity National Title, he volunteers and enjoys giving his time and talents where it can benefit the populations that need it most. One of Brian’s bucket list items is to travel to Africa after hearing stories from his in-laws experiences in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and South Africa.
Founder of Give Greatly
Stefani has been involved in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors globally for more than 15 years, specializing in communications, relationship management and turning talk into action. She is a social entrepreneur at heart, most recently launching a company to inspire and activate a new generation of givers in the Silicon Valley. She has an addiction to travel, reading, running and hanging out with her husband and two small kids.
CEO of Cinder Solutions & Allion USA
Ryan has been working in the technology sector for over 15 years. Ryan is the CEO of several companies. He has a passion for building a business culture that empowers employees to do good in the world. He serves on several non-profit boards, with a focus on education. Ryan, along with his wife and two young boys, also runs a local non-profit focused on community youth. Ryan and his wife are in the process of adopting a child from Ethiopia.
Sr. Brand Director, Global Community Impact, Nike Inc
Hailing from Ohio, Jean worked in several top marketing and management positions at communications companies before moving to Portland. She is currently the Senior Brand Director of Global Community Impact at Nike, where she has worked since 2007. With a passion for travel, sports and empowering women, Jean is a role model to our scholars looking to push the boundaries and pursue excellence.
Commercial Real Estate Sales Consultant, NW Natural
Jason has been in the financial services industry for 14 years. His current focus is Impact Investing, where social and financial returns empower rising communities through the world. In addition to business, Jason has served on boards of several children and education-based non-profits. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time in the outdoors, fly-fishing, hiking, traveling, skiing, golfing, cooking and sailing.