Jim brings a wealth of experience to his new role, from his time as a linguist and Bible translator in rural Nigeria, to working as a management consultant for several years, and to executive leadership roles in higher education and faith-based organizations. Jim is thrilled to be serving These Numbers Have Faces because it combines his passion for working with young adults with his deep love for Africa. Please feel free to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
MANAGING DIRECTOR – Rwanda
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.
Amelia fell in love with Africa while working with an orphanage in Kenya. She often says that while she hopes to have had an impact in those kids lives, they have changed her life forever! Amelia also loves hiking and reading a good book while drinking tea. Please feel free to contact me at: email@example.com
SENIOR Accountant – Rwanda
Antoine joins These Numbers Have Faces after organizing one to one and group training sessions supporting accountants from various organizations. He has a big heart and is excited to work alongside our team so that together, we can impact the lives of the students in our program. When Antoine isn’t busy with These Numbers Have Faces, he loves spending time with his family and cycling.
Alumni Coordinator – 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!
UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM ASSOCIATE – RWANDA
Isaac started his career with a degree in Business Information Technology and a passion for serving others. Before joining These Numbers Have Faces as the University Leadership Program Associate, he worked in many roles for a local telecommunications company. You might say that Isaac loves to communicate! When he isn’t working, Isaac loves to play and watch soccer, swimming, listening to music, and spending time with his family.
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Sarah was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, but school and work have taken her all over the world. While working with street children in Ethopia, she saw the importance of education, and developed a passion for providing access and opportunities to everyone. When not working, you can find her searching out the best parks to take her dog or going for hikes in the Columbia River Gorge. Please feel free to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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DIRECTOR OF FINANCE, LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
Erik is a business leader who has developed broad experience with numbers and analytics through his 17 years with Lam Research. His knowledge of financial planning, program management, and business analysis don’t just make him a valuable addition to the Board of These Numbers Have Faces, but also allow him to pour into the businesses being built through the Accelerate Academy. Erik and his family love to stay busy from basketball games to crabbing in the Pacific Ocean!
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 throughout 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.
English Teacher – FLHS, Las Vegas, NV
Kris is a career educator. She grew up in Hong Kong and began teaching in 1986. Her journey has included marriage, two children, growing in faith, and accomplishing her PhD in Education. She and her husband, Bill, travel when they can, and enjoy immersing themselves in authentic, cultural experiences. Kris is honored to serve on the board for These Numbers Have Faces and is excited to contribute whatever she can to promote its mission.
Broker, Hasson Company Realtors
Courtney has been a realtor in the Portland Metropolitan area for 6 years. She focuses on residential real estate. After traveling to Rwanda with These Numbers Have Faces in 2018, Courtney found a passion for helping students reach their full potential. Courtney loves to visit the Oregon Coast and go fishing with her husband, two kids, and their black pug dog, Oscar. Courtney attends River West Church in Lake Oswego, a church partner of These Numbers Have Faces.
DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, ASPEN HEIGHTS
Ty has been working in Real Estate Development and Project Management for more than 17 years, in addition to his experience as a Combat Medic for the US Army for more than 8 years. Ty’s business expertise and his love of developing populations has drawn him to Rwanda 4 times in the last 12 months to train and mentor students and entrepreneurs.