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.
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.
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.
DIRECTOR OF Global Impact
Born and raised in Indiana, Lauren finally fulfilled her dream of moving to the northwest 6 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.
Sr. Accountant – Rwanda
Clement is a numbers guy, and he is excited to use his talents in accounting and finance to encourage Rwanda’s future leaders! He believes Africa is a continent full of life and hope, and he is proud to call it home. When he isn’t busy with These Numbers Have Faces, Clement loves spending time with his wife, Jeannine, swimming, and playing soccer.
ACCELERATE ACADEMY PROGRAM DIRECTOR – 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.
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.
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!
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Benson graduated in 2017 with a degree in Business and a passion for serving his community. With the skills he gained in the These Numbers Have Faces University Leadership Program and the experience he took from a Corporate Internship in Portland, OR, Benson has dreams of providing for his family and improving his city. When he isn’t working with These Numbers Have Faces he stays busy by studying for his CPA and running his own restaurant, Square Pie!
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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.
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE, LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
Erik is 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.