The Board

Ted Wille, Chairman

Retired, Chief Operating Officer AMERIGROUP Corporation

Virginia Beach, VA

Ted invested his talents in the world of healthcare for decades. With two Master's degrees and vast industry experience, he became Senior Vice President and COO for Amerigroup Corporation in the 1990s. After retiring from his successful career, Ted was inspired by his wife and pastor to go deeper with ORPHANetwork. Ted shares, "I felt God calling me to give back to those in need, to use my gift to make a difference in the lives of orphaned children."

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Ted Wille, Chairman

Ted Wille, Chairman

Retired, Chief Operating Officer AMERIGROUP Corporation

John Pitzaferro

Founder & CEO, TransNational Payment Solutions

Chicago, IL

John is the Founder and CEO of TransNational Payment Solutions, an industry leading merchant account processor based out of Chicago, IL. The Chicago Tribune has named TransNational as one of the top 100 places to work in Illinois for multiple years, most recently in 2015.

John caught the vision and excitement around serving our children on his first trip to Nicaragua in 2010, and soon after TransNational became our first business partner. In 2011 John hosted Chicago's Party with a Purpose, an annual fundraiser that has raised over $800,000 for the refugee community of Nueva Vida where we serve 1,200 children.

The video below shares John's vision and calling to serve through 'My Well Ministry' which provides unparalleled financial services to ministries, churches and non-profit organizations.

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John Pitzaferro

John Pitzaferro

Founder & CEO, TransNational Payment Solutions

Michael Freeborn

Partner, Freeborn & Peters, LLP

Chicago, IL

Michael is a Founder and Partner of Freeborn & Peters, a 120-lawyer firm in Chicago, IL. He was prompted to join the ORPHANetwork board in late 2010 after visiting Nicaragua for the first time and being exposed to the work ORPHANetwork is doing in-country. He is continually impressed and excited by ORPHANetwork's commitment to break the cycle of poverty through Nicaraguan leadership.

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Michael Freeborn

Michael Freeborn

Partner, Freeborn & Peters, LLP

Windy Mason-Leslie, MD

Pediatric Associates

Virginia Beach, VA

Simply, Windy has a passion and a heart for kids. Throughout medical school, residency and her early career she had aspired and prayed for ways to medically care for disadvantaged children through mission work. She made her first trip with OPRHANetwork to Nicaragua in June 2009. Since then, she has felt God answering her prayer in even larger ways. Windy feels honored and grateful to be called by God to serve on the ORHANetwork board.

In addition to providing great insight to our Medical Committee,  she and her husband, Dr. Larry Leslie, routinely serve our children on SMART Missions® trips.

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Windy Mason-Leslie, MD

Windy Mason-Leslie, MD

Pediatric Associates

Lane R. Moyer

Shareholder, Vedder Price PC

Chicago, IL

Lane joined our board in 2012. He is a Shareholder at Vedder Price, a 300 lawyer firm based in Chicago, IL. He works extensively in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financing transactions, commercial lending and general business matters representing both privately held businesses and public companies.

Lane became involved with ORPHANetwork through multiple trips to Nicaragua with his family. In-between these trips he was a co-organizer of two "Ticket for Life" fundraisers which raised money to ship containers of food to our partners in Nicaragua. Lane says, "I decided to get more involved by joining the board after seeing the tremendous impact ORPHANetwork is having in the lives of children." In addition to our board, Lane has also served on the Harper College Foundation Board and he was recently selected to serve on The Elders board of Willow Creek Church.

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Lane R. Moyer

Lane R. Moyer

Shareholder, Vedder Price PC

Tyler Tuite

Director of Corporate Strategy, CarMax

Richmond, VA

Tyler has been a part of ORPHANetwork since it's inception, with his first trip to Managua in 1999. After earning a degree from the University of Virginia in 2005, Tyler joined the ORPHANetwork team full time and served as Executive Director until 2008. At that point, Tyler earned his MBA from the Wharton School and worked for the Boston Consulting Group as a Strategy Consultant for three years. Tyler is excited to return to his roots and be a part of the work the Lord is doing through ORPHANetwork. "I am humbled by the impact ORPHANetwork is having on people's lives in Nicaragua and couldn't be more excited to continue to serve the ministry as a Board Member."

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Tyler Tuite

Tyler Tuite

Director of Corporate Strategy, CarMax

David Lucht

Chief Lending Officer, Live Oak Bancshares

Wilmington, NC

David has contributed his leadership at the board and executive management levels of Live Oak Bank since it's inception in 2007. He was instrumental in launching Live Oak Bank's IPO and bringing the company public in July of 2015. David's approach to the identification and management of credit risk is one of the keystones of the organization.

When he first came to Nicaragua in 2010, David immediately became passionate about the work of ORPHANetwork. In 2014, he was baptized by Pastor Freddy of our Phase 2 Local Church Initiative (LCI) in Ciudad Sandino, an LCI for 210 children that David's family and his business partner have been faithfully investing in since 2010.

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David Lucht

David Lucht

Chief Lending Officer, Live Oak Bancshares

Tedde Reid

Founder and President, SEFA, LLC

South Barrington, IL

Tedde joins our board after 30 years of visionary leadership at SEFA, Supply & Equipment Foodservice Alliance, LLC, a nationwide network of leading supply and equipment dealers and manufacturers.  Tedde and her husband, Jim, co-founded the company in 1986, which has grown to be one of the industry's leading foodservice buying, marketing and training groups. Continuously dedicating their lives to serving others and giving back to those in need, Tedde and Jim have served on the board of Living Water International, worked with World Vision in Zambia, Africa to build a hospital in a small community severely affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and since 2009 they have faithfully nourished over 800 children in Nicaragua through 6 ORPHANetwork Local Church Initiatives.

Tedde's entrepreneurial talents, international non-profit board experience and her genuine love for God's children in Nicaragua are just a few of the many gifts Tedde brings to our board.

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Tedde Reid

Tedde Reid

Founder and President, SEFA, LLC

G. Royden Goodson, III

CEO Warwick Mechanical Group

Newport News, VA

Royden is CEO of Warwick Mechanical Group, a commercial mechanical construction firm operating in eastern Virginia.

With over 400 skilled trade workers Royden knows the importance of vocational training – not only for the success of his business, but also for each of the families of Warwick’s employees.

As his business was recovering from the downturn in the American economy, Royden visited Nicaragua in 2013 and saw firsthand the devastating impact of the cycle of poverty. After that trip, WMG established a matching gift program to support the orphanage in Puerto Cabezas. In addition WMG, with help of some of its vendor partners, formed an industrial service company to house a welder apprentice program. The business continues to operate and is providing jobs, income, and skills training for several families in Port.

In 2015, Royden worked with the Nicaragua ONET staff to set up an ongoing training program in Managua that utilizes professionally staffed training centers to train unskilled young people in basic welding skills. These programs are funded by donors in North America and graduate between 10 and 20 welders annually.

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G. Royden Goodson, III

G. Royden Goodson, III

CEO Warwick Mechanical Group

Rev. Michael Simone, Director Emeritus

Senior Founding Pastor, Spring Branch Community Church

Virginia Beach, VA

In 1993, Michael and his wife Gail founded Spring Branch Community Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In 2000, he was called to create ORPHANetwork after experiencing God at work firsthand at the Casa Bernabe Veracruz orphanage in Nicaragua. As a Senior Pastor, Michael is passionate about helping "bring life and faith together." He has seen this passion realized in his congregation through their involvement with ORPHANetwork, and he is excited to see an integrated "faith and life" being realized in the children of Nicaragua.

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Rev. Michael Simone, Director Emeritus

Rev. Michael Simone, Director Emeritus

Senior Founding Pastor, Spring Branch Community Church

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