Chief Executive Officerdick.firstname.lastname@example.org
Dick came to ORPHANetwork from Willow Creek Community Church and Willow Creek Association. He joined Willow Creek Association International ministries to support the launch of The Global Leadership Summit and opening the Summit to countries in Latin America. His heart for serving the forgotten children of Nicaragua was born out of witnessing firsthand their extreme poverty. Dick has been casting an exciting vision for ORPHANetwork since 2009 : “Working with individuals and churches to make this happen is life-changing for all of us.”
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officerted.email@example.com
Ted Draper is ORPHANetwork's first Chief Operating Officer, COO. In this new role, Ted will focus on advancing our funding model through investors, Gift in Kind, and U.S. church partnerships as well as lead the Marketing, Communications and Human Relations Departments of the ministry.
Prior to joining ORPHANetwork, Ted worked for Avant Ministries as U.S. Director where he helped thousands of ministry partners engage through strategic gift and estate design planning. In his 10 year career with Avant, he also served as Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Development as well as Director of Public Relations and Media.
Ted will work from our Virginia Beach headquarters and report to our CEO, Dick Anderson. He and his wife, Kathleen, have four children and are in the process of moving from Kansas City, MO to Virginia Beach for his August 1st start date.
"I am humbled to be joining ORPHANetwork. With a clear vision for the future, the team at ORPHANetwork has experienced phenomenal results in their initiatives. I am excited to partner with them and God to see more lives blessed and transformed."
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Volunteer Chief Financial Officerdavid.firstname.lastname@example.org
In late 2017, David joined the ORPHANetwork team as Chief Financial Officer in a Staff - Unpaid position. He continues to serve on ORPHANetwork's Board of Directors, which he joined two years prior.
David has contributed his leadership at the board and executive management levels of Live Oak Bank in Wilmington, NC, 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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Volunteer Director of Program Excellencepeggy.email@example.com
Peggy has decades of experience in healthcare as a nurse and later in leadership positions at Amerigroup Corporation and Untied Healthcare. Following a trip to Nicaragua in 2009 with her husband Rik, she felt called to use her talents and expertise to support ORPHANetwork's mission. Peggy has been a part time volunteer staff for many years. Upon retiring from healthcare in March, 2017, she started her new adventure with our ministry in a full-time Staff - unpaid position.
Volunteer Director of Program Excellence
Heather Boyd, CPA
Heather Boyd, CPA
Katie earned her BA in Communication Studies from Old Dominion University. Her passion for helping children led her into working as an elementary school teacher, and now to ORPHANetwork. In 2010 Katie felt a calling from God to go Nicaragua on her first short-term mission trip, but little did she know, God would be setting the foundation for a future career. Katie says, "To put it simply, I have always wanted to invest my life into helping others and I am both humbled and honored to be a part of the truly extraordinary work of ORPHANetwork."