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 casts an exciting vision for ONET: “Working with individuals and churches to make this happen will be life-changing for all of us.”
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In late 2017, David joined the ORPHANetwork staff as Chief Financial Officer in an 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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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."
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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 as a full-time volunteer staff position.
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Jessica is a recent graduate from James Madison University, where she obtained a B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Leadership. Jessica says she is "excited to serve the children of Nicaragua and ORPHANetwork's amazing donors because it combines two of my passions, relationships and empowerment." Outside of work Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband Clint and volunteering with Young Life.
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Jayne has been following ORPHANetwork’s development since it’s inception in 2000. She graduated from ODU with a BS in Business Administration, has more than 30 years of Accounting and Business Management experience, and she is a certified Six Sigma black belt.
Jayne works full-time for Anthem and officially came on with ORPHANetwork in 2009 to volunteer her expertise as our Chief Financial Officer. In 2017, she transitioned her service to volunteer Finance Consultant.
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Amy earned both her B.A. in Psychology and her M.Ed. in Counseling at the University of Virginia. Before staying at home to raise her children, Amy led domestic violence education and outreach efforts as part of the staff at a domestic violence shelter in Charlottesville, VA.
After participating with Trinity Church on two missions trips to Nicaragua, she came home and felt the Lord encouraging her to help in the ORPHANetwork office because "the work done in Virginia Beach, no matter how large or small, rescues children and impacts generations in Nicaragua." Amy works part-time at ORPHANetwork and full-time at home with her husband, three children and one large beast of a dog.
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