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Trafficking-in-Persons Protection ManagerLocation: Sierra Leone
Miriam Fullah has served as World Hope International’s Trafficking-in-Persons Protection Manager and Case Management Coordinator since 2012. She was trained as a teacher by the Milton College of Education and Technology at the University of Sierra Leone. Miriam also holds a Diploma in Social Work and Psychological Care from the Institute of Public Administration and Management.
Prior to joining World Hope, Miriam worked at the Youth Readiness Intervention Project from Harvard University and before that, at The Center for Victims of Torture. She also worked four years at Handicap International, Sierra Leone, as a Psychosocial Counselor.
Trafficking in Persons Clinical SupervisorLocation: Philippines
Adesty Dulawan is the Clinical Supervisor of World Hope International in the Philippines. She is a licensed psychologist and counselor with more than 10 years of experience in the mental health professionals specializing in psychological assessment and psychotherapy for the treatment of mental disorders.
Prior to WHI, Adesty was a Counselor in the academe providing case management for students with clinical disturbances. She also worked actively in implementing prevention and intervention programs for adolescents’ growth and development.
She completed her Masters at the Cagayan State University and ranked 6th place in the national Counseling board examinations in 2011. She is presently completing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Santo Tomas Graduate School.
Technical Advisor for Anti-Human Trafficking, Salvation Army World Service OfficeLocation: USA
Jason has led anti-human trafficking initiatives for the Salvation Army World Service Office for the last six years, including work that addresses labor and sex trafficking issues for men, women, and children. These projects have included preventing trafficking of families on the Mexican border and helping women who have been trafficked to the middle east return to their home countries.
For four years Jason served as the chairperson for the Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking. This alliance is responsible for Anti-human trafficking work in many countries around the world and throughout the United States. It developed one of the earliest comprehensive curricula that addresses trafficking, “Hands that Heal.” Jason currently serves as the Principal Investigator of the Protecting At-risk children Vulnerable to Exploitation project in the Philippines. In this capacity, he manages multiple partnerships and provides technical support for the development of clinical care approaches to aftercare for children who have experienced online sexual exploitation.
In 1995, he visited the Republic of Georgia during a time when conflicts in the Caucuses were heavily debated, hotels were full with internally displaced people, and the economy was struggling to survive. Yet, the will of the people remained strong. In 2008, he visited south China and saw villages where all women had been trafficked out, where one woman’s face remains etched in his mind. She had returned to the villages, started tree farms and renewed hope and stability for many. In 2014 he met Jane, a woman with five children in western Kenya, who lost her husband but found strength to begin her own business and empower others. Marked by his encounters of hope and poverty, Jason longed to play a role in helping faith triumph over discouragement.
He is currently approaching the final stages of a PhD Program in International Family and Community Studies at Clemson University. He holds a Masters of Public Policy from Georgia State University and a Master of Arts degree from Columbia International University.
Jason has been married for sixteen years and has three extremely smart girls, who are a constant reminder to him that children belong in families and that girls can change the world.
International Child Protection Specialist – IHQ, The Salvation ArmyLocation: UK
Commissioner Carol Telfer became a Salvation Army Officer in 1984 after a career in nursing and midwifery. She and her husband served in corps work in Newry, she was the Primary Health Care Advisor on the Afghan Refugee Programme in Peshawar, Pakistan then a corps officer in Picton, Canada before becoming the Chaplain at a young offender institute in The Salvation Army Correctional Services in Ottawa, Canada. Corps officership in Rock Ferry followed prior to being the Divisional Family Officer then Divisional Director for Personnel in the Manchester Division. She shared in Divisional Leadership with her husband in West Scotland before being appointed Assistant Secretary for Personnel at THQ. She was then Spiritual Director of Employment Plus and in 2011 was appointed Assistant Chief Secretary.In 2014 she was appointed in Pakistan territory as a Territorial President of Women’s Ministries, in 2017 she was promoted to the rank of Commissioner. Carol has a BSc. in Health and Social Care and is a trained critical incident debriefing trainer and stress consultant, as well as having a personnel qualification. Carol’s favourite past time is keeping in touch with the family. She enjoys reading, shopping, and swimming.Commissioner Ivor has been married to Commissioner Carol since 1980 and they have three grown-up children, Kirsty who is a teacher, Lyn who is a Franchisee Consultant in McDonalds and Philip who is a car salesman. They have also been blessed with two grandchildren, Harry who is nearly 7 years old and Sophie age 5 years. All their children live in the UK.
Territorial Abuse Advisor for the Canada/Bermuda Territory, The Salvation ArmyLocation: Canada
Nancy has a Bachelor of Social Work from Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky, and attended Asbury Theological Seminary in Masters of Arts program. Nancy has a Masters of Arts in Christian Studies with a focus on Chaplaincy and Leadership from Trinity Western Seminary.
Nancy traveled to Haiti as a missionary but had to return due to health concerns. Nancy became a police officer with the Metro Toronto Police Service where she served for 3 years before moving to Muskoka (northern Ontario) to raise a family.
Nancy was an addiction counselor with a government agency for almost 8 years before she began as the Territorial Abuse Advisor for the Canada/Bermuda Territory. In this capacity, Nancy seeks to address this issue of abuse in the church directly but with sensitivity and concern for all involved. A large part of her ministry is through teaching. This ministry is across Canada and Bermuda, the US, and Australia, as she seeks to safeguard the church from those who would compromise the ministry of God. Nancy is presently in her 19th year in this capacity.
Nancy has been an active member of Women Alive and other community groups. She frequently contributes her writing skills to various articles for the Salvation Army and other publications. In 2010 Nancy was named to the “Cambridge Who’s Who of Distinguished Individuals.”
Nancy has an active speaking ministry and has a heart for ministry to women. Nancy loves the word of God and seeks to share this love with others as she leads an adult Bible Study and speaks at many different retreat venues. Nancy has a deep love for Israel and spends her spare time studying Jewishtraditions and customs. She and her husband, Joel, lead tours to the Holy land, through Israel, Turkey, and Greece. Nancy and Joel also lead Marriage Enrichment Seminars in Canada and the United States. They are active in the Bracebridge Salvation Army Community Church, where Nancy is a lay leader (CSM) in the church.
Executive Director, Yayasan Kasih yang Utama, Compassion First IndonesiaLocation: Indonesia
Winda Winowatan is the Executive Director of Yayasan Kasih yang Utama, Compassion First Indonesia, a Christian relief/anti-trafficking organization that has pioneered holistic, long-term care and rehabilitation for survivors of child sex trafficking in Indonesia. Winda first joined Compassion First in May 2010. Before dedicating her life to serve the survivors, Winda worked as a secretary for a non-profit organization and also worked as the Accountant for a spare parts supply company. Winda holds a degree in Indonesia that is equivalent to an Associates Degree of Accounting, in the US.
Country Director, Cambodia & the Philippines
Location: Cambodia/Phnom Penh
Talmage Payne is a humanitarian entrepreneur and respected leader with more than 25 years of experience in the non-profit and for-profit social impact sectors. Talmage has worked to implement strategic vision within several international NGOs, and he has founded a number of social impact ventures. At World Hope, Talmage directs programs and strategy within Cambodia and the Philippines. Prior to World Hope, Talmage was global CEO of Hagar International, where he helped establish operations in nine countries using an integrated non-profit and for-profit model. Prior to Hagar, Talmage served with World Vision for 15 years, including as Country Director in Cambodia. The Royal Cambodian Government has recognized Talmage’s humanitarian work, including through the People’s Medal and the Royal Order of Sahmetri. Talmage holds a bachelor’s degree in Economic Development from Wheaton College.
Director of Anti-Trafficking and Gender-Based Violence Program
Location: Sierra Leone/Freetown
Haley Clark is a psychotherapist who specializes in trauma treatment. At World Hope, Haley directs the organization’s Anti-Trafficking and Anti-Gender-Based Violence Program strategy and activities. Haley originally joined World Hope in 2013 as the Clinical Supervisor for World Hope’s Trafficking in Persons Recovery Centre in Sierra Leone. Prior to this, she worked with children impacted by trauma and abuse in Seattle, Washington. Haley completed her clinical internship in northern Uganda, where she worked with former child soldiers. In Uganda, Haley co-founded an NGO that provides educational support to high school students. Haley holds a bachelor’s degree from Seattle Pacific University and a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology.
CEO & Founding Partner, Word Made Flesh BoliviaLocation: Bolivia
Andrea grew up in the Southern USA as the oldest of three girls. Though she dedicated her heart to the Lord in high school, her life changed dramatically when she met Him personally at Asbury College. In 1994, she traveled to Bolivia on her first overseas mission trip, where she discovered a passion for missions and a heart for the poor. Since then, she and her husband, Andy, traveled on various short-term trips to China and throughout Latin America. In 1997, she graduated with a BA in Applied Communications/Public Relations and that same year married. In 2001 she graduated with an MA in World Missions and Evangelism from Asbury Seminary. Her heart is to love the lost and awaken the church to the plight of the poor. In 2001, they moved to El Alto, Bolivia to begin their service among the poor. After researching the area, they decided to focus on women in prostitution, where they found a gaping need. They live in Bolivia with their four sons Elias, Luke, Owen and Asher.
CEO, SFACLocation: UK
Dan has over 15 years experience working as a qualified social worker. He worked in child protection and court teams where he represented children in family cases. He is an award-winning practice teacher and has worked with SFAC since 2009. He even met his wife, Caitlin, on an SFAC training trip! Dan is a Northampton Town (who?!) fan and loves to drink milk.
Director of Communications and MarketingLocation: USA/Alexandria, VA
Heather Hill is a transformational communications leader with over a decade of experience in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors. Heather’s work has been featured in The Washington Post and on Fox5 TV. Notable awards include, 2018 Alumni Appreciation Award and 2019 finalist for the Washington Women in Public Relations Emerging Leader Award.
Communications Manager, Salvation Army World Service OfficeLocation: USA
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, John headed out west to spend several years as a journalist in northern Rocky Mountains region, where he won awards and recognition for his investigative work on methamphetamine trafficking, corruption and cover-ups within the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections, and the involvement of white supremacist organizations in a series of high-profile violent crimes. He’s worked with people from all walks of life, from gang members to governors, and has a knack for finding and telling compelling, relatable stories.
After leaving his job in the news business for a literal around-the-world adventure – he traveled east from Seattle, Washington, and continued traveling east by plane, car and cargo ship until he found himself back in Seattle – John moved to the Washington DC area to open a new chapter of his life. Now, as communications manager for The Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO), he uses the communications skills honed in a high-pressure newsroom environment to help bring SAWSO’s message to the world.
John holds a bachelor’s degree in professional journalism from the University of Minnesota and is a certified investigator and social media professional. An avid world traveler, he loves exploring new places and seeking out new experiences. He lives in Washington DC.
Location: USA/Alexandria, VA
Scott Drury is an experienced development and fundraising professional, with more than a decade of experience working with World Hope. At World Hope, Scott advises on fundraising strategy, including major donor relationships, planned giving, and special initiatives. Scott actively supports World Hope’s water and sanitation program. Scott began his career as a lecturer at the Budapest College of Foreign Trade, and he practiced law full-time in the US for ten years, where he specialized in civil litigation, estate planning, contracts, planned giving, and non-profit law. Scott served as regional VP for the Free Methodist Foundation and as Managing Director of Educational Services International. Scott currently holds various leadership roles within the Wesleyan Church, consults with other organizations on fundraising, and maintains a small law practice. Scott has a bachelor’s degree from Southern Wesleyan University and a JD from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
International Grants and Partnerships Manager
Location: USA/Buffalo, NY
Allieu is a public health expert with more than 20 years of experience in public and community health Jill Gavin develops grant proposals for US and international government and foundation partners—a position she’s held for four years. Jill works with World Hope’s country teams and local partners to design high-impact proposals. Prior to World Hope, Jill was a Peace Corps volunteer in Mozambique, where she focused on early childhood development, education, and women’s empowerment. Jill holds a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York in Albany.
Dr. Elshan Orujov is the Deputy Director and Financial Manager for World Hope in Azerbaijan—a role he’s held since 2012. Elshan is the author of seven articles and two theses on international financial crises. Previously, Elshan worked as a youth event organizer in Lille, France. He also taught classes at Azerbaijan University on “Administration in Social Work” and “Analysis of Social Policies of Azerbaijan.” Elshan speaks Azerbaijani, English, French, Russian, and Turkish. He holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in International Relations and a doctorate in World Economics.
David O’Donnell is World Hope’s Deputy Director in Azerbaijan. He has been working in Azerbaijan since 2003. During this time, he has taught English as a Second Language and has headed up numerous community development projects, including at orphanages and to prevent human trafficking. David holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in International Relations from Asbury University. He holds a certificate for teaching ESL from Washington State University.
Country Director, Azerbaijan
James Winn is a former teacher with a passion for community development; this has informed his nearly two decades of work with World Hope in Azerbaijan. At World Hope, James directs programs and strategy within Azerbaijan—a role he’s held since 2006. James moved to Azerbaijan to work for World Hope in 2000, after teaching for two years in the Oklahoma public school system. When James initially moved to Azerbaijan, he oversaw World Hope’s computer training center and community development programs. James holds a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma Wesleyan University.
Country Director, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Joshua Carter is an experienced leader and cross-cultural liaison with more than a decade of experience guiding World Hope’s outreach in Bosnia and Herzegovina. At World Hope, Joshua directs programs and strategy within Bosnia and Herzegovina. Joshua originally joined World Hope as a volunteer, when he travelled to Bosnia as part of a college internship in 2005. In 2008, he joined the World Hope staff. Joshua speaks fluent Bosnian and is a certified Wilderness First Responder. Joshua holds a bachelor’s degree from Kingswood University. He is an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church.
World Hope International Australia, Chief Executive Officer
Ruth Thomas is an experienced leader whose career demonstrates her commitment to international ministry—a commitment that was inspired by her parents, two of the first Australian Wesleyan Missionaries to follow God’s calling to Papua New Guinea. Ruth was raised in Papua New Guinea and followed her parents example by taking her own family there in the 1990s to serve as missionaries. At World Hope International in Australia (formerly World Hope Australia), Ruth was elected Chief Executive Officer by the Board of Directors in January 2016. Prior to this, Ruth was the Managing Director of World Hope Australia from 2000 to 2012. Ruth also served as a member of the National Board of Administration of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Australia for eight years. She served eight years as a Director on the Board of Managers for World Relief Australia, including three years as Vice Chair and one year as Chair. In her spare time, Ruth is devoted to her family, including her three grandchildren.
Executive DirectorLocation: Charlottetown, PEI
Tanya Nace is an organizational leader with a background in non-profit recruitment. At World Hope, Tanya was elected Executive Director by the Board of Directors in December 2017. Prior to this, Tanya served as Director of Mobilization for TEAM, where she led the recruitment of 326 long-term missionaries. Tanya brings experience in international communication, strategic thinking, system development, and management. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Kingswood University and is completing a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Director of Donor Engagement
Location: USA/Grand Rapids, MI
Dr. Phil Smart is an international development expert with more than 35 years of experience as a missionary, pastor, facilitator, and business manager. At World Hope, Phil provides strategy for the engagement of donors with the organization’s mission. Prior to World Hope, Phil worked as an International Business Manager for eight years. He served as a missionary to Brazil for ten years, and more recently, he served as the Global Outreach Pastor for Kentwood Community Church. As a facilitator for the John Maxwell EQUIP Institute, Phil has taught leadership seminars in seven countries. Phil holds a bachelor’s degree from Southwest Baptist University, a master’s degree from Golden Gate Seminary, and a doctorate in Leadership and Global Perspective from George Fox Seminary.
Director of Information Technology
Director of Church Engagement
Location: USA/Fort Wayne, IN
Wayne MacBeth is a dynamic leader that connects church communities across the US with World Hope’s mission. Wayne joined World Hope in 2016 to engage churches and individuals with the organization’s strategic impact areas. Prior to World Hope, Wayne served as Vice President for Student Life and Vice President for Enrollment Management at Houghton College. Wayne has also been Director of Development and Area Director for the South Pacific for Global Partners. Wayne was recently elected to serve as General Secretary for the Wesleyan Church. Wayne holds a bachelor’s degree from Houghton College and an MBA from St. Bonaventure University. Wayne is an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church.
Community DirectorLocation: USA/Alexandria, VA
Katie Kirkpatrick is a community connection specialist with nearly 15 years of experience in the field of international development. At World Hope, Katie directs efforts to connect churches and individuals with the needs of their neighbors through our Village Partnership and Child Sponsorship initiatives. Katie served as a student intern with World Hope in 2004. Recently, Katie served with Global Partners in the Caribe Atlantic Region, primarily focusing on Haiti, from 2013-2017. In addition, Katie worked in HIV/AIDS prevention, supported refugee and homelessness ministries in Australia, and began a missions’ arm of a non-denominational church in South Louisiana. Katie was an AmeriCorps HealthCorps member. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Southern Wesleyan University.
Director of Strategic Development
Location: USA/Holland, MI
Dr. George Beals is a development professional with more than 30 years of international experience. At World Hope, George engages both churches and individual donors with World Hope’s impact areas. He also oversees the organization’s work in Europe and Central Asia. Prior to World Hope, George was the Pastor of Global Ministries for his local church. George holds a doctorate in Intercultural Studies with concentrations in International Relief and Development and Business-As-Mission.
Country Director, Haiti
Faradhia Moise is a native Haitian and accomplished non-profit program director with more than ten years of experience in leadership roles within international NGOs. At World Hope, Faradhia directs programs and strategy within Haiti. Throughout her career, Faradhia has focused much of her energy on programs that protect children. Prior to World Hope, Faradhia held leadership roles at World Vision Haiti, Save the Children, Plan Haiti, Oxfam GB, and several other international organizations. Farahdia holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from Quisqueya University in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Faradhia also holds an MBA in Management and Leadership from the University of Monterrey in Mexico.
Country Director, Liberia
Wellington Kollie is a native-born Liberian and non-profit management professional with more than 30 years of experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. At World Hope, Wellington directs programs and strategy within Liberia. Prior to this, Wellington was World Hope’s Program Manager in Liberia for five years. Wellington has also held various technical and administrative positions, including line, middle, and top level, in government, private, and non-profit organizations throughout Liberia. Wellington draws on his experience in accounting, finance, media, and management for his position with World Hope. Wellington holds a bachelor’s degree in Management with an emphasis on Human Resources and a minor in Accounting.
Country Director, Sierra Leone
Location: Sierra Leone/Freetown
Saidu Kanu is a native Sierra Leonean and rural development strategist with nearly two decades of experience meeting the changing needs of Sierra Leone. At World Hope, Saidu directs programs and strategy within Sierra Leone—a role he’s held for more than 14 years. Saidu has overseen efforts to drill clean water wells, empower parents to fight human trafficking, create a Trafficking in Persons Recovery Center, launch Village Partnerships, and connect rural farmers with an international supply chain. Prior to World Hope, Saidu worked in several leadership positions within the Wesleyan Church of Sierra Leone. Alongside his current position, Saidu serves as the Director of Projects for the Rotary Club of Freetown. Saidu hold a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Fourah Bay College at the University of Sierra Leone in Freetown.
Country Director, Ukraine
Sergiy Svystun is an experienced manager and compassionate leader with more than 16 years of experience in the non-profit field. At World Hope, Sergiy directs programs and strategy within Ukraine. Prior to World Hope, Sergiy founded the House House program for orphaned girls in Ukraine, as well as the First Step drop-in center. Sergiy is passionate about creating a caring community for orphaned Ukranian children. Sergiy holds a bachelor’s degree in Theology from Odessa Theological Seminary.
Director of Water and Sanitation Program
Location: USA/Alexandria, VA
Keith Norris is a water and sanitation strategist with extensive experience in construction and rural development. Keith joined World Hope in 2004 as the Water and Sanitation Program Director. Prior to this, Keith managed a construction business, and he also taught at the Wesleyan School of Theology in Indonesia. While in Indonesia, he founded a local NGO that focused on economic development and childhood education; this organization later became the implementing arm of World Hope in Indonesia. Keith holds a bachelor’s degree from Asbury College, a master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Kentucky, and a master’s degree in Cross-Cultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. Keith is an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church.
Director of Community Development and Agriculture
Location: Cambodia/Phnom Penh
Dr. Emelita Goddard is a community development strategist with more than 20 years of experience in design, management, monitoring, and evaluation of integrated community development programs for vulnerable communities and key affected populations in the Asia-Pacific Region. Throughout her career, Milet has maintained a special focus on at-risk women and children and survivors of gender-based violence. At World Hope, Milet is the organization’s lead strategist and program designer, responsible for setting and implementing the vision for programs to serve vulnerable communities throughout World Hope’s target countries. Prior to World Hope, Milet served as a consultant to USAID and France Expertise Internationale for the Global Fund’s Governing Body in Cambodia, World Health Organization, International Labour Organization, TEAR Australia, World Vision, and several other global development agencies. Milet holds a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate in Technical Science in Aquaculture, which she received from the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand through scholarship grants from the British and Australian governments.
Director of Health and Nutrition Program
Location: Sierra Leone/Freetown
Allieu is a public health expert with more than 20 years of experience in public and community health solutions. At World Hope, Allieu directs the organization’s Health and Nutrition Program strategy and activities. Prior to World Hope, Allieu was Health, Nutrition and WASH Advisor with World Vision in Sierra Leone for seven years. Prior to this, Allieu worked as a senior manager for International Rescue Committee and Concern Worldwide. Allieu also worked as a Pediatric Clinician and as a Clinical Officer for the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in Sierra Leone. Allieu holds a degree from the Paramedical School of the University of Njala; a post-graduate certificate in Tropical Community Medicine and Health and a degree in Community Medicine and Health from the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences in Sierra Leone; and a certificate in Public Health from Staffordshire University in the UK. Allieu is an MBA candidate with Robert Kennedy College for a graduate degree in Healthcare Management.
Chief Financial OfficerLocation: Moncton, NB
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