Mission, Vision, and How We Work
- Alysha Atma: Co-Founder and Executive Director. Alysha Atma brings a passion and understanding surrounding human need and the intricacies
of world dynamics through working with refugees, mental health as well as several non-profits for over six years. Mrs. Atma
is educated in human services, including a strong knowledge of cultural dynamics and diversity as a result of an in depth
appreciation of how different cultures and societies function. Mrs. Atma is also a recognized published writer and reviewer
of literature surrounding the continent of Africa; she also has been elected as a co-advisor to the Clackamas High School
Key Club. Mrs. Atma is zealous about investing in solutions with an emphasis on self sustainability, dignity, and empowerment.
- Stephen Atma: Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board. Stephen Atma, MBA is a seasoned business professional and entrepreneur with an excess
of 17 years of experience. Mr. Atma has amassed an abundance of international business experience; through this knowledge
he has developed skills and relationships that will ultimately provide value for both business successes, as well helping
build a stronger foundation for developing countries. Mr. Atma holds an undergraduate degree in business and leadership as
well as a MBA from Marylhurst University. Further, Mr. Atma is explicit about the value of education and has dedicated efforts
to promote the importance of education in our children; and post secondary education for continued economic development. Mr.
Atma brings the commitment that it is our duty to empower others out of poverty and illiteracy.
- Rob Hadley: Member of the Board of Directors. Rob Hadley in 2001 was selected by the United States Holocaust Museum as a Museum Fellow;
that same year he created a Master Teacher Cadre for the entire state of Oregon. Mr. Hadley served on the Board of Directors
for the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center for five years. He has conducted dozens of teacher workshops in the Western Region
as well as the Belfer workshops at the Museum in DC. Mr. Hadley joined an effort with the Veterans History Project in 2002
promoting a visual history collection of veterans from WW2 to the present. In 2006, Mr. Hadley was selected by the Museum
as a Regional Educator, joining thirty others from around the country to form an elite corps of Holocaust Educators. Mr. Hadley
holds a Masters in Secondary Education and a Masters Certification in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. He currently teaches
Holocaust and Genocide Studies as an elective course for seniors at Clackamas High School. Mr. Hadley has been involved with
various humanitarian projects ranging from Darfur to Haiti and has worked diligently to educate others as well as lobby Congress
to advocate for these issues.
- Abigail Brennan: Blogger
- Dennis Spence: Web/IT Specialist
- Kimberly Wogahn: Community Coordinator, D.R. Congo Team
- Kate Pritchard: Service Coordinator, D.R. Congo Team
- Annie Twombly: Language Support, D.R. Congo Team