Our Mission Is Simple. We help partner organizations raise funds for building projects to better serve orphans in their care. We know we can't do it all...but we can all do something.

200 Orphanages Worldwide began with a passion to provide better shelter and care for the growing number of orphans around the world. The initial catalyst came after my volunteer service trip to Ayacucho Peru and the chance introduction to Fred Cornforth whose desire to build orphanages around the world. Jesse Bowman quickly caught the vision and jumped on board.

200 Orphanages Worldwide is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in the US. As a not-for-profit organization, all program fees and donations are tax-deductible for U.S. residents. 100% of donations go to the projects on our site. Salaries are not taken and our contacts make it possible to oversee proper handling offunds. Please click here to review our 2013 990s.

Jan M. Hanson, Co-Founder/Executive Director

Jan M. Hanson is president of Effective and Efficient Marketing Strategies, providing marketing consulting for start ups, professionals and small businesses. Previous work involved executive bank marketing and management. Jan directed an award winning in-house marketing department and a nationwide business development group. Her leadership included oversight of the bank's charitable foundation which contributed to local, national and international causes. Since transitioning from corporate America, she's cofounded 200 Orphanages Worldwide, Inc., helping orphans have brighter futures.

She volunteers in her community and has traveled abroad on a service trips to Ayacucho Peru, Rwanda and Cameroon where hauled block, jugs of water, dug holes, all to bring a smile to the face of an orphan she may never meet.

Recently Jan was award the SERvice TO MANkind award by the St. Cloud Area Sertoma Club. The award recognizes a Non Sertoman who is going above and beyond in service to mankind. See Press Release

Please email Jan or any of the other board members with any questions or concerns.

Board of Directors

Jesse Bowman, Interim Chair/Treasurer/Co-Founder

Jesse Bowman is a partner with Miller, Welle, Heiser & Co., Ltd. Jesse has experience in accounting and auditing services for not-for-profit organizations and for-profit entities. He generously donates hsi time for our nonprofit offering advice and accounting support on a volunteer basis.

He also provides tax services for corporations, partnerships, LLC's, individuals, trusts and not-for-profit organizations.

Cory B. Scheer, Assistant Professor of Nonprofit and Business leadership, William Jewell College in Liberty Missouri

Cory joined the board in June 2012. Cory earned his masters at Rockhurst University and was executive director and VP of strategic partnerships of the YMCA of Greater Kansas City. He specializes in strategic planning and leadership development, and brings his expertise to our organization for our continued growth and development.

Brodie Miller, Vice Chair
Corporate Tax Attorney
Johnson Controls
   
Brodie Miller worked as a corporate attorney with a Minnesota firm before working with Johnson Controls. He provides our executive committee with legal guidance and support. His creativity and analytical skills will enable us to meet the complex legal questions and concerns we encounter as we grow and evolve. Brodie served on the Central Minnesota Community Foundation Emerging Leaders Forum Steering Committee, the Tri-County Crimestoppers Board, and was a member of the Sartell Rotary Club.

Monique Aiken: Secretary, Business Developer for Clinton Global Initiative, NY.

Monique formerly on the Deutsche Bank Commodities Desk in Houston, also worked at Citi Bank in London and other investment banks developing a solid career in finance, She has a Masters degree from New York University, New York, NY Leonard N. Stern School of Business in Financial Instruments and Markets. She earned her undergraduate at Georgetown University Washington, D.C., E.A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. She coordinated our Giving Trip to Cameroon in 2010 with 200 Orphanages. She's also literate and conversational in Spanish, Portuguese and French. Did we mention she completed two half marathons, in 2009 and 2011 and is learning to play the tenor saxophone?

Monique is chief mobilizer, her passion and enthusiasm for the orphans is contagious. She inspires others she meets to embrace the cause everywhere she goes.

Jason Hastings, Product Manager Microsoft. Jason has worked in IT in Washington state and is also gifted in marketing and strategy. He has coordinated efforts for us to be included in Microsoft's Matching Gifts Program. His involvement is critical in continued matching support and for helping us identify more corporate opportunities and fund raising.

 

boardLori Fuchs, 5K Event Coordinator
Personal Trainer, Gold's Gym, Sartell. Lori became involved after hearing about my passion for the orphans. She has been instrumental in mobilizing for all of our fund raisers in Minnesota, including organizing the Charity Runs with Gold's Gym. She is always coming up with ideas and her enthusiam and input are continuous inspiration.

Partner Board Members

Rick Barkley is the Cofounder and President of the East Africa MetamorphosisProject.  After visiting Uganda and witnessing firsthand the extreme poverty, disease, he knew it was impossible do nothing. EAMP has two primary functions, raise support for New Hope Orphanage in and develop Microcredit programs. Rick has been working with various nonprofits for over 8 years, and has earned his MBA from Regis University and his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Texas State University.  He works full time at Dell Inc. as an account manager, and part time at DeVry University as an Adjunct Professor of Finance.  He is married and has 3 wonderful children who he soon hopes will be able to accompany him on his travels. 

Floriane Brown: Executive Director of Nibakure Children's Village. Based inHudson Wisconsin, Floriane's vision to build a children's village in her home country of Rwanda is a passion. She wants the children of genocide in her nation to have a future and a hope. She works tirelessly on their behalf and has partnered with us to that end.

 

Rebecca Welsh, Executive Director of Halo Foundation Worldwide. Her vision has been to provide orphan care through Art therapy for the child left behind. Halo Foundation is based in Kansas City, MO, but has various locations around the world. Its organizational model provides for ambassadors on the ground at each location to provide oversight and direction for the children. Her involvement on the board includes advisory function on fund raising and other essential functions.

Relindis Moffor: Executive Director of Angels of Mercy USA. Relindis is originally from Cameroon and her heart is with the orphan children in her home country living with HIV/AIDs. When I first met Relindis she worked two jobs, one for her family and one for the children she cares for in Cameroon. Her dedication and heart to help the children touched me. We've worked together a lot over the past year and will continue our partnership helping her build a home for the children in her care.

 

Carene Gates Director of Operations with JBFC (Janada L. Batchelor Foundation)

Carene has been with the organization since her son, Chris Gates, founded JBFC in 2006. A lifelong educator and mother, Carene has always had a heart to work with children, especially those in vulnerable situations. She serves as the state side support for JBFC, whose primary work is to serve, educate and empower orphaned and abandoned girls in Tanzania, East Africa. Carene works, on a daily basis, to make sure that JBFC can continue to grow and serve even more precious girls in Tanzania.

Rev. Yohannan Jacob: Partner Board Member; Mercy Homes, India.

Rev. Jacob Yohannan was born and raised in India. He graduated from University of Kerala, India, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering (1970). He married Sara Jacob in 1976 and immigrated to USA in 1977; they have three beautiful daughters, and are blessed with two granddaughters and one grandson. Rev. Jacob worked as a Tool Design Engineer until 2008 at Stewart EFI, Yonkers, New York. In 2009, he moved to Tennessee and began ministry full time.  Rev. Jacob became an ordained minister in 1992 and currently serves as President of Voice of Gospel Ministries International, which operates Mercy Homes around the world. Rev. Jacob also serves  as Chaplin at Madison County Jackson General Hospitals, Jackson, TN