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About Us

200 Orphanages incorporated in 2007. In 2008, we began our mission to help raise awareness and funds to provide safety, shelter and sustainability for orphans.

Over the past ten years, volunteers and supporters have mobilized to complete 50 projects in 17 countries. Children now have dormitories, security walls, outdoor kitchens, libraries, dining halls, school buses, clean water wells, and more. 100% of funds donated to a project goes to the project. We’ve only just begun and we know the need is great.

We can’t do it all, but we can all do something.

For the Children,

Jan Hanson, Founder and Director

Please donate online or send donations to:
200 Orphanages Worldwide
704 228th Ave NE #236
Sammamish, WA 98074

200 Orphanages Worldwide is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization #26-1642611. As a not-for-profit organization, donations are tax-deductible for U.S. residents as allowed by the IRS.

Our Leadership

Jan Hanson, Duvall, WA

Jan Hanson traveled to Peru in January 2007 and while there, she helped build a security wall around a poor neighborhood school. As she stacked mud bricks, the tears flowed and she was determined to do spend her life making a difference in the lives of orphans. She decided to use her 20 years in corporate marketing, and her background as a journalist to help raise awareness and funds to build safe shelter for orphans.

Jason Hastings, Sammamish WA

Jason Hastings has a heart for children. He’s served on the board since 2008 and recently joyfully accepted the treasurer position. Jason grew up in Montana, he graduated from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. He and his wife Naarah Hastings have an IT Recruiting business called 6HTalent, Inc. Jason is COO of 6HTalent and contributes his  business expertise and skills in various ways to our cause. The Hastings family have two daughters and two sons.

Brodie Miller, St. Cloud, MN

Brodie Miller joined our board about 4 years ago. He’s a steady rock as we continue to grow and build. He’s active in helping us ensure we remain a strong, solid organization. Having his keen legal expertise helps us in our programming and any legalities. He works as an attorney with Rinke Noonan Law Firm in St. Cloud MN.

Lisa Marie Hanson, Andover MN

Lisa has recently been admitted to the Minnesota State Bar, and hopes to help families with trust and estate issues. Her private practice is Hanson Law Practice LLS. She also works full time at SUPERVALU in their corporate office, has two beautiful daughters. Lisa finds time to run marathons, ride horseback and now, offer her time and talents to our organization. As an adoptee she has a soft spot in her  heart for orphans and will be a great asset to our board.

Kristina Lederer, Washington DC

Kristina is the Executive Director for WildlifeDirect, a conservation organization aimed at educating and empowering local communities in Kenya. At WildlifeDirect, she provides overall leadership and strategic vision to the organization, develops the annual operating budget and designs a pipeline of revenue streams to ensure responsible and meaningful growth of programs. Prior to WildlifeDirect, Kristina served as the Director of Development and Communications at Advancing Girls’ Education in Africa, where she managed their institutional fundraising strategy and developed effective communications strategies and materials. Earlier in her career, Kristina joined a startup NGO, Kale Uganda, based in Jinja, Uganda, where she managed their community-based holistic development through income generation, education and microfinance programs.

Kristina’s career has focused on strategy development and sustainable organizational growth, with attention to the intersections of education, gender equity and youth empowerment in resource-limited settings. Kristina continuously seeks opportunities to develop strategies for nonprofits that serve children, especially the orphan, and is thrilled to serve as a Board Member for 200 Orphanages. Kristina received her BS in Sociology and American Studies from Towson University and a MPP from Johns Hopkins University.

Mary Likens-Chung-Social Media Director

Mary Likens-Chung shares, follows and links us to you all day long on behalf of the orphans. She crafts the story of our work with orphan care and shares it with you on Facebook. Her skill and heart for orphans comes to us comes to us through the generosity of CDI, Fred Cornforth’s company in Boise. Make Mary smile and follow us on Twitter, Like us on FaceBook and give Mary a thumbs up next time you read the stories she crafts!

Ankush Grover

Ankush is a finance leader with over 19 years of international finance experience across a wide range of industry segments including Technology, Retail, Business Services, and Manufacturing. He plans to merge these kills and experiences to deliver results in the nonprofit segment, for the benefit of orphans.

He currently works at Microsoft building successful business partnerships & customer relationships. Ankush has a gift developing finance content and storytelling for business leadership and senior management. Last year, he put his passion to work organizing a Basketball Tournament fundraiser for 200 Orphanages at Microsoft.

Ankush hopes to deliver results, by using his financial analysis and communication skills on the board of directors. He looks forward to improving financial reporting and donor and supporter communications.

Angela McDermott

The organization’s first Executive Assistant and Project Manager, Angela McDermott, brings a decade of nonprofit experience to the team at 200 Orphanages Worldwide.

With a Masters in Human Services and Nonprofit Management, she brings a background of knowledge ranging from managing events for a large children’s health system, to operations work at Wounded Warrior Project, and program management for an organization that supports 300 nonprofits in Northeast Florida.

“I am honored and excited to join 200 Orphanages Worldwide! It has been a longtime dream to find a career where I could combine my passion for serving orphans in developing countries, with my extensive background in nonprofit management.”

Angela looks forward to expanding, reaching out for the next 10 years and beyond.