Board of Directors
Tim and Rebecca Pratt
Tim and Rebecca have invested more than 12 years in humanitarian work in both Central America and West Africa, including eight years in leadership positions with Mercy Ships. Tim has led teams to more than 16 countries, bridging local cultures and addressing root causes to end cycles of poverty. Rebecca has specialized in restructuring orphanages for many years, with a focus on sustainable grassroots solutions, and advocacy and education to end abuse.
Don Clark, Ph.D
Originally trained as a research biochemist, Don served as Vice-President of a successful bio-pharmaceutical firm from 1989 until 2000. After spending five years as a Vice-President of Mercy Ships, he has helped manage or found several non-profit organizations including Orphan Relief and Rescue, Sharing International, Creation Moments, and Mission Direct (US).
Steve is the Director of Operations for Love146, a rapidly growing Connecticut-based charity. After a television production career, Steve migrated to non-profit communications and marketing in 2003. He holds a BA in Television and Video production and started Infused Communications, a cutting edge international communications company with offices in the US and the UK.
Matt Le Page
Matt is originally from Guernsey, UK where he received his BS in Mechanical Engineering specializing in tool and die making. He worked with Mercy Ships for four years, first leading teams into rural Africa, and then as an engineer. As a co-founder of Orphan Relief and Rescue, he served for three years as Field Director and Construction Manager. Matt is passionate about empowering others to provide for themselves with hands-on teaching.
Chad has been a successful real estate investor and operator in the Washington State market since 1998. Before venturing on his own, Chad built his portfolio of investments while working with a national commercial real estate brokerage firm as a multi-family sales specialist. In 2007, Chad took three and a half months to travel Africa, ultimately working with ORR in Liberia. Chad came away from this time working with ORR a different man, with a different outlook, and a heart for the poor and disenfranchised.
Laura has a heart for the nations and a desire to see all orphans being well cared for through sustainable business practices. She has worked in the field of technology marketing for more than 10 years, most recently spending five years as a marketing manager at Microsoft. She has actively been involved with a non-profit organization in Haiti for the past 11 years, and currently sits on their board. She was a member of the 2011 Seattle ORR fundraiser planning committee and made the first of what will be many journeys to Liberia in April 2011.