Our Staff

Orphanages for Africa exists as a group of three organizations with the same vision and ethos.

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Board of Directors


Catherine Evans
Catherine Evans, L.C.S.W., M.A.
Founder & President

A licensed clinical social worker by profession, Catherine felt God's leading to set up OFA after a mission's trip to Africa in 2005. Her vision is to see God help orphans all over the continent.

Dorothy 'Dottie' Glading
Dorothy "Dottie" Glading, B.A.
Board Chairperson

A retired telecommunications manager, God has placed a burden on Dottie's heart for Africa's hurting orphans. She has traveled widely with her church's mission team, sharing the gospel in six countries.

Etmonia Benjamin
Etmonia Benjamin, B.A.
Treasurer

A native of Liberia forced to flee her homeland because of war, Etmonia is a cost accountant with the Boeing company. She has a heart for the suffering orphaned children of Africa's continent.

Janet Whited
Janet Whited, B.A.
Secretary

A Recycling Supervisor for San Diego Unified School District, Janet has also worked with crisis pregnancy centers. As an adopted child herself, she has a profound sense of God's love for all kids.

Miriam Ngundi
Miriam Ngundi, B.Sc., M.S., Ph.D.
Board Member

Born and raised in Kenya, Miriam is a research-regulatory scientist with the US Food and Drug Administration. She has a compassion for needy and hurting people, and OFA has given her an opportunity to serve them.

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Board of Directors


Catherine Evans, L.C.S.W., M.A.
Founder & Director
Dorothy "Dottie" Glading, B.A.
Board Chairperson
Etmonia Benjamin, B.A.
Director
Janet Whited, B.A.
Director

Volunteer Staff


Gavin Forrest
Gavin Forrest, Ph.D., C.P.F.A.
Executive Director
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Board of Directors


Catherine Evans, L.C.S.W., M.A.
Founder & President
Dorothy "Dottie" Glading, B.A.
Board Chairperson
Shannon Scott, B.Sc., Ph.D.
Vice President
Etmonia Benjamin, B.A.
Treasurer
Janet Whited, B.A.
Secretary
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Shared Volunteer Staff


Stephanie Jordan (USA)
Senior Administrative Assistant
Katherine Marak (International)
Administrative Assistant
Kofo Ogunfowora (International)
Administrative Assistant
Katherine Sandifer (USA)
Child Sponsorship Coordinator
Fran Vander Poel (USA)
Assistant Child Sponsorship Coordinator
Alana Willis (USA)
Administrative Assistant