Dedicated volunteer board members make up our leadership team. Each one brings expertise and experience helping create a solid foundation for long-term growth. They have a passion to help orphans, and do that by providing guidance and strategy to expand our reach. Our Board of Directors reviews each partner and project application, overseeing our due diligence, project budgets and timelines and then, that last disbursement. The final touch brings smiles as reports of completed projects hit our inbox! We love seeing orphans smile!
Jan Hanson | Sheridan, Wyoming
Jan Hanson, founder, director and board chair, traveled to Peru in January 2007 and while there, she spent her days with orphans and one day helped build a security wall around a poor neighborhood school. As she stacked mud bricks, the tears flowed and she was determined to 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. Her goal is one day to help more than 200 Orphanages.
Jason Hastings | Billings, MT
Jason Hastings, treasurer, has served on the board since 2008 helping set direction and strategy. 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.
Mason Hopfensperger | Cleveland, Ohio
Mason is based in the Cleveland, Ohio area with a background in business valuation and finance. Mason currently works with a hedge fund, and his problem-solving skills with his experience in finance, accounting, and marketing enable him to help the organization to grow, helping orphans worldwide. As the older brother of an adoptee, Mason is committed to 200 Orphanages’ goals and looks forward to taking on projects that support the long-term growth of the organization.
Kristina Lederer | Chicago, IL
Kristina is the VP of Development at THE CRADLE. Since, 1923, The Cradle has helped place more than 16,000 children into forever families. The Cradle is the only adoption agency in the country with an on-site nursery. It is a safe, neutral place for infants to stay while their parents take the time they need to decide if adoption will be the plan for this child. The nursery also enables The Cradle to place infants whose special medical needs may mean that it takes a bit longer to find them a home that is prepared to help them thrive. Kristina was previously the Director of Development at Kakenya’s Dream, a NGO empowering marginalized girls in Kenya through targeted initiatives in education, health, and leadership development. Prior to Kakenya’s Dream, Kristina served as the Executive Director of WildlifeDirect (Kenya) and the Director of Development of Advancing Girls’ Education in Africa (Malawi), both based in DC. Kristina continuously seeks opportunities to align her passion for helping children and is thrilled to serve as a Board Member for 200 Orphanages. She received her BS in Sociology and American Studies from Towson University and a MPP from Johns Hopkins University.
Ankush Grover | Redmond, Washington
Ankush currently works at Microsoft as a finance lead for a multi billion dollar business building and selling intelligent edge and cloud services through partners worldwide. 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 finance, audit and communication skills on the board of directors. He looks forward to improving financial reporting and donor and supporter communications.
Steve Perdikakis | Seattle, Washington
Steve is an Account Manager at Avalara with a strong background in financial management and client relations. He has an MBA from the University of Washington, where he honed his skills in business strategy and leadership. Prior to his career in the corporate world, he proudly served in the United States Coast Guard. He is a devoted family man, happily married with a loving wife and the joyful chaos of two energetic dogs.
Projects & Development
Angela McDermott | Jacksonville, Florida
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.