Jon studied Business Administration at North Carolina State University with a concentration in Supply Chain Management. After 10 years on the operational side of the organization, Jon now serves as the CEO. He is excitedly leading our team towards the shared vision of clean water being accessible to everyone in the Central African Republic.
Loves hunting with the Bayaka pygmy people… ask him for stories.
Jim founded this organization at the age of 50 after his years of work in Africa. Before Water for Good, he started numerous ministries for a Grace Brethren Mission organization, including founding schools and a building a maintenance garage. His mechanical skills reflect his general gift for figuring out a way to get things done when the normal way is not possible… a critical skill for founding a non-profit in one of the poorest and most remote countries in the world! He believes that relationships are of utmost importance and Jim has worked hard to mentor both staff in both the USA and CAR who will be able to take this organization to the next level. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Grace College and an MDiv from Grace Seminary, where he developed the leadership skills that have served him well!
Chief Strategy Officer
Travels with sourdough starter, would love to bake you a loaf of bread.
Adrienne currently focuses on business development and growth strategy, bridging the perspectives of fundraising and operations. In 2018, she completed an MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management from the University of Oxford, UK. She has a BA in Political Science from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, USA. Adrienne joined Water for Good in 2011 and has held multiple roles in fundraising and development. Before joining Water for Good she worked as a researcher and in fundraising and advocacy roles for environmental organizations.
Chief People Officer
Rich brings a lifetime of Africa experience and 20+ years of leadership in organizations with an international scope to his role as Water for Good’s Chief People Officer. Rich holds a PhD in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy and an MA from Laval University, Quebec Canada.
William is passionate about the environment and in particular groundwater, a field in which he is finishing his doctorate. With two masters, one in water, soil, and environmental resource management and another in international cooperation and humanitarian aid, William has more than 7 years of experience in the field of international solidarity within several renowned NGOs and in various countries and contexts in Africa. He is currently the head of our team in CAR by leading our operations directly on the ground in the country.
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