Staff | National Board of Directors
Adrian Frank Donaghue, President and Chief Executive Officer
Frank joined the NPH family on July 9, 2012. He brought over 30 years of fundraising and leadership experience in the nonprofit sector to NPH USA. Most recently, he was CEO of Physicians for Human Rights located in Cambridge, MA, and Washington D.C. His prior experience included tenure with YMCA of Philadelphiaas their President and CEO and with The Arnold Schwarzenegger Foundation ASAS in Los Angeles, also as President and CEO. Frank spent 20 years with the American Red Cross. His roles for the American Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington, D.C., included Vice President of Development and Executive Vice President for Communications, Marketing & Policy and often national spokesperson, including during the events of 9/11 and has had extensive national and international media experience. He also served in several positions for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross in Philadelphia, PA, including as Chief Executive Officer, a position that he held for 12 years.
An accomplished strategist, Frank has demonstrated management expertise both domestically and internationally. He has a proven background in growing resources and services and in increasing brand awareness in the many markets where he has worked. Frank Donaghue holds a BA degree from St. Fidelis College, an MA degree from Seton Hall and an MS degree in Organizational Dynamics from University of Pennsylvania and The Wharton School. He continues to serve on several boards of directors, including the NPH International Board of Directors. he has many community affiliations and has taught at Drexel and Temple Universities in Philadelphia. Frank has been a recognized speaker at National and International conferences and forums.
Frank recently stated, “Helping NPH USA to increase support for the great work of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos is my passion, and my highest professional and personal honor. We have great challenges ahead but amazing volunteers, donors and staff that daily work to turn those into opportunities. I am confident that the greatness of NPH is not only in its past, but also in its future.”
A native of Philadelphia, Frank currently resides in Chicago, IL. He sponsors 11 pequeños and frequently visits our homes, programs and regions.
Chuck Allworth, Regional Director – Midwest
Chuck joined NPH USA in March 2009, as the Director of the Midwest Region. Prior to his arrival at NPH USA, Chuck had a 29-year career in the non-profit and education sectors. Most of his career was spent as a professional fundraiser with organizations such as Lions Clubs International Foundation, Loyola Academy, DePaul University, Boys Hope Girls Hope, and Marist High School.
Chuck received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from St. Norbert College where he majored in International Business and Spanish. Although he has worked in international organizations in the past, his position with NPH USA is the first time in Chuck’s professional career where he is able to regularly communicate in Spanish. He enjoys introducing NPH USA donors and friends to NPH homes for the first time, and he considers himself fortunate to have been able to experience NPH homes in seven of the nine countries where NPH conducts program operations.
Chuck lives in the Chicago suburb of Glenview with his wife and two of his three children (his oldest adult child is “off the payroll”). His family sponsors a goddaughter who lives at the NPH home for high school students in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and a godson who lives at NPH Guatemala.
Molly Boyum, Vice President of Development
Molly started with NPH USA in December of 2012. She has worked in the nonprofit field for the past 17 years. Previously, Molly was the Executive Director of the Minnesota Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a media planner for an advertising agency and a journalist for an NBC affiliate. Additionally, Molly has been politically active working on state and national senate campaigns. Raising funds, planning events and telling people’s stories has been a huge part of her life and is her passion.
Molly grew up in the Twin Cities and feels grateful to have grown up in such a philanthropic state. Her family is involved in their community and has always stressed the importance of “giving back.” She says, “I enjoy working at NPH USA because it is a great cause with so many dedicated and wonderful supporters. Working here reminds me how fortunate I am to live in the U.S. and the many opportunities it presents.”
Currently, Molly sponsors one child who she recently met on a trip to our NPH Honduras home.
Christian Delgado, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer
Christian joined the NPH family in November of 2011. For over five years, he oversaw all administrative functions at NPH USA as the Director of Finance & Operations. During this time, Christian was able to make significant and lasting contributions to the organization by heavily investing in the organization’s human capital and technological infrastructure.
Prior to joining NPH, Christian worked as a senior financial analyst for PepsiCo’s Business & Information Solutions division. In this role, he worked within the Project Management Office that managed a global SAP implementation project. Christian has always been driven by an entrepreneurial spirit having owned and operated several small businesses in mortgage banking and real estate investment.
In January of 2017, he accepted a promotion to serve as the Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer of NPH USA. In this new chapter, Christian is excited to work closer with NPH International to conceptualize and drive high-impact, international initiatives that strategically strengthen the organization’s core operations.
Christian is the proud sponsor of two university students at NPH.
Kim Dumke, National Marketing Manager
Kim was hired as the Marketing Coordinator for Friends of the Orphans Arizona in July 2002. Following the merger of the U.S. fundraising offices in 2005, she became the Marketing Coordinator for the new national organization. Today she serves as NPH USA’s National Marketing Manager and is responsible for developing and/or overseeing all print and electronic communications, including direct mail, e-mail, the Web site, and materials for all six regional offices.
Originally from a suburb of Chicago, Kim has a BA in Communication Studies with a minor in English from the University of Iowa. Prior to joining NPH USA, Kim worked in the hotel industry and then spent four years in the marketing department at Phoenix Art Museum. She also has written several articles for the National Geographic Education website, including one on NPH’s relief efforts following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
Kim enjoys traveling and has visited 15 countries and 25 states, plus Washington, DC. In April 2017, she was thrilled to meet the boy she has sponsored at NPH Guatemala for 14 years. She also has visited the homes in Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua.
Ross Egge, Regional Director – Northwest
Ross Egge joined NPH USA team in August of 2016 after more than 11 years working on the operational side of NPH, in country with the children and staff. Ross supported our homes and programs in Nicaragua, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti, before being asked to serve as Co-National Director of NPH Honduras, where he lived and worked from 2010 – 2016.
Ross studied Philosophy and Religious Studies at Santa Clara University before beginning his work with NPH as a volunteer in Nicaragua. Through his many roles with NPH, Ross has worked closely with the incredible children, staff, volunteers, and donors that make the NPH global family what it is. NPH also led Ross to meet his wife, Erin, who serves on the NPH International Leadership Team as Director of Communications.
Serving now as Northwest Regional Director for NPH USA, Ross is grateful every day for the opportunity to share the transformational work of NPH with the phenomenally supportive Northwest community where he was born and raised and where he was first introduced to NPH, not knowing that it would become his life’s work. Ross and Erin both sponsor children in Honduras and love to get back to the homes, children and communities of NPH as often as possible.
Courtney Franklin, Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Courtney joined NPH USA in June of 2017 as the Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations, bringing more than 12 years of corporate and non-profit experience to the team. For the majority of her career, Courtney has worked to engage corporations, foundations and government agencies in the very important work of a number of non-profit organizations. Most recently, as Proposal Development Manager, she led Ball State University’s Center for International Development in securing more than $14 million to implement higher education development projects in the Middle East and Central Asia.
Courtney holds a BS in Business from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and MS in Natural Resources and Environmental Management from Ball State University. Set in Belize in Central America, her master’s research explored the challenges that impoverished female farmers face in attempting to provide food for their families and local communities.
Courtney is immensely passionate about contributing in some small way to the eradication of poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean and is honored to have the opportunity to work with NPH USA. She sponsors a child in El Salvador and is anxiously awaiting an opportunity to travel to an NPH home to serve the children.
Casey Guevara-Lehker, Director, International Engagement and Executive Office
Casey came to NPH USA in July of 2016 as Assistant to Executive Management and National Trip Coordinator. In October 2017 Casey moved to the role of Director, International Engagement and Executive office. In this capacity Casey is responsible for the coordination of all international trips and initiatives including planning, implementation and policy development.
Casey initially came to NPH USA as an intern while completing his Master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. In that capacity he was able to visit several of the NPH homes where he developed strong ties with both children and staff. Casey’s formative years included significant international travel experience including schooling in Merida, Mexico, as well as educational and study abroad experiences in El Salvador, Guatemala, Cuba, Albania, and Italy.
Casey is excited to be part of the NPH team as he believes strongly in the mission and people of NPH. His travels to Central and South America have served to focus his commitment to improving the lives of children in these regions. Casey is also a strong advocate for the role of culturally immersive international travel as a way of broadening lives and learning values to become global citizens. His current role allows him to promote both of these ideals.
Rebecca Lee Hudson, Director of Sponsorship
Rebecca joined NPH USA as the Director of Sponsorship in April 2017. She provides the strategic direction of the child sponsorship program and operational coordination of sponsorship activities for each of the six NPH USA regional offices. Her journey began with a bike ride across Alaska to raise funds and awareness for AIDS vaccine research. 17 years later, she has helped grow the fundraising programs through P2P fundraising events and public relations for One Laptop per Child, Oxfam America, Avon Foundation for Women, and Best Buddies International. Most recently, Rebecca led the donor retention and creative marketing strategy at Plan International USA, connecting donors with children in over 52 developing countries.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Advertising Communications from Emerson College in Boston. While happiest in or by the ocean in her tiny state of Rhode Island with her husband, dog, and cat, her passion for adventure and commitment to upholding the rights of women and children has led her to extraordinary countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and all but nine states in the USA. Her superpower is using images and stories from her experiences to give voice to the world’s most vulnerable children. Rebecca sponsors a little boy she met while visiting the NPH Honduras home and is thrilled to continue traveling to visit all nine countries where NPH operates. She cannot wait to meet her next sponsored child.
Stephanie M. Pommier, Regional Director – Upper Midwest
Stephanie joined NPH USA in July 2016 as the Director of the Upper Midwest Region. Before joining NPH USA, Stephanie has been a professional fundraiser for Girl Scouts, Humane Society of the United States and the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.
Stephanie attended the College of Saint Benedict and pursued her BA in Psychology. She then attended Augsburg College where she completed her MA in Leadership and is currently finishing her doctorate in education with an emphasis on philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University.
Stephanie resides in North Branch, Minnesota, with her husband and two children. She thrives in her work to be a mentor to children and being a catalyst for social change. It is her philosophy everyday to be able to teach the importance of philanthropy to others and to celebrate philanthropic efforts and all that it accomplishes. It is her passion to ensure that the donor bill of rights and fundraising ethics are utilized at all times. She is driven to work collaboratively and to convey sensitivity to the needs of benefactors. Stephanie currently sponsors one child.
Jennifer Rayno, Director, St. Damien Pediatric Hospital Fund
Jennifer has more than 20 years of working experience in both the corporate and non-profit sector. She currently serves as the Director of the St. Damien Pediatric Hospital Fund at NPH USA and has been tasked this year with raising matching funds for a generous $1 million gift in cooperation with Fr. Rick Frechette, Country Director of NPFS Haiti.
Jennifer joined the NPH Family in 2004 and worked closely with the Friends leadership and National Board of Directors in 2005 helping unify five grass roots organizations across the U.S. that were supporting the children from an office in Northern Virginia that was a collaboration with Our Little Brothers and Sisters. Jennifer worked with the national office under the CEO to coordinate infrastructure, marketing, communications and direct mail. At the end of 2007, the Virginia office poised to homogenize with the other fundraising offices and activities and by the beginning of 2008, Jennifer had recruited a staff and regional board that set off to focus solely on fundraising activities. In 2009, Jennifer was asked to work with Fr. Rick to fund St. Damien Hospital and established the Haiti Initiative to raise operating funds for St. Damien Pediatric Hospital in an effort to relieve NPH/NPH homes of the hospital’s operating costs. In 2011, Jennifer led the expansion of NPH USA into the Boston community executing a feasibility study that she had conducted together with the graduate students of the Harvard Business School in 2008.
Prior to joining NPH USA, Jennifer spent seven years in various banking institutions both state-side and in Germany providing support services to the U.S. Military and an additional seven years as Vice President of Operations for HSO Business Systems, a global software consulting firm based in Holland.
Jennifer received an Associate’s Degree in Marketing from Strayer University after completing many courses through the University of Maryland while overseas. Jennifer is a graduate and former member of the American Institute of Banking and a graduate of Georgetown University’s Non-Profit Management Program.
Jennifer currently resides in her native New England after relocating from Washington D.C. where she spent 17 years. She sponsors two children and has visited the homes in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico and Nicaragua.
Xavier Walker, Regional Director – Southwest
Xavier joined the NPH team in 2017. Previously, Xavier worked with the YMCA of Southern Arizona for five years. At the Y, he held several positions with the last being the Financial Development Director. Xavier has an extensive volunteer and staff member nonprofit background as he serves on the board of directors with the following organizations: Susan G Komen, Educational Enrichment Foundation and Urban League Young Professionals.
Xavier attended the University of Arizona where he earned his Bachelors Degree in Public Management and Policies. He is a proud Wildcat for life!
Xavier is a world citizen and is dedicated to bettering not only his own community, but our entire society. He sponsors a child in Mexico whom he met on his first trip to an NPH home.