Board of Directors
Board President: Rudy Broers
Rudy is a senior consultant and partner at Universalia, a management consultancy based in Montreal that specializes in evaluation, organizational assessment and performance measurement for governments, NGOs and multilateral clients. Before he joined Universalia, Mr. Broers worked with UNICEF as head of monitoring and evaluation in its Madagascar office and as an evaluation specialist in its Ethiopia office. He has also worked previously with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), with a focus on West Africa, and at an economic consulting firm based in Cambridge Massachusetts where he specialized in energy, resources and regulatory economics. He has a master's in development studies from the University of Bradford and a bachelor's in economics from the University of Waterloo.
Acting Chairperson: Stephanie Mackay
Stephanie is the director of the Community Foundation for the Disabled, the nonprofit that started Columbus Community Center. She oversees development and fundraising, board development, strategic planning, community events, and public relations for the Foundation and Columbus. Because of her volunteer work and international travel, she is committed to the importance of building strong philanthropic organizations based on sound strategic planning and clearly defined organizational goals.
Executive Treasurer: Rich Hybner
Rich has an extensive career as a results-driven financial executive, having held the CFO position in numerous large public companies and smaller, privately-held enterprises. His main industry focus has been in media and most recently in the technology sector as the CFO for BestIT, based in Phoenix, AZ and Shanghai China. Rich is also active in groups seeking to expand human rights, those focused on fostering of healthy development and self-esteem building of youth, and has worked behind the scenes for causes promoting civil liberties. He is also a strong advocate for global causes especially those that strive to alleviate the gaps in the social and health infrastructure between nations and groups encouraging greater awareness, acceleration and expansion of all renewable energy sources. Rich holds an MBA from The Lubin School of Business in New York City and a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, VT.
Seraphine Kapsandoy, R.N., BSN
Seraphine, a computer information analyst at Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, was born and raised in Kenya where she participated in community-based healthcare projects. She has experience with a broad background of nursing, with specific expertise in wound care, enterostomal therapy, and information technology (nursing/medical informatics). She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in nursing informatics at the University of Utah. Seraphine is particularly interested in the use of technologies like cell phones and laptops to dramatically improve the delivery of healthcare in underserved communities.
Veronica Lee Anne
Veronica Lee Anne is the founder and owner of Life's Expressions. She specializes in Public Relations and Business & Event Marketing. In the past, Veronica has used her talents and skills to support charities in her community. Through this active involvement with a variety of charities, Veronica has demonstrated a strong commitment to the community. She has planned dozens of non-profit events for charities such as The Children’s Cancer Foundation, Haven Missions, The Muhammad Ali Parkinson’s Center, Dress For Success, MS Society and The Breast Cancer Foundation. Additionally, she has assisted in countless other charity events, frequently supports charity events and advises on several charity boards.
Carol A. Osborn, MD
Carol is owner and managing partner of Evolutionary Healthcare, a personalized, primary care medical practice in Salt Lake City. Trained as Family Physician at the University of Utah, she spent more than 12 years in the Department of Preventive and Family Medicine at University of Utah Health Sciences focusing on medical student and residency education. Her academic interests included maternal and child health care and international health along with clinical research. She has been involved in Maternal and Child Health program research and development in the Philippines and Tibet.