Our Board provides strategic oversight for our organization which includes programmatic direction in Uganda and worldwide, as well as fiduciary responsibility.

Ginny Jordan, President and Co-Founder
Jordan has been involved in the health profession for the past 30 years as a practicing psychotherapist, group facilitator, hospice care worker, and health advocate. She is also involved in poverty-eradication/income-generation projects in the Andes of Peru and in the Amazon region of Ecuador. She has an MFA in poetry and has just published her first book, Clear Cut: One Woman’s Journey of Life in the Body. 

Maalik Fahd Kayondo, Vice President
Kayondo has focused his career on building the economic health of Uganda through industrial development and training fellow Ugandans in both agricultural & industrial production through his company Telesat Intl. His skills range from that of inventor and chemist, to filmmaker and radio show host. He fights poverty by educating and training the masses in realistic micro and small enterprise creations. 

Michael Brady, Treasurer
Brady brings over 20 years of finance and investment experience to the Board of Directors.  He is founder and president of Generosity Wealth Management, which is dedicated to the belief that money can and should do good things. He is also on the Board of Prison Mindfulness Institute, and part of the staff of the annual Bearing Witness Retreat in Rwanda, Africa, designed to address and transform the roots of violence in our societies.

Julie King, Secretary
King specializes in non-profit executive recruiting for Bridgespan Group, with a focus on strengthening organizations that represent the underserved domestically and abroad. Before this she started an international corporate philanthropy program for a publicly traded professional services firm and served as a legislative ambassador for the American Cancer Society. She holds a BA from Humboldt State and an MA from San Jose State University.

Chuck Wilson, Member
Chuck Wilson is the Chief Operating Officer for the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT). As COO, Chuck oversees IMT's organizational strategy and fundraising as well as supervising program activities in support of IMT's mission to promote energy efficiency. He brings 20 years of non-profit experience leading strategy, staff, programs and communications with senior public and private stakeholders. Chuck is also an experienced fund raiser, having secured over $100 million in corporate, foundation and private sector support. He and his wife led a $24 million healthcare infrastructure project in Kampala, Uganda and were privileged to be part of BeadforLife at its inception. They maintain many deep ties to Uganda. Chuck holds an MBA.

Torkin Wakefield, Director and Co-Founder
Wakefield served as our first Executive Director and is now BeadforLife’s Global Ambassador.  She has co-founded many organizations that help the world’s poor or marginalized. In addition to BeadforLife, these include AIDS, Medicine and Miracles, providing education and community for people living with HIV/AIDS and Wellspring, a holistic healing center.

Devin Hibbard, Executive Director and Co-Founder
Hibbard is the Executive Director of BeadforLife. Her career has focused on ending extreme poverty by working in the US and abroad with organizations such as The Better, Safer World Campaign to advocate for US foreign assistance; Facing the Future, a global issues curriculum organization, and as a consultant to various development and poverty organizations.