|Beth Heckel: Founder and Executive Director
Founder of Think Humanity in 2007. Followed the vision and passion to change the lives of people, one by one and adhering to Bono's principle that "one's destiny should not be solely determined by where they are born." Has more than 20 years of administrative/leadership experience managing in several non-profits and philanthropic organizations and has worked since 1999 in an early childhood non-profit organization with experience in statistical reports/analysis, grant writing, and human resource management. Years of service: 2007 to present.
Jim Heckel: President
33 years of hi-tech Corporate Management experience within Global Procurement/Materials Management, Engineering, IT, Project Management, Quality Control Management (TCQ, TQM, 6-Sigma), Order Processing, Process Engineering, Product Development, Manufacturing Management, Business Unit Management all involving leadership of Global Teams. BSBA University of Illinois, MBA University of Wyoming. Years of service: 2007 to present.
Aimee Markwardt: Media and Promotions
More than 13 years as a reporter at a daily newspaper, including special reports to developing countries, including Uganda and Haiti. Graduated summa cum laude from Colorado State University with degrees in Journalism and German, and also attended University of Heidelberg in Germany. Has been volunteering to help refugees since 2006. Spent six months to help rebuild the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, with an emphasis on public relations and administration/organization for construction teams. Currently a features writer and columnist for the Boulder Daily Camera, travel writer for ShopAtHome.com and independent book editor. Years of service: 2007 to present.
Cindy Rauschenberger: Fundraising
Cindy is a graduate from The Womens College of Denver University with a bachelors degree in Business Administration. She has 26 years of experience in Administration, Training, Human Resources, Safety/Environmental, Procurement and Project Management working for two of the top Colorado based corporations Adolph Coors Company and Frontier Airlines Inc. She also works part-time with an auction event firm providing Management and Leadership to organizations during their fund-raising events. Cindy presently is a buyer for Schlumberger LImited. Years of service: 2008 to present.
Kim was the Senior Vice President of Penton Media, managing the Technology and Entertainment market segments. Kim and her family Eric, Sydney and Jordan watched the Invisible Children video and started looking for ways they could help out children and families in Africa and Uganda. Kim attended a conference that held a discussion on AIDS and met Beth Heckel and learned more about Think Humanity. Kim said, "being a part of Think Humanity has been a life changing experience for our family, having now found a way to get involved in other people's lives who so desperately and graciously need help." Years of service: 2008 to present.
Joe Bergholz: Operations Manager
31 years of leadership experience in Operations of multi-billion dollar corporations culminating at a vice president level. He has been a general manager of several operations, including an overseas assignment in The Netherlands. Knowledge base includes leadership development, performance management, process excellence, organizational design and financial management. His passion is to help accelerate the growth rate of positive impact on African refugees. Education: BS Industrial Engineering University of Nebraska; MBA Colorado State University. Years of service: 2010 to present.
Dr. Will Reents
A physician in Family Medicine in Loveland, Colorado for 35 years who has gone on short term medical mission work in Honduras, Ecuador, Madagascar and Nigeria. Years of service 2010 to present.
Care for people and their experiences has brought Christy to serve others through applying God given skills and is based on hope unseen. She bring global career experience, working alongside people who are different in many ways, yet exactly alike in the human condition. She met Think Humanity through volunteering with the local church and serving with them on Compassion and Justice steering committee. Her most recent volunteer experience includes MOSAICS, Loveland Sculpture Invitational and TEDx Front Range. Her work career has spanned daycare provider, Registered Medical Assistant to production, account and department manager in the textile industry. She is slated to graduate with a B.S. in Health Care Administration from Colorado Christian University in December 2014.