|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 25 years of administrative/leadership experience managing in several non-profits and philanthropic organizations. Beth has experience in statistical reports/analysis, grant writing, marketing and human resource management. In 2013 Beth received the e-Chievement Award for making a positive difference in her community and beyond. 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, Huffington Post, USA Today 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.
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.
25 years working as a residential contractor. 15 years as a school teacher; 12 years teaching in the States and 3 years living abroad teaching students in Central America and in Central Asia. Had a wonderful experience living cross-culturally.
Still keeping my eyes and ears open on how to help less fortunate people, I ran across Jim and Beth and ended up accompanying them on a trip to Uganda in January of 2012. I am very impressed on what they do and how they do it. Think Humanity is partnering with quality Ugandans to help them help themselves, be it a healthy, wholesome life or increased life-changing educational opportunities.
Volunteer since 2012
Board member 2013 to present