board_image“He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.” Proverbs 19:17
[The children in photo are pressing in on Iva (and Richard in the background) to have a little fun blowing up balloons.]

Dr. Richard L. Presberry, Sr.: President and Founder, Hope for Caribbean Kids, Inc., Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Education Consultant; Former Rehabilitation Services for the Blind, Fair Hearing Officer; Retired Higher Education Administrator; Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri; Master of Arts Degree in Education and Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Education: Counseling and Administration, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri; Licensed Minister/Missionary
Iva V. Presberry: Executive Director and Founder, Hope for Caribbean Kids, Inc.; Former Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Division of Special Needs, Supervisor; Retired Jefferson City High School, Counselor; Former St. Louis Community College: Florissant Valley, Program Coordinator; Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri; Master of Science in Education, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville; Associates of Arts Degree: Deaf Communication Studies, St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley; Licensed Minister/Missionary
grace Grace Lootens Bertrand: Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Registered Nurse, Jefferson City, Missouri; Associate Degree in Applied Science in Nursing, Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri; CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse); CRRN (Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse): Advanced Diploma in Biblical Studies, Charismatic Teaching Center at Lafayette, Louisiana
image1 Diana F. King: Self Employed, Home Cleaning Business; International Mission Service: Five Years in Taichung, Taiwan; Three year Global University Ministry Program with The Assemblies of God Southern Missouri District, Springfield, Missouri; Credits through Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas; Credits though Washburn University, Topeka, KS; East Central Vocational Cooperative Secretarial Training, Ottawa, Kansas; Author: The Little Book of Encouragement
Tom Meeks2 Thomas R. Meeks: Board Vice Chairman, Hope for Caribbean Kids, Inc; Employed as a management consultant specializing in Health Care Initiatives; Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana; Owner, Rosewood Music, Jefferson City, Missouri
Diane Roods: Owner and Operator of Cedar Creek Farm, Russellville, Missouri; Retired Federal Grant Auditor, Missouri Department of Public Safety, Missouri Division of Highway Safety; Program Manager, Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP); Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major in Finance, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri
Christy Schnieders: Board Secretary, Hope for Caribbean Kids, Inc; Support Specialist with Missouri Rehabilitation and Employment; Retired Job Readiness Teacher-Case Manager and Middle School Teacher, Jefferson City Public School, Jefferson City, Missouri; Special Services Teacher-Case Manager and Teacher, Cole County R-1 School District, Russellville, Missouri and other Missouri Public Schools; Masters of Education-Guidance and Counseling, Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri; Bachelors of Science-Special Education, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri
John M. Talley, Esq.: Board Chairman, Hope for Caribbean Kids, Inc; Program Manager, Captive Insurance Program, Missouri Department of Insurance, Jefferson City, Missouri; Juris Doctorate, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, Concentration – corporate law and finance; Bachelor of Science, Political Science, University of Kansas, Lawrence Kansas; Kansas Bar – good standing, inactive; Alaska Bar – good standing, inactive; New Hampshire Bar – good standing, active
Josh Joshua L. Allen: Board Treasurer, Hope for Caribbean Kids, Inc.; Audit Manager, Missouri State Auditor’s Office, Jefferson City, MO; 1st Place in “Accounting Analysis and Decision Making” at Phi Beta Lambda’s Leadership National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California; Evangel University’s “Outstanding Accounting Graduate”- Class of 2009; Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting, Evangel University, Springfield, MO; Certified Public Accountant (CPA), State of Missouri; Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Josh Lafayette E. (Gene) Lacy: Deputy Marshal for the Missouri Supreme Court – provides security for Supreme Court judges and staff, Attorney General and staff, property and records; Gubernatorial appointment – served as Director of the Missouri Division of Alcohol and tobacco Control; Industrial Security Specialist for the Boeing Corporation; and Officer for the Missouri Highway Patrol – Served on command staff, served as legislative liaison, law enforcement trainer, conducted budget analysis and preparation, participated in policy formulation, and human resources; Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Columbia College, Jefferson City, MO; and a Masters of Business Administration degree with Human Resources emphasis from William Woods University, Fulton, MO.