OUR BOARD

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
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
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
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
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)
Diane Roods: Administrative Assistant, Hope for Caribbean Kids, Inc.; 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
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
Rachel Rachel Douglas: Account manager for Veterans United Home Loans, has extensive event planning background; former Catering Manager, Sodexo Management Services, Worcester, Maine; currently serves bi-weekly in Sunday School and the divorce ministry at her church, has a passion for people, planning, and organization; traveled to Haiti on one occasion where she visited and worked with orphans, Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Worcester State University, Worchester, Maine; Associate degree of Applied Science in Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts, Ozark Technical Community College, Springfield, MO
Courtney Courtney Groce: Therapist for Preferred Family Healthcare, currently serves on boards of the Pregnancy Help Center and the Life Changers Youth Ministry, ordained Deaconess Missionary, passionate about missions, currently sponsors two international children, involved in local and domestic missionary work, feels a calling on her life to work in foreign missions, Master of Education degree and Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in History, Lincoln University of Missouri; Missouri certified Licensed Professional Counselor