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Scott Hannah (Board Chair)
Business Development Manager, Microsoft

Scott Hannah

Scott Hannah is a Business Development Manager for Microsoft based in Redmond, Washington. He focuses on sales and marketing strategy for hardware products (computer peripherals including keyboards, mice, and web cameras) in the Asia Pacific region. He grew up in Bellevue, Washington and returned to live there after his studies. Scott is a graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles, California and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics for Business and Management with a minor in Geology. Outside of work, Scott is married to Megan, his high school sweetheart. They are the proud parents of son Jake and daughter Audrey. In his limited spare time, Scott is an avid golfer and active member in his church community.

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Doug Free (Treasurer)
Managing Member, Clearwell Group

Doug Free

Doug is the Managing Member of Clearwell Group, LLC a family office investment manager in Tampa, FL. He is also Partner and Investment Committee Member of LCM Global, a fund of private investment managers primarily including hedge funds. Doug’s investment experience includes equity research, investment banking, hedge fund analysis and portfolio construction. Doug served as Director in Merrill Lynch’s Hedge Fund Group focused on the investment analysis and portfolio management of hedge funds, including managing a ML team of hedge fund analysts. His global development experience includes a stint as Director of Sector Research at Geneva Global Inc., a Global philanthropic advisor in the Philadelphia area, and teaching English in China with ELIC. Doug is married with three young children.

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Joel Nichols
Associate Professor of Law, University of St. Thomas

Joel Nichols

Joel is a law professor at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. He has served as Chair and Secretary of Board for Viva NA; he is also a member of Viva’s International Board of Trustees (UK). He holds J.D. and M.Div. degrees from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and a BA degree from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. Joel previously taught at Pepperdine Law School in Malibu, California; practiced at a law firm in Washington, D.C.; and clerked for a federal judge in Jacksonville, Florida. He has authored two books and fifteen articles and book chapters focusing upon the intersection of law and religion. Joel enjoys traveling, hiking, cross-country skiing, and working with kids. He and his wife have two children.

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Tim Glenn
USA Advocacy Director, Compassion International

Tim Glenn

Tim Glenn is a former award-winning television news journalist who now dedicates his life to helping children at risk. Having lost both parents by the age of 7, Tim knows very well what it means to be a vulnerable child. Thankfully, a Christian children’s home took him in at an early age and provided Tim with a safe place to grow and learn. It was there that he accepted Christ at the age of 16. Tim spent 14 years in television news as an anchor, reporter and producer before leaving the industry to work with one of the world’s largest Christian child development organizations, Compassion International. Tim serves as the USA Advocacy Director for Compassion, creating resources to educate, empower and motivate the Church to get involved in the fight against global poverty. Tim is also an independent Christian music artist who has released two CDs. He and his wife Jennifer live in Colorado Springs, Colorado with their two sons, Morgan and Grayson.

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William Reichardt
Retired Businessman

William Reichardt

Bill retired from the dry cleaning industry several years ago. He and his wife Sabra have a small family foundation which provides them with lots of amazing challenges and opportunities to meet and work with very special folks like the Viva team. Bill and Sabra have four children and live in Syracuse, New York.

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Michael L. Sloane
President and CEO, The Lark Group

Michael L. Sloane

Michael L. Sloane II serves as the President and CEO of The Lark Group, a real estate holding and restaurant management company. As president of The Lark Group, He structures investments in the franchised restaurant business by partnering with experienced operators and assisting them in the development, finance, and growth of the brand. Michael is the founder and President of APEX 3101, a non-profit corporation. APEX 3101’s mission is to motivate and encourage fraternity men to develop their spiritual life based on Christianity. He received the “Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award” from the Lexington Leadership Foundation in October of 2005 for the work of APEX 3101. He graduated from Transylvania University in 1989 with a B.S. in Business Administration.

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Martin Thomas
Head of Mobilisation, Viva

Martin Thomas

Martin joined Viva in 2010 from World Vision UK where he was Head of Engagement for Churches & Young People. He had previously worked for 15 years with CMS, mostly as Regional Manager for Western Europe & North Africa. He has been involved in numerous charities including Oxford Youth Works, Faith to Faith, A Rocha, The Nigerian Chaplaincy, Urban Expression and is currently a trustee of Bless. He is married with two children and lives in Witney.

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Nicholas Bamber
Managing Director, RBS Global Banking

Nicholas Bamber

Nick has been active in the unlisted private placement segment of the debt capital markets since 1996, during which time he has arranged financings for numerous large and medium-sized corporations across a broad spectrum of sectors and jurisdictions. He has been responsible for arranging many of the market’s ground-breaking transactions and assisted in a number of complex corporate restructurings. Nick holds an MBA from the London Business School and a BA from Durham University. He is married with two children.

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This little piggy went to market –...

22/04/14

How the purchase of one piglet in a Cambodian village is breaking the poverty cycle for a whole community – giving vulnerable children a more stable...

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Inside Viva: A gem amongst the rags

15/04/14

Last summer, my husband Steve and I made the move with Viva from the UK to India. Our home is now Delhi: a city of 22 million people and the second most...

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