Reeds of Hope depends on volunteers for all of our programs. This allows us to maximize your donation to benefit the children and families we serve. Our board of directors span the globe from Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, to the USA. Each member has spent time in DRC, and holds a deep respect and love for the Congolese People. 

Our in-country team in Eastern DRC is headed by our manager, Bernard. He has faithfully served with Reeds of Hope since its beginnings.  We also work with Papa Jerome and Mama Sifa, the founders and directors of Family Bethlehem. In 2015 we hired our first social worker, Sylvie, to support family reunification and long term care efforts for the children at Family Bethlehem.

In Kinshasa, we support our partners Paul and Micheline at the Emmanuel Training Center. They opened the center in 2014 and serve young men, women, and vulnerable families by providing job training and mentorship. In 2015 they will be joined by Ismael, our new social worker. She will assist them in identifying needs and providing services. 


Holly Mulford, Director

Sarah Calvo, Family Bethlehem Project Manager

Amanda Bennett, Family Reunification Project Manager

Amy Williams, Suzanne Campbell, One Thread Project Managers

Holly Doden, Emmanuel Training Center Project Manager, Website, Finance

Erin Pohland, Social Media & Fundraising

Deborah Randall, Friend of Family Bethlehem

BOARD OF directors

Holly Mulford, Director

Shauna Petracci, Secretary

Amanda Bennett, Eastern DRC Coordinator

Holly Doden, Treasurer & Kinshasa Coordinator 

Coleen Sanocki

Neil Ahlsten

Nadia Ahlsten

advisory board

Soso Benga Msoshi

Paul & Micheline Manzanza

Suzanne Campbell

Amy Williams

Erin Pohland

Sarah Calvo


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