Board of Directors


We strive to attract board members who bring knowledge, experience, and/or public presence that will facilitate the accomplishment of Reach the Children’s objectives.

Kevin Clawson, President/CEO

Former National Director of Enterprise Operations for Paychex, Inc., current President of Bountiful Resources Foundation, Chair of the Board CD Development Associates, LLC. Served on boards of: Hope Humanitarian, Hydroxygen, National Kidney Foundation Upstate New York, Common Ground, Inc. Monroe County Special Olympics, and Rochester Healthcare Information Group.

Mary Harris, Executive Director. Treasurer.

Current Executive Director for Bountiful Resources Foundation. Former Rural Supervisor for Utah Department of Health. Member of Utah State Steering Committee for Welfare Reform. Facilitator/Trainer of Utah Department of Social Services and Utah Office of Assistance Payments.

Genevieve Pélissié, Vice Chair, and Acting Chairman of the Board.

Pat Jones, Secretary.

Founder and Owner of Veronica's Vacations. Music Teacher, Davis County School District. Board member of Structural Design and Analysis, Inc. Manager of Children's Activities at Salt Lake City Homeless Shelter. Youth Camp Director. Artist for Pj Designs. Humanitarian service in Ghana and Kenya.

John H. Dransfield, President/CEO of CD Development Associates, LLC.

International Board


Reach the Children is committed to creating and maintaining a Board that represents geographic and intellectual diversity and with individuals who support the goals of the organization.

Chinwe A. Agbakoba (Nigeria)

Nana Prah Agyensaim (Ghana)

Raymond Botterell (United Kingdom)

Christopher N. Chukwurah (Nigeria)

Bossman Dowuona-Hammond (Ghana)

Deborah Nserenko (Uganda)

Dr. Judith Mhina (Tanzania)

Emmanuel Ohene Opare (Ghana)

Joseph Sitati (Kenya)

Advisory Board


Reach the Children will welcome advice and counsel from an Advisory Board whose members have special expertise in areas of interest and benefit to the organization.

President Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria

Ambassador Bob F Jalang'o, Kenya Permanent Representative to the United Nations

Clayton M. Christensen, Harvard University Business School

Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder and Chair BRAC

Senator Orrin Hatch, Senate of the United States of America

Carol Soelberg, former President United Families International

Kynaston G. Perreira, Sr., Chair/CEO Kynaston Associates