We are a group of collaborative individuals who are passionate about using our skills to bring hope and light into the world. Together we dream and work towards achieving the vision of Orphan Relief and Rescue.
Rebecca is also a speaker and writer. A published author, she writes articles for newspapers and authored Inspired to Action, How following the promptings of your heart can change the world, which maintains a 5 star rating on Amazon.
President & Co-Founder
Tim is a gifted and sought-after leader, speaker and life coach who is passionate about enabling others success. He is equally dedicated to equipping ORR staff to thrive on a personal and professional level in their service to bring relief and sustainable solutions to the suffering children of Africa.
Board of Directors
Chairman & Treasurer
Matt Le Page
In addition to his undergraduate work in Applied Behavioral Sciences and M.A. in Human Development with an Emphasis in Social Change, Nick holds a standing passion for creating partnerships and connecting resources for those that advocate for children’s rights and community-based action. With over 17 years of experience working with local and international organizations that serve children, he formally joined ORR in December of 2019 to help support its mission in overcoming injustices facing the children, families, and communities of West Africa. When not working, he can be found running local trails and exploring new adventures with his family across the Pacific Northwest. His son would add, “He’s REALLY funny, too.”
Finance & Operations Manager
Dawa is a mother to Ariana and Paris and a wife to Vitu. She has been serving the Lord in Africa in the last 7 years and now is excited to serve at ORR as a Bookkeeper/AdministrativeAssistant. She has also been running the finances, operations, fundraising, publicity and administration at a church in Malawi. She attended Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, Wisconsin and earned a BA in Business Administration in Management and a minor in Psychology. Later, she earned an MBA at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, in International Marketing. She has almost 10 years of banking experience and 16 experience in sales and marketing.
Dawa has managed successful events in USA and Africa where she participated in charitable organizations such as WIE Africa, which was hosted in Cape Town, South Africa. It is an internationally recognized organization geared towards inspiring and motivating women to begin their own enterprises; she is also known for running successful events like Model of the Year and co-founding events like Malawi Fashion Week 2013; serving as the Public Relations Officer for various campaigns; and much more. She has received numerous awards which include the Fashion Ambassador by AFWL (Africa Fashion Week London), Alumni Award in Business Development and Entrepreneurship by Silver Lake College, finalist for CEO Magazine for Africa’s Most Influential Woman. In Wisconsin, she volunteered as a big sister at Big Brother – Big Sister– a project which mentors boys and girls from single parent homes for five years. For another 3 years, she also sat on the board of director of Women of Greater Green Bay among many philanthropic organizations in Africa and the US. In all these organizations, Dawa participated in the running of fundraising events and auctions as well as organizing and managing events for organizations like American Heart Association and Women’s Fund through luncheons and other fundraising activities for the annual fund. In her spare time she is a writer where she has been an active published columnist an African newspaper for 6 years in a row writing and inspiring the nation what God can do if we follow Him.
Since her college years, she has been very active in the church praise team, a church public relations officer and has travelled widely across Europe, Africa and North America. Her goal is to leave an imprint in the world especially in women and girls as an effort to empower family through God. She is a self starter and driven but most of all, she believes in winning souls to Christ each day and encourages those around her to have faith, believe in God and serve Him fully in spirit and in truth. Today, together with her husband she serves as an co-overseer of a church as they serve the Lord in their 6th year.
Bookkeeper/ Administrative Assistant
Born and raised in Nahant, Massachusetts, Stephen has spent the last 3 years living and working in Liberia. After graduating from George Washington University with a Bachelors in Political Science, Stephen joined the Peace Corps working as a high school math and science teacher in Grand Cape Mount County, Liberia. Following his two year service, Stephen decided to extend for a third year working as the Media Coordinator for Peace Corps Liberia. Stephen has a love for all things Liberia from the spicy “pepe” food to Liberian lappa fashion (see photo). Stephen is fluent in the local dialect of Liberian “Colloqual” and the Vai tribal language. As the Country Representative, he is responsible for managing all programs in Liberia, working on government committees to help build improve child protection in Liberia and creating sustainable partnerships with local organizations to end child trafficking and abuse.
Raised in a small farming and lumber community in Oregon, Sheryl has been a city-dweller for the past 34 years. First living in Los Angeles and now Seattle (Kent) with her husband of 36 years, where they raised their three, now grown children, has provided many opportunities to put her servant’s heart to work. Having worked as an Executive Assistant for most of her adult life, she feels most valuable when contributing to an organization that makes a difference in the lives of those who find themselves at risk.
For twelve years, Sheryl provided administrative support to the Executive Director and as a Development Coordinator for non-profit organizations whose focus was to free men and women from addiction and homelessness. “It’s my belief that my role to serve those who have vision and passion, helping them do what they’ve been called to do, regardless if they are the President, Executive Director, volunteer or financial donor.” At Orphan Relief and Rescue, she is looking forward to building relationships with the people that make the work that they do, possible.
To protect the identity of our African Staff, we are not able to list their names. We have a total of 14 African staff members in Liberia and Benin combined.