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Your Leadership Team


 

Your Leadership Team::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Reece’s Rainbow was begun in June of 2006 by our Director, Andrea Roberts. Since that time, the organization has grown exponentially, and many new volunteers have stepped up to assist with the increasing needs of our families and waiting children. God never intended for this to be a one-woman-show! We are seeking additional volunteers to help us in various areas, so we can continue to grow and effectively meet the needs of our adopting families. If you would like to offer your time and services to the children of Reece’s Rainbow, please do not hesitate to inquire! Even if it is not listed here, if you have a talent or a vision, something you’d like to add to the services offered by Reece’s Rainbow, please do not hesitate to ask. Reece’s Rainbow relies on private donations to fund our operations, so these are volunteer positions only at this time. We are grateful for your help and new ideas!

Founder & Executive Director, Andrea Roberts
Founder & Executive DirectorAndrea Roberts

Currently residing in Maryland, I am the mother of two sons, one of whom is REECE :) Reece is my biological son. Reece’s Rainbow was a vision I woke up with one day in early 2006. After getting involved with an orphan aid organization supporting children in Ukraine, I learned what Reece’s fate might have been had he born in a different country. I was angry and appalled and moved to action. It was impossible to sit back and not defend him in every way possible! God clearly placed Reece in my life for a special purpose, so Reece’s Rainbow was born out of passion, an intense love for my child, and a calling to make a difference, one orphan at a time. It started with (5) children in Ukraine and has grown to over (850+) children finding their families in (29) countries around the world. (800) more are still waiting, and the program grows every day.

I have two Bachelors degrees from the University of Alabama, 1993. In my life before Reece, I was in sales, marketing, and client support, so my love of working with people and my expertise in meeting the needs of my customers is now entwined with a God-given passion to serve orphans with Down syndrome. I am available to new families and sponsors with questions 7 days a week. Please do not hesitate to write me!

Donations Coordinator,
Michelle Zoromski
 
Director of Graphic Design,
Lucille Brown

Donations Coordinator, Michelle Zoromski

Michelle is the proud mother of five children, including two daughters with Down syndrome — one biological and one adopted through Reece’s Rainbow. Michelle is responsible for the majority of donation documentation, grant disbursements, and donor questions. She ensures the accounting for all of our children’s grants is accurate and up to date. She also works on the website, setting up the new children and the new families profiles. Michelle is a *vital* and much appreciated part of this leadership team!

 

Director of Graphic Design,
Lucille Brown
RR Blog/facebook/twitter

Lucille has personally transformed the face of Reece’s Rainbow in cyberspace! Her dedication to RR and her expertise in web and graphic design and internet marketing makes her an amazing fit to lead this very important team. Lu is responsible for designing all of our graphic designs and logos, the design and layout of our information pages, maintaining our Reece’s Rainbow blog, designing child blog buttons for new adopting families and advocacy warriors, our facebook page and twitter, on top of being an amazing Christian and an inspiration to this organization! Questions about the use of Reece’s Rainbow graphics, the blog, facebook or twitter, please email Lucille. Folks with graphic design experience are welcome to offer their volunteer services as well!

New Family Liaison & Ukraine Coordinator,
Debbie Hannon
 
Warrior Ministry Coordinator,
Laurie Rhoades

New Family Liaison & Ukraine Coordinator, Debbie Hannon

Debbie is serving as the New Family Liaison and Ukraine coordinator. She is the proud mother to 10 children, including 5 who have Down syndrome – one bio, and 4 adopted through Reece’s Rainbow. Debbie’s responsibilities include fielding questions and inquiries from new families, then connecting those families to our agency partners. For Ukraine inquiries, Debbie counsels new families regarding adoption requirements for both USCIS and Ukraine, then helps them with the commitment process once they are ready to take that step. If you have any questions or want to inquire about any of our waiting children, please don’t hesitate to contact Debbie at debbie@reecesrainbow.org

 

Prayer Warrior Ministry,
Laurie Rhoades

Laurie is serving as the leader of our Warrior ministries, one of the most popular programs within Reece’s Rainbow. Not everyone is in a position to adopt or to even donate, but prayers are free and SO valuable! Please visit the link above to learn more about how you can be a Prayer Warrior for one of our waiting children. And if you’d like to volunteer or make suggestions, please do not hesitate to ask!
Guardian Angel Project
The “Guardian Angel” project is designed to bring awareness and donations specifically for our “other angels”. This team of folks is led by Laurie Rhoades, a former business owner and mom to two children, one of whom is adopted. Her experience with advertising and marketing will be a great asset, and she is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for our “Other Angels”, those children with special needs other than Down syndrome. If your heart is with these “Other Angels” and you have time and or ideas to share, please contact Laurie.

We also now have a Family Warrior Program to help raise awareness and our individual families’ needs! If you would like to be a big part of bringing a child HOME, this is a great new way to do just that! Any questions, again, please contact Laurie.
Grant Writing/Corporate Fundraising/Event Planning,
Kelly Mokashi
 

Grant Writing/Corporate Fundraising/Event Planning,
Kelly Mokashi

This team of ex-teachers, with many years of experience in professional grant writing for non profit organizations, has stepped forward to help secure the financial future of Reece’s Rainbow, seeking foundational and corporate sponsorships for our basic operational expenses, outreach opportunities, foreign program relationship building, and of course, the childrens’ grants! If you have experience in this field and are willing to help, please contact Kelly! The Event Planning team is responsible for seeking out new marketing and advertising methods (mostly internet based), along with assisting in the planning and execution of organization-level fundraising events (not individual). This team helps with planning local/regional gatherings of RR adoptive families, as well as raising awareness through a variety of resources globally. Please contact Kelly if you are willing to help.

 


“After the Rainbow” Post-Adoption Peer Support Coordinator,
 
Web Design and Support,
Lisa Llewellyn,

After the Rainbow Post-Adoption Peer Support Coordinator,

 

Web Design and Support,
Lisa Llewellyn

Lisa Llewellyn stumbled across Reece’s Rainbow in 2009 and has been trying to help these sweet children ever since. She is the mother of 5 young boys and loves spending time with them and her husband. They live in Hyde Park, Utah. In her spare time, she designs websites for small companies.

Coordinator for RODS Racing/One Step Closer to Home
Brady Murray
 
Technical Guru,
Brian Zoromski,

RODS Racing (Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome) was started to create awareness and grant funding for orphans with Down syndrome. Advocates of RODS Racing participate in a variety of races anywhere from a 5k to a full Ironman. We are united as a racing community for the cause to help these precious children find a home.

 

Brian Zoromski, Michelle’s husband, is the technical guru behind the website. He writes code and makes sure our server is running well.

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