John Gill - PresidentJohn is a retired international banker following a career focused on Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
His transformative introduction to Nambale Magnet School (NMS) came during a 2017 visit to NMS along with participation on the Mission Team at Noroton Presbyterian Church, a long-time supporter of Evalyn Wakhusama and NMS.
John joined the WIKS-USA Board in 2019.
Rev. Peter Stebinger - VP CommunicationsPeter has been involved with the Nambale Magnet School since its inception in 2004 during a trip to Kenya to visit the Rev. Evalyn Wakhusama, who he had worked with during Evalyn's time as a student at Yale Divinity School.
Since that time he has visited the school many times. He is a passionate advocate for the School's fully sponsored OVCs and for the magnet school concept of mixing fee-paying and fully sponsored students.
Stephen Burt - Corporate TreasurerStephen is president of Burt Process Equipment, a manufacturer of water treatment systems that has a focus on global water quality and works with non-profit and non-government organizations in a fundraising and engineering capacity to improve the quality of water to those in need as well as in disaster relief areas.
Through his friendship with Evalyn Wakhusama and board members of WIKS-USA, Steve joined the WIKS-USA team in 2017 in a financial management capacity as Corporate Treasurer.
Ruth Beardsley - Corporate SecretaryRuth is a practicing attorney in Bethany, Connecticut. She has long been active in civic and philanthropic organizations on a local and statewide level.
Ruth became inspired to join the WIKS-USA board after she visited Kenya and saw the difference the Nambale Magnet School is making in the lives of its students, their families and the surrounding community.
WIKS-USA, Inc. is dedicated to the success of orphans and other vulnerable children (OVCs) in rural Kenya, by providing financial and technical assistance for their education, shelter and emotional support at the Nambale Magnet School.
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