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Board of Directors

Jeff Able, Chairman

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Jeff is a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers.  He joined the Firm in 1988 in the Louisville, Kentucky office after graduating from The University of Louisville.  Presently, he leads the Private Company Services practice for Greater Atlanta which includes Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.  In this capacity, Jeff has the opportunity to serve some of the best and most well known private companies in the region.  In addition, Jeff currently serves as the Chairman of the Church Council and a member of the Executive Committee at Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church.

Jeff and his wife Juli have supported Hands of Love since 2010 and have travelled to Uganda twice.  Jeff and Juli have four children:  Luke-16, Jake-14, Max-11 and Derrick-11.  Derrick, the Able’s only adopted child, was born in Uganda and was rescued by Hands of Love when he was seven years old.  He became part of the Able family and arrived in the United States in 2012.

Elijah Sebuchu

elijah headshotIn 2004, Pastor Elijah Sebuchu founded Hands of Love Foundation in Uganda, where he currently serves as the President and CEO. Elijah is also the Founder and Senior Pastor of Kampala International Christian Centre, an evangelical church founded in 2003 that is closely associated with the Hands of Love Orphanages. Before this, Elijah planted churches and served as an Anglican minister.

Born and raised in abject poverty in rural Uganda, Elijah developed a deep compassion for his suffering nation at an early age. Empowered by his mother’s words of encouragement, Elijah attended school and eventually received scholarships to attend Bishop Tucker Theological College and Mbuya Bible College, where he earned a degree in Theology. He then attended Makerere University in Kampala where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Project Planning and Management.

Since becoming a born again Christian in 1991, Elijah has devoted his life to transforming Uganda for Christ. In addition to planting churches and preaching, he began the first Hands of Love orphanage and school in rural Namadhi, Uganda in 2004. He opened the second orphanage and school outside the capital city of Kampala in 2007. He firmly believes that by empowering the next generation of Uganda’s leadership through loving care and education, Uganda will be raised out of abject poverty. Elijah and his wife Ruth have five children and live in the outskirts of Kampala in Kiteezi, Uganda.

Anna Latshaw

anna latshawAnna Latshaw currently pastors Dwelling Place Atlanta, a church in Marietta, Georgia that she and her husband helped plant. She is also a full time mother of four beautiful girls.

Born and raised in England, Anna has had a heart for vulnerable children since she was a child. This passion has led her to actively serve the poor in Atlanta and South Africa and to participate in short term missions to orphanages in Romania, Russia, and Uganda. After being introduced to Pastor Elijah Sebuchu, Anna founded Hands of Love USA in May of 2007. Through her fundraising efforts, the second Hands of Love orphanage and school in Kiteezi, Uganda was begun.

Mike Morris

mike morrisMike co-founded Broadgreen Solutions in 2015 after 15 years at North Highland.  While at North Highland, he served as the Atlanta Office Leader and as a Group Vice President with responsibilities for Dallas, Nashville and Philadelphia. He has over 20 years of management consulting experience, having previously worked for Andersen Consulting (Accenture) and CMSI / Computer Associates. His career has spanned both strategy execution and information technology consulting. Mike’s consulting practice allows him to work with CIOs on IT strategy, help business managers to improve their processes with Six Sigma, and drive successful execution of global interactive marketing projects. In recent years he has served as an account executive for Fortune-100 clients and mid-market clients. Mike is currently on the board of directors for Hands of Love USA and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). As an active leader in the Atlanta community, Mike was a member of Leadership Atlanta’s Class of 2012 and High Tech Ministry’s Ambassador Leadership program. Mike previously served as President of the Notre Dame Alumni Club of Atlanta and on the advisory board for Career Spa. Mike graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science. Mike and his wife Kendra live in Peachtree Corners with their three children. In his free time Mike enjoys cooking, travel and triathlons.

Greg Smith

Greg Smith serves as President of Blue Vista Ventures, LLC, and is an advisor and consultant to early-stage technology companies. Smith has personally invested in 11 start-up companies and funds. He formerly served as vice president and general manager of Xerox Mortgage Services and prior to that co-founded and served as CEO and Chairman of Advectis, Inc. Greg holds a master’s degree in international business from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Clemson University.

Greg is currently a board member of Social Growth Technologies, Inc., serves as Chairman of the Board of Verdeeco Inc. and Pretty In My Pocket, Inc. and is also a board member and active investor with the Atlanta Technology Angels group. Greg and his wife Carol have three children, live in Alpharetta, GA, and are active members of NorthPoint Community Church.  

Don Schrenk

Don SchrenkDon Schrenk is Senior Partner of Data In Science Technologies, a high tech company focused on High Performance Computing for the Life Sciences. Since 1980 he’s built sales organizations and start-up companies to provide IT solutions. More importantly, Don has led a number of mission trips to the Hands of Love campuses teaching business success principles and building bible study structure. Don has been married to his high school sweetheart, Melissa, since 1982. They have three adult children and two grandchildren. They are active members of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, GA where he co-leads a Sunday school class for adults and also co-leads a High Tech ministries bible study class on Friday mornings.

Board of Advisors

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Charlie Paparelli
President, Paparelli Ventures

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Kelli White
Physician Assistant, Grand Strand Medical Center

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David Hacker
Owner, Vision Commercial Advisors

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Sarah Bilbra
Director of Operations, Tailwinds

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Steven Scheffer
Family Nurse Practitioner, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.