Fountain of Life Africa

US Board of Directors

U. S. Board of Directors

Mark Seymour – Co-Founder, Executive Director, Board Chair, U.S. Board of Directors

Mark Seymour worked in the corporate world for 22 years, most recently as Vice President of Global Operations for several silicon valley technology companies, and now runs his own corporate event consulting company. Mark, who is an active member in his church, was compelled to reconnect and give back to a country where he spent a number of years as a child. At age 4 Mark moved to Zambia with his family where they lived in the suburbs of Lusaka, less than two hours from the communities Fountain of Life is now partnering with.

Returning 35 years later, he saw a great need to level the playing field for the young children in rural communities, who are overlooked and under-served by other non-profit organizations and government social services, especially in the areas of basic access to education and healthcare.

Together with Princess, he co-founded Fountain of Life in 2009 and was Board Chair during 2010, he now holds the position of Executive Director and oversees the projects in Zambia during his multiple trips each year. Mark lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Linh and four children, where he is an avid bass player and keen cyclist.

 

PMosesHeadShot-150x150Peter Moses – Vice Chair, U.S. Board of Directors

Peter Moses is a Sales Operations executive in the High Technology industry working in Silicon Valley. Peter is currently Vice President, Go-To-Market Operations at Juniper Networks, a high performance networking company that is committed to connecting everything and empowering everyone.

After graduating from San Diego State University (B.S. Business Administration, Finance) in 1992, Peter began his career in Management Consulting.

Peter has been a member of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California since 1988. His heart grew for international missions via Saddleback’s P.E.A.C.E. Plan initiative in which he has completed missions to Kenya and the Ukraine. His passion for Africa has continued through his family’s active support for several community projects in sub-Saharan Africa and ongoing child support through World Vision.

Peter lives in Orange County, California and has three children.  He is passionate about sports and can be found volunteering year-round as a youth football, basketball, baseball, and soccer coach.

 

Jodi Weber – Secretary, U.S. Board of Directors

Jodi Weber lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with her husband and two teenage children. She works with patients at a local audiology clinic, Hearcare Audiology, and coordinates mission trips for Entheos Hearing Cooperative. Jodi has a Bachelors degree from Ball State University with emphasis on Speech Pathology and Audiology as well as Educational Psychology.

Jodi’s passions for travel and helping people led her to participate in mission trips over the years, including Wyoming, West Virginia, New Orleans, the Holy Land and eventually to Zambia. She quickly realized her passion for the Zambian people, and readily accepted an opportunity to continue working with them. Jodi has partnered with Fountain of Life on mission trips to Zambia since 2014, and since 2015 has been leading trips for teams of audiologists and other volunteers. She believes that people will have more opportunities in life when they have access to clean water, healthcare and education.


When she is at home, Jodi attends a small inner city church and serves on the board of Heart of the City Mission Foundation. She enjoys time with family and friends, and loves supporting her kids in their extra-curricular activities.

 

Michael Coakley – Treasurer, U.S. Board of Directors

Michael Coakley currently oversees the construction field engineering and quality control divisions within Distribution Gas Operations at PG&E. With over 20 years of experience in a broad range of construction project management roles, he hopes to utilize the skills he’s gained to further Fountain Of Life’s mission to improve the quality of life for rural Zambians through building facilities for clean water, education and health care. Mike is known for his strong organizational skills, effective communications and proficient multi-project time management.

Mike lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and their two children. In his free time, he can be found hunting or riding his mountain bike.

Since going to Zambia with Fountain Of Life in May 2017, he has not been able to forget the faces of the children he met there. He is committed to doing whatever he can to help improve the lives of families in rural Zambia.

 

Greg Tucker – Board Member

Greg Tucker lives in Orange County, California with Penny, his wife of 28 years. He has a masters degree in religion from Point Loma University in San Diego.
The Tuckers co-pastor a small church they launched in 2002 (visit HopeCCA.com), a community in the Wesleyan tradition.  Greg is director of the Bag of Hope Project to benefit motel family children, and when he’s not involved with ministry he works at a film production company in Los Angeles. As a writer he’s penned dozens of  articles for national publications, including Leadership, Youthworker Journal, and HM Magazine.  He has spoken numerous times at the National Pastors Conference and National Youthworker’s Convention, as well as preaching 48 weeks each year. (You can hear more at HopeSermons.com.)

When asked to sum up his life, Greg once wrote, “My story is told in the lyrics of an old song I heard years ago. It said, ‘If you could see where Jesus brought me from to where I am today, then you’d know the reason why I love Him so.’  It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it — those words SO well express who God is to me.”

The Tuckers have three adult married children, each one committed to a Christian ministry in his or her local church, and they have one very perfect granddaughter named Reagan.

 

Arnott-Hill-150x150Elizabeth Arnott-Hill – Board Member

Elizabeth Arnott-Hill is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Chicago State University, a historically black college on the south side of Chicago. Elizabeth specializes in cognitive psychology and has diverse research interests that include effective teaching and learning and language comprehension.  Educated at Indiana University (BS, Psychology) and Depaul University (PhD, Psychology), Elizabeth’s passion for equality in education compels her to invest the best of her time and energy in under-served areas.

Elizabeth has a deep seated passion for holistic justice that manifests itself in a variety of different endeavors. Elizabeth had been dedicated to a lifestyle of both living and serving incarnationally through her church in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago; for care of the environment through PAWS, The Humane Society and World Wildlife Fund; and for global poverty through the One Campaign, Team World Vision, and Fountain of Life.

Elizabeth was part of the founding of River City Community Church in 2003, where her husband Daniel still serves as the pastor. She is also a proud mother of two.

 

AndreaThumbDr. Andrea Hayes-Jordan – Board Member

Andrea Hayes-Jordan, M.D., is Director of Pediatric Surgical Oncology and Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology and Pediatrics at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 1987 and earned her M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School in 1991. She trained for 11 years after medical school to become a pediatric surgical oncologist with dual board certification in adult surgery and pediatric surgery, and additional training in molecular biology. As a pediatric surgical oncologist, she focuses on abdominal and chest tumors. Dr. Hayes-Jordan continues to do pediatric general surgery as a part of the University of Texas.

Dr Hayes-Jordan has a passion for helping children who are underserved with regards to health care and is committed to improving the health care of children in Zambia.

Dr. Hayes-Jordan is married to Darin Jordan, and they have two children Jonah and Jenelle.