Board of Directors

Bill Bryon, Board Chairman
Lee, New Hampshire

A New Jersey native, Bryon received a B.A. in Political Science from Earlham College in Richmond, In. and pursued graduate studies in Public Administration at St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Tx. and the University of Oklahoma. From 1969 through 1972 he served in the United States Air Force in Texas, Okinawa, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Following his tour of duty, Bill became an ardent entrepreneur. During his career he purchased, built and sold a weekly newspaper in Santa Rosa, Ca., began business publications in Santa Rosa and Sacramento, and started a direct mail company in Durham, NH.

Now retired, Bill finds great pleasure in sharing his time with his family, friends and church, and pursuing life-long interests in gardening. reading, and travel. He attends Durham Evangelical Church where he serves on the board of elders.

Conrad L. Mandsager

Nottingham, New Hampshire

Throughout his career, Mandsager has provided program design, development, and evaluation services to numerous organizations seeking aggressive growth in new and existing ventures that serve populations at risk. After completing his studies at Wartburg College and Iowa State University, he held senior management positions with Prison Fellowship Ministries, JAF Ministries, and Dare Mighty Things. Mandsager is the founder and Executive Director of ChildVoice International.

Conrad grew up in Africa and has returned numerous times to work with disadvantaged populations in Kenya, Ghana, and Zambia. He and his family live on a small farm in rural New Hampshire.

Graeme Thom
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Thom is a software and business process consultant with more than 11 years experience, specifically with SAP software, with clients such as Siemens and John Deere. He studied Mechanical Engineering in South Africa. After the completion of his studies, he worked for a utility company in the Nuclear Mechanical Engineering Division, and subsequently held various programming positions.

He was born in South Africa, one of three brothers and lived there until the age of 30 when he moved to the USA to pursue a career in consulting. Spending a lot of time in Atlanta has allowed him to join the Atlanta botanical gardens. His hobbies include refurbishing houses, building decks, photography and reading. Graeme attends Harbor Christian Church in Portsmouth, NH when his schedule and geographical location allow it.

Neil T. Mandsager, M.D.
Des Moines, Iowa

Dr. Mandsager started his practice, Perinatal Center of Iowa LLC, in 1993. Born in Cameroon, West Africa, he grew up in Marshalltown, IA, attended Wartburg College and then the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He did his Ob-Gyn residency in Columbia, Missouri before spending 4 years in the Air Force. Finally, he completed a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship in Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Mandsager is currently board certified in Obstetrics-Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Neil lives in Johnston with his wife and five children. He and his family are members of Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines, IA. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, taking photographs and watercolor painting.

Jolly P. Tumuhairwe Nyeko
Kampala, Uganda

A native Ugandan, Nyeko has spent her career working to improve outcomes for impoverished children in Africa. Completing undergraduate degrees in social sciences and law at Makerere University, she has furthered her education with graduate degrees at the University of Swansea (Wales, UK) and Azusa Pacific University. Now a PhD candidate at the University of Victoria, Nyeko is studying in Canada this year.

After a distinguished career in government in Uganda where she rose to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Social Welfare, Jolly left the public sector to concentrate on children and families affected by AIDS. A former country director for Feed the Children, she founded and currently runs the Uganda-based Christian social services organization Action for Children. Widely sought after as a consultant and speaker in the international community, she serves on a number of local and national NGO boards. Jolly and her family are members of Nakawa Baptist Church in Kampala.

Stephen A. Wooderson
Washington, DC/Minneapolis, MN
Steve is a Missouri native, and completed his undergraduate work in Psychology and Religion at Southwest Baptist College (now University) in Bolivar, MO, and his Master’s degree in Psychometrics and Counseling Psychology at Spalding University in Louisville, KY.  He worked for 30 years in the public social services arena, the last 9 as a state agency director.
Currently Steve is the Chief Executive Officer of a non-profit membership organization based in Washington, DC.  His past and current experience has provided him with opportunity tohelp community-based organizations select, train and empower non-profit board members; organize grass root initiatives through engaging community leaders and volunteers; and, lead a national non-profit agency through challenging times to financial and programmatic excellence.
A retired Army Reserves Lieutenant Colonel, he served much of his Reserves career as a Military Police Officer, and in leadership training assignments.  While Steve’s work is based out of Washington, DC, he spends as much time as possible with his family in the Twin Cities, MN area.