the Hope of Survivors

Board of Directors & Volunteers

Board of Directors (click on their names for more information)

Steve Nelson (since 12/02)—President, Board Chairman, Ordained Pastor, Board Certified Biblical Counselor (BCBC) & Certified Belief Therapist (CBT)

Samantha Nelson (since 12/02)—Vice President & CEO, Board Certified Biblical Counselor (BCBC) & Certified Belief Therapist (CBT)

Martin Weber, D.Min. (since 4/08)—Director; Board Chairman Emeritus (9/09-1/13, and 1/17-10/17); Chaplain at Hospice of Tabitha

Karen Fettig (since 7/18)—Director; Head of Beneath Our Wings Division

Board Meeting 2015
The Hope of SurvivorsBoard Meeting in San Antonio, TX, in 2015. (Shown left to right: Ray Hartwell (Chairman), Jeanne Hartwell, Robert Peck, Steven Grabiner, Martin Weber, Jennifer Schwirzer, Steve Nelson, Samantha Nelson, Madeline Roll (Australia), Coralie Roll (Australia) and Wendy Schwitzer (Canada))
THOS Volunteer Appreciation Dinner March 2008
The Hope of Survivors Volunteer Appreciation Dinner (March 2008)

Advisory Panel

Tom Lemon (since 2/04)—Board Chairman Emeritus (2007-2009); Member Advisory Panel

Sandy Kirkham (since 8/06)—Member Advisory Panel; Victim Support Services

Ted Vanderlaan (since 8/11)—Director (2008-2011); Board Chairman Emeritus (2013-2014); Member Advisory Panel, Attorney

Volunteer Staff

Robert & Debbie Withrow (since 2/04)—Accounting

Peggy & Dave Mahrt (since 5/05)—PR/Marketing

Gail & Elgin Jenkins (since 8/10)—Victim Support Services; Exhibitors/Speakers

Mary Jo Noworyta (since 3/14)—Victim Spport Services; PR/Marketing

Tammy Landry (since 3/16)—Victim Support Services

Kyoko Sears (since 10/17)—PR/Fundraising

Tracye Brewer (7/13-7/14 and 11/17-Present)—Exhibitor/Speaker

Raquel Mallett (since 9/18)—Victim Support Services

Latino Division Volunteer Staff

Shyleene Rosado (since 4/07)—Vice President; Victim Support Services (Latino Division)

Australia Division Volunteer Staff

Coralie Roll (since 1/06)—Board Member; Administration

Darren Tappouras (since 10/11)—Board Member; Accountant

Jasmin Stankovic (since 4/18)—Board Member; Victim Support Services

Romania Division Volunteer Staff

Amala & Ioan Mararu (since 9/12)—Corporate Attorneys

Maria Simionca (since 3/13)—Board Member; Administration

Cecilia Calin (since 3/13)—Accountant

Laura Fierbinteanu (since 12/13)—Victim Support Services (Romania)

Ingrid Muller (3/14)—Grant Writer; Attorney

Aurora Carmen (since 5/16)—PR/Marketing

Iulia Bodorin (since 9/18)—Fundraising

Gelu Grigore (since 9/18)—Victim Support Services (Romania)

Mariana Ciuciu (since 9/18)—Research Assistant

Cristina Constantin (since 9/18)—Prayer Partner

South Africa Division Volunteer Staff

Siyabonga Magadlela (since 2019)—Administration, Victim Support Services

Vivienne Metsopdong (since 2019)—Fundraising/PR

UK Division Volunteer Staff


Trinidad-Tobago Division Volunteer Staff

Afryea Charles (since 2/18)—Victim Support Services

Pastors' Wives Division Volunteer Staff

Jackie Jeldwyn (since 7/17)—Pastors' Wives Support Services

Canadian Division Volunteer Staff

Theresa MacMaster (since 2/18)—Accountant

Reema Sukumaran (since 2/18)—Speaker; Ambassador for THOS-CA

Nina Lim (since 4/18)—Victim Support Services

Daniel Saugh (since 9/18)—Board Chairman

Rose Rogers (since 9/18)—Board Member

Caroline Winship (since 9/18)—Board Member; Victim Support Services

Scandinavian Division (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark)

Jena Kilmer (since 2/16)—Victim Support Services

Beryl Nyamwange (since 10/16)—Victim Support Services (formerly served in THOS-SA and THOS-PH Divisions)

Philippines Division Volunteer Staff


Prayer Warriors

Dana Wimmer (since 10/17)

The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart...Psalms 34:18