BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Raymond D. Christopher Co-Founder/Director, Operations
Randy E. Clark Director, Construction & Development
C. Joseph Onyeibe Vice Chair/Treasurer
Melvin L Mosley Director, Education
DeLores Pressley National Spokesperson
Mary A. Christopher, Co-Founder and CEO
Mary Christopher is Co-Founder and CEO of Humanitarian Hands Foundation, dba Humanitarian Hands Charities. She and her husband Raymond founded HHCharities in 2006 after getting involved with the missions program at their church. They were moved by the challenge faced by these children and the growing number of orphans in Uganda and wanted to focus on empowering individuals through the mission: “Building Hope in Africa…One Heart, One Child, One Community At a Time.”
Before committing herself full-time to HHCharities, Mary worked as the Executive Assistant to the president of Petron Energy II, Inc., an oil and gas development company. Her previous experience includes Office Manager for Managed Information Systems and an Assistant Buyer for Geographic Markets at J. C. Penney Company. In addition to her role as CEO at HHCharities, Mary travels locally and internationally on speaking engagements about women’s Christian leadership responsibilities, spiritual living, as well as advocacy for HHCharities role in Uganda.
Mary’s passion for humanitarian aid began when she studied the field of Missions at Abilene Christian University. Her passion has since grown as she supported her husband in his position as Coordinator for Missions at Greenville Avenue church of Christ in Dallas. She has accompanied him in the African mission field to Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, and Cameroon. Closer to home, she worked in Abacos, Bahamas with Haitian refugees and Providence, Rhode Island with Liberian refugees.
Mary and her husband Raymond have been married for 44 years and have raised four children; LaTicia, Damar, Camille and Jason. She and Raymond are blessed with 12 beautiful grandchildren and one great-grandchild that surround her in Texas.
Ray Christopher, Co-Founder & Director of Operations
Ray Christopher is Co-Founder and Director of Operations of Humanitarian Hands Foundation, dba Humanitarian Hands Charities. He and his wife Mary founded HHCharities in 2006 after working as the Coordinator for Missions at Greenville Avenue Church of Christ for the past 15 years. Due, in part to his passion and love for Africa and its people, Ray and Mary co-founded HHCharities, whose mission allows Ray to serve in a program and operational capacity sharing his knowledge of missions outreach.
Ray and Mary have traveled extensively including trips to the Caribbean (Bermuda, Jamaica and Bahamas), Brazil, Guyana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda and Ghana. Through his travels, Ray participated in the planning and construction of a dry goods warehouse in the local community of Ateiku in Ghana. Presently Ray travels to Africa three times a year to teach and lead workshops.
Prior to committing himself to HHCharities, Ray worked for the City of Dallas, Texas Fire and Rescue Department for 19 years. In retirement, Ray oversees HHCharities capital campaign project, Ray of Hope Children’s Home, and travels regularly to Uganda to monitor progress and projects.
Ray and his wife, Mary, have been married for 44 years and raised four children; LaTicia, Damar, Camille and Jason. He and Mary are blessed with 12 beautiful grandchildren and one great-grandchild that surround them in Texas.
Randy Clark, Director of Construction & Development
As an Alumni of Purdue University, Randy has cultivated his learned skills at Premier Cleaning Service as Vice President of Business Development with 20 years’ experience and currently holds the position of President. His knowledge has expanded through ownership & principal of a construction and development company, Clark-Freeman Companies LLC. He serves as the general contractor over all construction and development for his company.
Randy’s latest project was in Ateiku, West Africa, Ghana where he was engaged in developing and constructing a 150’ by 30’ two story office/warehouse which is now being utilized as a hospital. As Director of Construction & Development with Humanitarian Hands Charities, Randy oversees structural plans for the future construction of Ray of Hope Children’s Home for orphans in Fort Portal, Uganda.
Alison Woods, Chair of the Board of Directors
Alison Woods is the Board Chair for Humanitarian Hands Charities. She brings to the Board a passion and a love for the children of Uganda. In her day job, Ms. Woods works with the Information Technology organization of PepsiCo for 7 years as the Senior Director, Business Relationships for the Frito-Lay division’s marketing organization.
Ms. Woods is a native of Chicago, IL and commutes between Dallas and Philadelphia, where her husband and children live. Alison and her husband, Charles have been married for 30 years and are the proud parents of three children and three grandchildren. Ms. Woods’ personal vision is to live a life worthy of Jesus’ sacrifice.
Chukwuka Joseph Onyeibe, Vice Chair/Treasurer
Chukwuka Joseph Onyeibe was born and raised in Nigeria and relocated to the United States in 2005. Joseph is VP of Operations & Finance and co-founder of 1st Choice Internationale, Consulting and Distribution Group, LLC, which was founded out of passion for the continent of Africa. He is also Senior Risk Analyst for the City of Dallas. Joseph is subject matter expert in the implementation of safety, quality and environmental management systems. His extensive experience encompasses injury collision, investigation, training, hazard risk assessment and inspection.
Joseph is a graduate of the “Piloting the Flight” program; an executive management training program at the City of Dallas, for those who possess keen leadership skills preparing them for executive level positions anywhere in the world. He also sits on the Board as Finance Director of The West Africa-America Chamber of Commerce & Industries (WAACCI). Mr. Onyeibe earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ibadan and graduated with honors with an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
Melvin L Mosley, Director, Education
There comes a time when an organization’s adrenaline level needs recharging. The improvement of an organization’s leadership, employee performance and service quality depends on a sound execution strategy. Part of that execution strategy is to have Mr. Mosley help build your organizational talent, leadership and management pipelines.
Melvin is one of the most effective talent management professionals in the learning and development profession. He has the unique ability to connect with businesses to bring the best out of any organization and to develop effective leaders. He is a graduate of Amberton University and Oklahoma Christian University where he earned a Master of Science in Human Resource/Training & Development and Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology respectively. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Management & Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. He is certified in Executive Leadership with emphasis in executive development and team building; in management, leadership, customer service and organizational development training from Achieve Global and other national organizations; possessing over ten years of experience in Performance Improvement, Talent Development, Succession Planning, and Executive Coaching. He is the past President of the Little Elm Economic Development Board.
DeLores Pressley, National Spokesperson
DeLores Pressley, Motivational Speaker and Personal Power Expert, is the CEO of DeLores Pressley Worldwide and Creator of UP Woman Network; a movement to empower women. She helps individuals increase confidence and use personal power to activate their ideal life. She is the author of several books and serves on many Boards. She is the National Spokesperson for the Humanitarian Hands Charities. DeLores brings to the Board a passion to empower the future of the orphans in Uganda. Learn more about DeLores at her website: www.delorespressley.com