With more than 15 years in nonprofit administration and leadership, Derek brings a unique blend of operations expertise and strategic fund development experience to organizations looking to scale and strengthen their programs. For much of that time, he served abroad, spanning Central Asia (Afghanistan), North Africa & the Horn (Egypt, Ethiopia), East Africa (Uganda), and Southern Africa (Zimbabwe). These experiences not only increased his cross-cultural IQ, but taught him important lessons in problem-solving, perspectives and effective communications. Prior to serving overseas, he held leadership roles in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. Derek and his wife Julie have two children, Nathan and Rachel. When they’re not keeping up with them, they’re probably hosting somebody, cooking (Derek) or running (Julie). They are thrilled to be a part of Neuro Kids, Inc. in pursuing hope & healing for the marginalized, the vulnerable and the poor.