Rwandan Orphans Project USA Board of Directors
Kimberly Taylor - President
Kim graduated from UCLA in Accounting and Economics and is a tax accountant who learned about ROP through local work in San Diego. Once hearing more about the children in Rwanda, Kim wanted to be more involved in their growth and development. Kim was elected as a Board member in 2013 and served as board treasurer until being elected as president in 2017.
Sean Jones - Executive Director
Sean began working for the ROP as a volunteer in mid 2009. He came to Rwanda to assist the center in January 2010 and soon took over the day to day management of the program. In 2012 he was asked to be the Executive Director of the organization. He was invited to join the board of directors in 2009.
Jenny Clover - UK Chairwoman
Jenny was a journalist from the UK who moved to Rwanda in early 2010 and began working with the ROP a few months later. She worked at the Imizi Children's Center in Rwanda until 2015, while also working as the Reuters correspondent for Rwanda. She was elected as a board member for the US board in 2011 and registered the ROP as a charity in the UK in 2014. She is currently serving as Chair for the ROP UK.
David Chaney - Treasurer
David Chaney is licensed CPA from the state of Texas. He has 20 years of experience in public accounting and manages a solo practice In Houston, TX with over 200 clients. He has been periodically teaching and working in Rwanda since 2010 and is also on the board of another Rwandan NGO which benefits survivors of the 1994 genocide. David began as a donor to ROP in 2011, and was invited to join the board in 2016.
Beth Hall - Secretary
Beth has worked as a Special Education teacher in the San Diego Unified School District since 1999. She has a BA in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. She also has a Multiple Subject teaching credential, as well as an Educational Specialist credential. Her father, James Hall, is a founding member of ROP. Beth has been to Rwanda 3 times and has been a donor to ROP since 2012. She became a board member in 2016 and currently fulfills the role of secretary for the board. Beth is devoted to the health and growth of the children of Rwanda and the ROP organization.
Dr. Ron Reinsch - Founding Member
Ron is a retired OB/GYN who practiced at Kaiser in San Diego for many years. During his full time practice he made trips to Honduras, Lithuania, Russia, Ghana, Mexico, and Congo, working with those in need and teaching. His first visit to Rwanda was in 2005 and seeing the homeless children in the streets left a profound effect on him. He has committed himself to helping them through the ROP ever since. Ron served as the ROP president from 2011 until 2016.
JoAnn Longerbone - Founding Member
When JoAnn returned from a group trip to Kigali in 2006 to research the original orphanage she knew that she wanted to be part of the group helping these street children. When the ROP was founded she agreed to serve as Treasurer and Accountant, which she did for many years.
Robert has over 35 years in the financial services industry and has developed an expertise in wealth management. Robert graduated from San Diego State where he earned his B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance. As a native of San Diego, Robert is a member of the FBI Academy, is an active member and fund raiser for The Rwandan Orphans Project helping hundreds of vulnerable children and enjoys running local races.