Board of Trustees


Dwight C. Arn- Chairman

Dwight C. Arn is Director of Crown Media Holdings, Inc., and has been associate General Counsel of Hallmark Cards, Incorporated since 1989. Additionally, Mr…Full Biography




The Rev. Tom Prichard- Executive Director

Tom Prichard is the founding Executive Director of Sudan Sunrise and is a priest in the Episcopal/Anglican church. He worked for 20 years with the South…Full Biography




Ambassador William J. Hudson- Treasurer

William J. Hudson joined the Foreign Service in 1972 after completing a BA and MA at UCLA and serving two years in the US Army. His assignments…Full Biography




Richard Young- Vice Chair





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Amanda Jane

Amanda Jane serves as VP for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Chief of Staff for a company helping to develop mineral resources responsibility in Afghanistan…Full Biography



 Mary LeGrand Asel

Mary LeGrand Asel is the CEO of Orange Twist LLC, a wholesale jewelry company. She started her career in public finance at Credit Suite First Boston. She later moved into international finance, working first in Budapest, Hungary and later as a Senior Vice President at The US-Russia Investment Fund in Moscow. She subsequently became Director of Strategic Planning and Finance for ClearWater, a purified water delivery company with operations in Russia, Ukraine, Hungary and Croatia. She has a BA in Political Economy and History from Williams College and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Mary LeGrand and her husband Paul live in Falls Church, VA with their four sons where she is an active member of the community and serves as Vice Chair of the Falls Church Education Foundation, a non-profit supporting the Falls Church City Public Schools System.


Heather Flor – Secretary

Heather Flor has worked and volunteered with multiple nonprofit organizations focusing on education, hunger, and community building in the US and abroad. She served as a founding board member for Help 4 Our Children in Loudoun County, VA, and she worked on staff for Sudan Sunrise as the Director of Advancement in 2013-2014. Additionally, she has supported efforts of Helping Children Worldwide and Teachers Without Borders, through which she led summer school courses and teacher training workshops in Sierra Leone and in Nigeria. Heather is an educator living in Leesburg, VA with her husband and son.



Michael McGrath

Michael is an independent consultant specializing in technology management.   He brings to this role decades of executive level experience at Analytic Services Inc. (non-profit government services company); Chairman of the Board of Advanced Technology International (a research consortium management company); Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation; Sarnoff Corporation (former RCA corporate lab); Office of the Secretary of Defense; and the Defense Systems Research Projects Agency (DARPA).  His volunteer activities include participation on numerous scientific study boards (Defense Science Board and National Academy of Engineering boards), university advisory boards (Georgia Tech, Penn State, Catholic University), and Truro Anglican Church ministries.  Mike holds a BS in Space Science and Applied Physics and an MS in Aerospace Engineering from Catholic University, and a doctorate in Operations Research from George Washington University.  He is continuing his education through online courses in data analytics/deep learning and has a passion for using technology to advance global educational opportunities.



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