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OUR VOLUNTEERS

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The people who make it happen

It’s the heart of our volunteers that defines them. No matter what the world has to say, they are committed to showing up, doing the work, and making a lasting difference.

AFO Volunteer + Advisory Board Member - Shaun Wilson

Shaun Wilson

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER + SENIOR VOLUNTEER

Shaun Wilson brings 20 years of experience in digital learning, business development, client management, sales support, and professional development training.

Barbara Brown

BOARD MEMBER + VOLUNTEER

Throughout her life, Barbara has had a heart against injustice, particularly when it comes to children.

AFO Volunteer - Ayumi Bryan

Ayumi Bryan

BOARD MEMBER + SENIOR VOLUNTEER

Ayumi Bryan is a first-generation American. Her mother is from Japan, her father is from Iran, and they both started new lives in Connecticut without any other family members.

AFO Volunteer & Advisory Board - Alexandria Myvett

Alexandra Myvett

SENIOR VOLUNTEER

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone” – Ronald Regan

Born and raised in Romania, Alexandra always knew she wanted to live in a better world and has always wished more people would be open to helping and embracing others!

AFO Volunteer - Binta Sow

Binta Sow

SENIOR VOLUNTEER

Born and raised in Conaky, Guinea, Fatoumata Binta Sow emigrated to the United States in October 2016.

AFO Volunteer - Enliza Beth

Enliza Manalili

VOLUNTEER

A visit to Uganda on a mission trip to serve a deserving community was a heartwarming chance that marshaled a life-changing opportunity for Enliza.

AFO Volunteer - Dr. Colette

Dr. Colette Samuel

SENIOR VOLUNTEER

Colette was born in Antigua, a small island in the Caribbean, where simple things such as a notebook, pencils, and crayons were not available, and children grew up drawing and writing in the dirt on the ground.

AFO Board Member - Nadraqua Dawes

Nadraqua Dawes

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER + SENIOR VOLUNTEER

Growing up in Jamaica, Nadraqua’s biggest dream was to attend an American college. Her parents and grandparents instilled in her from an early age that education would be the ticket to her success.

Marc Whinnem

VOLUNTEER

Marc Whinnem has more than 23 years of healthcare and business operations experience specializing in finance and information technology.

Jonathon Donoghue

SR. VOLUNTEER – ALL FOR ONE SIERRA LEONE PROSPERITY CENTER

Growing up in Ireland, I was raised with appreciation and respect for both culture and heritage.

Katie Milazzo

SR. VOLUNTEER – ALL FOR ONE SIERRA LEONE PROSPERITY CENTER

I have over 10 years of experience advocating for vulnerable populations, focusing on permanency for children, reducing institutionalization, mental and behavioral health in children, and global operations.

Fuyuhiko Ito

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER + VOLUNTEER

Executive Chef Fuyuhiko Ito has more than 35 years of culinary experience in both traditional Japanese and classic French restaurants.

Sophaur One

VOLUNTEER

Sophaur One is a former UCLA Bruin and professional athlete who is currently a music producer and yoga instructor.

Stephen Philms

VOLUNTEER

Stephen Philms is a creative director and filmmaker from Atlanta, Georgia.

Jonelle Tate

VOLUNTEER

“If education is a dream, then a dream is a reality.”

-Jonelle Tate

Robert Jameson

SENIOR VOLUNTEER

Robert Jameson emigrated to the United States in 1986 from Belize City, Central America.

AFO Volunteer - Lucy Matsumoto

Lucy Matsumoto

SENIOR VOLUNTEER

AFO Volunteer - Glenn Hall

Glenn Hall

VOLUNTEER

Glenn has long been an advocate for the younger generation.

AFO Volunteer - Bridget Gehrke

Bridget Gehrke

VOLUNTEER

“It’s the SMALL things that lead to the GREAT things. Together we can make GREAT things happen.”

AFO Volunteer - Melissa Norris

Melissa Norris

VOLUNTEER

With her love of technology only to be surpassed by her love for people, Melissa is a graphic and instructional designer who enjoys inspiring people through design.

Amana Portman

VOLUNTEER

Jen Torres

VOLUNTEER

Greg Bornowski

VOLUNTEER

Greg came to the US in 1993 from Poland. He was already married with two small children.

Kim Cong

VOLUNTEER

AFO Volunteer - Eagle Star Brown

Eagle-Star Bowen

VOLUNTEER

Eagle is now 40 years old and lives a very good life on purpose, impact, love, value, and a strong value system; however, life wasn’t always so blessed, especially his childhood.

AFO Board Member + Volunteer - Joanna Proszowka Szewerniak

Joanna Proszowska-Szewerniak

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER + VOLUNTEER

As a global health veterinarian, Joanna understands that children’s health and education are directly related to global health.

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Tayebwa Danson Levitan

VOLUNTEER

“I have learnt that sharing is not all about having more of what to share but, it comes from heart and sacrifice.”

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Male Shadrack Levitan

VOLUNTEER

“If given opportunity, I will concentrate on achieving that dream. I have always dreamt to join a working class of lifting a flag of eradicating illiteracy in Africa in addition to mapping a legacy in Africa.”

AFO - Patrick Bisaso Levitan - Volunteer

Patrick Levitan Bisaso

VOLUNTEER

“I and my brothers, we feel so courageous, that once we get equipped, we are as well going to equip the rest of our young brothers as a mark of legacy.”

Veronica Llerenas-Mehmedbasic

VOLUNTEER

“Men and women for and with others”

BECOME AN ALL FOR ONE VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are the backbone of All For One and are instrumental to our success.

Want to get hands-on and become an All For One volunteer? 

As the foundation grows and expands to reaching more children impacted by poverty, malnutrition, and lack of education, we believe there is an urgent need to build this network, which is the centerpiece of our organization.


If leaving a legacy of service is your passion, then you are the piece of the puzzle we need to continue our great work for children around the world.


Contact us to find out the next steps in becoming a volunteer.

Volunteer vetting process

All For One continues to be passionate about building a strong community of volunteers that complements the countless efforts of our organization. Active volunteers’ enthusiasm encourages all of us. We believe that each of our stories is critical to the legacy and impact that we have in the world. Each actively involved volunteer will share a short story of themselves and their purpose for joining the mission.

Volunteers select an area of interest and write a short story of themselves, including what motivates and inspires them, what activities fill their day, their values, and how they can add to All For One’s culture.

The Ideal Volunteer

Loving what you do is the epitome of fulfillment. An ideal volunteer embodies a love of selfless giving of themselves, their talents, and their time. Volunteering is a generous and noble feat where one offers time, self, skills, and talents freely. Giving selflessly is a powerful attribute to give back to the community. The volunteer questionnaire assists in identifying and developing characteristics ideal for being a volunteer for All For One.

Volunteer Opportunities
  • Interactive activities (ready and available to act in new projects)
  • Continuous fundraising efforts (e.g., community outreach)
  • Fundraising for donations and sponsors
  • Public relations
  • Individual donations Corporate contact
  • Event planning
  • Administrative duties and responsibilities (as assigned to specific projects)
  • And more as opportunities as the foundation grows

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Shaun Wilson

Advisory Board Member + Senior Volunteer

Shaun Wilson brings 20 years of experience in digital learning, business development, client management, sales support, and professional development training. Shaun is an experienced educator who values the student-facing practitioner. Shaun currently serves as an associate director of professional learning at Digital Promise, where she manages instructional technology coaches and administrators to increase student achievement by leveraging technology tools. 

Prior to Digital Promise, Shaun worked at Discovery Education, a global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning. There, she successfully led the implementation of new programs and best practices for teaching and learning, expanding the organization’s portfolio of schools throughout the midwest and northeast region. 

Shaun has in-depth knowledge of personalized and competency-based learning approaches to teaching and learning, and she has worked with various districts and state agencies across the country to outfit their blended and online learning programs. Shaun has served as a dedicated K-12 school administrator and teacher for 15 years. 

Her experience extends beyond the United States borders, where she served as an adult literacy coordinator in Cape Town, SA. A Los Angeles, California, native, Shaun holds a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Towson University and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Morgan State University. She serves on many nonprofit technology advisory boards and has a passion for improving educational options for all children. 

Barbara Brown

Board Member and Volunteer

Throughout her life, Barbara has had a heart against injustice, particularly when it comes to children. She has always had a feeling of wanting to “level the playing field.” After leaving her corporate MIS career, she was able to fully commit to her passion and pursuit toward children’s literacy while expressing herself through her sculptures. Barbara has spent many hours working as a volunteer teaching reading to elementary school children and as a student mentor.

Her love for teaching led her to volunteer as a tutor and board member at an automotive training school for at-risk youth—one of the most rewarding experiences of her life. She witnessed their lives entirely changed in a period of nine months. For many of the students, it was the first time anyone had taken the time to “see” them and their potential. A week into a new school year, one of the young students was gunned down and killed. Barbara “saw” that this young man’s life was important and created a sculpture of him that she donated to the school.

Living in many areas of the US and as an expat in Brasil, Barbara continued to volunteer her time to children’s causes and to also teach sculpture. This past summer, she “saw” and was touched by yet another young victim of gun violence: a three-year-old boy gunned down in his car seat on his way home from a haircut. Once again, she reached for her clay and sculpted the young boy. Looking into the issue of gun violence, she felt moved to start an Instagram page profiling the stories of child victims of gun violence in their own words. “Seeing” and addressing injustice against children will always be a guiding force in her life.

Barbara was introduced to All For One during their clothing drive; she was given a list of warm clothes to purchase for a young boy living in a Romanian orphanage built by All For One. She was struck by how the foundation directly changed children’s lives at all levels, from building orphanages and schools for children to protecting them from the cold. Seeing into the heart of the foundation and wanting to do what she could to help it further the cause, Barbara was honored to be invited to be a volunteer and be a part of the board.

Barbara and her husband have a wonderful daughter, son-in-law, and son, and a precious grandson, all living in the Atlanta area. She received an MBA from NYU and has studied with many well-known artists from around the world.

Ayumi Bryan

Board Member + Senior Volunteer

Ayumi Bryan is a first-generation American. Her mother is from Japan, her father is from Iran, and they both started new lives in Connecticut without any other family members. Because she did not have extended family nearby, the need for a strong community was instilled in her at a young age.

When Ayumi turned 16, she started her first job as a summer camp counselor. She expected it to occupy her summer and help provide her with extra spending money. She did not expect it to change her entire trajectory in life. Ayumi spent the next summer interning at the YMCA and made the decision to attend the University of Georgia for college. 

She majored in International Business with the goal of eventually working for a nonprofit organization that strives to better the lives of children. Prior to graduating, she sought an opportunity to work as a Teach for America corps member. She felt that two years of service in the classroom would be a great way to start her career before transitioning into a nonprofit agency.  

During those two years, she witnessed some of the injustices and traumatic events that children in our very own country can face. She realized how impactful a strong education could be. She also realized how many children need teachers, adults, or mentors who will provide them with love and direction in life.  

Needing some time to grow personally and professionally, she spent the next year teaching abroad in Japan. Her students ranged from 6 months old to 59 years old and provided her with a full heart and rejuvenated spirit. She returned to the US and decided to continue teaching. Since then, she has taught grades K-8, including special education, general education, and a college success class. She has worked with schools as a facilitator to coordinate all professional development and served as the chair on a council that develops the school’s strategic plan, budget, and other major decisions.  

She now lives in Forsyth with her husband and two boys and continues to teach in her local community. They enjoy traveling and finding new experiences to try together.

Alexandra Myvett

Senior Volunteer

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”

-Ronald Regan

Born and raised in Romania, Alexandra always knew she wanted to live in a better world and has always wished more people would be open to helping and embracing others! 

As a psychology student, Alexandra had a chance to come to the US in 2002 and was fascinated with the kind and beautiful people she met here, from all around the world. She worked for many years in customer service and connected with leaders from many organizations, making long-term friendships around the country and abroad.

Growing up in Romania, Alexandra has seen extreme beauty and also extreme poverty. She knows exactly what the less fortunate need and, with each return visit, she has been able to give back a little bit at a time. She is so happy to join her husband, Newton, in this amazing opportunity, volunteering for All For One, and she can’t wait to be the voice for so many who don’t have one. She is hoping that friends and people from her community will unite, following the same one-way path of helping and giving back!

Binta Sow

Senior Volunteer

Born and raised in Conaky, Guinea, Fatoumata Binta Sow emigrated to the United States in October 2016. Her initial reflection in the United States enlightened her to the simple privileges children in the United States have such as the opportunity for an education and the food security of getting meals at school.

At age 16 Binta visited her mother’s village, Diaguissa, Dalaba she quickly realized that all children in Dalaba did not have the same access to an education whether public or private. Although she had a comfortable life, she shared the passion to always give to the unfortunate. She instantly wanted to be an advocate for children less fortunate than she was. Binta started using her lunch money to purchase books for the children in Diaguissa, then her interest escalated to pursuing teachers to help the children in the community.

Binta is passionate about breaking the barriers in lack of education for children in poverty, children with disabilities, ethinic minorities and especially girls. In 2015 Binta built a small building to be used as a schoolhouse for the children. The school started with 3 children and today the school provides the opportunity for 186 children to get a chance for a basic education. Her partnership with All For One offers the opportunity for continued education at the school. She is dedicated to the cause and will continue to build on the prospect of offering the children in the community an essential education.

Enliza Manalili

Volunteer

A visit to Uganda on a mission trip to serve a deserving community was a heartwarming chance that marshaled a life-changing opportunity for Enliza. Enliza’s visit to Uganda was precious and dear to her and her family. It was always a passion for Enliza to love and serve others, especially children, and during that visit to Uganda, she personally committed herself and her family to being a sponsor. It was a powerful experience, and she is blessed TO CONTINUE her efforts to contribute to the lives of others less fortunate.

From a humble beginning, Enliza relocated to the United States from the Philippines and embraced a modest life of giving from the glamour and fast-paced city lifestyle she adapted to. She became a helping force. Reaching out to her community of friends, they formed an allegiance to commit to sponsoring children in the All For One mission in the Uganda orphanage. All For One is committed to changing the lives of children around the world, and Enliza’s trip to Uganda created the platform for her to exercise her passion and to continue this effort.

On the trip to Uganda, she knew it was a precious undertaking for her family. She is devoted to this cause, and her natural intuition to give expands with the efforts created through All For One.  This is a rewarding path she is willing to continue journeying; it is fulfilling and satisfying to keep the momentum going and help with the great work All For One foundation started in helping children around the world to improve the quality of their lives.

Dr. Colette Samuel

Senior Volunteer

Colette was born in Antigua, a small island in the Caribbean, where simple things such as a notebook, pencils, and crayons were not available, and children grew up drawing and writing in the dirt on the ground. Books for leisure reading were not available, and the only access to writing material for children was using a writing slate given to them for use in schools only (the modern-day notebook). The thought of pursuing any form of higher learning beyond high school was unheard of with such limitations.  

As an adult migrating to the United States, Colette’s expectation for herself was to earn something that she didn’t have as a child: access to learning without limitations. Many children today still have limitations to basic opportunities, such as getting a simple and essential education. The opportunity to take that path is possible in the United States, and Colette had a great desire to reach the highest star in the sky of gaining the highest level of education.

Colette came to the United States in 1986. She took the GED, then enthusiastically extended her mind to the stars in pursuit of a college degree and never stopped until she earned her doctorate. Entering the graduation stage as Colette Samuel and exiting the stage as Dr. Colette Samuel mesmerized Colette, knowing that she touched her star by receiving the highest accolade of education. Knowing that her dream and aspiration are possible, her story is an inspiration to young boys and girls around the world who have a great desire to reach higher. Because of the limitations of her childhood and knowing that there are children today lacking access to the basic needs of getting an education, All For One is the perfect platform for Colette. She is looking forward to this long journey of sharing herself with a greater cause and sharing the experience with young boys and girls wanting to reach their dreamed-of star.

Nadraqua Dawes

Advisory Board Member + Senior Volunteer

Growing up in Jamaica, Nadraqua’s biggest dream was to attend an American college. Her parents and grandparents instilled in her from an early age that education would be the ticket to her success. While she knew her parents could not afford it at the time, it didn’t stop her from writing to a college in the United States and requesting a catalog. That college catalog meant the world to her, and she studied it as if her life depended on it. The mere fact that the college responded to her request gave her hope of one day coming to America and attending college. Conversely, she worked hard and excelled in high school, preparing herself academically just in case that opportunity came to fruition.

In the meantime, she made the best of her life in Jamaica. She gave back to the community by becoming involved in her church’s youth program. Her focus at the time was giving back to the elderly. She would visit them after church each Sunday to keep them company and chat. The rewarding feeling of making a difference in the lives of the people she met was enough for her to want to continue to give to families in need. Her church group would run food and gift drives to be delivered during the holidays, allowing children to not feel left out.

Nadraqua finally made it to America and fulfilled her dream of attending college. Her passion for giving back did not wane. Once again, she became involved with two of her church’s outreach ministries, traveling to the Dominican Republic to build houses for families in need and sending postcards to anyone who needs it, especially sick or recovering members. Additionally, she is volunteering with All For One and also gives back personally to her community by collaborating with her alma mater in sponsoring students who are not able to pay for their external exams and providing clothing and food for families that are experiencing financial difficulties.

Growing up in Jamaica was the best journey because, although she did a lot of dreaming, those dreams prepared her to achieve in America and to be able to give back in both America and Jamaica. She continues to dream of finding more ways to keep giving.

Marc Whinnem

Volunteer

Marc Whinnem has more than 23 years of healthcare and business operations experience specializing in finance and information technology.

All For One’s dedication to “changing the lives of children around the world by improving social conditions, educational opportunities, and healthcare availability” resonates with Marc in various aspects of not only his career, but also his personal life. Working in the healthcare industry for over 25 years, Marc is a strong believer in healthcare advancement for all. Becoming a father of two has merely intensified that belief and has reinforced the thought that the children are truly the future.



During his 15-year tenure at St. Joseph Health System, Marc served the healthcare mission in an executive position, performing financial capital planning, cash forecasting, and estimating of their $5 billion in construction projects. Marc was instrumental in the development of a project-management and cash-forecasting system that provided highly accurate forecasts of capital cash spending, leading to a significant increase of investment income over the years.

Jonathon Donoghue

Sr. Volunteer – All For One Sierra Leone Prosperity Center

Growing up in Ireland, I was raised with appreciation and respect for both culture and heritage. This flowed throughout my adulthood, leading me to participate in local community and heritage groups. One of the most important lessons I have learned throughout my experience with these is the value of not only honoring culture, but supporting efforts made to build upon what our ancestors established for us.

After receiving my degree in Chemistry at the National University of Ireland in Galway, Ireland, I had the opportunity to live in Vancouver, Canada, for a few years. Living in such a multi-cultural community enhanced my awareness of the benefits of collaboration, which I believe fosters an environment for sustainable growth. Such foundations are mirrored in All For One’s mission pillars of sustainability and collaboration. Encouraging community engagement, while building upon that same foundation I learned about throughout my upbringing in Ireland, provides a foundation for sustainable growth that I feel is vital.

I have a special desire to continue learning and educating about renewable resources, efficient and successful farming, and waste reduction, circling around sustainability. Not only are these areas of focus vital to ensure all resources are used to the fullest extent, but they are also what will keep our world spinning long after we have left our mark. Encouraging individuals to use nature to provide for themselves and others is something that I believe is the salt of the earth and vital for our regrowth as a human race.

It is my hope that we as a people are able to come together, utilizing each of our unique skills, and with regard for what has been laid before us, to build beyond the dreams of our ancestors—together.

Katie Milazzo

Sr. Volunteer – All For One Sierra Leone Prosperity Center

I have over 10 years of experience advocating for vulnerable populations, focusing on permanency for children, reducing institutionalization, mental and behavioral health in children, and global operations. With professional experience in residential treatment, adoption and family placement, family support, inclusion, and program management, I strive to lead in a way that empowers each of us to play our own part in protection and restoration of those most vulnerable to injustices.

Two months after graduating from Illinois State University with dual degrees, I moved to Freetown, Sierra Leone, as a volunteer. What I thought I knew about serving was quickly dismantled, and I had the humbling experience of learning some of the hard truths surrounding when helping hurts and what sustainable support can look like. I remained in Sierra Leone throughout the early stages of the Ebola outbreak, seeing the devastating consequences of a lack of systems and support being in place.

After being hired as the country director for a childcare facility in Sierra Leone in 2016, I was able to put my volunteer experiences and lessons to work, specifically focusing on protection, restoration and support for vulnerable children. Throughout the next two years in that role, my focus centered around cultural education, sustainable support, and empowerment not only for the children being served, but for the surrounding community.

Upon leaving Sierra Leone in 2018, I completed a master’s degree in Humanitarian Law at the National University of Ireland in Galway, Ireland. This gave me a necessary foundation for establishing systems and procedures to uphold and support goals of sustainable support and effective change. My devotion lies within unifying and supporting families and individuals to succeed, fighting poverty with dignity and opportunity.

Exec Chef Fuyuhiko Ito

Advisory Board Member + Volunteer

Executive Chef Fuyuhiko Ito has more than 35 years of culinary experience in both traditional Japanese and classic French restaurants. This Tokyo-born and trained chef has led extraordinary culinary teams in world-renowned restaurants as well as for private functions. His joy for bringing people together through food has resonated with all sorts of people, including celebrities, musicians, and fellow chefs.

Chef Ito is thrilled to bring his love for traveling, his passion for spreading positivity through his cuisines, and his love of sharing various cultures of the world to everyone who touches All For One. From being featured in events that raise awareness to enhancing the lives of the people impacted by All For One’s efforts, Chef Ito is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and experience to create change and make a difference for children who need it most.

He now lives with his wife Chef Lisa Matsuoka Ito and their six children in Roswell, Georgia.

Sophaur One

Volunteer

Sophaur One is a former UCLA Bruin and professional athlete who is currently a music producer and yoga instructor. He also spends time developing land that he has purchased in Belize.

“I believe that children are our greatest teachers. Their energy, curiosity, and kindness are something to be revered and elevated. I am grateful for the chance to learn from them daily. The children truly are our future, and I am humbled by the opportunity to assist them on that path.”

Stephen Philms

Volunteer

Stephen Philms is a creative director and filmmaker from Atlanta, Georgia. He’s worked in a diverse range of creative mediums ranging from television development for an award-winning show to creative directing for the fashion brand Ennyluap. His eye for style and creativity has been recognized by brands such as the Truth brand, Dr. Martens, Vogue Italia, and several fashion outlets alike. His work has been presented at the Pentagon for its highest officials, and his film titled Love on the Rocks, which he wrote, produced, and directed, was exhibited at The Bronx Museum of the Arts. As an artist, his contemporary work has exhibited at KAI LIN ART gallery. He received his BFA in Film and Media Production, and in 2018 he was recognized with the Distinguished Alumni Award. He also completed international film study with Cinema Nosso. This led him to work on film, TV, and fashion projects worldwide, in places such Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Adana Turkey, Naples Italy, and Manama Bahrain. His creative direction with Ennyluap was featured in the F/W 2018 New York Fashion Week show with IMG, and his campaign print work has been published in Vanity Fair.

At a young age, Stephen lived by the ideology that everyone’s individual voice deserves to be heard and acknowledged. Growing up, he experienced how the lack of resources—ranging from education and healthcare to technology—immensely impacts one’s view of the world. In his personal life, he’s worked to bridge that gap and provide resources to those in need. He’s worked with community organizations to provide technological education for senior citizens by teaching them fundamental skills of using personal and mobile internet platforms. The ultimate goal of his creativity is to validate the existence of those who are too often overlooked. Through All For One, his aim is to bring his personal dedication to change, creative media, and storytelling to the global stage.

Jonelle Tate

Volunteer

“If education is a dream, then a dream is a reality.”

-Jonelle Tate

With an upbringing in New Jersey, Jonelle was brought up with the belief that everyone deserves an education and that she should be on the forefront of making this happen. Her parents instilled great morals and leadership capabilities within her, and this has shown through her dedication and growth within the educational industry. She started within the education industry at a small college in San Diego, CA, that provided Allied Health, IT, and paralegal programs, and thus her career of 18 years began.

Since then, Jonelle has been in the roles of Director of Admissions and Sr. Director of Admissions for 15 years. Her true calling came when she became a Director of Admissions with The Art Institutes back in 2007 starting with the Atlanta, GA, campus. After having proven success, she then progressed to opening The Art Institute of Virginia Beach in 2009. That campus grew exponentially within her 3 ½ years there as Sr. Director of Admissions, and she played an integral part in creating a housing program along with becoming a liaison within the Virginia Beach community and The Art Institutes.

She also gave a voice to the country’s veterans by hosting a yearly exhibit showcasing the art and design of the armed forces. In 2013, Jonelle was called upon to open The Art Institute of Connecticut, where she played an important part in the overall operational, admissions, and academic procedures.

While awaiting the opening, she was the Interim Sr. Director and Trainer at a couple of other Art Institutes campuses. Upon notification that the Art Institute of Connecticut wasn’t going to open, she started her own consulting business called Smart Solutions, where she consulted with professionals within commission-based positions on how to create the mindset of running their own business in order to reach their financial and professional potential. During that time, for 6 months, she was an Interim Sr. Director of Admissions with The New England Institute of Art in Boston, MA, helping them with their teach-out transition. After 4 years of consulting, Jonelle’s calling—the higher education industry—came back to her, and from 2017 until now, she continues her success helping others find their true potential through the power of reaching your goals with continued education and realizing that the ceiling of success can be broken.

Robert Jameson

Senior Volunteer

Robert Jameson emigrated to the United States in 1986 from Belize City, Central America. Being raised by a single parent, Rob and his two sisters held responsibilities at an incredibly young age. As a young boy growing up in Belize, Rob advocated for himself as the reliable child within his community, showing care and concern for the elderly or extremely busy families by offering assistance for basic needs or to run errands.

Rob’s grandfather was his mentor and encouraged him to be respectful, take his education seriously, and work hard to gain higher education or to learn a trade. At the early age of 11 years, Rob assisted his mom and shared the home duties with his sisters. Helping at home did not deter Rob from helping the neighbors with simple chores such as cleaning and tidying their yards and taking their trash to the garbage dispenser. He ran grocery errands for the elderly and always checked in to ensure that they were OK. As Rob grew into a young man, he did not fail his grandfather’s desire for him to go to school, get a higher education, or learn a trade. Rob got accepted to Belize Technical College and pursued a trade as a Mechanical Engineer.

In 1986, Rob travelled to the United States, and his hard work and disciplined life as a child kept him a grounded and responsible young man. He worked in different industries while he went to trade school in the United States and eventually got a job at FedEx, where he manages a team of loading dock employees. His modest beginnings helped him remain humble and caring. As Rob observed, America offers great opportunities, the benefit of being great, and the opportunity to share and care for others. Getting the opportunity to share his caring qualities, Rob embraced the chance to volunteer at All For One Foundation. As a child growing up in Belize, Rob hoped for such an opportunity for his community. Volunteering at All For One will allow Rob to continue expressing the caring he expressed as a young man. Rob is delighted that he has such an opportunity.

Glenn Hall

Volunteer

Glenn has long been an advocate for the younger generation. He has a long history of youth leadership through church youth groups, youth camp development, and community involvement. Recently, he visited the construction site of the Sierra Leone Child Prosperity Center in Wellington, Sierra Leone. He is now concentrating his efforts and using his skills in developing child prosperity centers internationally.

Bridget Gehrke

Volunteer

“It’s the SMALL things that lead to the GREAT things. Together we can make GREAT things happen.” I have always been passionate about helping others. I have worked with many nonprofit organizations, including The AIDS Foundation and The American Cancer Society, for over 20 years. Once I learned about All For One, I knew I had to work with them. After spending time at our beautiful school in Uganda, All For One had my heart. I am so excited to see how many more children are going to be helped by this organization and the incredible

people who are making it all possible.

Melissa Norris

Volunteer

With her love of technology only to be surpassed by her love for people, Melissa is a graphic and instructional designer who enjoys inspiring people through design. Happily married and the mother of four children, Melissa is constantly surrounded by the color and vibrancy that life naturally provides. Her mission is to take every opportunity to share that energy with the world.

Greg Bornowski

Volunteer

Greg came to the US in 1993 from Poland. He was already married with two small children. In the beginning of living in America, it was very difficult—no English, no friends, no family. He had to work three times as hard as everyone else to meet the minimum wage. But he believed that one day he would defeat his weakness of not knowing English and go forward to achieve his goals and protect his family.

Today, after 27 years, Greg can say “I’m not done, but I’m okay.” When he left for Sierra Leone in December 2018 and saw the poverty of Africa, he felt really very blessed to have the opportunity to change his life. He opened his heart and mind to working with All For One to help these people get ahead like he was so blessed to be able to do. Greg is a volunteer for All For One and currently sponsors a wonderful, intelligent young boy named Ali, who tragically lost his left arm. Ali is so smart and has been hurt by the circumstances of life, losing his father to ebola and having a stepfather who doesn’t understand just how great of a kid he is. He reminds Greg of himself when he was young and never gave up. And Ali never gives up.

As long as Greg’s eyes are open, he is going to try to help Ali and other kids like Ali to have a chance at a better future.

Eagle-Star Bowen

Volunteer

Eagle is now 40 years old and lives a very good life on purpose, impact, love, value, and a strong value system; however, life wasn’t always so blessed, especially his childhood. He was born in rural America into a dysfunctional family with many issues such as drug abuse, mental illness, and absent father. Eagle may not be an orphan from another country, but he was a child who, even though he had shelter and knew his parents, felt and might as well have been orphaned. He experienced extreme poverty, extreme hunger, extreme malnourishment, extreme abuse, extreme environments, and extreme mental and physical anguish.

Even though he was born and raised in the U.S.A. and did not experience what the children that All For One serves experience, he can identify with what these poor beautiful children are feeling emotionally, spiritually, physically, mentally. He knows the feeling of hopelessness and feeling that this is “just my life.” He knows what it feels like to feel forgotten, broken, and without love.

Thankfully, that all turned around for him one fateful day when he was about nine years of age. It was the day that would mark the complete transformation of his life—truly the biggest and best answer to a prayer that he could have ever prayed. You see, his guardian angel, Suzanne Craig, showed up on his doorstep that day. She was a social worker for the state of Washington. You may be asking yourself how this example ties in with All For One…. Well, here is how: Suzanne was the person who changed his life and gave this poor, broken, lost, hopeless, malnourished young boy hope and saved his life. All For One is Eagle’s opportunity to be the guardian angel, the voice of hope, the complete transformation for those he is blessed to serve through his service.

Joanna Proszowska-Szewerniak

Executive Board Member + Volunteer

As a global health veterinarian, Joanna understands that children’s health and education are directly related to global health. Since coming on board with the foundation, she has been using her expertise, leadership, and collaborative skills to partner with various organizations. She is interested in applying a sustainable, multi-disciplinary approach to understanding and solving problems in the developing world.

Tayebwa Danson Levitan

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Tayebwa Danson Levitan was born in Kalyamenvu Village, kyazanga Town, Lwengo District. His father died when his mother was pregnant with him, leaving her alone as an expecting mother. At one week old, he and his mother moved to live with his grandmother, where they stayed for two years until his mother was given the opportunity of employment as a maid for a small wage and living accommodations.

Danson continued to live with his grandmother and hoped to be reunited with his mother. Eventually, his mother remarried, but Danson was not accepted by her new husband. This meant that Danson would not be able to live with her, and so he stayed with his grandmother, who was caring for a total of 15 children from different parents, struggling to provide them with basic needs.  

“We got to learn many tricks of getting food, where we went to the market to pick matooke and dropped food by the sellers. Our grandmother had nothing only to wake us up early in the morning to do our daily routine of food picking.”

Resorting to child labor, at the age of four, Danson would carry firewood to sell to his neighbors to add to the income that his grandmother earned selling mats. Instead of enjoying the life of a child and studying in school, Danson was forced to work to survive. 

“I can’t forget this in my life, seeing the boys and girls I grew up with, coming back home with homework but me my homework was where and how I will get firewood and who to sell to.” 

In 2004, at the age of seven, Danson’s grandmother cried tears of joy from the arrival of good news of a pastor who was a coordinator of T.J Miracle Foundation Kyengera. A connection came through their village chairperson, who had witnessed them selling firewood on the streets. Danson’s family was selected to be given a second chance.  

His grandmother sent him with hopeful words to live at the Kajoma Child Prosperity Center, where he was welcomed and started nursery school at the age of seven. From there, he would continue to pursue an education. He joined Promise Christian Junior Academy – Nsagu in 2009 and attained a Primary Leaving Examination (PLE). Thereafter, he joined Rubaga Mixed Secondary School Nateete, where he attained a Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) 2017. In 2018 – 2019, he joined Matugga Mixed Secondary School, where he attained a Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE).

“My best moment in life is when I was told to wake up, dress up, and go to class.”  Along the way, Danson experienced happy moments and discovered his talents of dancing, composing songs, arts and crafts, and making comedy as well as motivational dialogues. He learned to use a computer and was given the opportunity by Mum Josephine to be their project receptionist and learned many new skills, including coping with stress and trauma. 

Eventually, Jeff Levitan of All For One would come into his life, which Danson identifies as one of his “most precious moments.” Jeff would go on to adopt Danson and two of his brothers, Shadrack and Patrick, giving them his own name and providing them with the love of a father. 

“I have learnt that sharing is not all about having more of what to share but, it comes from heart and sacrifice.”

Male Shadrack Levitan

Volunteer

Male Shadrack Levitan was born in Katereke Nsangi Wakiso District. His parents died when he was too young to recognize them, and he began living without any care and under the local council’s governance. 

Eventually, he was introduced by the local chairman to an older man who wanted a young boy to help with simple domestic work. He took Shadrack in as his grandson and cared for him until an opportunity for free education for orphans became available in the neighboring village. 

Two years behind other children who had already started school, Shadrack at the age of six officially joined the foundation that would change his life. Pastor Wasswa Joseph, who worked as a coordinator of Kajoma Child Prosperity Center with Josephine Kanzira the project manager, welcomed him warmly. 

Shadrack would complete his nursery studies at the Foundation in Kyengera, formerly known as T.J Miracle Foundation School Wakiso District. He then completed Primary Leaving Examination PLE at Nsagu, Munkabira Primary School. He joined Rubaga Mixed High School Nateete, where he attained his O-level Certificate (UCE), after which he joined, K. Garden Groove Buddo Wakiso District, where he also attained a UACE Certificate (2018 – 2019).

Eventually, the center would receive a visit from All For One, who was there working to help provide local children with basic needs. Upon this visit, Shadrack would meet founder Jeff Levitan, whom he recognizes today as “Dad,” after Jeff adopted Shadrack and his two brothers, Danson and Patrick, with whom he has a strong bond. S

hadrack has witnessed things unimaginable to many, like the lack of clean water and access to medical services. He and his brothers support one another through memories of trauma and hardship. He experienced great loss when his adopted grandfather passed away and the loss of his beloved project dog Simba, who died in his hands after a long life of guarding KCPC. He expresses his appreciation to All For One as well as Jeff and Josephine for being role models in faith and hope.  

“I have gotten a safe environment in which to grow, because many street children die of accidents, hunger, and terrible diseases, of which my stay at the foundation saved me a lot. Indeed, thank you All For One.”

As a young adult, he enjoys working for the project where we once lived. Remembering, as a child brought up by the orphanage, the pain of not having a close-knit family, he wants to make family a reality for other children. Shadrack is thankful to All For One and Mummy Josephine for the chances given to him to access education as a child and “for being given a second chance to have hope that I can be with parents once again. Indeed, thank you for this illumination of hope.” 

Today, he wants to pursue his dream of becoming a journalist.

“If given opportunity, I will concentrate on achieving that dream. I have always dreamt to join a working class of lifting a flag of eradicating illiteracy in Africa in addition to mapping a legacy in Africa.”

Patrick Levitan Bisaso

Volunteer

Patrick Levitan Bisaso was born in Kitaka Busega, Rubaga Division, Kampala District and grew up with his parents until the age of five. His father died upon eating poisoned food while at work,  leaving his mother alone to care for him without resources or support or options. His mother would eventually leave him without notice. 

In 2004, a family friend came and picked Patrick up at the age of six and took him to T.J Miracle Foundation, which is now Kajoma Child Prosperity Center. 

“Up to now, I can’t tell how and in which way he got a connection to bring me to Kajoma, only one thing I can say it was a divine connection.”

At KCPC, Patrick would find a new family. Though he still remembered the loss of his parents, he enjoyed good moments with his friends. He would also learn many new skills and be provided with the tools to help more children. 

“I can’t imagine that I am a grown up being, who has grown up with a reasonable attitude of changing history, because I am influenced by a lot of things I see and acknowledge at the home.” 

Putting behind him the mystery of his mother leaving and whether she is alive today, “I want to appreciate the love, care, education and shelter that All For One endlessly gives in support to see that we can have a bright future.”  

Patrick completed his nursery studies at the Foundation in Kyengera previously known as T.J Miracle Foundation School Wakiso District and completed Primary Leaving Examination PLE at Nsagu, Primary School. At K. Mountain Vernon SS Wakiso district, he attained a UACE Certificate (2018 – 2019). 

Today, determined to change his story and that of those around him, he is aiming to achieve his dreams of becoming a great social worker. 

“I admire working with the project, because I see a gap. The project needs people like me, someone who has seen it all from the beginning. My sisters and brothers following me should be directed by our passion towards the end. My dream of becoming a social worker resulted from the pain I had during the time when my mother left me alone in the house.”

He also enjoys farming, and it is his dream of having one to grow food and rear animals to feed the orphans. He is thankful to All For One for giving him a second chance and to his dad, Jeff Levitan, for coming into his life, adopting him and his two brothers, Danson and Shadrack, and embracing them as his own children.

“I and my brothers, we feel so courageous, that once we get equipped, we are as well going to equip the rest of our young brothers as a mark of legacy.”

Veronica Llerenas-Mehmedbasic

Volunteer

“Men and women for and with others”

Originally from Puebla, Mexico, Veronica moved to Atlanta 20 years ago in order to pursue her professional career. With the ultimate goal of using her bilingual skills and her cultural background to connect cultures, Veronica joined the international corporate world and worked with global companies in North America, South America, Europe, and Australia. During her 25 years of experience in the financial and consulting industries, she worked in administration, business development, marketing, and operations.

Veronica enjoys being a member of the local and global community and lives by the mantra learned during her time in college: “men and women for and with others”—instead of living just for oneself, live for others. She believes when we all are working for and with others, all are equal, and we can succeed for ourselves while standing for others.

Veronica and her husband and two sons have been residents of Milton, GA, for the past six years and have been actively involved in the community. They enjoy everything Milton has to offer, from top public schools to numerous opportunities to enjoy sports and outdoors activities. Veronica is an avid tennis player, and she loves to travel, read books, and do pilates and yoga.