Board of Directors

Kate Brubacher

Kate Brubacher is an assistant prosecuting attorney in Jackson County, Missouri where she directs a program to stem gun violence in the urban core. Prior to her law practice, she lived in Accra, Ghana and was the founder and president of Liberian Widows Initiative, Inc., a microfinance program for Liberian refugees. She holds a J.D. from the Yale Law School, where she was a director of the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project. Kate completed her undergraduate work at Stanford University, and in addition to her law degree obtained an M.A.R. from Yale Divinity School. She lives in Kansas City with her husband and three children.

David Bueno

David Bueno has over 25 years experience in Economic Development. He has done extensive work in Asia, Africa, Central and South America. David holds a B.A. from Vanguard University, Certificates in Theology and Economic Development from Oxford University, and a M.A. from the University of Leeds.

Bill Perkin

Bill Perkin formed Perkin Marketing in 1988 after a 15-year career in radio and television.  Perkin Marketing is a development company, designed to help businesses and individuals achieve the results they want and has provided services to over 75 companies including automobile dealers, financial institutions, international food manufacturers/distributors, utility companies, vocational schools, non-profit organizations and many retailers. 

David Perkin

David Perkin has owned, managed and developed real estate for over 30 years.  In addition to building businesses, David has held leadership positions as the chairperson and chief executive in numerous companies and organizations.  David has extensive experience in senior living properties, commercial and residential real estate and has processed through scores of complex transactions from initial negotiations to closing, as well as engaged and managed performance-based leaders in complex markets.

David values the relationships with individual leaders and organizations developed over the decades which has brought much opportunity and worth to both life and business.

Heather Perkin

Heather Perkin owns Stone Management Group LLC, a growth and acquisitions company specialized in the long term care industry. She holds a B.A. from Drury University and a M.A. from Columbia University. She lives in St. Louis with her husband and two children.

Carmita Hedman Sequeira

Carmita Hedman Sequeira holds a B.A. in Government and Spanish from Evangel University and an M.A. in European Studies from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium).  She worked in magazine publishing in the U.S. and Belgium and book publishing in India.  She is a certified court interpreter in Virginia.  Carmita was born and raised in Latin America.  Her interest in helping the poor in practical ways began with her involvement in medical missions teams when she was a teenager in Paraguay.  She lives in Falls Church, Virginia, with her husband and four children.

Reuben Sequeira

Reuben Sequeria is an associate in the Washington, DC office of White & Case LLP. He focuses on resolving international disputes. He has previously assisted large and small businesses and not for profit organizations in various capacities, including systems planning and implementation, new product development, project management, financial modeling, investor relations, and as a strategic planning facilitator. He is the husband of Carmita (also a Board member), and father of Raquel, Luc, Eirenna, and Asher. He is passionate about the potential of every person and the centrality of relationship to every venture.

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