Board of Directors 2013
Maria Rosa Galter.President. Maria lived in Kampala, Uganda from 1974-1979 while her father was the Deputy Resident Representative of the UNDP. Previous to her involvement with Into Your Hands Africa, Maria worked as the Director of Religious Education at Christ the King Catholic Church in Evergreen, Colorado where her relationship with Uganda was renewed through a children's outreach program to St. Denis Senior Secondary School in Makondo, Uganda. Maria is one of the founding members of Into Your Hands-Africa.
Katey Greene. Vice-President. Katey Greene joined the Board of Directors in 2012 to work on the Executive Committee and strategic planning. She has a long history of successfully managing businesses and a great financial acumen.
Scott King. Treasurer. Scott brings an extensive financial expertise to Into Your Hands-Africa. He spent over 17 years with Molson Coors Brewing Company (formerly Coors Brewing Company) in numerous financial positions, ending his career there leading the company’ worldwide financial planning and analysis group. He received a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines and a Masters of Business Administration from The Ohio State University. After leaving Molson Coors, Scott started his own financial companies that provide support to numerous small and start-up companies, ranging from strategic planning to monthly financial support. This change in career has also allowed Scott the ability to start working with non-profit organizations, primarily in the area of finance. Scott’s interests include golf, travel and family.
Simonne Gallaty. Secretary. Simonne
joined the board in 2011 with a strong sense of responsibility
to contribute in whatever way possible. “In this country, we are
blessed, at the very least, with basic human rights and needs,
and oftentimes it is difficult to imagine anything less. To
invest time and energy to ensure others are afforded these same
liberties and opportunities, I believe, is my obligation.”
Simonne is a graduate of
Lorene Lilliard-Joos. Lorene was raised in Colorado and received her Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University. She practiced law in California before moving back to Colorado to raise her family. Settling in Evergreen she became involved in community events. She helped to create the Mountain Youth Festival and later served on the board of Community Pride, a community youth advocacy group. Lorene also served on the founding board of Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen. In 1996 she joined the board of the Evergreen Arts Council and later was asked to serve as its Executive Director where she was instrumental in the creation of the Center for the Arts Evergreen. Retiring in 2007 she has served on several boards and committees in the Evergreen area including the Executive Committee for the construction Buchanan Park, a mountain area family recreation complex. Lorene is the Past-President and a founding member of Into Your Hands.
Judy O’Brien. Judy joined the board in 2012, and is an architect in Evergreen. She settled in Evergreen over 30 years ago. She found her true love of architecture after a career in human resources. She has been involved with many non profits in Evergreen. This includes a founding member of the Evergreen Chapter of the Habitat for Humanity and past-President of the chapter. She would love to go to Africa, but has not had the opportunity. “We have as much to learn from Africa as they can from us.” Judy actively works on the strategic and finance committee of the organization.
Tom Srsich. Tom’s recent trip to Makondo, Uganda, has made him an avid advocate for the students and community of St. Denis Senior Secondary. Tom graduated with a Masters of Computer Information Systems from the University of Denver in 1991. Since then, Tom has worked as a software designer and provided support and technical training at a variety of levels including designing and implementing integrated CRM solutions merging data from Oracle, McHugh, Siebel, Epiphany, IBM Websphere and other applications to create a single customer view. As the owner of 2Tall Enterprises, Tom comes to Into Your Hands with an extensive background in business development and management, growing three Fantastic Sam’s Franchises from losses to profitability. Tom’s creative business and marketing skills along with his strong analytical and planning skills brings great vision to the work of Into Your Hands.
Brenna Vaughn. Executive Director. Brenna first traveled to Africa in 2004 and has put her efforts into nonprofits doing educational work both in the states and internationally. Brenna joined Into Your Hands Africa in 2012 as the Executive Director to continue the programs and work on growth opportunities to expand on the mission of the organization. When she is not working with Into Your Hands, she is busy with her two small children, husband, road biking, and relentlessly trying to garden in the mountains.