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Meet The Team Behind Morning Star Foundation

Morning Star Foundation Board of Directors

Bill Lewis | Founder | Morning Star Foundation Staff | Meet The Team | Morning Star Foundation

Bill Lewis

Founder and Executive Director
Morning Star Foundation board

Lynette Parla

Morning Star Foundation board

Dan Stoddard

US Team

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Bill Lewis | Founder | Morning Star Foundation Staff | Meet The Team | Morning Star Foundation

Bill Lewis

Founder and Executive Director
bill@morningstar.foundation

Bill is from Olympia, Washington and a self proclaimed fan of all things cars, coffee, and travel. Bill now lives in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife Jenna and their 5 adopted and bio kiddos. 

Bill spent almost 10 years living and serving in China and was a part of the team that founded Morning Star Foundation in 2007. He and the Morning Star team have since expanded Morning Star Foundation to Uganda and Jordan. When asked why he cares so much about the work that Morning Star does, he stated that it is because he wants families to have hope. He says that “seeing the sadness, helplessness, and hopelessness in a parent’s face is indescribable. Then to see all of that erased when they learn that their child will have an operation that will literally save their child’s life is beyond words. Hope, or the chance of hope, changes everything for the family and even for their community.”

Morning Star Foundation staff

Remington Stoddard

Communications Director
remi@morningstar.foundation

Remi is an Arizona local who studied social work at Northern Arizona University. When she isn’t working at MSF, she’s probably hiking, traveling or reading. She joined the Morning Star team full time in July 2019. Remi has been passionate about fighting oppression and injustice in the world since she was a teenager, and is excited about the way Morning Star comes alongside families to help them find healing and stay together.

China-Team

China Team

In China we have a dynamic team of local board members who voluntarily sacrifice their time to run Morning Star Foundation in China. We are unable to share about these team members individually at this time, but will share more about them with our supporters as we are able.

Uganda Team

Uganda-Team
Simon | Uganda Team | Morning Star Foundation Staff | Meet The Team | Morning Star Foundation

Simon

Moreen | Uganda Team | Morning Star Foundation Staff | Meet The Team | Morning Star Foundation

Moreen

Samalie | Uganda Team | Morning Star Foundation Staff | Meet The Team | Morning Star Foundation

Samalie

Our Uganda office is run by three skilled locals: Simon, Moreen, and Samalie. Simon is our Program Manager, who ensures that everything is running smoothly day in and day out at the office and in the field with the families we work with. Moreen is our Social Worker who connects with our families and walks alongside them from the time they first reach out to Morning Star, all the way through following up with them and connecting them to local resources after they have returned home from surgery. Samlie is our Pediatric Cardiac ICU Nurse who also walks the road of CHD with our families and travels to India with them when the time comes for their child’s operation. These three individuals operate Morning Star Foundation Uganda with passion, empathy, and sacrifice. We are so grateful they are a part of our team!

Jordan-team

Jordan Team

In Jordan we have a unique partnership with Global Hope Network International (GHNI). GHNI is a humanitarian aid organization working with refugee families in the Middle East. While doing their work to bring relief to the refugee population in Jordan, they find families whose children are in need of heart surgeries and connect us with them. We deeply value our partnership with GHNI and could not do our work in Jordan without them!

Confidentiality

Please note that due to confidentiality and the sensitivity of the work we do, not all of our team members are listed here.