Dr. David Hungerford - Board Chairman
Throughout their lives, David & his wife Heide Hungerford have partnered to create opportunities and advancements around the globe in the field of orthopedics. With over 38 years in service, Johns Hopkins Orthopedic Surgery and The Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore have owed their success and reputation in total joint surgery, in large part, to David, who is considered one of the foremost hip and joint specialists in the world. In honor of his work, Good Samaritan Hospital established The David S. Hungerford, M.D., Chair in Orthopedic Surgery in 2000.
David Hungerford is also long recognized for his contributions to philanthropic medical organizations and causes worldwide. For 12 years (1996 – 2008) David was Chairman of the Board of Medical Assistance Programs (MAP), a program that promotes the total health of people living in developing countries.
Both David and Heide are co-chairs of CURE International’s Partners Association, an organization that establishes teaching hospitals in developing countries to serve the needs of the disabled. Though retired, David still participates in programs around the world to perform surgery in mission hospitals.
David was awarded the 2013 Humanitarian Award from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in March of 2013. His philanthropic efforts are celebrated in this short video, which also includes his acceptance speech.
In 2009, David and Heide started a new organization dedicated to efforts to promote reconciliation between Muslims and Christians, A Common Path Alliance (CPA) - now merged with Bridges/Trac5. This is an ongoing effort to which they are currently dedicating their lives and their treasure. Due to complementary missions, David began serving Bridges to Common Ground in 2013.
Doug Fike - Director
Mark Siljander’s public service included three terms as a Member of the United States Congress, where he served on the International Relations, Middle East Subcommittee and was Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee. He was later appointed by President Reagan as a US Ambassador (Alt. Delegate) to the United Nations in New York, where he served as a member of the Middle East and Africa Strategy Group of permanent representatives.
Doug Fike is Executive Director of Growth Dynamics International (GDI), which serves leaders and organizations in the non-profit, business, government, education and arts sectors. As an executive coach he specializes in personal and organizational development and major-phase transitions. He has resourced executives and organizations in dozens of countries on five continents.
Doug is passionate about helping leaders run the race with excellence, bear lasting fruit, and finish well. Toward that end he spearheads the LifeLong Learning Community, an innovative, multi-discipline virtual community linking leaders on a journey of personal growth and transformation. Doug is a founding partner of New Africa Initiative as well as Transformational Leadership Coaching. He has a masters degree in Organizational Leadership.
Doug and his wife, Charlene have launched half a dozen successful businesses in sales & marketing, real estate, and the hospitality industry. The Fikes travel widely, challenging followers of Jesus to discover their unique design and live creative lives radically abandoned to God’s purposes.
Doug is a proactive husband and father of two enterprising twenty-somethings. He is a popular conference speaker, a seasoned mentor, and an avid photographer.
Todd Hendricks - Director
Todd Hendricks is the CEO and owner of T.H. Properties (THP), a residential homebuilding and development company that he co-founded in 1992. THP’s rapid growth placed them on the INC 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America list three years in a row in the late 90’s.
Before starting THP, Todd completed degrees in International Business Administration and Economics at Temple’s Fox School of Business in Philadelphia. Immediately following his university studies, Todd and his wife Karen traveled to 35 countries with GBA Ships distributing educational books around the globe.
Todd has spent the majority of his time over the last 20 years advising (pro bono) non-profits and NGOs around the world. Todd has traveled to over 160 nations around the globe and travels frequently to Central Asia and the Middle East. He has spent time coaching NGO executives, speaking, and serving on non-profit boards of directors.
Todd also enjoys bringing leaders from academia, business, faith communities, and government together to work on solving intractable problems. He also spends time encouraging top business executives to get more involved in using their power to “do good!”
Todd is a futurist and inspirational speaker and also enjoys reading, politics, skiing, snorkeling and of course traveling off the beaten path. Todd and his wife of 25 years, Karen reside in Philadelphia with their twelve year-old son Austin.
Frank Kaufmann - Director
Dr. Frank Kaufmann is founder and president of Filial Projects, founder and director of the Values in Knowledge Foundation, director of the Inter-Religious Federation for World Peace (IRFWP), editor-in-chief of Dialogue and Alliance, and editor-in-chief of The New World Encyclopedia.
He has worked in more than 65 countries, including in conflict-ridden and violent environments, and engaged 500 international scholars for New World Encyclopedia. Frank was nominated for the Guru Nanak Interfaith Award, along with other nominees including the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu.
Safi Kaskas - Director
Translator of The Qur’an. *See our bookstore. He is a regular writer and speaker to diverse audiences around the theme of reconciliation. He is a peace advocate participating in various forums and conferences to explain the dangers involved in a perpetuated conflict in the Middle East and the benefits of peace.
Dr. Safi Kaskas has over 35 years of executive experience in the corporate world with emphasis on strategic management. He has led large corporations and trading companies, and has pioneered numerous successful start-ups’ consulting engagements for clients in the United States and Saudi Arabia, in the areas of trade and industry. He is the Co-Founder, Board Member and ex-President of the Board of Directors of East West University, Chicago-IL. He has invested 30 years of his life in dialogue and bridge building between followers of Abrahamic religions.
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