Our Board

Chris Marlow


In 2007, Chris met a starving young orphan living in an abandoned gas station in Zimbabwe. That encounter compelled him to start Help One Now and dedicate his life to seeking justice by empowering leaders and organizing tribes to launch global movements that do good. He currently lives in downtown Raleigh with his wife, two daughters and his German Shepherd pup.

Website: http://chrismarlow.me


Mike Rusch

Board Chairman

Mike is a husband, father, and the CEO & Chief Catalyst at Pure Charity. He helped launch the Cobblestone Project, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Kidmia Foundation, Help One Now and Downtown Bentonville, Inc.

Website: http://www.mikerusch.org


Jason Standridge

Board Member

Jason is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Chiba Lotte Marines of Nippon Professional Baseball. He has also pitched in Major League Baseball for the Tampa Bay Rays. He was deeply impacted by his trip to Haiti with Help One Now last year, and gives his spare time to end extreme poverty.


Korie Robertson

Board Member

Korie Robertson is best known as a star of A&E’s hit television show Duck Dynasty, but she is also a New York Times bestselling author and oversees the Robertson family’s licensing opportunities. Korie has joined us on #LoveHope trips to Ethiopia and Haiti.


Seth Haines

Board Member

I am a working stiff who is lucky enough to call the Ozark Mountains home. I am blessed to be the husband of Amber Haines and the father of four boys. I enjoy good sentences, good music, good food, and good fly fishing. I pen my notions regarding faith, creativity, marriage, culture, and whatever else strikes me as word-worthy. I hope you’ll follow along.


Blaine Boyer

Board Member

Blaine is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He played in Major League Baseball for the Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Mets, Minnesota Twins and San Diego Padres. He also played in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Hanshin Tigers. He was deeply impacted by his trip to Haiti with Help One Now, has a heart for the orphan and uses his business savvy to advise on the next steps for us.


Sarah Bessey

Board Member

Sarah Bessey lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada with her husband and their three tinies. She is the author of the critically-acclaimed book, “Jesus Feminist”, an award-winning blogger and a passionate advocate for global women’s justice issues. She is an editor at A Deeper Story and a contributor at SheLoves Magazine. The rare artist who loves spreadsheets and clear objectives, Sarah comes to us with more than ten years of experience in financial services marketing and non-profit strategic development, fundraising, and partner communication. She graduated from Oral Roberts University with a degree in Mass Media Communications.


Josh Williams

Board Member

A startup and internet veteran with over a dozen years experience as Designer in a Leading Role, Josh is an expert at visual, brand, product and user experience design. His vision and leadership have launched some of the web’s most innovative, addictive and loved consumer products. Unconventionally trained, Josh apprenticed as a graphic designer during high school at a time when Photoshop didn’t have Layers and was installed via eight floppy disks. He put in his 10,000 hours long before he turned 18 and began his professional career. Product Manager; Pages, Location & Events at Facebook San Francisco, California


David Simpson

Board Member

David and his wife Amie fell in love with the Ethiopian culture during a 2011 trip to Ethiopia with friend Scott Brown. God put it on the Simpson’s hearts to obey James 1:27 and do their part to help take care of orphans. David served as Kidmia’s U.S. Executive Director from 2011 to 2015, and he currently serves as Chairman of the Board, and is overseeing the transition under Help One Now. David and Amie have three biological children and an adopted son from Ethiopia.

Maass Family Portrait by Meyer Photography

Dr. Adam Maass

Board Member

I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Stephanie, for 23 years. We have five girls. I was born in raised in LA, but now love it here in the South. I am a follower of Jesus, humbly saved only by His grace. I am privileged to be able to work as a physician here in the US and all over the world.