Our Team

Help One Now’s global staff carries out the vision of the local leaders. Through fundraising, projects, story-telling, and impact reporting, we are dedicated to supporting these leaders and the incredible work they do.

Our Team

Help One Now’s global staff carries out the vision of the local leaders. Through fundraising, projects, story-telling, and impact reporting, we are dedicated to supporting these leaders and the incredible work they do.

Leadership

Aschalew Abebe, Ph.D.

Aschalew Abebe, Ph.D.

International Operations Director

Chris Marlow

Chris Marlow

Founder/CEO

Edward Magumba

Edward Magumba

Uganda Local Leader

Eyerusalem Haile

Eyerusalem Haile

Global Empowerment Director

Jean Alix Paul

Jean Alix Paul

Haiti Local Leader, Together for Haiti

Jean St. Cyr

Jean St. Cyr

Haiti Local Leader, ACLAPROTECH

John Chinyowa

John Chinyowa

Zimbabwe Local Leader

Julie & Nigel Miguel

Julie & Nigel Miguel

Belize Local Leaders

Lamar Stockton

Lamar Stockton

COO/Director of Development

Mercedes & Willie Malpartida

Mercedes & Willie Malpartida

Peru Local Leaders

Ray Misomali

Ray Misomali

Malawi Local Leader

Rod Davis

Rod Davis

Dominican Republic Local Leader

Wondimu Begashaw

Wondimu Begashaw

Ethiopia Local Leader

Staff

Ashley Aucker

Ashley Aucker

Regional Advocate

Bailey Marlow

Bailey Marlow

International Operations Coordinator

Brennon Bloemendaal

Brennon Bloemendaal

International Field Manager

Brunache Wilberge

Brunache Wilberge

Haiti Empowerment Manager

Debebe Regassa

Debebe Regassa

Debre Zeit Empowerment Manager

Deneke Daricho

Deneke Daricho

Sodo Empowerment Manager

Doreen Lubwama

Doreen Lubwama

Uganda Operations Manager

Flavia Kagoya

Flavia Kagoya

Uganda Empowerment Manager

Hannah Wallaker

Hannah Wallaker

Project Manager

Jhon Mondesir

Jhon Mondesir

Haiti Operations Manager

Leah Martin

Leah Martin

Regional Advocate

Necole Marlow

Necole Marlow

Co-Founder

Rosena Joseph

Rosena Joseph

Ferrier Village Manager

Satomi Munetsi

Satomi Munetsi

Zimbabwe Project Coordinator

Tatenda Chinyowa

Tatenda Chinyowa

Zimbabwe Empowerment Manager

Viviana Ampuero

Viviana Ampuero

Peru Operations Manager

Ydekel Capellan

Ydekel Capellan

Dominican Republic Empowerment Manager

Zale Nyirenda

Zale Nyirenda

Malawi Empowerment Manager

Yeudy Dandrades

Yeudy Dandrades

Neyba Operations Manager

Zembalachew Kifetew

Zembalachew Kifetew

Gunchire Empowerment Manager

Help One Now Board

Chris Marlow

Chris Marlow

Founder/CEO

Chris Marlow is the founder and CEO of Help One Now. In 2007, Chris visited Zimbabwe and was compelled to start Help One Now and dedicate his life to seeking justice by empowering leaders and organizing a wide table of people to do good together. Chris is a skilled team builder, author, and speaker and has built a movement around the ideas of supporting local leaders and empowering families through entrepreneurship and education. Chris currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife Necole, youngest daughter Mackenzie, their German Shepherd Skye, and cat Cleo.

Andy Hooper

Andy Hooper

Board Chair

Andy Hooper is the CEO, Board Member, and Founding Partner of Hart House. Hart House is a plant-based quick-service restaurant chain started by Kevin Hart in Los Angeles, CA. Andy joined the mission of Hart House in May of 2022 because of his knowledge and experience in leading and cultivating multiple restaurants and fast food chains around the world. 

Andy holds a BBA in Marketing and Human Resources from the University of Miami Herbert Business School and a bachelor’s degree in International Business from The American University of Paris. Some of his many skills and talents include Succession Planning, Talent Management, Franchising, Personal Management, Recruiting, Team Building, Operations Management, Human Resources, and many more.

Michael Eady

Michael Eady

Board Member

Michael Eady is a co-founder and serves as President of Knight Eady. He leads all teams in conceptualizing, filtering, and forming innovative business ideas to service clients through events, strategy, and creativity. He works to ensure Knight Eady is always thinking ahead into the future by challenging the Knight Eady team to redefine how they curate remarkable creative campaigns and brand experiences. Michael has over nine years of experience in the advertising, sports, and entertainment industries. He is an active member of the board of the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (HICA) and the Homewood City Schools Foundation. While not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, coaching youth sports, playing golf, and traveling with his family.

Kayla Glasgow

Kayla Glasgow

Board Member

Kayla Glasgow is a finance leader with nearly 20 years of experience, spanning the consumer products, entertainment & media, and technology industries.  Kayla’s primary expertise lies in the financial planning & analysis function, focused on budgeting, forecasting, variance analysis, and analytics to support decision-making at public, multi-national organizations. She has held prior roles supporting finance systems & governance, internal audit, corporate strategy, and procurement throughout her career.

Kayla holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Accounting from Texas A&M University, College Station, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Texas, Austin.  She has been a part of the Help One Now community in both formal and informal capacities since the organization’s founding in 2007.

Dr. Melanie Walker

Dr. Melanie Walker

Board Member

Dr. Melanie Walker was born in Anaheim, California, and moved to Raleigh during her high school years. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with degrees in Psychology, Public Health and Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. She and her husband, Franklin, moved back to Raleigh in 2000. Before joining Pediatric Partners in 2008, she practiced at Raleigh Children and Adolescents Medicine for seven years.

Dr. Walker holds a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Maternal and Child Health from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from UNC Chapel Hill. She has served on multiple Committees and Chairs, including Rex Medical Staff, Rex Pediatrics, and Church on Morgan.

Amanda Whitmire

Amanda Whitmire

Board Member

Amanda Whitmire is a seasoned finance executive with a 20-plus-year track record of innovative leadership in both the public and not-for-profit sectors. Her extensive experience leading diverse teams in complex, global, and multi-site enterprises has solidified her reputation as a valued partner in advancing the vision of an organization. Currently, Amanda serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President at MAP International. Prior to that, she held the role of vice president of finance and controller at the Forbes top 15 not-for-profit, Compassion International. Before moving into the not-for-profit sector, she served in corporate accounting and reporting at Whole Foods Market, Inc., and in audit at the multifaceted consulting and services firm, Ernst & Young.

Amanda holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Finance from Baylor University and a Master’s in Accountancy from the University of Virginia. Her expertise spans a wide spectrum of technical and operational knowledge, including organizational leadership, strategy development, financial governance and controls, process optimization, external financial reporting, regulatory compliance, risk management, systems implementations, fund/cash flow management, financial planning, and policy management.

Help One Now

PO Box 26716
Raleigh, NC 27611
Phone: (919) 230-6259

501(c)(3) (2009, U.S.)
EIN: 26-3618295