Our Board Members
Richard Johnson, Secretary
Rick Johnson and his family first meet Beatrice at Gospelife Church about twenty years ago. Together they started a care package for the widows and orphans back in Beatrice's home town of Kwoi. From this humble beginning grew the Gweimen Centre, an oasis of hope and empowerment for those same widows and orphans.
Rachel Vanderhill has been on the US board of the Gweimen Centre since 2012. She is an Associate Professor of International Affairs and Chair of the Department of Government and International Affairs at Wofford College in South Carolina.
Joanna Dhanabalan is the Communications Consultant for Gweimen. An Indian Christian, she has a Masters in Humanitarian and Disaster Leadership. She has served cross culturally in East Africa, Southeast Asia, India and is committed to sustainable outcomes for communities.
Leah has a Master's in Public Health from Florida International University and has been a board member since September 2022. Her goal is to enhance the practical impact of the Gweimen Centre in Nigeria.