Our Staff

About the Loomers

The staff of Loom International is a group of diverse people from widely different backgrounds, cultures and training. From all across the world, we come together with one common goal: to see the vulnerable around the world empowered with hope and choice in every area of their lives. Each of us, with our unique set of skills and passions believe that true change can happen when we work in interdependence.

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Meet the people of Loom International!

 

Janna Moats

Executive Director

"We have hitherto heard of Christ, by the hearing of the ear; now let us see Him, let us be Him, and see what will become of that." - Miss Peabody

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Colleen Milstein

Director of Development

"Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King, I tell you." - C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

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Heather Wood

Director of People Resources and Culture

"When you do the thing you do with joy, you create a thing of beauty." - Sheree Fitch

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Lance Rawlins

Director of Field Liaison

"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." - Nelson Mandela

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Jeanette Rawlins

Marketing

"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

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Steve Kilpatrick

Development

"Our greatest fear as individuals and the church should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter." - Tim Kizziar

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Phil Bloomer

Marketing

"A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for." - William G.T. Shedd

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Kenny Snyder

Development

"To me ‘twas not the truth you taught, to you so clear to me so dim. But when you came to me, you brought a sense of Him. And from your light He beckons me, and from your lips His love is shed. Till I lose sight of you and see the Christ instead." - Beatrice Clelland

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Tricia Snyder

People Resources and Culture

"Everything is a matter of the heart - everything we think, everything we do, everything we say." - Tricia Snyder

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Yvonne Dos Santos

People Resources and Culture

"I'm a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world." - Mother Teresa

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Philippa Laird

People Resources and Culture

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed individuals can change the world, indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

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Lenneke Van Veen

Affiliate Staff / Learning Resources

"There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Kay Morales

Affiliate Staff / Learning Resources

"Let nothing glitter in your eye but Jesus." - Polycarp

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Ed Morales

Affiliate Staff / Learning Resources

"I want all my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I want to move in with them." - Phyllis Diller

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Hanna Lederer

Director of Advocacy and Engagement

"Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend." - Calvin and Hobbes

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Portia Manjengwa

Advocacy and Engagement

"The quality of mercy is not strain’d, it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath: it is twice blest; it blesseth him that gives and him that takes...it is an attribute of God himself." - William Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice

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Meet our Board:

David Boyd

Chairman of the Board

"...whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me..." - Jesus

Dahne Watson

Board Member

"I have found the greatest power in the world in the power of prayer." - Cecil B. DeMille

Colleen Milstein

Board Member

"Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King, I tell you." - C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Jill Shaddy

Board Member

"Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile." - Mother Teresa

Janna Moats

Board Member

"We have hitherto heard of Christ, by the hearing of the ear; now let us see Him, let us be Him, and see what will become of that." - Miss Peabody

Steve Kilpatrick

Board Member

"Our greatest fear as individuals and the church should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter." - Tim Kizziar

Jillian Visscher

Board Member

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - Francis of Assisi