CongoVoice is headed solely by volunteers with the specific mission of directly helping the Congolese. All administrative costs are given by the CongoVoice leadership so THE ENTIRE AMOUNT OF YOUR DONATION goes directly to help the children, students and entrepreneurs in Gemena, DRC.

CongoVoice is a donor sponsored non profit 501 C 3 charitable organization.  Your donations are tax deductible and may be disclosed to the IRS.  CongoVoice has been incorporated and is operated as a public charity. It has received official IRS recognition of its tax exempt status. CongoVoice federal ID number is 45-5281709.  CongoVoice is audited annually by an independent committee to assure integrity across the organization – in American and in the Congo. Your donation is processed through Google Wallet at no cost – as part of Googles role in supporting non profit organizations.

If you prefer to make a donation by check or any other form, or have questions about your donation, please contact us at helpcongovoice@gmail.com for additional information.

The 501C3 # for donors who need tax exemption assurance for their donation: 45 - 5281709

Co-founder & President of UPU: Mossai Sanguma  World Vision Director in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Former president of CEUM  Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo    Mossai@CongoVoice.org

Co-founder & President of UPU: Mossai Sanguma 

World Vision Director in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Former president of CEUM 

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo   

Mossai@CongoVoice.org

Mossai T. Sanguma, husband of Sabuli & CongoVoice co-founder and Board Member, was born and raised in the DR Congo. Mossai launched “Higher Education for Advanced Leadership Skills” (HEALS) for (Francophone) Africa to equip young leaders in helping the nations to overcome challenges of poverty, economic crisis, social upheaval, and ethnic tensions and divisions. Mossai is the founder and President of the Ubangi Protestant University (UPU) in Gemena.  He has served two terms as the President of the Covenant Evangelical Church in the Congo (CEUM) that serves over 200,000 Congolese.  He was on the founding team of World Vision in Gemena to provide safe water wells, schools, and economic development through donations to the Congo Kids program.  Mossai received his M.A. in Theological Studies at North Park Theological Seminary in Illinois and his PhD studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in California.  

Co-Founders: Mike Seashols & Suzanne Seashols San Francisco Bay Area, CA Mike@CongoVoice.org Suzanne@Seashols.com

Co-Founders: Mike Seashols & Suzanne Seashols

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Mike@CongoVoice.org Suzanne@Seashols.com

Mike Seashols, co-founder and CongoVoice Chairman, has been a Silicon Valley entrepreneur for the past 4 decades.  Mike has participated in forming or growing over 20 companies in his business career – including Oracle, Versant, Documentum, Ingres, NetBase, and G5.  Mike first visited the Congo in 2011 to teach entrepreneurial principles at UPU to assist in the launch of micro financed businesses by the graduating students.  Through Mossai’s vision, Mike with his wife, Suzanne & Mossai and his wife, Sabuli launched CongoVoice as a non-profit NGO in America and the Congo.  Mike holds a Mathematics degree from Manchester College. 

Children's Center Director: Sabuli Sanguma  Gemena, Democratic Republic of the Congo Sabulitofio@yahoo.com

Children's Center Director: Sabuli Sanguma 

Gemena, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sabulitofio@yahoo.com

Sabuli Sanguma, wife of Mossai & Founder/ Director of the Sabuli Children's Center that provides housing, medical care, nutrition, clothing, and education for over 80 children who have no family or adults in their lives. Sabuli was born and raised in the DR Congo.  Sabuli returned to Gemena after the war in the 1990’s to launch a local widows support network.  Abandoned children soon came to Sabuli hungry asking for her to help them. With her own 5 children being cared for in America because of the ravages of war, she began to support the local abandoned children as if they were her own.  On her own property she parceled out farmland for the children to harvest their own crops to help feed them and teach them agricultural skills.  The Sabuli Children's Center was constructed over the past few years to house the expanding need of the local abandoned children.

 

Communications Director: Katelyn Hummel Sacramento, CA Katelyn@CongoVoice.org

Communications Director: Katelyn Hummel

Sacramento, CA

Katelyn@CongoVoice.org

Katelyn Hummel, CongoVoice Communications Director, works in the customer service industry while volunteering in the non-profit sector. Her passion to assist children and their families in the poorest world regions with micro finance efforts has propelled her to coordinate activities and deliver promotional services to a number of NGOs including World Vision in serving different African countries, such as Nigeria, Zambia and the Congo.  Katelyn graduated from Grove City College in Pennsylvania with a history degree and a minor in business. 

Finance Director: Helen Roman San Francisco Bay Area, CA   HChen98@hotmail.com

Finance Director: Helen Roman

San Francisco Bay Area, CA  

HChen98@hotmail.com

Helen Roman, CongoVoice Finance Director, is currently an accountant at JH Partners with prior finance experience at DCM Ventures and Crimson Capital, and as an auditor of KPMG. Helen is a CPA with an MS graduate degree in Accounting from Northeastern University degree, an Accounting and Finance degree from the London School of Economics, and a BS degree in Political Science from Wellesley College.

Board Member: Gary Gaddini Lead Pastor, Peninsula Covenant Church San Francisco Bay Area Nonprofit Organization Management GaryG@wearepcc.com

Board Member: Gary Gaddini

Lead Pastor, Peninsula Covenant Church

San Francisco Bay Area

Nonprofit Organization Management

GaryG@wearepcc.com

Gary Gaddini, CongoVoice Board Member, has been on the pastoral staff of Peninsula Covenant Church in Redwood City, California since 1997, serving as its lead pastor of since 2003. Gary fell in love with the DRC with his first trip there in 2008. He plans annual trips to serve in a wide array of community development endeavors. In 2012, Gary and his wife, Anne, adopted their fifth daughter, Joelle, from the Congo. Gary earned his master of divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.  

Board Member: Brad Ciraulo Engineering Manager at LinkedIn San Francisco Bay Area, CA Brad@CongoVoice.org

Board Member: Brad Ciraulo

Engineering Manager at LinkedIn

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Brad@CongoVoice.org

Brad Ciraulo, CongoVoice Board Member, is a Software Engineering Manager and Technical Leader at LinkedIn with prior experience with Yahoo, Sun, and IBM. Brad has visited the Congo with a focus on assessing opportunities for successful, cross-cultural orphan care partnerships in the region through the Sabuli's Children’s Center.  Brad graduated with a Computer Science Degree from California Polytechnic State University.

Board Member: Renee Commerford  Medical Science Director at Genentech  San Francisco Bay Area, CA Renee.Commerford@gmail.com

Board Member: Renee Commerford 

Medical Science Director at Genentech 

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Renee.Commerford@gmail.com

Renee Commerford, CongoVoice Board Member, is a research scientist at Genentech in South San Francisco, CA.   She currently is the Study Lead for a number of studies that will further inform the US medical community about how to treat stroke patients.   Renee has been a Visiting Professor at Ubangi Protestant University (UPU) in the Congo and has a passion to improve the nutrition in the diet of the Congolese people. Renee has a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry.

Board Member: Doug Morton  Executive Director at Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.  San Francisco Bay Area DouglasMorton1@gmail.com

Board Member: Doug Morton 

Executive Director at Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. 

San Francisco Bay Area

DouglasMorton1@gmail.com

Doug Morton, CongoVoice Board Member, has served as an executive at Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. – one of Silicon’s Valley’s leading Insurance brokers - for the past 40 years.  Doug has made multiple trips to the Congo to assess and serve in various projects with a passion to help create a sustainable economy though economic development. Doug also serves on the board of Paul Carlson Partners that serves the medical needs of the Congo through 5 hospitals and 90 clinics.  Doug graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Business Administration. 

Board Member: Kathryn Badalich Information Designer  San Francisco Bay Area Kathrynb@comcast.net

Board Member: Kathryn Badalich

Information Designer 

San Francisco Bay Area

Kathrynb@comcast.net

Kathryn Badalich, CongoVoice Board Member, is an information designer. She has served as a vice president at Siegel +Gale, a global communications firm, where she was a founding member of the Simplified Communications Group. Kathryn is also a conflict conciliator/mediator for individuals and groups. She received her training from Peacemaker Ministries and UC Berkeley. She continues to direct workshops on peacemaking. 

Kathryn holds a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, an MBA from St. Mary's College of CA and is a candidate for certification as a conciliator from the ICC of Peacemaker Ministries. She is the champion for Sabuli's Children and both Sabuli and Mossai Sanguma's Congolese efforts in the San Francisco Bay area community. 

Board Member: Paul DeNeui Professor at North Park University in Chicago  Chicago, IL PDeneui@Northpark.edu

Board Member: Paul DeNeui

Professor at North Park University in Chicago 

Chicago, IL

PDeneui@Northpark.edu

Paul de Neui, CongoVoice Board Member, is the lead professor of Missiology and Intercultural studies at North Park Theological Seminary (NPTS) in Chicago.

Paul has made numerous trips to the Congo to teach and assess the needs of the UPU.  Today NPTS in Chicago and UPU in the Congo are sister schools. Paul arranges student exchange programs between the universities that has enriched the lives of hundreds of students from both the Congo and America.

Board Member: Daniela Pedley  Director at Barclays San Francisco Bay Area, CA Daniela.Pedley@Barclays.com

Board Member: Daniela Pedley 

Director at Barclays

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Daniela.Pedley@Barclays.com

Daniela Pedley, CongoVoice Board Member, is a wealth management professional for high net worth individuals and Charities - currently works at Barclays with prior experience as a SVP at Lehman and VP at JP Morgan.  Daniela has a passion for the Congolese people and enjoys being our translator when Congolese visit America.  Daniela was born and raised in London, England. She has her degree from University of Durham. 

The 501C3 # for donors who need tax exemption assurance for their donation: 45 - 5281709