Dion & Petra Quinn
began his working life in 1980 at CWCI, a supplier to heating, ventilation and air conditioning contractors. He decided to build his own business in the industry and started MSI HVAC in 1986, operating out of a garage in Anaheim, California. Today, under the name AC Pro, the company has nine locations in California and Nevada. AC Pro has a strong history of supporting various charitable organizations. After visiting a number of orphanages that he’d personally supported, Dion discovered that many of them lacked accountability and efficiency, and the children were suffering the consequences. He and Petra founded God’s Kids in 2002 in response to the needs of orphans worldwide. His vision was to create an organization that would provide accountability for financial support, and to enable orphanages to better care for the children they serve.
Many Thanks to Our Past Board Members
Mr. Ben Rasberry
has forty years of business and leadership experience with major emphasis in sales and marketing and strategic general management. Educational credits include a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, an MBA, and graduate status from executive programs at MIT and Harvard. He has broad experience across a variety of industries, including: transportation, telecommunications, non-profit, health, and education. He is also a Fellow of the Greater Chicago Program.
Mr. George Tillery
is a businessman with various interests such as boating, paragliding, and serving in his church. He is the Founder and Board Chair of A-Z Bus Sales, Inc. His received his BBA from Eastern New Mexico University, and sits as Member or Advisor on several for-profit and non-profit Boards. His passion and focus are helping the children of both his own community and the world. He serves at Saddleback Church in the Children’s Ministry, participates in SUMMIT (a Christian Alliance for Orphans) and serves on the board of God’s Kids. He believes success is being able to give basic necessities, education and a Christian foundation to a child.
Mr. Hayne Baucom
is Chairman of the Board at God’s Kids, board member of Donorware Foundation, and on the Board of Elders at Trinity Church. While at Atomics International, Hayne worked on the physics design of a small, high-technology, nuclear reactor for space applications. At World Vision, Hayne designed and programmed World Vision’s first computer system. At Triversal, Hayne managed their larger data processing center in San Bernardino, and a smaller one in Chicago, and was liaison with their largest client, Campus Crusade for Christ. Hayne founded Donor Automation, designed all its fund-raising, subscription and financial products. He sold the company to Donorware and became a partner in and a consultant to Donorware for the next five years.
Mrs. Nancy Tichy
and her husband, Frank, spent 21 years in Liberia and Sierra Leone, West Africa, raising a family of four while involved in student ministry. Now, retired only from classroom teaching, Nancy continues to advocate for children worldwide, serving with KidZ At Heart International (Mesa, AZ). She teaches seminars, publishes articles, and networks with dozens of fellow professionals who share her passion for the strategic role of the Christian family in advancing God’s global Kingdom. She continues to focus on the special needs of children in war torn Liberia, helping God’s Kids to find ways to put in place programs that will give orphans sound development intellectually, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Nancy works out of a missions resource library/office in Homeland, CA. Her watchword: A global focus on children and families that enables Christians everywhere to tell the next generation of God’s mighty acts. Psalm 145:4
Dr. Ruth May Siegrist
is retired Associate Professor of Education at California State University, Fullerton, where she taught for 23 years. Since retirement Ruth remains active at CSU Fullerton. She serves on the College of Education’s Leadership Council and has served as a board member on the Community Learning and Literacy Center, an outreach program offering tutorial and other educational services to Orange County children and their families. She is active in the Alumni association and donates an annual scholarship in memory of her parents, Lorenz & Ruth Graham. A resident of Huntington Beach, California, Dr. Siegrist is an active member of the Presbyterian Church. She is past moderator of the Missions Outreach Team that sponsors short and long term mission trips as well as local and international hunger & shelter programs. She has gone on mission trips to Mexico, Liberia and post-earthquake Haiti. Dr. Siegrist is a board member of the Friends of the Huntington Beach Children’s Library and secretary of the Board at God’s Kids.
Ms. Victoria Burnett
has a mission: to “encourage, inspire, and instill hope, as well as nurture within my audiences a hunger to tell their own stories and sing their own songs so they can make a difference in the world.” Through her upbringing, Victoria realized that music and story were equally powerful tools of communication. She blends her skills as a teacher, librarian, singer, and performer to become what she calls a “StoryMusicologist.” While honing these gifts, Victoria earned a bachelor of arts in voice and a bachelor of science in education from the University of Maryland, College Park. Additionally, she has a Masters of Education degree with a specialty in “Integrating the Arts Across the Curriculum” from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.