World Children’s Project’s Board of Directors

Jill King (President)

  • An executive accounts manager at Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta, Georgia, Ms. King is passionate about disseminating the ideals of World Children’s Project around the globe. Having sent her children to World Children’s Project partner organization La Paz Community School for two years, she is an active contributor to the cause as she leads the evolutionary process of World Children’s Project to engage a wider population of youth around the world.

Kevin Ness (Treasurer)

  • Ms. Ness joined World Children’s Project in 2008 as the head of the Oregon based office in Eugene. She has worked diligently on a volunteer basis to ensure that all funds contributed to WCP are allocated correctly with essentially 0% overhead costs. World Children’s Project is extremely appreciative of Ms. Ness’s tireless devotion to the cause.

Brian Crites (Secretary)

  • Having worked with World Children’s Project as an active board member for six years of its seven-year history, Mr. Crites understand the profound impact that the organization has seen in the youth involved in partner organizations. Mr. Crites is a staunch advocate of the sustainable growth of World Children’s Project such that in the future it may continue to effectively support the involvement of future potential partners.

Teg Grenager (Co-chair Friends of La Paz Endowment Fund)

  • Teg is an entrepreneur, software product manager, and former software engineer who most recently co-founded and led product at Adap.tv.  Adap.tv built the world’s first and largest marketplace and platform for online video advertising and was acquired by AOL in 2013.  Prior to Adap.tv, Teg was a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University, researching machine learning and computational linguistics.  Teg naturally bridges the domains of technology and human needs, constantly deepening his understanding of each to develop insights, strategies, and product designs that create both business and social value.

Heather Hughes (Co-chair Friends of La Paz Endowment Fund)

  • Heather joined World Children’s Project in 2015.  Heather’s career as a teacher, education researcher and non-profit founder and administrator focused on building educational pathways and opportunities for underrepresented populations.   Supporting and contributing to World Children’s Project aligns with this mission.  When her three children attended partner school La Paz, Heather learned first-hand the depth of commitment of the founders as well as the efficacy of the school model in building community across cultures, socio-economic strata and linguistic divides.

World Children’s Project’s Staff

Fionna Fallon (Development Director)

  • Fionna joined World Children’s Project in February of 2018.  Fionna has worked with nonprofits for almost a decade serving in various capacities ranging from direct services to administrative roles involving fundraising, grant writing, and grant management. Her nonprofit career has led her to work globally with children and families in a refugee camp in Kenya to engaging schools and communities in environmental education in rural Tanzania. Fionna experienced first-hand through both her work and personal life the incredible benefits of bridging socially-constructed divisions through cross-cultural, cross-socioeconomic, and multilingual education. Her work will help expand World Children’s Projects efforts and reach globally.